Anyone into fashion knows that hosiery is back in a major way.

But for those who have ever peeked up the chimney on Christmas Eve hoping to catch a glimpse of that jolly, red-suited gift-giver, legwear of a certain kind has never gone out of style — especially when filled to the max with a bounty of delightful treats.

Because there's a little Santa in everyone, WWD asked a handful of diverse — and merrily generous — designers to craft one-of-a-kind stockings and fill each with all sorts of goodies for an imaginary typical customer.

Through Saturday, this haute hosiery — and all the treats therein — are being auctioned on eBay (www.ebay.com/wwdstockings) to benefit Citymeals-on-Wheels, which provides weekend and holiday meals to New York City's homebound elderly.

We at WWD will do our best to deliver the winners their stockings by Christmas Day. But even if they arrive late, such treats as Vera Wang's "Grey Gardens" Broadway tickets, Rodarte's "Tender Is the Night," Marc by Marc Jacobs' ribbon watch, Tuleh's ostrich clutch, Heatherette's bubble-gum-print tank top and Alexander McQueen's skeleton key chain — not to mention the bliss of helping others — will deliver thrills long after that Rockefeller Center tree has turned to mulch. As for the priceless couture stockings themselves, if an instant heirloom isn't worth waiting for, what is?

Rodarte by Laura and Kate Mulleavy wool and silk chiffon stocking with georgette and organza rosettes.
Joëlle Ciocco's face cream, $110.
Libertine's "What Wood
Johnson Do" T-shirt, $225.
Santa Maria Novella's almond
Soap, $45 for a box of three, and gardenia dusting powder, $36.
Payard's chocolates, $15.
Cat Power's "The Greatest" CD, $10.
Gauze pouch filled with gold chocolate coins, $10.
"Tender Is the Night," by F. Scott Fitzgerald, $14.
Steiff's stuffed rabbit, $30.
"Metropolitan Criterion Collection" DVD, $35.99.
Ribbon-wrapped candy canes, $2.49.
Origami swans, $5.36, for 20 sheets of paper.
Doll kitchen set, $13.

Marc Jacobs quilted leather stocking with chain hardware.
Marc Jacobs':
? Votive candles, $40 for a set of three.
? Ivy's fragrance, $65.
? Stinky Rat's cotton polo, $35.
Marc by Marc Jacobs':
? Ribbon watch, $285.
? Silk tie, $59.
? Apple charm watch necklace, $125.
? Woven cashmere scarf, $55.
? Two pairs of leather gloves, $115.
? Two pairs of fingerless wool gloves, $3 to $6.
? Cotton boxer shorts, $10.
? Two plastic totes, $44 each.
? Plastic purse, $14.
? Patent leather belt, $28.
? Three sequin belts, $3.50 each.
? Two jeweled bracelets, $215 each.
? Leather quilted wallet, $148.
? Cashmere hat, $145.
? Cashmere gloves, $45, with matching cashmere blend scarf, $35.
? Cotton and elastic belt, $10.
? Cotton baseball hat, $32.
? Rubber flip-flops, $14.
? Alligator watch, $250.
? Leather wallet with "MJ" logo, $168.
? Silk and cashmere scarf, $60.
? Cashmere blend socks, $35.
? Ribbon belt, $48.
? Star charm watch necklace, $150.
? Two leather bracelets, $7 each.
? Eight resin rings, $3.50 each.
? Resin signature cuff, $68.
? Patent leather and plastic watch, $150.
? Two lipstick pens, $1.50 each.
? Four key chains in various shapes, $5 to $7.
? Heart mirror compact, $5.
? Metal heart necklace, $36.
"The Catwalk Cats" by Grace Coddington with photos by Didier Malige, $32.

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