Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Coup de Foudre Lingerie mentioned in Washingtonian Magazine :"Best of Penn Quarter" DC



Coup de Foudre Lingerie is mentioned in the latest Washingtonian Magazine (December 09 Edition) with the cover on "Why Lawyers make so much money".



Washingtonian Magazine rounded up everything from the best cocktails to the best wings to the best dates in the buzzing neighborhood of Penn Quarter.
You will find Coup de Foudre mentioned on page 147 under Five Good Outings: Girls' Day.








Friday, November 27, 2009

Join us on Sunday, Dec 13th for Champagne, French Gastronomy and Lingerie!


Join us and the Chef members of the French International Culinary Society for a fun gourmet event just in time for that last minute holiday shopping. A rare opportunity to find unusual gift ideas, many of them not available anywhere else, while sipping some of the bests Champagnes and enjoying superb food.


Ticket Price $40 all inclusive. Purchase your ticket today!


A Holiday Market Celebrating French Gastronomy


Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm


The Washington Club15 Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036


Raymond Campet, La Côte D’Or Restaurant, Arlington,VA
Frederic Darricarrere, Petits Plats, Washington DC
Florence Devilliers, Le Lavandou, Washington, D.C.
Francois Dionot, L’Académie de Cuisine, Bethesda, MD
Jacques Haeringer, L’Auberge Chez François, Great Falls, VA
Peter L’Heureux, Cuisine Mondiale, Upper Marlboro, MD
Simon N’Djiki-Nya, Bistrot Lepic, Washington, D.C.
Patrick Orange, La Chaumière, Washington, D.C.
Christophe Poteaux, Bastille, Alexandria, VA
Joseph Poupon, Patisserie Poupon, Washington, D.C.
Michel Richard, Michel Richard Central, Washington, D.C


Sponsored by: The French International Culinary Society, The Washington Club, Dom Perignon, Moët & Chandon, Veuve Cliquot and Ruinart.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Black Friday Promotion


Spend $200 on any Chantelle Lingerie Collection and receive a FREE Chantelle Chantilly Red thong (Picture Below). A $54 value. One gift per person per transaction. Not valid with sale items, discounts or promotional offers, gift card purchase, returns or exchanges. While supplies last. OFFER VALID UNTIL Nov 28, 2009
Print this offer and bring it to our store. It is only valid to email subscribers, Facebook fan or Twitter followers.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Prima Donna & Marie Jo Bra Fitting Event-Nov 5-7th


Join Coup de Foudre Lingerie and a Prima Donna Fit expert for a special bra fitting event.
Get 10% OFF Prima Donna and Marie Jo Collections.

Get ready for Fall with Must Have Bras that will shape, lift, support or minimize in the D-G cup!
When: Thursday through Saturday Nov 5-7 th, 11:00AM - 6:00PM.


Where: Coup de Foudre Lingerie 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (Corner of 11th and E Street).


Call now (202) 393 -0878 to schedule your bra fitting appointment or make your reservation via email at info@coupdefoudrelingerie.com. Please indicate your preferred day and time. We will send you an email to confirm your bra fitting appointment.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Beauty at its Best on October 21, 2009


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 1, 2009
Contact: Andrea Rodgers
Phone: 202-422-2692
Email: missa@askmissa.com
Website: www.askmissa.com

Washington Entrepreneurs Come Together to Show Beauty at its Best
An Evening of Shopping and Networking

(Washington, DC) -- At 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2009, The District's fashionistas and Washington business women will gather at The City Tavern Club on fashionable M Street in Georgetown to meet local mavens in the Beauty and Fashion industry. Ladies will nosh on hors d'oeuvres and sip cocktails, as they meet young female entrepreneurs in the "Beauty Biz", and peruse each boutique's booth. Ada Polla Tray and her team from Alchime Forever will give attendees individualized skincare analysis. Kassie Rempel of SimplySoles.com and Valerie Lucas of Coup de Foudre will tease women with a taste of the high-end shoes and bras that can be found at their respective boutique. Betsy Fisher Albaugh will bring a sampling of her store's best, and Allison Brooks of Queen Bee Designs will set up a bee hive full of jewelry for women to try on.

“Beauty to me is simply feeling your best. It’s the inner peace that comes with feeling self-assured. I think that part of how we feel about ourselves originates from how we present ourselves – and so it’s no surprise that I’ve found myself in a career where I essentially wardrobe women," said Kassie Rempel, Owner of SimplySoles.com and Designer of the Lillybee line of shoes. "For me – shoes are the beginning of any ensemble and are the foundation of my confidence level. It’s a passion I feel privileged to share.”

Whether the self-confidence comes from a comfortable, yet beautiful shoe, using the right
undergarments to slim and lift, having to die for skin, or the must-have "IT" piece of clothing or jewelry, these beauty mavens can help Washington women look and feel their very best.

The event will also help those less fortunate look and feel their best as donations are being taken at the door for Suited for Change, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which provides professional clothing and ongoing career and life skills education to low-income women to increase their employment and job retention potential and to contribute to their economic independence. Those who make a donation will be entered to win door prizes provided by the participating boutiques.

WHO:
Meet Ada Polla of Alchime Forever, Betsy Fisher Albaugh of Betsy Fisher, Valerie Lucas of Coup de Foudre, Allison Priebe Brooks of Queen Bee Designs and Kassie Rempel, the Owner of SimplySoles.com and Designer of Lillybee shoes.

WHY:
Come shop and network with some of Washington's leading female beauty entrepreneurs.

WHERE:
City Tavern Club
3206 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-8770
www.citytavernclubdc.org

WHEN:
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

TICKETS:
RSVP missa@askmissa.com
The event is complimentary, however attendees who make a cash donation of at least $10 to Suited for Change can enter to win door prizes from our participating retailers, and the grand prize a selection of products from all the boutiques.

About Alchime Forever
Created at Forever Laser Institut in Switzerland by doctors Luigi and Barbara Polla, Alchimie Forever products blend science and nature, sensorial pleasure and anti-aging benefits, visual chic and softness. Alchimie Forever utilizes nature's most powerful extracts to bring you daily skin care products that will preserve your skin's youthfulness. Hypo-allergenic and cruelty-free. For men, for women, for all.

About Betsy Fisher
Betsy Fisher specializes in fine contemporary fashion, offering both well-known and up-and-coming designer collections of clothing, shoes and accessories. Carefully edited selections from American, European, Asian and Australian designers become a rich source for exclusive pieces and original wardrobes. Each customer will enjoy the service as much as the fashion; the staff at Betsy Fisher enjoys assisting clients with what they need, from style and wardrobe advice to special deliveries or home visits. Please contact us at 202 785 1975 or store@betsyfisher.com for information about services, events or what’s new this week.

About Coup de Foudre Lingerie
Coup de Foudre Lingerie is a European lingerie boutique located at the corner of 11th and E Street, N.W., in downtown Washington, D.C. We are expert bra-fitters and carry hard-to-find bra sizes (from 32A to 40G). We also advise our clients on what to wear underneath challenging necklines. Find European brands such as Chantelle, Prima Donna, Simone Perele, Marie Jo, Aubade and bra fitting tips on our website at www.coupdefoudrelingerie.com.

About Queen Bee Designs
Queen Bee Designs is ruled by a very lovely Queen indeed – Allison Priebe Brooks. Allison has always had a flair for fashion – especially jewelry, but she could not find the bold pieces she was looking for anywhere. She enrolled in studio art classes at the Smithsonian and learned to make her own pieces. To Allison's surprise, people wanted to buy her jewelry right off of her neck! Allison obliged and decided it was time to turn her passion and hobby into a business.
Queen Bee Designs has turned into a very successful business – and the BUZZ is really getting around and so are Allison’s fabulous pieces - worn by top news anchors, celebs, & even Miss America! Her products have been featured on Good Morning America, in the Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, Lucky, and Women's Wear Daily.

About SimplySoles
SimplySoles is a catalog and online women’s shoe boutique that opened its very first bricks and mortar location in Washington DC in late 2008. The business was born in 2004 out of a passion for shoes and a desire to enjoy of the convenience of shopping for them from home. Rempel explains that “doing a lot of catalog shopping at the time, the lack of attention to accessories in fashion catalogs drove me crazy. I couldn’t see details of the product despite potentially spending hundreds of dollars for a pair of shoes. So I decided that I needed to build what I wanted to shop from – a catalog and online boutique offering a carefully edited collection of shoes, handbags, and other accessories. It took about a year to design the first catalog, and educate myself about how to design, print, mail a catalog – but the first ones shipped in September 2004 and with some shoes, a tape gun, and a 1-800 number, my business began.” Five years later, SimplySoles has loyal domestic and international clients and is the women’s premier shoe catalog. Moreover Rempel designed and debuted her own collection in Spring 2008 called “lillybee,” which in its first season became SimplySoles’ top selling brand. She has been named as one of the top five emerging entrepreneurs in Entrepreneur magazine’s Annual Awards, recognized by the Washington Business Journal as one of the 2008 Women Who Mean Business, and has been featured on the cover of Fortune Small Business magazine in a story on extreme customer service.

About Suited for Change
Founded in 1992, Suited for Change is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which provides professional clothing and ongoing career and life skills education to low-income women to increase their employment and job retention potential and to contribute to their economic independence. Our services are available at no charge and by referral only to low-income women who have completed job readiness programs and are seeking employment.
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Coup de Foudre Lingerie participates in the CityShopGirl Scavenger Hunt DC

ScavengerHunt DC

Coup de Foudre Lingerie will participate in the upcoming CityShopGirl and Skincando Scavenger Hunt DC.

Two dozen DC area restaurants, spas and boutiques are participating, grand prize worth over $2500

What: Scavenger Hunt DC with CityShopGirl and Skincando

When: runs October 5-October 17, 2009
Cocktail Party: October 17, 2009 6-9 pm

Where: Area restaurants, boutiques and spas
Cocktail Party: Lotus Lounge, 1420 K Street, Washington, D.C.

The hunt begins on Monday, October 5 with daily clues appearing in CityShopGirl’s daily email publication and on twitter handles Twitter.com/CityShopGirl and Twitter.com/Skincando.

Participants must be CityShopGirl subscribers and register an individual or team name (teams are limited to 4 people) by emailing rsvp@cityshopgirl.com. All scavenger hunt participants must be present at the October 17 cocktail party to be eligible to win. Items can be collected any time during the 2 week window.

About CityShopGirl:

CityShopGirl is a free daily e-mail publication alerting shoppers to discounts and specials from boutiques, department stores, spas, restaurants, and specialty stores in the Washington, DC area. Shop, eat and treat yourself! Named one of “6 Money Web Sites to Watch in 2009” by U.S. News and World Report, CityShopGirl has connected readers to hundreds of unique opportunities since launching in October, 2008. www.cityshopgirl.com

About Skincando:

Skincando is a D.C. based organic, green and socially conscious skincare company. Called the “toughest skincare in the world” the company’s #1 selling product Combat-Ready Balm has become famous from being donated and loved by US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Combat-Ready Balm is an all-purpose soothing cream that provides relief for many skin issues including calming the sand flea bites, sun burn and dry skin that our service members face every day. www.skincando.com

Monday, September 28, 2009

Free Gift with $150 Simone Perele purchase


Spend $150 on the latest Fall Fashion Collection from Simone Perele and receive a FREE spa candle scented of fresh lilies and made with natural soy. A $40 value. One gift per purchase and person. Offer valid until October 31, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fashion Washington Magazine features the Simone Perele Fall Collection














Have you seen the Fall Fashion Issue of Fashion Washington from the Washington Post?

It features the Simone Perele Marlene Collection on page 6. It's so French! Elegant, classy and glamour all at the same time.




I love the contrast and two toned black/ivory color. Tres chic.


Price & Availability:

Simone Perele Marlene Chemise (only available in Ivory): $190

Simone Perele Marlene Demi Cup: $105

It will be available on September 25th at Coup de Foudre Lingerie.

Monday, September 21, 2009

My Favorite: Marie Jo Avero Bra in Plum!


We are excited.....we are about to receive the Marie jo Avero bra in Plum.

This is my favorite bra!

This Avero Collection combines soft, subtle, checkered fabric with a beautiful embroidered lace and daisy motif.

The daisy flowers continue to spread their magic touch over the shoulder and the necklines of thousand of women. This plum color is THE color of the Fall and is subtly seductive under any Fall outfit.

Two options are available: Strapless or Multiway including halter. Looks great under T-Shirt too!
Reserve yours today!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Bra books? Plenty to choose from....







If you want to get educated on the topic of lingerie or bra fitting, there is plenty to choose from this Fall thanks to talented authors.


  • Books on boobs: "A Guide to your girls". Baffled by your bosom? Elisabeth Squires (a/k/a The Boob Lady) answers everything you need to know: from sprouting to sexy but sassy...to the ups and downs of bra wear and care, breastfeeding, topless sunbathing, cosmetic surgery, breast physiology, and all the breast. http://www.booksonboobs.com/


  • The Bra Book - "Your complete guide to the bra" by Jené Luciani—a fashion expert and a go-to guide for beauty advice—once and for all arms women with the knowledge they need to find the right fashion support. From the best bra to wear under every outfit to important information about bras and breast health from puberty to retirement, from the physics behind bra design to how you can best ensure a proper fit, The Bra Book is the source for women everywhere. http://www.thebrabook.com/


  • Underneath It All- A Girl's Guide to Buying, Wearing, and Loving Lingerie(Harlequin, October 2009). Authors: Kathy Schultz & Jennifer Manuel Carroll This tell-all guide about what lies beneath includes tips and tricks on finding the best lingerie to flatter your figure, establishing your lingerie style, building the perfect wardrobe of underthings, ensuring fabulous fit, and more. http://www.underneathitallthebook.com/

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Show your wild side this Fall....




This Fall, animal prints have taken over the pages of most fashion magazine. It's everywhere from shoes, clothes, accessories and even lingerie! Stop by Coup de Foudre Lingerie and indulge in this Must-Have trend! Classy and seductive, this silk chemise from Jonquil is very feminine. So, add a bit of jungle to your closet.


Available for a limited time.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Chantelle Lingerie Fall Collection 2009



Take a look at the latest Fall 2009 Collections from Chantelle Lingerie: Chantelle Caprice & Chantelle Africa Collections.

My favorite is the Chantelle Africa Collection in the Eclipse color.

In shades of black, grey and white which represent the various stages of an eclipse, this lingerie set ooze sexiness.
Put it on and you may transform into a vixen!
It's already selling out....We wish we had ordered more. Next shipment is in September.
Available now at Coup de Foudre Lingerie.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Did you know...........?




Did you know the percentage of support by bra part?




  • Straps: 10% of support

  • Back:60-70% of suport

  • Cups:20% of support

  • Front Center: 10% of support

Info courtesy of Chantelle Lingerie

Monday, May 25, 2009

A lust for lace...by Amy Serafin, FRANCE MAGAZINE

Very nice article and amazing pictures about french dentelle :

Lace is a game of peek-a-boo, covering and exposing, full of contradictions. Sew
it onto a pair of panties and it's seductive. Lay it on top of a piano and it's fussy. In black. it evokes erotica or mourning: in white, wedding gowns. It has decorated bishops's albs and courtesans' frocks. All of this and more is
presented at the cite internationale de la Dentelle et de la mode in Calais, a
new museum where visitors also learn that this most delicate of fabrics is made on massive iron machines operated by burly men with blackened hands.
France Magazine, Spring 2009 by Amy Serafin

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Join us at Tweak Your (she)ic' TM Image & Beauty Lounge Fundraiser


Coup de Foudre will be participating in Tweak Your (she)ic' TM Image & Beauty Lounge Fundraiser on June 7th.

An afternoon of polishing, pampering and empowerment for women sponsored by Élan Image Management

To raise funds for Suited For Change: http://www.suitedforchange.org/

Sunday, June 7th, 2009 from 1pm-5pm


Hotel George, 15 E Street, NW Washington, DC 20001

Visit: http://www.tweakyoursheic.com/ for all the event details and registration information!


Other businesses participating include PR@Partners, Nail Taxi, Lunar Massage, Heart Mind Connection, Be Yu Spa, Summark faces.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Prima Donna & Marie Jo Bra Fitting Event- May 14th-16th



Join Coup de Foudre Lingerie and a Prima Donna Fit expert for a special bra fitting event. Get 15% OFF Prima Donna and Marie Jo Collections.


Get ready for Summer with Must Have Bras that will shape, lift, support or minimize in the D-G cup!

When: Thursday through Saturday May 14-16th, 11:00AM - 6:00PM.

Where: Coup de Foudre Lingerie 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (Corner of 11th and E Street).

Call now (202) 393 -0878 to schedule your bra fitting appointment or make your reservation via email at info@coupdefoudrelingerie.com. Please indicate your preferred day and time. We will send you an email to confirm your bra fitting appointment.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Coup de Foudre featured in the Washingtonian Magazine


Coup de Foudre Lingerie is mentioned in the Washingtonian Magazine May Edition 2009.
Hard to miss this issue, President Obama is featured shirtless (he's #2 out of 26 Reasons to Love Living in Washington).
This cover has started quite a controversy on the Washingtonian Blog. It's already up to 541 comments...wow....

You will find Coup de Foudre listed as #4 reason: You Can Discover the World Here: France

"Exquisitely delicate underpinnings fit to go under that Yves St Laurent pantsuit can be found at the Paris-Inspired shop Coup de Foudre Lingerie"

Monday, April 20, 2009

S.E.X.Y Coffee cup sleeve for Earth Day?

When I first opened Coup de Foudre Lingerie, five years ago, a friend of mine, Amy A, gave me the most original gift- a pink & black corset purse! It was perfect...and so in line with my new business venture.

However, I would not dare to wear the corset purse because I thought I would get a few stare. We currently use it as a unique accent in the store. It's hard not to notice it. Many customers have commented on it over the years.

Recently, I came accross those Coffee Corset sleeve...they are cute...and sexy- and if you know me-I am really into my coffee. So, why not dress up my coffee cup for fun ? It's also a fantastic alternative to the wasteful cardboard sleeves typically used with disposable coffee cups to insulate your hands from your hot drink.

It really gives my skinny latte a stylish and sexy touch! It's "one size fits most" cup like the Hanky Panky Low Rider thong!


Now, I need to figure out now which one my coffee cup will wear.

Follow me on twitter (http://www.twitter.com/coupdefoudredc) and win one coffee cup sleeve! The winner will be notified by the end of the week.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A look at Simone Perele Fall Collection 2009

Lingerie Show Report: Simone Perele Fall 2009.


For those of you who can't wait to discover the Simone Perele Fall Collection 2009, here's a sneak peak. (For your eyes only). Which collection (Marlene, Rita, Josephine, Floralie, Nina, Avant Premiere) do you prefer? Let us know!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Spring dresses with unique neckline challenges!




Escape into style this spring with dresses in bold hues and alluring details





LOVE RED!


Cute twinset dress in red. The back of the dress is extremely low! Available at Betsy Fisher.



Love this David Meister's strapless Navy and Red geometric stretch cotton dress! Will definitely turn heads at the next party! Available at Terra.


What to wear under:

1) NuBra Feather Lite from Bragel

We recommend to wear the NuBra Feather Lite from Bragel in black. (Comes in size A to C). The NuBra features bra cups with adhesive inside cups, plus front closure for cleavage and lift. You can create different degrees of cleavage by positioning the bra cups closer or farther away.

The NuBra Feather Lite works because it provide a totally smooth and seamless look. No more re-adjusting or checking in the mirror if your bra band is showing underneath your dress

Send us a picture of your dress or top at info@coupdefoudrelingerie.com with a brief description of your dress or top with a challenging neckline (i.e strapless, backless, low plunge, etc... ) from your favorite store and we will help you solve your fashion bra challenge this Spring season. We will post on this blog a picture of your dress, where you baught it and match it with the right bra! It's that simple!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Marie Jo Avero Bra in Peach



We are excited.....we are about to receive the Marie jo Avero bra in Peach. (April 14th).

This Avero Collection combines soft, subtle, checkered fabric with a beautiful embroidered lace and daisy motif.

The daisy flowers continue to spread their magic touch over the shoulder and the necklines of thousand of women. This delicate pastel shade with surprising mint constrast is subtly seductive under any summer outfit.

Two options are available: Strapless or Multiway including halter. Looks great under T-Shirt too!

Reserve yours today!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Garter Belt for Dummies: First Edition



Most women don't wear garter belt therefore few know how to put it on. This is one of our number 1 request at the store. How do you put it on?


May be it will take you 15 minutes to put one on the first time but after a few trial and error it will be easy..

Here's our "Garter Belt for Dummies", First Edition

Put the garter belt on, closing it so it rests on your hip bones. It should fit snuglly enough to stay in place when it is tugged at from the bottom.

Slide stockings on carefully. Once your stockings are properly positioned, grab the top of the stocking in front and hook it onto the clip that hangs straight down from the body of the garter belt

Then do the same to the top of the stocking at the back of your leg. This might require a bit of twisting.

Stand straight and adjust the strap length of each garter as needed.

Now put on your thong over your garter belt. This would allow you to take a quick bathroom break and would not require to take it all off. I bet you did not think about that one!

What to look for in a garter belt:

  • Take the same size as your panty

  • Make sure you can adjust the strap length of each garter.The straps should also be adjustable like bra straps allowing for height adjustments and be relatively easy to use only after a few tries.
  • Stick with garter belts that have metal hardware, they will hold your hosiery up more securely and the metal hardware will not deteriorate as the plastic will. The clasps are normally the first thing to break on poorly made belts.

  • Have a least one black garter in your lingerie drawer.

  • Wear it with a skirt (obviously) but not a mini skirt!

Why wear it?

1) Because you are tired of blowing off your money on pantyhose that keep running. At least with a garter you can change the deficient stocking.

2) Because HE LOVES IT! (All men love garter belts ... I don't know one that does not!)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Submit your product recommendation and win one free!

We would like to thank Joanne N for recommending a great product: A strapless bra that can hold even in the F or G Cup. Finally a strapless bra that does not let you down!


As a result, she will get one free!

Do you know a great product that you would recommend? Provide a short description, brand, price and why you like it at info@coupdefoudrelingerie.com. If we end up carrying it in our store, you will get one free.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Cherry Blossom Lingerie?



Cherry-blossom madness is about to hit DC, and everyone—is getting into it.


Our new store window has definitely a cherry blossom vibe...with beautiful pale pink color and green to celebrate the season


While the Cherry Blossoms will only last a few days (This year, Rob DeFeo, chief horticulturist for the National Park Service, estimated the peak bloom period to be April 1 through 4), our Spring collection from Simone Perele and Chantelle will be here until May.


So come check out our cherry-blossom-inspired lingerie...and get in the spirit before it's too late!



Chantelle Spring in Bloom

Monday, March 16, 2009

Don't ruin your bra in conventional bra dryer anymore!



We keep telling customers not to put their bras in the dryer because it totally ruins the elastic and compromise the shape and support of their bra.

Well ...wait till you try the BRA DRYER...and no it's not an early April Fool's joke!

Bra Dryer is a simple device which is based on the presumption that the best way to dry bras without ruining their fabric, wiring and padding is to dry them on a shape which resembles female breasts. That's why Bra Dryer is shaped like a female torso.

A very gentle infrared (IR) heat source helps evaporate moisture from the bra fabric while silent fans inside the appliance help remove this moisture.


In short, Bra Dryer will do this:

  1. Preserve bra shape

  2. Dry bras faster

  3. Free your time

    ... instead of doing this:

  4. Damaging bras (as in conventional dryers)

  5. Taking too long to dry (when you air dry it)

  6. Taking your time (when your dry it with a blow dryer)

So, what do you think?

New Spring Collection from Aubade


We just received the latest Spring Collection from Aubade: The Bahia Collection in Emerald!
It is just stunning with its mischievous signature lacing on the front of the bra and lace up back of the tanga! Beautiful mercerized Swiss cotton with Swiss embroidery.
There's also a matching camisole!
Just in time for St. Patrick Day!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Bra Fitting Event-March 5-7th 2009


What: Bra Fitting Event on March 5-7th.

Donate a gently used bra to DC local charity, Bread for the City, and get 10% off your entire purchase.
Coup de Foudre Lingerie in partnership with Chantelle Lingerie will also give new bras in sizes not collected during our bra drive event.

Get ready for the Spring with Must Have Bras that will shape, lift, support or minimize in size 32A to 40G!

Call now (202) 393-0878 to schedule your appointment.


When: Thurs.- Sat. March 5-7th, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.;

Where: 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, b/t 11th & E Sts. (202-393-0878).

For more information about our bra donation program, please visit www.shopcdf.com

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Coup de Foudre Lingerie Valentine's Day Marketing Stunt....!


One has to think outside the box to get attention these days!
What a better way to light the south facade of our building (1001 Pennsylvania Avenue) red for Valentine's day! Here's a picture of it!


Happy Valentine's Day!

Caption: "Penn Quarter Red Light District"

P.S: We wish we had been able to pull such a Valentine's Day marketing campaign stunt, however, the building is lighted in red for the entire month in recognition of the American Heart Association's National Wear Red Day!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Donate your bra to Charity


Donate your bra!


Lose Your Bra and Support a local DC Charity: Bread for the City


Do you have a drawer full of old bras just begging to be set free? Donating your bra to Bread for the City is just one more thing you can do to reduce, reuse and recycle. We are currently appealing for donations of unwanted gently used bras for Bread for the City Clothing Room

To give your support to our bra donation campaign, simply deposit your gently used bras into provided and marked box at Coup de Foudre Lingerie. All shapes and sizes welcome! Full figure bras are in high demand. Please ensure your donations are clean and in reasonable reusable condition.


Coup de Foudre Lingerie will collect, pre-sort, and deliver gently used bras to Bread for the City all year long. In addition, we will also donate new bras in sizes that are not collected


The mission of Bread for the City is to provide vulnerable residents of Washington, DC, with comprehensive services, including food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services, in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Coup de Foudre featured in AirTran Inflight Magazine

Coup de Foudre is featured in the AirTran Airways Inflight Magazine.


So sit back, relax and enjoy your flight!


Washington, DC:

"Looking for a place you can fit right in? Well, if you're a woman in need of foundation garments, the helpful staff at Coup de Foudre will walk you through everything from personal fitting to fabric choices. Those looking for intimates that fit like a second skin will find love at first sight.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Coup de Foudre Lingerie Featured in DC Modern Luxury!

Wow...what a great way to start the new year!

Coup de Foudre Lingerie is featured in DC Modern Luxury, January/February 2009 Edition (p34). Shop Talk.

Get your copy today or come read it in our store!

and yes, don't forget to schedule an appointment if you are looking for the proper bra to wear underneath your ball gown. We will try our best to make you look impeccable.



P.S: We will be specially open on Sunday, January 18th from 11:00AM to 6:00PM to accomodate all gala-goers.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Get ready for the Inaugural Balls! Only 13 days left!



With the Inauguration fast approaching, now is a good time to bring your gown to Coup de Foudre Lingerie - We can help you select the perfect lingerie foundation!




Don't wait until the last minute to schedule your appointment ....as we will be closed on Inauguration Day, January 20th! (We won't even be able to get to our store because We Are in the Zone, the security zone that is).




We are also walking distance from the following hotels where many of the inaugural balls will happen:

-The Willard InterContinental Washington
-The Hotel Monac
- The JW Marriott Hotel
-The Sofitel
- The Hay Adams


So avoid a fashion bra faux pas this Inaugural season!

PS: More info about the Inauguration