Michele Scarr first opened the doors to the glamorous Shoreditch Boutique Bordello in Feb 2008 and it quickly became a mecca for all self respecting lingerie and burlesque fans with its extravagant boudoir ambience of crystal chandeliers, antique wardrobes and sexy blood red walls. One of the forerunners of the Shoreditch Renaissance it fast grew a reputation for exquisite selection & excellent customer focus. It was a pleasurable & exciting experience to visit, and unsurprisingly nominations followed:
‘Best for Old Fashioned Glamour’ in 2010 - Time Out
Best Shop 2011 - ShopIkon
Best Shop 2012 - Time Out
Best UK Lingerie Boutique 2012 - UK Lingerie Awards
An online boutique was opened in 2010 & then in 2012 Scarr moved Bordello from its Gt Eastern Street premises to a discreet & charming Bethnal Green Showroom where clients can now book personal appointments with Scarr. 'It was time to change & refocus on other aspects of the business' says Scarr. 'The Bordello Boutique set the standard and clearly had an impact on the lingerie scene. We've seen imitators of the Bordello style pop up. Its very flattering'.
Bordello has & still always cherry-picks its designers, with a mainly UK portfolio, growing up with young designer brands like Damaris, Mimi Holiday, MadebyNiki, Lascivious, Nichole de Carle and Fred & Ginger. The Bordello style hasnt changed, its still sexy & sensual inspired by vintage & burlesque but with directional & cutting edge brands thrown into the mix & you'll still find an international label if its funky & wearable. And with the fashionistas, clubbers & celebrity clients, you can be sure to find some glamorous dressing up outfits!
Bordello caters to DD+ cup sizes and offers bridal & honeymoon lingerie.
With a range of high end erotic toys this ‘smut hut’ – Daily Candy, is a grown up affair for lovers of erotica & sexuality or as The Sunday Times put it ‘Bordello will help you take dressing-up to a classier level’ .