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Erica M. Reveals Some Secrets Of Her Hosiery


BODY associate publisher Ted Vayos asked designer Erica M. about her new hosiery company in this exclusive interview. » I want to read more and receive info from Erica M.

Notsocks: New Sockless Hosiery Solution Item

Wearing shoes without socks is common for reasons of fit or fashion, but even if a shoe is designed to be worn without socks, sweat could ruin it. Notsocks were designed to keep wetness and odors at bay and shoes intact. » I want to read more and receive info from Notsocks

Wiesner Products Signs Deal for Marika License

New York-based Wiesner Products Inc. has inked a multiyear licensing deal for hosiery under the bodyshaping activewear brand Marika. » I want to read more and receive info from Wiesner Products

CCV Launches Shaping And Slimming Legwear

CCV has expanded its Shape & Slim line with the launch of two microencapsulated legwear products featuring technology to compress and improve circulation in total comfort. » I want to read more and receive info from CCV

Wonder Socks: Bright, Funny, Original, Goofy


Brendan Choi, clearly anxious to build a brand, rather than remaining as just an OEM supplier, created Wonder Socks a little over a year ago. Now he is looking expand the number of retailers who buy from his huge collection of colorful, original and fun fashion socks. » I want to read more and receive info from Wonder Socks

Leg Avenue Introduces Fashion Hosiery Line


Leg Avenue has added a new “fashion hosiery” collection to its wide inventory of legwear, lingerie and costumes. » I want to read more and receive info from Leg Avenue

Falke Opens NC Sales, Distribution Facility


Falke International, the large, Germany-based supplier of hosiery and apparel, has opened a U.S. division, Falke USA, to provide a “dedicated presence for sales and distribution” and warehousing in North Carolina, according to a company statement. » I want to read more and receive info from Falke

Infinity Classics Seeks Sales Reps As It Grows

Infinity Classics, which produces an extensive variety of leg wear for women and children as well as shapwear, maternity intimates and other accessories, is expanding its network of sales personnel, according to Mark Kimmelman, a sales executive who joined the company late last year. Independent sales reps are currently being evaluated for various territories and product categories. » I want to read more and receive info from Infinity Classics

Lady Suzy: Moderate Portuguese Hosiery

Lady Suzy general manager Celia Macedo at CurveNY.

Intecol Hosiery, a firm that was founded in Portugal in 1985, doing both branded and private label business, attended its first CurveNY show in February, with the aim of introducing its Lady Suzy brand to U.S. retailers. » I want to read more and receive info from Intecol Hosiery

MeMoi Launches 2013 Fall/Winter Leg Wear


MeMoi has launched its fall/winter 2013 fashion leg wear collection, including a broad range of silhouettes, colors, materials and constructions. In all, a “myriad of choices provide, all under the general theme of the best in style and quality, all at competitive prices,” according to a spokesperson. » I want to read more and receive info from MeMoi

Delta Has World License For Columbia Socks


Delta Galil Industries, Ltd. has become the exclusive global licensee of men’s and women’s socks for Columbia Sportswear, Ohad Cohn, president of Delta Socks for North America, told BODY. The company will begin delivering product in August. The seasonal collections of Columbia outdoor performance socks include hiking socks, trail running socks, hunting socks, outdoor lifestyle socks, ski socks and snowboard socks. » I want to read more and receive info from Delta Galil

Pretty Polly: Shaping Tights and New Fashion


For spring 2013, Pretty Polly, the UK hosiery brand, has added a new category of shaping tights, as well as a variety of new styles to its existing leg wear collections. The four new shapers “are contemporary in styling, with super-comfortable 3D waistbands, medium level control with flat seams and cotton gusset,” according to a company statement. The “Tummy Shaper Tights,” “Shaper Short,” “Tum & Bum Shaper Tights” and “Suspender Shaper Tights” (which mimic stockings with garters) all have a recommended retail price of $28. » I want to read more and receive info from Pretty Polly

Hyp Licenses CB Sports For Hose, Accessories

Hyp has signed a licensing agreement with CB Sports to produce hosiery and cold weather accessories, including hats, scarves and gloves sold to department stores, specialty chains and sport retailers. » I want to read more and receive info from Hyp

LittleMissMatched In Deal With Delta Galil


Delta Galil USA is acquiring the “trademarks of LittleMissMatched,” a company focused on girls, offering colorful and quirky collections of socks, accessories, clothing, shoes, bags, toys, bedding, home décor, furniture, cosmetics, dolls and bags. Some members of LittleMissMatched senior management are expected to join Delta as part of the deal. » I want to read more and receive info from Delta Galil

Hyp Signs License For One Direction Hosiery

The Band Web Site for One Direction

Hyp has signed a licensing deal to produce socks and hosiery with “icons and images” of the Irish-British boy band One Direction. Global Merchandising Services Inc. acted as the band’s agent in the deal with Hypnotic Hats, Ltd., which produces a variety of accessories, underwear and T-shirts under a wide variety of company owned and licensed brands. » I want to read more and receive info from Hyp

Sock It To Me: Success With Fun, Funky Socks

Carrie Atkinson, Founder of Sock It To Me

“Fun, funky designs, in a high quality sock, with great customer service,” is the way Carrie Atkinson, the founder of Sock It To Me, describes her eight-year-old hosiery firm. She told BODY she is selling to almost one thousand specialty stores, offering “200 sku’s” in men’s, women’s and kids’ styles which wholesale for $4 to $6.50. » I want to read more and receive info from Sock It To Me

French Curve: Feminine, Pretty Hose, Sharp Price


French Curve was back at both MAGIC and Project in August with its collection of over 100 designs of socks, tights and leggings, some in basic colors, but many with dainty feminine or floral designs. Styling is classy, while prices are modest (ankle socks wholesale for $5 to $6; over the knee socks are $8.50 to $10 and stretch leggings wholesale for $10 and go up to $16 for Italian wool cashmere blends). » I want to read more and receive info from French Curve

Mulaire Reports United Legwear Has TicTacToe


According to an e-mail message to BODY on August 3rd from Vic Mulaire of TicTacToe, “I just licensed out our tictactoe name to United Legwear,” adding that that firm has hired some of the “key staff” that worked on the brand. TicTacToe offers socks and hosiery for girls, boys and infants and is listed, along with Cricket Hosiery, as a brand belonging to Baby United, LLC on their website. Baby United, in turn, is now described as “a subsidiary of United Legwear, Inc.” » I want to read more and receive info from United Legwear

’Sock Tights’ By MeMoi Solve Layering Issues

The latest creation from MeMoi is a new-to-the-market product which they call “Sock Tights,” which provide an extra fleece lining from the toes to just below the knees. “Gone are the days where you have to worry about layering your socks and tights for colder climates,” said a company spokesperson. » I want to read more and receive info from Infinity Classics

Frangi Pangi Hires New Regional Sales Manager


Frangi Pangi, the hosiery manufacturer, announced the appointment of Merit Tukiainen as regional sales manager, New England. Merit will be developing wholesale accounts and representing Frangi Pangi at women’s networking and shopping events. » I want to read more and receive info from Frangi Pangi

Spotlight: Complex New Body Stocking Line


Spotlight Hosiery is a company launched late last year that focuses on elaborate body stockings and a variety of other sheer, seamless garments that often combine hosiery, faux garters and a top, all in one piece. Headquartered in El Monte, California, with production in Taiwan, the firm has ambitious plans for expansion in the U.S. Spotlight’s weapon? Its obvious expertise in producing a wide and wild variety of styles in the somewhat less contested body stocking niche. » I want to read more and receive info from Spotlight

MeMoi in Dramatic Expansion of Collection


The big story at MeMoi, the hosiery and accessories division of Infinity Classics, is the dramatic expansion of styles, fashion offerings, colors, textures and accessory categories for fall / winter 2012. The aim, according to a spokesman, is to combine fashion leadership, a one-stop-shopping experience with great value-for-the money, all in one brand. » I want to read more and receive info from Infinity Classics

Planet Sox Ready To Ship Southpole Hosiery

PS Brands, LLC will begin to ship in April a collection of Southpole men’s, ladies’, boy’s, girls’, baby’s socks, hosiery, and infant crib shoes. » I want to read more and receive info from PS Brands

PS Brands Gets N/A Hind License for Socks

Collective Licensing International, LLC, announced a new multi-year agreement with U.S-based PS Brands for the company to license Hind performance socks in the North American market. The Hind performance sock collection is expected to be available this summer at various retail outlets in the U.S. and Canada. » I want to read more and receive info from PS Brands

French Curve Tries Out Its Hosiery at MAGIC

Kaiser Sharif of French Curve and Donna Danan of Perlmanrep with Cosmo stockings

(MAGIC REPORT) A hosiery company showing for the first time at MAGIC (February 13-15) was French Curve, with styles made in both Italy and Taiwan. Owner Kaiser Sharif told BODY that he “always” has a booth at Project, but decided to test MAGIC as well this year. Interviewed on the first day of the show, he had not made up his mind yet about MAGIC. » I want to read more and receive info from French Curve

Falke Legwear Debuts New Shine Collection

Pure Shine 15 legwear by Falke.

New for autumn/winter 2012, European legwear brand Falke has premiered Pure Shine 15 — state-of-the-art transparent hosiery with a seductive shine. » I want to read more and receive info from Falke

Puma Acquires Stake in United Legwear Division

United Legwear Company along with activewear giant Puma have announced that Puma North America has acquired a 51 percent stake in United Legwear’s Puma legwear and bodywear subsidiary. » I want to read more and receive info from United Legwear

Pretty Polly Makes Big Push Into US Market

Latest hosiery look from Pretty Polly.

Pretty Polly, a prominent UK hosiery brand, is in the midst of an aggressive push into the US market. Already selling in several stores here, the company recently hired a New York-based account manager, contracted Brandlink Communications in mid-summer to promote the line and held a press event in New York just last week. » I want to read more and receive info from Pretty Polly

Fogal Opens New York Store and Showroom

Swiss luxury hosiery and legwear company Fogal has opened a new shop and showroom at 785 Madison Ave. in New York City. » I want to read more and receive info from Fogal

Music Legs Unveils ’Always in Stock’

Bestselling hosiery looks from Music Legs.

Music Legs has announced its new Always in Stock Program for its most popular hosiery styles. » I want to read more and receive info from Music Legs

HYD Introduces Bridal Hosiery Collection

Anniversary, a bridal hosiery line by HYD.

Italian premium legwear brand HYD has debuted Anniversary, a line of elegant bridal hosiery meant for the woman looking for luxury on her big day. » I want to read more and receive info from HYD

Xcel, United Legwear in Isaac Mizrahi Deal

Xcel Brands, Inc. has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with United Legwear Company, LLC, giving United Legwear the license to manufacture and distribute hosiery looks for the Isaac Mizrahi New York brand. » I want to read more and receive info from United Legwear

Falke Legwear Premieres 2012 Styles

Style from Falke’s spring/summer 2012 collection.

European legwear brand Falke has released its spring/summer 2012 collection of fashion tights and hosiery. » I want to read more and receive info from Falke

Cellulite-Reducing Hosiery from HYD

Cellulite-reducing WELL 70 hosiery by HYD.

Italian luxury hosiery brand HYD has introduced WELL 70, a fashion hosiery and tights line made with microencapsulated ingredients to reduce cellulite, firm the skin and prevent varicose veins. » I want to read more and receive info from HYD

Hue Legwear Updates Packaging

New packaging for Hue legwear.

Hosiery, socks and leggings brand Hue has updated its legwear packaging for the first time in a decade. » I want to read more and receive info from Hue

Autumn/Winter 2011 Legwear from Fogal

Hosiery from Swiss brand Fogal’s autumn/winter 2011 collection.

Ninety-year-old Swiss knitwear and hosiery brand Fogal has released its autumn/winter 2011 legwear collection. » I want to read more and receive info from Fogal

HYD Introduces Shaping Hosiery

Shaping hosiery from HYD.

Spanish hosiery brand HYD has come up with a new line of pantyhose that works as shapewear. » I want to read more and receive info from HYD

Lip Service Expands With Hosiery Styles

Patchwork tights from Lip Service.

Lip Service is breaking into the hosiery market with legwear designs ranging from fun to sexy to scandalous. » I want to read more and receive info from Lip Service

Pierre Cardin Shows Hosiery at CURVExpo

Hosiery by Pierre Cardin.

Renowned high-end brand Pierre Cardin will be showing an extensive line of revamped classic and trendy legwear at the CURVENY trade show. » I want to read more and receive info from Pierre Cardin

Commando Releases Fall 2011 Hosiery Line

Hosiery by commando.

Vermont-based Her Look Enterprises, manufacturer of commando intimate apparel, loungewear and accessories, has introduced new commando hosiery styles for fall 2011. » I want to read more and receive info from Commando

Falke Legwear Releases Fall 2011 Collection

A look from Falke.

Falke, a European legwear company exclusively represented in North America by Easton International, Inc., has released a new collection for fall 2011 that encompasses a full range of women’s legwear styles. » I want to read more and receive info from Falke

Music Legs Releases New Catalog

Music Legs Catalog Cover.

California-based company Music Legs has released its latest hosiery catalog. » I want to read more and receive info from Music Legs

Hyp Signs WB and Dockers for Hosiery

Hyp, a producer of intimates, packaged underwear, sleepwear, t-shirts, activewear, hosiery, slippers and headwear, “recently signed licenses with Warner Brothers for juniors and ladies hosiery,” and with “Dockers for boys socks,” according to one of the owners, Howard Levy. » I want to read more and receive info from Hyp

Kayser-Roth Gets Jockey Hosiery License

 Kevin Toomey, C.E.O of Kayser-Roth.

Kayser-Roth is now the exclusive licensee for several Jockey sock and hosiery categories, Jockey International announced Monday. This license was previously held by Doris Hosiery Mills, which will continue as the Jockey shapewear licensee. » I want to read more and receive info from Kayser-Roth

Hanesbrands Launches L'eggs Campaign

Hanesbrands announced Monday that its L’eggs hosiery brand will return to television after a 14-year marketing hiatus under the new tagline “You’re in luck: You’re in L’eggs.” » I want to read more and receive info from Hanesbrands

Van Heusen Licenses Name for Hosiery

Philips-Van Heusen Corporation and Basic Resources Inc.’s USA Legwear division have entered into a licensing agreement for socks that extends through 2014. » I want to read more and receive info from Philips Van Heusen

Kim Finds Niche in Poisonous Legwear

Poisonous Legwear styles.

Designer Diana Jung Kim, a self-described “crazy dresser,” was on the lookout for a product with mass appeal that was unique enough for her tastes. » I want to read more and receive info from Poisonous Legwear

Gerbe Partners With Gaspard Yurkievich

Gaspard Yurkievich designs.

Gerbe has collaborated with French designer Gaspard Yurkievich on a hosiery collection that will be introduced at next month’s Paris Fashion Week. » I want to read more and receive info from Gerbe

PS Brands to Make Tapout Socks

Tapout, a mixed martial arts brand owned by Authentic Brands Group, announced Wednesday that it has signed a multi-year partnership with PS Brands, LLC to produce a line of socks. » I want to read more and receive info from PS Brands

New Fashion at MeMoi For Spring

An anklet by MeMoi.

In tending to its customer base of “fun, flirty fashionistas,” MeMoi is launching a variety of trend-driven styles for spring 2011. » I want to read more and receive info from Infinity Classics


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