Category Archives: What’s Happening at Hanky Panky

Diary of a Hanky Panky Intern: Lime Green, Limelight, and Key Lime Pie

Two months have flown by and with only two weeks left of my summer internship, I thought I would give you a retrospective glimpse of my time here at Hanky Panky. The first several weeks were all about discovering the … Continue reading

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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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Diary of a Hanky Panky Intern

Almost halfway through my college and pre-med career, I decided that I needed a change. After three semesters of cramming my brain full of organic and inorganic chemistry, human physiology, calculus and the like, I realized that becoming a doctor … Continue reading

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Gal-entine’s Day

Tomorrow is for celebrating the thrilling frission of romantic love. I am going to listen to Sam Cooke’s “Cupid” and reread my favorite passages in The Once and Future King (no one does the wounded lover pout like Guenever, or is … 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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The Poodle Behind the Brand

When I interviewed for an in-house counsel position at Google Inc. years ago, I had a researched, thoughtful and polished answer to the standard interview question, “Why do you want to work here?”, ready to go. But what I blurted … 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 HankyPanky.com. (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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Hanky Panky CEO Donates Collection of 20th Century Propaganda Posters to Barnard College

Hanky Panky co-founder and CEO Lida Orzeck recently donated a collection of 52 World War I and World War II propaganda posters to her Alma Mater, Barnard College. The collection was amassed by her late father, Dr. David Orzeck. A … Continue reading

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