By Christopher Smith, Staff Writer
The Student Body Boutique is a student-run store in Hillwood Commons featuring clothing options for college students. The boutique is handpicked by students who work at the boutique from fashion trading shows such as “Coterie” in New York City. The boutique lets students expose themselves to the latest fashion trends of New York City and beyond.
Junior fashion merchandising major Hema Chimpidi, a member of the boutique’s executive board and co-vice president of operations, explained members of the boutique try to find trendy and exciting clothes that students want to buy.
“When we go in we try to find affordable in style clothes that college girls would want to spend money on,” Chimpidi said.
From Sept. 21 through Oct. 5 the boutique is offering an extra 20 percent off their sale section in celebration of the semester starting.
In addition to the opening sales, the boutique is looking to get students more involved in their process this semester.
“This year we want to get the students more involved in the store in terms of what they want to see,” Chimpidi said. “We want to hear from them what they would buy and how much they would spend.”
Freshman fashion major Anna Johnson, the store manager, is excited for what the future holds.
“Although because of Covid, the Student Body Boutique is limited in what events and activities it can put on, I’m really looking forward to this upcoming semester,” Johnson said. “We have a really hardworking and creative Eboard and an amazing group of employees. I have no doubt in my mind that we have what it takes to bring the Student Body Boutique to the next level, and incorporate a lot of new and exciting merchandise into the store this semester.”
The Student Body Boutique members look forward to seeing students back in their store to see the changes made from last year.