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October 05, 2016 2 min read

We have been selling stockings for a long time, and in all those years, we have sent our little hand wrapped purple parcels of glamorous and feminine hosiery to virtually every country in the world.

So, we thought it might be interesting to take a little look at the countries that most frequently buy stockings. The results were incredibly close, and the top ten countries all had similar numbers of customers buying stockings - there was literally very little difference in the scores.

The results are shown below, but the first thing that you will see is that it is never too hot for stockings! Australia and Singapore both feature in the top ten. However, as one customer pointed out (thanks Nicole), it is also never too cold or windy for stockings, with Nordic countries and Canada featuring high in the charts. I guess if you like your stockings, the weather is not going to stop you!

 

The Results

1. United Kingdom
2. United States
3. Canada
4. Australia
5. Sweden
6. Germany
7. Norway
8. France
9. Ireland
10. Singapore
  

Not surprisingly, as we are based in the UK, that clinched the top spot, with the USA following very very close behind. A huge following in Canada and Australia mean we also ship to them both every day. Then it is back to Europe - as we primarily provide luxury European stockings, it makes sense for them to be worn by European ladies. Lastly, we head to the other side of the world, for Singapore.

If your country wasn't in the top ten, perhaps you would like a sneaky look at the remainder of the top twenty countries that buy stockings - here they are: 

Countries 11-20

11. Italy
12. Japan
13. Denmark
14. Hong Kong
15. Netherlands
16. New Zealand
17. Russia
18. Switzerland
19. Finland
20. Belgium
  
Closely following behind is almost every other country. As you can see, stockings are worn all around the globe, and their appeal is timeless. So, never worry about ordering from Mayfair, even if you are the other side of the world. The British Royal Mail visits us every afternoon, collects your pretty parcel, and promptly delivers it to your door.


Lucy x

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9 Responses

Philippe
Philippe

June 23, 2018

Very interesting informations and analysis.
It reveals what I feeled in my diferents trop over countries.
UK is still the top european country for stocking, even if In France many women are stocking wearers.
I have to say that during my several trips in Italy , I’ve never seen any woman in stockings or seamed , maybe I was not lucky !

Phil

Mike Abbott
Mike Abbott

October 19, 2016

Not surprised the UK is top stockings wearing nation – sure it’s been that way for some decades. Back in the 80s, for her thirtieth birthday I got my wife stockings and suspender belt and convinced her to abandon her tights for stockings at a friend’s party. The stockings were black, seamed with pointed heel and, combined with high heels and lbd, she looked absolutely stunning. She became a man magnet at the party and thoroughly enjoyed all the attention from countless good looking fellas, all excited by her seams! She dumped tights and, as she ran a beauty salon, she quickly switched to seamed stockings for day wear too.

Lucy Holmes
Lucy Holmes

October 06, 2016

Hi Eduardo, thank you for the comment. I took a look for you, and found that Latin America countries appears in the ranking at about number 40. That still means you are in the top 20% of all countries we provide stockings too! That should be a cause for celebration! Thank you for your previous orders. Lucy

Lucy Holmes
Lucy Holmes

October 06, 2016

Hi Violetbluesky, thanks for the comment, we hear that point quite a lot, which I think goes some way to explaining the large following in Canada and the US. I’m glad you are appreciating the choice of stockings, it means a lot. Lucy

Violetbluesky
Violetbluesky

October 06, 2016

One thing about ordering from Canada and US is that we rarely see the larger number of top quality lines and fashion (or trend) releases on websites/in stores over here. I order predominantly from UK / Europe because I like new styles and am impressed with the quality of the stockings etc that I can get even at the low/mid price point. People ask me where I buy my stockings and I encourage them to look at overseas sites; we rarely see all of the amazing designs, variety of price points and high quality brands here. (That isn’t to say there aren’t a few available locally, just that you offer more).Keep up the great work.

Eduardo
Eduardo

October 05, 2016

I am from Uruguay and can realize there is no Latin American country in the ranking. I suppose it is due a “cultural” thing. Women in this part of the world do not seem prone to wear stockings. But I myself have ordered and bought many pairs for the different girlfriends I have had throughout my life, including my current wife. I bought them from different stores, including yours, from which I ordered the last pair. Because from time to time I work abroad, I usually take the chance to buy one or two pair of backseam stockings. I love them and more so how feminine women look like when they wear them.

Kelly Spooner
Kelly Spooner

October 05, 2016

I love ordering and taking delivery of my orders, as does my partner ? I have watched Mayfair grow and expand, now selling more beautiful, individual lingerie suited to all shapes and sizes. Well done Lucy! Keep up the hard work searching!

Lucy Holmes
Lucy Holmes

October 05, 2016

Hi Michelle, I agree. I would say that the US, for example, has a huge population, so that skews the results a little. It may well be that a higher percentage of women in France and Italy wear stockings, than those in America. However, as there are more women in the US, and hence we receive more orders, then that means they rank higher in the table. For the next table, perhaps I need to work on sales compared to population levels (reaching for calculator…!). Thanks Michelle, have a good night. Lucy x

Michelle
Michelle

October 05, 2016

I was shocked that Italy wasn’t higher on the list. I’ve been there several times and notice so many women wearing stockings and not pantyhose. France I thought would be higher as well because I notice the same there. I love wearing my stockings to work as well as out at night. Nothing like a mans reaction to seeing you’re wearing a garterbelt with silk stockings.

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