Pretty Polly

Is there a more recognisable hosiery brand than Pretty Polly? It is difficult to think of one in an instant, and this UK based company is among the most recognised brand names in the world of fashion.
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Brand Profile…

Brand Profile

Ever wonder where Pretty Polly’s name came from? The original name for this brand was formulated way back in 1927 after Harry Hibbert and Oswald Buckland who had formed a company back in 1919 took over a hosiery wholesaler owned by the daughter of a bookmaker who had made some very good money from a horse of the same name. With a parrot for a logo the company quickly grew to become a household name and by 1957 was the number two seller of tights and stockings in the UK. The parrot was retired in 1967 and the logo updated to the more familiar interlinked “PP” we see today.
 
The brand has always been a great innovator in the world of leg fashion. It invented the first pair of seam free non run stockings in the late 50’s much to the delight of women everywhere. The invention of hold ups in March 1967 which meant suspender belts no longer had to be worn was considered so exciting that it was featured on Tomorrow’s World!
 
Similarly, they were the first tights brand to advertise on television in the 1980s showing that the innovation has never stopped for this perennial label. Their current ranges are predictably huge and features many hundreds of leg fashion styles.
 
If you want a modern and up to date hosiery brand which still pays attention to detail then Pretty Polly is a great label with a long tradition!

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