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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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Making It In NYC: Maker Movement Exhibit @ the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Last week, a small group of manufacturers, who make everything from fine hardwood furniture to combat apparel to architectural metalwork to, you guessed it, thongs, gathered at BLDG 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard to celebrate the opening of an … Continue reading

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Inspiration Behind the Print: Heirloom Roses

The author has known people to wrinkle up their noses and say, “Old rose? Who would want an old rose?”, as if we were discussing an aged sheep or yesterday’s sandwich. These roses are not old in that way . … Continue reading

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The Perfect Pair: Mothers and Daughters Wear Hanky Panky

I learned my most important lessons from my mother: “Look at the data” (she’s an economics reporter turned biographer); “In work, follow your interests; in love, listen to your mother”; “Let your conscience be your guide”; and, “In shoes and … Continue reading

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Man Overboard! Fashion and the Breton Stripe

Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel knew a good thing when she saw it. In late 1923, Chanel dined with the 2nd Duke of Westminster on the Duke’s yacht, the Flying Cloud, then moored off the coast of Monte Carlo. The Duke’s title, strapping … Continue reading

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Ovaltine Dreams: Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

Methought I heard a voice cry ‘Sleep no more!/ Macbeth does murder sleep’, the innocent sleep,/ Sleep that knits up the ravell’d sleeve of care,/ The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath,/ Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s … Continue reading

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Inspiration Behind the Print: Sun Gods

Hanky Panky’s latest print, Golden Sun, may be fresh on the scene, apropos of fashion’s current fetish with metallic, but sun-worship is as old as the gods. According to Wikipedia.org’s list of 96 solar deities, sun gods and goddesses were central to many … 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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The Potentially Deadly Art of Trousseau-Building

The modern bride-to-be has a wealth of bridal blogs to turn to for help planning her Big Day, including such treasure troves as Snippet and Ink, Lover.ly, Offbeat Bride, and DIY Bride. But to whom could the 19th century American … Continue reading

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