Last week, by chance, I read the tag of my 2009 Opaque Ankle Tights from Express for the first time: Made in USA. I thought; “Really? Cool!” (And notice how I just wrote 2009?! Yes, I’ve had them for a while!)
I decided to look into it some more and pulled out all my tights and stockings, which I always buy at Express, for their great fit, to investigate. The full length body shaping tights are made in USA as well, and the other few styles, all patterned black stockings for festive occasions, are made in Italy. How exciting for a not made in China shopper!
A quick visit to the store (and the online shop); I am happy to say they still offer the American made tights! Hurray. Maybe I should buy another few pairs just in case the ankle ones don’t make it to 7 years… 7 year crisis – isn’t that a thing? Two pairs made right here, obviously excellent quality, for $24 – that’s a pretty good deal.
After further tag surfing in the store, I found the spilt is about 50/50 between made in USA and made in Italy. (Tights and stockings only, socks are China imports.)
Express, you’ve surprised me, and I like it. No reason, what so ever, to go anywhere else! Ever!