St. Paul’s School held their annual, open “MISHOP” on Wednesday, June 25 during the fifth day of the Advanced Studies Program. MISHOP is the term used for all the miscellaneous items left on St. Paul’s campus from past years. Organized in the format of a sample sale, the lightly used items are categorized by type of clothing and stacked neatly on long tables. In a matter of nearly 30 minutes, students scavenge and sift through the clothes.
|Students browsing through the MISHOP collection.|
So, how long is the wait, and how can you gain exclusive access?
Sarah Koppelkam, the Studio Arts intern, “Found some ridiculous pants and a green and black zebra print dress with rhinestones.” As an intern, Sarah used her first pick advantage to search for the perfect Playfair ensemble and outfits for dances.
Students who led the line arrived around 1:20 pm. Rachel Choi of Center House, one of the first people in line suggests to “run in there as quick as possible, and know exactly what you want.” Others like Michael Bloomer from Molecular Biology arrived close to 2 pm, but still found some unique clothing for the square dance. Bloomer also discovered a stuffed teddy bear lurking around, “it was a cross between something like The Hills Have Eyes and Poltergeist...it had one eye. I don't believe in ghosts but was that haunted? Yes.”
|Rachel Choi and friends browse through the MISHOP racks.Photo Credit/Copyright of Suzanne Ellinwood.|
Alaina Pribis of Brewster House also arrived late, and left with 13 items, some of which were innovatively reinvented. “I bought a t-shirt that said ‘Sam’s 8th birthday’ and I made it into a cowboy shirt with cow print for the square dance.”
Students with exact change were shuffled into a separate line, the majority of whom stated that they missed out on the opportunity to vote for a charity to donate proceeds to. “No, I didn’t know it existed and I’m very mad at that!” said Alaina Pribis.
“I thought it was an overall great experience and there was a lot of good quality products for everyone. You can’t go wrong. I thought it was affordable so everyone was able to come or participate and I like how it went to charity.” said Braelyn Croteau from World Religions.
Be sure to check out the next MISHOP and sport your stylish finds on campus! Who knows what treasures you’ll discover?