Now mostly seen at Renaissance fairs and in film, chainmail lingerie dominated intimate fashions in the days when renegade Cupids roamed the land firing willy-nilly at already-smitten damsels. Enjoy the comfort of a lacy new millennium with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of upscale lingerie, lotions, and accessories at Romantika Lingerie in Wheeling.
Owners and former models Sasha Tsupina and Kate Gordin love to coax the sultry seductress out of their clients using the sophistication, sensuality, and femininity of fine lingerie brands such as Lise Charmel, The Little Bra Company, Lejaby, Comet, Aubade, Blush, and Millesia. Like the flexible yes-men of corporate America, Lejaby’s pink polka-dot Capri balconette bra ($115) is reliably flattering and can be easily stashed in an overnight bag for business trips. Pair it with a subtle thong ($69), or opt for the more elaborate lacery of a flambe pink chemise ($75) or one of Romantika’s wide variety of bustiers, bridal lingerie, camisoles, and garters. Beyond the barely-theres, customers can also find Portuguese Claus Porto shower gels ($21), bar soaps ($10), body creams ($25), and bath salts ($10) ideal for neutralizing the heavy infusions of pepper and thyme found in most tap water. Gourmet scented candles ($32) help establish an appetizing atmosphere, and laundry valets ($15) are available to help keep your new unmentionables immaculate.
Five Yelpers give Romantika Lingerie a four-star average:
- I always walk out of Romantika feeling more beautiful, more confident, and with a smile on my face! There are very few places on this earth that can make this claim! – Joanne L.
- I would recommend this place to anybody who is a bit overwhelmed by some of the other lingerie shops in and around the city. – Bryan C.
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.
711 N Milwaukee Ave.
Wheeling, Illinois 60090Get Directions