Category Archives: New York

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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Moves That Speak Louder Than Words

[Doug Varone] is that rare choreographer with a gift for expressing emotion through dance. —Dunning, Jennifer. “Physical Side of an Emotional World.” New York Times, Jan. 10, 1994. If Euripides is right that “every man is like the company he [is] wont to … Continue reading

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Show Your Love With Lace

When my stepmom gave my dad a pair of Icebreaker merino wool boxer briefs last winter, it was The Perfect Gift: luxuriously soft wool to cosset him, sporty functionality to affirm his love of outdoor pursuits and therefore, his manliness. … Continue reading

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Throngs of Thongs

Hanky Panky’s 34th annual Sample Sale was a smashing success! For our customers, it was like being a kid in a candy shop: a gluttonous feast of thongs, panties, bras, camisoles and nighties in more than 60 vibrant colors and … 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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Get the Look: Hair + Make-Up by Dyana for L.A.M.B. X Hanky Panky InStyle Ad

NYC-based hair and make-up artist Dyana Nematallah is the genius behind the gorgeous advertisement for L.A.M.B. X Hanky Panky in the August 2014 issue of InStyle magazine. L.A.M.B. X Hanky Panky is an exclusive design collaboration between Gwen Stefani’s clothing line, L.A.M.B., and … Continue reading

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Hanky Panky Plus Now Available In-Store at Macy’s Herald Square!

Hanky Panky is thrilled to announce that Macy’s Herald Square in New York City is now stocking a wide selection of best-selling styles from Hanky Panky’s Plus Size Collection in their 6th floor lingerie department! Macy’s Herald Square, as seen … Continue reading

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Making It In NYC: Maker Movement Exhibit @ the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Last week, a small group of manufacturers, who make everything from fine hardwood furniture to combat apparel to architectural metalwork to, you guessed it, thongs, gathered at BLDG 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard to celebrate the opening of an … Continue reading

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Inspiration Behind the Print: Heirloom Roses

The author has known people to wrinkle up their noses and say, “Old rose? Who would want an old rose?”, as if we were discussing an aged sheep or yesterday’s sandwich. These roses are not old in that way . … Continue reading

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Charles James: Chelsea Couture

When I first moved to New York City as a student in 1966, I serendipitously landed a room in the Chelsea Hotel. At the time, there were many luminaries from the arts who resided there and it was possible to … Continue reading

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