Category Archives: What’s Happening at Hanky Panky

American Values at Work

For American values in action, look no further than Hanky Panky: Hard work, dedication to excellence, and equal opportunity are not uniquely American values, but their realization in this country is cause for celebration today. For Hanky Panky customers, Made … 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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Henree and Luis, BFFs

A company is built on its people or, in our case, our people and our poodle. Henree, a standard poodle, is Hanky Panky’s Chairman of the Board. Henree moonlights as the beloved companion of our CEO, Lida Orzeck. Luis is one of New … 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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