While of-the-month services are nothing new--we're well-acquainted with wine clubs, beauty product subscriptions and even monthly coffee deliveries--we never thought we'd sign up to get surprise tights and stockings by mail. Then we discovered Pique, a new monthly subscription club for all things hosiery.
Founded by New York City milliner Satya Twena, this turnkey service is a great mix of surprise and usefulness. Upon signing up ($38 a month), members receive two specially chosen pairs of luxury stockings, leggings, socks and/or tights every four weeks--one of which is typically picked with your unique taste in mind.
The two-a-month quantity (which retails for at least $50, we might add) strikes us as about right, replacement-wise--after all, who doesn't regularly destroy a pair or two? But with high-end brands (think Cynthia Rowley, Ilux and Commando), the experience also feels good and luxurious. How wonderful, for instance, are these back-seamed Gerbe nylons?
Want more than the monthly allotment? Subscribers can redeem discount codes and credits for added merchandise. Plus, anyone (even non-members) can shop Pique’s online inventory anytime.