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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.

A soigné way of dressing: the bodysuit

“Clothes can and should be beautiful, but they only work if you want to wear them in your everyday life.”—Donna Karan, My Journey. New York: Ballantine Books (2015) Donna Karan did not invent the bodysuit, but she did teach a generation … Continue reading

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Hanky Panky History: A Lingerie Timeline

One of the things many people are surprised about is how long Hanky Panky has been in business. In fact, today marks our 38th anniversary! Here is a brief timeline featuring a few of Hanky Panky’s greatest hits and milestones. … Continue reading

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On Trend: Summer 2015

This summer’s prints for Signature Lace evoke bright bouquets, yachting holidays and starry nights, inspired by the season and these runway looks:   The color palette for our seasonal Signature Lace solids is bright and sporty.  Vibrant colors like like Mango Tango … Continue reading

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Thong Diary: Hanky Panky in the Dog Park

Recently, Hanky Panky’s stellar Sample Room Manager and dog-lover, Luis, had an experience that was unique for him but which is one we women-of-the-Hanky-Panky-sisterhood enjoy regularly. While walking Chairman of the Board (and standard poodle), Henree, in nearby Madison Square … Continue reading

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Introducing…the padded triangle bralette!

Hanky Panky’s newest bralette is here! The padded triangle bralette is based off our classic Signature Lace Triangle Bralette. We’ve added stretchy and supportive power mesh lining  and pockets with lightweight removable pads for light support, coverage and subtle shaping. … Continue reading

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Survey Says: Best Full Back Panty for No VPL

Want full coverage underwear without the visible panty lines (VPL)? According to a survey of Hanky Panky staffers, the best full coverage panty for no-VPL confidence is our BARE Boyshort. “They do not show under my yoga pants,” said Larissa, our Senior … Continue reading

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Are You a Thong Skeptic?

Like the best evangelists, I was once an unbeliever. The first thong I tried was an unwelcome lesson in “beauty is pain.” Needless to say, it was not a Hanky Panky thong. For the most part, Hanky Panky’s answer to … Continue reading

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Summer Solutions Giveaway, featuring the Invisibelt®

The Hanky Panky thong revolutionized the thong market. —Hope Greenberg, then Fashion Director of Lucky Magazine “I love it when a fashion dilemma gets solved especially when the solution involves something as ingenious as the Invisibelt!” —Suze Yalof Schwartz, Executive … Continue reading

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Staying Active for Fun & Fitness at Hanky Panky

The women of Hanky Panky are a diverse bunch. And we all have different ways of being active and keeping fit. There is one thing we all have in common, though—we all love wearing Hanky Panky while doing our activity … Continue reading

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Topped Off

Bandeaux and bralettes are coming out from undercover as stylish summer tops. And with the recent wave of hot, humid weather, I’m all for wearing as little clothing as I can possibly get away with! Bring on the crop tops, … Continue reading

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