Extended Fall Hours

Posted in Miscellaneous on September 29, 2016 by Kali Morgan

Philly is blowing up with a ballooning population of students and the cool craving for creative cosplay and couture is nipping at our souls. What more excuse do we need for extending our hours through Halloween and beyond to Diabolique Ball / Black Friday Weekend (note: We will be closed on Thanksgiving but open the night before):

Take note and take advantage of our fall hours:
Sunday through Tuesday Noon-8PM
Wednesday through Saturday Noon-10PM

Sensitive to Latex Fashions? Try this @Fetishcon!

Posted in Miscellaneous on August 8, 2016 by Kali Morgan

Are you sensitive to latex? If you are one of the sad rubberists who have become (or are becoming) sensitive, this weekend offers a  great opportunity for you to reconcile your passion with your physiology to see if you can find a balance!

Does it sadden you when you are to wear some of your favorite fetish wardrobe items? There is a new glimmer of hope for those of us who have been recently unable to feed our fetish for shiny rubber fashions!

Next weekend at FetishCon in St. Petersburg, FL, PASSIONAL will be bringing a selection of new reduced-allergen pieces from designer and evil genius Mario Bouchard that are made with a brand new de-proteinized latex material (PASSIONAL will also sell classic partially-chlorinated items from his Polymorphe fashion collection as well).

It turns out that the proteins in natural latex rubber are usually to blame for causing human allergic reaction, especially in people who are repeatedly exposed to latex rubber bands, gloves, and even fetish fashions! Because of widespread sensitivity to latex in the medical field,  industrial engineers have developed a less-reactive latex material with the proteins removed, which ultimately may help prevent overexposure! Mario developed this material into custom manufactured latex sheeting and cans make all of his designs with this new fabric by request!

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Does this mean that severely allergic people will be able to wear and play in this fabric? Maybe.

Because there are no guarantees in life, especially when dealing with biology, we have sample wrist bands in varying colors that are available in this new material. Stop by the PASSIONAL booth at Fetishcon to try these on first and then wear one for an hour or so if to see if you can tolerate the deproteinized material. If you can, we are happy to special order any style you would like to fit your body (we have a limited selection of dresses and men’s shirts with us available for fitting or for immediately purchase).

See you at FetishCon !

Haute Fashions for Warm Weather

Posted in Community, Corset Corner, Costume Carnival, Criminal Accessories, Events, Fantasic Femme Fashion, Transform Yourself on August 6, 2016 by caseyjbragdon

Our PASSIONAL lives have been active here in Philadelphia, with ongoing road shows and festivals where we have introduced some fun new styles and a whole collection of summer looks, and it is high time that we promote the new goodies to the world on our blog and in our store!
There is still time to dress up in our summer 2016 collections
(click text links to shop online):

For colorful fashion rebels:

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We acquired a new kilt style with a removable apron that we featured with a Rainbow bib for starters- we can special order any solid color (or rainbow) bib. Also worth checking out in store (no photos on line yet) is our Denim Deluxe Kilt and a fully restocked collection of tie-dye or dyable kilts locally crafted by our hometown kilt hero Amerikilt. If your summer burns you though creative and colorful festivals like Burning Man, these are great options for all kinds of fun in the sun!

For Devotees of Dark Fashion:

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Summer is still here, and the vampiric amongst us are active all  the night. Check out the occult-inspired summer styles from Kill Star and @TrippNYC that will not compromise the blackness of your summer spirits.

Leather Lovers: We can do it!

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The new lambskin Warrior Corset is a functionally femme-tastic armored hourglass that  features a detachable toolbelt for just $159.99 in sizes 20-42.
Is it  a kinky binder or classic formalwear? Our brand new lambskin Men’s Corset Vest  gives a fetishistic twist to menswear and is ready to integrate into cosplay, fetish or even formal looks for just 199.99.
The great news for leather lovers:  these leather styles hold up in outdoor settings for SCAdians, festival fiends and exhibitionists at an affordable price! If leather is your first love, make sure to join our PASSIONAL Fashionista group on Fetlife.

 

For drag divas, burlesque babes , campy kings and kinky cosplayers:

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PASSIONAL  has reinvented our selection of legwear, lashes and wigs including a great new stylable selection from @RockStarWigsaccessories, gloves as well as human hair stashes  for those wanting to butch it up a notch. And while we are on that subject, don’t miss the upcoming 10th Anniversary Show with Liberty City Kings this October who feature performances by the alter-egos of our  favorite PASSIONAL people who perform by the dark of nightclub- bring your own alter-ego in costume for their fantastic tassel twirling competition!

Exhibitionist Fashion Fantasy: 

 

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For those whose fashion philosophy falls along the lines of “less is more,”  PASSIONAL has just acquired three different campy and functional underwear styles sizes small – 6XL from BearSkns, a jock strap that serves more as leather decoration that athletic support and have restocked classic Bodystockings for exhibitionist summer adventures while the sun is still hot.

Queer casual:

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Pride month kicked off our presentations of new  gender-affirming styles (both at the Trans Health Conference and online, and now in-store) including affordable new tube binders,  summer binders and cotton tank tops with sewn-in binders at more affordable, and therefore more accessible price points, as well as customizable summer-weight tanks and T-shirts that allow you to express your tribe affiliations.

These collections of summer styles have debuted in our store or on our website at www.passionalboutique.com as well as the PASSIONAL Merchant tents  at Camp Crucible,  Fusion (June 22-27),  PEX Summer Festival ( July 1-4) ,  and Leather in the Woods II  (July 25-26) and will make appearances at Fetishcon (Aug 11-14 ) and DO Summerfest before Summer 2016 is over !

 

 

Summer SALE Spectacular

Posted in Costume Carnival, Criminal Accessories, Fantasic Femme Fashion, Gift Guides, Men's Style, SALE!! on July 18, 2016 by Kali Morgan

To make room for our brand spankin’ new collections of cool and creative couture, we are selling off our sale items with BOGO 50% off savings on any item in-store that is displayed with an orange SALE disk. All of our remaining Lip Service stock is included in this feast of fantasy fashions, so die-hard fans will want to make sure not to miss these savings that end at 8PM Sunday July 31

All SALE items (displayed with orange sale disks) are Buy One, Get One 50%OFF the lowest marked price of the lower priced SALE item through July 31. 

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Here are some of the awesome items ON SALE in store (online shoppers, call the store to get these discounts as you will need to pay direct via paypal, but not through our website ) on in-stock items only. No special orders, sorry!

Forget Me Not Slip Dress Black Small

Shroud Of Truth Maxi Dress Black Medium, Large

My Dying Bride Caftan Black O/S, Bk/Wht O/S

Metallic High Waisted Skirt Gold Leopard Medium / Large and Crop Top Large

Straps Of Mercy Ponti Skirt Black Small, Medium, Large

Flex Fit Army Brief Bk/Sky SMALL, MEDIUM

Pinstripe Boyshort Pinstr SMALL

Ss Men’S Vinyl Tee W/Power Mesh Matte Bk XL

Wetlook Catsuit W/Front Zipper Black SMALL, LARGE. XL

Ultra Sexy Catsuit Black MEDIUM

Artemis Lace Slip Dress Black LARGE,  MEDIUM Burgundy SMALL

Everyday Is Like Sunday Dress Black XS

#NylonStockingDay SALE May 15!

Posted in Fantasic Femme Fashion, Footwear Fetish on May 15, 2016 by Kali Morgan

We just learned about this ingeniously sexy pre-summer holiday last week, and and it turns out that national #NylonStockingDay happens to coincide with the arrival of a great new collection of sheer summer legwear at PASSIONAL!

To celebrate we are offering a one day in-store SALE on all packaged stockings and stay-up style thigh-highs, pantyhose and  tights, body stockings  and even socks in fabrics like fishnet, nylon, spandex, wetlook cire,  micronet  lace and any other in-stock hosiery fabric. For one day only, buy one piece of packaged hosiery and get a second of equal or lesser value for half off!  This one day opportunity will allow you to save BIG and stock up for warm summer months when  sheer fabrics that accent the  skin can take front stage in public views all over our great city (and country and world for that matter).

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In researching the history of this national day of honor, it appears that we here in the so-called “New World” continue to declare our independence from Europe, who seems to have been celebrating #NationalStockingday or #NationalStockingsDay each October- at least (as far as a cursory search on Google and Twitter can confirm) since 2011.

Here in the US of A, the same basic research indicates a newer holiday, apparently starting in 2014 with its very own hashtag #NylonStockingDay to celebrate  a pantheon of legwear that is worn with garters, garterbelts or built all-in-one tights.

Even if this year were the first annual #NylonStocking Day, PASSIONAL is all about celebrating the legwear that enhances our fetishistic fashion aesthetics!  Plus it all goes so well with corsets, cinchers and fantasy and wetlook fashions!

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Plus, when one considers the history of hosiery, which according to Wikipedia began in ancient Egypt or Rome it is indeed high time to celebrate our evolution to the knitted magic of more modern materials!

As with all fashions and body adornment throughout human history, each innovation breeds new generations of die-hard fans and fetishists. The insulated functionality of socks and stockings prior to and including the nineteenth century were made of woven cloth such as cotton, linen, wool or silk for warmth.  More revealing , less opaque legwear gained popularity along with rising hemlines in the twentieth century when femmes of all persuasions began to adorn their exposed legs with sheer silk or rayon. Eventually, more affordable revolutionary nylon varieties were purchased daily by millions.

In the mid-20th century pantyhose were introduced an alternative to traditional style stockings that required garter bands or belts for wear. But stockings retained prominence in sales of feminine foundationwear until 1970 when pantyhose finally superseded the sales of stockings. According to National Day Calendar, pantyhose have remained the most popularly purchased women’s hosiery items ever since, save for a brief moment in 1987 when stay-up thigh-high stockings  were introduced to the market.

Although the industrial history of legwear is fascinating in and of itself, fetishistic fashionistas throughout the ages have  the allure of stockings as inspiration for illustrations, art, photography and fantasy.

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For all of these reasons and more (please comment here!) we are proud to celebrate this important hosiery holiday on May 15, 2016  with a one day in-store  SALE on all packaged stockings and stay-up style thigh-highs, pantyhose and  tights, body stockings  and even socks

We plan to make this celebration an annual habit, and we invite you to comment with links to your favorite stocking art, stocking selfies, photographs and renderings!

PASSIONAL Spring Fashion Sale

Posted in Miscellaneous on April 15, 2016 by Kali Morgan

It’s that time of the year when sexy is in the air and PASSIONAL is hosting a storewide fashion sale!

Stop by the store any day from April 15-30 to save BIG on kilts, corsets, intimates, and amazing accessories! What’s more is there will be daily markdowns until month’s end and members of Affiliate clubs and groups will save (as always) an additional 10% off their entire order.

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Kilts, corsets, latex  and all Spring Fashions, accessories, footwear (that are not otherwise marked down) are buy one, take a 2nd  of equal or lesser value 20% off.
PLUS check out these additional specials:

Select goth and festival styles by Lip Service 30% off
Select pin-up styles by Rago shapewear 20% off|
Men’s briefs- buy 2 for 20% off or buy 3 for 30% off
Suddenly Fem feminizing dresses, bodysuits and teddies 20% off

As always, friends and family who are members of our Affiliate Organizations save an additional 10% off their entire order so tell your friends, and bring your friends into the store before April 30.

Please note: These specials apply to in-store purchases only and are not currently available at PASSIONAL Boutique.com

Philly Fetish Weekend: Diabolique , GLAMiversary & more !

Posted in Miscellaneous on January 22, 2016 by ladyday16

GLAM INSPIRATIONS:

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This year, PASSIONAL’s 20th anniversary is part of an extended weekend-long affair that will include Philadelphia’s famous charity fetish ball, Diabolique Ball-in a brand-new season and venue! Weekend tickets for all events associated with our 20th anniversary/ Diabolique weekend are available HERE

The weekend kicks off Thursday morning with a special fashion Trunk Show with Renee Masoomian’s  BabyLoves Latex displaying their entire collection of ‘wears’ for the whole weekend at PASSIONAL. Thursday night, the official opening event is a special glammified  “Joy of toys” edition of Kati Kill’s Pleasurecation at Pleasure Garden Club.

On Friday get plenty of rest, then spend time getting dressed for the  Friday evening’s Velvet Rope VIP pre-party which lubricates our generous donors and special guests for Diabolique Ball and the after party at Voyeur nightclub. As with Diabolique’s other 18 annual Philly fetish balls, all ticket proceeds and internal fund-raising benefit charity – – this year’s beneficiaries are Prevention Point, Girls Rock Philly, and the Philly Aids Thrift testing center- don’t miss this chance to Be Bad for a Good Cause into the wee hours of the morning thanks to the afterhours inclusion of our guests in Voyeur’s decadent dance club experience (affectionately known as the Exhibitionist After Party ).

On Saturday, PASSIONAL will be hosting a 20th anniversary reception at Old Pine Community Center at 4th and Lombard Street’s. Saturday night, folks with weekend passes will be able to party -hop from Vixens and Vagabonds Kinky Cabaret show to the exclusive Masque play party in Center City.

On Sunday, end the weekend with a satisfied belly and satiated fetish appetites with a revisitation of Philadelphia’s Café Kink party that will happen as a brunch at Boyler Room as a benefit for last year’s anniversary photographer, Tara.  This party will also serve as a birthday celebration for Lorelei DeWinter, (Diabolique Ball event chair). All tickets from the Café Kink brunch will benefit Tara Lessard’s healthcare expense fund.

Ready to get your glam on?

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