Winkworth is a lingerie shop in Brooklyn. If you’re looking for t-shirt bras that hide your nips Victoria’s Secret is a few miles away at the Atlantic Mall. Wearing supportive, beautiful underwear is true retail therapy after you give up years, decades even of molded cups, and neutral tones for something a little (who are we kidding?) A LOT more vivacious.
Winkworth does lace, sheer and gossamer with a personalized experience.
The shop which specializes in undergarments from independent women-led businesses has been open at its current location for the past 10 years. We’re located smack dab in the middle of the Waterfront Columbia District (no Cobble Hook for us). I have a helpful heart and an even bigger measuring tape so come on by or visit the online shop.
Since I was 11 I’ve been making pilgrimages to fabric stores and patterns on the living room floor. While Brooklyn’s been my home for decades I’m a lover of travel and life. When I’m zipping away on Vespas in Italy, holidaying in France and England, or tuk-tuking in South East Asia, I’m collecting textiles, laces and regional treasures to use as raw goods in the shop. Trekking the world informs every piece from accessories to custom made.
When I’m not lingerie-ing, I’m riding my bike with a ball of fur named Chichi in the basket, cooking with my Italian aristocrat of a man, Antonino, and teaching my teenage daughter all the best tricks to having fun in NYC.
A woman’s beauty is not only in her smile, but the ability to say no, and live her life like she means it.
Lingerie Cocktail Showcase
Every few months we add a bit of flair with live models, libations, music and hors d’ oeuvres. Old clients meet new clients and gab like they’ve known each other forever. Men are welcome all we ask since it’s an intimate atmosphere with women in lingerie is that you’re on your best behavior.
If not, we go from sugar and spice to nothing nice real quick courtesy of some big fellas who swore their Hell's Angels days were behind them ;)
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Our shop mascot is Chichi, a long-haired Chihuahua rescue. The small ball of fur loves riding in the bicycle basket, cozying up to the shop’s clientele, and causing Chihuahua chaos. Formerly an older rescue himself (yes, Chichi is a boy) he understands how older dogs can languish in rescues and shelters. No wonder Chichi’s favorite Facebook page is Susie’s Senior Dogs!