Coach donates 2,000 pieces of clothing to Virginia State University

ETTRICK — Virginia State University wants its students to dress for success, and with the help of a major fashion icon, that definitely will happen.

The college announced Wednesday afternoon it would receive almost 2,000 pieces of business professional clothing from the Coach global fashion house. The attire will support participants in VSU’s Career Readiness Program as they prepare for their post-college life in the working world.

The items include dresses, jackets, skirts, pants, shirts and shoes. They will be available to students through the Career Services Center; the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department; the Reginald F. Lewis College of Business Clothing Store; and the Textiles, Apparel and Merchandise Management [TAMM] program. 

VSU said students in the TAMM program will use the donations to help students thrive in the fashion and apparel industries. While the clothing will be used primarily as business attire, the VSU TAMM program will use the donations to prepare students for careers in the fashion and apparel industries. The students will base future fashion designs for a future display window featuring the Coach items.