Harp’s Lingerie has been in business since 1947. As an “old-fashioned corset shop,” we take great pride in our expert fittings and one-on-one personal service. Our expertly trained sales staff have more than 100 years of combined experience in helping customers find the perfect things for everyday wear, bridal, formal events, specialty items and just about anything women may need underneath to make them look and feel their best, or helping disguise problem areas.

Since as many as 9 out of 10 of women wear incorrectly fitted bras, the difference a professional fitting makes can be absolutely uplifting in both appearance and mood! Hard-to-fit sizes are our specialty, and we stock a wide variety of styles and types of bras – band sizes from 30 to 54, and cup sizes from AA to N. Our customers receive personal consultation, unsurpassed service, and a range of available items second to none.

For almost 70 years we’ve specialized in lingerie, and have proudly earned the loyalty of generations of repeat customers who come from all over to get our expert advice and, just as Mrs. Harp did so well, feel beautiful and special when they walk out our door.

Come on in and experience the Harp’s difference!


Back in 1947, Elizabeth Harp and husband Elouis opened their first Harp’s on Chene Street in Detroit, with $500 in borrowed cash and a clear vision of where they wanted to go.

Mrs. Harp, “Betty” to her friends and “Mrs. H” to her staff, had an uncanny sense of style, an extensive background in retail, an affable, yet outspoken personality, and a natural ability and desire to help make women feel beautiful. She knew that focusing exclusively on a particular segment of the market, lingerie, and doing it better than anyone else, was a recipe for success – one she continued to evolve and improve on, six days a week, until her passing in 2010 at the age of 94. Her perpetual energy and undivided attention to the unique needs of each customer are still the basis of countless delightful stories.

After almost 70 years in business, location moves and upgrades, thousands of customers, their daughters and granddaughters, and three generations of family stewardship, Harp’s commitment to making customers feel beautiful is stronger than ever.


I couldn't be happier. Jan K was my helper and she was awesome, it took her 5 min to get the right size and perfect fit for my wedding day. My undergarments fit so good I didn't have to go get any alterations done to my dress so I bought an extra bra. The employees in the store was full of joy and great advice givers for my undergarments. Jan K explained in detail on how to maintain my undergarments in good condition, I never knew the washer was what messed up our bras. I'm a plus size women and I felt very comfortable with working with Jan K. I will buy my undergarments in this store for as long as I have breath in my body. Thanks you guys for my awesome experience. Julius D.
They were phenomenal. Within minutes I was fitted and placed in a variety of items, with complete respect and total honesty. I appreciated how helpful they were and I walked out a happy girl! Annette A.
Let me say they are the most helpful undie store I've ever been to. My husband and I picked out some well made Cosa Bella underwear for me, me , me! Anyways, this place is a little spendy, but if you want something well made, sexy, and makes you feel like beauty queen, then go here! Or, if you are buying a present for a special someone and you want them happy...again, go here! Jenny M.



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