The Velvet Lily is a female owned and operated adult sex-toy boutique that provides a safe and comfortable space for people of all orientations to shop for everything from lingerie to sex toys, erotic products and sex aids. The Velvet Lily offers an online store as well as a retail store located in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia, PA. We are committed to providing body-safe, eco-sexy toys and products that enhance the sexual experience and intimacy of the couple as well as the individual. At The Velvet Lily you will have the confidence to shop in a safe and comfortable environment surrounded by a friendly, expert staff.
Our History and Mission:
Khara Cartagena opened The Velvet Lily in 2008. Though first beginning as an in-home party business, The Velvet Lily grew into a retail store out of the need for high-quality, body-safe products for men and women alike. The store's mission is to make a difference "One Vibration at a Time." We seek to create romance, intimacy, and passion for any and every person, with an emphasis on the couple.
The Velvet Lily sells only the highest quality products, concentrating their retail to many body-safe lubricants and products that use cutting edge technology. Additionally, the store puts on regular sex classes that all are welcome to attend, such as "The Art of Self Pleasure," "Getting Her Off Workshop." "Blow Him Away Workshop," "Tease and Please Workshop," and in 2010 hosted the city's first "Liquor and Lace Trunk Show," a now yearly event due to its popularity.
We have been publicly acknowledged in the City Paper, Philadelphia Weekly, and Philadelphia Magazine. The store and the staff have been praised by plenty of reviewers, who have called the store "Absolutely beautiful, classy, and upscale," and have described the owner and staff as having "a huge commitment to people, relationships, romance, and to improve the perception of the adult novelty industry." Additionally the store has been praised for its "amazing products, classes and customer service," while named a "first class business in the industry."