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Best Underwear

  • Aerie by American Eagle

    1551 Broadway, at 46th St., third fl.; 212-205-7260

    Journelle is the shop for sweet bridal shower nighties, Coco de Mer is the place for kinky getups, and Agent Provocateur and Kiki de Montparnasse are the sources of red-hot sexy. But for flattering, well-priced everyday lingerie, American Eagle’s Aerie is affordable and reliable. Located inside the teen retailer’s megastore on the northern edge of Times Square, Aerie is lined with bras, panties, and camis in splashy shades and prints but also stocks vintage-inspired styles, plus plenty of basic black and nude for the less adventurous. There are push-up and padded bras (from $24.50), delicate lace-trimmed cotton bralettes and boy shorts ($12.50; three for $25), and versatile convertible bras with detachable straps for cutout dresses and spaghetti-strap tanks come spring (from $34.50).

From the 2010 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine