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Best Lingerie Store: Naughty discretion for the novice 

Bonne Nuit

You got her the chocolate; next come the sexy undergarments. Lately, we've noticed lingerie comes in three gears. There's the horrid red lacy thing dad bought mom in 1972. Then there's the sizzling hot stuff meant only for the likes of Tyra Banks and Gisele. And somewhere in the middle, there's elegant, real people's lingerie, expertly styled for the bourgeoisie. That's what we happily found inside Bonne Nuit, a cozy European lingerie and swimwear shop just off Walnut Creek's main strip. The store is womanly and intimate down to the velvety hangers, but also approachable without stooping to a one-size-fits-all Victoria's Secret mall scene. On a recent visit, no less than three helpful employees were on call to help a novice maneuver his way through the three distinctive lingerie gears. Left to our own devices, we'd probably make one of dad's epic blunders. Or worse, make off with an unreasonably Hollywood selection made just for the supermodel commercial. Instead, we left with a sensible and sultry selection, then discreetly blended into the unknowing masses along Main Street.
(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)


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