Welcome to,,, StockingStore.com !
1960 East Main St
Rochester, NY 14609
"We've been in business for over 20 years"
StockingStore.com was born in a small lingerie boutique in 1986 located in Rochester, New York. The boutique sold lingerie, but we specialized in hard to get hosiery and nylon stockings, and had our own design of garter belts, manufactured for us locally. The first catalog, "Sheer Sensations" came out in 1989.
In 1990, our mail order business really started to take off and the boutique was closed to make more room for the increase in hosiery inventory. During this time it became apparent that the major growth area of the catalog was in stockings, hosiery and garter belts, but the hosiery manufacturers in the USA were beginning to switch over to producing pantyhose and some mills were closing up completely because of foreign competition. As chain stores, like Parklane Hosiery, Alberts Hosiery, and Lady Oris closed, "Sheer Sensations" purchased all of their remaining inventories for sale in the catalog.
With the sudden rise and apparent popularity of the Internet, "Sheer Sensations" became StockingStore.com in 1995. The problem we now faced was the drying up of hosiery manufacturers in the U.S.. That problem is what ultimately lead to making stockingstore.com to being one of the most comprehensive sites for women's hosiery in the world.
With the supply of hosiery merchandise drying up in the U.S., we went overseas on a search for new product. We found high quality lycra-stretch hosiery from Italy, Belgium and Germany. We started importing famous brands from the United Kingdom, like Gio, Aristoc and Pretty Polly. In the small towns of France and England we found boutique manufacturers still making the original 100% nylon hosiery so popular in the 50's and 60's. Some are sold under the manufacturer's name like, Cervin and Gio, while others are manufactured for us and sold under our own stockingstore.com brand as in our "VB" and "RHT" series stockings. We continue to seek out new and different hosiery products and styles to bring to you. In addition to the hosiery products, we have the largest collection of garter belts found anywhere in the world at one store. Some we design and have manufactured ourselves, others come from Europe and the Far East.
"Customer Service you can count on"
Since our humble beginnings, we have had a "hands on" approach to our business. All of our new products are tested and tried by our staff before they are selected to be sold on our web site. Because our products come from different parts of the world, we have made an effort to standardize sizes. For example, our medium sized stockings fit a woman 5'4" and 125 lbs., no matter where it was manufactured. Take a look at our sizing page for a more complete look at hosiery sizing.
If you have any questions or problems, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-800-724-9670. Our "hands-on" customer service reps are available by phone from 8AM to 4:00PM EST, Monday thru Friday. They will give you fast and courteous service and are thoroughly familiar with our products.
"You Can Count on Fast Delivery Right to Your Doorstep"
Fast shipping and discreet packaging are our trademark. Our corporate name, "SCI" (Stockingstore.Com, Inc.) is on our return address on your package. Your in-stock merchandise usually leaves the dock within 3 days, as long as we receive your order by 3PM EST, Mon-Fri. Weekend orders are shipped on the following Monday and Tuesday. Take a look at our shipping page for options and rates.
When you are late for a special occasion and need your items "yesterday", you can choose one of our express delivery options. UPS 3-day Select, 2nd Day Air, or Next Day Air are available for street address destinations, or Priority and Express Mail for PO BOX destinations. If ordering a particular item for a special occasion for rush delivery, we suggest you tell us in the "order notes", when you need the order by or give us a call, at 1-800-724-9670 and make sure the item you want is in stock in the size and color you need.
New Styles and New Brands"
Because we are continually searching the globe for fine and unique hosiery, we have a huge selection of world class brands, plus our own brand, specifically made for us by quality hosiery makers from around the world. We are always looking for new brands and new styles to keep up with new trends. This gives you, our customer, the choice you need and deserve, to get exactly what you are looking for. We are always looking for new brands and new styles to stay ahead of the latest new trends and continue to add accessories like shoes, thongs, corsets, and bustiers to our collection of fine hosiery. We suggest you bookmark us on your "favorites" list and check periodically for new items and special sales promotions. Thank you for taking a look at us, and we hope you like what you see. Remember, we probably have, what you're looking for!