Owners and former models Sasha Tsupina and Kate Gordin love to bring the fabulous seductress out of the homeliest hausfrau using the sophistication, sensuality, and femininity of fine lingerie brands such as Lise Charmel, The Little Bra Co., Lejaby, Comet, Aubade, Blush, and Millesia. Get a pink polka-dot Lejaby Capri balconette bra ($115) and pair it with a subtle thong ($69) or contrasting Ivory string panties ($92). Or conceal some Mille Glam hipster panties ($26) under a made-for-it black lace garter ($24). Stay a little more mysterious and comfy in Lucia boyshorts ($32 in black or peony) and matching deep-plunge bra ($64). Romantika also sells a wide variety of bustiers, bridal lingerie, camisoles, and garters. Beyond the barely-theres, you'll also find Portugal brand Claus Porto shower gels ($21), bar soaps ($10), body creams ($25), and bath salts ($10). Other accessories include a massage candle ($36), gourmet scented candles ($32), sleeping masks, and more. On the more practical end of things, you can preserve your new lingerie with laundry valets ($15) and fabric care ($5).
Whether you're prepping for a night of romance with your hubby or you need a strategic undergarment for your backless dress, Romantika has a portion of you covered.
Though there are few online reviews, two Yelpers award Romantika a perfect five stars:
- The store is very elegant and they have beautiful lingerie as well as soaps and lotions -- great ideas for presents or just little "treat yourself" items -- a full range of beautiful and feminine things. It is not at all intimidating, and the owner, Sasha, was very helpful and knowledgable [sic]. – Melissa B.
Romantika Lingerie proprietors Sasha Tsupina and Kate Gordin lend their Eastern European sensibilities to fit American women with lingerie tailored for a range of sizes. Patrons glide through a store swathed in black and white with animal print accents, sifting through racks of lace and silk undergarments crafted by Californian, Italian, and French designers, including pieces by Christian Lacroix and bra strips bedecked in Swavorski crystals. Ladies can find accessories to fight fashion emergencies such as visible panty lines, perspiration, and accidentally wearing the same negligee as the lampshade.