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After The City of Chicago cut the fashion programming last year and the effects that followed, according to DNA Info, a study by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events found the need to keep fashion industry workers in the city or lose them. Since, "aspiring fashionistas" have found studio space at the new Fashion Design Center which opened during last October's Fashion Focus on the top floor of The Bridgeport Art Center. The great part about being in Bridgeport is that these spaces are cheap-cheap-cheap starting at $330 for 180-680 square feet, as a leasing agent Natalya tells us. Included are amenities including WiFi, parking, the occasional Maria Pinto visit and the adjacent gallery space with a stunning skyline view. And there's plenty of opportunity for space and wiggle room on pricing (depending on usage) because since the Fashion Design Center Opened in October only five spaces have been leased.
· Bridgeport Fashion Center to Open During Fashion Focus [Racked]
· Fashion Design Center [Bridgeport Art Center]
· Fashionistas Hope New Design Center Accelerates Industry [DNA Info]
· All Fashion Focus 2012 Coverage [Racked]