This was a bit disappointing. For years, Victoria’s Secret has been selling some really great hosiery products. I’ve been a fan of them for years. It turns out that Victoria’s Secret has been cutting some corners when it comes to the manufacture and marketing of some of their hosiery products. Here’s the short of it: Victoria’s Secret contracted with a company called Zephyr to design and manufacture some of their hosiery:
the Lace Top Fish Net Stockings, Fish Net Thigh-Highs With Backseam, and Signature Stripe Thigh-High With Bows, to be specific. The Zephyr hosiery were made in Italy and had some very high end construction and design features. The product photography, used on the packaging and in other marketing materials, was done using the Zephyr product. Some time later, Victoria’s Secret cut deals with some of Zephyr’s own subcontractors to manufacture hosiery with less expensive materials and construction techniques. The cheaper hosiery were made in Canada. Victoria’s Secret then continued to sell the lower quality Canadian hosiery in the packaging that showed the Italian made hosiery.
Below you can see some photos of the Italian made hosiery vs. the Canadian made product. Fortunately this manufacturing snafu does not appear to affect their line of full length pantyhose.
Photos courtesy of Gioconda Law Group.