Local Focus: Studio V at Harper College

Looking for unique holiday gifts in the Chicagoland area?

You’re in luck! There’s a new boutique that opened up at the end of November that’s full of beautiful, unique pieces you won’t find anywhere else.  It’s none other than Studio V at Harper College.  Yes, at Harper!  Students in Harper College’s Fashion Merchandising program have launched a unique on-campus boutique boasting a variety of handcrafted items.  At Studio V, you’ll find items from Harper faculty and students.

The name “Studio V” is a nod to the five senses, and includes items that indeed cater to all of them. At Studio V, you’ll find garments from fashion professors, jewelry made by fashion students, works from Harper’s ceramics studio, printed cards from the Graphic Arts Department, CD recordings from music professors, and much more.

The store is housed in Harper’s Building V on the west side of campus. The space, formerly used for the College’s plant science program, has been transformed hour by hour by Merchandising students into a boutique and classroom.

The grand opening was Thursday, November 29, but you can visit every Wednesday through Saturday. Studio V is open 11AM to 7PM Wednesday through Friday and noon to 5PM on Saturdays.  You can get to Studio V from the Roselle Road entrance on Harper’s main campus, at 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine, IL.

Check out some of the beautiful photos Harper staff sent my way!

I haven’t had a chance to visit yet, but wanted to make sure I shared this great boutique with you so you had every opportunity to head over. The folks at Studio V were gracious enough to send some photos my direction though, and let me tell you, they definitely make me want to swing on by soon!

Studio V at Harper College

Studio V at Harper College

Studio V at Harper College

Studio V at Harper College

You can view the rest of the photos at Harper’s Flickr. All photos above are copyright Harper College.

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