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March Madness has almost come to a close...
but why not show your school spirit all year 'round?
There are so many wonderful collegiate collections out there now at all price levels. Whether you're a student or alum, you can find that perfect gift for all occasions! Cheaper options include athletic style apparel from Old Navy (~75 Schools Available; $5.50-23) and bright insulated plastic tumblers sporting your school's patches or graphic designs from Tervis (~270 Schools Available; $13-25) which come with a lifetime guarantee. More mid-range options include sporty totes, gym bags, panties, and apparel from Victoria's Secret Pink (23 Schools Available Online, 39 Schools Available In-Store; $10.50-74.50) and preppy plaid bags and small accessories like aprons and oven mitts from Pomegranate (6 Schools Available; $12-72). If you're looking for a great investment gift, check out the Brooks Brothers collection of ties and shirts with your school's insignia (15 Schools Available; $54.75-99.50), Vineyard Vines's ties and tote bags (~48 Schools Available*; $75-95), or Smathers & Branson's stunning collection of small needlepoint items like wallets, belts, coasters, and key fobs (67 Schools Available; $25-165). If you're looking to be a bit cheeky, Hanky Panky also offers an extensive line of collegiate lingerie (37 Schools Available; $25-53)...
*Vineyard Vines seems to have more schools available at their respective university bookstores. My alma mater does not show up on their website, but I was able to find totes, headbands, ties, and sash belts in the University Shop on campus. Sometimes the schools put in a special order. You can also find some of these items from time to time on Ebay if you're lucky. (See Image Below)
Here are some of my favorite items that I have purchased or given as gifts:
|Stanford & Princeton Ties and Stanford Headband (Vineyard Vines), Stanford Tumbler/Cup (Tervis), and Stanford T-Shirt (Old Navy)|
Is your favorite collegiate line not on here?
Please share it with me in the comments below or by sending a tweet to @HauteontheSpot1