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Boutique store Re:So opened and run by Solent university students
4:20pm Thursday 1st November 2012 in News
Selling an eclectic mix of fashion, accessories, publications, furniture, photography and art created by students and recent graduates from Southampton Solent University, Re:So will be run by undergraduates.
The stunning 1,800 square-foot boutique student enterprise store, designed by post-graduate fashion merchandise management student Katie Friedlander-Boss, has officially opened its doors in the city’s Marlands Shopping Centre.
The initiative will teach students how to sell their work at realistic, commercially viable prices, giving them roles in supplying stock and business management, as well as store designers and visual merchandisers.
Solent’s vice-chancellor, Professor Van Gore said: “The main reason for the university to be involved in this project is to enhance the student experience.
“This innovative retail project is one of several initiatives that you will see from Solent as we pioneer different ways of enhancing student employability.”
Tim Keeping, general manager at The Marlands, said: “We have worked closely with students, fashion management tutors and administrators at Solent to create a retail proposition that is uncompromising in working to a sustainable business plan.”
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