Hello-Hello, it is a wonderful new week here at the Prepatorium.
For almost two years now we have been asked “Why aren’t there phone cases in the Lilly Pulitzer Greek prints?”
Today we can share the splendid news that there will be just such an item coming this summer.
First, a bit of background on the Lilly Pulitzer Sorority Collection, the company created its initial group of Greek-licensed prints in 2010, shown below.
Delta Zeta, Delta Delta Delta, Kappa Delta and Kappa Kappa Gamma were the first to have patterns designed for them.
In 2011 Lilly took voting online, running a ‘Greek Chic’ contest to select those sororities that would be receiving their very own prints. More than 315,000 votes were cast, winners were announced by Janie Schoenborn, Fashion Director at Lilly Pulitzer. (You can watch the announcement on You Tube.
Those being added to the Sorority Sisterhood included Alpha Phi, Alpha Delta Pi, Delta Gamma, Chi Omega, Kappa Alpha Theta.
A similar promotion was run to select the sororities receiving prints in 2012, results were again announced on Facebook and You Tube. Janie was joined by sisters from the Kappa Kappa Gamma chapter at Rollins College for the big announcement.
This time there were more than 1,000,000 votes and five more sororities were selected to have a print designed for them. Those in the Lilly Print Class for 2012 are: Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Xi Delta, Phi Mu, Pi Beta Phi, Sigma Kappa.
All items in the sorority collection include the Original Tote, Makeup Bag & ID Wristlet, and the wildly popular Murfee Scarves. We show them below in the Tri Delt print, a certain TQM was a founding member of the chapter at a great Midwestern University.
So now the news on what is coming in sorority prints this summer: there will be authentic Lilly sorority iPhone covers (like these), Cold Drink Eco-Tumblers (like these), and Dry-Erase boards (like these).
We’re told these will be available in 14 of the sorority prints, and items should be shipping to us the same time as the Lilly 2012-2013 Agendas, that sounds like the makings of a perfect back-to-school package to me!
We will be taking pre-orders for the collection at the same time we start our Agenda pre-ordering. Because we are sensitive to the pocketbook challenges encountered in school, The Preppy Princess will offer a special volume discount for any orders with 6 or more of the same item. And our $2 shipping for all orders over $75 will be in effect as well, hopefully this will make things a little more manageable for everyone.
We’ll let you know when we know more, and will share pictures as soon as we have them.
Until next time, may your afternoon be as sunny as ours.