After a long, two-year hiatus, the Humber Boutique is re-opening its doors for the new school year.
The boutique, operated by fashion arts and business students, has been closed for the past two years due to the pandemic.
Miranda Patton, a fashion arts and business student, is the acting manager for the Humber Boutique this year and said that it seemed a lot of people didn’t realize the boutique was happening this year.
“A lot of people didn’t even know we had a fashion boutique, since they’ve been here it’s been closed. So, I know a lot of people are excited to see it,” Patton said .
The store is often used for second-year field placements for fashion arts and business students, but anyone enrolled in the program can work there.
“So, any fashion students are welcome to join. It’s mostly for the third semester Fashion Arts as well as Business Students because they do have a field placement,” Patton said.
“If anyone was interested in working at the boutique for their placement, they could just help out,” she said.
The boutique’s grand opening was held on Oct. 4. But Patton said that’s not the only thing patrons should be excited about.
“And then we also have a Halloween countdown kind of sale going on. We’ll have in the future. So, I’m excited for the pop-up events and pop-up shops that we’re gonna have,” Patton said.
While there has been a lot of excitement surrounding the grand re-opening, there is also growing concern amongst Fashion Arts and Business students that the boutique at H334 on North campus a has been forgotten.
Raven Scott, who is in her second year of the program, said the business needs support from students.
“The most challenging part for fashion students with running the boutique would have to be getting the engagement from our fellow peers,” Scott said.
“For the boutique to be successful, we will need all the support we can get from the Humber community,” she said.
The boutique offers a range of both men and women’s clothing, accessories, shoes and more.
Coal Dymock, a third-year Film and Television Production student, is looking forward to seeing what the business has to offer.
“I’m excited to see what kind of things they’ll have,” Dymock said. “I didn’t know we had a boutique, but it’s really cool that they have their own business so they can get experience.”