My SoHo Secret

Kaori's Closet

Whenever you look up specialty lingerie shops in New York City, you come across the same usual suspects: Brasmyth, La Petite Coquette, or Town Shop, to name a few. These places are all known for having experts on staff who will help you find the right fit, so you can walk out enlightened and properly supported.

Well, get ready to add another little shop to that list, Kaori’s Closet. I came across this boutique a few years ago when I was strolling down Houston on one of my lunch breaks. The pink “Sale” sign drew me in, and I could not believe the gem I had discovered. Kaori’s Closet carries adorable lingerie sets that you’ve never seen before – because many of the brands they carry are actually Japanese. The styles range from cute, polka dotted, ribbon-laced, pastel-colored wares to lacy, silky, sexy sets. The sales women are extremely helpful, and offer white-gloved service for the newbies who need help finding the perfect fit. And if you do find something, they’ll even let you pick the shopping bag for your purchase – polka-dot or stripes?

Find their store at 71 West Houston or visit the Kaori’s Closet website.