Experience Sarasota: Giggles
What you want… baby we’ve got it! What you need … you know we’ve got it! The store has been here in Sarasota for twenty five years. Owners Bill and Kathy relocated to Sarasota as they were drawn to the beauty here, they believe that Sarasota is the gem of the gulf coast - naturally I happen to agree!
What you want… baby we’ve got it! What you need … you know we’ve got it! Otis Redding’s song lyrics fit pretty well to the 4000 square foot giggles store.
So it's pretty obvious that Giggles carries the hottest selection of sexy adult costumes, shoes and accessories. They also carry the best selection of adult toys, lotions and everything else guaranteed to enhance your intimate experience.
I met with the owners and operators of Giggles, the very lovely Bill and Kathy Clampitt. The store has been here in Sarasota for twenty five years. Bill and Kathy relocated to Sarasota as they were drawn to the beauty here, they believe that Sarasota is the gem of the gulf coast - naturally I happen to agree!
They came up with the name Giggles because they thought it was fun and lighthearted, they wanted people to feel comfortable coming into the store. Customer service is extremely important to Bill and Kathy, their aim is to speak to and assist customers immediately and then encourage them to roam around the store in a relaxed no high-pressure sales environment. I can definitely attest to the friendliness of the staff! Brandy who has been the long-term manager at the store was extremely helpful and knowledgeable on everything available. The store encompasses a large demographic “we cater to everyone, from eighteen to a hundred and eight years old” says Bill.
So what exactly can you find inside the store?
Tutu’s in every color of the rainbow, bright and furry rave wear, Brandy informs me “the crazier the better.” Always wanted to be wonder woman, a police officer, a sailor, head nurse, little red riding hood? Well you can become just about anything you want with the selection of costumes available, no matter what your taste or body shape - costumes and corsets are all available in regular and plus sizes. Giggles has over eighty different styles of wigs… giving you no excuse to ever have a bad hair day again! You can pick from many different lengths and hair colors to complete your look.
"Most people don't know that we carry shoes and boots in over a hundred and twenty five different styles." says Brandy. "if your going out, dancing, or dressing up then you can find what you need." Shoe brands that the store carries include Pleaser and Too Fast.
Giggles carries a very large selection of swimwear, as Kathy points out, “Everyone wants to be the hottest little ticket on the beach.”
Another big selection carried at the store are bachelor and bachelorette items, with a whole wall devoted to lingerie, games, gifts and, well… things to make you giggle! (Speaking from experience, having fun on your bachelorette night is something you will always remember) I was set on having a sophisticated evening with cocktails and cute dresses. Thanks to my sister and friends, by the end of the night I had on a pink wig, lots of things that flashed and lit up, a ball and chain attached to my foot and some other hilarious novelties. It definitely made my night memorable...
There really is so much selection and choice at the store. Other items that you will find include; Feather boa’s, lingerie, corsets, mineral makeup, leg warmers, games, novelty birthday pieces, hosiery and body stockings, jewelry, clothing and the largest selection of adult novelties in the tri-county area.
All the brands carried at the store are authentic, including; J Valentine, Dream girl and Leg Avenue.
So whether you want to get dressed up, go to a rave, inform someone that ‘life begins at 50’, throw a bachelorette party or spice up your love life, then take a trip to giggles.
Bill and Kathy just got back from Las Vegas where they were at the annual international lingerie show. They keep their store fresh with lots of new suppliers and inspiration. Giggles is unique in all that they supply with lots of stock and a variety of sizing.
So slip inside Giggles and visit Kathy, Bill, Coraline & Brandy. “We always try to have something to enhance the fun, for every occasion” ~ Kathy.