Wedding season is in full swing, with bridesmaids frantically shopping around the city for the perfect sexy or scandalous gift to surprise soon-to-be-brides. When searching for lingerie or gag gifts, these New York City stores are the best for bachelorette parties. By Sarah Shaker.
Embarrass your bride-to-be with sashes, glitter crowns, flashing buttons and phallic shaped straws for her last night out as a single lady. Ricky’s sells a range of accessories to dress up your friend on her night out on the town, as well as sexually themed party games and candies to get your wild party started.
La Petite Coquette
La Petite Coquette carries a wide selection of lingerie from affordable to luxury brands. Treat your friend to a lace number or get her fun gifts like a “Just Married” sleep mask to assure her beauty rest as a newlywed. This lingerie store has gifts for a girly girl or voluptuous vixen.
The Pleasure Chest
Make the bride’s last night of freedom a bit more provocative with The Pleasure Chest’s selection of naughty gifts and party favors for guests. You can expect the shop to be crowded: Workers there told CBSNewYork they’ve been experiencing quite the influx of customers since 50 Shades of Grey came out. Get the bride’s whole crew involved with treats for everyone to enjoy during and after the bachelorette party.
This mall store, known for band t-shirts and silly games for middle school boys, is also a bachelorette gag-gift destination in the West Village. From sexy lotions to toys, you’ll have her laughing or cringing when she opens her gifts at the party.
What is the number one gift a bride actually wants at her bachelorette party? Lingerie for the wedding night, of course! Hanky Panky has a large selection of gifts for the bachelorette, from sweet sleepwear to sultry lingerie. Treat your friend to something white or blue for her first night as a married lady. And don’t forget to shop at Hanky Panky for her wedding day bridal garter.
Sarah Shaker is the founder of the blog Bright Lights, My City.