Langley lingerie shop celebrates two decades in business

Forever Yours Lingerie held a 20th anniversary party on April 23

Langley’s Brian and Sonya Perkins celebrated the 20th anniversary of Forever Yours Lingerie.

Langley’s Brian and Sonya Perkins celebrated the 20th anniversary of Forever Yours Lingerie.

It began as a small enterprise in a 600-square-foot space in downtown Langley.

On Saturday, Forever Yours Lingerie celebrated 20 years in business.

Hardly mainstream when its doors opened back in 1996, the Langley City store soon expanded to a new 10,000 square foot location across the street. The new building offers room for back offices, shipping and receiving and a photography studio.

Sonya Perkins founded the business out of frustration in trying to find fashion-forward, contemporary bras, lingerie and swimwear for the curvy woman.

“When I started the business, I researched all of our suppliers at the Vancouver Library reference department,” she explained.

“They had giant wizard-like books you had to flip through, each book listing manufacturers in Canada and the U.S.

“Oh, how times have changed.”

She runs the business with her husband Brian Perkins, who is the resident photographer and responsible for most of the brand’s many images.

“Not all of the products we carry come with promotional images that reflect our clientele,” he said. “So when we launched Forever Yours Lingerie online, my love of photography naturally carried over to shooting with local models to help provide us with more diversity in our product images.”