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.
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.