CU-Boulder Students To Snag Bargains On Business Clothing At 'Suit Yourself' Sale

Published: Sept. 20, 2006

Hundreds of University of Colorado at Boulder students will have a chance to purchase business attire without breaking the bank Sept. 28 with the return of the annual Suit Yourself clothing sale and fashion show.

With suits priced at just $15, coats marked down to $10, and ties, scarves and belts selling for only $2, the sale offers students an inexpensive way to stock up on the professional clothing they need for job interviews or their career.

The third annual Suit Yourself sale will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in room 235 of the University Memorial Center. CU-Boulder students and recent graduates are invited to shop the racks of gently used men's and women's professional clothing donated by community members, faculty and even CU-Boulder Chancellor G.P. "Bud" Peterson. Designer brands including Armani, Brooks Brothers, Jos. A. Banks, Jones of New York, Ann Taylor and Gucci will be available at the sale.

Local radio personality Rafael Medina will serve as master of ceremonies for the lunchtime fashion show from noon to 1 p.m. in the UMC atrium. Student models will display the latest styles from Jos. A. Banks and Target and prizes donated by local businesses -- from Shell gas cards to a cell phone and $100 Men's Wearhouse gift cards -- will be given away to members of the audience.

Organized by CU-Boulder Career Services, the Multicultural Engineering Program and the Multicultural Business Student Association, Suit Yourself attracted more than 500 students last year and has annually raised more than $3,800 for MEP and MBSA. Last year, proceeds benefited the American Red Cross Katrina Disaster Fund. This year's proceeds will fund scholarships for underrepresented students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science and the Leeds School of Business.

"The Suit Yourself sale and fashion show exemplifies the commitment of the Boulder community to helping its university students succeed," said program coordinator Ann Herrmann.

Contributions from Revolution Cleaners and Art Cleaners enabled all Suit Yourself donations to be professionally dry cleaned in preparation for the sale. Several other local businesses donated door prizes, advertising and other supplies and materials.