Women's Apparel

Intimately Speaking

Fifth House Intimates boutique pairs an equal mix of luxury and playfulness.

Chances are, your lingerie drawer contains a fair few sweet nothings that were either purchased for you as gifts or by you as a sort-of “gift” for that special someone. But when was the last time you bought truly luxurious lingerie for yourself?

It’s something women don’t do often enough, says Kathleen Donovan, who launched KC-based Fifth House to encourage women to discover how sexy and powerful beautiful lingerie can make them feel.

“I don’t know why we think we need permission to take care of ourselves, but we do,” she says.

Fifth House grants that permission with intimates from top designers, including Fleur du Mal, Fortnight, Lou Paris and Huit. The shopping experience is just as indulgent as the lingerie at Fifth House intimates’s bijoux Carriage House Studio in Sunset Hill.

Make an appointment for a fitting or book the entire studio for a private event with your best girlfriends to treat yourself to some pretty little things, such as our favorites below.

Eberjey’s “Beatrix” bralette ($72) and cinched bikini bottom ($49)

Love Claudette Sophia Minx Bra ($65) and BoyShort Panty ($29)

Lou Paris “Picadilly” garter ($60)


Eberjey “Ines” chemise ($118)


Mimi Holliday coral bra ($95) and thong ($45)