Monday, November 19, 2007

I got that boom boom, that you want

Photo courtesy of Daily Mail
Last week, the first Agent Provocateur store in Canada opened on Alberni Street in Vancouver. This hot lingerie label co-founded by Joe Corre, son of punk scene veterans Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren, is a British import. It's somewhat of a fantasy boutique, if you will. In contrast to cookie-cutter chains like Victoria's Secret and La Senza, Agent Provocateur has a much more playful, more openly naughty attitude. Inventive designs like trimmed satin corsets and transparent tulle babydoll dresses have helped attract a star-studded clientele. Yesterday afternoon, I had a chance to check out the Vancouver store for the first time.
Besides the plethora of beautiful lingerie, the store itself is pretty incredible. There's an amazing 3D black lacquer forest upstairs which is truly something to see. There is also a custom-made fuschia-on-pink floral carpet and matching silk chairs, walls and drawers made entirely of laser-cut mirrors with intricate filigreed patterns, an absolutely gorgeous antique four-poster bed on the upper level, plus a pair of birdcages large enough to hold lingerie models for special living window displays. The store boasts an incredible collection of bras, knickers, hosiery, suspender belts, corsetry, garters and so much more. You can even pick up a set of pasties! I highly recommend their massage oils and I absolutely fell in love with the Gwendoline. Since everyone's idea of what is sexy or feminine or erotic or sensual is different, or it may be different on different days of the week, Agent Provocateur aims to be able to provide all of that. I'd say they've been pretty successful.
Demure damsel or dominatrix, French maid or femme fatale, whatever your fantasy -- or your partner's -- Agent Provocateur exists to fulfill it.
I also must mention that quite possibly the best part about the whole store is the fitting rooms. I swear that the mirrors add three inches to your legs and subtract three from your hips. I didn't want to leave.

5 comments:

Jen said...

ooh la la...can't wait to scope the new store out!

PatZ said...

damn...so thats where all the circus mirrors went...

Anonymous said...

Some Agent Provocateur for you.
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Anonymous said...

Some Agent Provocateur for you.
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Anonymous said...

Some Agent Provocateur for you.
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