476 Bloor West, 416-538-1234, www.secretsfromyoursister.com
The Annex may have a crunchy (as in granola) reputation, but don't be fooled by outerwear alone. The neighbourhood gals there have a sexy secret weapon: lingerie hot spot Secrets From Your Sister . Under-outfitting since 1999, this charming boutique owned by Jennifer Klein features obvious basics in the pretty panty department but also has a solid selection of everything from nursing and sports bras to wicked imported va-va-voom wear - best worn sans vêtements, naturellement.
While chain stores may give you the everyday beige-to-coffee selection of bras, the varied stock at Secrets comes in a rainbow of colours and in all the trendiest silhouettes. It's so chic you'll want to tell all your sistahz, or even your sister.
Klein's picks: Vermillion Caprice de Dentelle bra by Lejaby, $125, with matching shorts, thong or g-string bottoms, $72 each; polka-dot Nikki demi-cup bra by Piege, $82; black-and-white Desire demi-cup bra on sale for only $40, and Bouquet rosebud panties, $42, both by Jezebel.
Look for: A good selection of sports bras from brands like Champion and Shock Absorber; staple T-shirt bras; and boudoir must-haves in the form of fine lingerie by Chantelle, Gossard, Simone Pérèle and Panache.
Store hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11 am to 7 pm, Thursday 9:30 am to 8 pm, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday noon to 6 pm.