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By now, we're all pretty irritated with that $70,000-and-counting potato salad guy. (Just give it to charity already, dude.) But there are gobs of genuinely worthy Kickstarter campaigns out there, including Luxxie Boston, a local startup aiming to upgrade your underthings.
The basic gist: shapewear usually favors function over form. Ir might provide lift, but it can be restrictive, uncomfortable, and made from substandard materials (polyester, shudder). Luxxie founder Stefanie Mnayarji wants to add fashion and comfort to the formula. Her first four designs, two slips and two camisoles, contour and lift by way of strategic boning and a hidden zipper—no hooks necessary. Add in a silk-blend material and optional lace trim, and suddenly you have foundation wear that feels luxurious.
You can pre-order any of the four pieces now, with an expected ship date in October—and meantime take pride in the fact that you've backed a worthy, female-owned venture. (Mnayarji, by the way, is pretty badass—after earning degrees at Northeastern and the London School of Economics, she left a career in quantitative economics to launch Luxxie.)—Meaghan Agnew
· Luxxie Boston [Official Site]