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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.

Hanky Panky Supports The Pink Agenda

For the second year running, Hanky Panky is one of the leading corporate donors to The Pink Agenda, a not-for-profit organization that funds breast cancer research and patient care and raises awareness of the disease among young professionals.     … Continue reading

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Everything retro is new again

For the last few years, fashionable waistlines have been moving on up to the natural waist. Our retro lace collection is perfect under stylish high-waist trousers, culottes, skirts, and jumpsuits, and has been steadily growing in popularity. Introduced in 2008, … Continue reading

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Fall Trend: Bohemian Beauty

Women’s Wear Daily, French Vogue and PopSugar have all called it, so it must be true—folk is now high fashion. Folk Floral, a new Hanky Panky print for Fall ’15, is “a stripe inspired by traditional Eastern European embroidery,” says … Continue reading

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Coo coo cachoo, Mrs. Robinson

Why is animal print lingerie synonymous with sex? When I set out to tackle this profound question, Hanky Panky Senior Designer Larissa suggested I re-watch Mike Nichols’ 1967 film, The Graduate, paying particular attention to Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft)’s clothes. Turns … Continue reading

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Hanky Panky Goes Back to School

What is Convocation and how does it differ from Commencement? As a first-time Trustee of Barnard College, I agreed to attend Convocation this year and now I know that Convocation formally opens the academic year. Anyone familiar with the English … Continue reading

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Honeymoon Checklist: Paris

Fodor’s recently named Paris, France the #1 destination for Fall honeymoons. Freedom fries aside, I have to agree that nothing is more romantic than consuming 5,000 calories a day in croissants, steak and wine, walking it off at the 1,700+ … Continue reading

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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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