Monthly Archives: July 2018

League’s Starting Line Up: Meet Laura Brewster, Designer

League is the leading collegiate lifestyle brand that you know and love today thanks to our fantastic team members. Our classic styles are designed, crafted, and delivered to bookstores thanks to our behind-the-scenes team. Today, we’d like to introduce you to one of the team members who help to create our iconic styles, Laura Brewster.

Laura joined League just under two years ago, but she’s already made an impression. “I was hired as a Technical Designer, but now I’m working as a Designer,” she said. She attended Kent State University where she earned her Fashion Design degree.

Laura visiting League Central America in El Salvador.

In her non-work hours, Laura loves keeping fit. “I’m an avid runner, spinner, yogi, and Pilates do-er,” she said. She also loves to travel and this summer she enjoyed a solo trip to Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver. When asked why she went solo she said, “I went because I’ve never been, and life is too short.”

Her personal mantra? “Having a balanced mind and body gives you the strength to overcome all obstacles,” she said. For inspiration, she looks to her awesome mom, but she also loves reading Well+Good and WGSN. She also loves podcasts. “I am a big podcast listener,” she said. “I love The Daily, The Life Stylist, Mindbody Green, and TED talks Daily.”

Laura rowing on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.

She loves League products but definitely has a few favorites. “I love The Unwind Collection and our fleece turtleneck,” she told us. She also loves her team members here at League. “The people at League are the nicest, most genuine, and humble people I have met in Philadelphia.”

We are so glad that you are with us at League Laura!

How To Head To Grad School In Style

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Find League at the Penn State Bookstore.

If you’re off to graduate school this fall, congratulations! You’ve joined an elite squad of less than 5% of college graduates. But unlike your first four years of college where you were just a student, grad school also means teaching, presenting, and working much more closely with your professors and advisors.

So what does this mean when it comes to your style in grad school? We’ve got some suggestions.

Shop Your Closet First

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Find League at the Penn Bookstore.

Yes, sometimes you’ll need to be more professional once you’re in graduate school — but that doesn’t mean your undergrad staples like your favorite hoodie are a no-go (you’ll just need one for the new university). When you’re the student in the class, a hoodie with jeans and sneakers are just fine.

Invest In A Good Blazer

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Find League at the Penn Bookstore.

A good blazer is always a smart choice for both men and women. On days you’re teaching or presenting, it can dress up any outfit instantly. You can pair it with more casual pieces to hit the sweet spot of being a student teacher while showing your school spirit.

Stylish Pullover

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Find League at Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore.

College classrooms can be cold, so having something to keep you toasty is important — and sometimes it’s good to think beyond the hoodie for those days you need to look professional. Try a crew with a collared shirt, our Academy Turtleneck, or a zippered pullover like our Saranac Quarter Zip, (not featured).

Ditch The Sneakers

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Find League at the Villanova University Shop.

Sneakers are great and super comfortable, but if you’re leading a class or giving a presentation, you might want to upgrade your shoes. There are many comfortable and stylish shoe options available — just remember to pick something you can walk across campus in and stand in for long periods.

Choose Accessories Wisely

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Find League at the Sun Devil Marketplace.

A great way to look less like an undergrad is to dress up with some great accessories. Bold statement necklaces or watches can really elevate the most casual outfit even when you’re wearing your favorite college gear — as styled here by NYC Fashion Blogger Simply Audree Kate.

Grad school is about learning and honing your skills. Why not put your best style foot forward? Good luck, and congratulations again on getting into grad school!

New Concept Shop In The Volshop At University Of Tennessee

League headed down south to Knoxville to create the latest in-store concept shop in the Volshop, the official bookstore for the University of Tennessee. UT was founded two years before Tennessee became a state, and is the only college holding the collections of papers from three Presidents — Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, and Andrew Johnson, all three Tennessee natives!

We loved the opportunity to create this new merchandising space. Take a look!

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The space gets ready for a new look.
And after! New League signage (in Volunteer Orange, of course) and a few stylish touches really warm up this corner of the store.
Our new 1636 Snap Up fleece on a League mannequin makes us wish it was fall already!
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Knoxville is ALL about game day, so our stadium seat fits right in with these stylish tailgate staples, including our Swing Dress and Clothesline Cotton Crop Top (paired with a denim jacket).
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Dinner break! We asked our hosts at Volshop for the best pizza in Knoxville and they suggested ‘A Dopo’ in Old City!
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Back to work! This four-sided pillar display featuring plenty of Vol Orange Legacy products with the League signage makes great use of the space.
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Nesting tables with League mannequins and signage really inspire school spirit!
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Thanks for having us, Volshop!