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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.

Inspiration Behind the Print: Chloe

Chloe, Hanky Panky’s latest print for Fall 2015, is a modern take on vintage “big bloom” floral prints. Pale peach anemone blossoms and jagged, lavender-gray leaves give the print its feminine yet edgy look. Printed on our Signature and Retro … Continue reading

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Diary of a Hanky Panky Intern: Lime Green, Limelight, and Key Lime Pie

Two months have flown by and with only two weeks left of my summer internship, I thought I would give you a retrospective glimpse of my time here at Hanky Panky. The first several weeks were all about discovering the … Continue reading

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Panties that Beat the Heat

It’s hot and humid. Sweat happens. So what’s a girl to do to stay dry down under? Here are our staff picks for panties that beat the heat: #1 BARE Hanky Panky BARE is made from a patented nylon microfiber that … Continue reading

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Shorts Story

Layered, or on their own, shorts are having a bit of a moment. While thongs will always be our first love here at Hanky Panky, short and swingy summertime skirts, rompers and dresses call for a little more coverage. Here … Continue reading

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Slip into Hanky Panky Silky

I have made no secret of my obsession with Hanky Panky Silky, (FKA Silky Skin). This microfiber filament rayon-spandex blend jersey is ultra lightweight, smooth, luxurious, and above all super breathable and resists generating static, thanks to it being a … Continue reading

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American Values at Work

For American values in action, look no further than Hanky Panky: Hard work, dedication to excellence, and equal opportunity are not uniquely American values, but their realization in this country is cause for celebration today. For Hanky Panky customers, Made … Continue reading

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Remembering Jerry & Shirley Bobbins

It was perhaps 1978, just a year or so after Gale and I founded Hanky Panky, and we were invited to a store event at a boutique in New York City. Perhaps this was a store opening—of Wife Mistress or  … Continue reading

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Diary of a Hanky Panky Intern

Almost halfway through my college and pre-med career, I decided that I needed a change. After three semesters of cramming my brain full of organic and inorganic chemistry, human physiology, calculus and the like, I realized that becoming a doctor … Continue reading

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Hanky Panky Bridal, now in Plus Sizes!

We have some very exciting news! Thanks to the success of Hanky Panky lingerie in plus sizes, we’re very happy to announce new additions to our best-selling bridal line in sizes 1X to 3X, to fit brides who wear sizes … Continue reading

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Henree and Luis, BFFs

A company is built on its people or, in our case, our people and our poodle. Henree, a standard poodle, is Hanky Panky’s Chairman of the Board. Henree moonlights as the beloved companion of our CEO, Lida Orzeck. Luis is one of New … Continue reading

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