The Junior Class Board designed sweaters for the Class of 2013. Wait, let’s start again: The Junior Class Board designed 2013 CLASSIC IVY HIGH-QUALITY CREW NECK SWEATSHIRTS. That’s a mouthful. Snark aside, they’re very nice! But though we really do like them, we don’t think we’ll ever loOoOoOove them as much as CB13 does– their new sweatshirt photo shoot in the Quad really puts their last apparel release to shame. Let’s go on a lil’ look-see and check it out, shall we?
Earlier this month, Business Insider compiled a list of the 29 Most Bizarre Economic Indicators in the World, with “The Hemline Index” at #7. This theory, presented by former Wharton professor George Taylor, maintains that economic fluctuations—in stock prices and GDP—manifest themselves in the lengths of women’s skirt and dress hemlines. (“Um, does this skirt make the economy look fat?”)
Yesterday, the same folks over at Business Insider decided to put Taylor’s Hemline Indicator to the test, measuring the recently debuted fall/winter collections of “25 of the most influential designers that show at New York fashion week” compared against their last year’s collections (complete with pictures). According to their thorough analysis, hemlines have indeed gotten shorter this season, so if Taylor’s to be believed, looks like our economy’s in for an uphill ride.
Talk about skirts and stockings!
Lucky Magazine’s latest rank reveals Philadelphia as the 14th best shopping city in the country. From analyzing super – scientific metrics like vacancy rates and Yelp reviews to meditating on the best place to find the perfect shoe, the Lucky editors deem the City of Brotherly Love the 14th most gratifying place to drop some cash on clothes. Plus no sales tax!
uwishunu urges Philadelphians itching to shop to forgo the traditional Rittenhouse locale and instead try Old City’s 3rd Street, Northern Liberties, Chestnut Hill, and even our little University City haven. So the next time you feel like one of the masses shopping for the latest man-sweater at Urban in preparation for a massive snowstorm, remember: It could be worse.
Attention, ladies: Free People, the boho-chic sister of Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie, has just opened for business at 1625 Walnut. As uwishunu reports, this location isn’t the first one in the Philadelphia area– two others are located in Ardmore and the King of Prussia. Take advantage of the fact that this much-loved store isn’t a minute’s walk from your mid-afternoon lecture because for a (very) limited time, you might walk into class feeling trendy and stylish without realizing three other people are wearing exactly the same thing.
Finding places to buy knockoff Penn apparel has been rather difficult lately. Luckily, Bloomingdale’s NY has a newly-spotted crop of Penn sweatshirts and apparel in stock. If the bookstore, Forever 21, Brooks Brothers, or that pseudo Ivy-league line from Abakus Takeout doesn’t have what you’re looking for, make the schlep to New York and pick something up today.
What’s with all the unofficial Penn gear? In a new campaign that makes sense to a resounding no one, Philly-based Abakus Takeout launched an Ivy League-themed holiday collection for those “who didn’t make the grade.” Penn is included, along with Brown, Princeton and those other schools, so if you want a new Penn hoodie that says “Abakus” across the front (Did you guys spot that typo?!?!), then go for it. You could probably bursar something very similar from the bookstore, but these clothes are FASHION because they’re from a BOUTIQUE, so keep that in mind.
“Amidst all the banking EISs and PE conferences we know what you’re thinking: I wish Wharton had its own fashion blog! That’s all that is missing.” Exactly. Between OCR interviews, six hour group meetings, and naps in the Forum Charger Orb, you’re probably left with one thought: “But what about the FASHION???” Your calls have finally been answered.
Some Wharton MBAs and the Wharton Graduate Retail Club introduce The Whartorialist, a blog designed “to promote self-expression and creativity through fashion.” Let’s be real: highlighting fashion and style among perhaps the most uniformly dressed group of people at Penn besides sorority sisters during winter doesn’t seem all that interesting, but it’s actually kind of cool. It gives tips and trends and news in addition to pics and bios of the flyest-dressed MBAs. If nothing else, you can gauge which future business leader’s style might complement yours best in a picture for the New York Times wedding announcements.
Now someone just dedicate a fashion blog to the engineers and we’ll really get excited.
Mary Engle Pennington, you’re awesome. You can mix and match chemicals and build a refrigerator. And that dress? Pretty rad. A friendly tip: the middle part is a tricky look to pull off, and it isn’t doing you any favors. Obviously, it looks good on us, but can you try to change it up a little bit? Promise?
Seniors, that dreaded day is fast approaching: Graduation. While we’ll miss you all dearly (Except for you, super-seniors! Go away! Ew!) and we’re still trying to figure out what life will be like without you, we have one parting gift: the gift of fashion. Need a way to jazz up
the ole’ polyester potato sack your graduation robes? Look no further: the hottest regalia designs of 2011 are here! Make that stage your runway!
Wanna really stand out during Commencement? Do you still have your BeDazzler from fifth grade? Do you still have your tacky design sensibilities from fifth grade? Well, consider bedazzling your robe and cap!