New hot Cabrini gear in the bookstore

By Michelle Moran
November 18, 2005

Matt Schill

Cabrini’s new clothing line is turning student’s heads with its updated trendy, casual and colorful attire. With winter fashion in full swing, Cabrini’s bookstore provides an outlet for students to shop for warm, yet stylish, apparel.

Bookstore manager Michele Kennedy said, “We try to keep a fresh assortment of clothes around the holiday season because that’s when we are the busiest.”

New additions to the bookstore include fresh hoodies, winter jackets, beanies, fitted hats, basketball shorts and new t-shirts. Along with the classic school colors, new shades are also popping up throughout the store with some of the clothes accented with pink, baby blue and light yellow.

Nikole Czapp, a biology/pre-med major, said “I love the hooded sweatshirts and the pink and light blue colors.”

Hoodies are a staple piece in a college student’s wardrobe. This year the bookstore has plenty of styles, fits and colors to pick from. The sweatshirts are screen-printed or embroidered, which run a little higher in price. Colors of the sweatshirts range from gray, navy blue, aqua blue and pink which all have different versions of the Cabrini logo.

Women’s items seem to have been most notably updated in the store, with an assortment of new fits, colors and screenprints on apparel. The new drawstring sweatpants are trendy, with their cut off bottoms and loose, but flattering, fit. Colors, such as black and gray, adorn the pants with “Cabrini” printed in an Old-English font, which is reminiscent of the popular L.A.M.B. clothing line from Gwen Steffani. Other chic items include new short sleeve t-shirts in pastel colors. The new shirts prove to be a great alternative to the baggy men’s fits that women sometimes are forced to resort to. The tees are decorated with a fun paisley print and the Cabrini logo which gives them a cute appearance, while still incorporating school pride.

Latest men’s items in the bookstore include mesh basketball shorts, fitted baseball caps and winter hats. The new basketball shorts seem to be a popular item with their extra-long length and sporty appearance. The baseball caps are also a popular item in the bookstore which are neutral enough that they can look good on guys or girls. One style that stands out among the hats is an all-white cap with two white C’s embroidered on the front.

To keep an assortment of fits and styles, the bookstore is stocked with clothing that comes from over 10 different vendors, including Jansport and Champion. New arrivals come in periodically. However, most of the shipments arrive at the beginning of each semester.

Items at the bookstore can also be a great place to do some of your holiday shopping. There can be something for everyone in your family, from your parents to young children in your family.

Louis DeFrancisco, a graphic design major, said, “I am probably going to buy something for my parents something for Christmas at the bookstore, so I don’t have to go to the mall, and they’ll like it because it has Cabrini on it.”

Prices at the bookstore can range from $3 for a key chain to around $40 for a sweatshirt. Some of the products are also available online through the bookstore’s website for distant relatives or friends interested in merchandise.

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