The Retail Store

FLY - FASHION LOVES YOU

FLY - Fashion Loves You is the store for vintage and handcrafted clothing and objects open to the public and associated with FAST Fashion and Accessory Studies and Technology. All FLY projects and activities are managed by the Fondazione di Partecipazione Palazzi - Florence Association for International Education. FLY is located in a sleek, minimalist space at the FAST Palazzo della Giostra campus in Borgo Pinti along with the fashion department facilities. It is a link of creative expression and exchange between the city and the classroom, between our students and the local community. Click here to visit the FLY website.

Shopping at Fly

At the FLY store one can find the creations of emerging Italian designers, high quality vintage and consignment clothing and accessories, as well as unique handcrafted pieces crafted by FAST students. Unconventional items, unique pieces, and handcrafted objects can also be found in the space. The store seeks to narrow the gap between fashion in classroom and on the streets, and its Borgo Pinti location is a perfect fit for the neighborhood considering the presence of vintage and boutique fashion stores in this street.

Student Academic Involvement

FLY is the heart of FAST and its academic activities and mission. FAST seeks to re-polish Florence’s past and present importance in Italian fashion as well as to bring back the handcrafted “lost arts” – straw, leather and knit products – of the city’s local fashion economy. The store space allows for students to grasp issues of fashion marketing, targets, store management, sales strategies in addition to fashion design. Semester internships such as Store Retail and Management are held at FLY in order to foster student involvement in a professional environment and interaction with the local community. This is a place where students’ fashion aspirations came true by offering to the public what they create.

FLY For Fashionable Causes

FLY is a non-profit store. All proceeds are collected in scholarship funds for Career Development programs in Fashion or Accessory Design.

Get involved in Experiential Learning

Individuals with a passion for the world of fashion and accessories and those who wish to experience it professionally may sign up for Experiential Learning through Learn and Serve courses. In addition to courses that are already academically involved at FLY, anyone who seeks a professionalizing experience can get involved as well. Through enrollment in Learn and Serve courses, team members may assist with the areas of FLY operations and management. Learn and Serve is fully taught, supervised, and coordinated by instructors and offers the unique experience of professional integration and development for all individuals, whether they be students, alumni, or members of the local community. Courses may be taken on a credit or non-credit basis. FLY, like its fellow CEMI, is a window to the local community in Florence. It is a space where students can demonstrate FUA’s cultural mission to the public, by sharing the styles of Florence that extend beyond cultural stereotypes.

Contact Info and Store Hours

Borgo Pinti 20r
50121 Firenze
+390552469016 fax +390552476234

Contact: info@fashionlovesyou.it

Website: http://fly.fashionlovesyou.it

Open 12pm-7pm Monday through Friday

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