EXPLORE MONTREAL LINGERIE

10 January 2019

Collange Lingerie

Get to know Collange Lingerie – Owned by Solange Cohen & Bopha Penn

How long have you been in business?

Collange has been operating for 4 years now.  

What are some of your favorite memories at CURVE?

We love the warm welcome we always receive from the team. They always make us feel special and well prepared for the show.

What is your favorite part about being in the industry?

We love working in a pleasant environment and find the work very rewarding. Sometimes customers come in with insecurities or doubts, but  watching them leave the store feeling happier and more self-assured makes the job worthwhile. Nurturing these relationships and becoming friends with our customers is not only part of the job, but a lifestyle that we love. Bopha also enjoys the travel perks, as visiting markets gives her an opportunity to break out of her 9-5 routine. 

Peep inside to Collange Lingerie, click here.

 

Courval Fine Lingerie

Get to know Courval Fine Lingerie – Owned by Vanessa Brott & Victoria Connolly

How long have you been in business?

We just celebrated 100 years. The store was originally owned by the Courval family. Vanessa worked for the original owners for 9 years before purchasing the business with Victoria in early 2010. 

What are some of your bestsellers?

Empreinte, Prima Donna, Marie Jo, & Natori.

What are some of your favorite memories at CURVE?

We were inspired to create a well-being section in our store after attending an event at CURVE hosted by Lelo. The presentation was about the importance of sexual well-being, women’s comfort, and being okay with sensuality and sexuality as a means of empowerment. Our business card was drawn in the raffle and we won a pair of stainless steel Luna beads. The presentation inspired our well-being section of the store, and the beads are still on display to remind us that wellness is essential.

What is your favorite part about being in the industry?

We love helping women feel comfortable and confident in  their skin. Vanessa has struggled with body image issues throughout her life, so it is especially rewarding to be able to boost a customer’s confidence and create a lasting relationship. 

Discover Lingerie Courval, click here.

 

Lingerie Debra

Get to know Lingerie Debra – Owned by Debbie Donelle

How long have you been in business?

Our original location has been open for 6 years, and our Monkland Village location opened a year and a half ago. 

What are some of your favorite memories at CURVE?

My first time attending CURVE was surreal. Coming from an accounting background, I was used to attending conferences that were primarily comprised of middle-aged, white, French-speaking males. But when I attended CURVE, I was in an environment with other powerful women and surrounded by countless beautiful collections. It was an experience I’ll never forget. 

What is your favorite part about being in the industry?

I love helping women feel better about their bodies — It’s why we do what we do!

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