Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sweet or Sassy, We've Got a Huit Bouquet to Suit Your Style!

I just returned from visiting my family on the East Coast. Needless to say, it's been a few weeks since the last time I worked at A La Folie... but walking in today, I forgot why I ever left! When I opened the front door, I was greeted by some of the most lush colors and textures hanging from our walls that I've ever seen. Huit really has outdone itself for their early fall collections and I'm so excited to show you some of the offerings we have these days at A La Folie!

No matter what your style: mellow and sensual or playful and flirtatious, we have collections to suit your every mood. Best of all, these are not save-in-your-lingerie-drawer bras; these are customer favorites that can be worn day-to-day. Who says your Monday-Friday bra has to be ho-hum?

So what's your style?

Are you sweet and sensual?Top to Bottom: Echappee Belle, Courant d'Air, Deci de La, Numero

...Or daring and sassy?
Top to Bottom: Echappee Belle, Courant d'Air, Deci de La

Courant d'Air is a lacy wonder, trimmed in delicate scalloped net and barely-there bows, available in Cheche (ivory) and Hot Red (just that -- hot red!). In both colors, we have balconette demi-cup bras, plunge push-up bras, thongs and bikinis.

Deci de La is a deceptively comfortable, frilly collection, with gently molded soft cups (we know, it sounds impossible, but it's not!), lace trim and understated accent bows, available in Bengali (fuchsia) and Tutu (a light fleshy pink). In both colors, we have a molded triangle bra, thong, bikini and boyshort.

Numero is an impossibly soft collection with a retro sensibility. It comes in Cafe (light coffee) with a bold black lace trim and buttons. We have a non-underwire bralette, full-cup bra, thong, bikini and boyshort.

Echappee Belle is a basic bra in disguise, in the softest of stretch lace with sweet little rosettes for a little extra something special! It comes in Tient (nude) and Velvet (deep purple). In both colors, we have the underwire triangle bra and boyshort.

We hope you'll come by to check out Huit's newest offerings. We know you'll love them just as much as we do. Like beautiful flowers, they're meant to be out and on display... who knows, you may be inspired to take home a bouquet of your own!

Our Sexiest Piece Ever: A Riddle

Nafissa, Mlle. Piplette and I are ecstatic to announce our sexiest-ever piece at A La Folie! And you'll never guess where it's from.

It is the absolute creme de la creme, the ultimate exclusive, something we are proud to display for you on our walls. And may we say it looks stunning behind our counter!

It is beautiful, colorful, barely-there, yet SO there, so very stylish, chic and coveted.

Trust us, you will not find this little number in another East Bay lingerie store, guaranteed!

Sadly, though, mes belles, you can't try it on.

Qu'est-ce que c'est? What is it?

Our sexiest piece ever!

It is East Bay Express' "Best of the East Bay 2009 -- Best Lingerie" award!

Thank you, dear customers, for voting us the best lingerie store in the East Bay! We are so thankful for your continued business and loyalty over the years. From our infancy in Oakland to our 4th Steet heydey: mes belles, you have made us what we are, and we wouldn't have it any other way. Merci for trusting us with your most intimate of needs, and for letting us outfit you in the most beautiful and best-fitting fine lingerie out there. We look forward to many more years ahead, chock full of trunk shows, bustiers, lace, fashion shows, champagne and laughter.

We couldn't have done it without you, so pour yourself a glass of bubbly tonight! You, our customers, are what make the A La Folie world go 'round!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Scandalous fleur'tations...

When I arrived at A La Folie today, I noticed something a bit... enticing... about our mannequin...

There's something very special about our mannequin...

What could it be?

Her lovely shape? No. She does look beautiful in just about everything, but her shape wasn't it.

Her strategically placed necklace? No. Sure she's being sassy, but that wasn't quite it either.

Hmm... what could it be?

I shot a quizzical look at our beloved Mlle. Piplette, who had been diligently working upstairs... "Mlle. Piplette," I said, "That mannequin is fleur'ting with me!"

Indeed! That was it! That soft texture, that easy carelessness, that effortless structure! Our mannequin WAS fleur'ting with me! And why not? fleur't knows the way to a woman's heart. After all, what could be more enticing than a bouquet of panties, tangas and bralettes, fashioned in the softest rayon jersey, trimmed in feminine lace? And in bright colors too? Gorgeous! Plus fleur't's prices are to die for, with tangas at $25, boyshorts at $35 and bralettes at $36.

fleur't's boyshort in blue coral

Come down to A La Folie to check out our fleur'tatious mannequin. Who knows? You may just be inspired to fleur't back!