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9 Stores Every Preppy Girl Needs to Know About

If you consider yourself preppy, then you should probably take a look at these awesome stores to shop at. Assuming you already have Lilly and Vineyard in your closet, we’ve found some other super cute stores for you to check out.

From monograms to floral patterns, we’ve got you covered so you can look your absolute best. Check out our picks of stores that are about to become your new obsession.

1. Lauren James



You might not be too familiar with this store. Founded in 2013 by Lauren Stokes, this preppy clothing company is inspired by classics but has a modern twist. This store has many cute items such as southern t-shirts, jackets, blouses, shoes, accessories, shorts, pants and so much more! Make sure to check out their new arrivals so you can look classy and sassy on your campus! You will surely turn heads when you wear a little bit of LJ. 

2. Escapada Living

Calling all southern belles! Mostly popular in the South, this small clothing brand is growing so quickly you’ll want to have their clothing items inside of your closet ASAP. If you haven’t been inside their retail stores, then you’ve definitely seen this brand inside of small boutiques. With bright colors and patterns, Escapada will surely turn heads!

Katherine Gleaton, senior at Presbyterian College, says she wears Escapada all of the time to events, social gatherings and just on a daily basis. “I like Escapada because I’m attracted to their color scheme,” she says. “It’s such a great brand for all kinds of events and I even wear some of their blouses and dresses for sorority functions!”

3. Marley Lilly

Every prep has to know about ML. As one of the best monogram online businesses in America, you’ll definitely need to order your next embroidery from this company. Located in Georgia, Marley Lilly is sure to please their customers by providing many options to purchase. You can order anything monogrammed from a rain jacket, to a cup, to a baby bag! The sky’s the limit with Marley Lilly and every collegiette prep should take a look at them. We promise it doesn’t disappoint!

4. The Lucky Knot

Founded by sisters, The Lucky Knot is a small boutique in downtown in Alexandria, Virginia that has all of the brands you love. Started in 2012, this store is a small business, but they are constantly growing every single day. “We can help you achieve an American classic lifestyle of tradition and a life by the sea,” their website says. Make sure to check out their “Sail to Sable Classic Sleeveless Dress,” so you can look super stylish for the summer! We highly recommend you check out this super cute online boutique so you can see all of the fabulous items. 

5. Lilly Pulitzer


If you don’t have Lilly in your closet, we question whether or not you’re actually preppy. With colorful patterns, a Lilly Pulitzer clothing item is sure to add a little spunk and fun to your closet. Founded in Palm Beach, Florida many years ago, Lilly Pulitzer is an iconic brand for every young woman. We highly recommend you purchase a statement piece for your wardrobe!

Caitlan Walzer, junior at Winthrop University, says that she loves how Lilly is 100 percent original. “Lilly is bright and vivacious and makes me feel empowered,” she says. “With Lilly, summer is 365 days a year. It’s bold, makes a statement and proves that as a woman, you are not only confident in what you are wearing, but confident in yourself. The best part about it is the fact that it all started because of a lemonade stand and a small town woman that wanted to express her passion for fashion.”

Make sure to check out your local stores for a special outfit to splurge on, collegiettes. Lilly patterns are happy and confident, just like you!

6. Vineyard Vines

Just like Lilly, we would be totally shocked if you didn’t have a little bit of VV in your closet. Providing clothing for both women and men, Vineyard Vines is sure to help you look your best on any given occasion. Inspired by Martha’s Vineyard, the two co-founders created Vineyard Vines, which is now one of the most popular preppy clothing companies in the country. If you’re a fan of boating life and fashionable clothing to go along with it, you will surely love VV!

7. J. Crew

If you’re preppy, you have surely shopped at this outlet and retail store. J. Crew offers stylish, simple and chic clothing items for both men and women. You have to have these clothing items in your closet! Known for mixing color blocking with patterns, J. Crew takes a modern twist on a classic look. “We don’t believe there’s just one way to wear an outfit,” the website says, “but we do have a few ideas on how to pull one together.” Next time you hit the outlet malls, make sure to stop in and get a few classic original pieces to add to your wardrobe.

8. Jack Rogers


AKA one of the best and most amazing shoe brands in the entire world! If you’re a prep, you surely own a few (or a dozen) pairs of Jack Rogers. The simple and classic shoes can be dressed up with a beautiful Lilly Pulitzer dress, or can be dressed down with a t-shirt and Nike shorts. Since they are able to go with many things, every preppy collegiette is a huge fan of Jack Rogers because of the simple style. They are available in many custom colors as well as classic colors such as gold, silver, white and black. Make sure you have a pair of these fabulous shoes for your next function!

9. Southern Tide

Hello, southerners! Founded by 23-year-old Allen Stephenson, Southern Tide is your go-to preppy Southern brand. Their slogan reads “Classic. Authentic. Built With Purpose,” and we can guarantee you that they live up to their words. Providing stylish and classy yet casual women and men’s clothing, Southern Tide is one of the biggest preppy clothing brands you’ll see and they surely won’t disappoint. Make sure to add Southern Tide to your closet, we promise you’ll love it!

Catherine is an ambitious twenty-something woman living in Rock Hill, South Carolina where she attends Winthrop University as a mass communication major. She is the President and Campus Correspondent for Her Campus at Winthrop, which she co-founded in November 2014. She has also been a member of the Winthrop chapter of the Association for Women in Communications, and is currently the President of the Society of Professional Journalists chapter at Winthrop. Since being involved with Her Campus, Catherine received an internship at Her Campus Media in Boston, MA. She also currently works as a Chapter Advisor for the company and writes about Grey's Anatomy each week for the site. Because of Her Campus, she has also received writing positions at many publications throughout her 3 years at Winthrop. Outside of her busy lifestyle, Catherine enjoys relaxing with her friends on the weekends and having Sex and the City marathons. She can't live without her dog, family, Cosmopolitan, friends, Starbucks, Instagram, The Bachelor, Grey's Anatomy and of course Chick-fil-A. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @cathclowe!