Sweet Pins is an online boutique for discerning Ladies & Gentlemen, Glamorous Brides, Pin ups and Burlesque Queens looking for luxurious stockings, glamourous hosiery and retro inspired lingerie.
Yes, we do specialize in hosiery – but not your everyday type of hosiery!
We are a one-stop-shop for women stockings and suspenders and we also offer a wide range of high quality fashion tights, thigh highs, fishnets and leggings. Sweet Pins is the only place in Australia where you can find retro inspired lingerie from cult brands like Kiss me Deadly, What Katie Did and Dottie’s Delights. You will love our amazing selection of garter belts, waist cinchers and girdles! And for all the hosiery connoiseurs out there we stock authentic nylon fully fashioned stockings.
As a small boutique we can afford the luxury to source hosiery from all around the world but we like to keep things exclusive and we only purchase small quantities in each style. So if you fall in love with anything on this website we suggest to snap it quickly as it will sell out soon!
A lifelong affair with stockings
At Sweet Pins we advocate glamour and elegance above all things. Not just at night or in specific moments – but as an attitude and a way of life.
Like the best ideas, the Sweet Pins concept started with a cocktail – a few cocktails, to be precise, in a bar overlooking Sydney Opera House. The sun was setting, painting the sky with beautiful splashes of colour. I had just moved to Sydney but that breath-taking view made me realize I was already in love with this city. Inspired by that surreal moment, I finally decided that I was going to take this idea – that I’d had in the back of my mind for years – a little more seriously.
I have always been fascinated by stockings. When I was little, I used to spend hours looking into my mother’s drawers, hoping that I would grow up quickly so that I could wear her sheer black lace stockings instead of my polka dots socks.
Few years later, while studying Fashion in London, I discovered the impact that lingerie and hosiery has had on women throughout history. While researching on the web, I bumped into a website selling vintage nylons. It was a whole new world for me. The first time I slipped into those nylon stockings, I felt incredibly womanly and sexy.
Over the years I have bought an incredible amount of hosiery. And every time I open a new pair of exquisite lace stay ups, silky stockings or colorful, stylish tights, I still feel that thrill. It’s a small treat that gives me incredible pleasure and makes me feel good about myself.
My mission is to share this feeling with as many women as possible. I hope you enjoy shopping on our website and if you have any feedback, please don’t be shy – I’d love to hear from you!