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Taylor has arrived at HommeMystere!

We have now received the last of our 2015/16 collection of garments with the arrival of the Taylor set.  Taylor is made up of a panty, bra and teddy and is a great final release.  She is incredibly comfortable in all respects and the teddy is undoubtedly the best we have made.

Awesome Teddy with everything!

Awesome Teddy with everything!

Taylor teddy has super soft micro fibre at the front, Soft bra cups with no underwire, detachable garter and shoulder straps, frills on the hips, sheer back and is a sensational sleepwear piece.

Wear Taylor under your everyday clothes!

Wear Taylor under your everyday clothes!

The Taylor bra and panty set is comfortable, silky smooth and will be a favorite in your lingerie draw.!  For more info, please read the products descriptions on the Panty, Bra and Teddy in our store.

Want to pick up Taylor at a discount?  Until May 21st, 2016 just enter the coupon code Taylor16 to receive 20% off the retail price!

 

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Lingerie giveaway! (Sorry, it’s all gone now :( )

From time to time we have quality control issues with lingerie from the manufacturer.  I’m guessing (hoping!) this is fairly normal and that’s how businesses end up with ‘seconds’.  This is really just a way of describing lingerie that has fairly minor problems such as a loose thread, discoloration a mark or something similar. Some of it has simply got a little too scrunched up in transit.

When we count in the stock, all these garments go into a basket that I like to call the ‘I don’t know what I’m going to do with all that lingerie but I’m not comfortable in selling it to anyone because I wouldn’t be happy with it’ basket.

So for our newsletter subscribers over the past couple of days, they’ve been receiving freebies with every order.  For every $40 USD or so in an order, we’re adding a free something.  A pair of panties, a bra or maybe even lingerie.  Spend $80 USD and get two garments, $120 and receive three garments.  And so on.

So now all our subscribers have had a head start and we’ve now given out the equivalent of around $3,000 worth of seconds, it’s open for anyone who wants to take advantage.

I thought we might run out of freebies by the end of next week, but it appears to be more popular than I anticipated!  I think this weekend will see the majority gone instead!

Either way, we’ll continue giving away the stock until it’s all gone and I’ll leave a note right here when we run out.

Lingerie for free!

Lingerie for free!

 

If you are thinking of making a purchase and want a bonus, jump in and pick something up today!  We still have a hundred or so pieces remaining as of April 27th.

And it’s all pretty much gone :(  Thanks to everyone that made a purchase.  We were pretty generous with the freebies and even had to dip into our main stock for a few guys.  We will continue to give away the last remaining pieces if they are the right size according to the order that comes in but can’t guarantee anything ok!

The new stock will be available from next week and if you want to receive the discount code then please join our thousands of subscribers and sign up to the newsletter on our homepage.  It’s a great set and although it will be a little exxy, you guys are going to absolutely love the fabric – particularly in the teddy!

Teddy

And you won’t be disappointed in the bra and panty set too!

Gorgeous fabric, perfect sizing, padded bra.  What else could you want!

Gorgeous fabric, perfect sizing, padded bra. What else could you want!

This set will be a hit.  I have no doubt.

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Sandra is on the loose!

We finally have Sandra available in our store!  Woo Hoo!  She is the second last set from our 2015/16 Collection with just one more set left to arrive.  Sandra’s family comes in a full panty, soft cup bra and there was a late decision to include a thong just for fun!  Read about her in the store and please pay close attention to the Product Descriptions for each garment so you get the sizing right.

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Sandra is a nude/black mix with black lace and highlights on all three garments.

Cute set and the bra comes with free extenders

Cute set and the bra comes with free extenders

Our Sandra thong was such a late addition to the set we didn’t have time for model pics.  They’ll have to wait until our next photo shoot!  Note the cute lace pattern on the back.

Sandra Thong Back

We have some great deals on Sandra at the moment and a huge sale on all our bras – but only until April 25th 2016 so subscribe to our newsletter on the homepage to take advantage of this offer and many others!

So what’s next?  Well if you liked our Anneve bra, you’ll love what we have coming for the next release.  We’ll even have a super soft teddy to go with it.  Here’s a peek at part of our teddy!

Fabric so soft and light you'll guess your guys religion!

Fabric so soft and light you’ll guess your guys religion!

 

 

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Planning the 2016/17 range

I was fortunate enough to visit our manufacturer in China last month and begin planning our range for release over the second half of 2016 and first half of 2017.

I’ve gone a little more ambitious for the next range and included a swimwear set and a piece of sleepwear as well.  Plus there will be a range of bra/panty/lingerie as well.  If all the samples are successful, you should be in for some lovely lingerie over the next 18 months!

Below is a pic of one of the sample rooms in China during a break in planning.

Sample RoomIt was great to get back to China again and catch up with the people that work in the business there.  The hospitality is second to none and it’s interesting to see a culture with such a long history.  Except for the taxi drivers.  I think taxi drivers are the same all over the world.

We still have a couple of releases from the 2015/16 year to go and I expect the Sandra set to be available by April 11th or 12th at the latest.  I did add a thong to the set very late and after the model pics had been taken so just static pics for that.

I also discovered an issue with the bra and despite the fact that I love it, the band doesn’t offer as much stretch as I anticipated.  So I’ll be releasing it with an extender so it will fit correctly and sending one out with every Sandra bra sold.

If you’re a Newsletter subscriber, you will receive a notice and a substantial discount as soon as it becomes available.  I’ll also be having a bra sale at the same time so if you’re into bras, get onto our Newsletter to receive the offer.

Sandra Thong Back

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When did Customer Service become optional?!?

In other areas of my life I’ve started to realize that what I always thought of as decency, helpfulness and fairness is fast becoming obsolete.  As a customer you should be able to expect you will be treated fairly and equitably throughout a transaction and if you are not happy, you are compensated accordingly.

Perhaps it’s my OCD relating to my attempts to make my own customers happy that makes other business processes so positively annoying.  Seriously, how bloody hard is it to treat someone with enough respect to at least admit it when you have made a mistake!

I’ll be the first one to admit that perfection is pretty bloody hard to reach.  But it IS an acceptable goal and you need to be striving for something!  Striving for mediocrity isn’t an option.  There’s no doubt I have made mistakes in this business, whether it’s sending an order with an incorrect size or getting a design so wrong that I would rather give it away than deal with the guilt of possibly selling something not up to my high standards.

But although I always try and look at the positive side of people, there will always be some halfwit wanker that wants to treat you like you’re an idiot and do their best to make your life harder.  But to what end I wonder.  Really, a simple phone call, email or sms with a dash of honesty and humility can go a long way to addressing a problem.

Rather than start an argument over a petty issue, I think some people should really learn the phrase ‘Hey, sorry mate.  I just f**ked up’.  Wouldn’t that be a nice change.

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Isabella Arrives

We would like to welcome Isabella into the HommeMystere family this month!  Isabella comes in a panty, thong and a babydoll.  She resembles the French Maid in looks and is designed for comfort and fun!

Cute thong style n black & white!

Cute thong style in black & white!

Isabella panty is similar to Rachel and Genevieve and is designed more for everyday wear and should be quite resilient.  For guys looking for something bright and comfortable, Isabella panty is the way to go.  Check the product description for more details.

Something a little different in our lingerie!

Something a little different in our lingerie!

Isabella Babydoll comes with a non stretch satin panel in front, adjustable and detachable shoulder straps and garter belts and cups that can accommodate a C size.

We have also designed the babydoll with a 3 inch frill bottom to create a mini dress style that looks great with our Isabella thong!

Isabella Babydoll with thong (sold separately) is just the right length!

Isabella Babydoll with thong (sold separately) is just the right length!

To celebrate the release of Isabella, we are offering a 20% discount on Isabella orders received until March 1st, 2016.  Just enter the coupon code bella when going through the checkout to take advantage of the offer!

 

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A lingerie showroom – for guys!

Has it really been a month since my last post?!?  Time flies when you’re trying to get a new Showroom up and running!

Bring your partner and have a private appointment in comfortable surroundings

Bring your partner and have a private appointment in comfortable surroundings

We’re pleased to say our Showroom is just about complete.  We’ll be having a soft opening this Sunday, January 24th from 12pm to 4pm so visitors can check out the range and have a meet and greet, ask questions, give feedback and so on.  There are still a few final touches to go on, but we’re sure you will be suitably impressed with what is possibly the only dedicated men’s lingerie showroom ever opened.

For those of you in Australia, you can now make an appointment for a private visit.  We’re only making a few Sunday’s available and depending on demand over the next week or so, we will cut or add days accordingly.

The kind of environment women wish they had for lingerie fittings.

The kind of environment women wish they had for lingerie fittings.

If you are visiting from interstate or overseas and wish to visit outside of hours, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your schedule.

Update: Thanks to the guys that came in on Sunday.  I appreciate it was pretty late notice and I was a bit concerned when no one showed up for a while!  But eventually we had a few visitors that took the opportunity to try a few garments on and also take home a freebie or two!

We will keep appointments open for the next couple of Sundays then drop them back to once a month or so.  In the interim I’ve had a few guys contact us via the site and request mid week appointments and that’s fine too.  Wherever possible I’ll work with you.

Thanks everyone.

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2015 Report Card

We’ve been having a bit of a look at the past 12 months to see what we’ve achieved in the world of men’s lingerie.

Designs

It’s been a great year with a few new designs.  Genevieve was certainly a big winner with everyone and many will notice we’ve already sold out of the Large and XL bras.  Genevieve took the mantle of our fastest seller.  For a while.

Monique was the next release and she has been the quiet one with subdued sales despite being one of the most comfortable bras in the range.

Our next release was Rachel and she could easily be confused as Genevieve’s sister.  They have the same lines, same look although the Rachel bra is slightly larger in sizing.  Rachel Teddy  proved to be a winner with guys loving the thong back!

Anneve arrived and has taken over the title of fastest seller from Genevieve, but fortunately we made a few more of her so she will likely remain part of the family a little longer than the Genevieve bras.  Anneve also marked our first attempt at a babydoll style and that has also been popular.

Vanessa proved to be a bit temperamental and arrived later than expected.  The Vanessa skirt turned out to be a big winner with everyone, though the teddy was a bit of a failure!  We gave away about 500 of the teddies due to a button fail in the manufacturing process.

Tiffany is our most recent arrival and she is gaining in popularity.  The bra is the stand out winner here and it’s a style we may do again at some stage.

Store Update

In other news we updated the store at the beginning of the year and added bigger pics and improved usability for visitors.  The old store was a bit clunky and despite a few minor issues, the transition has been surprisingly smooth.

China Visit

I was also fortunate enough to travel to Guangzhou and tour the factory where our garments are made and also meet with the technicians that put up with my constant pattern changes and adjustments!  The meetings seemed to go well, although they may have been cursing me without my knowledge.  It was a great experience and I’m hoping to head back over in 2016 for a few days to confirm release plans for 2016/17.

USB Pen Giveaway

We had a giveaway a few months ago after I got a little carried away and purchased a heap of branded USB pens for customers.  They were loaded with a personal message, some pics of our early releases and a copy of our latest video.  Which reminds me, I must upload that video onto YouTube soon too!

Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday this year proved to be pretty big too!  The cyber Monday and our stocktake/birthday sale in May/June each year are our biggest sale periods.  It’s a great time for current customers to grab and extras of your favorite garments and also for new customers to grab a bargain.

Display Area

Possibly the biggest news for HommeMystere as a business was that we moved into bigger premises this year.  It was a pretty big leap from our previous place and so far it’s proven to be a great move.  We’re also cleaning up some space for a display area and fitting room for customers that want a more private and personal experience.

We will plan an open day and then trial clients via appointment to see if the experiment is a success.  If you live in Australia and genuinely think you will take advantage of the opportunity to have a personal appointment, I’m happy to hear from you now. We’re located on the southside of Brisbane and appointments will be weekends only.

 

Peek at our Showroom wallpaper!

Peek at our Showroom wallpaper!

With all of this happening in 2015, I can’t wait to see what will happen in 2016!

 

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Cyber Monday Weekend

Our annual sale over the Thanksgiving weekend has finished and the results are in!  It’s been another very successful sale with plenty of guys (and girls) taking advantage of the great discount.

The downside of a successful sale is we start to rapidly run out of some lines.  For example, our fastest selling style this year has been Genevieve and she has now sold out in sizes Large and XL in the bras!

Genevieve Bra

Other styles that have recently sold out include the Rose Bra in Medium and Large, Scrunchy Panty in both Small and Medium and also the Large China Doll Panty.

Fortunately, we have more new lingerie to come.  The full cup Tiffany set is due this week and we’re confident it will be very popular.  Will it be the fastest seller?  We’ll know very soon!

Tiffany bra and panty set due for release this week!

Tiffany bra and panty set due for release this week!

Watch for Tiffany arriving very soon…

(And Tiffany has now arrived.  Use the coupon code word tiffany15 and receive 20% off the Tiffany set this week.  Offer ends December 14)

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We’re giving away lingerie! Seriously!

You might have seen in an earlier post that sometimes things don’t always go perfectly to plan.  But that’s understandable.  If designing, manufacturing and retailing lingerie was easy then everyone would be doing it.

But it was still disappointing to discover our final production run of Vanessa teddies didn’t go quite according to plan.  Though incredibly comfortable, we were getting a few emails to say the snap crotch buttons were not all staying closed all of the time.

So we’ve been considering what to do.  We could possibly sew them up, or cut them up and use as polishing rags on my old Hyundai or maybe even give them to a charity for clothing perhaps?  In the end we decided to give them away.

Very fun comfy teddy

Very fun comfy teddy

 

Despite the minor fault, these teddies are still lovely!

Despite the minor fault, these teddies are still lovely!

Want to know what the fault is with these teddies?  The teddy has a snap crotch held together with three little push buttons.  The feedback we’re receiving is that on the odd teddy, one or more of the buttons will not stay connected while moving around.  That’s it!  Everything else is perfect!  We haven’t heard of all three failing so you’re likely to receive a decent piece of lingerie.

To get one, all you have to do is place an order valued at over $30 USD.  Based on the size of whatever you order, we will add a teddy.  This is only until stocks run out and although we have a lot of theses teddies, some sizes will run out sooner than others.

Jump into the store and pick up something today!

 

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