Style Shop Co- Managers
Co-Managers are responsible for running the entire business and oversee all style shop teams. Our managers remodel the entire store each year with a brand new theme. They also facilitate weekly meetings, create a team environment, and ensure a smooth flow of daily operations.
My name is Cate Stiffler and I’m one of the Co-Managers of the Style Shop. I am a senior majoring in Fashion Business Management, specializing in Buying & Planning and Fashion Management. I joined Merchandising Society my freshman year, and since then I have been the Finance Assistant Manager, Finance Manager, and Assistant Designer Buyer for the Style Shop.
Last year I was a Sales Intern for Zac Posen Collection for two semesters, and this past summer I was lucky enough to be selected for the Macy’s Summer Internship Program as an Omni-Buying Intern. Merchandising Society and Style Shop have helped me make lifelong connections with current members, guest speakers, and alumni.
Looking forward to a great year!
Hi everyone! My name is Michelle Grigal and I am the Co- Manager for the Style Shop at FIT! I am a senior studying Fashion Business Management and I am specializing in Retail Management. As a Freshman I found FIT to be very intimidating and I hadn’t made many friends. Then I was recommended to join Merchandising Society where I participated in volunteer events, listened to guest speakers, and worked my hour in the Style Shop. That’s when I fell in love with Style Shop. I loved that it was completely student run and it was also a space where students, alumni, and faculty could get the opportunity to sell their product.
I wanted more responsibility so my sophomore year I was hired as the Store Operations Manager and then my junior year I was hired as the Finance Manager. Becoming Co- Manager has always been a dream of mine; I have put a lot of time and dedication to get here, but trust me it is worth it! Outside of Style Shop I was the Production Intern for Elie Tahari as well as a Dress Specialist at David's Bridal. I have always said you get what you put into Style Shop! If you are willing to do the work the opportunities will follow. I am looking forward to lead such an incredible team and to grow Style Shop as a business!