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How To Dress For Success On Valentine's Day

03/30/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Agent Provocateur is only few of blocks away from Kiki de Montparnasse, but it is considerably closer to the old 42nd Street in spirit. The vibe is more user-friendly for embarrassed guys shopping alone and packs of teenage girls; the lights are brighter, the music is dumber, louder and younger. The haute factor seems played down everywhere but in the price tags (purple silk garter, $100; matching bra, $150; matching thong, $70). Many items fall into a black and pink, rockabilly hot-rod style. It is, in essence, a vamped-up version of Victoria's Secret by way of Johnny Rockets, the retro diner chain.

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