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Welcome to studio1851

studio1851 is a retail business run by students from Lasell University's School of Fashion. Starting as a pop-up shop in 2017 and developing into a retail store in 2019, studio1851 offers a collection of unique products that supports its mission of sustainability, giving back, and ongoing education.

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Where It All Began

studio1851 started as an assignment in a Retail Operations course at Lasell. Students were challenged with coming up with a new concept for retail, and they presented their idea of Boutique1851, a student-run retail store on campus. Tees and sweatshirts with student-designed graphics were created, Boutique1851 was renamed studio1851, and the first pop-up shop took place at the December Symposium in 2017.

Where We Are Now

After 2 years of continuously increasing sales, the request for a physical location was finally approved. Students then took on the challenge of creating a retail space out of a classroom and working with local retailers.

The Future

studio1851 intends to continue building on the work that prior students have accomplished each semester. We will expand our product offerings and continue to challenge ourselves to be true to our mission of sustainability, giving back, and on-going education. We will look for opportunities to support and unite our Lasell Community and beyond, by becoming a platform to promote and celebrate the talents of new and aspiring artists and entrepreneurs through both our social media efforts and our in-store visual displays.