Notes from Underwear

Stella McCartney Lingerie

Stella McCartney Lingerie

More exciting news from our Market Trips: Stella McCartney Lingerie will be coming soon to Lille Boutique! The sexy bras, panties and chemises from her…

Yellow with Envy

Yellow with Envy

We’re so excited about our new model, Angela, that we just had to share the news. A recent Portland transplant from the DC area, she…

Araks Swimwear has arrived!

Araks Swimwear has arrived!

Summer really needs to hurry up and get here, because the first shipment of swimwear has arrived at Lille Boutique. Actually, I think I’ll just…

Today’s Special

Today’s Special

In case you weren’t aware, we do special orders quite often here at Lille Boutique. We’re happy to help our customers get the right fit…

Araks Sneak Preview

Araks Sneak Preview

We absolutely cannot wait for the Spring shipment from Araks. Pictured above is the incredibly sexy, but super comfy Organic Cotton Phoebe bralette, which will…

Anatomy of a Panty Drawer: pt. 6

Anatomy of a Panty Drawer: pt. 6

Part Six: The Wide World of Panties Though we sometimes lump them into one or two broad categories, underwear actually deserves a more detailed classification…

Spring has sprung!

Spring has sprung!

Ok, so technically we have another month to go, but lately Portland has been teasing everyone with the kind of unseasonably warm weather that inspires…

Romper Room

Romper Room

Great news, onesie fans… more rompers have arrived, straight from the designer who brought the style back – Sophie Simmons from Dessous! The Charlotte Romper…

New Lines! Part three…

New Lines! Part three…

Lisi Valle…Lisi is a relative newcomer to the lingerie market, having worked in ready-to-wear for over 18 years. Her new collection reflects that significant experience,…

New Lines! Part two…

New Lines! Part two…

VPL, by Victoria Bartlett…Visible Panty Lines started out as a lingerie line in 2003, but the designer began phasing out the panties as she focused…

New Lines! Part one…

New Lines! Part one…

The most exciting thing about February (besides my birthday, of course) is the discovery of new lines at market week. The hardest thing about it…

Fashion Week Recap…

Fashion Week Recap…

While crazy, frenzied, fashion week is still going on, the lingerie component is finally over, and not a minute too soon. If I had to…

Eres Sale!

Eres Sale!

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we are offering 15% off our entire stock of Eres lingerie from February 1st through the 14th. This is a…

Girls vs. Boys

Girls vs. Boys

As most of our customers can attest, Lille is not your typical lingerie store. We don’t carry any adult toys, we stray from thongs and…

Anatomy of a Panty Drawer: pt. 5

Anatomy of a Panty Drawer: pt. 5

Part Five: Camisoles Versatile and comfortable, camisoles or camis are a staple in any wardrobe. This sleeveless, close-fitting garment can be worm with or without…

No Pressure

No Pressure

The long-anticipated No Pressure sets from The Lake and Stars arrived today, and I think the image speaks for itself – they are, in a…

Local Lingerie by Birds of Prey

Local Lingerie by Birds of Prey

We’re pleased to announce the addition of the first local lingerie collection to Lille Boutique – Birds of Prey is a new intimate apparel label…

Anatomy of a Panty Drawer, pt. 4

Anatomy of a Panty Drawer, pt. 4

Part Four: Rompers There are a lot of different names for this one-piece garment that connects at the crotch: romper, teddy, pant-slip, onesie…you get the…

I love you, jetblue.

Sara was right about one thing: flying is awful. Don’t get me wrong – I love to travel, but the whole act of getting there…

Je reviens….

Je reviens….

Though I may stray occasionally, I always return to Princesse Tam Tam. Their bras are so beautiful, so affordable, so French! Like a great pair…

Anatomy of a Panty Drawer, pt. 2

Part Two: The Molded Brassiere This is actually a sub-division of the Underwire Bra category, but I think it begs clarification. Bras can be made…

傘 wa sugoi, ne?

傘 wa sugoi, ne?

In these schizophrenic days of Portland winter (I just watched the weather go from misty rain to snow to sun, then back to very heavy…

Saraculture

Saraculture

Since the other Sara’s on vacation and I miss her, I thought I’d do a Sara post, complete with Wikipedia citations. If you’ve ever wondered…

Does 34B=32C?

Not really. A lot of women harbor under this misconception, and although it often works to go up a cup size and/or down a band…

Holiday Hangover

Holiday Hangover

Well, you’ve made it through another Christmas – overindulging in those rich, fatty foods, drinking one too many glasses (or bottles) of champagne and feigning…

Holiday Surprise

How do you tactfully present your sweetheart with a gift of lacy underthings when it’s time to open presents at Aunt Mary’s? God knows it’s…

Girls’ Night Out

Girls’ Night Out

If you’re planning a small event for a few of your best girlfriends, such as a bridal shower, bachelorette or birthday party, but you’d rather…

Adore-nment

Adore-nment

You’ve racked your brain trying to think of a present for that special lady on your list this holiday season. You’ve scoured the malls, toured…

The Axe-hole Effect

The Axe-hole Effect

My husband and I were at the Doug Fir last night, having a grand old time, when we were assaulted by an overpowering cologne so…

The Classic Trench

The Classic Trench

Stylish, timeless and iconic, a trench coat can be a girl’s best friend, especially when it’s as elegant as the “Opportunity” trench by The Lake…

Holiday Photo Shoot

Holiday Photo Shoot

Check out these great pix from our holiday photo shoot last night: Kathleen is the lovely model pictured above, and obviously she looks fantastic in…

Victoria’s Dirty Little Secret

So I’m sure you’ve all seen the Victoria’s Secret commercials advertising the new Spice Girls CD and touting the power of pajamas as a Christmas…

Sunny Day Lingerie

Sunny Day Lingerie

Like so many Pacific Northwest transplants, I believe I am afflicted with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), though I have yet to confirm this self-diagnosis with…

The word is out…

Lately, Lille Boutique has gotten a lot of nods from random sources – international blogs, online mags, local papers, and national publications are all catching…

100 Years of Brassieres

100 Years of Brassieres

New York Magazine ran a great feature this week on the 100th anniversary of the brassiere – or at least, the anniversary of the first…

Beau Bra Holiday Arrivals

Just in time for the Holiday Party season, a new shipment of Beau Bra has arrived, all the way from London! I don’t know about…

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