We have had a pre release of our Britney set online for a few weeks now while we wait for the bulk of the stock to be manufactured and shipped over to us.
Fortunately things are running ahead of schedule and all garments have now arrived.
To mark the arrival of this set, we are currently running a sale of 40% off Britney until September 23rd. To take advantage, just use the coupon code word Britney when going through the checkout. No minimum order.
The Britney panty is made from microfibre in a similar pattern to our Frill design although a little lower across the bum. Still a perfectly comfortable item for all day wear.
The Britney thong with the lace back will be popular for those of you wanting plenty of package room combined with a stretch lace that separates the buns! This is a really lovely piece of lingerie.
Our Britney bra is a new design with a high neck style following the theme from the popular Lara bodysuit. Super comfortable and will give you that feminine feel you’re chasing!
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And here’s a preview of our Nadia dress due out in October….
With the Aussie financial year behind us, we recently decided to change the warehouse layout of our lingerie. Now we have entered our ninth year it’s sometimes difficult to remember where we started and how we have grown over the years.
So when we recently began adding some shelving to assist in the layout of our little warehouse, we decided to have a look back at where we began.
Like any small business, we started off from home with a few plastic boxes to hold the lingerie. At the time we were making just a few of each size. Literally. So if you ever purchased a Taboo garment, they are pretty scarce now! While we couldn’t find any pics of the first few ranges of lingerie, we did find this one. Don’t mind the mess. It was pretty crazy for a while dodging boxes around the house!
Then we made our first step into outside storage. It had to be somewhere close, gave good access and was secure. We found a storage company renting single garage space with roller door but no power. It was pretty cozy but we managed to get things done there for about 18 months before we outgrew the space.
After getting tired of moving cartons, squeezing in and out of the place and worrying about weather intruding into the shed, we moved on to something bigger. It was time to move into a double garage space at a different location and it even had a powerpoint! We could make up orders at night and even have a heater for the winter. Luxury.
After growing even more we decided to make a leap into a real industrial unit with normal rent, access to the internet, power and phone. Heady days. It was a decent size lease and what we would describe as feeling like it was a ‘real’ business. Not just a fun hobby to do at night and weekends. There was plenty of space and we set up for the long term.
There was still some spare room at the front of the warehouse so we decided to go crazy and design a showroom any lingerie loving guy (and plenty of women) would be pleased to visit. It wasn’t pretty at the start but it soon turned out to be something special.
Some nice carpet, a bit of colour, a chandelier, wallpaper and nice lingerie. What more could you want.
Unfortunately we didn’t get as many visitors as we hoped -although those that did come in certainly enjoyed the experience. Then we had suffered a hit when our lease was unexpectedly ended early. All that setup for nought. And we had to move quickly. So we moved into our current position and have recently added shelving to enable easier picking of orders and to tidy up the place.
A showroom might still be on the agenda for one day but for the moment we need to regroup, expand our range of lingerie and and build the online business.
We think we can stay here for a few years yet provided our lease continues to be renewed. Fingers crossed we can outgrow this place too one day!
None of this would be possible without the continued support from all our customers. Makes us wonder where we might be in another 5 or 10 years!
We’ve just returned from a personal trip to Las Vegas to celebrate a birthday milestone. Eight nights in Vegas is clearly too much in one go and I’m surprised booking agencies don’t have pop up warnings against staying more than a few days!
But it’s a great place to go out with friends and we may even do something similar in another 10 years or so if the body is up for the challenge.
Aside from the usual tourist things like the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and shooting weapons which are foreign to us in Australia (my thumb will recover from the 44 magnum I’m told!), there was one thing I did notice around the strip and Freemont Street.
People wear anything they want in Vegas. Seriously, on several occasions I thought mangerie is pretty tame compared to what was going on around some of those casinos. But I also realised that just because you can wear something, it doesn’t mean you should!
All in all it was great trip and the hospitality from everyone we met was incredibly friendly. A special thank you to the staff at Ellis Island Casino as we pretty much adopted the place as our Australian base due to the great service, affordable drinks, fun gambling and the chicken fried steak.
Apologies to anyone that may have received hearing damage from our group singing Aussie songs at all hours of the night and requesting Cold Chisel, AC/DC and Men At Work from anyone with a musical instrument.
The show highlight had to be Absinthe at Caesars which is the most politically incorrect funniest jaw aching show I have ever seen. But take this tip and do not, under any circumstances book seats close to the stage unless you want to be part of the performance or have a desire to be insulted continuously throughout the show! Very very crude and funny.
While in Vegas it became clear very early that I was not going to make a fortune gambling and so we spent most of time touring the area and visiting the various bars.
We also decided to have our birthday/stocktake sale in preparation for more stock that is due to begin arriving mid June.
For just a few more days we are offering 40% off across the store if you use the coupon code vegasbirthday when going through the checkout. Sale ends next week!
After quite a long wait, Miranda, our new set has finally arrived and is now available. Miranda is comprised of a panty, garter belt and bra set made from stretch satin and sheer fabric. Miranda looks great and feels even better!
Subscribers to our newsletter will be familiar with our recent supply issues that appear to have finally been resolved. That’s the good news. The even better news for our clients is we had to make several thousand of the Miranda garment which gives us a little more leeway in pricing.
So for visitors wanting to try a little satin in very comfortable underwear, Miranda is an ideal starting point. And to make it easier for you, we are offering a special offer for the remainder of this month of 30% off the retail price. Just purchase a minimum of any two Miranda pieces (bra/panty – panty/garter – panty/panty) or any other combination. Use the coupon code miranda16 when going through the checkout and you will receive 30% off.
Sale will end October 31 2016!
Update – If you unsuccessfully tried the coupon code, it is now working again! Available for use once per customer.
Well it’s been a while since our last release and something new has been long overdue. The good news is we’ll have the white satin set (pictured below) arriving within the next couple of weeks.
The as yet unnamed set is comprised of a bra/panty/garter and is made very similar to the Genevieve set which has since sold out in a few of the sizes.
The satin is a one way stretch fabric that is both light and comfortable to wear and we expect it to be very popular. We also had to produce quite a few more of this style than we would normally and that means our customers will benefit.
Newsletter subscribers will receive an unprecedented offer on this set when released in exchange for the patience shown by our loyal customers. To receive the offer just visit our main page and subscribe to our newsletter.
Want to know about our sleepwear/swimwear sets? We should have more news on those in early October..
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.
Sandra is a nude/black mix with black lace and highlights on all three garments.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
We can’t always receive our new lingerie as fast as we’d like so to fill in the waiting time we often pick up new products now and again.
One of those products is a branded USB pen. We wanted to provide our customers with some info on a USB and decided this was about the most practical method. So we’re giving away this pen with each order over USD $50 until they’re all gone – which we expect will take us through to Cyber Monday.
Each USB is 4GB and we’ve loaded some info on each pen. You’ll find some of our current products, promotional pics, long and short versions of our first video and also a copy of our next video that we’ll be uploading onto YouTube some time in November.
There are also pics of a few of our garments that didn’t make it past the sample stage and of course, some pics of our past favorites too.
How do you get one? Place an order and we’ll send a pen with your lingerie!
Sometimes, regardless of how well you think you’ve planned something, it can all turn to utter crap.
We’ve had that happen this week when we received a few less than favorable reviews on the Vanessa Teddy that we just released. This teddy is without a doubt one of the most comfortable garments we’ve made. Unfortunately, we decided to try a snap crotch instead of the full crotch and some of the buttons are less robust than we had hoped.
This isn’t affecting all the teddies and we are getting some positive feedback from many customers. However if you have purchased a Vanessa Teddy and you are not happy with the snap crotch (or any other part), get in touch with us so we can make amends!
For the foreseeable future we have removed the Vanessa Teddy from sale in the store and will work out what to do with the ones we have remaining. We may do a promo with them in the next month or two!