Picture this. Moroccan rugs line a blue and white tile floor. Plush, velvet curtains hang from the ceiling as you lounge on a pink sofa. You get up to peruse beautiful lingerie neatly organized in glass display cases. Doesn’t that sound a lot like Paris in the 1920s? Well guess what? You have just stepped into Birdies Panties and Apothecary in Kansas City, Missouri.
Opened on Valentine’s Day in 2003, Peregrine Honig and Danielle Meister set out to create a haven for women to celebrate themselves. The attention is in the detail and is also reflected in their collection of lingerie, swimwear, loungewear and beauty products. Some of the brands they carry include Mary Green, Huit and Lola Haze. Owner Peregrine says, “We curate pieces in our shop for comfort, realistic support, color, and material. An uncomfortable body does not function as well as a celebrated and honored one.”
The shop is a big supporter of the art scene. They have hosted musicians and small performances in their dressing room area that doubles as a stage. The fun doesn’t stop there. Once a year, they help produce the West Eighteenth Street Fashion Show. Up and coming designers show off their latest collections on an 80 foot runway that just so happens to run right in front of Birdies!
Birdies Panties and Apothecary
116 West 18th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
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