Create Peace of Mind™

One of the most rewarding things about having a successful business is the ability it provides to contribute philanthropically. We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Hanky Panky Supports PeaceLove collection for Summer 2016.

The sharing circle at a Walk in My Shoes™ workshop at PeaceLove Studios.

The sharing circle at a Shoe Stories workshop at PeaceLove Studios.

When we met Jeffrey Sparr and learned of his PeaceLove Studios™, we were immediately impressed with his concept to bring peace of mind through artistic expression. In his early workshops, Jeff would share his story, show his art, and then challenge participants to think about “what gives you peace of mind?”, and then paint it.

PeaceLove Studios helps people create peace of mind through expressive arts. Their studio workshops include Shoe Stories and Transformation Collages.

PeaceLove Studios helps people create peace of mind through expressive arts. Their studio workshops include Shoe Stories and Transformation Collages.

The artwork that was translated onto our signature lace for this capsule collection was created during one of the very first Paint4Peace™ expressive arts workshops by Cathy Van Lancker, a middle school art teacher in Providence, RI.  Staff is encouraged to jump in and participate during the sessions and Cathy did just that.  When asked about her painting, Cathy shared, “Making art gives me peace of mind.  Having the opportunity to share PeaceLove® and this experience with my students was special.  The different hearts represent my students and the joy I felt creating with them.”

Hanky Panky Supports PeaceLove is a design and philanthropic collaboration with PeaceLove Studios. The collection includes four styles in our signature lace: a camisole (xs-l, $59), boyshort (xs-l, $39), and original and low rise thongs (one size fits most, $25). Available on hankypanky.com.

The Hanky Panky Supports PeaceLove collection includes a camisole (xs-l, $59), boyshort (xs-l, $39), and original and low rise thongs (one size fits most, $25). Available on hankypanky.com.

Gale & Lida

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Introducing mileSTONES by Hanky Panky

Make it a date! Commemorate a special day (wedding day, anniversary,birthday, etc) using up to eight characters. Examples: 10/12/16, 11/17. *Crystals are slightly smaller than the personalization crystals.

Make it a date! Commemorate a special day (wedding day, anniversary, birthday, etc) using up to eight characters. Examples: 10/12/16, 11/17. *Crystals are slightly smaller than the personalization crystals.

Some days are worth remembering. Hanky Panky’s newest personalization feature, mileSTONES allows you to commemorate special days with a crystal appliqué of a 6 digit date with slashes. Our personalized mileSTONES panties make ideal gifts for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, lease-signings, business launches, real estate closings, becoming a parent, retirement, personal achievements, etc.

mileSTONES don’t have to be just dates, either. Here are some quirky “off-label” ideas:
Your first initial in binary
Your phone number (no dashes or area code)
Your age
Your favorite/”lucky” numbers
Your “number”from your sports jersey
Your high score on your favorite game
Your SAT/GRE/ACT Score
Your conquests

What are your mileSTONES?

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Hanky Panky Spring 2016: In Bloom

Hanky Panky Spring 2016 Prints & Colors

Hanky Panky Spring 2016 Prints & Colors

fresh hues
Hanky Panky’s Spring 2016 color story is an updated mix of bright pop colors and saturated pastels. The Signature Lace palette consists of Allure, a bright, saturated coral-pink, Lip Gloss, a rich pink, Sweet Mint, a lush green, Limoncello, a bright, cool yellow, Violet Crush, a bright, pastel lavender, Forget-Me-Not, a perfect shade of blue, Passionate Pink, a neon pink, Pearl Grey, a sophisticated pale grey, and Peach Smoothie, a neon pastel peach.

downtown darling
The first delivery of Spring is bright and sexy. Prints include Alluring Daisies, a hot pink gerbera print on white lace, and Shadow Cat, a leopard print in shades of gray and fuchsia. New fashion groups include Luscious Rose, sophisticated crossdyed lace and mesh in black or shades of mocha and pink, and Marina Dot, playful aqua polka dot mesh combined with white lace.

picnic in the park
The second delivery of Spring 2016 evokes a perfect springtime afternoon. Prints include English Garden, a classic chintz print on off-white lace, Check Me Out, a fresh blue and white bias gingham print, and Animal Chiffon, a neutral leopard in shades of ivory, beige, and black. This season’s embroidery is pastel flowers on peach-colored tulle.

garden romance
The final delivery of Spring 2016 is both sophisticated and romantic. Prints include Indigo Rose, a graphic floral inspired by traditional block-printed textiles, Fairy Queen, a delicate floral garland print in pastels and ivory on lace, chiffon, and mesh, and Nautical Rose jersey, a navy and ivory sailor stripe with red roses and navy blue trims. Fashion groups include classic white eyelet and blush chiffon trimmed with ivory venise lace.

-Larissa

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In the News

For an inside view on the dynamic duo behind Hanky Panky, check out this recent article on Forbes.com: “How The Women Behind Hanky Panky Launched A Brand That Sells An Average Of One Panty Per Second.”

Hanky Panky signature thongs: "Our entire angle was comfort and colors."

“Our entire angle was comfort and colors,” Gale Epstein, Hanky Panky’s co-founder, Creative Director and President, told Forbes.com.

Of Hanky Panky’s signature thong—the 4811 and it’s little sister, the 4911—co-founder, Creative Director and President Gale Epstein, said:

When we first introduced the thong in 1986 it was considered a very risqué piece. There were thongs out there—not that many—and none of them were comfortable. So our entire angle was comfort and colors. It was still considered a sexy piece for many years, but as pants became tighter and women were concerned about VPL, it became an everyday piece.

For more on women entrepreneurs and luxury lifestyle brands, follow Vivienne Decker on Forbes.com.

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#ThongDiary

We started the Thong Diary in 2008 to collect and share the many touching and often hilarious stories we hear from friends, family, and customers about their Hanky Panky lingerie. From the Thong Diaries, we’ve learned that Hanky Panky has its own small but delightful role to play in women’s married lives, recoveries from divorce and illnessprofessional pursuits, physical fitness, family life, as well as being a staple ingredient in the diet of their beloved canine companions.

We are proud that word-of-mouth has been a big driver of our company’s growth over the past 38 years because that is a testament to the quality of the garments we make. But, as Gale often says, social media is where word-of-mouth happens these days. So at the beginning of the new year, we asked our Instagram and Facebook followers to share their Hanky Panky stories. All of the entries we received were great, but this one by @babeezmomma went straight to our fun-loving hearts:

I was at a Wiz Khalifa concert with my girlfriend and our teenage sons. I had a sundress on and decided I would throw my Hanky Panky on the stage. (Our sons had moved to another area for the concert.) I missed the stage and my underwear landed in the security pit. At the end of the show, I asked the security guard for my underwear back. They were new and I didn’t want them to go to waste. He reluctantly handed them back to me.

Got a story to share? Please email it to thongdiary@hankypanky.com, or post it to your Instagram, Facebook or Twitter account with #ThongDiary. If we publish your story, we’ll send you a free Hanky Panky thong.

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Treat Yourself for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a month away, and is great opportunity to treat yourself. Step a little beyond your comfort zone and embrace the sexy beast that you are! Obviously, everyone’s comfort zone is different, so stepping beyond can be as simple as getting your everyday favorite panties in a playful new color or print, or as elaborate as investing in a sultry Hanky Panky After Midnight® ensemble.

Here are a few of our favorite Valentine’s Day picks.

3 of your favorite thongs in a selection of bright and playful colors, packed in an adorable heart-shaped box.

3 of your favorite thongs in a selection of bright and playful colors, packed in an adorable heart-shaped box.

Cheer up your panty drawer with three brightly colored thongs, in your choice of Original Rise or Low Rise. After you remove the thongs, the hot pink heart-shaped box is great for storing costume jewelry, hair ties, or other little trinkets.

Hanky Panky's soft and sheer Peek-A-Boo lace babydoll with a flirty satin bow and matching G-string.

Our soft and sheer Peek-A-Boo lace babydoll with a flirty satin bow and matching G-string.

A babydoll nighty is both flirty and easy to wear. Our Peek-A-Boo lace babydoll is available in Black (sizes S to L and 1X to 3X), Light Ivory (sizes S to L and 1X to 3X), and Red (sizes 1X to 3X only).

Hanky Panky Embroidery Bra, Garter Belt, and Thong

This embroidered bra, garter belt, and thong ensemble is both sultry and elegant.

Our best-selling Embroidery collection is available for Valentine’s Day 2016 in a combination of black, red, and pink and includes an elegant new garter belt. Add black stockings, your favorite LBD and a pair of killer heels, and you’ll feel totally fierce. Bra available in sizes XS (32A/B), S (34A/B), and M (36A/B), thong available in one size (to fit sizes 2-12), garter belt available in sizes S to L, cheeky hipster (not shown) available in sizes XS to L.

Three lace teddies by Hanky Panky After Midnight.

What’s sexier than a lace teddy, trimmed with ribbons?

Feeling frisky? Go all out (literally!) in a super-sexy lace teddy by Hanky Panky After Midnight®. Our Signature Lace Crotchless Teddy is available in Black (sizes S to L and 1X to 3X), Red (sizes S to L and 1X to 3X), Tulip Pink (sizes S to L), and Leopard print (sizes S to L and 1X to 3X). Our Signature Lace Satin Tie Bondage Teddy is available in Black (sizes S to L). Our Hot Dot Back Tie Bodysuit is available in Black (sizes S to L) and Tickled Pink (Sizes S to L).

-Larissa, Senior Designer

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Work Out in BARE

Hanky Panky BARE's ultra-lightweight microfiber knit wicks moisture from your skin, keeping you cool, and the Supima® cotton crotch lining keeps your sensitive areas comfy.

Hanky Panky BARE’s ultra-lightweight microfiber knit wicks moisture from your skin, keeping you cool, and the Supima® cotton crotch lining keeps your sensitive areas comfy.

It’s a new year, schedules have returned to normal, and many people are looking to get back on track or update their fitness goals. (I missed my Friday night yoga class 3 weeks in a row and that first week back was rough!)

This is a great time to update your active wardrobe. Fabulous new fitness clothes can be a great motivation to break a sweat. (And conversely, having nothing appropriate to wear while exercising can be a real disincentive to make it to the gym, street, or studio.)

Hanky Panky BARE Thongs are available in an assortment of basic and fashion colors, as well as leopard print.

Hanky Panky BARE Thongs are available in an assortment of basic and fashion colors, as well as leopard print.

Hanky Panky staffers agree that our BARE collection makes awesome workout undies. The ultra-lightweight patented microfiber knit wicks moisture from your skin, keeping you cool and dry, and the Supima® cotton crotch lining keeps your sensitive areas comfy. And with a wide variety of silhouettes to choose from, g-strings to boyshorts to bodysuits, there’s something for just about every activity.

-Larissa, Senior Designer

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Snuggle Up With Supima® Cotton Sleepwear

Hanky Panky Night Shirt

One of Hanky Panky’s most enduring, best-loved designs is the Supima® Cotton Night Shirt ($68). Available in Bliss Pink, Powder Blue, and White, sizes S, M, and L, on hankypanky.com.

When the winter wind blows, comfortable pajamas are the ultimate luxury.

Many of us reach for heavy flannels when the temperature drops, but in the age of central heating, a fine cotton knit may be a better choice. (Have you ever woken up in the middle of a winter night to throw off your covers because you’re unbearably hot? Yup. That’s what I’m talking about.)

Hanky Panky Supima® Cotton Nightgowns

Hanky Panky Supima® Cotton Nightgowns (left to right): Long sleeve gown in White (also available in Navy) ($106); Nightshirt in Bliss Pink (also available in Powder Blue and White) ($68); Sleeveless gown in White ($73). Available on hankypanky.com.

Hanky Panky cotton sleepwear is made from a medium-weight cotton that is knit from ultra-premium Supima® cotton fibers grown in the American Southwest. The fabric quality makes our cotton sleepwear softer, more lustrous, and less prone to pilling. All that’s left to decide is if you prefer pajamas or a nightgown.

Hanky Panky Supima® Cotton Pajamas

Hanky Panky Supima® Cotton Pajamas (left to right): Long sleeve pajamas in Cranberry ($124), Shorts sleep set in White ($83), and Sleeveless pajamas in Forget Me Not ($110). Available on hankypanky.com.

Clara

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The Art of Gifting Panties

As I rush around finding last minute gifts, I can’t help but think of my mother. She had a gift for finding the right gifts, and made every present special by wrapping it in festive paper and a bow.

Thong 2 packs, exclusively on hankypanky.com

Pretty, practical, and perfectly packaged. “Pillow Box” thong 2 packs, available in Original Rise ($34.99), Low Rise ($34.99), Petite Low Rise ($34.99), and Plus Original Rise ($37.99) , only on hankypanky.com.

With seven children, my mother had plenty of opportunities to hone her gift-giving skills. Just think of all of those birthdays, birthday parties, and holidays!

Signature Lace Boyshort ($29), available in 37 colors, sizes xs to xl, on hankypanky.com.

Out of wrapping paper? No problem. Your hankypanky.com order will arrive wrapped in tissue paper in our shipping box, which is discrete on the outside and wildly colorful on the inside, just like us!

My mother gave gifts that were not only pretty, but practical as well. In my early teens, she often sent me off to my friends’ birthday parties bearing a pretty collection of three or more panties beautifully wrapped.

Keepsake Boxes

Go classic or go home. Our keepsake “hat box” thong three packs pair our newest pretty solids with Penelope, a charming floral print from Resort 2015. Available in Original Rise ($63) and Low Rise ($63), only on hankypanky.com.

As you’d expect, there was a fair amount of giggling and more than a little blushing when the box was unwrapped and opened. But to this day my friends mention these gifts with a smile. Many of them, now mothers themselves, have since adopted my mother’s gift idea.

Bring some pizzazz to the holidays with our single ($20), three ($60), and five ($98) thong packs, available in Original Rise and Low Rise.

Bring some pizzazz to the holidays with our single ($20), three ($60), and five ($98) thong packs, available in Original Rise and Low Rise.

It can be hard to know what even your closest friends or family members have or need, and we make it harder on ourselves trying to guess. Just remember, something pretty and practical always hits the mark, whether it is worn right away or tucked away for a special day.

-Anne, head of ecommerce at Hanky Panky

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Simple Gifts

Simple Gifts, Traditional Shaker Tune, Arranged for Lever or Pedal Harp by Daniel Burton. Jubal Press/Vanderbilt Music edition.

Simple Gifts, Traditional Shaker Tune, Arranged for Lever or Pedal Harp by Daniel Burton.
Jubal Press/Vanderbilt Music edition.

There’s a trend towards achieving simplicity in our lives; reducing the amount of stuff, retaining only what we need and value. There is so much competition for clutter in our space and in our minds that many of us long for the serenity in simplicity.

My design philosophy is to pare a concept to its essence, like a haiku. The company was founded on a simple gift; a lingerie set I made out of embroidered handkerchiefs and gave to Lida for her birthday.

MET Costume Institute_Gift of Gale Epstein

In 1977, I made a bra and panty set from vintage handkerchiefs as a birthday gift for my friend Lida. From this simple gift, our company was born.

After 38 years, Hanky Panky is still a privately owned company, begun and run by Lida and me. We determined early on that it’s important to manufacture in the United States for many reasons, including the ability to offer high quality  products that endure in fashion and function.

So our theme this holiday season is “simple gifts,” inspired by America’s Shaker tradition of simplicity as well as the Shaker song of the same name. Fortunately, we all need underwear and sleepwear, so Hanky Panky is a simple gift – pretty too.

Gale

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