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10 Shops to Put the Sex Appeal Back in Your Undies Drawer

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For Love and Lemons' "Bat Your Lashes" bra, coming this week to Old City's The Geisha House. Image credit: The Geisha House/Facebook

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With February 14 fast approaching, it's almost time to slip into something a little less more comfortable. These 10 stores have the expertise and inventory needed to ease the anxiety of lingerie shopping, making it easy to fork over cash for apparel intended for a very—ahem—specialized purpose. Looking for more Valentine's Day intel? We've got you covered.


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1. Anthropologie

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1801 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 568-2114
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Head to the top floor for lace- and bow-adorned lingerie from Hanky Panky, Mopo, Anne Pinkerton, and more. Pick up some sweetly-scented body lotions and candles while you're at it. [Image credit: Anthropologie]

2. Coeur

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132 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 972-0373
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Boutique owner Mona is known for her bra fitting expertise, but she also offers everything from adult toys to silk pajamas from Olivia Von Halle. [Image credit: Coeur]

3. Free People

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1625 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 561-0720
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Lacy underthings take up floor space at Free People's Walnut Street location. Accessorize with your sexiest "come hither" gaze. [Image credit: Free People]

4. Delicious Boutique & Corseterie

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212 E Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 413-0375
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A corset from this nearly twenty-year-old corseterie will set you back a pretty penny, but each waist-cinching number is handcrafted here in Philly. [Image credit: Delicious Boutique]

5. The Geisha House

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149 North 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(267) 886-8110
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Skivvies, a line of lacy underthings by LA-based brand For Love & Lemons, is one of the newest additions to Old City's The Geisha House.

6. Hope Chest

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1937 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 665-9169
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This Chestnut Street shop is a go-to for lingerie, housing everything from lingerie and bras to sleepwear and shapewear from brands like Cosabella, Eberjey, Simone Perele, Hanky Panky, Only Hearts, Chantelle, and Jenna Leigh. [Image credit: Hope Chest]

7. Macy's

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1300 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 241-9000
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You may have to fight for elbow room among like-minded shoppers, but Macy's is sure to have lingerie in the styles and prices you want. [Image credit: Macy's]

8. Passional Boutique

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317 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 829-4986
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Not for the faint of heart, Passional houses corsets and fishnets, plus latex and leather pieces. [Image credit: Passional]

9. Target

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1 Mifflin St
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 463-7311
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Zoom over to the Pennsport Target for fun and sexy lingerie at wallet-friendly prices. [Image credit: Target]

10. The Velvet Lily

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1204 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(800) 328-5459
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Recently relocated to Center City, this boutique stocks sexy bras, thongs, panties, pasties, teddies, garters, and everything in between. The shop also carries—ahem—a range of adult toys. [Image credit: Velvet Lily]

1. Anthropologie

1801 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Head to the top floor for lace- and bow-adorned lingerie from Hanky Panky, Mopo, Anne Pinkerton, and more. Pick up some sweetly-scented body lotions and candles while you're at it. [Image credit: Anthropologie]
1801 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

2. Coeur

132 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Boutique owner Mona is known for her bra fitting expertise, but she also offers everything from adult toys to silk pajamas from Olivia Von Halle. [Image credit: Coeur]
132 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

3. Free People

1625 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Lacy underthings take up floor space at Free People's Walnut Street location. Accessorize with your sexiest "come hither" gaze. [Image credit: Free People]
1625 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

4. Delicious Boutique & Corseterie

212 E Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
A corset from this nearly twenty-year-old corseterie will set you back a pretty penny, but each waist-cinching number is handcrafted here in Philly. [Image credit: Delicious Boutique]
212 E Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125

5. The Geisha House

149 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Skivvies, a line of lacy underthings by LA-based brand For Love & Lemons, is one of the newest additions to Old City's The Geisha House.
149 North 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

6. Hope Chest

1937 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
This Chestnut Street shop is a go-to for lingerie, housing everything from lingerie and bras to sleepwear and shapewear from brands like Cosabella, Eberjey, Simone Perele, Hanky Panky, Only Hearts, Chantelle, and Jenna Leigh. [Image credit: Hope Chest]
1937 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

7. Macy's

1300 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
You may have to fight for elbow room among like-minded shoppers, but Macy's is sure to have lingerie in the styles and prices you want. [Image credit: Macy's]
1300 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

8. Passional Boutique

317 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Not for the faint of heart, Passional houses corsets and fishnets, plus latex and leather pieces. [Image credit: Passional]
317 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

9. Target

1 Mifflin St, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Zoom over to the Pennsport Target for fun and sexy lingerie at wallet-friendly prices. [Image credit: Target]
1 Mifflin St
Philadelphia, PA 19148

10. The Velvet Lily

1204 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Recently relocated to Center City, this boutique stocks sexy bras, thongs, panties, pasties, teddies, garters, and everything in between. The shop also carries—ahem—a range of adult toys. [Image credit: Velvet Lily]
1204 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107