Summertime clothes are showing up on campus
By Mayla Matlashchuk - Staff Reporter
With summer coming on, clothes are coming off as Highline's students adjust to sunnier and warmer days.
Summer clothes are flying off the shelves and the racks at local stores as students strive to look good and feel good.
T-shirts and shorts have been clearing racks as people prefer to wear lighter clothes in summer to feel comfortable in the heat.
"It's been getting too hot lately, so I started to wear lighter clothes," student Liliya Radchuk said.
Kathy Timbas, manager of the Nordstrom Rack at the Auburn Supermall, said summer clothes have been hot sellers recently.
"Lately, Birkenstocks have been selling a lot. And of course, apparel like tank tops and shorts," she said.
Student, Alena Gusen said "I shop at Nordstrom Rack because they always have the perfect clothes for each season. And They've got great deals, too."
The manager of the Vans store, at the Supermall, Taylor Redford, said board shorts sales are sizzling, too, because of the weather.
"Since the weather is warming up, most board shorts have been selling through," she said.
Redford said that the original Vans are a top seller recently.
"A lot of Old Skool Vans, and the Authentic black and white Vans are widely owned," she said.
Student Artem Shuparskiy said that he gets his shoes at Vans because they comfortable and not too expensive.
"I usually get my shoes at Nike, Vans or Adidas, they're comfortable and don't cost that much."
The Manager of Forever 21, Ashley Mor, said that loose-fitting clothes have been blowing up recently.
"Many T-shirts and shorter shorts have been selling quickly since summer is almost here," Mor said.
"Bohemian styles, flowy tank tops and dresses are [some] of the biggest purchases right now," she said.
Student Vita Lopukh said that she shops at Forever 21 for the clothes they have during the summer season.
"I shop at two stores -- Charlotte Russe and Forever 21-- they have cute clothes especially for summer."
Retro clothes are a recent trend and old brands have been coming back lately. Brands such as Champion have been clearing shelves as well as Old Skool Vans or the Authentic black and white.
"People are mostly buying retro brands like Champion. It's a pretty old brand, but it has flying off shelves lately," said Bryen Ronnel, manager of the Tacoma Mall Finish Line.