... Or am I just out of touch with legwear world? Here's what got me wondering: The onslaught of holidays catalogs has begun, and although I use a junk-mail removal service,
one slipped through, addressed to my home's former owner. It was from Bare Necessities,
seller of lingerie, hosiery, sleepwear, loungewear and accessories, as well as a few men's items. I was taken aback when I saw several pantyhose items for $30 and upward, up to as high as $340 for wool leggings.
Considering I write for Luxist, you would think I would not be surprised to see the word "luxury" batted around even such a basic wardrobe item as pantyhose. But I was. And then, just two days later, while in a moderately upscale department store, I noticed that Cole-Haan now makes "luxury" microfiber tights for about $30 (not sold online). Sarah Jessica Parker recently was spotted wearing a $250 pair of Chanel pantyhose.
So, I guess I really am out of touch and that legwear can indeed be luxurious, and expensive, but can be an affordable splurge. Check the gallery for some of the pricier hosiery items offered by Bare Necessities, all from Wolford.