Larisa - Owner
Larisa purchased Chantilly Lace from Georgette, a French woman, in 2015, and her understanding of fine lingerie has become a passion and an obsession. In fact, she has swiftly ascended to being one of the best shops in the country! She studied set & costume design at UCLA & absolutely loves styling people. Larisa has lived in some very exotic places & is bilingual in Spanish. She enjoys traveling to New York & Paris in search of wonderful things for the shop & writing quirky newsletters sharing her experiences. Most of all, she enjoys the neighborhood vibe of the shop and making sure all customers feel welcome, no matter their size - A cup to I cup.
Bella - Old School Bra Guru
Bella grew up in Kiev, came to the North Shore with her son in the early 1990s and while working at Lord & Taylor she met Georgette & was offered a job at Chantilly Lace. She has since defined the kind & helpful spirit of the business and solved thousands of bra problems. Our customers love her gracious & gregarious ways. Many regulars ask for Bella because she's their bra lady. We all love getting to know our regulars. Bella can often remember which bra is someone's favorite as soon as they walk in. She calls them, “Our customer.” (AKA “She is our customer.”)
Erika - Creative Bra Genius
Erika grew up in retail and has become a bra expert, having managed several Somas before joining the Chantilly Lace team. She is quick on her feet and really enjoys seeing the transformative effect of great bras on a person's look, self-concept and state of mind. Like Bella and Larisa, Erika is very helpful and down to earth, making all our customers feel welcome. She also loves beautiful things & can't wait to open new shipments to see what treasures she has to work with. Erika has a painter's eye & knows what looks good. Plus, she has a killer sense of humor. Ultimately her secret to success? She’s humanistic.