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BEST LINGERIE

Frederick's of Hollywood

The idea of lingerie is to make you look more naked—or feel more naked—than if you were merely wearing nothing. It's an effect that can be achieved on the cheap (as with stripper footwear from the Love Doctor) or at worthwhile expense (as with hand-woven panties from Unmentionables in Wayzata). Somewhere in between, and on the fun side of Victoria's Secret, lies Frederick's of Hollywood, a retailer frank enough to name one collection Seduction, and easygoing enough to sell you fuckwear without embarrassment. The clerks at the Rosedale outlet (near J.C. Penney) are so low-key they might as well be helping you select automotive parts. And the generous variety of sizes and colors ensures there will be something here for everyone among the hot pants, corsets, babydolls, and teddies—never mind the impulse-buy displays of body jewelry and body chocolate.

BEST LINGERIE (2010) Frederick's of Hollywood

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