Review: Elly Carezza Luna Piena 60

I’d not heard of the Elly brand until I discovered it on Hosieree.  Elly is an Italian company that was founded by Mr. Ubaldo Elli in 1963.  They started producing just stockings, but then moved to compression stockings and then finally pantyhose and tights.  Today they produce 400,000 pairs per month.  The brand is subdivided into two prominent product lines:  Antistress and Carezza.  I also discovered that they have a sub brand called LUI & LEI, a unisex line for both women and men.  However, it is mentioned into just two places on the website and not identified prominently as a separate line alongside Antistress and Carezza.  The Elly website is rather simple in design and the English side was not well checked for grammar and spelling.  I really think their web presence and website could do with an overhaul!  If it weren’t for Hosieree (and Shapings), I think Elly would pretty much be an unknown brand in the USA, because searches on the brand hardly show anywhere else.

First Impressions
I received a pair of Elly Carezza Luna Piena 60 denier style tights from Hosieree.  The packaging comes in a box, similar to the Fiore Elite styles, and is rather good quality.  The front looks quite old style, but classic European.  The tights are very well packaged, wrapped around card stock and inserted in a cellophane sleeve inside the box.  You definitely get the impression that these are meant to be very good quality.
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Review: Samburu Crys 80 3D tights

Samburu Crys 80 3D

SAMBURU is a subsidiary brand of Cecilia de Rafael, a lower priced economy line targeted for the younger generation.  The general impression has been that you get CdR quality without the higher CdR brand price in lesser packaging.  The Samburu hosiery line is quite small compared to the CdR brand, but there is a growing range of styles being offered.

I decided to sample a mid-range opaque style offered in the Samburu line; the Crys 80 3D. These tights come on a thick card stock hang tag with the material exposed, so you can see exactly what you’re getting.  My order was rapidly fulfilled and quickly shipped from Hosieree.

Samburu Crys 80 granateShown here in granate, extreme magnification

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Upcoming sale at Hosieree

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The USA based hosiery retailer Hosieree, that was recently featured on Tights For Men (here), has a winter sale coming up:

 

You’re invited to our store wide Winter Sale Event at Hosieree.
This is a best time to try a new model for less, or save some money on your favorites.

During this sale new customers will benefit from a 10% discount on ALL regular and sale price items, plus free shipping on orders over $65.00 (after discount is applied)!  This promotion is valid from 12pm (EST) on 02/24/11 until 12am (EST) on 02/27/11.

A valid code is required to process the promotion adjustment on your order.
Please use code FST022712 in the Promotion Code field during checkout. Your discount will be calculated automatically. The free standard shipping offer is valid for orders over $65.00 after the discount is applied and for US destinations only.

Featured retailer: Hosieree

Hosieree headerYou may have seen my earlier posting about Hosieree, an on-line hosiery company based out of the USA, when they were running a special winter sale.  The owner of Hosieree, Yekaterina, was kind enough to spend some time for an interview with Tights For Men.

Introduction
Hosieree has been in business on-line since 2005, selling internationally, and offer a wide range of hosiery products that includes tights, stockings, thigh highs, pantyhose, leggings, socks, knee-highs, and lingerie, plus products for bridal and maternity.  Their hosiery brands are quite diverse, with names like Trasparenze, Falke, Oroblu, Fiore, Gabriella, Cecilia de Rafael, and Levante, among many others (30 and growing).

The interview
I presented several questions for Hosieree about their business, products, customers and future plans:

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USA Retailer Hosieree

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I recently came to know about a hosiery retailer based in the USA called “Hosieree.” They have been in business on-line since 2005, selling internationally, and offer a wide range of hosiery products that includes tights, stockings, thigh highs, pantyhose, leggings, socks, knee-highs, and lingerie, plus products for bridal and maternity.  Their hosiery brands are quite diverse, with names like Trasparenze, Falke, Oroblu, Fiore, Gabriella, Cecilia de Rafael, Levante, and many others (30 and growing). What’s rather unique about Hosieree, is that you can select a brand first and then view all of the product items across the available categories for just that brand.

Hosieree is male customer friendly, whether buying for a female partner or for himself.  In fact, about 30% of their business comes from male buyers.  They have an upcoming existing customer Winter Sale Event that the owner has allowed me to post here.

You’re invited to our store wide Winter Sale Event at Hosieree.
This is a best time to try a new model for less, or save some money on your favorites.

During this sale our customers will benefit from 10% Discount on ALL regular and sale price items, plus a Free shipping on orders over $65.00 (after discount is applied)!  Promotion is valid from 12pm (EST) on 01/19/11 till 12am (EST) on 01/22/11

Valid code is required to process Promotion adjustments on your order.
Please use code WSB100112 in the Promotion Code field at the checkout. Your discount will be calculated automatically. Free standard shipping offer is valid for orders over $65.00 after discount is applied and for US destinations only.

Definitely give them a look!  🙂