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Pitaya

A chain of women's clothing stores.

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On-Campus Store, Pitaya, Helps Fashionistas Find Their Style

  • Feb 17, 2010
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When we get to college, it gets frustrating when you have "no" clothes to wear, and you've exhausted your roommate's wardrobe completely. All you want to do is get in your car and drive to the nearest mall, but wait, your parents didn't let you bring your car down to the University of Illinois. Luckily for our campus, Pitaya is located on Green Street right next to Za's for our fashion convenience.

Now, in terms of actual apparel, Pitaya carries a nice array of pretty much anything for anyone's style. They carry edgy fur vests to tailored blouses to breezy dresses. Their great assortment of plain tees that come in virutally every color fit really well (I own about 4!), and they only cost $12 each. Pitaya was featured on CollegeFashionista.com last semester, and I know many girls on campus that head to Pitaya to pick up stylish frocks for a semi-formal or impromptu date.

In terms of prices, I like to think of Pitaya as a little more expensive than Forever21, but less pricier than Urban Outfitters. Most of their dresses are in the $32-45 range, and their necklaces and more compex earrings start at around $15. And for us College Recessionistas -- I mean Fashionistas -- these prices are not breaking the bank full of our hard-earned cash, or loans, for that matter.

Pitaya is not only a great place to shop because of its apparel, but also because it is clean and organized. Sifting through piles of shirts and shifting hangers to find that perfect pair of jeans at mall shops can be tiresome, but Pitaya is organized in color families (think reds, oranges, and browns all in the same vicinity), and then everything is further organized into tops on the higher racks and bottoms on the lower racks. Navigation is key when shopping; no one wants to get further stressed when stopping in for a quick look-around between classes and mid-terms.

Pitaya is definitely a great place to peruse if you're looking for some new items to add to your fashion selection.

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November 25, 2012
Looks like a wonderful shopping experience for the university crowd.
 
February 18, 2010
Great Review Renee!
 
February 18, 2010
Yeah, it's a really cute little place, and yes, right on campus. Thanks for commenting and helping me out with the tags!
February 18, 2010
My pleasure, and you are so lucky!  Well, I guess I was lucky, too, depending on how you look at it... I went to college in San Francisco right next to a huge, mostly high-end mall.  It was good because I was always looking great in new clothes, but it was bad because it made me broke ;P  By the way, I don't know if you tweet, but I spied your review getting tweeted out in the BestofLunch twitter account.  Congrats! :)
 
February 17, 2010
This sounds like my kind of store.  Is this really on campus?  If so, I'm immensely jealous!  I love the pictures that you posted, and the shirts in that link are too cute.  Great review, Renee!

By the way, if you look to your right, you'll see that I updated the wiki with some factual information, as well as added a couple of tags.  Tagging this topic "fashion" and "clothing" will help put this review into the site's fashion and clothing archives ;)
 
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Quick Tip by . March 11, 2010
I just recently discovered this chain! Everything is always super cute when I pop in. I especially love their accessories.
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Hi all,   I am a Style Guru for college fashion Web site, CollegeFashionista.com. I have always had a passion for fashion, and I feel like my style evolves more with each day. College campuses … more
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Pitaya is an American chain of clothing stores targeted at young women that opened in 1990 with its first store in Bloomington, Indiana.
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