I had an unexpected afternoon off from work, and decided to check out lille boutique on lower Burnside. The weather here varies this time of year from sunny (but not very warm) to chilly and rainy. It’s too cold to go barelegged when I wear a skirt but I’m sick of black tights, so I decided to look for cream or beige tights.
The lower Burnside area has some wonderful little shops that I’d love to spend more time in – Bombshell Vintage, Modo, and Hippo Hardware all looked intriguing. It was odd that a number of the stores weren’t open when I walked down Burnside but that meant I had more time to explore lille.
This was my first visit and I’m so glad I took the time to stop by. The store is well lit and decorated with wonderful antiques including two great old sofas to rest on, beautiful vintage compacts, pretty old chairs in the fitting room, and silk taps pants from the 1930s. The adorable little animal prints on the wall made me smile.
The salesclerk was helpful and friendly but not at all pushy. She didn’t follow me around but she was ready to assist when I had a question or needed a different size.
My mission was a pair of tights – they had a small, interesting selection of nice quality tights and stockings. I found two pairs of cream colored Capezio crocheted tights with different weaves. They’re strong, cute, work appropriate, and weren’t atrociously expensive. They also sell hosiery by Wolford, Look from London, and Gerbe.
I was enchanted by the pretty lingerie – silks, beautiful lace, and lovely colors, including a bright orange set I tried on. It was beautiful and flattering…but not within my budget. But I did find a new brand (to me), Eberjey – comfortable, flattering, practical and affordable. The store has a nice range from Stella McCartney and Hanro to Eberjey. They also have a great sale rack that the salesclerk pointed out to me.
They have shoes including Remix Vintage and Chie Mihara. Beautiful, but not my focus this day. They also sell some amazing scented candles – not the stinky ones that overwhelm your nostrils but a gentler fragrance that actually doesn’t fill up the store. The lavender one was lovely.
I really enjoyed my experience here – it’s so nice to shop locally and get friendly, personal attention. The shop’s feminine charm completely drew me in. It’s the antithesis of Victoria’s Secret – an inviting feminine space with quality lingerie and great service. Go and support our local economy!
1007 E Burnside
They also have a store downtown:
1124 SW Alder