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In keeping with LIM’s 80+ year tradition of “learning by doing,” the College will soon open an experiential retail space right on campus.

Located in Maxwell Hall, in the space formerly occupied by the Bookstore, the shop will feature LIM-branded merchandise, items from student entrepreneurs, and sustainable products. It will also host student-run pop-up events and exhibitions.

Students even have the opportunity to participate in the creative and operational planning of this new store by participating in one of two courses being offered in the Spring 2022 semester by the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies:

Student-Run Concept Shop: Visual Experience
In this class, students will sculpt the shop’s creative direction, including designing and executing a visual plan for the store windows, interior shelf displays, and more. 
For more information about this class, contact Professor Grailing King at:

Student-Run Concept Shop: Retail Experience 
Here, enrolled students will be the “owners” and operators of the retail shop for a semester. This will involve reviewing sales, stocking merchandise, planning for future product, and exploring innovative uses for the location’s spaces.  
For more information about this class, contact Professor Marla Greene at: 

"What we have here is an opportunity to bring our trademark experiential education inhouse," said Dr. Lisa Springer, Provost of LIM College. "Everything students learn at LIM—sourcing and selling goods, visually staging retail spaces, etc.—are things they'll be able to do with this store. With support from our faculty and with their fellow students being their 'clients,' our students will be the ones who determine how the space is used and where the concept goes from there."

VIDEO: LIM students explain their visual approach to the "Concept Shop" project.