Established in 1975, Pauline's Lingerie has been offering shoppers in Eastern Ontario stylish, alluring and comfortable bras, undergarments, shapewear, fashion essentials and accessories, carefully selected from some of the leading brands in the fashion world.
From everyday to special occasion, we have the styles that perfectly complement your entire wardrobe.
Every woman's style is unique, that's why our staff are always ready to help find your perfect fit in bras and more.
We know bodies, we fit EVERY body!
Our men's collection was carefully selected to offer supremely comfortable and stylish undergarments, swimwear, sleepwear, socks and slippers, all very popular with our clients
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The Lady behind the Legacy.
Pauline Marshall found her calling in corsetry and lingerie after moving to Brockville from the Maritimes in the 1950’s. She began her legendary career at Walker’s Department Store where she remained the lead in the intimates department until shortly after Walker’s was acquired by Mark’s & Spencer in 1974.
Pauline trained in corsetry with Dominion Corset Company of Canada (1964), the Formfit School of Modern Corsetry (1964) and Warner’s-Parisian. After her “retirement”, she decided she’d open her own shop, knowing her clients would follow her.
The original store was Pauline’s Corset Salon, and she opened in a 400 sf space that she soon outgrew. In fact, she outgrew her second location and moved to a larger storefront on King Street within a year, eventually purchasing the building where today’s Pauline’s Lingerie still resides.
Pauline was a trend-setter, well ahead of her time. She started her business at a time when women were not leaders in the business community, and her legacy continues today, a testament to the incredible knowledge and skill set she had. She worked hard to ensure her clients needs and wants were met, and always maintained the greatest respect for them. She was adept at what she did, right through the later years of her career, all the while remaining actively involved and present at Pauline’s through her 100th year. Just ahead of her 100th birthday, and in the 40th anniversary year of the store, she attended her last Profile buyers’ Show, where they honoured her for both 40 years in business and her 100th birthday coming up. She decided later that year that she would take the winter off, it was time to take it easy.
While we have all considered her remarkable, and many fondly refer to her as an institution in the community and quite a legendary, with quite a legacy, she never considered herself any of those things. She really didn’t think she’d done anything spectacular at all. All the accolades and awards aside, she was just doing what she was good at, and what she truly loved.
Pauline shared her vast knowledge and skills, and love of this business with her grand-daughter Cathy Maggio-Howley. Cathy now continues her legacy with the same passion as Pauline. There is nothing I'd rather be doing, and I had the great fortune to have spent a good portion of my career with my grandmother. I'm blessed for so many reasons, and I love what I do as much as she did. Pauline's Lingerie still offers the exceptional range of products combined with proficiency in fitting and client care that Pauline herself offered. Come see us today, and share your favourite memory!
Monday – Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Private appointments and bookings for small groups available
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