International field trip

In May, thirty-one students participated in an international field study trip to London and Paris. Professional visits were planned for each day of the trip. In London, the retail students were treated to a behind-the-scenes look at Hamley’s Toy Store (the world’s oldest toy store) and Liberty’s of London (an upscale department store). The group visited the design studios of Prudence, a hat designer for the queen and royal princesses. They also visited the wine caves of Berry Bros and Rudd, the oldest wine merchant in the Britain. In Paris, students visited five-star hotels, Stade de France, and the Louvre. Retail and consumer science students toured Galeries Lafayette and Fauchon stores. A trip highlight was a visit to Louis Vuitton’s private home and workshop outside Paris.

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