Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Boyds or Bergdorf?

Hours after armed men burst in to Boyds and stole $300,000 in jewelry from Govberg, the show went on and a film crew turned the Philadelphia-based high end department store into Bergdorf Goodman. The Best and The Brightest staring Neil Patrick Harris (who wasn't in town yet) and Bonnie Summerville (who we watched walk up to a bag and gasp at the sticker shock about half a dozen times) is being filmed in Philadelphia. Boyds didn't just double as the luxury department store, it was also a high end cheese shop. From the mezzanine, the circles of cheese DiBrunos provided looked delectable. With Philadelphia trying to become a major player in providing clothing and space for films, Boyds is trying to make a name for itself. The boutique was responsible for most of Jamie Foxx's wardobe when he filmed Law Abiding Citizen in January. We'll stay tuned to see what other movies will be a part of Boyds future. Do you think Philly has a shot at being the next movie capital of the world?

Boyds or Bergdorf?

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photo by Elizabeth Wellington. My view from the second floor Here we see Boyds doubling as Bergdorf Goodman for The Best and The Brightest being filmed here in Philadelphia.
photo by Elizabeth Wellington. My view from the second floor Here we see Boyds doubling as Bergdorf Goodman for The Best and The Brightest being filmed here in Philadelphia.

Hours after armed men burst in to Boyds and stole $300,000 in jewelry from Govberg, the show went on and a film crew turned the Philadelphia-based high end department store into Bergdorf Goodman.  The Best and The Brightest staring Neil Patrick Harris (who wasn't in town yet) and Bonnie Summerville (who we watched walk up to a bag and gasp at the sticker shock about half a dozen times)  is being filmed in Philadelphia. Boyds didn't just double as the luxury department store, it was also a high end cheese shop. From the mezzanine, the circles of cheese DiBrunos provided looked delectable. With Philadelphia trying to become a major player in providing clothing and space for films, Boyds is trying to make a name for itself. The boutique was responsible for most of Jamie Foxx's wardobe when he filmed Law Abiding Citizen in January. We'll stay tuned to see what other movies will be a part of Boyds future. Do you think Philly has a shot at being the next movie capital of the world?

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