Where do college students shop? According to an informal poll conducted by WWD in 2003, Gap is the number one spot. Here, we sent six young women shopping with $200 and minimal instruction: Spend $150 at Gap, and $50 anywhere else. Each came away with...
Where do college students shop? According to an informal poll conducted by WWD in 2003, Gap is the number one spot. Here, we sent six young women shopping with $200 and minimal instruction: Spend $150 at Gap, and $50 anywhere else. Each came away with lots of merch perfectly suited to her distinctive sense of style.
TAM TREN, ’06 UCLA, Los Angeles, American literature Her Style: “Moody. What I wear reflects how I feel that day. One day it may be a little punk rock, and the next, more of a relaxed bohemian vibe.” Favorite Labels: Express, Lux from Urban Outfitters, vintage. Gap Picks: Dip-dyed sweater ($38), distressed jeans ($58), khaki cuffed pants ($49.50). “I chose things that are a little different from what I already have, but still with hints of my own style.” Next Stop: Urban Outfitters. “You can find things that fit whatever look you want,” says Tren, who buys a two-toned halter top ($38). Final Tally: $157.51 at Gap; $41.14 at Urban Outfitters. She also spends her own money on a pair of $4 earrings at Urban. SAMUNA THOMPSON, ’05 Purdue, West Lafayette, Ind., hotel and tourism management Her Style: “Accessories, accessories, accessories! You can wear flip-flops, a T-shirt and shorts and still look heavenly with the right trinkets.” Favorite Labels: Gap, H&M, Benetton, Ralph Lauren. In the Dressing Room: Thompson spends a long time trying to make a pair of khaki trousers and white trench coat work, but finally gives up. Gap Picks: A floral print circle skirt ($64), chartreuse ribbed tank ($9.99), white cotton blazer ($49.99, on sale). Next Stop: Hot Line, an accessories store in the local Tippecanoe Mall, where she picks out an eight-pack of gold bangles ($8), gold drop earrings ($8), strappy nude heels ($49.99). Final Tally: $131.42 at Gap; $69.91 at Hot Line. Thompson’s accessories addiction caused her to to go a tad over budget at Hot Line.
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