Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Luxurious Lingerie Is the Business for Former Nurse

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Luxurious Lingerie Is the Business for Former Nurse

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A FORMER nurse and midwife is aiming to make the women of the North East feel a million dollars with luxurious lingerie created by British designers. Annette Keelty set up her online business, which also has a changing room boudoir at her home in Shincliffe, near Durham, when she couldn't find authentic stockings to wear at a vintage festival.

She said: "When I was looking for seamed stockings, I ended up phoning designers because I couldn't find any in the shops. That gave me the idea to start Lingerie by Annette."

Annette stocks everything from bras starting at size 28A up to 40E, knickers, stocking, suspenders, corsetry and nightwear.

Because she works with UK designers, including Gateshead-based Michelle Taylor, she offers a made-to-order service for people looking for something different. "One of the beauties of using British designers is that clients can pick exactly what they want and have their items made to order. It's a service you just can't get with the big chain stores. …

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