Summer of Style

It’s been a summer of style and we’ve been loving how our Hanky Panky fans have been rocking the innerwear as outerwear trend. So we collected some of our favorite looks so far. If you want to get the look or some fashion inspo before summer leaves, here are a few ideas.

Peekaboo

In the picture above, fashion blogger Style Hawking wears one of our most popular bralettes of the season, the eyelash lace Wink bralette, to add a little, sexy detail to a plain white tee shirt.

From Italy, Ohlala Pescara shows us how to style a deep-v dress with a fun, matching Crossover Bralette. Bralettes-to-show has been a major fashion trend and looks so cute with this dress.

Sheer Beauty

modern day cowgirl đŸ€“đŸŒž #ootd #dayslikethese

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Moustachic, an Italian-Belgian blogger, fashions herself as a sophisticated and modern cowgirl in our Signature Lace Cami with the straps off-the-shoulder.


At Lingerie Rutten in Belgium, the look is monotone with our chai cami selected from a wide color offering and beige pants. Our unlined cami is a great option to beat the summer heat and is easy to pair with a tone-on-tone or contrasting bra. It is also available in plus size.

Seeking & striving ( bravely in my whites). * also hair update: packed up my wigs. My real hair wants a go at life k*

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Influencer and blogger Jeanne Grey of the Grey Layers proves that bralettes are tops too! Seen here: Signature Lace Removable Pad Bralette

On the Edge

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DJ SodaPop likes her lace with some leather. If you are looking for an edgier look, try pairing a bralette with a mesh or sheer top and ripped denim. This particular Vixen Bralette has retired to the Hanky Panky archives, but for an update, consider the Strapped Bra or the Peep Show Bralette.

Inner Penny Lane on the loose @spell_byronbay #shotbyve

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Life and style blogger, Jill Wallace aka Little Black Boots, turns our summery eyelet into a seasonal transition piece.

The Layering Life

Hanky Panky Staffer Daria in Natalia Bralette

Hanky Panky Staffer Daria in Natalia Bralette

We adore how Hanky Panky Staffer, Daria, styled her Natalia bralette with a knotted, oversized shirt and jean shorts. Natalia is now sold out, so if you want the look, try our Ali Bralette, Signature Lace Racerback Bralette or Bare T-back Bralette.

Back view of Natalia Hanky Panky Bralette

Back view of Natalia

And it wouldn’t be a wrap without a detailed view of Natalia from behind.

A big thank you to all the people who have sent us and tagged us in their pictures! Our summer of style doesn’t have to end here. If you want to show off your #hankypanky style, tag us on Instagram and Twitter with the handle @hankypankyltd or Facebook using @hankypanky.

Carla

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International Cat Day: The Cats of Hanky Panky

Did you know it’s International Cat Day? (It’s a real thing, started by our friends at IFAW!) While our chairman of the Board, Henree the Poodle gets all the attention, the Hanky Panky team includes many people who share their lives with furry feline friends.

Here are just a few of the beautiful cats of Hanky Panky.

This is Sibyl, a fiesty tuxedo kitty that Hanky Panky Co-founder Gale Epstein adopted from a cat sanctuary upstate. Sibyl was named for local revolutionary war hero Sibyl Ludington.

Sybil

This is Sybil, a feisty tuxedo kitty that Hanky Panky Co-founder Gale Epstein adopted from a cat sanctuary upstate. Sybil was named for local revolutionary war hero Sybil Ludington. Sybil is quite musical and likes to sing along when Gale plays the harp.

Baby (left) and Sissy (right) are a pair of gray tiger kitties that were adopted from an animal shelter together by Cindy, our VP of North American Sales about 7 years ago.

Baby and Sissy

Baby (left) and Sissy (right) are a pair of  gray tiger kitties that were adopted from an animal shelter together by Cindy, our VP of North American Sales about 7 years ago. Her family loves living with this pair of kitties. Sissy is super sweet and never hisses, while Baby is a little more reserved.

This is Mart, a Siamese cat, who belongs to Daria in the Graphic Design department.

Mart

This is Mart, a beautiful and cuddly Siamese cat, who belongs to Daria in the Graphic Design Department. He lives with her family in Saint Petersburg, Russia, so she only gets to see him when she visits home. Did you know? In Russia, kitties say, “ĐŒŃŃƒ.”

This is Frankenstein, a gorgeous orange tabby, who belongs to Angelique in the Receiving Department.

Frankenstein

This is Frankenstein, a gorgeous orange tabby (and avid Snapchatter), who belongs to Angelique in the Receiving Department.

Chloe the gray tiger cat was adopted by Susan's family after she started hanging around Susan's brother-in-law's office.

Chloe

Susan in the Accounting Department  shared this beautiful photo of Chloe the gray tiger cat. Chloe was a stray that started hanging around the Brooklyn workplace of Susan’s brother-in-law. Susan’s family took her home, and now she lives in Queens, where she’s always purring—even in her sleep!

Max and Rocky live in Queens with Jiovannie who works in our Customer Service Department.

Max and Rocky

Max and Rocky also live in Queens with Jiovannie who works in our Customer Service Department. As you can see, they both love to stretch out. Max is a lovable, huge fur ball, who thinks he’s little, but he weighs a whopping 19lbs! Max is also a polydactyl cat, which means he has an extra toe. Rocky is an adorable tabby who likes to eat peanut butter!

Charlie & Poesje are two feral cats that adopted Ank, our Sample Sale Organizer Emeritus.

Charlie & Poesje

Charlie & Poesje are two feral cats that adopted Ank, our Sample Sale Organizer Emeritus. They value their independence, but love coming to Ank’s house for tasty meals and a warm bed. Poesje means “small cat” in Dutch. In Holland, kitties say, “mauw.”

This is Rosie, a tabby who belongs to Carrie in the Graphic Design Department.

Rosie

This is Rosie, a chatty tortie tabby who belongs to Carrie in the Graphic Design Department. She lives in Brooklyn, and recently became a big sister to Carrie’s baby son. In Brooklyn, kitties say “fuggedameowtit.”

Silver & Gold are a pair of adorable kittens that Cecile in our Order Entry received as a birthday present. They're about 4 to 5 months old, and cute as can be!

Silver & Gold

Silver & Gold are a pair of adorable kittens that Cecile in our Order Entry Department recently received as a birthday gift. They’re litter mates, about 4 1/2 months old, and cute as can be!

Biggie belongs to Caley from the Hanky Panky Sales Team

Big-Eyed Biggie

Meet Biggie, named after his size and as an homage to the late hip-hop artist. He belongs to Caley in our Sales team. Biggie showed up at her mom’s front door one day in Syracuse and never left! So she isn’t positive how old he is, but suspects around 10. He has since relocated to the big city, home of his namesake.

This is Pixie, a calico who was a stray in Brooklyn and now lives the high life in Manhattan

Pixie

This is Pixie, a sweet calico who lives with me (Larissa from the Design Department). She was found starving on the streets of Brooklyn 12 years ago and now lives the high life in upper Manhattan. Pixie has a wide range of vocalizations, and has been known to purr loudly while bathing, and quack when she wants attention.

Jealous of all the cute kitty love, and think a cat could fit in with your life for the next 15-20+ years? International Cat Day is a great day to go visit your local shelter and adopt a new Best Feline Friend, or support the animal rescue or welfare organization of your choice.

-Larissa

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Diary of a Hanky Panky Intern: Hanky Panky at the Coffee Shop

Hanky Panky Summer 2017 Intern, Noa Herman

Summer 2017 Merchandising Intern, Noa Herman, Barnard ’18

I don’t usually buy coffee in the morning because I like to save that money for drinks or ice cream after work, but the other day it was easily 95 degrees out and I just really wanted that iced coffee. So I’m standing at the bar in Starbucks on 23rd Street, it’s 8:45 a.m.; I’m sweaty and also holding two heavy bags stuffed with my clothing from the weekend. I hear my name being called, but it’s not coming from the barista. I turn and see a face I remember vividly from high school, but I don’t remember the name. “Hi Noa! How are you?” As the familiar voice begins to ring some bells, I quickly recall that this is the mom of my ninth grade best friend. The same mom that drove me to the Hamptons on the weekends, had me over for birthday parties, and saw me at weekly volleyball games. “Annie”, she says pointing to herself to remind me, but I already remembered.

I’ve had this interaction a few times, and by now, six weeks into my summer internship, I’ve got it figured out. When people ask me what I’m up to for the summer, I take a split second to assess their knowledge of lingerie brands or ability to draw conclusions based on titles, and either say I’m working in merchandising at a lingerie company or skip the explanation and jump straight to saying I’m working at Hanky Panky. Given that many of my friends from school are either engineers, or pre-med, or clueless, I often err on the side of caution. Also, since in this case maybe saying “google it” isn’t the best advice.

This time though, I was at some sort of a crossroad. Annie was always cool and wore the trendiest clothes. But she was also a mom, and usually my friends’ moms fall under category number one. So when she asked me what I was doing in the area, I went with the explanation version. Well, I couldn’t have been more mistaken. When I finally did say “I’m working at Hanky Panky”, Annie, the 55-year-old mom of three, literally stuck her free hand in her pants to show me that she was currently wearing hers. Right there, in the middle of Starbucks on 23rd Street!

I was completely surprised at the public display of intimacy, but nevertheless reciprocated the trademarked Hanky Panky HandshakeÂź by pulling the pink lace out from my waist. It was so nice to see her again.

So, I could be writing about the experience I have had these past six weeks honing my skills in data analysis or learning an incredible amount about the production process, but instead I see my time here as having been something much more valuable. I’ve learned that there’s nothing more gratifying than working to sell a product that makes people happy—something that makes them feel good about themselves.

If there’s something that I feel strongly about, it’s making people feel good about themselves. Because if people are confident, they will be happy, and happy people are productive people. And productive people can help solve the world’s problems. So Hanky Panky is really working to make the world a better place. Maybe next time I’ll just say I’m working in philanthropy.

-Noa Herman, Hanky Panky Intern

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The Curvy Fashionista’s Top Panky Picks in Plus Size

In celebration of this weekend’s TCFStyle Expo, we asked The Curvy Fashionista, Marie Denee, to give us her top Panky Picks from our Plus Size and Plus Size Bridal collections. Before we get to that, we have some exciting news…

Yours truly will be the star of a runway show taking place on Friday at the TCFStyle Expo. If you can’t make it, you can tune into the live stream on The Curvy Fashionista’s Facebook and Instagram pages at 12:30PM EDT. We also will be posting the video to our Facebook page to view later. So be sure to like and follow for the latest updates!

Now without further wait, here are The Curvy Fashionista’s Panky Picks as explained by Marie:

1. The Latest Addition to our Plus Size Family: Signature Lace Lined Bralette

“I love it! I love that you’re offering something new, especially with tops. Bralettes are trending, so I’m hyped to see a plus option! I like that it’s light for summer and the adjustable straps. It’s comfortable enough to chill around the house, too.”

Hanky Panky Signature Lace Plus Size Lined Bralette 487932X

Signature Lace Lined Bralette

2. Our Classic Boyshort

“The boyshort is my second favorite item. You can never have too many boyshorts! This is my every day go-to. The rise is perfect and the lace is so comfortable and stretchy. It is great to wear with everything from my jeans and shorts to a summery flare dress for a little extra coverage.”

3. A Top with a Pop: The Signature Lace Cami

“For this one, I was excited about trying some color! I wanted to add a pop of color outside of basic black and white. It’s a great layering piece to wear with a nude bra and pair with a full summer skirt.”

The Curvy Fashionista, Marie Denee, talks Hanky Panky with us.

The Curvy Fashionista, Marie Denee, in her mint cami!

4. A Brief Affair: Signature Lace French Brief

“This is my first time trying this one. It is super-comfy, great for wearing around the house and the lace makes it feel sexy and more feminine.”

Marie in Hanky Panky French Brief

5. Plus Goes Retro: Retro Thong

“The Retro Thong is another go-to for me. I love the coverage the high waist provides; it makes me feel more secure and they last forever!”

Hanky Panky Retro in Moodstone Green from Fall 2017

Retro in Moodstone Green from Fall 2017

6. The Cropped Cami: A Bralette Alternative

“This is another great layering piece for low-cut dresses or a drop armhole top. It’s very versatile. I got it in black, so it can go with everything!”

Marie in a Hanky Panky Cropped Cami

7. Five is a Favorite: Multi-packs

“If you know what works for you already, then the multi-pack is such a sensible option. There are easy and a good choice of color.”

Hanky Panky 5 pack in plus size

Marie and her favorite 5 pack

8. Something Blue: Annabelle Chemise in Bridal Plus

“I love that this is a bridal piece! I love that we have that option. I’m all about options, sooo here for it!”

Hanky Panky Bridal Plus Size Annabelle Chemise with Baby Blue Cross Dye Trim

Annabelle Chemise with Baby Blue Cross Dye Trim

9. Cross-Dyed Lovers: The Betty Brief

“The Betty Brief is like a higher rise of the boyshort, which is great to have as a go-to for more coverage. Also, I love the cross-dyed color story. It’s beautiful and great for anyone, even if you’re not a bride or bride-to-be.”

Hanky Panky Cross-Dyed Betty Brief

Cross-Dyed Betty Brief

10. Indulge Your Inner Flirt: Lingerie for All

“I am all about feeling sexy even for yourself. If you like lingerie, get it and wear it for yourself! That’s what I think. I have one friend who only goes to bed in lingerie, which I don’t do, but I think that’s great.”

Hanky Panky Cigarette Girl Chemise

Cigarette Girl Chemise

We had a great time speaking with Marie and are looking forward to the expo! Can’t get enough of The Curvy Fashionista? Well, we also got some Pillow Talk in with The Curvy Fashionista earlier this month. Read the interview here.

Carla

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We Attend the Launch of Hire Harlem

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Hire Harlem Launches!

Last week, Hanky Panky was fortunate enough to be in attendance for the launch of Hire Harlem. As a brand that takes pride in producing and hiring locally, we were excited to hear about the Hire Harlem initiative, which aims to promote the use of local businesses owned by people of color and women in the Harlem, New York area. The group also highlights businesses that give back to the community.

Hire-Harlem-Stats

Stats provided to guests

The website functions as a directory to find a business, whether it be a restaurant, gym, art gallery, boutique, or salon, in Harlem. Visitors to the site can view and make selections through a map (for the more visually-inclined) or a searchable database where they can filter and view lists based on their criteria (for the list makers out there!).

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The event was held at B2 Harlem, a family-owned business and neighborhood gem, and brought together members from the local community and greater NYC area. Rafael Ramirez, the Deputy Director of Hire Harlem and a friend of  Hanky Panky CEO Lida Orzeck, helped build the site and welcomed us to celebrate. In attendance were the Schomburg family, Assemblyman and DNC Vice Chair Michael Blake, and State Senator Brian Benjamin. Both Blake and Benjamin addressed the crowd with riveting speeches to encourage investing in the community and working at a grassroots level to affect change. As Blake noted, “there is something everyone can do to make this system better. We each bring value to this project.”

Founder Jordan Stockdale introduces Assemblyman Michael Blake

Founder Jordan Stockdale introduces Assemblyman Michael Blake.

Director of Partnerships and Harlem local, Ken Miles shared his experience of finding a sermon from 1942 in a book given to him by his great-aunt as he was preparing for the site launch. The sermon espoused the importance of shopping from and employing members of the Harlem community. His awe of the same sentiment being shared nearly a century ago resonated throughout the room.

State Senator Brian Benjamin address crowd with Ken Miles (wearing hat) behind him. at Hire Harlem launch

State Senator Brian Benjamin addresses crowd with Ken Miles (wearing hat) behind him.

As for long-term plans, the initiative hopes to extend to other parts of New York to connect people and business in their neighborhoods. In the meantime, they are focusing on the launch of Hire Harlem. If you have any suggestions or would like to apply to be listed in their database, please email HireHarlem@gmail.com.

Lastly, if you find yourself heading uptown, check out Hire Harlem to locate a nearby local business to patronize as we all have a role to play in supporting our communities.

-Carla

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Cheers to 40 Years!

Hanky Panky founders Lida Orzeck & Gale Epstein with models at the brand's 40th Anniversary celebration at the West Edge on the High Line. ©Benjamin Lozovsky, BFA.com

Hanky Panky founders Lida Orzeck & Gale Epstein with models at the brand’s 40th Anniversary celebration at the West Edge on the High Line. ©Benjamin Lozovsky, BFA.com

Yesterday, we began our 40th anniversary festivities at West Edge on the High Line. Artist and Girls star, Jemima Kirke, fashion editors, style bloggers, buyers and a few Hanky Panky friends and staffers were in attendance to say “Cheers to 40 Years of Hanky Panky!”

Headlining the event were Hanky Panky co-founders Gale Epstein and Lida Orzeck, as well as acclaimed illustrator, lifestyle blogger and Hanky Panky collaborator, Dallas Shaw. This Fall, Hanky Panky & Dallas Shaw are launching a beautiful collection of lingerie in celebration of Hanky Panky’s 40th anniversary. This collection was showcased on models throughout the night. Ms. Shaw also hand-painted watercolor portraits of attendees at the Story + Rain VIP Lounge.

Guests sipped our signature cocktails, the Hanky Panky Handshake (a vodka and thyme lemonade) and the 40 & Fab (a pink lemonade margarita), and snacked on trendy bites, while listening to the musical stylings of DJ Stef Nava.

Here are a few of our favorite photos from the event.

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Guests also enjoyed our Hanky Panky photo booth.

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In celebration of our 40th anniversary press party, our vintage hanky-inspired 40th Anniversary collection is now available for purchase! You can read more about the inspiration behind this collection here. Shop the full collection here.

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And this is not the end of our 40th anniversary celebration by a long shot. Stay tuned for additional events, giveaways and product launches!

Carla & Larissa

 

 

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Thong Diary: Romance isn’t Forever, but Hanky Panky is

Hanky Panky Thong Roses

Today’s entry into the Thong Diary comes from Hanky Panky fan, Cara, who discovered her love for Hanky Panky through a former flame:

About 11 years ago, my boyfriend at the time was traveling out of town for work. He picked up a pair of Hanky Panky panties in his hotel gift shop as a little present for me. I put the undies in my drawer and have been wearing them ever since. I didn’t give Hanky Panky any more thoughts.

Fast forward to today, I need new panties. I don’t shop as a hobby, I’m more utilitarian about the whole thing. I’m also married (to a different man) with two kids now, so time is very hard to come by. When I searched online for American made underwear, Hanky Panky came up. I remembered “hey! I’ve been wearing those panties for 11 years and they are still perfect!” I saw they were also organic. That’s a huge score for me too. Anyhow, I bought two pairs.

I thought it was cool that an old gift would bring me back to buy 11 years later!

As they say, rose are red, violets are blue, Hanky Panky is tried and true! So there you have it: the relationship may not have lasted, but the panties did. Cara, we are glad to see that your Hanky Panky pair have seen you through the past 11 years and here’s to 11 more!

Have you gifted or been gifted by a loved one with Hanky Panky? Do you have a Hanky Panky story about it that you would like to share? Submit it to thongdiary@hankypanky.com. If it is featured in the diary, we will send you a complimentary gift!

Carla

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Hanky Panky Pillow Talk: The Curvy Fashionista

The Curvy Fashionista, Marie Denee, talks Hanky Panky with us.

The Curvy Fashionista, Marie Denee, talks Hanky Panky with us.

Hanky Panky is proud to be a Gold Sponsor for the TCFStyle Expo created by The Curvy Fashionista and happening July 28th-29th in Atlanta, GA. And SURPRISE! We are giving away TCFStyle Expo tickets to the first 45 people to email JD@hankypanky.com with “#HankyPankyxTCF” in the subject line. Please include your full name and email address.

The TCFStyle Expo is a 2-day event of shopping, fashion, inspiration and education in and for the plus size community and industry hosted by The Curvy Fashionista. A long-time partner of the The Curvy Fashionista (see this 2011 interview with JD, Hanky Panky’s Glam Guru), Hanky Panky will be providing the cocktails during the networking mixer and our collection of plus size lingerie in sizes 1X to 3X will be on display in the Hanky Panky Lace Lounge for attendees to explore.

We recently got to catch up with TCF creator and woman of the hour, Marie Denee, to discuss all things lace and the expo.

Carla: First off, we are so excited to be a part of the TCFStyle Expo! What inspired you to start the expo?

TCF: I attended a shopping event years ago, maybe 6 years ago, and there were no plus size options—unless I wanted to buy earrings. A friend suggested that I do something like this, but at the time that was an intimidating thought with finding and renting an affordable space. Once I moved to Atlanta, it became more of a reality and now we are in our third year!

Carla: How did you discover Hanky Panky? And what made you think of us as a sponsor for the TCFStyle Expo?

TCF: I have been a fan of Hanky Panky for years. Since I worked in retail, I knew of Hanky Panky as a brand and knew they had great product. So when I heard there were introducing plus size, I was very excited!

Also, having worked with JD for years and it being your 40th anniversary, I know that I wanted Hanky Panky to be involved and to collaborate as the brand is a part of my panty round-up.

Carla: Where would you like to take the expo in the next few years? Any plans to do it in a different city?

TCF: I think there is a lot of opportunity to grow, but I want it to grow naturally. I have thought of doing smaller pop-ups. I don’t want to build it so fast until there are legs to stand on. I was surprised that there were over 80 inquiries when we asked people about panelists. It showed our followers are very interested in education and conversation, so I would like to incorporate that more in future TCFStyle expos or do a another day of the expo dedicated to that.

Carla: What is your hands-down favorite Hanky Panky item?

TCF: The original rise thong! It is the most comfortable. Also, the retro thong. I like that it sits higher, smooths and makes me feel sexy. When I’m wearing these, I know that I have my cute chonies on! By the way, chonies is a Spanish slang term for underwear that I picked up while living in Cali.

Carla: What is important to you when shopping for lingerie? And does Hanky Panky meet your expectations?

TCF: Access and options. I want the same as my straight-sized friends. The option to shop what I want when I need it. I don’t like to feel stuck. Plus size women are already mostly relegated to shopping online, even if a brand has plus, so I would like choices when I’m there. This is another reason why I wanted to do this expo: so we could have a shopping experience off-line and wanted Hanky Panky to be a part of creating the plus-shopping experience.

Marie, thank you so much for speaking with us and see you at the TCF Style Expo!

Coming up on the blog, The Curvy Fashionista will take us through her top Panky Picks from the Hanky Panky Plus Size and Bridal Plus Size collections, so stay tuned!

Carla

Hanky Panky Pillow Talk is our new interview series where we get better acquainted with Hanky Panky collaborators, fans and personalities. 

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Times Square: Our Name in Lights

Aerial View of Times Square Lights

Aerial View of Times Square Lights

Of all the famous locations in New York City, Times Square is probably in everyone’s top 5. Known all over the world and visible from outer space, it is probably the brightest destination in New York. And now, yours truly is visible there! Yep, we are in Times Square!

Hanky Panky Handshake in Times Square

Hanky Panky HandshakeÂź in Times Square

Starting July 1st through September 30th, you can find us on a Times Square jumbotron located on the northeast corner of 43rd Street and Broadway. Our 15-second version of our Hanky Panky HandshakeŸ video will be playing on a 20-minute loop in celebration of our 40th anniversary. Below is an extended version of the video.

Fun fact about the video: it was filmed at Galatea, a boutique in Hoboken, NJ that has long carried Hanky Panky. Also, our Chairman of the Board, Henree, makes a guest appearance at the end!

Hanky Panky Handshake in Times Square

So if you are in NYC and before you get blinded by all of the lights, check us out on the big screen. Be a part of our iconic New York moment and maybe feel inspired to do your own Hanky Panky HandshakeÂź!

Wondering what a Hanky Panky HandshakeÂź is?

Wondering what a Hanky Panky HandshakeÂź is? Here is a handy definition.

Carla

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Made Proudly in the USA

American Values at Work photos by Brian Goldman

Happy 4th of July weekend from Hanky Panky! Proudly made in the USA since 1977, Hanky Panky has made it to 40 years with the people, process and values we know and hold dearly. Today, we want to give you a “behind the seams” look at what that means for us. Fashion Revolution’s “Who Made My Clothes?” campaign struck a chord with us as we have always felt it was important to see the “people behind the panties“. We aim to be transparent with our loyal customers.

While apparel manufacturing overwhelmingly happens abroad, we work hard to keep our production local where we are able to easily monitor quality and standards and know the people we work with. Now, you get to know some of them too!

Ever heard the expression “it takes a village”? Well, it really does. Here are just some of the people who work together to bring Hanky Panky products to you, whether you are purchasing from a boutique, department store or our website. Meet some of our team  based in our Queens, New York warehouse and cutting room.

Angelique

This is Angelique, who is trained in all departments to fill in for team members—from receiving raw materials to shipping finished goods. Wherever help is needed, Angelique is there!

Manny

Meet Manny, who works in our inventory control department. Among his many duties, he keeps track of our product inventory numbers and reconciles over and under-shipments of merchandise.

Sandy

This is Sandy, who works in the shipping department and invoices every shipment that leaves our Queens warehouse daily, making sure that our wholesale customers are billed for the correct items they were shipped.

Andrew

Andrew works hard, shipping out orders from the pack station where all orders are packed up for shipping, and also picks merchandise from inventory to fulfill orders when needed.

This is Mona, who works in quality control and also rolls thongs.

Mona

This is Mona, who works in the quality control department, making sure that all finished items going into stock meet our high standards of quality and workmanship. Mona also hand-rolls finished thongs into our signature rolled packaging.

Sonya

Meet Sonya, who manages the trim department. Among her many duties, she picks thread colors and her department makes sure our contractors receive the correct types, colors and quantities of trims to complete the cut garments we send them to be sewn.

Pedro

Pedro works in the receiving department and is responsible for inspecting hundreds and hundreds of yards of fabrics and trims for issues like inconsistent color shading within a roll of fabric, damages like holes or snags, or printing errors. He catches potentially extremely expensive and wasteful quality issues at a point in the process when we’re still able to work with our suppliers to come up with a solution.

Thank you to them and so many more who make up the Hanky Panky Team!

Carla & Larissa

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