Though unmentionables once referred to all manner of things––Grandpa's missing hands, Phlogiston theory, and the truth about cats and dogs—only one thing is worth not mentioning today. Don't say a word with today's romance-clad Groupon: for $40, you get $80 worth of designer European lingerie at Charmelle 28, with locations in Burlingame and Palo Alto.
Charmelle 28's lingerie experts assist foundation-building patrons by custom-fitting a couture selection of European garments from designers such as Aubade and Lise Charmel. Basics, such as The Little Bra Company's Angela plunge bra ($52), offer comfortable support without sabotaging low-cut shirts, dresses, or beekeeper's suits with unseemly underwire exposure. Wolford Tummy Control tights ($52) slim silhouettes under a chic latticework of lace, and Chantelle Eternelle boy shorts ($56) flatter frames with full coverage and French dentelle lace. Charmelle 28 also proffers sleek sleepwear, including Mary Green silk-satin camisoles ($57), silencing the critiques of fashionable counted sheep.
Charmelle 28 features high-quality lingerie from renowned European designers such as Aubade, Marie Jo, Lise Charmel, and PrimaDonna. Delicate camisoles, lacey bras, and seamless panties fill the store’s racks and tables at two area locations, where expert staffers are on-hand to make recommendations and take measurements. Charmelle 28’s stock of underthings also includes low-key sleepwear as well as hosiery and more risqué bustiers.