If you are looking for a new place to find the latest trends on campus, then Pitaya is the place for you. Located on Green Street, Pitaya is a small and unique clothing store that started in Bloomington, Indiana in 1990. With seventeen stores all over the country, Pitaya has become extremely popular with college students. Everything in the store is arranged in sections by color for dresses, tops, pants, jackets, etc. If you come in on a Friday or Saturday afternoon, the store is bound to be flooded with girls trying on potential outfits for their night out. I went into the store and met the friendly, stylish manager, Anna Anderson, who let me ask a few questions about the store.
CollegeFashionista: What's your favorite part about being a manager at Pitaya?
Anna: I feel extremely lucky to work with such a great group of girls!
CF: : What trends should girls on campus look out for this winter?
A: Definitely sequins, faux fur vests, bright blue suede pumps, infinity scarves, capes in rich fabrics, sweater tights, blazers, and chunky statement necklaces.
CF: What makes Pitaya different from a larger chain clothing store?
A: Weekly we receive new shipments! In that shipment, we receive many styles and within each style we only receive two of each size, instead of mass quantities of the same style.
Anna was also kind enough to let me snap some pictures of new, chic pieces of clothing that the store just received. First is a sequin silver flowy tank. This item is perfect to pair with a black bandeau and a blazer for a potential New Year's Eve party. Next, a black and white dress that is loosely fitted on top but tight at the bottom. With a pair of sheer black tights and this light pink lace necklace, this outfit would be fun and flirty for a night out in Champaign. If you are looking for another option, the flowy deep blue top is perfect with a pair of skinny jeans and tall black riding boots. The chunky necklace ties the whole outfit together. Lastly, if you are looking for a more laid back piece, this is sheer lace light sweater is great for winter. Put it with black leggings and a pair of black ballet flats and you are ready for class on the quad. Check out their website, for more pictures and prices on their stylish clothing. Stop in the store and check out some new trends for winter!