Mother’s Day Gifts & Upcoming Events in NYC & Chicago

27 April, 2017
Our Mother’s Day Gift Guide … 

Our Italian silk georgette scarves come in two sizes:
27″ x 27″ for $98
27″ x 54″ for $186

May we suggest our tropical silk/cotton sleep masks in noir or dark tropical for $48


… Or our tropical silk/cotton lingerie bags in noir or dark tropical for $55

For a truly special gift and experience, we are now offering private fragrance workshops …


-Bespoke Fragrance Workshops-

Join fragrance expert Tanja Buhler for a private, hands-on experience in perfumery, housed in the luxurious Department of Curiosities atelier.

The experience begins with libations, as fragrance expert Tanja Buhler guides you through the fundamentals of perfumery. Next you will experience an olfactory gallery of rare and selected essences, culminating in the creation of your design, using natural botanicals and hand-distilled perfumer’s alcohol to stabilize and preserve your fragrance. Whether you are dreaming of a leathery oriental, a fresh floral, an elegant, earthy incense, or a modern citrus, this will be an experience to indulge yourself or give as a gift: perfect for Mother’s Day.

NOTE: Each private workshop is approximately one hour in length. You must book the exact session time with Tanja Buhler by calling 847.456.0623 or emailing tanjamichelle@​gmail.​com. Sessions can take place on Sunday, May 14th, but other times and dates are also available.

*Private Workshop, creating one fragrance $120.00

*Private Workshop for two $160.00

*For groups of 3 or more, please contact Tanja Buhler for pricing  by calling 847.456.0623 or emailing tanjamichelle@​gmail.​com
Tickets available here:

Tanja Buhler is a Fragrance Specialist at Merz Apothecary, and the creator/manufacturer of German Girl Beard Oil. Her experience includes distillation and extraction in a laboratory setting, fragrance formulation, and knowledge of raw materials and synthetic molecules.

New York City: Trunk Show at Musée Lingerie Sunday, May 7th, 1 – 4 pm

Join us as we make our New York debut at West Village boutique Musée Lingerie. We will have cocktails and our lovely collection for you to peruse, try on, and purchase. Department of Curiosities co-designer Jamie Hayes will be on hand to help you select and fit pieces from our noir tropical collection.

Musée Lingerie
119 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
(646) 852‑6306

Designer Vintage Trunk Show with Saffron Vintage
Saturday, May 20th, noon til 6 pm

Join us on Saturday, May 20th, noon til 6 pm, for a Designer Vintage Trunk Show by Saffron Vintage at the Department of Curiosities. 

We are delighted to once again welcome Saffron Vintage’s beautifully curated collection of designer vintage clothing to our shop. Expect gorgeous, rare pieces from the teens-1990s from the likes of Chanel, YSL, Gaultier, Steven Burrows … Saffron’s stock is ever-changing, but always inspirational.

Sip our signature punch while you peruse Saffron’s designer vintage fashions, theDepartment of Curiosities collection of nightwear and lingerie, and in-house linesMorua and Production Mode. A divine Saturday!

Saturday, May 20th
Noon til 6 pm
3013 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647

Wilmette: Trunk Show at Chantilly Lace
Friday, June 2nd, 6 – 9 pm

Join us on the North Shore for a trunk show at our new stockist, Wilmette boutique Chantilly Lace! For one night only, we will bring our full collection for you to try on and order. Both Department of Curiosities designers, Gerry Quinton & Jamie Hayes, will be on hand to help you select and fit the perfect item. In addition, Chantilly Lace will be carrying exclusive Department of Curiosities items – specially made for their lovely shop. Chantilly Lace is especially known for their extensive range of beautiful and well-fitting bras- we are proud to join their collection.

Chantilly Lace
1144 Central Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091
(847) 256‑8077

Stay tuned for upcoming affairs. And please visit us during our walk-in hours, noon til 7 pm every Friday. Or make an appointment by emailing info@​departmentofcuriosities.​com