Fashion rules are normally based on colors, textures and patterns, but Auburn Athletics has made transparency the new trend for gameday fashion.
The clear-bag policy enforced at Jordan-Hare Stadium requires that all purses and bags be see-through to ensure safety for games, which began for the 2016 season. More venues, like concerts, are also requiring clear bags nowadays.
The Auburn Family, always fashionable, eventually found ways to incorporate style with their clear bags.
Local boutiques started selling clear purses to accommodate any sense of style. Trendy, grungy, neutral or natural, there is a purse for everyone, available in Auburn or online.
Behind the Glass Boutique in downtown Auburn is down to their last purses since their original shipments in the beginning of the semester. Prices range from around $40 and up, and Anna Brown, Behind the Glass employee and junior in apparel merchandising, said the best seller was a smaller, rounded purse.
“It’s becoming a more widely accepted rule,” Brown said. “It’s not just for football games anymore. People are buying nicer ones because it’s not something you’re going to just throw away. It’s becoming a staple to have.”
Brown sports a rounded, tan and neutral bag on gamedays that goes with all of her toned-down orange and blue pieces.
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At Therapy Boutique on Magnolia Avenue, Madison McDaniel, an employee, said the shop was cleaned out of the clear purses fast after everyone was coming in on gamedays searching for a cute one.
“[A clear purse] is just a staple piece that everyone had to have,” McDaniel said. “Everyone wanted more fashionable ones, more than you can get at a drug store. All of them are under $50.”
Therapy Boutique’s hosts focused on getting different leathers, textures and neutral colors available for the Auburn Family in need of a fashion forward bag.
Price tags can run high, but some students turn to online retailers, like Amazon, to find affordable options.
Brooke Payne, senior in business management and lover of a good bargain, bought her purse on Amazon for $15. She was excited to find something cute, clear and way cheaper than options she had seen before.
“I always have my purse with me, and with all of the new stadium policies, this makes it a lot easier to be able to have everything I need,” Payne said.
No matter the new policies, the Auburn football community will find a way to bring Auburn-style fashion into their new bag requirements.
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