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"We like to champion the city. It’s a city that’s on the rise as we all know and...we want to be one of the standard bearers of that growing tide."

Aaron Pierce &
Craig Arthur Von Schroeder
Owners and Designers, Commonwealth Proper

Mary Dougherty
Owner, Nicole Miller; President, MKD & Associates

Nicole Miller started life as a wholesale fashion enterprise in 1989. Four years later, the first Nicole Miller boutique helped spark the Manayunk retail renaissance. The Center City store opened in 1996 and has been thriving ever since.