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Lingerie Secret Santa

Karolina of Karolina Laskowska came up with the brilliant idea of a lingerie Secret Santa between the independent lingerie brands. 

As the person behind Playful Promises, I can say it is a brand born out of the love of lingerie, so I was more than up for sending out a secret gift in return for secret gift back! After working hard all year it seems like such a nice treat to receive a mystery gift.

Last year I received an amazing sheer black and red underbust from Pop Antique with a matching fascinator.  It also touched me when I contacted her to thank her that she’d taken the time to stalk me on Facebook and look at my photos, going to the trouble to choose a set she thought fitted with my personal style. How awesome is that?

The other nice thing about this range is it is an opportunity to introduce some other independent brands working hard and to give us a chance to support each other and encourage our customers to shop independent this Christmas.

There are a number of independents brands taking part this aside from the ones I already mentioned year including:

Kiss Me Deadly – good for golden screen inspired glamour and they support the feminist cause. I like brands with a conscience.  We all have to make a living but no need to sacrifice your principles in the process.

Ayten Gasson – good for silk and UK made. Knowing the designer personally I can also say she is very nice. I like to spend my money with decent and nice people. Don’t you?

Clare Bare – if I had to pick a lingerie brand to represent California dreaming through English eyes this is it! 

Angela Freidman – the designer behind this brand used to run the NY Ballet Costume Department and you can really feel this when you look at the level of craftsmanship in her work. 

Karolina Laskowska - recently graduated Karolina works with beautiful fabrics and lace, including vintage kimono fabrics. I especially love the latter after having lived in Tokyo!

Now this is my Secret Santa  - can you guess who it is for?


The full list of brands taking part are:

Previously Chicago, Alexandrea Anissa, Betty Blue’s Loungerie, Dottie’s Delights, Evgenia, Kiss Me Deadly, Playful Promises, Angela Friedman, Harlow and Fox, Clare Bare, Karolina Laskowska, Made By Niki, Nearer The Moon, La Lilouche, Ayten Gasson, Pop Antique, Britta Uschkamp, FRKS

Follow the lingerie secret santa on instagram with tags #lingeriesecretsanta, #lingerieinsidertips, #lingeriegifts & #shopindependent

Shop independent this Xmas – be inspired by our secret santa!

Introducing.... Shop Desh!



Playful Promises is ecstatic to announce that we are now a featured brand on the amazing new lingerie bible of a website that is Shop Desh


Shop Desh is the brainchild of Erinn Brown (previously of fab blog The Bare Intimates, which is soon to be merged with the new platform) who wants to make lingerie shopping as stress free as possible for any woman. Shop Desh is not only a massive lingerie database, including everything you could need or want in your underwear drawer, but everything on the website has been carefully selected so you only get the best products different brands have to offer! In this way, the website can be a little dangerous – as you end up wanting every beautiful item you spot!


Shop Desh caters for various sizes and the seach function makes it so easy for you to find what you are looking for; you can search for an item by size (from 32A to 40F or XS – XL), colour or brand. You can even refine your search further and search for an item by price or sex factor (LOVE IT)! It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!


Shop Desh carries an amazing array of both British and international lingerie designers, including: Huit, Freya, Affinitas, Chantelle and Marlies Dekkers so is a great way to introduce yourself to some new brands and to continue to support your old favourites!


Here at Playful Promises we are so excited to see this grow and expand into the number one lingerie database! So pledge your allegiance to Shop Desh and Playful Promises!


Let us know if you have used Shop Desh and what you think of it!