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School of Fashion

Kristin Kinsky, M.B.A.


Office: Donahue

Tel: 617-243-2423



  • M.B.A., Assumption College, Worcester, MA
  • B.S., Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management, Lasell University, Newton, MA


  • FASH 101 The Business of Fashion
  • FASH 102 The Fashion Consumer
  • FASH 201 Merchandise Planning & Control
  • FASH 211 Retail Management
  • FASH 302 Retail Operations
  • FASH 401 Fashion Industry Professional Development
  • FASH 409X studio1851: Running a Pop-Up

Professor Kristin Kinsky joined Lasell University as a full-time faculty member in the fall of 2015, after working 4 years as an adjunct professor in the Fashion Department. Professor Kinsky brings with her over 20 years of experience in both merchandising and retail management with such companies as Macy's, Lord & Taylor, Jones Apparel Group, and The Limited Brands Inc. In her various positions she has covered multiple regions and has been involved in product launches, training, management, writing corporate merchandising guidelines, visual, event planning, fashion shows, and sales analysis. Over the past 5 years, Professor Kinsky has worked to introduce Lasell students to the Fashion and Retail Industry through her own experience as well as through field trips to apparel shows, major department stores, and NYC. She has invited industry professionals into her classroom to engage and educate the students on current events, new technologies, careers, and successful business models.

Over the past academic year, Professor Kinsky has taken on the challenge of creating a student-run retail space on campus, studio1851, and invited select students to participate in discussions with senior management, graphic design projects, inventory procurement and control, marketing and promotion, as well as the successful execution and sales responsibilities of running pop up's during the semester. Follow our Instagram pages @studio1851lasell and @lasellfashion to get an idea of some of the fun they are having with fashion!

What is important for your students to take away from your classes?
"It's important that students take away a realistic understanding of the business side of our ever-changing Fashion Industry. It is a tough but extremely rewarding and exciting business, and I want our Lasell students to be truly prepared to succeed. Connecting the classroom with hands-on opportunities within the industry make the courses we teach both relevant and current from day 1 through graduation."