Berkeley >Event Planning > A La Folie Fine European Lingerie, Fragrances And Accessories
1844 Fourth St., Berkeley, CA | Directions 9471037.870134 -122.300685
Neighborhoods: Northwest Berkeley
Lingerie shopping for the shy types – So I am one of those shy types that has a hard time shopping and browsing undies and underthings for style, size, color etc.
I heard through the grapevine that you don't shop Victoria Secret for the really classy, quality, and elegant lingerie. I wanted to splurge a little to impress my girlfriend and a friend referred me to A La Folie.
A La Folie's, Nafissa, was very helpful and understanding of my discomfort and shyness. Her shop was intimate, classy and non-intimidating. I felt right at home.
Although the piece I bought was expensive, my girlfriend's reaction and happiness was pricessless!
Decadant Splurge! – I'd walked by A La Folie several days when I didn't have time to stop, but am very happy I went back. Nafissa provides great suggestions from her gorgeous collection of lingerie -- and helps find the right fit for your body. She was very patient as I tried items on, and wrapped up my final purchases in beautiful tissue. Her collection is not inexpensive, but well worth the splurge (and I have the feeling that she remembers customer's needs well enough that if you gently direct a spouse or partner to her shop for gift giving occasions, you will be well rewarded!)
Merci, Nafissa!! – Driving by this seemingly uneventful part of Oakland, I noticed the most exquisite, most enchanting storefront window that immediately has me hitting the brakes in search of parking.
Upon entering this gem of a find, the lush scents of fine French perfumes and candles delight my senses. And Nafissa, the beautiful and adorable store proprietor, is so very sweet as I stand, mouth agape, awestruck by her very enticing loot. Just like that, I'm all over everything, like a kid in a candy store, delighted by both the gorgeous styles of the lingerie and the other thoughtful touches around the store. Like the delicate baubles and beautiful papers and amazing handbags, all placed with such purposeful whimsy that you could see a lot of care went into making this presentation extra special. And the and we won't even begin to talk about the sexy Wolford stocking collection!!! Oh la la!!!
Ooh La La! – A La Folie is a beautiful boutique for designer french lingerie. The owner, Nafisa is ultra-helpful and knowledgeable. She helped me find the perfect bra to go with my lacy see through blouse just by my description of it. She picks and chooses her merchandise lovingly and it has a treasure trove of jewlery and perfume as well. It is hard to compare to other stores because it is truly unique. Shopping at A La Folie is an indulgent experience that every woman deserves!
Yum!!! – With the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping it's nice to have one safe haven to shop. As soon as you walk in, you forget what country you're in. This boutique has all the decadence of a French patisserie! The owner was very gracious and helpful (I never felt pressured to buy). The presentation of the pieces was stunning. If it weren't lingerie, I'd swore that I was in Godiva! Who knew that shopping for lingerie could be so sweet?
I would buy it all – I was amazed at the quality of the merchandise, the lingerie is so beautiful.
Also, the owner of the store seemed super nice.
I highly recommended.
Unique, Sophisticated and Elegant – They took great care of me. An avant garde shop with old world charm -- reminiscient of an exclusive french boutique right in our own back yard. Very kind, knowledgeable and helpful owner for lingerie pros or the uninitiated. Customer service is very personalized and tip-top. Very nice selection of lingerie and fragrances, and accessories. Prices much better than the city. Definitely worth the trip.
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