Thursday, December 24, 2009

Congratulations to our Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Terry for winning our Knickers Nutcracker contest! Terry won a $50 gift certificate for finding the nutcracker hidden in one of our Christmas window displays.

We had a huge amount of responses to our contest. Thank you to everyone who participated. And happy holidays!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Did you find the Knickers Nutcracker?

He's Hidden in one of our Christmas windows.

If you find him just leave us a comment with his location, your name and your email address. All comments will be deleted for your privacy. We'll draw a name the week before Christmas and the winner will receive a $50 Knickers of Glen Ellyn gift certificate!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

CRAVE Chicago Features Knickers!

We're so excited that our CRAVE Chicago books, are here! CRAVE Chicago; The Urban Girl's Manifesto is the ultimate guide to the places women CRAVE in Chicago, including more than 125 women you need to know! And, we're so honored that CRAVE Chicago features Knickers of Glen Ellyn!

Browse more than 275 pages of unique boutiques, salons and services in the Chicagoland area
! Pick up your copy of CRAVE Chicago at Knickers or at bookstores. You'll love the coupons in the back of the book....including 20% off at Knickers of Glen Ellyn! It can pay for itself!

Find us on page 136!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pamper Yourself for the Holidays

Treat yourself or someone you love to a relaxing bath. Introducing our most popular bubble bath and bath salts in individual sizes!

You'll love these elegant test tubes of Spuma di Sciampagna champagne bubble bath or Maria Evora bathing sea salts to combat holiday stress. The bath salts are intoxicating with a fragrance of beach roses. The bubble bath features a delicate clean scent and makes "movie star" bubbles that last and last...and last.

Each test tube comes with it's own gift tag, making it a great addition to the bow of a package, perfect to tuck into a cozy pajama, a beautiful table favor, or just a gift on it's own.

Everyone deserves to feel pampered!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

30% OFF one item for 3 DAYS!

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Saturday, November 7, 2009


We had a GREAT turnout at our Capturing Beauty & Confidence Event this week. THANK YOU to everyone who came out and enjoyed the fashion show, hair and make-up tips, bra fittings, boudoir photos, champagne cocktails and nibbles. We had a great time too! We're hoping to post photos soon.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Capturing Beauty & Confidence

We'd like to invite you to a
special private party...

Capturing Beauty & Confidence
Wednesday, November 4th

An evening for women designed to make you
feel like the beauty you already are!

  • Enjoy an intimate fashion show of the latest trends featuring lingerie from Knickers of Glen Ellyn, jewelry and accessories fro Georgia Rae, hair styling and color from Visions for the Art of Hair, make-up tips, and eyelash extensions.
  • Receive a complimentary boudoir photo from Argentina Leyva Photography.
  • Sip champagne cocktails and nibble on sweet and savory treats.

Premium gift bags for the first 50 people!

This event will be at Knickers of Glen Ellyn, 492 Main Street
and Georgia Rae, 484 Main Street

Cocktails at 6, fashion show at 7, fun and shopping all night!

RSVP by leaving a comment or visiting our
Capturing Beauty & Confidence Facebook Page.

Friday, October 23, 2009


starts today!

20 % OFF
on anything PINK in the store!

See our THINK PINK ad here

Hurry, the sale ends
Saturday, October 31st!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Vintage Inspired Lingerie

We have a confession. We have a weakness for vintage inspired lingerie. That's why we can't get enough of Lucy B lingerie!

They make the cutest and sauciest lingerie in bralettes, ruffled panties, garterkinis and garter belts, babydolls and chemises. Their design, fabrics, and attention to detail are a tribute to pin-up lingerie at it's best.

We think Bettie Page would have LOVED Lucy B!

Sweetest Day, October 17th

Show your sweetie that you care
with a gift of fancy underwear.

So this year on Sweetest Day
give her Knickers lingerie

Ladies, let us help you with

Sweetest Day too.
Wrap up a little something
to tickle his fancy anew!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

To Dye For!

Maxey delivers again with this adorable slub tie dye pajama. We're offering the stylish draw string pant and zipper hoodie. Perfect for home, dorm or travel.

Scanty fans are going to LOVE Maxey!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Our PJ Salvage flannel pajamas are streaming in just in time for this chilly weather.

We love the new 50 years of peace pajama in black. It's that comfy boyfriend pajama fit we've all grown to love.

We also think these new black peace lux-touch thong slippers are super cute! They're adorned with a rhinestone peace sign. For the gals who love a little glam!

Go ahead...get cozy!

Friday, October 9, 2009

"Bra Man" helps out women in need

(Oct 8) - It may be concealed under clothes but the bra is a critical garment that can be expensive to buy, and that people often don't think to donate. Now, a Chicago man is working to change that for women in need. Oz du Soleil runs a charitable effort aimed at collecting new or gently used bras and donating them to lower-income girls and women, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Oz du Soleil's Chicago home is filled with piles of new and used
bras ready to be donated to underprivileged girls and women.

He collects the undergarments through donations via his blog. Du Soleil quickly surpassed his initial goal of 1,000 bras and has since collected more than 3,000 in total. His home is filled with boxes of bras in many colors, style and sizes.
Schools, homeless shelters and churches are among the organizations that have received the donations. He has given away over 1,400 to date.
Getting the word out about his trove can be tricky. "Usually they ask if I'm serious, and then I just tell them I've sent more than 1,400 bras around the world," du Soleil told the Chicago Tribune. "I am careful about it since people do look at you like you're some weirdo."
How did du Soleil come to be known as the "bra man"? He traces the roots of his nonprofit endeavor back to an earlier digital art project where he posted pictures of bras along with their owners' stories. When his girlfriend came across the leftovers, she donated them to a local school.
"I was really moved by the response," du Soleil told the Tribune. "The girls wanted them because most of them had one bra to go to P.E., to parties, to the grocery store, to the doctor. It was about giving them dignity."

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pajama Dinner!

We had a great time last night at the pajama dinner at Cab's. Lots of girlfriends, pajamas, laughter and fun. And, with everyone's generosity, we raised lots of money for Hephzibah! Lisa and Luis at Cab's Wine Bar Bistro outdid themselves do they do it? Many thanks to Georgia Rae, Fuschia, Paisley, Cheveux Salon & Day Spa, Shannon's Irish Pub, and Crescendo.

We can't wait for next year! Save the date...Wednesday, October 6, 2010!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Pajama Dinner...Getting Ready!

We're getting ready for our pajama dinner tonight at Cab's Wine Bar Bistro. Grab your girlfriends, get cozy in your PJs, enjoy wine and delicious fare, win prizes...all to benefit Hephzibah Children's Association.

Tickets are selling out fast. Call 630-942-9463 to reserve. $35 includes champagne toast, dinner, dessert, favors, and a fashion show with Fuschia, Georgia Rae, Paisley, and Knickers!

And make sure to try the new "Lacy Knickers" martini at Cab's. It's available tonight...and every night. It's pink, made with St. Germain, and comes with a $5 coupon to Knickers! DELISH!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Knickers Saucy Cheese Bites

We love this little savory cheesy cracker, so we served it at our bra fitting event. Here's the recipe in case you'd like to make them.

2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (room temp)
1 1/2 cups flour
1 stick of butter softened
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

Mix all ingredients in a food processor until blended. Form dough into a log, wrap in parchment paper and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Slice dough into 1/4 inch bites. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 12-15 minutes on a cookie sheet lined with a Silpat mat.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Our Gift to you in October!

Pink Tulips!

It's become one of our favorite traditions! During the month of October, we'll share with you some pink tulip bulbs. Plant them now, and when they bloom in May, they'll remind you to get your mammogram.

Planting tips:
Plant tulips in late fall in well-drained soil. Grow them where they will get at least 5-6 hours of sun a day; full sun in preferable. Dig the soil to a depth of 8-12" and work in Bulb Booster or other bulb food. Set the bulbs 4-8" deep and 4-8" apart, depending on size and variety.

Friday, September 18, 2009

We LOVE Wendy Glez!

On a recent trip to the lingerie show in New York, I was excited to to get to know the Wendy Glez line of sleepwear and lingerie. In fact, it was Wendy herself who showed me the line. And I fell in love with her style, fabrics and range of designs.

This decadently soft pajama features a tank with a shelf bra, and a tie dye pant with drawstring. The fit is fabulous, the style is fashionable, and the comfort is so so cozy. We can't wait for all the things to come from Wendy Glez. We know you'll love this awesome designer as much as we do!

Sweet dreams...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Hanky Panky Boyshort

Hanky Panky's new tulle boyshort has just arrived and we can't get over how soft it is! This has to be their most comfortable boyshort yet. It's made of an airy, ultra sheer stretch tulle and is trimmed in a delicate scalloped lace. Available in black, mocha and raspberry.

Thank you Hanky Panky...
we LOVE it!


We were featured in Lucky Magazine!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

It's Our Anniversary!

In celebration of our anniversary, the first thing we want
to do is say THANK YOU by offering
25% OFF the entire store!

Thursday, September 10th 9:30 to 8pm
Friday, September 11th 9:30 to 8pm
Saturday, September 12th 9 to 5pm
Sunday, September 13th 12 to 4pm

Thank you for all your support so that we can continue
to do what we love to women feel
beautiful and confident!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Meet Maxey!

We're so excited about Maxey!

Check out this cute tie dye pajama that's on it's way to Knickers. It's a new sleepwear collection that's hip, cool and fun, with a comfy and flattering fit.

Hey Scanty'll love Maxey!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Madonnari Festival

In celebration of Glen Ellyn's Madonnari Festival, we have our own sidewalk chalk art outside of Knickers! The amazing and talented artist Dana Gross created our logo and a little saucy bra and panty to dress up our store.

We hope you can stop by and see it!

And, for Saturday only, "draw" for your discount and save 10% to 25% on your entire purchase!

Don't forget to check out the schedule for this weekend's Madonnari Festival activities including headlining band the Lovehammers!

And, many of our fabulous restaurants are having special offers and music tonight! It's a fun weekend in Glen Ellyn!

Monday, July 27, 2009

We were expecting....and now you've delivered!

We have to admit that we've been quietly anticipating something. Of course we're always discrete about what happens at Knickers. But we can share with you, in the last year we've seen a trend. Our customers have talked about staying in, having dinners at home, foregoing vacation travel, reconnecting. In addition, we've seen our intimate lingerie sales increase.

So we've been expecting a little recession induced baby boom. And, as a result, we've added to our selection of nursing bras.

Just as we predicted, there's been quite the demand. We've had lots of phone calls asking for nursing bras. In keeping with our reputation for offering a fuller size selection, our newest nursing bra is sized 32 to 38, C to H cups. It's a smooth jacquard under wire bra, with an easy clasp for releasing the cup. It's feminine, supportive and functional.

Need to be fitted for a nursing bra? We're happy to help you any time. Fittings are always complimentary and we're open every day.

And, we'd like to add a warm welcome to all those new babies!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sidewalk Sale!

It's Sidewalk Sale in Glen Ellyn, and Knickers has lots of bargains in sleepwear, bras, panties, camis, bath luxuries, gifts and so much more, at 50% to 70% off!

The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce and the Sidewalk Sale committee, headed by Danny at Tap House Grill, has created a fun day of shopping with live music, great food and umbrella tables and chairs to sit and relax in the shade.

We hope you can join us as we continue the sale over the weekend. Friday 9 to 8 pm and Saturday 9 to 5 pm.

With my Mom!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

New Freya Bras!

Are you a Freya gal?

If you are you'll love Jolie, a new plunge balcony bra in a soft French lace. It's the shaping that we love about Jolie. For anyone who wore Freya's discontinued Millie style it's very similar. We're carrying this bra in raspberry in sizes 30-36, DD to G cups. And, as always, we're happy to special order other sizes or colors (it also comes in white and black as well).

We love Freya's coordinating panties. They're as comfortable as they are flirty. Jolie is available in a thong and so pretty!

Not yet sure if you're a Freya gal? Stop in and try on Jolie and find out!

Friday, July 17, 2009

A gift for you from Wacoal Sport!

We love the new Wacoal Sport bra!

Finally there's a supportive fitness bra, made of a wicking fabric, that offers support AND separation. Available in 32 to 40. C to DDD cup.

With your purchase of the new Wacoal Sport bra you'll receive a complimentary pink sport water bottle (while they last) Fun!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Jazz Fest Glen Ellyn 2009

What an amazing night for Jazz Fest!

Glen Ellyn welcomed jazz lovers from all over the Chicago land area on Saturday night for an evening of sultry music, wine/beer, delicious food from Tap House, all in a downtown landscaped street setting....and right outside Knickers!

Thanks to those who came out for this fine festival. And a special thank you to all those who volunteered their time to bring us such a wonderful event to show off our beautiful downtown!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Meet Our "Sister Store"

Did you know there's another Knickers?

Knickers of Hyde Park is Cincinnati's premiere bra fit specialist and intimate apparel haven! And, they're our "sister store"!

Jenny Schneider started Knickers of Hyde Park 10 years ago. We met when we both worked for Knickers of Glen Ellyn. We became fast friends and dreamed of one day having our own little lingerie boutiques.

Although we're separate stores, we shop together for merchandise and transfer items back and forth to accommodate our customer's needs.

There are several people who have been in both stores. I love when someone walks in and asks if Knickers is a "chain store". I immediately know they've been to Cincinnati and to Knickers of Hyde Park!

I visited this past week and had the best time with Jenny, her family, and the Knickers girls. It's such a beautiful store. She inspires me every day!

If you're ever in the Cincinnati area I hope you'll make time to visit Knickers of Hyde Park and say hello to this very special girlfriend!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day and Bellinis!

We have a new tradition....

We're open on
Mother's Day!

12 to 4 pm

We hope you can stop by
for a peach bellini toast
to all our Moms!