I don’t even like Banana Republic.

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I know post-secondary institutions tend to blend the line between higher education and corporatization, but this ad I got from the York Alumni Office is particularly disgusting, just in its blatant disregard for impartiality:

Register Now: Fashion Savvy plus 25% off at Banana Republic

Step 1: Fashion Savvy. This is the first event in The Real Life Series: Six Steps to Social Savvy.

York grad Tamara Glick (MBA ’03) will help you find your fashion savvy using models to illustrate the finer points of putting together killer office-appropriate outfits. You’ll learn the five levels of corporate dress for men and women, from formal corporate to smart casual, get a 25% discount at Banana Republic and enjoy wine and cheese! Space is limited, register early.

Tuesday, Oct. 27  6-9pm
Banana Republic (80 Bloor St. W)

Cost: $10 per person

What the hell is this? It even takes place in a Banana Republic! They’re not even trying to pass it off as anything other than a cheap commercial – and you have to pay $10 to be advertised to!

For shame.

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