Holiday Sparkle

Hanky Panky Holiday 2017 Prints and Colors

Holiday 2017 Prints and Colors

Our Winter holiday deliveries are sophisticated with a touch of whimsy. The palette is bright and festive. Signature Lace colors include Mistletoe Green, Steel, Bright Rose, and Electric Purple. The new cross-dyed Signature Lace color is Purple Velvet-Silk Rose. The modal color is Red.

Prints include It’s A Wrap, a red, green, and white bias stripe on lace; Roses Are Red, a rich red, green, and black floral printed lace; Flurries, irregular snowy white dots on black lace, and Mirabella, a chic rose print on black jersey.

New fashion groups include Elizabeth, elegant black and gold roses embroidered on sheer tulle; Silver Bloom, cross-dyed lace and dotted tulle in black and silver; Odette, a delicate chantilly stretch lace combined with solid knit panels, Panne Velvet, stretch velvet in black and pink; and Spot On Chiffon, black pin dots on white chiffon.

Check out our Pinterest board for some of the inspiration behind our Holiday 2017 collection!

-Larissa, Senior Designer

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Hanky Panky Has the 20th Century Blues

20th Century Blues Producers Lida Orzeck (left) and Eva Price (right) snag a photo with playwright Susan Miller. (© David Gordon)

Producers Lida Orzeck (left) and Eva Price (right) snag a photo with playwright Susan Miller.
(© David Gordon) Photograph courtesy of TheaterMania.

You know how they say that the best way to get anything done is to ask the busiest person in the room? I believe that person is usually a mother of a young child but in this case, it’s me! Even as I perform my day job as CEO of Hanky Panky, I have become a theater producer!

We have been so busy at Hanky Panky as we celebrated our 40th year in business but 20th Century Blues is so good and timely that I simply could not look away. I’ve never done this before and likely will not do it again, but the play resonates.

I could say this play has special appeal for “women of a certain age” (I hope it will soon be time to stop using this tired phrase!)—most of the cast are—but it addresses multi-generational issues with such intelligence, depth and wit—that I won’t say that!!!

I will say that 20th Century Blues is a play that speaks eloquently to the values shared by our Hanky Panky sisterhood.

Hanky Panky has also partnered with 20th Century Blues to offer the Hanky Panky Has The 20th Century Blues Giveaway.” Enter here for your chance to win a trip to New York and tickets to the show!

-Lida, Hanky Panky Co-founder & CEO

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It all started with a gift.

This “Origin Story” video is considered too scandalous to promote on Facebook. What do you think?

Gale & Lida

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Guest Post: Unbound x Hanky Panky After Midnight Giveaway

Happy Halloween from your friends at Hanky Panky After Midnight® and Unbound. To celebrate, we’re doing a little trick or treating ourselves—drop your email into our cauldron and be entered for your chance to win a deluxe Halloween box from Unbound filled with treats to be enjoyed during the witching hour.

Unbound gold classic handcuffs
First up, we have our Unbound gold-plated classic handcuffs. While they seem made for a sexy cop costume, these bad boys can go year round as an edgy bangle set.


This faux-leather choker is perfect for a catwoman look or giving a regular Friday night outfit a little extra boost. Whether your Friday night look is lingerie or a cocktail dress is up to you.

GOOD CLEAN LOVE Almost Naked LubricantBabe, hold up. You don’t need a love potion when we’ve got Good Clean Love for you. It’s the best water based lube out there.

JE JOUE G-Kii An adjustable g-spot vibrator
This G-Kii is the ultimate treat—100% body safe and is great paired with Good Clean Love and an open thong from Hanky Panky After Midnight®. Witches—you’ll be trading in your broomstick in no time at all.

Hanky Panky After Midnight Open Thongs

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Well-Suited: Our favorite Bodysuits.

I hereby declare Fall/Winter 2017/2018 the Season of the Bodysuit. After years of increasing acceptance, more and more women have realized that bodysuits are a wardrobe must-have—the perfect base to build your outfit upon. With the rise (ha!) of the fashionable waistline to above the natural waist, high-waist jeans, trousers, and skirts cry out for an effortless layer to wear comfortably, securely, and smoothly tucked into all those waistbands. And once cooler weather rolls around, nothing is cozier than a bodysuit under your layers.

Without further ado, here are a few of our favorite bodysuits, both trendy and classic.

Hanky Panky Odette Lace Bodysuits

Odette Lace Long Sleeve Bodysuit

The Odette Lace long sleeved bodysuit is fit for a queen (or her evil twin). Our silky smooth Italian BARE fabric is combined with luxurious Chantilly-style stretch lace, made in Japan. Wear with a pencil skirt or trousers and a jacket for a sophisticated daytime look, or pair with a ball skirt for a gala event. Available in sizes S to L.

Hanky Panky Sophia Lace Bodysuits

Sophia Lace Bodysuit in Dark Dahlia

Our chic Sophia lace bodysuit is the best of both worlds. Lined in soft stretch tulle, the bottom easily tucks into trousers or a high waist skirt, while the pretty scalloped lace sits outside. Available in Dark Dahlia (shown) or black, in sizes S to L.

Hanky Panky Panne Velvet Bodysuit

Panne Velvet Bodysuit

Our soft stretch panne velvet bodysuit is pure sophistication. The boat neckline and half sleeves are flattering and elegant. Looks equally fabulous with jeans or a skirt in lace or tulle. Available in black (shown) or pink, in sizes S to L.

Hanky Panky Signature Lace Short Sleeve Bodysuits

Hanky Panky Signature Lace Short Sleeve Bodysuit

Our short sleeved signature lace bodysuit has a flattering sweetheart-shaped front lining, and looks great with jeans. Available in sizes S to L.

Hanky Panky Odette Lace Blouson Bodysuits

Odette Lace Blouson Bodysuit

Our Odette Lace blouson bodysuit features a taupe front lining, adjustable straps, and a smooth BARE microfiber brief. This bodysuit is perfect under high waist trousers or jeans, or with a pencil skirt. Available in sizes S to L.

Hanky Panky Signature Lace Plus Size Classic Bodysuits

Signature Lace Plus Size Classic Bodysuit

Our Signature Lace Classic Bodysuit has wide, bra-friendly straps and the perfect scoop neckline silhouette. This is the perfect base layer under a sheer blouse or low-cut top and works with jeans or just about any skirt or trouser silhouette. Available in black, island blue, or white, in sizes 1X to 3X.

So, which is your favorite look for Fall?

-Larissa, Senior Designer

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Hanky Panky + Keith Haring

©Keith Haring Foundation, Licensed by Artestar, New York

I fell for the work of Keith Haring INSTANTLY in the early 90s on a visit to the Queens Museum with my Mom. She observed my CONSTANT doodling and thought I would enjoy his art. Thus began my love affair with the most brilliant doodler EVER, Mr. Keith Haring!

Here are just a few of the reasons I’m a Keith Haring SUPERFAN:

  1. I still have pins from his Lafayette St. POP SHOP that I purchased on a trip in High School!
  2. I collect ALL his polo and t-shirt collaborations from Uniqlo!
  3. I found the most gorgeous smelling red “Running Heart” candle from one of my fave stores to shop for gifts, Maison 24! After the candle was done, I washed it out and it’s now an adorable pen cup on my desk.
  4.  I snuck into the infamous ARENA party at the PALLADIUM NIGHTCLUB (now an NYU Dorm) when I was 17 to see his amazing mural on the dance floor! It was MAGNIFICENT! (Sorry Mom!)

This collection is my favorite for Hanky Panky to date! The combination of my MOST favorite artist and my FAB employer resulted in true LACE LOVE. Our thongs, boyshorts and camisoles emblazoned with Haring’s iconic HEART print were such a delight to style at our photoshoot. I hope my styling did Mr. Haring justice—a small tribute to a man who inspired my career!

Hanky Panky + Keith Haring. ©Keith Haring Foundation, Licensed by Artestar, New York

©Keith Haring Foundation, Licensed by Artestar, New York

-JD, Director of Branding & Communications

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Let’s Talk: Breast Cancer and the Pink Agenda

Marisa Lee Bolssen

Marisa Lee Bolssen

It’s October! The weather is changing, the leaves are turning and this month we support and recognize those battling breast cancer. Breast cancer affects the lives of many. There have been some great advancements in the research and search for a cure but there is much more to be done. Every 2 minutes someone is diagnosed with breast cancer.

Hanky Panky continues to be a proud supporter of The Pink Agenda. We are happy to celebrate their 10 years of Raising Money, Raising Awareness and Raising Hell.

Marisa Lee Bolssen, one of the founders of The Pink Agenda was kind enough to give us a little insight into what the organization is all about.

How did The Pink Agenda come about?

When I was 22 and about to graduate from college my Mom, who had MS at the time, suddenly became very ill. A few months into her illness we learned she had Stage 4 breast cancer and the pain she was in was due to the cancer having traveled to her bones. It was devastating. I took a year off after college to help my parents manage her diagnosis and then moved in NYC in 2006. One night after an episode of Gray’s Anatomy where they showed what someone’s insides look like from cancer, I knew I need ed to do something. I’ve always been good at throwing parties and told some friends I thought we should throw a party for breast cancer. Thankfully, they all agreed and the rest is history. We were barely 24 at the time and our ignorance definitely worked to our advantage!

Marisa Lee Bolssen & her mother at The Pink Agenda's first gala, 10 years ago

Marisa Lee Bolssen & her mother at The Pink Agenda’s first gala, 10 years ago

What is its mission?

The mission of The Pink Agenda is to engage a new generation of philanthropists in the fight against breast cancer. We work to ensure that fun and philanthropy are not mutually exclusive and our events are accessible to a younger demographic. We believe raising money and awareness about breast cancer from this demographic is the best way to guarantee we see a cure in our lifetime.

You take a more fun approach to charity events, why is that?

We were young when we started and we knew young people wanted to have fun. Why not have fun with us, for a good cause? If you’re going to go out and spend money anyway, at least now your Friday hangover will have a good deed attached to it!

How do people get involved with The Pink Agenda?

Currently, the organization has events in NYC, Atlanta, Boston, and DC that folks can participate in and if interested there are local leadership councils in each city that folks can join as well. If you don’t live in one of those cities and want to fundraise in your area, you can visit We also always accept donations and folks can contribute here:

Where does the money go and who does it help?

Our funds primarily support breast cancer research through a special partnership with the world’s premier breast cancer research entity, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. To date, The Pink Agenda has raised over $2 million for breast cancer research. Additionally, through a partnership with Giuliana Rancic, each year we grant a number of wishes for women battling breast cancer through her FAB-U-WISH program.

I know you lost your mother at a young age. What advice do you have for anyone going through that right now?

That’s a tough one. First, figure out what you need to do to have no regrets when you do lose your mother. I felt like I did everything I could have for her when she was alive and I ensured she died the way that she wanted to. Those two things gave me a lot of peace after she died. Second, I would say try to sort through what you need as you’re dealing with a dying parent and afterward. I don’t think I was mature enough at the time to realize how damaged I was from losing my mother at a young age. It takes a lot to come out on the other side whole, so try to figure out what things will help you heal.

Marisa Lee Bolssen & her mother

Marisa Lee Bolssen & her mother

So the gala…what’s your favorite part? Mine is the bidding because people get so passionate about it and of course I get to see you. 😁

 My favorite part of the gala by far is getting to give out an award with my mom’s name on it. Because she’s dead I don’t even see her name anymore so getting to see it on a plaque and give it to someone who is doing work that makes them worthy of honoring feels pretty great.

The Pink Agenda is in alliance with BCRF and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute‘s Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer. Please take a moment this month, visit The Pink Agenda and show your support.

The 10 year anniversary gala will be held this Thursday, October 5, 2017 in New York City. Tickets are still available.

-Stephanie, Visual, Social and Philanthropy Coordinator

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Let’s Talk: Hurricane Relief

Pink Lace Heart

Let’s Talk

We have all seen the devastation from the recent hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria that affected Houston, Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Many of us have family, friends or acquaintances who have been affected by these storms. The need for help is extraordinary, but many of us aren’t sure how or what is the best way to assist. So today, Let’s Talk charity and the “right way” to give.

Giving is a great gesture of the heart and always appreciated in any form. These storms and other natural disasters have left many people looking for a way to start over. The overwhelming outpouring of generosity is outstanding.

“But how do I help?”

“Does my donation even make a difference?”

Which charity should I give to?”


Charities have a huge responsibility to do what is right with your donation and to those they have committed to helping. Take time to find a few charities and research their programs and services section of their website. If you are looking for a charity that is currently on the ground in Houston check out Bread of Life. They are currently working with the BeyGood Houston (yup that’s right, Houston’s own Beyoncé) to get much needed supplies to people fast. In their own words they “move people from crisis back to recovery.” You can reach out to Bread of Life and adopt a family or visit In Florida? Please visit The Miami Foundation to see a list of reputable charities in need of supplies and volunteers.

Also consider the American Red Cross. They help with the long-term rebuilding and help the people of Texas, Florida, and elsewhere. They are the first to any major disaster and their team works diligently to help people get back on their feet. Another great charity is the National Diaper Bank Network. Diaper banks supply much-needed hygiene items to families. If you are in the Texas area and wish to volunteer at their local diaper bank, check out their Instagram page for  more details.

While many charities are not currently accepting in-kind donations such as clothing, that doesn’t mean that you can’t ever give away a few quality, gently-used items. Check out soles4souls, a charity we support. They are taking supplies and have a location section so you know where to drop off your new or gently-used shoes.

Just remember that the current freeze on such donations is temporary, as processing donated items requires a lot of human-power, which is currently best utilized in other ways. These organizations will need to sort out and figure out what they can and cannot use over time.

When donating clothes, think about the area, its climate and what would be most useful. Heavy winter coats will not be the best item to donate to hot climates, like Miami. Donate those items to your local shelter or coat drive. That bridesmaid dress in neon green might not be the best choice to send to a disaster area—wait for a prom dress drive in your community. Be mindful and be fair.

Monetary donations are always appreciated, as the organizations use the funds to help others in the most efficient way possible, as well as provide supplies for volunteers.

Did you know that you can request how your funds are allocated? If you would like your money to support teens or senior citizens, all you have to do is ask! Any amount you choose to give is just right, and appreciated. Before donating money, check out Charity Navigator to see how your charity choice stacks up again the rest. On Charity Navigator you can see how the charity ranks against others, review tax filing and view their accountability and transparency performance. Know where your money is going!

When reviewing a charity’s financial statements, remember that higher staff salaries are not necessarily a bad thing. In order for nonprofits to run efficiently and achieve their goals, they need to attract the best talent (and like everyone else, non-profit employees have bills to pay and deserve to be fairly compensated for their labor.)

We want to express our profound concern for all affected by this year’s hurricanes. They are and will continue to be in our thoughts during this difficult time.


*Hanky Panky is a proud supporter of The American Red Cross and Soles4Souls. It is through you, our customers that we are able to provide relief in this time of need.

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New Arrivals for Fall 2017 in Plus Sizes

We are so happy to introduce new styles, prints and colors in our Plus Size collection for Fall 2017.

Hanky Panky x Dallas Shaw

Hanky Panky x Dallas Shaw Camisole & Retro Thong

For our recent collaboration with fashion illustrator and lifestyle blogger Dallas Shaw, the collection includes our pretty strappy v-neck camisole (available in sizes 1x to 3X) and best-selling retro thong (one size to fit sizes 14-24) in a charming lingerie watercolor print.

Cross-Dyed Lace

Hanky Panky Plus Size Cross-Dyed Retro Lace Thong in Taupe-Vanilla and Navy-Perfect Pink

Cross-Dyed Retro Lace Thong in Taupe-Vanilla and Navy-Perfect Pink

Our beautiful cross-dyed lace has gone retro! Now our ultra-comfy retro thong is available in a gorgeous floral cross-dyed version of our lace.

Hanky Panky Plus Size Cross-Dyed Signature Lace Chemise in Navy-Perfect Pink

Cross-Dyed Signature Lace Chemise in Navy-Perfect Pink

Our gorgeous cross-dyed signature lace chemise is available in sizes 1X to 3X in 8 beautiful color combinations, including Navy-Perfect Pink.


We’re very excited to introduce our wildly popular retro lace thong in 4 brand new prints for Fall 2017. We’re also offering our retro V-kini in 2 fabulous prints this season.

Hanky Panky Moody Blooms Retro Thong and Long Sleeve Signature Lace Top

Moody Blooms Retro Thong and Long Sleeve Signature Lace Top

We’re pleased to offer our Retro Thong and Retro V-kini in Moody Blooms, a trendy dark-ground floral print for Fall 2017. Shown with our versatile and elegant Signature Lace Long Sleeved Top.

Hanky Panky Sophisticat Retro V-kini

Sophisticat Retro V-kini

Sophisticat, our updated leopard print is available in our Retro Thong and Retro V-Kini.

Hanky Panky Fiery Floral Plus Size Retro Thong

Fiery Floral Plus Size Retro Thong

Our sizzling Fiery Floral Retro Thong is red hot!

Hanky Panky Mysterious Feline Plus Size Retro Thong

Mysterious Feline Plus Size Retro Thong

The Mysterious Feline Retro Thong is subtle, but not subdued, and looks great under denim.

Signature Lace

Hanky Panky Fall 2017 Retro & Signature Lace

Our Fall 2017 Signature Lace Color Assortment

Our new Signature Lace fashion colors for Fall 2017 are Storm Cloud Blue, Dark Dahlia, and Moodstone Green.

Hanky Panky Signature Lace Camisole & Boyshort in Storm Cloud Blue

Signature Lace Camisole & Boyshort in Storm Cloud Blue

Our Storm Cloud Blue is a versatile mid-tone blue that looks great with jeans. Available in our Signature Lace Camisole and Boyshort.

Hanky Panky Signature Lace Chemise in Dark Dahlia

Signature Lace Chemise in Dark Dahlia

Dark Dahlia is our rich new wine color for Fall 2017. Available in our Signature Lace CamisoleChemiseBoyshort, French Brief, Retro Thong, and Retro V-Kini.

Hanky Panky Moodstone Green Plus Size Retro V-Kini

Moodstone Green Plus Size Retro V-Kini

And last but not least, our gorgeous Moodstone Green is available in our BoyshortRetro Thong, and Retro V-Kini.

So, who else is excited to shop for Fall 2017?

-Larissa, Senior Designer

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Hanky Panky Loves Lord & Taylor!

Hanky Panky's 40th Anniversary @ Lord & Taylor NYC

Hanky Panky’s 40th Anniversary Party at Lord & Taylor NYC

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 trunk of her car!) This time around, Lida and Gale entered through the front door!

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The party featured light bites and refreshing drinks, mini-makeovers compliments of Clinique, a foxtales digital photo booth and our signature DIY customization bar, where guests could choose bits and baubles to have sewn to their purchase by Luis, Hanky Panky’s Sample Room Manager.

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A wonderful time was had by all!

-Larissa, Senior Designer

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