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About Hanky Panky

Over 30 years ago, in 1977, designer Gale Epstein created a hand-made lingerie set for her friend, Lida Orzeck, crafted out of embroidered handkerchiefs. The original designs were the inspiration for the company name, Hanky Panky. Blending traditional with modern glam looks, Hanky Panky is a fashion favorite of countless celebrities.

Epic Care Labels in the Global Economy

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 … Continue reading

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Style Matters: Bralettes Made to Be Shown Off

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 … Continue reading

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Quality Matters: The Everyday Luxury of Supima® Cotton

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Quality Matters: Cross-Dyed 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 … Continue reading

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Hanky Panky Fall 2016: Fairytale Couture

Into the Woods Hanky Panky’s Fall 2016 collection takes you on a journey through your favorite fairy tales. The Signature Lace Palette consists of Midnight Blue, a deep blue, Wild Orchid, a bright berry tone, Salsa, a fiery orange-red, Sunkissed, … Continue reading

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Staff Picks: Semi-Annual Sale

The assortment in this spring’s Semi-Annual Sale is our best ever, with oodles of lace lovelies to choose from. We invite lingerie lovers everywhere to spend the next seven days treasure hunting on hankypanky.com. But if you have other plans for the long weekend, … Continue reading

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Underpinning Your Summer Style

Ah, Summer. Time for lightweight layers, and diaphanous dresses. But what to wear under these breezy styles? Sheer dress with a tricky neckline? No problem. Our slim-fitting and breathable convertible slip has removable straps and soft brushed elastic to keep it … Continue reading

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Barnard Medal of Distinction: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Yesterday, I was arm candy for a cultural rockstar—the acclaimed Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.  Three other ridiculously accomplished women were also given Barnard Medals of Distinction at the 2016 Barnard Commencement, but it was Chimamanda who got the wild … Continue reading

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Inspiration Behind the Print: Marrakesh

Marrakesh, Hanky Panky’s newest print for Signature Lace, is inspired by the geometric designs and bold colors of traditional Moroccan carpets. The collection includes an adjustable-strap camisole ($59), perfect for adding a pop of color and dimension under a white button-down, a … Continue reading

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