While traveling through London, I visited Agent Provocateur and was taken by the fun and sultry feel to this line. Fortunately, you don't have to travel to London to buy this lingerie. There are stores all over the world, in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Hong Kong, Middle East and Russia, and if you're a plane ticket short there is always the website.
Store: Swanky. Mirrored furniture. Dark lighting. Walls are lined with with luscious lingerie that inspires you to be an undercover seductress like the store namesake, Agent Provocateur.
Lingerie Philosophy: Owners, Joseph Corré and Serena Rees, "introduced their vision of lingerie avoiding the British prudery that insists on categorising anything to do with sex as sleazy or smutty. The aim was to create an availability of high quality designer lingerie with creative flair to stimulate, enchant and arouse both wearers and their partners."
'A woman wearing a scrumptious pair of turquoise tulle knickers promotes in herself a sexy superhero feeling which exudes itself as a confident and positive sexuality.'
"At the heart of Agent Provocateur is a profound belief in the intimacy of the experience that they offer. Corré describes it as the difference between a mass experience, dictated by market forces and meaningless advertising, and an intensely private, wholly personal experience. This 'personal experience' involves the relationship of each individual woman with the garment she selects, and is realised by the company through quality, service, and an absolute refusal to adhere to fluctuating trends. As Agent Provocateur enter their thirteenth year, the company remains committed to investment in creativity led by pure instinct of that which is beautiful, and of course, that which is erotic. Agent Provocateur leads the way where others follow."
Top Selling Lingerie: The cherry infused line, including the Cheryl lingerie set (bra - $170, panty - $100, garter belt - $196, below right) and the Cherry blue set ($110, below left).
The Nikita black lingerie set is both practical for everyday use as well as sexy. Paired with the wrist ties (image left) it becomes erotic. (Bra - $135, thong - $55, garter belt - $90, diablo hold ups - $40, Xena cuff - $200).
Products: "Agent Provocateur has gone on to design and produce complementary products including books, shoes, jewellery and a very successful house of fragrances and beauty products which is now sold in over 65 countries worldwide." There are additional products, including the bridal line, accessories, swimwear, maternity, E and F cup lingerie and much more.
Customer Service: Staff was very helpful and friendly, offering assistance where needed.
Side Note: Kate Moss has been the spokes model for years and is highlighted this season in "Let Them Eat Kate." For clarity on the controversy surrounding Kate's relationship with Agent Provocateur, click on Kate Moss out and Alice Dellal new face of Agent Provocateur.
Whether you go around the globe for an undercover adventure or stay at home for one, Agent Provocateur lingerie and accessories is definitely a playful way to Celebrate Your Inner Eve!