Introducing Sockadilly

Part of my role as Jean of all Trades is to dabble in lots of things. I write, paint and blog. I’ve been a roller girl and a sport bike rider. I’ve worked as a dog walker, retail manager, and ESL teacher.

Over Thanksgiving, I decided to open an online sock shop. as you can see from many of my style posts, I like colorful tights and fun socks. They’re an inexpensive way to change the look of an outfit. My goal was to source a few suppliers, get a bit of inventory, buy a business license, build a website, and open shop. I gave myself until 2012 to get it all done.

I’m happy to say, I’m ready! Sockadilly.com is open for business. Update: I had fun with my ecommerce adventure but I realize what a lot of work it is. I shut down the site in Summer 2012 but will continue to blog and show you lots of fun sock styles.

cat and socksIn a way, I feel like I’ve come full circle. In high school I worked part-time as a retail sales associate in a hosiery shop. We sold socks, tights, pantyhose and stockings. We also carried swimsuits and exercise wear. I enjoyed that job and my first foray into the business of fashion.

Fast forward to the 21st Century and I have a new avenue for selling merchandise: the web. I’d never dreamed of such a thing back in the 80s. We had no email, web address, Twitter or Facebook accounts–not even a cell phone. Yet the store did well. So let’s see what I can make of my virtual shop.

I’m still adding inventory and I’d love to hear your ideas about what you’d like to see in the store.

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13 responses to “Introducing Sockadilly

  1. Congrats Jeanie! Wishing you lots of success!!! Have any tights in xtra tall for these long legs of mine??? 🙂

  2. Awesome. I love those polka-dot knee socks.

  3. Looks great!
    I’ll put my order in soon!

  4. Thanks for the nice comment 😀

    Also, YAY! Congrats….how cool is your shop!?!?!!

    Here’s to a great 2012!

    xo
    Lizzie
    placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

  5. Congratulations on your new adventure!! This is amazing and very exciting. You are probably the most awesome gal I know.

  6. Congratulations! I’m looking forward to ordering soon! Any chance you might someday add small-size socks? I wear size 5 shoes, so all my super-cute socks have the heel hitting way up on my ankle. 😦 I’ve seen small socks at Wal-Mart but they only come in gym varieties. I’d love to have some nice knee socks (or over-the-knee) that actually fit!

    • Thanks! You might actually be able to fit the small tights I have in stock. None of my tall friends can 😦 But I’m ordering tall sizes soon.

      I can defintely look for small socks. Send me an email with colors and styles you’re interested in and I’ll try to help out!

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