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Last year, the HSG Shop underwent a variety of changes. In autumn 2017, the shop was rebuilt, and in January 2018, a new team assembled under the leadership of Uliana Polykova to run the shop in the future.
"It is important to us to reflect our connection with the city and the region
and to continue to offer our customers fairly traded and sustainably produced goods."
The idea of rebuilding the HSG Shop had been around for some time. The aim was to enlarge the retail space and to provide the interior with a uniform look. Thanks to the good cooperation between the former manager Noemi Ingold, her team and the Real Estate Department, the interior architect Martin Strub was soon found. He reconceptualised the shop space: the office became smaller while the retail space was enlarged. Some of the furnishings were also replaced. Thanks to the active support of all those involved, the reconstruction was realised within a short period of time. The shop welcomed customers again in November 2017.
When Uliana Polyakova took over the management of the shop at the end of 2017, she was joined by Devon Havenith (responsible for marketing and sales) and Lisa Morgenegg (responsible for sales and administration): "We gelled quite quickly in the team and agreed on a course of action. We would like to steer the HSG Shop in the direction of a college shop and renew the textile range, for example. We would like to offer textiles in a uniform range of colours in the future." The team also wants to include new, high-quality leather goods and expand articles for women, for instance a leather suitcase and a chain pendant.
Uliana Polyakova's team are still in the process of implementing their ideas for the HSG Shop. In doing so, they remain faithful to their principles: "We have now included St.Galler Spitzen in our range. It is important to us to reflect our connection with the city and the region and to continue to offer our customers fairly traded and sustainably produced goods."