Hello-Hello, and welcome to a *very* brief bit of blather bloggage, as we careen crazily through the holiday weekend.
Frequent readers know we do our best to keep everyone apprised of significant Sales & Savings opportunities; as you would expect, they abound this weekend. We feel obligated to share those with a preppish flavor, beginning with Brooks Brothers.
For an additional 15% off, try using discount code FA101X, it should work for everyone.
Also taking an additional percentage off sale prices, Kate Spade with the extra 25% applicable to online sales only.
All other Lands’ End merchandise is 25% off.
The sale runs through Tuesday.
Ann Taylor is taking an additional 25% off sale merchandise, the promo code is ENJOY25. On a separate note, visitors to the website will see the company’s new collaborative effort with actress Naomi Watts.
Speaking of PRL (Polo Ralph Lauren), we have another quick note, after all, this is Open Weekend. This year’s US Open Collection includes two limited edition pieces done in collaboration with Venus Williams.
But then there’s this. Behold, the US Open Ball Girl Polo; we are showing the Women’s size.
It seems the Polo logo on the front of the shirt is larger than the US Open logo on the sleeve.
But that isn’t the most egregious part of the equation, for in many ways, these symbols are irrelevant. Why? Here is the back of the shirt.
In this space we frequently give Polo Ralph Lauren the benefit of the doubt, perhaps more often than is merited; as we are fond of the company’s non-logoed lines, including the Black and Purple Label collections. But this is simply ridiculous, it approaches corporate narcissism.
“This association is the most significant sports marketing partnership in the company’s 40-year history and includes the creation of an official Polo shirt designed by Ralph Lauren that will be worn by all on-court tournament staff, including ball persons, lines judges and chair umpires.”
The logo isn’t seen on the back of the shirts for the Linesmen and Women,
Nor does one see it upon the Umpire’s Tie.
There’s nary a horse visible on the tie.
Call us crazy, but the look of another officially sanctioned retailer, Under Armour, seems far more appealing. Although difficult to see, the Women’s Polo carries the Open logo on the front chest.
Under Armour seems to understand who owns the event; its logo is done in a discreet same-color embroidery on a sleeve hem.
This one is beyond baffling, it’s just plain embarrassing.
With apologies for sounding like such a crankenstein, we leave you with a Pretty in Pink of a different kind.
How do you wrap True Prep books for customers? In pink paper with coordinating grosgrain ribbon, of course.
We hope everyone enjoys what remains of the extended weekend!