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In the Pink Online
Every prep's wardrobe must contain a "Lilly." Palm Beach socialite Lilly Pulitzer has been designing the unofficial uniforms of the affluent at play since the 1960s. Jackie Kennedy was one of the brand's very first fans. New England-based In the Pink is a Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store.
Sizes: 0-16

Shipping: USA (no PO Boxes) & International

Ralph Lauren
Here you can shop all of Ralph Lauren's lines: From pricey Collection and Black Label to less expensive Lauren styles. The site also carries his Golf and Tennis collections and has a design-your-own polo shirt feature.
Free shipping on orders over $195.
Shipping: USA (including PO Boxes, APO/FPO & US Territories) only

Brooks Brothers
This iconic brand has been worn by Cary Grant, the Duke of Windsor, John F. Kennedy, Teddy Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan and Abe Lincoln (who was wearing a Brooks Brothers coat when he was assassinated). Known for its conservative, classic and preppy styling.
Sizes: Regular (2-16), Petite (0-14)

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CK Bradley
Though known mostly for its ribbon belts and accessories, CK Bradley also features a small line of clothing that is perfect for garden parties, wedding luncheons and other semi-formal occasions.

J McLaughlin
New York-based J. McLaughlin has been outfitting men and women in traditional Eastern Seaboard preppy outposts such as Nantucket, Southampton and Greenwich since the 1970s. Says one Nantucket saleswoman quoted in the New York Times, "The old money wears Lily Pulitzer, J. McLaughlin and CK Bradley."
Shipping: USA only

J. Crew
While the preppy set avoids the mall whenever possible, J. Crew is an oft noted exception. This catalog and shopping mall fixture is a more affordable and more casual alternative to Lilly Pulitzer and CK Bradley.
Sizes 0-16, Petite, Tall

Shipping: USA (including PO Boxes, APO/FPO & US Territories), Canada & Japan

Preppy must-have alligator-wear.
Free shipping on orders of $200 or more.

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Vineyard Vines - Preppy sportswear that is especially popular with the guys, but they also have a women's line -- the belts and totes are especially popular.
Sizes: 0-16

Thomas Pink - Ever heard the phrase "In the Pink"? It originated with Thomas Pink, whose hunting coats were the finest an 18th century gentleman could buy. Thomas Pink is located on London's Jermyn Street - residence to the world's finest luxury shirtmakers. It is known primarily for its men's shirts and ties, but it also offers a line of women's button-down shirts, knits and pajamas. Conservative styling that is perfect for any preppy wardrobe.
Free shipping on orders over $280.
Shipping: USA & International

Ben Silver - Like Thomas Pink, this Charleston store is known primarily for its high-end preppy menswear, but they also carry a women's collection.

L.L. Bean - Much of their clothing skews to the 40+ set (pleated front pants, comfort waistbands), but their coats, sweaters and tops are good preppy wardrobe basics for all ages. Their boat totes and duck boots are also preppy "must haves."
Sizes: Regular, Petite, Tall, Women's (18W-26W)
Shipping: USA (including PO Boxes, APO/FPO & US Territories) & International

more Lilly Pulitzer

Pink Wasabi
Lauderdale Lifestyle
Splash of Pink
Leapin' Lizards


Barbour - The English company Barbour makes classic waxed cotton jackets -- perfect for damp, drizzly days.

The North Face - Worn at preppy college campuses everywhere. For outerwear, backpacks and especially fleece -- the Denali fleece jacket is the one to get.

Patagonia - Along with The North Face, Patagonia if the fleece of choice for the college preppy set.