As a child, I was always fascinated by the big displays of L’eggs pantyhose, or as I thought: Easter eggs filled with nylons!
If you grew up in the 80s and early 90s, you knew that a plastic egg shaped container held untold riches. From quarter machines to those weird chicken coop vending things, cheap prizes were doled out in eggs all the time. Obviously if a brand of pantyhose came packaged in an egg, then that pantyhose was the tops!
Good thing Joyce DeWitt was around to tell us what was so great about these things.
Not to mention that L’eggs are friggen Rockettes-approved.
Another important note: are pantyhose and leggings even advertised for anymore?
Of course, the legs/eggs/egg shaped packaging pun was not lost on me. How clever! But at the same time, L’eggs did come with a lot of extra packaging. How could we reduce/reuse/recycle?
The L’eggs packaging was so iconic that a craft book dedicated to reusing L’eggs eggs was published in 1976. I am not making this up. Hop on over to Crap at Crafts for a review and pictures (if it ever comes back up?).
I can’t recall the last time I saw a display for L’eggs, but I buy my pantyhose at the dollar store like an uncouth commoner. Looks like L’eggs are still being manufactured, but it doesn’t look like they were shat out by the Easter Bunny anymore.