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    21 / Dec / 2023

    Our Favorite Things

    Every year, we poll our employees about their favorite items that Dark Garden makes or carries.

    Every year, we poll our employees about their favorite items that Dark Garden makes or carries. It's very clear this year that the Kalico Delafay Darling Cocoon, our standard fit Eden, and the Rosalind in our new sheer mesh fabrication are favorites of the team. They come together to form an ensemble perfect for someone you love, or for your New Year's Eve celebrations.

    The sheer Rosalind ($425) is quite the eye-catcher — everyone walking into the shop does a double take when they see it, including SF boutique employee Kay. Its flowing silhouette looks amazing on all body types. Wear it over the Eden ($895) a curvy underbust corset that gives you a "divine shape" (Essence, NOLA boutique employee) and is guaranteed to make you say "oh my god!" Top the ensemble off with the Darling Cocoon ($150), which our social media lead Chloe describes as "glamorous, cozy, and so lightweight you'll forget it's there."


    Under $100

    Petals & Poison x Dark Garden Mourning Tea ($18): "This tea was made in collaboration with Petals & Poison. It's the perfect gift for yourself or the tea lover in your life!" - Carynn, Product Manager

    Wicked Obscura candles ($38): “Spending so much time indoors this time of year, I’m obsessed with keeping my apartment smelling so lovely! Death Tarot is one of my favorite candles we have in the store.” - Kay, SF Boutique Employee

    Demby Co. Candles ($55): "The packaging is so aesthetic ✨ and they smell INCREDIBLE. Ambre is my personal favorite. Plus, a candle is a fantastic gift option that requires no fitting and works for any age or gender!" - Marianne, Creative Director

    Coco Loco Jewelry Small Silver Ethereal Chunky Wings Shell Earrings ($59): “My favorite jewelry we have in store! I love the intricate detail and design of the angel wings and the pink shell color.”- Kay, SF Boutique Employee

    Pop Antique Fascinator (starts at $75): "I love Pop Antique's modern take on fascinators so much that I wore one at my wedding!" - Chloe, Social Media Lead

    JEROMY VELASCO Kinky Boots earrings ($79): "These earrings are a go-to styling option for so many of my outfits that I literally have them in 3 different hardware colors. Jeromy Velasco is not only an incredibly talented illustrator, but he’s so nice! Supporting small artists offering truly unique goods is what we’re all about." - Marianne, Creative Director

    For the Nice List: $100-$300

    Mary Frances Martini Glass Clutch ($165): "This is the perfect purse for going out for cocktails, and I think it would complete my saucy sheer outfit for a night of head-turning." - Annabelle, NOLA Boutique Manager

    Thief & Bandit High-Waisted Pants ($195): "A favorite of the staff, and super comfortable. You won't be able to get the bird print anymore — we're going to be one of the last places to have them!" - Carynn, Product Manager

    Pop Antique Chrysalis Wrap ($245): "I only design things I love! As transformative as the name suggests, this baddie can be worn and styled in myriad ways. I love that it works as well for evening attire as it does for boudoir or poolside, depending on your fabric choice. Pair it with our Finishing Belt for even more versatility!" - Marianne, Creative Director

    Signature Finishing Belt ($255): "This has become a core part of my wedding guest outfits! It emphasizes a corseted waist beautifully *and* is a gorgeous accessory." - Chloe, Social Media Lead, and Raniel, Operations Manager

    Kalico Delafay Fascinators (starting at $295): "They have so much personality, but a perfect handshake with elegance!" - Essence, NOLA Boutique Employee

    For the Nice List: $300 and up

    Intrigued by something on this list? Made-to-order items can be paid for in installments during production, so if you're doing holiday budgeting, you only need to account for the initial installment to start with!

    The Sophia dress in limited edition sheer mesh ($395): A sultry evolution of the fan-favorite Rosalind gown - Autumn, Owner

    The sleeved Rosalind gown in limited edition metallic blue ($525): A majestic creation in Raniel's favorite color - Raniel, Operations Manager

    Corselette (starts at $695): "Small and stealthy, but the pointed bottom just knocks me out, and says 'Corset with a capital C.'" - Essence, NOLA Boutique Employee

    Signature Posture Harness ($875): A sleek and comfortable accessory that doubles as the solution for slouching - Autumn, Owner

    Signature Risqué Valentine ($1695): "I love that the mesh shows off my back tattoos, but also looks great over clothing!" - Annabelle, NOLA Boutique Manager

    Bespoke Alyscia ($4995): A regal overbust corset with an elegantly scooped neckline - Raniel, Operations Manager

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