I love A Tropical Affair from the depth and breath and height my soul can reach! And let me tell you why...
Situated one block east of State Street in Santa Barbara, A Tropical Affair is a darling store filled with tempting high-end lingerie separated between the naughty and nice side of the store. Both sides are tasteful so the division between sides flows seamlessly. Honestly, all of it's nice!
Customer Service: Alison and Christine, sales reps, were there when I stopped by. We chatted about various lingerie, fit, new items, and they gave me their recommendations. It was a joy being in this store--visually and socially. Alison also recommended that I wear my new Jezebel tutu panties while playing Guitar Hero III, for full effect...undoubtedly a blog will arrive on that shortly.
Store: Delightful. It's a great combination of feeling like you're at the beach mixed with classic feminine elegance. It was easy to shop and merchandised very well. I look forward to when I have more than a half hour to go through all the great lingerie treats in the store.
Website: They're currently updating their website. If you go to: http://www.atropicalaffair.com/ then you can submit your e-mail and they will notify you when their website is complete in February.
Brands: Many divine brands, from high-end to the more affordable Mary Green line. They also have hard-to-find lingerie, in the states, such as Mimi Holiday and just started carrying Badgley Mischka. Below are only a few of brands at the store:
- Badgley Mischka
- Dolce & Gabbana
- Hanky Panky
- La Perla
Overall: Great Experience. Just what I want out of a boutique--fabulous lingerie and customer service. The lingerie quality and variety along with great customer service is what defines a boutique from a regular department store. A Tropical Affair makes me want to go back for another tete-a-tete and have a lingerie shopping spree.
They're definitely doing lingerie right!A Tropical Affair • 12 East Cota Street • Santa Barbara CA 93101 • http://www.atropicalaffair.com/ • 805.730.1625