TREND REPORT French fancies

at Galeries Lafayette pop-up Panties Bar

A rendezvous at the bar takes on a whole new meaning this month in the romantic capital of the world. Rather than a glass of fizz, opt for a pair of glittering designer frillies—just in time for February 14.

From February 4-24, lucky visitors to Paris’s legendary shopping destination, Galeries Lafayette (Haussmann), can linger longingly among gorgeous lingerie in a one-of-a-kind pop-up Panties Bar. The iconic store has teamed up with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and high-end lingerie brands to create a hotspot for sensual smalls on the third floor.

Nine brands, which have all been busy creating sparkling limited editions, are participating in the bespoke undies event. Highlights include luxe lingerie specialist Aubade’s sensual black broderie anglaise knickers with a delicate crystal drop, and a lacy noir G-string with a cheeky SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS bow tie from the grande dame of beautiful underwear, Chantal Thomass. Hollywood’s favorite brand, Cosabella, has created racy lace low-risers with a mini crystal bow detail in vibrant red and black, while fresh and funky Etam’s mesh pants are delicately studded with an alluring rear-view of a pair of crystal twinkling eyes.

La Perla, the dernier mot in sophisticated smalls, presents sheer raspberry camiknickers with beautiful fern-like crystal embellishment, and couture brand Lejaby’s classic black full briefs boast lace and a dazzling heart. Lise Charmel’s super-sexy, barely-there thong has tempting crystal details front and back, while Simone Pérèle’s bright-red mesh briefs are adorned with gorgeous spirograph flower patterns studded with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Finally, look closer and you’ll spot an apt pattern on Triumph’s subtle black lace numbers—a fabulous mini Eiffel Tower, resplendent in dazzling crystal.

But if you want to gently guide the man in your life towards making the ultimate in-store Valentine’s Day purchase, you’ll have to hurry…

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