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The Perfect Trousseau

High-end intimates boutique, Trousseau, opens doors in Willamette Valley.
Lara M. Burnap

Chelsea Janzen has always found high-end luxurious intimates difficult to find outside of Portland. With the goal to bring that kind of luxury to the Willamette Valley, Janzen opened the boutique Trousseau, named after a native grape she discovered on a trip to the Jura region in France. The name is also an homage to the women who traveled the Oregon Trail while carting along their hope chests, or trousseaus. The historic downtown Dayton boutique is stocked with high-quality lingerie and intimate apparel from independent, female-owned brands. Its offerings run the gamut from everyday basics (such as Tencel fabric panties and bralettes) to special occasion sets, as well as non-binary underwear that suits all bodies. Janzen prides herself on hosting a body-positive space that offers bra fittings and bridal lingerie consultations for individuals and couples. For those searching for something special for their wedding night and honeymoon, Janzen advises a chat with your partner to find out what they prefer: daring and edgy or soft and romantic? “Also consider the times you’ll celebrate during the first few years of marriage,” says Janzen. “You may not be able to wear your wedding dress out on the town, but slipping into your honeymoon lingerie will bring back special memories.” Her vision continues to expand for Trousseau, growing it into a “boutique for the senses,” with an array of robes, loungewear and proprietary all-natural massage oils and soaking salts. Janzen donates a portion of Trousseau’s monthly proceeds to local nonprofits that support women and survivors of domestic violence. Booking from 1:30–7 p.m. for custom shopping experiences.

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