When thinking about things you can shop small & locally for, lingerie for a boudoir shoot probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. And that’s completely understandable, with large chain retailers like Victoria’s Secret and social-media-popularized brands like ThirdLove dominating the market. But if you’re thinking about scheduling a session with a Rhode Island boudoir photographer, there is indeed a locally-owned boutique where you can find a huge selection of gorgeous, unique, high-quality attire—and you can even get a 20% discount if you choose Vivid Instincts Photography for your boudoir experience (just ask about it when you contact me!).
Located in Portsmouth, RI, and drawing customers from all over the state as well as nearby Massachusetts, Deborah Winthrop Lingerie is a family-owned boutique, currently operated by expert bra fitter Amy Winthrop. (I should take this opportunity to point out that this boutique is a fantastic place to shop even if you aren’t looking for boudoir lingerie, but rather to simply replace your old, ill-fitting bra.) She’s been in the biz for more than 23 years, so it’s safe to say she knows a thing or two and can help you find the best options to suit your preferred style and unique body type. Above all, Amy focuses on helping women of all ages look and feel their best. It’s the personalized service she offers that sets Deborah Winthrop Lingerie apart from the large chain stores. You can immediately rest assured that you’ll get her undivided attention. (And, of course, if you’d like my undivided attention when shopping for your boudoir attire, just let me know during your consultation. I’m more than happy to help with styling.)
There’s also a chance you’ll get to meet her adorable pup, and if that isn’t reason enough to at least pop in and check the store out, I don’t know what is.
You always have the option of doing several different looks during your boudoir shoot, and luckily, Deborah Winthrop Lingerie makes that easy. Every color, every style, every size—they have it. You can even find other wardrobe pieces to add on, like silk robes and cozy sweaters. If you’ve read my Frequently Asked Questions blog, you already know that your boudoir session doesn’t have to be entirely focused on sexy lingerie—these extra pieces can make really nice touches.
“Any time I make a woman feel great about herself is a win,” Amy shared. That really is what gets her out of bed in the morning. So whatever that looks like for you, know you can find it at her boutique. Of course, as a Rhode Island boudoir photographer, my goal is also to make you feel great about yourself—I just highly suggest you start here!
Wanna find out how you can receive a 20% discount on your purchase at Deborah Winthrop Lingerie? Just ask about it when you contact me! After booking your session, you’ll also receive my full boudoir guide, which includes tons of tips for getting the best possible experience.