Welcome to our latest blog post collaboration in which we have the pleasure to connect with Anne Tyler from Essex’ee Legs; an online retailer of tights, stockings, leggings, socks and more to suit all styles and budgets.
Thank you Anne. We very much appreciate that you have taken the time to chat with @Rations2R_n_R.
Christine @Rations2R_n_R (C). Our readers would like to know a little about the woman/women responsible for Essex’ee Legs.
Anne @EssexeeLegs (A). My name is Anne, and I am a mother and grandmother, from Brentwood, Essex. I enjoy my family life, and am quite private. I have a passion for fashion, and love social media. My daughter works with me, at Essex’ee Legs.
(C). Please tell us about the inspiration that led to Essex’ee Legs.
(A). Having worked in social research for a very long time, and then running a local community website; I had dreamed about starting an online shop for years. I always felt there was a lack of choice, of hosiery, on the high street, as the items could not be presented very well. I decided hosiery was perfect for selling online, as the images sell the items, perfectly. I decided I would mainly sell items that could not be found on the high street.
(C). How long have you been in business?
(A). We began in 2011.
(C). It would be interesting to learn about your enthusiasm for hosiery.
(A). I am enthusiastic about hosiery all the time, and probably a bit of a bore 😉 . The styles out there, today, are amazing. I am always on the look out for that something that is unique, and also love the classics. I encourage customers to email me if they can’t find what they are looking for, and this sends me on a mission to find styles for them.
(A). I would say stockings are preferred, this season, over hold ups, which I am delighted about. Tights will always be in front, but stockings are selling very well.
(C). We would like to hear about particular challenges that you may have faced as a woman in business.
(A). Everyday is a learning curve, which we thrive on. A couple of years in I was desperate to start my own brand, and hit many brick walls, as I could not find a manufacturer in the UK. I had given up all hope of starting our own branded items, then in 2014 I made a contact with a company who manufacture and source hosiery from all over the world, and the Essex’ee Legs brand was launched.
(C). It would be interesting to know the reasons that you stock the brands that you do.
(A). I stock many brands, and like to try and add new ones, each year. I like to stock high quality premium brands, plus build my own brand.
(C). Are there women; either historical or contemporary, that have been an inspiration?
(A). The list is too long. I love to see and share images, on social media, of past actresses and models in hosiery e.g. Twiggy, Blondie, Marilyn Monroe, and equally am glad to see celebrities today enjoying wearing hosiery.
(C). Where can Essex’ee Legs be found on Social Media?
(A). Twitter: EssexeeLegs
(A). Yes we ship worldwide. We have an excellent relationship with DHL, and offer:
DHL Standard Global Mail
plus very fast:
DHL Express Worldwide.
Essex’ee Legs website may be found at essexeelegs.co.uk and contacted by:
Telephone: 01277 210383
We are pleased to be able to support a small business and, particularly, a woman in business. We would like to thank Anne once more and wish her and her team continued success.
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