Though unmentionables once referred to all manner of things––Grandpa’s missing hands, Phlogiston theory, and the truth about cats and dogs—only one thing is worth not mentioning today. Don’t say a word with today’s romance-clad Groupon to Birdies Panties. Choose between the following options:
- For $600, you get a chandelier party for 5–12 people (a $1,200 value). The party includes:
- Space rental (a $650 value)
- Décor (a $100 value)
- Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails (a $150 value)
- Entertainment ($100)
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- For $10, you get $20 worth of upscale lingerie and accessories.
Birdies Panties’ 500-square-foot storefront exudes lush elegance with high-end panties, jewelry, and designs from Marlies Dekkers. During chandelier parties, brides-to-be or birthday girls and their guests may sip champagne or cocktails, noshing on hors d’oeuvres or stringing them into high-fashion bracelets. While meandering through the space, visitors might observe antique oak cases or dip-dyed, gold-and-coral charmeuse curtains made by Joscelyn Himes, a colorist for Vera Wang. Persian rugs and a Venetian blown-glass chandelier purchased in New Orleans imbue the space with an exotic aura. Every summer, Birdies also coproduces the West 18th Street Fashion Show, inviting locals to listen to live music and view emerging designers’ fashions on an 80-foot runway.
Alternatively, lace lovers might slip into violet vintage-cut panties ($35) or other undies ($15–$25), a more polite alternative to stealing lacy doilies from jewelry displays. Charm necklaces ($20), earrings ($20), and lip gloss ($6) deck out the face, whereas pasties ($20) balance out stylized body sections.