EXPLORE TORONTO LINGERIE PT. I

23 October 2018

Kristopher Kaye, CURVE's Promotion and Communications Manager went on the road to visit some of Toronto's top lingerie retailers. He toured their stores and spoke with them on everything lingerie. Below are 3 of the retailers, he met with. This week, we feature Beestung Lingerie, Creme de la Creme, and Gigi's House of Frills. Each week we will be releasing new stores so stay tuned!

Beestung Lingerie

Get to know Beestung Lingerie – Owned by Aimee Finlay and Managed by Carinna Domen

How long have you been in business?

Now in 13th year, Beestung Lingerie has been in business in the same location since 2006

What are some of your bestsellers?

Hanky Panky when they first opened especially. Generally, Chantelle, Eberjey, Hanro. Simone Perele and Lusome, which we just brought in are all preforming very well. 

What are some of your favorite memories at CURVE?

Love the emerging designers section, and having the opportunity to see what’s new. Also meeting other boutique owners who are new to the industry, and being able to share knowledge and exchange information. Lastly, meeting the US sales team and brand owners/designers, as we are often dealing with the Canadian reps, who are amazing, but it is really great to be able to meet some of the amazing people behind the brands.

What is your favorite part about being in the industry?

Love working with an amazing team of women, interacting with people who are happy and thankful when shopping for lingerie and meeting other boutique owners and sharing information. 

Peep inside to Beestung Lingerie, click here.

 

 

Creme de la Creme

Get to know Creme de la Creme – Owned by Alissa Sarit

How long have you been in business?

12 years in the same location. 

What are some of your bestsellers?

Chantelle, Simone Perele, Fantasie and Roidal.

What are some of your favorite memories at CURVE?

Attending CURVE since the beginning and seeing the event grow from a smaller venue. Also, the open invitation to the post-show parties and networking with other retailers and brand owners. 

 

What is your favorite part about being in the industry?

From a business standpoint, I love the fashion, color and dressing up. I love looking at beautiful things and touching amazing fabrics and I am very comfortable being immersed in such an environment. On a personal level, I enjoy understanding the needs of my target customers (35+ women) and being able to share feedback and deliver personalized service to help customers feel personally satisfied and keep them coming back. 

Discover Creme de la Creme, click here.

 

 

Gigi’s House of Frills

Get to know Gigi’s House of Frills – Owned by Julia Castorina

How long have you been in business?

3 years, recently moved to a new location. 

What are some of your bestsellers?

Inspiration Vintage – a handmade local designer. 

What are some of your favorite memories at CURVE?

I have not attended CURVE yet! I am excited to come to a future show after hearing positive feedback from other retailers in the industry. 

What is your favorite part about being in the industry?

I love meeting fellow fun lingerie lovers!

 

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