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Lilly’s Greek Chic Coming for Phone Cases & More

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?”

Lilly Pulitzer Greek Collection

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.

Lilly Pulitzer

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.

Lilly Pulitzer 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.

Lilly Pulitzer You Tube

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.

Lilly Pulitzer

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.

Lilly Pulitzer ΔΔΔ Collection

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.


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1000th Post: Bean’s Big Birthday

Hello-Hello, and welcome to a Wednesday. We are celebrating a bit here at the Prepatorium, this happens to be our 1000th blog post.  Who knew way back when we wrote our very first posts (the first several were actually hosted at Blogger before we switched to WordPress) that we’d ever hit this milestone…?!

In honor of the occasion we are doing a giveaway with LL Bean, they are celebrating a far more notable anniversary, their 100th.  The company has been kind enough to share a copy of their new book, “Guaranteed to Last: L.L. Bean’s Century of Outfitting America,” as part of the prize.

LL Bean

The book is simply wonderful, it is actually covered in canvas just like Bean’s famous boat totes. The book is described on the website as:

“A fresh, engaging look at L.L.Bean’s company story and iconic place in American culture”

It is available at LL Bean, and will set you back a mere $19.12. (I had to think about the price for a nanosecond, but then the synapses kicked in and it made sense, that would be the company’s founding year. The same year the Titanic sank and Fenway Park opened!)

There is a group of limited edition 100th Anniversary merchandise, including these Mini Boat Totes.

LL Bean

To see other 100th Anniversary goodies, click here.

Perhaps nothing is more closely aligned with the LL Bean image than its iconic Maine Hunting Shoes.

LL Bean

Also called duck boots by fans, these are still proudly made in the USA, at LL Bean in Maine. They come in an ever-broader assortment of styles, linings (Gore Tex, wool, shearling, etc.), materials and colors. It seems only fitting that the other item in our giveaway is one of these.

LL Bean

That is a LL Bean Boot key fob, for a size comparison I put it next to a Sharpie.

This one sends the Cute-O-Meter peaking in the red zone.

The winner of the giveaway will receive the Guaranteed to Last book and Boot key fob. Here’s how to enter:

  • For one entry, leave a comment with your favorite LL Bean product
  • For a 2nd/3rd entry(ies) follow LL Bean on Twitter and/or Like their Facebook page and leave a comment telling us you did. (If already doing one/both just let us know in your comment.)

Many thanks to Laurie at LL Bean for making this one happen, we hope LL Bean is around for at least another 100 years. And thanks to our treasured readers, we are blessed to enjoy your company and friendship, by far the very best part of the blog!


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