Seventh Avenue at 27 Street
Tuesday, November 19 - Saturday, November 23
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
A Surrealist-themed holiday pop-up shop designed, installed, and merchandised by students in the Visual Presentation and Exhibit Design program with items for sale from The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Thrift Shop will open at FIT’s Pomerantz Art and Design Center on Tuesday, November 19th. Holiday Bizarre — named for its Surrealist and Dada art movement inspirations — will sell new and gently-worn women’s designer fashions, plus vintage pieces.
Clothing, shoes, bags, jewelry, and gift items will range from $40-$300 and feature designers such as Burberry, Alberta Ferretti, Halston Heritage, Marni, Miu Miu, Alexander Wang, Diane von Furstenberg, and Matthew Williamson. Stock will be replenished daily, so customers are encouraged to make repeat visits.
The pop-up shop is the brainchild of the students in FIT’s “Point of Sale” class, and every aspect is student-designed, from the décor (an upside-down Christmas tree, giant 48” eyeball ornaments and 36” lips, and iconic artworks wryly altered for the holidays) to the windows, music, hang tags, and shopping bags. This is the first collaboration between FIT and The Society MSKCC Thrift Shop. 100% of the sales benefit the thrift shop, which supports The Society’s important patient care, education, and research programs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (www.thesocietyofmskcc.org).
Fashion Merchandising Management students will help run the shop, which will be open from 11:00 am - 8:00 pm daily.
Fashion Institute of Technology, a college of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for nearly 70 years. With a curriculum that provides a singular blend of hands-on, practical experience, classroom study, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are affordable and relevant to today’s rapidly changing industries. The college offers more than 45 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace.
Where: FIT’s Pomerantz Art & Design Center, northwest corner of 7th Avenue at 27 Street
When: Daily, 11:00 am - 8:00 pm, Tuesday, November 19th through Saturday, November 23rd.