If you live in Europe or Russia I’d say there’s a 100% chance you’ve already come across a Calzedonia store. This Italian hosiery brand founded in 1986 and based in Dossobuono di Villafranca di Verona has taken over the Europe as far as legwear shopping is concerned with more than 1300 stores located throughout the continent and sales profiting over 1 billion Euro in 2009. The Calzedonia group also owns the Intimissimi (dedicated mainly to underwear and sleepwear) and Tezenis brands (also dedicated to underwear with a few knitwear and easywear items).
The legwear collections launched by Calzedonia every year have certainly become a breath of fresh air in the legwear universe. Featuring beautifully crafted tights, leggings and stockings they release PDF catalogues (which are available in printed format in their stores) every season which also work as a sort of lookbook giving good advices to buyers on what to wear with their particular styles of legwear. Most of their legwear is sober and chic featuring earthen tones, delicate patterns and some occasional animal prints. Although the prices of their items are a little high they normally have really high quality fabrics and are neatly crafted so in the end they’re worth the investment.
Unfortunately the links to their previous seasons’ catalogues become unavailable for download whenever the company remodels their website, which happens twice a year when they release their new collections so, over the years I’ve been collecting them from their website and searching the web in order to find previous ones that I have missed in order to compile all of them so that they remain available for legwear fans worldwide.
I’m still missing a couple of catalogues since you can notice browsing through the list below, if you happen to have any of those please leave a comment on this post or contact me through the contact form so I can add them to the list.