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Lady Orva Hosiery
Styles of Vintage nylon stockings
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1 pair of demi toe beige 11" ~ 34"
Opened in 1944 on the Upper East Side, New York, NY
on 34th St. and Fifth Avenue. Defunct since 1988.
I bought these from the Detroit store, on Woodward Ave
at corner of East Grand River Ave across from J. L. Hudson's
in June 1970. It was one of the 20 stores in the eastern cities.
When I held one of these stockings in my hand I thought I was
in the presents of the most luxurious fabric on earth, vicuna
and angora rabbit fur. Slippery satiny soft satin that felt like
I'm holding almost "cashmere". I'm not, kidding you.
It is the finest man made fiber that can be spun.
These Lady Orva's are all the finest vintage
nylons you'll never see again. I inspected
and measured each pair listed here.