Category Archives: Hanky Panky Heritage

It all started with a gift.

This “Origin Story” video is considered too scandalous to promote on Facebook. What do you think? Gale & Lida Co-Founders

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Hanky Panky Loves Lord & Taylor!

This past Thursday, September 7th, Hanky Panky celebrated our 40th birthday at Lord & Taylor’s 5th Avenue flagship, the store that received our very first wholesale delivery in 1977 (which Hanky Panky CEO Lida Orzeck hand-delivered to their loading dock—from the … Continue reading

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Hankies in History

Over the past few weeks, I have sifted through some of the 40 years of Hanky Panky on paper. Line sheets including every style ever made, newspaper and magazine clippings have documented much of Hanky Panky’s history. There are so … Continue reading

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2017 Best of Intima Awards

Last week, Hanky Panky attended and was honored at the 2017 Best of Intima Awards. The awards gala, now in its 13th year, recognizes North American lingerie, loungewear and swimwear retailers for excellence in various areas. For the Best of … 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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The Modern Gal’s Trousseau

A friend of mine is getting married in June. Her mother and I, who happen to share a taste for 19th century chick lit (i.e., Anthony Trollope, Henry James and Edith Wharton), decided to resuscitate an old tradition for my … Continue reading

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Goblin Market – sisterly bond with fantasies, fears and underpinnings

In our own Hudson Valley there is a very special performance at the Philipstown Depot Theatre, a darling, repurposed train station in Garrison, NY. This enchanting production of Goblin Market, a chamber musical adapted by Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon from the … Continue reading

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Layering With Lace

Every year, when summer ends and fall begins, women from New York to Minnesota ask themselves the same question: how can I dress warmly without looking like Randy in A Christmas Story (1983)? Years ago, Gale Epstein, Hanky Panky’s President and Creative … Continue reading

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Made in America

Labor Day is an outgrowth of the late 19th century labor movement, and the first Monday of September retains its central character as a day of national tribute to the contributions that American workers make to the prosperity of our … Continue reading

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Design Revolution

The Hanky Panky thong revolutionized the thong market. They did an amazing thing by creating a thong that looks really pretty and is amazingly comfortable.—Hope Greenberg, former Fashion Director of Lucky Magazine What I loved most about working at the … Continue reading

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