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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.

Ovaltine Dreams: Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

Methought I heard a voice cry ‘Sleep no more!/ Macbeth does murder sleep’, the innocent sleep,/ Sleep that knits up the ravell’d sleeve of care,/ The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath,/ Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s … Continue reading

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Inspiration Behind the Print: Sun Gods

Hanky Panky’s latest print, Golden Sun, may be fresh on the scene, apropos of fashion’s current fetish with metallic, but sun-worship is as old as the gods. According to’s list of 96 solar deities, sun gods and goddesses were central to many … Continue reading

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Something to Write Home About

While supplies last, Hanky Panky is gifting a limited edition, hand-pressed Mother’s Day card with all purchases at (To receive a card, enter the code “MOMSDAY” at checkout.) Carrie Durand, Hanky Panky’s in-house lettering artist and the proprietor of … Continue reading

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Moral Manufacturing: How Hanky Panky Reduces, Reuses & Recycles

Every day is Earth Day here at Hanky Panky. Skeptical?  Hard not to be, when “greenwashing” is so rampant you have to consult the Greenwashing Index before buying dishwashing detergent or tampons. Well, visit our showroom in Manhattan or our production and warehousing facility in … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week: Sheer Indulgence

Welcome to the Pick of the Week, a weekly highlight on what we are loving right now! Styles Highlighted: Sheer Indulgence Collection: Summer 2014 Why we love it: Indulge yourself with silky sheer mesh and chic contrasting lace. Très belle! Available … Continue reading

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The Potentially Deadly Art of Trousseau-Building

The modern bride-to-be has a wealth of bridal blogs to turn to for help planning her Big Day, including such treasure troves as Snippet and Ink,, Offbeat Bride, and DIY Bride. But to whom could the 19th century American … Continue reading

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A Ballet of Laces

Our new Swan Lace collection combines two distinct laces to dazzling effect.  But when it comes to ballet and lace, we admit to being upstaged by Marius Petipa (1818-1910), the premier choreographer for the Imperial Russian Ballet during the later half of the 19th … Continue reading

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Nordstrom Brings Hanky Panky Plus Size Camisole and Retro Thong to Select Stores

  We are thrilled to announce that our top-selling Plus Size Signature Lace Camisole and Plus Size Retro Thong are now available in-store at select Nordstrom locations across the United States! The Retro thong comes in one size to fit sizes 14W-24W, and is … Continue reading

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Did Shakespeare’s Sister Wear Comfy Underwear?

At an event last week supporting the National Women’s History Museum, we learned about women whose major contributions to American history never made it into popular history books. This brought to mind Virginia Woolf’s clever literary representation of a missing, … Continue reading

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Bachelorette Party Ideas

This year, I am a Bridesmaid in two weddings and a Maid Of Honor in one. Part of the fun of being a bridesmaid the bachelorette party! It’s meant to be a joyous time for the bride to let loose … Continue reading

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