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Hart’s Desires “Lingerie and Much More” opening May 22nd in Adams Morgan

by Prince Of Petworth May 8, 2017 at 10:22 pm 19 Comments

2408 18th Street, NW

So about those window displays

This was briefly home to fellow lingerie and more store, Lotus Blooms, before they closed last June.


Hart’s Desires Suitland, Maryland Facebook page says:

“HART’S PHILOSOPHY ON PASSION The goal of Hart’s Desires is to catapult our clientele into that ethereal and elite stratosphere of sensuality. By offering the most sexually savvy products to both women and men, we allow them the freedom to enter a”


  • houseintherear

    Ooh are we supposed to finish that last sentence?! Fun game! Could get a little inappropes.

  • Anonthony

    Oh cool, I was wondering where I could find a butt frame.

  • OldinAM

    Just what we need–an appropriate neighbor to the forthcoming “Pretty Girls” party promised above the Korean chicken place. OK I’m old and would like a nice gift shop or good deli.

    • AdMoKalTri

      Seconded – would die for a good bagel in AdMo (though Philz has pretty decent ones).

      • Anonthony

        Bethesda Bagel in Dupont is pretty great, though depending on your level of mobility it might be too far.

      • Missy

        So’s Your Mom! Hellooooo – deli and bagels!

    • Angry Parakeet

      Doesn’t have to do with being old. It seems sleazy and creepy, always has to me, even in my frisky youth.

    • d

      Urban Dwell on Columbia Road is a great gift shop.

      • AMDCer

        Seconded – and Hudson & Crane has some good gift items, as well.

    • CTAM

      Songbyrd sells Bullfrog Bagels!

      • bagels!

        So does Tryst!

      • Rich

        Which are awful.

  • kwame

    I don’t understand how places like this still exist with the internet.

  • navyard

    Lingerie modeling…and so much more. ew.

    • wdc

      I went to high school with a person who now (in her 40s) makes her living doing in-home lingerie sales. That’s right. She’ll come to your house and model undies for you. She claims it’s mostly bachelorette parties. And since bachelorette parties are the only reason I’ve ever been inside one of these stores, I’m inclined to believe that it’s not actually ew, it’s just for a different kind of fun.

  • Hi everyone! Hart’s Desires here. Although the attention that these display windows have brought to our store has been exciting, we can not take the credit. Hart’s Desires is on the second floor of this building. The two display windows are for spaces available to lease. I’m guessing the owner was going for a Wow factor. Even though these windows are getting mixed reviews, seems like the mission was accomplished.

    We’d love for you to come check out our boutique when we open on May, 22nd 2017 and give us a chance to change some of your views of our store.

    And thank you for bringing that pesky FB character count to my attention :)

  • JayDC

    Wasn’t there a store like this that just closed down?

  • Jakeondc

    Any retail on a second floor without good street visibility will fail… Even the one that was at street level selling same type of goods failed within months…. it seems to me there is already another lingerie store on Columbia Road across from the Safeway…. tough sell in an already still tough neighborhood…

  • Maria

    Lotus Blooms closed down for legal reasons, not because of the type of store. I happened to be walking past when they were moving out and asked.
    Good luck Hart’s Desires! I’ll be by when you open.


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