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About us


The HOSIERIA Company

The pantyhose-stockings-hosiery-shop has been online since May 2003. We decided to call our shop "Hosieria" combining the term hosiery with the suffix "-ia" because just like a pizza can be ordered from a "pizzeria" (pizza parlour) , HOSIERIA is the place to order high-quality hosiery from.

We are specialised in trading brands producing beautiful legwear  for men, women and children. Our range consists of an enormous range of stockings, stay ups, tights, nylons, leggings, arm/legwarmers, socks, over the knee socks plus several accessories. You can choose from more than 20.000 items by more than 40 different internationally renowned high quality manufactures offering you collections available in a diversity of sizes, colours, designs and materials.

Consequently, the name HOSIERIA stands for brand items of utmost quality, available to decent prices to customers of various age and demand in accordance with supplying highest possible service. Whether you opt for fashion or for functionality, whether the item is required for daily use  or for special occasions – we see to your finding the right item as easily and comfortably as possible. Our shop is there for you at any time, 24 hours a day.  

As HOSIERIA is a legwear speciality shop, we permanently brush up the know-how we have gained about hosiery over the past years, to be able to offer our counsel to you at its best when it comes to questions you may have about manufacturers, material, designs, wearing comfort and technical innovations. Well, you will promptly find us at your service whether your question concerns trends, the ideal fit or the right choice for a special occasion. HOSIERIA is there to assist you in making the right choice.

Our staff currently (as of 2012) consists of 12 employees. At present, we satisfy the demands of customers - many of these are steady customers - in more than 108 countries.

The use of our own logistic added by our personal counselling service to our customers, ensures the achievement of highest quality and satisfaction in all steps required for successful order processing.

About the company and its owner

Ernst Mende, born 1966, married and father of two children, is the founder, owner and managing director of the HOSIERIA company.

Since 1992 he had been working in the branch of marketing and distribution. He had worked since 1999  as a customer consultant and project manager for German major companies such as Telekom, Reemtsma and Unilever. He had studied business administration and succesfully graduated with a dissertation about online marketing which actually inspired his professional move into this branche.

HOSIERIA: Security and Transparence in the World Wide Web

Since 2007, HOSIERIA is a registered and certified member of www.internetsiegel.net: a German association of secure and serious internet shop distributors. As members of the above association, we are annually verified by an outside lawyer in regard of the  security of our online shop. Due to our verified respectability, we have been awarded for the past three years with the Internetsiegel seal of approval for being "a certified and verified online shop for safe purchase".

This seal of approval warrants the following services to you as our customer:

- The compliance of more than 100 quality criterias, inter alia, the federal (German) law of data protection and the law of telemedia for onlineshops.
- Fraud protection by business registration, ID copy and commercial register excerpt of our online shop.
- Guaranteed security for credit card payment by SSL-encryption
- The guarantee you will not find any hidden costs in our shop

Already back in 2009 we introduced the „Verified by VISA“ code and the „MasterCard SecureCode“ as additional security measures for credit card payment. These code enable to additionally verify whether the payment has been truly carried out by the justified credit card owner and serves the protection of your credit card data. Because of many costumers didn`t know about these secure codes and cancel the order process, we decided to disable this feature in July 2012. For sure, the protection of credit cards payments is still guaranteed.

We have been a member of eKomi  since November 2009. eKomi is an independent rating system for services and enterprises. eKomi stands for authentic costumers' opinions and offers a maximum of transparence. We have already gained positive ratings by 4,930 customers which corresponds to a positive quota of 99.89% (as of 2011).

The German Web Address Book has mentioned Hosieria six times in an row to be one of the 6000 most important German internet addresses.

HOSIERIA does not intend to be an anonymous online portal. You are invited to take a look into our day-to-day work enviroment by visiting our blog or by Facebook and Twitter. Furthermore, you will be provided with interesting news, infos on the latest hosieriy fashion trends and granted special offers.

We are located in the beautiful city of Hamburg, Germany. You will find us in the Waidmannstrasse 12D  in 22769 in the quarter of Eimsbüttel/Altona-Nord. If you should come to Hamburg, we would be pleased if you decide to pay a visit to our brickshop. You will reach us Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Please bear in mind we are an onlines shop first of all, so in our local shop we can only offer a limited display of items. So we would like to advise you to choose your item on our site www.pantyhose-stockings-hosiery.com before you opt for a personal purchase in our local shop.

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