• Summer Trend Alert: Daisy Lingerie

    It’s finally summer! After a seemingly-endless winter (at least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere), summer has definitely arrived in full effect. Time to put away my jeans, slip on my ballet flats, slather on the sunscreen, and wear nothing but floaty sundresses for the next 3 months or so. Summer, of course, is always the time for floral lingerie, but this year the seasonal trend gets a […]
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  • Lingerie as Outerwear for Pride

    A time of celebration, resistance, and community, Pride can also be an incredibly affirming experience for folks whose bodies, genders, and styles aren’t represented in the mainstream. What better time to show off some of the fun, glittery, and glamorous lingerie in your wardrobe? Even better if you can support queer-owned businesses while you do it! I’ve included a number of queer-owned and explicitly queer-friendly lingerie companies here. For me, […]
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  • Fact Check: Does ThirdLove Offer More Bra Sizes Than Any Other Lingerie Brand?

    ThirdLove released 24 new bra sizes this week, and the fashion world is all aflutter with breathless headlines praising the startup for making more bra sizes than any other lingerie brand. ThirdLove’s very own co-founder, David Spector, even made this dubious claim on Twitter. The only (obvious) problem? It’s completely and totally false (I would say a lie, but I’m trying to be more tactful in 2018). While ThirdLove’s 70 […]
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  • Allure, Bloomberg & Vogue UK: Recent Press Mentions for The Lingerie Addict

    As you’ve likely noticed, content has been a lot more infrequent lately on The Lingerie Addict. We’ve gone from a high of posting twice a day a few years ago, to posting, at most, 3 times per week. But that doesn’t mean I’ve been idle. While preparing for my book launch this August is taking up most of my time (turns out writing a book is just the start), TLA […]
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  • Ellesmere Lingerie Julep Collection Spring/Summer 2018

    A feature on Ellesmere Lingerie is long overdue. I’ve admired their collections for several seasons now, but hadn’t been able to find room in the editorial calendar for an article. Well no more, because you really need to see this Canadian label. Independent lingerie brands are experiencing a kind of second renaissance, moving beyond the early days of Etsy (a platform which helped to revolutionize the lingerie industry), and finding […]
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  • 12 Cheerfully Lovely Floral Spring Bras

    Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links. I know what you’re thinking, “Florals for spring? Revolutionary.” But part of why we keep seeing them is because they keep working. After a wet, cold, rainy winter, who doesn’t want to perk up their lingerie wardrobe with bright, summery, cheerful florals? My favorite lingerie color is black (black mesh, black lace, black satin…it’s all good, so long as it’s black), but even I’m […]
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  • 12 Spring Floral Bras for Every Size

    Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links. I know what you’re thinking, “Florals for spring? Revolutionary.” But part of why we keep seeing them is because they keep working. After a wet, cold, rainy winter, who doesn’t want to perk up their lingerie wardrobe with bright, summery, cheerful florals? My favorite lingerie color is black (black mesh, black lace, black satin…it’s all good, so long as it’s black), but even I’m […]
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  • Lingerie of the Week: Simon Preen Cenobite Bodysuit

    I can’t take credit for today’s find. The only reason I know about Simon Preen is because one of my favorite lingerie bloggers, Morning Madonna, tweeted about them, and you all know how I feel about a good catsuit. I’ve been in my feelings lately about not having been to a Comic-Con in awhile. When I lived in Georgia, I went to Dragon*Con pretty regularly. Even after moving to Seattle, […]
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  • Androgynous Swimsuits for All Summer Styles and Bodies!

    For gender non-conforming folks, going to the beach can be fraught with uncertainty. There are few places where so much of our bodies are visible and few garments so publicly gendered as swimwear. Luckily, more and more companies are coming out with options for a range of bodies beyond your typical bikini or board short. There are many androgynous options out there, no matter your style! Here are my summer […]
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  • Protected: Newsletter Exclusive ~ 45 Lingerie Brands You Should Know

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  • William Wilde Latex “I Did It For Love” Collection

    I haven’t written about latex in awhile, but William Wilde is a designer that’s been running across my feed more and more. After this last collection, I felt compelled to share them on TLA. Like many lingerie addicts, I first fell in love with latex through Atsuko Kudo, and she will always hold a special place in my heart. Yet as latex has become increasingly mainstream, it’s been exciting to […]
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  • Dbleudazzled Plus Size Thigh High Stockings Review

    Disclosure: This item was purchased by The Lingerie Addict for review purposes. All opinions are my own. I first discovered Dbleudazzled crystallized lingerie when I saw Beyonce and her dancers wearing the brand’s rhinestone encrusted stockings and bodysuits. Dbleudazzled is the brain-child of former professional dancer, Destiny Bleu, who says she aims to “bridge the stage to the street.” Her pieces are not only a favorite of Beyonce. The brand’s ‘As […]
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  • Bra Sister Sizing: Why It Isn’t a Bad Thing

    You may have heard lingerie fans criticizing the idea of “sister sizing” in bras as a general bad practice. That wearing a sister size is “wrong,” won’t be a good fit, and is just a way for brands to sell you more product. However, sister sizing isn’t a negative concept. At its core, it’s a neutral fact describing how bra sizes work. So what is a sister size? How do […]
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  • C’est La Nuit Lingerie Collection

    Above: C’est La Nuit Elegant Lace Robe and Satin Chocker set in black.
    “C’est La Nuit was created to give every woman the opportunity to feel sexy no matter her size.” – Ebbin Sanabria.
    A New York brand with a French moniker has been deemed as “revolutionary” as it seeks to include women of all shapes and sizes in its offerings. C’est La Nuit, founded by brand CEO Ebbin Sanabria, recently launched with gorgeous new bra sets and lingerie in standar
  • Wonderform Intimates Balconette Bra Review

    “This bra was designed to be the perfect layering piece. How cute would this be under a white buttoned down and a pair of jeans?”
    It looks like summer is finally here! And after the past few days of horrendous rain, what is a girl to do? I will cross my fingers tightly and hope the sunshine and warm weather is here to stay.
    Seems a little silly, but I would venture to guess I’m not the only one partaking in this. Here we are, transitioning from one season to the next. This is
  • Dessous London Announce Eurovet Collaboration Plan

    “We believe Eurovet can bring many additional benefits for our exhibiting brands and buyers alike.” –David Finlayson, cofounder of Dessous London.
    Dessous London and Eurovet announced plans to collaborate starting this summer with a co-sponsored networking evening event at the Dessous London showroom on July 23, 2018.
    “We are delighted that Eurovet are sponsoring the evening’s entertainment at the Dessous London showroom…which promises to be a fun evening,&r
  • Lingerie Libations: Mimi Holliday SS18

    Liquors and lace are two imaginative ingredients Mimi Holliday founder, Damaris Evans poured into her brand’s beautiful SS18 lingerie pieces.All of the collections are named after cocktails and we’ve picked out two styles – Mojito Beau and Mimi Fizz – to showcase alongside the real-world drinks that we feel closely match them.
    Mojito Beau
    A fairytale collection of dreamy ivory silk and French Leavers lace, Mojito Beau is the perfect bridal option for SS18. This is pure, u
  • Avery Rose Joins CURVENEWYORK

    Above: Avery Rose Lingerie Lisa Bra and Thong.
    “Avery Rose wants you to be the most gorgeous you and know you’re Too Beautiful to Hide!” – Jennifer Coll.
    If your customers are looking for an intimates collection perfect for ready-to-wear styling, then Avery Rose Lingerie should be on your list of brands to see at CURVENEWYORK this summer.Above: Ansley Bra.
    “Avery Rose Lingerie’s collection of beautiful soft cup, non-padded, pretty bras are designed to wear un
  • Curvy Couture SS18 Videos

    Gorgeous lace details, stunning backgrounds and lingerie in motion. Curvy Couture recently debuted three new videos on their YouTube Chanel showcasing SS18 styles, Bridal pieces and behind-the-scenes footage. Scroll down to watch!
    Curvy Couture Spring / Summer CollectionBehind the scenes look at Curvy Coutre’s Spring/Summer photoshoot with Christina Andrew and Tabria Majors.Curvy Couture BridalComing in white hot – Curvy Couture’s Bridal collection is finally here. Shop an ass
  • Lingerie Sewing and Construction Basics Part 2: Stitch Quality & Linings

    This lingerie construction guide series is designed to give you the tools to understand how lingerie is made, whether it’s made well, and, ultimately, if it’s worth the retail price. In Part 1 we examined the different types of stitches used in lingerie. In Part 2, we’ll cover execution of those stitches as well as linings. Identifying the quality of sewing is an important tool in analyzing garment quality. It also […]
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  • Bumbrella Panty Slip Product Review

    “As promised, the bumbrella ‘conceals without the squeeze.’ The waistband stays up without giving the wearer that dreaded mid-stomach seam that ruins those light and sheer dresses of summer.”
    As a lingerie-aficionado, I’m always excited to try out new silhouettes and innovative pieces to see what the future holds for the worlds of intimates. So, as you can imagine, I was excited to review the reimagined half-slip from buzzworthy brand, bumbrella.With a new, patented
  • Coquette Elite Packaged Lingerie Released

    “A fresh new take on packaged lingerie” – Coquette.
    Coquette International Inc. launched a line of elite packaged lingerie featuring a unique color-coordinated palette that is easy for retailers to mix and match for a beautiful display.Above: Coquette Stretch Lace Teddy.
    The line features four different nude tones ranging from grey to mauve and an assortment of styles including everything from body stockings to matching bra and panty sets.Above: Coquette Teddy with Side Ties.
  • The Unexpectedly Glamorous History of the Chenille Robe

    Today’s guest post is by Virginia Knight. Virginia is a fashion historian who believes that old clothes can help us explore a better relationship with our bodies. She is a personal stylist, writer, and vintage seller based out of Asheville, North Carolina, and you can learn more about her work at her website (www.virginiacknight.com) and find her on Instagram at @virginiacknight. The year was 1939, and it was the golden […]
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  • Parfait Announces Winner From Empowering Mother’s Day Giveaway

    This past Mother’s Day, leading lingerie brand Parfait honored moms of all body types, shapes and sizes with a celebratory “Love Your Mom Bod” Getaway Giveaway. The contest closed on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 13th) at 5:00pm PST, when the lucky winner, @sarah.liz.a, was selected via random drawing and announced through Parfait’s social media channels. A video compilation of select contest entries and the winning mom can be found on Parfait’s Instagram (@parfa
  • Allure Lingerie 25th Anniversary Collection

    Above: Be Goddesss Top and Cheeky Shorts Set.
    How would you mark 25 years in business? With lingerie of course! This year, Allure Lingerie caps off this huge milestone with the release of its Red and Black Collections celebrating fantasy as the essence of lingerie.
    The Black collection is daring edginess that reaches a darker side of play while the Red collection celebrates a teasing sensual delicateness.
    “The juxtaposition of these two collections tantalizingly plays off of each other, e
  • Blue Eleven Intimates Joins Lingerie Selection

    Blue Eleven Intimates joins the Lingerie Selection for their summer 2018 show. The Amsterdam-based brand is slated to showcase their collection of lingerie and loungewear from July 30 – 31, 2018 at Daylight Studios (450 West 31st Street, 8th Floor) in New York City.
    Blue Eleven Intimates joins the Giving Bride, Neveah Intimates, Uwila Warrior and Ipek Kiramer. We’ll update our readers with new exhibitor additions as they come in.
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  • Naked Velvet Bralettes Coming Soon

    Naked Velvet announced that new bralettes, an updated website and redesigned garments are coming their customers way on May 25, 2018. Naked Velvet is a handmade lingerie and loungewear business based in Hull, England.“We specialise in garments which can be custom-fit to each individual client, catering to all shapes and sizes,” says the brand’s founder, Caroline Crichton. “Our garments range from comfy pyjamas to sexy lingerie.”
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  • Viva Voluptuous Lingerie Collection

    Viva Voluptuous is a brand new lingerie and swimwear line dedicated to outfitting plus-sized women, offering pretty corsets, lingerie sets, swimwear and hosiery to flatter your curves. This UK-based brand offers bras in band sizes 36-48 and cup sizes D-GG, making this a wonderful option for busty women who need both a fuller cup and a larger band. The brand offers affordable pieces and on-trend designs that are both feminine and sexy! This brand offers plus-sized women fun strappy options, lovel
  • Why Lingerie Addicts Should Care About SESTA/FOSTA

    Rose recently received an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a former columnist at The Lingerie Addict. You can read more of her work at roseszabo.com, or follow her on twitter, @rosewednesday. On April 11th, the president signed SESTA/FOSTA, a bill intended to fight online sex trafficking. This bill changes previous laws about Internet content, allowing federal law enforcement to prosecute website owners for content posted to their sites […]
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  • Allure 25th Anniversary Collection Teaser

    Above: Allure Red Sienna Teddy.
    Red or Black?
    This year, Allure Lingerie marks its 25th Anniversary with the launch of its Allure Red and Allure Black collections.
    The Black collection is daring edginess that reaches a darker side of play while the Red collection celebrates a teasing sensual delicateness.Above: Allure Black Scandalous Crush Playsuit.
    Today, we’re showcasing the Allure Red Sienna Teddy and Allure Black Scandalous Crush Playsuit.
    The Sienna Teddy features glamorous eyelash
  • Duchess of Dupont: Christina Arenas

    Above: Christina Arenas, owner and founder of Duchess of Dupont. Photo by Erika Delgado Photography.
    “Life is too short to do what everyone tells you to do.” – Christina Arenas, owner of Duchess of Dupont
    Miami-born Christina Arenas has a natural talent for design, strong principles and a big work ethic. She didn’t go to fashion school to hone her abilities, those she developed over time with a little help from her maternal grandmother, an interior designer and seamstres
  • Lingerie of the Week: Kim and Ono Blush Rose Satin Robe

    Today is Mother’s Day in the United States, and though the words “lingerie” and “mother” rarely go together, I believe Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to treat your Mom (or the mother figure in your life) to something luxurious and indulgent like loungewear. Moms are always encouraged to put their needs last, to give and give and give some more. A comfortable, elegant, beautiful-yet-practical satin robe is a way […]
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  • Evgenia Lingerie Autumn/Winter 2018: Lovesick Collection

    Evgenia Lingerie is one of our favorite indie designers here on TLA. A one-woman brand based out of California, Evgenia (formerly Honeycooler Handmade) is known for intricate, time-intensive details like inset lace and the use of stunning French embroidered tulles. If you’re a fan of the brand, you may have noticed there’s been a bit of a gap since Evgenia’s last collection. The founder, Stephanie Bodnar, recently had a baby […]
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  • The Good, The Bad, and The ‘Hmmm…’ of Savage X Fenty, Rihanna’s New Lingerie Line

    Rihanna’s first lingerie collection under her debut intimates label Savage X Fenty, dropped two days ago, and it’s all anyone’s been talk about. The line has brought forth a range of emotions, and but it’s also illustrated some of the problems with having so few fashion writers dedicated to intimate apparel (The Lingerie Addict is a blog, not a newspaper, and I would never call myself a journalist). I’ve been […]
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  • Rihanna Launches SavageXFenty

    “We want to make people look good and feel good,” – Rihanna.
    The long-awaited collection by superstar Rihanna, SavageXFenty, was released today, at exactly 12am EST. Fans and lingerie lovers from all over the world have been expecting the launch since last month, with hints that have been dropped by the brand’s and Rihanna’s instagram accounts. After the success of Fenty Beauty, the star’s beauty line, it’s no surprise that her lingerie line carried the
  • Rihanna’s New Lingerie Line, Savage X Fenty, Might Actually Disrupt the Lingerie Industry

    Tl;dr: Savage X Fenty might just be the “disruptive” lingerie brand we’ve been waiting for. I’ll be honest. Most celebrity lingerie lines barely register with me. For every Elle Macpherson (now Heidi Klum Intimates), there’s a Britney Spears. For every Dita Von Teese, there’s a Halle Berry. Even fashion luminaries like Naomi Campbell haven’t been able to sustain their own lingerie brands, and that’s for one simple reason: making lingerie […]
  • Lingerie’s Latest Trend for Summer? Denim!

    Is there any fabric that better combines comfort and chicness than denim? Once associated with hard-wearing workwear for laborers like miners, farmers, and lumberjacks, denim is now a fashion staple for everyone, no matter their occupation. However, one place we don’t usually think of denim being used is in intimate apparel. After all, lingerie is practically defined by soft, whimsical fabrics…the exact opposite of denim’s rough cotton heaviness. So perhaps […]
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  • Global Pink Bra Toss 2018 Event Details

    In just a few days, bras will fly through the air all around the world at the Global Pink Bra Toss on May 13, 2018 to raise awareness for breast cancer prevention.
    How the Pink Bra Toss Works
    The principle is simple. On Sunday May 13, 2018 post a photo of you tossing a bra in the air on social media with the tag #pinkbratoss.This global initiative is organized by Pink Bra Bazaar, a charity dedicated to breast health education and supporting for women with breast cancer.“With your help, we
  • Lingerie for Astrology Babes: Introducing Yandy’s Zodiac Collection

    Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Yandy.com. Yandy’s done it again. Everyone’s talking about astrology and celestial inspiration right now, and though I don’t follow much of either, I know the star signs are a big deal in fashion at the moment, and Yandy is here to make sure you have the lingerie that’s right for your sign. The Yandy Zodiac Collection combines astrological signs and zodiac elements in a […]
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  • Exquisite Form Sleepwear

    “When we started meeting with customers they requested we look into new bodies right away. We decided to speed up that process and we are launching two new bodies this fall,” – Stephanie Bronk.
    Retailers asked for it and BL Intimates delivered with the launch of Exquisite Form sleepwear this past April. The collection, an existing group of popular styles, was taken over by BL Intimates last year after it was dropped from Vanity Fair’s program.
    When rumors began to circul
  • Yandy Zodiac Lingerie Collection

    Above: Capricorn lingerie set from the Yandy Zodiac Lingerie Collection.
    “We are always looking to bring something unique and relevant to our Yandy Girl and we have found that astrological signs and zodiac elements really resonate.” – Pilar Quintana-Williams.
    As Mercury exits retrograde and the sun settles into Taurus, the stars are aligning for new and prosperous endeavors, which bodes well for the recently launched Zodiac lingerie collection by Yandy.com.The line, which incl
  • Sandmaiden Lingerie Collection

    When it comes to handmade to order lingerie, Sandmaiden is well known within the independent lingerie market, and has been a staple to handmade lingerie lovers since 2009. Amanda Boyd, the designer and owner behind the Seattle-based brand, has been selling her beautiful crafted creations on Etsy ever since, growing to be one of the most popular handmade lingerie brands to sell on the Etsy marketplace.
    Amanda creates beautiful lingerie and nightwear using natural fibers such as cotton, cashmere,
  • Exquisite Form Sleepwear Caters to Retail Programs

    “When we started meeting with customers they requested we look into new bodies right away. We decided to speed up that process and we are launching two new bodies this fall,” – Stephanie Bronk.
    Retailers asked for it and BL Intimates delivered with the launch of Exquisite Form sleepwear this past April. The collection, an existing group of popular styles, was taken over by BL Intimates last year after it was dropped from Vanity Fair’s program.
    When rumors began to circul
  • Meghan Murray Cox Joins the Lingerie Selection

    Above: Meghan Murray Cox, the Lingerie Selection’s new Director of Innovation and Development.
    “It was clear from our first meeting that Meghan understands the potential trade shows have for both sales and relationship building.” – Maggie Gillette.
    The Lingerie Selection team is growing with the addition of Meghan Murray Cox as Director of Innovation and Development.Meghan brings with her five years of lingerie trade show experience. Her in-depth knowledge of the industr
  • 5 Beautiful White Bras That Aren’t Boring

    Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links White bras are something often associated with brides, but I prefer to think of white as a lingerie color for all seasons…just as thrilling in spring as it is in winter. Just as lovely for the unattached as the betrothed. White lingerie feels understated, but refined. Classic, but contemporary. It can truly be whatever you want. Although white floral lace is a lingerie industry […]
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  • Altitude Intimates April 2018 Recap

    Above: Kixies’ Samantha DeMartini with Tara Stravinsky of Tyes by Tara.
    “It was a relaxing environment and I felt like I could talk to buyers about anything and get to know them a different level.” – Colette Khalil, Colette & Sebastian.
    There’s one moment from last month’s Altitude Intimates trade show that’s engrained in my memory: two exhibitors, Samantha DeMartini of Kix’ies and Tara Stravinsky of tyes.by.tara, hugging underneath the glow o
  • TYES BY TARA New Bridal Gift Sets

    “A perfect way to start and to end your wedding night.”
    TYES BY TARA announced the launch of six new bridal accessories gift sets just in time for the bridal season – Wedding Night, Blushing Bride, Yours Truly, Elope, Ever After and Honeymoon.
    The Wedding Night gift set is inspired by creating lasting moments of togetherness and comes with a beautiful satin legtye leg garter and matching nipple cover pasties.“Creating an experience for the bride is an integral part of th
  • Lingerie Debriefing: April 30 – May 4, 2018

    Special Q&A with Damaris Evans; New US Agents for Lou Lingerie and Drew by Drew Barrymore heading to the UK! A look back at some of the features and news that the Lingerie Journal team reported on the week of April 30 – May 4, 2018.
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  • Dear Drew by Drew Barrymore Heads to Knicker Locker

    Dear Drew by Drew Barrymore lingerie collection launches on KnickerLocker.com on May 14, 2018 as a UK exclusive for four months.
    Drew Barrymore is a well-known actress, author, director and model. She launched the Dear Drew clothing line last year and is now following with a contemporary lingerie collection in collaboration with Jewel Toned.
    For more information contact Gemma Illes: g.illes@knickerlocker.com and visit https://knickerlocker.com/dear-drew-drew-barrymore for updates.
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  • Lou Lingerie Enlists LASS Brands as US Agents

    “We are excited to be your new Lou agents in the U.S.” – Linda Sagman.
    Lou Lingerie recently enlisted LASS Brands as their new agents for the United States. LASS Brands are taking appointments to showcase Lou’s new AW18 Collection.Lou’s unique signature look draws on inspiration from avant-garde architectural movements. The embodiment of today’s woman, this collection is an ode to femininity, allure, boldness, and passion.
    To learn more, contact Linda Sagman

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