Warning - this is a post about undergarments. For females. There are a few scantily (but tastefully) clad women ahead. If you prefer to stay blissfully ignorant of my underwear buying habits, click away now.
For the rest of you, this is a quick heads up about the Victoria's Secret Semi-annual sale, which is going on now. Please don't tell me you buy things from them when they aren't having a sale. Wait for the sale and stock up. Online, not in the stores. Those bins full of jumbled bras are impossible to deal with, in my opinion.
VS has long been a utilitarian store for me. The basics work great, but it's not as if they stock anything particularly lovely. Until I discovered one of their new(ish) lines - Intimissimi. Apparently it is Italian lingerie. I can vouch for the fact that all the pieces I've indulged in so far are comfortable, affordable and neither bland nor covered in trashy red lace.
Check out some of my faves.
See the whole collection here. That flowery silk slip may have ended up in my order, despite the fact that I almost never allow myself to purchase frivolous things on my yearly stock piling expedition. But isn't it lovely? And it's on sale for half off.
Since I place a big order once per year, it pays to research coupon codes. The site proudly boasts free shipping on orders over $100 (VSFRSHIP) but I found one that gave me a better deal. SP917305 is a tiered coupon, so you get $15, $30 or $75 off your order of $100, $150 or $250. You can't combine it with the free shipping, but if you're placing a big order it is a much bigger savings. I think it expires on 6/05, so you have to use it this week. I was able to scoop up 6 bras, 13 bottoms and the indulgent slip for just $210 with tax and shipping (minus the discount).
Now I feel a little awkward because you all know exactly how much I spend on my underwear every year. Are we officially too close? Feel free to tell me something about your buying habits. Do you have a much more fabulous source that I should know about and take into consideration?