TRYST 559 Queen West, 647-430-0994 and 465.

TRYST 559 Queen West, 647-430-0994 and 465 Eglinton West, 416-484-6678,

If you’re out of your element shopping for bras and panties in a lingerie shop like Tryst, heed co-owner Shana Tilbrook’s advice.


“Men see women in lingerie for five minutes, but women spend their whole day in it,” she says. “They think it’s a sex thing, but really it’s an everyday comfort thing.”

That doesn’t mean she’s pushing flannel PJs or control-top anything on the men (and women) shopping for their sweetie this week. Lace slips are easy to wear while still hugging curves, and Hanky Panky briefs are cheap and cheerful in a rainbow of hot hues.

Tryst is known for its perfect fit for bras. (Tilbrook has trained lingerie salespeople across the country in the art and science of cup and band sizing.) Brands like Elixir, Freya and Chantelle range from 28 to 52 chests and AA to K cups.

Tryst picks: La Fée Verte’s purple set has fuchsia lacing up the front, $154 slip into Mary Green’s silk nightie, $75 Hanky Panky panties come in low or regular rise, $24.

Look for: A Valentine’s Day prize package that includes tickets to CanStage’s Intimate Apparel show and a $100 Tryst gift certificate.

Hours: (Queen) Monday and Tuesday 11 am to 6 pm, Thursday 11 am to 8 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am to 7 pm, Sunday noon to 6 pm. (Eglinton) Monday to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Thursday 10 am to 8 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm.

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