New Hope’s West Bridge Street gaining momentum as fashion center

formal storeIn modern times, anchor fashionistas Savioni at West Bridge and South Main streets have dominated for years, opposite Love Saves the Day, known for its vintage clothing section. Then came the trendy Bliss jewelry/accessory emporium up the hill on West Bridge Street, followed sometime later by Angel Hearts and its take on high-end classic ladies’ wear at No. 12.

Now, another shop is on the way for women with room in their closet and cash to burn: The Sharon C. Boutique at 6 W. Bridge St., former home to sex store Sweet Escape.

Sharon C. bills itself as a formal boutique, with a half-finished front window exploding with sequins, and a phone call to the owner yielding a flustered associate at the Bag Ladies on South Main Street. Opening date is uncertain, but movement is apparent.

And word on the street is that the former Burch & Jones Jewelers location around the corner at 9 N. Main St. will also soon go the way of women’s wear and accessories.

All of which seems promising, as vacancies get filled with related but distinct variations on women’s wear, and New Hope potentially gains its own “fashion avenue.”

9 N. Main St. in New Hope

9 N. Main St. in New Hope

Jewelry at Bliss in New Hope

Jewelry at Bliss in New Hope

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Charlie Sahner

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