Philadelphia Fashion Is Grown-up

Philadelphia is not just a city of cheesesteaks and Eagles football. Fashion this fall is grown-up, ladylike and sensible.

The Center City District along with The City of Philadelphia and a host of other organizations of Philadelphia, are working together to bring high-end fashion boutiques to the town. The plan is called The Philadelphia Retail Marketing Alliane.

So, are Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo stores here? Will Diane von Furstenberg open a shop on Rittenhouse Square?

Well, not yet.  But in addition to bringing hot stores here, the Marketing Alliance is even more interested in working with young designers. It could ne an artist co-op, or the Alliance will sponsor its own version of Project Runway. Through a partnership, the city hopes to give designers the resources they need to design full collections

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