With both ready-made and custom items available, this shop features alternative brands like Glamour Bunny, Pin up Couture, Valkyrie and Velda Lauder plus off-the-rack lingerie and Nina Young’s own handmade brand Bite Me! Couture. Providing burlesque outfits at reasonable prices with a small but knowledgeable staff, they provide hassle-free, one-stopping shopping for all your glamour-puss needs.
Nina, who was originally an avid a member of the London gothic scene, began sewing her doll’s clothes from leftover fabric scraps at the age of eight. She continued to develop her skills and later successfully sold her own custom, handmade, original design bone-top and lace corsets to her high school chums for party money. After finishing her education, she spent time as a seamstress for Homberg’s Theatrical Costumiers in Leeds, England but was earning her bread and butter in IT. Fortunately, she was seduced by the burlesque world after watching a Miss Beeby performance in an Amsterdam supper club. Inspired, she returned to her beloved sewing machine, began designing her own burlesque costumes and set up the Love Burlesque boutique. An enterprising spirit, she now not only hand sews her Bite Me! Couture items, she also shares her skills with others, offering classes from her home base in the Netherlands on basic sewing, sewing from commercial patterns and on the art of creating original and custom patterns.
Love Burlesque’s online shop has a broad spectrum of handmade and specially selected items available: pasties, tassels, over-bust and under-bust corsets, waist-cinchers, frilly knickers, and bordello shoes plus dresses, skirts, tops, shrugs and jackets, fascinators, wigs and more. Very affordable, their most expensive custom items cap at £250, while ready-made products range from £20 to £60. Based in Worthing, UK and the Netherlands, Love Burlesque accepts only PayPal, delivers worldwide. They ship in-stock items within one day and custom items within 7 to 14 days; shipping costs vary with weight and delivery location. With a customer friendly money-back guarantee, un-worn items (excluding custom orders and undergarments) may be returned within seven days of receipt for full refund or exchange. Follow their newsletter, or Facebook-friend them for up-to-the-minute deals!