2131 N. Damen, (773)235-1234, boutiqueg.com [ratings]
Goods: Lingerie, sex toys, books, videos and DVDs, massage oils and whips. Designers: Lingerie comes from Simone Perele, Huit, Betsey Johnson, Elle Macpherson, Chantelle, Only Hearts, Hanky Panky, Felina, Aubade, On Gossamer, Madame V and Jane Woolrich. Owners: Cheryl Sloane and Kari Kupcinet-Kriser started G Boutique as a “girlfriend thing”—they envisioned a spot where ladies could stock up on erotic paraphernalia in a comfortable environment. Vibe: A provocative ambiance prevails with deep red and gold hues, old armoires, chaise lounges and items that could blind virgin eyes. The frank and completely relaxed staff helps quell any sex-store jitters. Price Range: Inexpensive-Expensive. The Look: Romantic, sensual, spontaneous. Lingerie ranges from prim and proper to been-around-the-block. Shopper’s Perks: G Boutique hosts private parties (either at the shop or in your home) for ladies to “drink, eat, try on clothes and talk about sex.” Their “How to Please a Man/Woman” classes are also popular.
UPDATED OCTOBER 2009