The lowdown: Athletic wear? Check. Yoga blocks and lingerie? Check, check. Sex toys and erotic literature. Yes! It’s all in the mix at Bahdi Boutique at Rebel. “We’ve got you covered from day to night,” says co-owner Michelle Lapierre.
The ‘hood: Parked inside Rebel boutique on Biscayne Boulevard, Bahdi is the latest shop to join the Upper East Side.
The ambience: Think eclectic. Chocolate-brown walls, exposed concrete floors, antique furnishings with a dash of contemporary fixtures exude a magpie vibe.
Highlights: Scoop up labels like Hard Tail, Cosabella, Honeydew and more. Inimitable items include Manduka yoga mat spray ($15), Pole Skivvies (yep, for those pole dancing lessons) shorts ($49) and Scandle body massage candles ($22). Sex toys and titillating tomes such as Ride ‘em Cowgirl and The Straight Girls Guide to Sleeping with Chicks also make surprise appearances.
The co-owners say: “In the future, we plan on hosting women-related seminars,” Lapierre says. “This boutique is definitely a labor of love,” adds co-owner Michael Love.
Bahdi Boutique at Rebel