The ISU Apparel Trunk Show is back this month. Today, a special showing of ISU professional and athletic wear will be up for grabs.
From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., shoppers will be able to buy ISU gear in the Bone Student Center’s Circus Room. Last year’s first trunk show, held in February, was highly successful, resulting in a second show for the fall season.
“We’d heard from several people who had no problem picking up Redbird hoodies, tees or jackets at a local store or online, but there really was limited selection for business casual or professional wear sporting ISU logos, especially for women,” R.C. McBride, director of trademark and licensing for ISU, said. “The trunk show was created as an answer to that.”
This year’s show will include many new items up for sale such as vintage logos and full men’s and women’s collections will also be available. Buyers will be able to try on clothes and place orders for their personal choice of sewn logos. The new Redbird Vintage logos will also be an option. Adidas and Nike items will be available, and certain Redbird gift items will also be up for sale.
“I didn’t even know that this existed before,” Deanna India, political communication major, said. “But I would definitely be interested in checking the show out.”
Purchases will be available for pick up in two weeks at the Barnes and Noble campus bookstore in the Bone Student Center.
“The previous show was centered on women’s clothing for spring and summer,” McBride said. “This one will have a fall/winter focus, and we’ve added men’s clothing and the opportunity to purchase gear with logos from the Redbird Vintage line.”
There will also be Illinois State-branded gift items, he added. “It’s great to see so many people from campus and the community who are so passionate about Illinois State University that they want to take every opportunity they can to show their pride.”
Students, staff, faculty and Redbird fans are all invited to come shop for shirts, vests, sweaters, casual wear and other clothing. Validated parking will be available.