Every UrbanPrepster loves cocktail time, so why not make a celebratory toast a permanent part of your wardrobe with Little Barrel’s “Cheers” Scarf Belt ($58)? Created by a vino-loving California couple in 2007 who couldn’t find non-cheesy wine themed gifts for their wedding guests (ugh, who needs another tea towel littered with grapes or pewter wine charms…ick), Little Barrel makes luxury bags and accessories made of handprinted silk twill that even snooty Aunt Bippy would approve.
A headboard with bright pink, white piping, AND a monogram? Holy hat, it’s an UrbanPrepster’s decorating dream come true. Horchow’s Emporia Headboard (from $1,199) brings a whimsical punch of color to any bedroom, from Park City to Palm Beach. UPs both young and old are sure to have sweet dreams of Martha’s Vineyard, madras, and money while tucked into a bed like this.
Make mealtime a wee bit less nightmarish with a personalized table setting for your little one with these Preppy Plates from Saks ($50). We’re thinking carrots and peas may be slightly more interesting than chicken nuggets when presented on a customized plate and bowl. Made of dishwasher-safe, break-resistant melamine, they can withstand Harrison’s tantrums where everything ends up on the floor and make clean-up easy for mom and dad to boot.
What do you get when you combine two Prep classics? These awesome Ray-Ban Wayfarers with Brooks Brothers’ iconic repp stripe detail ($150). Introduced in 1956, the Wayfarer marked a transition from thin metal eyewear to plastic technology and experienced a heyday in the 50s and 60s. By the early 1980s, however, sales were dismal and the style was on the verge of being discontinued. Thanks to a lucrative product placement deal in 1982 to feature Wayfarers in dozens of TV shows and movies (Risky Business & Miami Vice anyone?), the brand experienced a resurgence of popularity that has continued to this day. Thanks to Brooks Brothers, now you can uniquely sport this enduring sunwear with just the right touch of Prep superiority.
Boden, founded in the UK in the early 90s and introduced to the US about 10 year ago, makes classic staples with a European sensibility for men, women and kids. Their ladies’ skinny belt ($48) in bright, cheery colors is the perfect addition to our Spring wardrobe. We’re sure to get compliments galore from Kitty at Junior League.
Whether a classic Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Rolex Watch or Brooks Brothers Blue Blazer, UrbanPrepsters appreciate a design built to last. It should therefore come as no surprise that many a Saturday we have laced up our Chuck Taylor All Stars, first produced in 1917, to garden, shop or drop off a check for this year’s charity auction to benefit homeless yacht captains. Take your dedication to the cause one step further by personalizing your Converse at The Monogram Studio ($55) but whatever you do, don’t take a ten foot jumper when down by three with less than five seconds left in the game.