Monday, September 3, 2007 the process of researching

So, in the process of researching

various vintage lingerie items I plan to sell in the near future, I stumbled upon some of the most intriguing end prices for these vintage delights. Some of these coveted panties, slips, or other intimates are being bid to upwards of $200. Why you may ask? Well, I see a number of similarities in the items being sold. Let me tell you about it!

The highest prices are being paid for vintage Vanity Fair - typically from the late 50's to early 60's era. Consumers of these goodies are enchanted with the quality and lustre of Vanity Fair nylon in the form of panties. The panties are delightfully sheer, with extra wide double mushroom brushed nylon gussets, and include lace or other girlie, feminine adornments. Apparently, these undergarments are becoming increasingly hard to find therefore the demand is rising. Notably, the ones fetching the highest prices are women's size 7, 8, or larger.

Well, let's explore the 'who' behind the demand of these sensual, sleek underpinnings shall we?

For that, I take a journey to the reviews section of Vanity Fair items found on many websites. Here's a few comments:

Full coverage, very comfortable, fit extremely well. Like the selection of colors. Nice waistband. Launder well and dry quickly. (do not put in the dryer!) Seem to last forever.
- Jon

I love the nylon Vanity Fair Panties. They are great to wear everyday with a pair of jeans or going out dressed up in a skirt and nylons. They feel great and you still feel sexy with the full coverage which I like.
- Joey,
These are my VERY favorite Panties. Great fit, construction, great colors, and a very super-silky nylon. I have tried many-many different panties, but I keep coming back to these. Certainly and absolutely the the best panties out there.
- Dawn

I love all of vanity fair products. The quality and workmanship of the product are excellent and have lasted me for a number of years. I would recommend these product that purchase at least one product to see how well they are made.
- Carolyn

You'll notice that the names not only include women, but men. What an interesting concept and marketing group to cater to, eh? So, I wonder, how does one market successfully to men in this market compared to women? Is the marketing concept the same? Different?

Things to ponder I to do more research!

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