Highlights from the Tiger Threads Pop-up Shop
More than 800 suits, dresses, shirts, blazers, ties, pairs of shoes and other accessories went flying off the shelves at Career Services in late February during the second annual Tiger Threads Pop-up Shop.
"This event was awesome. As a freshman and veteran from the U.S. Marine Corps, I am strapped for cash when it comes to buying nice clothes," said Christopher Wilson. "I love the fact that Princeton was able to support me when I start interviews next month."
Career Services launched the Tiger Threads program during the 2016-17 academic year to help eliminate a potential barrier to participation in career-related events by providing access to quality business attire for students in need. The program is comprised of the three components:
- The Closet clothes lending program where students can borrow clothes for professional events
- A series of Dress for Success workshops
- A Pop-up Shop professional attire giveaway event held during the spring semester
Career Services partners with the Office of Community and Regional Affairs to stock the Pop-up Shop with lightly worn, high-quality professional clothes donated by the Princeton community. This year, the Pop-up Shop was held over three days and included an educational component on assembling outfits and free tailoring for students who needed adjustments.