Bondesque is now open at 707 1/2 W. Lake St., selling latex clothing, sex toys and very high heels.
Owner Adelina Sharku said all of her merchandise is unique, and she imports much of it from Europe.
“Usually you only see this online,” she said.
Sharku grew up in Kosovo, and she’s lived in Uptown for the past eight years. She hopes her store ends the difficulty of ordering ill-fitting latex clothing online. In addition to clothing, her store features a cage, cuffs, whips and masks.
“I like bondage,” she said. “People who like what I like don’t have a home. … You can come to the store, meet other people with the same interests and feel comfortable.”