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Buy, design, or repair your bralettes at the new Perk by Kate Studio

Local online lingerie label Perk by Kate's first permanent brick-and-mortar space is a lingerie store, customisation studio, and repair workshop all in one
 

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Since it first launched online seven years ago, Perk by Kate has built a name as a lingerie label here for sexy, flattering, and comfortable lingerie, especially for petite women.

Yet for all of its sold-out bralettes, successful pop-ups, and rave reviews, the local brand has never had a permanent shopfront - until this year.

 

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In early February, the new Perk by Kate Lingerie Studio opened on level two of a shophouse along Telok Ayer Street. Accessible only by a narrow flight of stairs next to Plain Vanilla Bakery, it is almost speakeasy-like: inconspicuous, cosy, and with a lot more to it than meets the eye.

 

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Besides the racks of lacy lingerie sets, silky loungewear, bodysuits, and nursing wear which you can try in two generously-sized fitting rooms, the studio also has a customisation corner.

In that space, you can sit down with founder Kate Low herself to see and feel laces and fabric swatches, and bring your own lingerie design to life. An appointment is required. Low takes in just three orders a month, and the bespoke pieces will take a minimum of two months for production, from brief to moodboarding, to sketching and finally, the end product.

 

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Low can also take in your old lingerie for minor repairs, such as resewing torn laces, tightening loose bands, or replacing faded or discoloured straps. If you have an old Perk by Kate bralette with non-convertible straps, you can bring it in to have the straps switched to the newer, convertible ones which can be worn halter style or crossback. Repairs for Perk by Kate lingerie are free, and chargeable at $3 for other brands.

 

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While her bralettes were initially introduced as a solution for petite women to find flattering lingerie that can fit their body type, Low is now hoping to be completely size-and-body-inclusive. “We’ve had customers who have small bands and big busts, or big bands and big busts, and we’ve found that women with bigger chests would also like to wear bralettes. That’s why we have a full coverage selection, and have also introduced a wider range of sizes - even sizes like 32E, 36E and 38D - so that we will have something for everyone who comes here.”

Perk by Kate is also famously known for its first-class after sales service. If you are unhappy with your purchase, you can return your lingerie - unworn - within 60 days of purchase for an exchange or full refund to your mode of payment.

 

Off the rack lingerie are priced from between $49-69, while bespoke ones are $69-80. Perk by Kate Lingerie Studio is located at 134A Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068600.

 

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