PB Teen News, Ralph Lauren, Sarah Jessica Parker & Brooks Brothers Sneak Peeks

Everyone fond of Pottery Barn Teen rejoice – the company is opening its first PBTeen store in Atlanta.

Even The Princess, with no teenagers to cope with or decorate for, loves PB Teen.  The vivid, vibrant colors and designs are good for the spirit, and the quality generally very good.  Simply another reason to toddle on over to Lenox Hill and make another contribution to America’s economic recovery…yes?!

It has been an up and down year for Williams-Sonoma, owner of this line and several others. According to  the San Francisco Business Journal, West Elm, Williams-Sonoma Home and PB Teen have all performed very well this year. Unfortunately, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and Williams-Sonoma itself are not doing as well.


And now, a sneak peek at a few upscale perfume and cologne lines, the first from Ralph Lauren.

The perfect size for a stocking stuffer, the flask is sterling silver with a vintage-inspired enamel jockey on the front, ideal for the Lauren equestrian look.

Also on the way, three scents from Sarah Jessica Parker from her new Lovely Collection, available in February 2009.  There will be three different fragrances: Dawn, Endless and Twilight.


Courtesy Photo

According to the story in WWD, the Collection will have an intensive TV and internet campaign.

Courtesy Photo

Courtesy Photo

These will be available as eau de parfum at $38 and $58; there will also be a scented body lotion retailing at $28.

Courtesy Photo

Courtesy Photo

And a reminder on the new Brooks Brothers scents, Brooks Brothers New York for Men and Women in cut crystal bottles that are actually quite attractive.

Courtesy Brooks Brothers

Courtesy Brooks Brothers

As mentioned in an earlier post, this is the first perfume introduced at B2 in fifty years. Brooks Brothers New York scents Men (scroll down to see new scent) and Brooks Brothers New York Women are to officially launch tomorrow in stores and online.  However, as is becoming a more common practice, the items are already available online.

The Moment, the Times’ fashion blog, has an interesting review of the new fragrances.

“Given that feminines are almost always superior to their masculine counterparts (see Light Blue, Rive Gauche, Carolina Herrera, et al), it is always a surprise when the masculine smells better. But perhaps when it’s Brooks Brothers, this should have been expected.”

Hhhhmmm. Apparently this will require personal investigation before we can render a personal opinion. If any of you have remarks on the new scents, you simply must share with the rest of the class.


As we are always on the hunt for new and exciting web sites, today we suggest readers may enjoy a visit to Ivy Style, a relatively new blog.  One of the recent posts is on the “Return of the Young Fogey” and it is really quite entertaining.

Courtesy Ivy-Style.com

Courtesy Ivy-Style.com


We hoped to leave you with some witty thoughts on enjoying a preppy Halloween, but are not doing well on this mission.  There is online advice on How to Dress Like an 80s Prep (rather lacking IOHO), and Diva Village shares their tips for dressing like Nancy Drew, with a cute collage.

Courtesy Diva Village

Courtesy Diva Village

So we’ll merely say Happy, Happy Halloween to everyone – we hope it is warm and wonderful wherever you may be!


Filed under preppy, Preppy clothing & brands, Preppy Fashion, preppy lifestyle, Updates

9 responses to “PB Teen News, Ralph Lauren, Sarah Jessica Parker & Brooks Brothers Sneak Peeks

  1. TCP

    I love the RL flask…though perhaps would employ it for something a little more potable than perfume??And thanks for the tip re Ivy Style…just when I feared I had reached the End of the Internet! Hope you and the PC have a lovely Halloween!!

  2. I love the second pic from Pottery Barn. Maybe i need to get myself a kid so I can dress them and decorate their room all preppy. Happy Halloween!

  3. Seeing as Miley is dressing as Nancy Drew tonight, I might need to check that out 🙂

  4. TCP

    (Forgive me if this posts twice…thought I already commented!) But I love the RL flask, though I think it might e nice to fill it with something a little more potable than perfume! And thanks for the tip about Ivy Style…I’ve added them to my bloglines.

    Hope you and the PC have a very happy Halloween!

  5. I am sort of surprised to read that PB Teen is doing better than PB. In this economy, I would think parent’s would be holding off on the temporary furnishings of adolescence and be saving their money for furniture with more longevity. I bet PB/WS is surprised too.

    Happy Halloween!

  6. I think I need to make a trip to Atlanta!

  7. Preppy 101

    Love that ‘Preppy Time’ collage 😉

  8. I will be in Atlanta next August (yeah, yeah, I know, it’ll be 100 percent humidity)…
    Oh, and for the nickname, howabout PiPi …it’s PeePee in French 😉 If you don’t like it we’ll come up with some others.

  9. Hi,

    Brooks Brother’s La Jolla is holding a book signing party for Lisa Birnbach’s “True Prep: 30 years after the Preppy Handbook” on Sept 26 @ 6:30. It’s a party! So feel free to invite everyone


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