When your sweetheart thinks about Valentine's Day, lingerie is most likely the first thing that comes to mind–naturally. Use this quick, no fuss reference guide to point him in the right direction. Maybe even program his GPS? These aren't hidden gems or rare, secret stashes. These are the real winners, the guaranteed go-tos that promise to deliver exactly what you're both looking for.
Agent Provocateur: This British-rooted lingerie store founded by Vivienne Westwood’s son is a favorite of the famous and is always guaranteed to have lust-worthy pieces (and not so lusty price tags!). Agent Provocateur, 47 East Oak Street (just east of Rush Street); 312-335-0229.
Isabella: A local favorite stocking everything from Marie Jo Mauro to Prima Donna. These local experts even have an application on their website to upload a photo of yourself, and their Boobologist will help you with the perfect undergarment and size! In other words, you can pre-shop before your man even steps in! Isabella, 840 West Armitage (at Dayton Street); 773-281-2352.
Intimacy: Filled with an exclusive mix of hard-to-find European labels and a unique holistic method of fitting to improve overall body image, they are sure to educate both you and anyone shopping for you. Intimacy, 900 North Michigan Avenue (at Walton Street); 312- 337-8366.
Sofia: The only home to fashion forward La Fee Verte Intimates in Chicago, here you'll find bright lace trim bras, ikat print camis and short sets, and Gypsy Rose Kimono’s (pictured). These items really feel like gifts. Sofia, 72 East Oak Street (just west of Lake Shore Drive); 312-0640-0878.
Photo: Courtesy of Sofia