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Trucker Hat, Meet Boat Shoe: Here Comes the Prepster

Boat shoe, meet trucker hat. In style blogs and magazines, fashionistas have begun bandying about a new term: prepster. Is this merger between preppy and hipster the new style that retailers are rushing to embrace?

Fashionistas, Recessionistas and Prepsters: Is Preppy Dead?

Lisa Birnbach's True Prep, the long-awaited sequel to her 1980 opus, The Official Preppy Handbook, looks at how the prep lifestyle has weathered the past thirty years. Although upper class styles in the U.S. seem to be more influential than ever, the question arises: have the old standards of taste and decorum been replaced by something completely -- and incompatibly -- different?