My vintage pantyhose – Miss Canada brand, 100% nylon
I know where! I am so excited, just now I was walking along Main Street and noticed a vintage store called Woo Vintage. I rarely check vintage stores, but I absolutely had to go there because on their sign they had a pair of legs in stockings. So I was hoping that if they carry it, I could buy some vintage stockings or pantyhose for myself.
I walked in and asked for vintage stockings. To my surprise they had a whole basket full of all sorts of different brands! Still unopened, both pantyhose and stockings from decades ago. It’s like a chance to travel back in time and feel what it was like for people back then. What a treasure! I am tempted to go buy the whole basket actually. Here is an example from their online store – vintage Hudson stockings. They also have an account on etsy.
I just couldn’t leave the store without a pair of Miss Canada pantyhose in my hand, a Canadian brand that probably no longer exists. It claimed to be one size fits all. Obviously, the same day I put on that 100% nylon vintage pantyhose. Relatively stretchy, sheer to waist, no gusset, chocolate brown. Yes, for me it fits, but let’s just say I wouldn’t recommended for a lady either taller or heavier than me.
Vintage packaging of Miss Canada brand pantyhose states that the composition of the hosiery is 100% nylon in both English and French. It probably used to be a brand that would sell in department stores, according to the shop owner. One size fits all perhaps would be true a few decades go, but sure not for the modern North American size. The range of 100 – 150 lbs would perhaps be about size Medium.
I did spot a few special brands, like Alferd Sung, for example. I recommend this location if you want to buy vintage stockings or vintage clothing and jewelry in general. Another item that I finally found there that I couldn’t find anywhere else was a pair of oversized vintage clip earrings.
4393 Main St.
604 687 8200
If you are in Vancouver, come and indulge. if you are not, they have a Facebook page and an Etsy store where you can purchase items. Perhaps you may need to check directly about pantyhose though, since it is really one of a kind thing. Once they are gone, they are gone.
Vintage packaging for Hudson, Wonderfit, Phantom, and Fitlon pantyhose.
The treasure basket! An opportunity to buy vintage stockings while they are still around.