Coco de Mer
Time Out says
Posted: Tue Nov 30 1999
This erotic emporium is London’s most glamorous introduction to kink. The boudoir aesthetic creates an unmistakable vibe of refined naughtiness, and trying items on is a particular highlight, what with the peepshow-style velvet changing rooms that allow your lover to watch you undress from a ‘confession box’ next door.
Stock has an ethical, artisan-led twist; you can be sure your dildo is made from WWF-endorsed wood (owner Sam Roddick clearly inherited her mother Anita’s green credentials).
The jewelled nipple clips, jade cock rings and rose-decorated ceramic butt plugs and dildos are among the list of intriguing pieces. There’s a deliciously large lingerie selection including Mimi Holiday, Lascivious, Aloe, Bordelle and Coco de Mer’s own range as well as an array of leather masks, locking gauntlets and corseted belts by Paul Seville and Ilya Fleet. The female-oriented book range now includes an exclusive rare vintage selection, where you can find 1920s pornography and fiction originals, like Lolita.
Coco de Mer is number 37 in our list of the 100 best shops in London.
Coco de Mer 23 Monmouth Street