We must confess, we have not even cracked the cover of “50 Shades of Grey,” the soft-core BDSM novel that is sweeping the nation. Though it may be effective at getting housewives hot and bothered, the few excerpts we read online made us cringe in horror at the writing style, and seeing as how we can barely find the time to read good literature, much less mediocre Twilight Fan Fiction, it is not on our summer reading list. That being said, we are 100% sex-positive here at Lille, regardless of orientation, kink, or persuasion, and we love the fact that the book is opening up a dialogue about sexuality and desire in the Repressed States of America. Still, we would encourage you to look into a higher caliber of erotica, if that’s your thing: try Delta of Venus by Anais Nin, Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence, or Fanny Hill by John Cleland.
While we’re not really a typical lingerie store in that we focus on comfort, and we do not carry pasties, “sexy” costumes, or even sex toys, (we leave that to the fine ladies at She Bop!) we do carry a wide selection of boudoir accessories by the French brand Maison Close. These items are some of our best sellers, especially around the holidays, so we can barely keep them in stock, but we just received a huge shipment from their 50 Shades of Grey collection, so stop by soon to add a little kink to your lingerie drawer!