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  • 26 Portobello Green
    281 Portobello Road

    London W10 5TZ
    Kensal Town
  • Transit information Hammersmith & City Get Directions
  • Phone number 0845 430 8943
  • Business website whatkatiedid.com

Recommended Reviews

  • 5.0 star rating
    17/10/2013

    This cute shop is tucked away in a mini mall on Portobello. The nearest Tube station is Ladbroke Grove, but unless I'm in a hurry, I get off at Notting Hill Gate and stroll down Portobello, enjoying the crisp fall air.

    The store is a bit small but well stocked with unique well made retro inspired lingerie you won't find anywhere else (just check out the bullet bras - whoa). The fully fashioned stockings are simply gorgeous and you won't find this quality anywhere else.

    The shop girl was very nice & helpful and made me laugh when things got a little awkward when she came into the dressing room to assist with sizing.

    A lovely store indeed.

  • 4.0 star rating
    3/10/2010

    I love boobs. I really do, but sometimes they get a little boring. "Boring?" I hear you cry... Yes, down right boring. I'm mean, there they are sitting on your chest, being all boobie-like. They can be pushed up, Wonder Bra style, or minimised down, M&S style. Either way, that's about all they can do.

    Now What Katy Did, is she re-introduced vintage undies. If you have tits, you can't wear other people's bras, that's like borrowing a fountain pen; it's been molded by its owners personal style of movement and shape. So if you want to explore the bra and undergarment styles of the past, buying them vintage is pretty tough. But here, you actually can have a clean, freshly made 1950s pointy bra. Don't think Madonna, think Joan from Mad Men. I promise you they are sexy. They also do fantastic sets and burlesque undies, all a little crazy for me, but fun to try on.

    The staff here, I will say, are very helpful, not very friendly but they certainly know their products and will advise you as to shape and style as well as sizing. This is a specialist undies shop. And if you want a new look for your boobs, you'll find it here.

    The shop is just inside the small arcade by the side of The Portobello Green Market.

  • 4.0 star rating
    26/12/2008
    First to Review

    I love this 40s inspired lingerie boutique. We seem to have lost some glamour since then but I've seen more and more of these independent stores opening up to revive a byegone era, especially since Burlesque has become so popular once again.

    The gorgeous boned corsets are a bit out of my price range and I'm not entirely sure about the pointy bras, but the retro seamed stockings and french knickers are super sexy and pretty reasonable too, starting at £4.50. If you want accessories to finish your look they also got satin gloves and of course high waist suspenders! Et voila, you're Ava Gardner.

    • Qype User Badger…
    • Edinburgh
    • 16 friends
    • 171 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    14/11/2008

    A decadent doll's dreamland! If you're inspired by 40s/50s style fashions or fancy trying your hand at burlesque you'll love this store, located on the Portobello Rd.
    The corsets (both under and over bust) are well made and staff are excellent in helping out and providing info and advice for first timers.
    A great range of other underwear items too in various designs and sizes.
    If you can get there on a week day I would recommend that over the hustle and bustle of a saturday.

    • Qype User missdo…
    • Darlington
    • 2 friends
    • 60 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    19/11/2008

    A fabulous store aimed at the discerning vintage/burlesque customer!
    The underwear is fabulous quality and they have a varied range in nice fabrics.
    Compared to other companies in this area, the prices are also very reasonable.

    • Qype User rockab…
    • London
    • 0 friends
    • 24 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    19/7/2011

    I adore this shop just off the Portobello Road in London, the staff are always friendly and the lingerie is like something out of a 40's/50's starlets boudior

    They also sell beautiful stockings and Besame cosmetics A real little gem of a shop. perfect for the finishing touches to those who love a little bit of glamour under our 50's dresses!

    • Qype User melani…
    • London
    • 1 friend
    • 2 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    30/11/2012

    Nice shop full with 50's inspired lingerie and they have a wide variety of colours and sizes. Here you can find almost everything from that period. Staff is friendly and prices are moderate.

    • Qype User lunala…
    • Manchester
    • 155 friends
    • 126 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    22/8/2008

    Fantastically well made corsets. Great hosiery and frilly knickers. Staff are knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Excellent service.

    • Qype User towa…
    • London
    • 6 friends
    • 69 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    16/1/2008

    Shop with corsets, lingerie, shapewear and hosiery on Portobello Road. Very retro and very 40s and 50s feeling in the shop. They have absolutely everything you need in underwear and if they don't have they will order it for you.The staff knows all about the right sizing in underwear and will measure you so you get the perfect fit. Very busy on saturdays.

    • Qype User humano…
    • London
    • 3 friends
    • 58 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    24/12/2011

    Absolutely wonderful vintage inspired lingerie store. Popped in here for a browse and I wanted to buy everything.

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