Monday, July 21, 2008

Get to Know: Aubade Lingerie

By far, one of the most in demand lingerie brands there is, especially at, Aubade lingerie combines exclusive laces with impeccably well-fitting and comfortable styles. Over a century old, Aubade lingerie began with corsets and in the 50’s and 60’s propelled lingerie into the world of seduction.
With a strong legacy with many firsts, Aubade lingerie is credited with the invention of the strapless bra, the thong and tanga, and the first brand to illuminate lingerie with color!

Other than being the most beautiful lingerie pieces out there, Aubade lingerie is by far the most comfortable and your Aubade bra and panty sets will quickly become your favorites. No less than 15 different fabrics go in each Aubade bra. From little embellishments like Swarovski crystals, to jersey lined satin bra straps that feel like butter, Aubade puts our all the stops in their lingerie.
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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Get to Know: Betsey Johnson Lingerie

With her signature prints that make each piece unmistakably Betsey like Betsey Cheetah and Rosebud motifs, Betsey Johnson Lingerie has brought fun and whimsy into our lingerie drawers. An icon in American Fashion, everything you’ve come to expect from Betsey Johnson is in every lingerie piece that bears her name. Betsey Johnson Lingerie is always wildly fun and flirty, like here fabulously retro babydolls covered in wild rose floral prints and unique panty styles like the “Cheekini” boyshort panty and “Eyelet Lace” side string bikini with elastic gathering that makes it the sexiest bikini there is.

Find out more and shop for Betsey Johnson Lingerie at!

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

$5 Flat Rate Shipping Every Day!

There has been so many great new changes and improvements here at! One of the biggest and best changes we made is our $5 flat rate standard shipping every day! How exciting, right?
There's lots of new pages and links, including our brand new Lookbook, New Arrivals, shop DD+, and check out what's happening in Gigi's world in le Boudoir.
And there's lots more where that came from! Stop by and check it out!

Monday, July 14, 2008

More, more, more! Goddess Lingerie

Ahh. We feel so fresh and replenished here at because we just received more Goddess Smooth Merrywidow Bustier for Bridal and special occasion wear. Comfortable and supportive, this Bridal Bustier from Goddess is one of the best longline corsets you can get. Made to fit the fuller figure, this special piece doesnt pinch or bunch and holds you in place all night!

New Lejaby at Gigis Closet

Hot, Hot, Hot! off the presses! The newest addition to, literally five minutes ago!) is so Springy, so gorgeous Violette Coquette from Lejaby. Pretty purple scattered in pansies is perfectly sweet and perfectly sexy. Lejaby’s Half Cup Bra is lightly lined with foam cups in demicup silhouette with a plunging neckline. Printed stretch lace is embroidered with tiny violets all along the edges of each piece. The Lilac colored bra straps really set off the beautiful subtle tones in the flowery motif. Did you notice the cute little rosettes sitting on each bra strap? Larger ones are anchored in the center of the bra sitting on a fresh green ribbon bow.

New Aubade! Black and White and Sexy All Over!

New Spring styles are arriving every day at and I was the most excited about Aubade's new color for Bahia . Black and white is big this Spring and Aubade delivers with Pois. Polka dots gravitating to and fro is the sexy backdrop for black embroidered lace. This cotton collection is the hottest thing to keep you cool this Spring!(I promise, Spring is coming, brrrrrr) If you love it like I do, you better hurry, its selling fast!

Introducing Madame V at Gigis Closet: Honeymoon Sweet

Who doesn't love one stop shopping, right? That's why when we made way for the fabulous Madame V, the ultra sexy European Lingerie Brand, I HAD to bring in selections from their Fantasy Collection. Presented in a petite white box with a matchbook opening, Honeymoon Sweet is a mini fantasy that includes everything you need, as far as lingerie goes, for a romantic evening. Made of sweet pink lace, there is an eyemask, 2 lace-up cuffs, a string thong and an adorable little garter. One size fits all makes Honeymoon Sweet perfect for gift giving.

Aubergine and Lime

Aubergine is hot this season and Elle MacPherson Distinction shows us why. The newest style from Elle MacPherson, this rich and sexy style adds a velvety luster to this satin and lace collection. Paired up with a cool lime, this season's special shade of deep purple puts a little distinction into your day.

New Lingerie from Free People

There is nothing like that thong that you can always count on for keeping away VPL(visible panty lines). Free People's Burnout Lace Thong disappears under clothing and stays put, comfortably, all day. And did you see how cute it is?!? Totally sexy, totally comfortable, and a little funky to bring out that Free spirit in us. Don't miss the matching underwire bra in the same leopard spotted burnout pattern(but doesn't look like an animal print).

Lingerie Lady: Carole Hochman carries Betsey Johnson Intimates and OnGossamer. Both on these lines are managed by Carole Hochman Design Group. I found this article about Carole Hochman in the March/April '08 issue of Pink Magazine. It is great to see pioneering women in the lingerie industry get credit. I thought it was interesting, so I decided to share. Article from Pink Magazine written by Kathryn Whitbourne.

In 1969, carole Hochman and 11 other fashion design students started internships at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. "Everyone else got jobs in glamorous departments like evening gowns," Hochman recalls with a laugh, "while I got stuck in lingerie. I shed tears!"

That disappointment turned into her biggest opportunity. It started her on a course of designing lingerie under her own label and under license fir companies like Betsey Johnson, Ralph Lauren, Jockey and Oscar de la Renta. Today, as owner and creative director of Carole Hochman Design Group, she and her 180 employees ring up annual revenue of $160 million.

In the '60s, nightwear was billowy and demure. By the 1980s it had transitioned to silky and sexy. Yet Hochman was an untapped niche waiting to be filled. "I grew up wearing pajamas," she says. "I enjoyed designing the silky stuff, but that wasn't what I wore to bed. So I designed an all-cotton line. No one had done anything like that before." After Macy's placed an order for $250,000 in 1990, the new idea became a trend. "Now everyone does it," she says. Hochman attributes her company's success to being diversified. She is expanding the underwear section of her business, but she also notes that lingerie has morphed into lifestyle dressing. "Now, many women work at home and need clothes for that, or things to put on when they get home from the office," she says. "We address all these needs.

"Life is short. Wear pretty underwear.

Tip of the Day: DD and DDD Cups Are Also Labeled E and F Cups

You've measured, you've calculated and tried on several bras and you now know your correct bra size. Congratulations! While most American brands cup size ranges go A, B, C, D, DD, DDD, and so on, it is SOOOO important to note that many other brands have their own size ranges.
For example, Elle MacPherson Intimates bras range as follows: A, B, C, D, DD, E. So if you are a DDD cup you would buy an E cup in this brand. Most French brands like Aubade and Lejaby run A, B, C, D, E, F, G. So a DDD cup would be an F cup in their bras. DD cups would be an E cup.
So, here's a 'Good to Know' tip: if you are a DD or a DDD cup, also search for E and F cups. This will give you a more comprehensive search for bras that we offer in your size. You can always check our size chart that offers the size ranges for each brand to make sure you are purchasing the right sizes.

New Bra Solutions from Fashion Forms

New products from Fashion Forms keep pouring in at! Bra accessories to keep everything in its place make all our lives a little better. Peruse the wide selection of bra accessories like Comfy Shoulder, a silicone sleeve that cushions your bra strap, or the Soft Back Bra Extenders for when you're in between sizes or grew out of your favorite bra.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Free People Lingerie in Maui

Whether you're counting down the days to your Winter Getaway or have recently returned refreshed and renewed, keeping that island vibe going is the best therapy for warding off the Winter blues. Free People Maui Contour Bra is covered in a tropical Hawaiian print complete with palm trees, Hibiscus blooms and a water skiing lady. Printed cotton pointelle pairs with a little lace in a relaxed and comfortable fit. Match it with the Maui cotton pointelle bikini.

Frou Frou For Your Valentine

Valentines Day is coming up and while we may all celebrate this Hallmark holiday(as they say) a little differently than the next person, I think we all have room for a little love.
Despite all the naysayers who try to quash any lasting romance that may remain, Its hard to criticize a holiday that celebrates love. Haters aside, we all can benefit from taking some time to show our love and affection to those around us.

At Gigis Closet we like to celebrate with a little lingerie!

By far, one of the frilliest bits of lingerie we've had in recent times, Eberjey's Frou Frou Collection, comprising of Chemise, Camisole and Knickers, is undeniably cute and feminine without going overboard. So simple, so gorgeous, beautiful gauzy lace mesh is ruffled and gathered over a silky opaque knit. Elastic gathering at the neckline and bust line creates the soft flowing look, topped off with Mocha colored edge stitching on the ruffled edges.

New! Underpinnings from Goddess

We love Goddess for providing our foundation needs with reasonable prices and wide size ranges, from strapless bras to formal merrywidows. Speaking of sizes, all Goddess sizes ranges are not created equally. In their wide array of foundation products, they use a few different size ranges. For example, the Smooth Merrywidow comes in C, D, DD, DDD. While the Bridal Lace Bustier and Bridal Strapless Bra come in D,DD,F,FF. This is important to note, if you buy DDD cup, realize that this size may be labeled differently even from the same company!
Goddess Smooth MerryWidow is restocked and ready to ship! This smooth longline bustier with removeable garters provide great shape and support under your formal wear.
New underpinnings from Goddess have just arrived! Bridal Lace Bustieris a strapless low back(detachable straps are included) option with light boning in the cups and bustier to shape and support all cup sizes(34-48D,DD,F,FF). Pretty lace body and two inch elastic bottom band to anchor and support the bustier keeps a light feminine look.

Goddess Bridal Strapless Bra is satin and lace underwire strapless bra have light boning in the cups and the band for additional support. There's also a wide bottom band to help keep you in place. (34-48D,DD,F,FF)

Spanish Valentine, I Heart U, Free People

Introducing Free People at, we've got the hottest new collections just in time for Valentine's Day. Navy is big this season and I Heart U group in Navy Blue in Cotton pointelle is printed with polka dots and an adorable doilly motif. Leave it to Free Peopleto add that extra touch of personal handicraft. An adorable cotton crocheted heart shaped doilly appliqué sits in the center of every piece in this collection, including the Bralette and Ruffle Panty.