Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: Canadian-Made Lingerie

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Canada is well-known for our love of poutine, hockey, and great manners (thanks for thinking of us). We may not be the first country you think of for sensual lingerie, but these designers will prove that our lingerie can be just as sweet as our maple syrup.

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, you still have some time to order some decadent lingerie for your someone special. Your beau might appreciate these beautifully made intimates by these skilled Canadian designers.

But romantic lingerie is one of those gifts you absolutely don’t buy without consulting your giftee! Picking out something together is just half the fun, sit down together and enjoy a feast for your eyes (and the senses).

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  1. Norwegian Wood
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    Tattoo Pin-Up Panties, $61
    The thing you must know about Norwegian Wood is that they are the answer to what’s cooler than being cool? You must’ve heard about this Montréal-based brand, as they’re stocked in boutiques worldwide and for a very good reason. Designer Angie Johnson creates everything from tops, to accessories, and good news for your special Valentine, lingerie.
    Floral prints isn’t for everyone. Norwegian Wood serves up this sexy panty for the alternative sweetheart looking to feel bad ass, or even for someone looking to explore their rebellion privately. Black lace in the booty and printed tattoos at the front, this unique look is sure to stand out from the lingerie drawer.
    P.S. Yes, there’s a matching bralette
  2. Ohhh Lulu
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    Anastasia Racer Back Bralette, $57
    I was first introduced to Ohhh Lulu years ago. It was out of curious of Googling to find fashion designers in Ontario, that I discovered a designer from Orillia named Sarah Elaine. I was impressed by her ability to design and sew every beautiful lingerie piece herself, and she even creates patterns so you yourself can make your own lingerie (just in case your boo is a sewer too). With almost 4000 sales on Etsy alone, you’ll quickly see the sweet appeal of why there’s so many happy customers.
    Very sweet and undeniably romantic, Ohhh Lulu’s Anatasia bralette is made of organic cotton jersey and has a lace back for a modern touch. Skillfully handmade, but also available for custom sizing, this charming bralette is available in sizes AA-DD.
  3. Mary Young
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    T-Strap Bra, $76
    Named one of Toronto’s top upstart fashion brands by blogTO, Mary Young is notoriously known for creating comfortable, yet sexy, lingerie. Your boo won’t have to worry abt constricting lingerie, or compressing bras, ahhh #blessed.
    Her newest pieces were designed just in time for Valentine’s Day, and my eyes are on her t-strap bra. With it’s wide soft cups, this bra works especially for larger-chested bodies. Made of soft bamboo, and fully adjustable, this is a bra you’ll want to show off.
  4. With Love Lingerie
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    Brass Lion Leg Garter, $35
    Designed and made entirely in Toronto, designer Carrie Russell takes her passion for 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s fashion and infuses into modern and sensual signature collection. It’s no wonder that With Love Lingerie is turning heads, worldwide.
    If you notice With Love Lingerie’s high end flare, it’s no coincidence. They have shown in FAT 2014 (Fashion Arts Toronto, an annual fashion art show), displaying their most decadent pieces that you too can own (it’s a must see if you appreciate exquisite detailing and rich caramel tones).
    Your alternative babe will love this unique elastic leg garter, that’s luckily one size fit all. It is also adjustable so this can be worn with just a smile in the bedroom, or over stockings for a lingerie-inspired street fashion look.
  5. Econica
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    Cashmere Hipster Panties, $80
    What is Econica’s best asset? Their Ottawa-based designer Natallia ensures that all their fabrics are from sustainable and ethical sources, how often can you say that about a lingerie line? If your bae is socially-conscious and you wouldn’t dare buy them anything from mysterious origins, they may just lose it when you introduce them to Econica.
    Cashmere isn’t reserved for autumn sweaters. Let your significant other feel the soft embrace of Italian cashmere at their most intimate parts with these full coverage hipsters, it also comes in a variety of colours.
  6. Bully Boy Lingerie
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    Brick Bra, $85
    If your sweetie has an obsession for black and white everything (like me), Toronto-based lingerie brand, Bully Boy Lingerie has the cure. Designer Vanessa Warrack handmakes all her vintage-inspired intimates herself. Their mix edge, clean silhouettes, and sexiness is the soul reason why they’re a standout Canadian brand.
    This sheer adjustable bra is ultra cool, and remains ultra sexy with a cut out in the center front. They’re made to order to fit your giftee’s form perfectly.
    PST…use coupon code VALENTINES for free shipping, until Valentine’s Day!*Prices shown are listed in USD

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