Mane Apparel

Mane Apparel

Mane Apparel is a student-run on-campus program that provides students with appropriate attire for career fairs, interviews, and networking. Inventory includes suits, blazers, skirts, button-down shirts, and more. The only cost to students is a cleaning fee after use.

  • Do you have an upcoming job interview or networking mixer, but nothing to wear? Never fear, the Mane Apparel is here! Beginning Spring 2018 bring your student ID and come “shop” the closet for free in CPD.

    Let us help you land your dream job or interview. You have prepared for this opportunity, why not feel and look your best? Come see what is in our professional career closet.

    How it Works

    1. Stop by Career and Professional Development (CPD)
      No need to schedule an appointment, just visit LMU's Mane Apparel in person at VDA 135, Monday - Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. 
    2. Choose your business attire to rent.
      During your visit you can try on different pieces of professional attire to find a size and style that suits you. You will have one week to use the attire for important interviews, networking events, and other occasions where you want to make a strong first impression. Under certain circumstances, the rental period can be extended to accommodate students who may need to rent attire for periods longer than one week.
    3. Return your business attire after having it dry cleaned for a small fee.
      Before you return the attire, you must have it dry cleaned. Main Apparel will provide you with a coupon for Rowena's Cleaners (8430 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045), or you are welcome to use an alternate dry cleaner of your choice. All you will need to do after that is return the attire to VDA 135 during our regular business hours.
  • We are accepting donations of clean, in good condition, and recent style items to stock our closet. Please consider donating your gently used professional attire.

    The following items are needed:

    Clean, gently-used or new clothing and other professional accessories are requested for men and women, all sizes:

    • Two-piece suits
    • Jackets and blazers
    • Blouses and dress shirts
    • Dress pants and skirts
    • Ties, belts, and accessories
    • Briefcases and portfolios
    • Clothes should be cleaned appropriately and on hangers
    • Clothes should be good to excellent quality and purchased within the last five years/current with fashion

    A donation receipt will be given if requested at the time of donation. Donor must provide:

    • Name and contact information
    • List of items donated with a brief description (Item description may be, for example, five suits, three dresses, two shoes, etc.)
    • Date of the donation and contact information.

    The receipt will only reflect the brief description of the items donated, no monetary amount. We recommend you contact your tax consultant to determine valuation, reporting, and receipting of in-kind contributions. Donated clothing that does not meet the above criteria will be donated to Goodwill.

  • Donations can be dropped off or mailed to:

    LMU - Career and Professional Development
    Attn: Mane Apparel
    1 LMU Dr.
    Von der Ahe 135
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    • We will accept donation drop-offs Monday to Friday anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (excluding University Holidays)
    • Park in the loading zone behind the Von Der Ahe Building for quick drop-offs
    • Let us know when you are coming, and we will arrange to collect items from your vehicle; upon arrival, call our main line at 310.338.2871


To make a donation or for more information, contact us at or 310.338.2871