Curving through the industrial park, glancing at the large brick warehouses and factories on either side, we weren’t sure that we were in the right place. Mind you, Atlanta’s premiere S&M dungeon is in a similar park, but it still wasn’t where we expected to find the flagship store now famous for the big blue sex cushion that George Clooney and Tilda Swinton enjoy in Burn After Reading! But, we were on the right path, and it was worth well worth the 1.5 hour trip from Athens, GA. Tentatively stepping up the short flight of stairs and ringing the bell, we were ushered into a lush and luxurious palace of decadent sexuality: The Liberator Flagship Store. I had never before seen a store like this; a posh sexual playground filled with premium toys, exclusive lingerie styles, and a cornucopia of sexual gear and furniture that make George Clooney’s character (and his homemade basement monkey rocker) look unimaginative. Read the details, and view more photos, after the jump:
The good folks at Liberator know how to do it. They run two different stores, one for adventurous sexy times, and one for family-friendly comfort with a discreet subsection of sexual aids. Note that Clooney’s wedge cushion is in both photos, but with different uses. Their products (sex shapes and sex furniture) are made of high quality foam covered in a delicious, washable velvety fabric. The shapes are solid foam pieces, like that wedge, and tend to be smaller, although some are the size of the small chaise lounge in my hotel room right now (hmm…). The larger items, like the heavenly Zeppelin, are made of smaller chunks of foam. Shapes, by the way, come in wider versions for wider bodies, as well as taller sizes. Yay!
Ok, so back to the store. When you walk in, you are immediately greeted by a show room featuring every one of their luscious pieces of sexual playground gear. Climb on the Equus, or sink into the Zeppelin. Peep at the bottom of many, and you just might discover rings for some optional, sensual bondage play. Our attention was split, though. In addition to these heavenly, large items, there were delightful racks of lingerie and shelves upon shelves of premium toys. Their lingerie is designed in-house from high quality leather, satin, lace, and even latex. Ready to get even racier? Their Zomi line of bondage gear features brocade and satin items that are erotic to the eye as well as the skin. I lightly wrapped a cuff around my partner’s wrist, and we both made a mental note to add them to our holiday wish list. They appear strong enough for at least moderate-intensity play, I might add. Want something silkier, still? Try their long strips of cool, smooth satin for decorative bondage.
As if that wasn’t enough, display cases offered impressive art-glass dildos and locally made s&m gear for the rougher set. Beyond that, shelves of premium vibes called to us. Every vibe is charged, and all insertables are on open display. Pick them up, turn them on, and make an informed purchasing decision. No $10 hard plastic vibes here, ever item is high quality and worthy of using to seduce your lover of yourself. Needless to say, all items are phthalate free. A rare situation exists in this store: their range of toys is even greater there than on their website! They also carry a solid selection of quality edible, vaginal and anal lubricants.
The entire time we were there, we were the only customers. This made for a wonderful shopping experience. The store is staffed by one person, a wonderful guy who gave us a great tour of both stores, and was there to answer our questions without intruding. There are grand plans for The Liberator Flagship Store, including educational offerings and more. You really don’t need that kind of reason to visit, though. Seriously, if you find yourself anywhere in the area, then it is time for a highly sensual road trip!
Liberator Factory Store
2745 Bankers Industrial Drive
Atlanta, GA 30360
|Monday — Friday||10:00am — 7:00pm|
|Saturday||10:00am — 5:00pm|