Looks like Penn is still on the mind of one Bethenny Frankel, who visited campus last year. (And brought now ex-hubby Jason Hoppy.) The Real Housewife/talk show host tweeted her morning Starbucks run getup to her 1.25 million followers, asking Nick Cannon if wife Mariah Carey would wear such a casual outfit – but homegirl was not-so-casually rocking a Penn hoodie!
She did crack a joke that daughter Bryn would be applying to Wharton, so it’s probably all just a strategy to get the attention of admissions, right? Regardless, the slightly altered (cut that neckline open!) Quaker apparel made a nice look for the Skinnygirl entrepreneur‘s Starbs trip. (Nonfat soy, no foam, no froth, no whip.)
Woah, look at this Penn t-shirt spotted in Saks Fifth Avenue in Chicago! It’s shown here securing the fifth spot, just underneath Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, and Columbia. The next-to-bottom shelf has never looked so fashionable.
In summation, these clothing positions almost have no relation to US News‘ national universities rankings. Almost.
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.
Still haven’t found the perfect gift for the Penn man in your life? How about this nifty sweatshirt? It’s scholarly without pretension. It’s classy, but with the neat alternative vibe of something you might find at Urban Outfitters—and similarly grossly overpriced! This holiday, give the gift that says, “The bookstore was having a 30% off sale…but I shelled out $165 because I love you.” Reap your reward. Thank us later.
Are you feeling inspired? Are your creative juices flowing and overflowing? You’re in luck, because the College Dean’s Advisory Board College T-Shirt Contest is BACK. Here’s your chance to be a real life designer! And also to win a $100 gift certificate to the Penn Bookstore if your Bursar account is hurting.
Logistics, Details, Rules, etc.:
- You must be an undergraduate in the College to submit a design.
- The design must somehow relate to “The College” (as in not Penn as a whole)
- AND, the design must include Penn colors. For which there is an official website.
- Designs can be submitted by e-mailing email@example.com from now through January 16, 2012 (ahh! 2012!)
- Designs will be voted on by the whole entire College and the winning design may be sold in the bookstore!
Because nothing says “affordable fashion” like the University of Pennsylvania. Get it for $17.80 here!
Throw away your Penn hoodies, hats and scarves– New Balance is making Penn-inspired shoes! Yep, the athletic shoe company will soon be rolling out a collection of footwear that is based on the Ivy League. Harvard, Yale, Princeton and all those other fancy schools will also be included.
Expected to come out this month, the collection, part of New Balance’s H710 line, incorporates school crests and colors to try to channel Ivy League taste. We’re not trying to be completely biased, but the Penn shoes definitely look the best. The Dartmouth shoes are boring and the Princeton ones are just plain ugly. Get your favorite pair (Penn, obviously) soon!
Spotted: a Penn shirt for sale in a Pittsburgh (wtf) Old Navy. Although it’s apparently part of their new Sports Tees collection, we can’t find this anywhere on the internet. Not a huge loss, though, because $19.50 seems a bit steep for a place that doesn’t even take Bursar.
Let us know if you see these in any other Old Navy stores. In the meantime, we’ll be dreaming of the day when overly-enthusiastic, conspicuously-diverse prepsters dance in bright colors and Penn swag.