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MPorium is Open for the Spring Semester!

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Marist chapter.

This Tuesday was the MPorium Grand Opening for the spring semester. Students in the Retail Entrepreneurship class operate the student-run boutique in Donnelly Hall, encompassing four divisions: Buying, Visual Merchandising, Marketing, and Store Operations. The class buyers decide which products to carry in the store, placing purchase orders with their open-to-buy budgets. The visual merchandising team designs the store layout, creating an in-store environment that is aesthetically pleasing and easy to shop. The marketing team designs both digital and print campaigns (follow them on Instagram @maristmporium). The store operations team manages the day-to-day operations and the store’s finances. We visited the grand opening event this week, and had blast shopping the new arrivals! River + Stone, the private label brand sold exclusively at MPorium, also had new designs. Product offerings ranged from bath & beauty, jewelry and home ware. MPorium is open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 10:30-5:00; make sure you stop buy to find your favorite pieces! Check out our top picks from the opening:

1. UR Bath and Beauty bath bombs. 

2. Graphique Notebook. 

3. Look by M Silk Bandanna. 

4. Kitsch Hair Coils. 

5. Five & Two Necklaces. 

Katie Heaton is a Junior at Marist College, where she studies Marketing and Fashion Merchandising. She is perpetually early, and is currently dreaming up a plan to become the next Olivia Pope. A self-proclaimed coffee addict, you may spot her sipping on Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts on the same day. Follow her on Instagram! @katie_heaton