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Happy 10th Birthday SockShop!

Posted by Danielle

Happy Birthday to us... Happy Birthday to us... It's our 10th Birthday! Okay, well SockShop has actually been around since the early 80's so we're technically in our 30s - but SockShop in its current incarnation is 10 years old!

If you don't know about SockShop, here's our story in a nutshell:

SockShop started back in 1983, founded by Sophie Mirman and Richard P. Ross after Sophie said "People should be able to buy socks and stockings as easily as they buy newspapers", and thus SockShop was born, with outlets conveniently placed on busy city streets, in train stations and in airports. (Now you're probably thinking "oh yeah, I remember those!")

Talk about a throwback! 

Check out these snaps from way back when:

   
SockShop at Manchester Piccadilly Station
SockShop at Manchester Piccadilly Station
  
SockShop at Manchester Piccadilly Station
SockShop at Manchester Piccadilly Station
  
SockShop at Manchester Piccadilly Station
SockShop at Manchester Piccadilly Station
  
SockShop at London Euston Train Station
SockShop at London Euston Train Station
   
SockShop's online store was launched in 2004 and, since its acquisition by the Ruia Group in 2006, SockShop has become primarily an online retailer. From the days of offering little more than 30 products, SockShop.co.uk is now home to the World's Largest Sock Selection, with thousands of products from more than 75 brands, including in-house names such as SockShop of London, ELLE and Pringle, as well as world-renowned names like Nike, Calvin Klein and Puma.
 
In the past few years we've reemerged onto the high street, opening up a brand new store in Manchester's Arndale centre, as well as several outlets within Tesco Extra stores around the UK.
   
SockShop - Manchester Arndale
SockShop - Manchester Arndale
  
SockShop - Manchester Arndale
SockShop - Manchester Arndale
  
We hope we've been able to help out with your socks and tights needs at some point in the past decade, and we hope to be helping out for decades to come! Now, help us blow out the candles *takes deep breath*...
   
Birthday cake

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