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A Hard Goodbye

January 17, 2013

As some of you probably have heard, Ralph Lauren has decided to shut down one of its younger brands, Rugby. This is the brand that brought back the old university style and added the “twist” to the preppy wardrobe. For the past 9 years, Rugby made the skull and crossbones an iconic trend in recent fashion and just as it is leaving, many others are deciding to pick it up.

While this is a very bitter goodbye for all of us (including Rugby fans Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, and One Direction) there is a sweet portion they are leaving customers with: sales. Right now the entire store has been marked down, more than once. On top of that, you can get an additional 40% off online and in-store. Although we love all of their things, here are a few valuable pieces you should try and snag before they close for good on February 2nd.

Striped Ruched Jersey Dress
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The Striped Ruched Jersey Dress is a great piece to add to your wardrobe. The ruching in the middle flatters all body types and it’s comfortable, just like a t-shirt. It can be dressed down with converse or dressed up with a blazer and statement necklace.

Dewitt Tartan Shorts
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If you don’t have anything tartan in your closet, now’s the time to add it. Many of the guys who scoped out Rugby’s men’s line voiced their jealousy over the women’s line offering this particular tartan pattern. The Dewitt Tartan Shorts are great through fall and winter, and are sure to make preppy boy’s covet your style.

Skinny Chapman Shirt
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When shopping anything Ralph Lauren, you can never go wrong with the basics. This Skinny Chapman Oxford is a classic piece for the preppy wardrobe and it’s slender fit is sure to be missed by all Rugby shoppers. The orange color is faded enough appear as a light salmon color, and is great for your spring and summer outfits.

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Taylor Swift sports the Eyelet Ashlee Dress from Rugby’s Summer 2012 Collection

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Justin Bieber in Rugby’s Varsity Jacket from the Fall 2012 Collection

One Direction poses in their own personalized Rugby Varsity Jackets in their shoot with Vogue UK

One Direction poses in their own personalized Rugby Varsity Jackets in their shoot with Vogue UK

Saying goodbye to such a unique brand the delivered the highest styles and quality is hard. But us Rugby by Ralph Lauren fans are at least happy to have pieces of the brand that we can soon call “vintage.”  Thankfully, Ralph Lauren does not disappoint, so we’re sure we’ll see traces of the Rugby legacy in collections to come.

Cheers to Ralph, Rugby, and great sales!

xoxo– Rachel

Photos: Rugby by Ralph Lauren, TaylorSwiftStyle.net, Rugby by Ralph Lauren Facebook, CocoPerez

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