In an earlier article, I talked about the three kinds of lingerie you should never buy online. Now let’s move on to a more positive subject ... the three kinds of lingerie that are worth buying from the comfort of your own home.
1. Legwear. My favorite kind of lingerie ... this includes stockings, socks, tights, and pantyhose. The internet has a better selection and better prices than any brick-and-mortar store can compete with, and sometimes these retailers offer free shipping. In addition, it’s much easier to comparison shop online, and you could wind up paying significantly less than the sticker price if you visit coupon Web sites like Retail Me Not before purchasing. Just in keep in mind that most retailers will not accept stockings returns once the package is open, so make sure you want what you’re buying.
2. International Brands. If you’re a European lingerie fanatic (like me!), then you know that lots of fantastic lingerie brands simply aren’t available in the US. In this case, online shopping is a godsend. Before buying anything, though, you need to know your measurements, your converted lingerie size for that particular country or label, and the shipping and return policies for the retailer. It’s also a good idea to do a quick web search and see if anyone has had complaints with the store. That may seem like a lot, but as they say, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
3.Vintage. E-bay is one of the great online resources for vintage lingerie addicts. I’ve seen some of the most extraordinary pieces at the most extraordinary prices there. You’ll find another, more detailed article on how to buy lingerie from e-bay in my studio, but for now, the most important things to remember are that you need to check the seller’s feedback, shipping and return policies, and to always pay via Paypal.
I hope this helps with your lingerie adventures on the internet. Happy Shopping!