Perfect Hanukkah Gifts from Hanky Panky

Start your Hanukkah shopping with these lovely picks from Hanky Panky’s Holiday 2016 collection. Hanukkah begins at sundown on Saturday, December 24th this year, so there’s still plenty of time.

Hanky Panky Multipacks in Shades of Blue make great Hanukkah gifts

Multi-packs in shades of blue and silver make great Hanukkah gifts

Great things come in threes, like our lace thong multi-packs in shades of blue and silver, some with shimmering winter-themed crystal motifs to take your through the Hanukkah season and beyond.

Hanky Panky Snowflake Print Lingerie is the perfect Hanukkah gift

Flurries of snowflakes on lovely blue lace

Our winter-y snowflake print in shades of blue and white is the choice for the festival of lights.

Our Soft Supima® Cotton Pajamas are available in Forget Me Not Blue and White makes great Hanukkah gifts

Our Soft Supima® Cotton Pajamas are available in Forget-Me-Not Blue and White

Our Supima® cotton PJs are super-soft and incredibly comfy, even after eating one too many latkes.

The HankyPanky.com Keepsake Gift Card. Choose an amount, from $25 to $500. Perfect one-size-fits-all Hanukkah gifts

The HankyPanky.com Keepsake Gift Card. Choose an amount, from $25 to $500.

Or, if you just can’t decide, a HankyPanky.com gift card is always the Perfect Gift.

-Larissa

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Cozy Flannel Robe Spans Generations

Gale, Hanky Panky’s co-founder and Creative Director, still has hers, and last year I learned that at least one other fabulous dame still has hers. Of course, I’m referring to the black and white yarn-dyed plaid 100% cotton flannel robe we first produced about 25 years ago.

Hanky Panky 2VR114L Cozy European Cotton Flannel Long Robe

Snuggle up in Cozy Flannel to the Floor.

We were encouraged to revive this classic kimono-style winter warmer after hearing from Sarah Paulson last August who offered to pay virtually any amount (certainly a touch of hyperbole) if we could whip up a replacement for her sweetheart, Holland Taylor, the other dame mentioned above.

“Whip up” we couldn’t, since the fabric had been out of our inventory for decades and what was now available from the original supplier just didn’t live up to its former high standard. But we finally found a high-end shirting fabric mill in the Czech Republic that was able to reproduce our original fabric, down to its super plush, ultra soft quality.

Hanky Panky 2VR114 Short Cozy European Flannel Robe

Our cozy knee-length robe is another great option.

The one size garment now comes in two lengths—just below the knee or to the ankle. Available exclusively on hankypanky.com while supplies last. Unless, of course, you’re willing to wait another 25 years!

–Lida, co-founder and CEO

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Hanky Panky After Midnight® Presents: The Ziegfeld Follies

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Our latest collaboration is inspired by the legendary performers of the Ziegfeld Follies. Groups include Lillian, metallic fringe and signature lace, Dolores, stunning peacock embroidery, Billie, stellar silver and black embroidery, Penny, black fringe and mesh, and Josephine, black lace with golden chain motif.

This collection was created in support of The Ziegfeld Club, a venerable Broadway charity since 1936, which endeavors to keep alive the memory of impresario Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. and the women of the Ziegfeld Follies. They help women pursue and sustain careers in the performing arts and honor the memory of Billie Burke and the other professional artists who founded the organization.


Get inspired by our Ziegfeld Follies pinterest board:

 


 

Who’s your favorite Ziegfeld girl?

Shop the full collection here.

-Larissa

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All-Time Top Five Reasons to Shop at HankyPanky.com

Hanky Panky Shopping Bag with colorful undies spilling out.

Everybody loves lists. It’s true. And everyone loves undies. This is also true. So, here is our list of all-time top five reasons to shop at HankyPanky.com (as if you really needed reasons to shop).

  1. We get everything first. We share a warehouse with Hanky Panky’s wholesale business, so we get everything a week or so before everyone else. It’s like shopping in the future!
  2. We have the best selection of special sizes. Whether you wear petites or plus-sizes, HankyPanky.com has something for you.
  3. Exclusive styles you won’t see anywhere else. Every season, HankyPanky.com gets unique limited edition items you won’t find in any store.
  4. Awesome customer service, direct from the source. Our customer service team is in daily direct contact with our design and production teams. So, if you have a specific question about design, fit or materials, we can get you the most accurate and detailed answers imaginable.
  5. Panky Points! Our customer rewards program is second-to-none.  On top of earning points to spend on future purchases, Panky Points members enjoy perks like a birthday discount, double points promotions, and early access to new arrivals.

So, what are you waiting for? Go forth and restock your panty drawer!

-Larissa, Senior Designer

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Panky Points: the 411 on Our Loyalty Program

Shop the collection and become a member of Panky Points, our loyalty rewards program. (Photo shows an assortment of thongs in Hanky Panky Fall 2016 prints and colors.)

The Panky Points loyalty rewards program is quite possibly HankyPanky.com‘s best-kept secret.

Here are just a few of the perks of being a Panky Points member:

  • 1 point earned for each dollar spent on merchandise
  • 250 points earns you a $25 reward good for future purchases—that’s a 10% reward!
  • Save or redeem your reward points on your own schedule.
  • Special members-only promotions throughout the year, including Double Panky Points, Free Shipping, and Exclusive Holiday Promotions
  • Birthday discount
  • Early access to Hanky Panky news, including New Arrivals and Sales.
  • Faster checkout process.

So, don’t miss out. Create an account and start earning rewards!

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Epic Care Labels in the Global Economy

Once you've committed to your purchase, you may wish to carefully remove long care labels for your personal comfort.

Once you’ve committed to your purchase, you may wish to carefully remove long care labels for your personal comfort.

In our global economy, composed of many languages, there are now mandates that require all garments for export to have care and content information translated into the languages of the countries in which they’ll be sold. Streamlined manufacturing eliminates the possibility to insert an individual label for each country, so labels are loaded with two to four translations or more depending on a brand’s distribution.

The good news is that Hanky Panky is so popular it’s distributed worldwide; the bad news is that it’s nutty when a label is as long as the garment!

Wacky results from over-regulation results in the fact that for every new purchase, you’ll need:

  • A magnifying glass to read the content/care label
  • Scissors to cut it out when you have determined that you are committed to keeping and wearing your new garment.
  • Our Lingerie Care Tips for reference. (When in doubt, hand wash cold and dry flat.)

-Gale

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Style Matters: Bralettes Made to Be Shown Off

Lace Bralettes Layered Under Dresses at Alexander McQueen A/W 2016 Photos ©WGSN

Lacy Layers at Alexander McQueen A/W 2016 Photos ©WGSN

Bralette mania has finally hit the media. Long-lost relatives and high-school acquaintances have been forwarding me numerous news articles about this “new” lingerie silhouette. (FYI, Hanky Panky has consistently included bralettes on our line for literally decades.)

And I can see why people are finally embracing the magic of throwing on a pretty, comfy, soft little bralette in a beautiful color, and letting it show. A drawer full of skin-tone seamless bras is extremely sensible, but not particularly fun or exciting.

I especially love the way the bralette layering trend was explored in depth in Sarah Burton’s Autumn/Winter 2016 collection for Alexander McQueen. Lacy layers, cutouts and plunging necklines allow pretty lace bralettes to take center stage.

Two trendy silhouettes that look great together: the Valerie Bralette & Betty Brief by Hanky Panky

Two trendy silhouettes that look great together: the Valerie Bralette & Betty Brief by Hanky Panky

An elegant and flattering silhouette, the high apex bralette trend is showing no signs of slowing down, either. Our latest take on this style is our Signature Lace Valerie Bralette.  Partially lined in soft (and opaque) Supima® cotton, with more coverage than a basic triangle, and available in five fashion-right colors, this bralette was made to be shown off. Available in sizes XS to L, to fit A to C cups best.

Shop our full range of bralettes here.

-Larissa, Senior Designer

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Quality Matters: The Everyday Luxury of Supima® Cotton

Cotton With a Conscience Boyshorts

Organically-grown Supima® cotton makes the Hanky Panky Cotton With a Conscience® boyshort the ultimate luxury. Solid boyshort ($29) and boyshort with contrast trim ($32) available on hankypanky.com.

Many Hanky Panky devotees wear their lace thongs and panties year round, but when the heat waves hit, there is something especially nice about cotton underwear.

Hanky Panky’s Cotton with a Conscience® collection is no ordinary cotton. Our fabric is knitted from ultra-premium Supima® cotton fiber, organically-grown in the USA, and blended with a touch of spandex for a perfect fit.

Three qualities make Supima® “the cashmere of cottons”:

  1. The staple length of Supima is 35% longer than regular cottons, which makes our thongs and panties softer and less prone to pilling than regular cotton underwear;
  2. Supima is up to 45% stronger than regular cottons, so your Hanky Panky cotton panties will outlast the other cottons in your lingerie drawer; and
  3. Supima has a higher absorption rate than regular cotton, so Hanky Panky cotton styles retain their color longer. (BTW, we use low-impact fiber reactive dyes, which do not contain toxic chemicals.)

So what do you get when you combine the most luxurious cotton around and Hanky Panky craftsmanship? A little luxury and a lot of comfort in every summer day.

Clara

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Why Made in USA Matters to You

For many of us, when it comes to buying clothes, price and convenience matter more than where our clothing is made. Does that make us bad people? Not in my view, when being short on time and disposable income is a fact of life. But if you’re choosing between otherwise comparable brands, here are five reasons to go with a brand like Hanky Panky that manufactures in the United States.

#1. Quality

When you ask women and lingerie gurus around the country why Hanky Panky is so popular, you invariably hear “It’s pretty, comfortable and it lasts forever.

Employee at Hanky Panky's production center in Queens, NY, sewing the Hanky Panky manufacturer's label onto waistband lace.

Employee at Hanky Panky’s production center in Queens, NY, sewing the Hanky Panky label into a Signature Lace waistband.

Local manufacture is key to the high quality of Hanky Panky garments, which have been made in New York since the company was founded in 1977. When it comes to quality control in apparel, there is no substitute for the hands-on oversight that Gale Epstein, our President and Creative Director, and her design and production teams, have over the manufacturing process, from fabric inspection, to cutting, to sewing. (Best-in-class materials and construction are also responsible for the durability of Hanky Panky underwear.)

#2. On Trend

Fast fashion is often criticized for junking up our closets with cheaply-made, “of the moment” clothing that is worn a handful of times and then tossed out. The old school wisdom of “buy better buy less” is also gaining traction among millennial shoppers.

Hanky Panky can offer lingerie that is both on trend and well-made because our time to production is shorter than that of brands who manufacture overseas.

Hanky Panky Signature Lace Cropped Tank ($42) and Valerie Bralette ($58) are designed to meet this season's trend in cropped tops and plunging necklines.

Hanky Panky Signature Lace Cropped Tank ($42) and Valerie Bralette ($58) are designed to work with the cropped tops and plunging necklines trending this season.

#3. The Human Factor

The human cost of clothing that is inexpensive because it is manufactured overseas has received a lot of attention since 2013, when a clothing factory in Bangladesh collapsed and killed 1,135 people. While many apparel brands have pledged to improve working conditions for their overseas workers, the fact remains that the United States already has in place and enforces many laws that protect the health and safety of garment workers.

#4. Job Creation

Hanky Panky employs more than 165 men and women in New York, and provides steady work for New York-based sewing contractors and suppliers.

Somboon, a Hanky Panky seamstress who specializes in elastic lace trims, has been with the company for 20 years. "We work like a family," says Somboon. Photo courtesy of Brian Goldman.

Somboon, a Hanky Panky seamstress who specializes in elastic lace trims, has been with the company for 20 years. Photo courtesy of Brian Goldman.

#5. Environmental Impact

Hanky Panky garments are finished locally, so they don’t have to be shipped across huge distances to reach our customers. This reduces CO2 emission and gas consumption. Whenever feasible, we source fabrics from the United States, where environmental and other laws guard against water pollution from textile dying. Our Signature Lace is knitted at mills in the Northeast, and the Supima® cotton used in the gussets of our thongs and panties is grown in the Southwest.

Clara

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Quality Matters: Cross-Dyed Lace

Hanky Panky's Cross-Dyed Lace is a luxurious update to our Signature Lace.

Hanky Panky’s cross-dyed lace is a luxurious update to our signature lace.

Hanky Panky’s signature lace thongs, panties, bralettes and camisoles are wardrobe staples in part because the fabric is remarkably soft and has just the right amount of stretch, two qualities you don’t often associate with fine lace.

Our cross-dyed lace is a posh update to our signature lace: same great fit and feel with a two toned hue that accentuates the romantic lace pattern of roses on a vine. This effect is achieved by using multiple fabric dies, each of which applies to a different kind of fiber in the lace. The effect is striking.

We use cross-dyed lace on its own and as trim on our more casual heather jersey pieces, which means you can easily mix-and-match pieces from the two collections.

Clara

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