Galatea Lingerie: Hoboken’s Adorable Uptown Gift Shop

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With wedding season around the corner, it’s only natural you’re probably running around grabbing some lingerie and other fun items on a whim. And if you’re looking to shop locally while doing so, Galatea Lingerie, located at 1224 Washington Street, is a decent {and frilly!} bet for finding some unique gifts in uptown Hoboken. Here’s a peek inside a recent visit:

Upon entering Galatea, you’ll be overwhelmed by the amount of fun goodies that are placed throughout the store. Case in point: Mini macaroon jewelry boxes {below}, “I Do” lingerie and garter sets for brides, and rows and rows of lip glosses and other adorable knick knacks atop shelves. A few of the brands Galatea carries: Casabella, Only Hearts, 3Dots, and Hanky Panky, Wacoal, Natori, Betsy Johnson, On Gossamer, Simone Perele, Chantelle, Blush, Calida, Cosabella, and Le Mystere — ya know, casual — with items ranging from lingerie to candles to jewelry and other gifts.

When it comes to actual lingerie, Galatea is hip to its hanky panky game. Items are arranged for easy sorting and decision-making, based on color and type of undergarments you’re in the mood for/ need to buy. There’s no rhyme or reason, so you’ll be enjoying eye candy throughout the store. For those looking for bridal gifts, there are a few areas that have bridal accessories and “kits.”  Just a few of the colors of the Hanky Panky brand, below {perfect for the underwear game sitch at a bachelorette party, just sayin’}:

Lingerie and sleepwear are racked on the right and left sides of the store {with tons of nude and black in case you’re going sleek and minimalistic}, coupled with a cute couch and matching sentiments nearby.

A few of the other trinkets and things you’ll find:

Looking for perfume or eau de toilette items to give as a stocking stuffer or mini present? Gang’s all here. Tashi, Stone Cooper, Annsiam Jewelry, Tocca, Shelley Kyle, Lollia, Tokyo Milk are a few of the premium brands you’ll most likely come across. According to the owners, Gilly and Diane, inventory gets updated and added to each week, and if you’re looking for something specific, just request it!

And on the subject of Galatea’s owners, Gilly and Diane are super friendly and helpful, making your experience feel truly ‘local’ and personal. You’ll either find them up front chatting happily with a customer or in the back helping with a fitting {yes, you can get measured for your bra size, etc. as well}. A great little uptown boutique, essential for that random bridal shower gift or one-stop-shop to find that sexy piece of lingerie for your Saturday night in.

Have you been to Galatea? What did you think?

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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of With deep entrepreneurial roots in Hudson County — as her grandparents owned textile businesses on Tonnelle Ave in North Bergen dating back to the 50s — she started the site as a Hoboken resident to discover the amazing things happening in the area. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her two pups, or watching Bravo TV and ordering takeout with her husband.

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