As a senior in high school, she received the prestigious Golden Key Award from University of the Arts- an award usually reserved for college students. Spurred on by this recognition, she honed her craft as a merchandiser and quality control designer while working to receive her Bachelor of Science Degree in Fashion Design from the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Sciences.
With over fifteen years in the fashion industry, Crissy has flourished in the woman’s apparel field. She embarked on her own business venture in 1997 and opened a distinctive women’s boutique, Crissy’s Closet, in historical Collingswood, NJ. Crissy Phillips is the president of the American Sewing Guild Enterprise, N.E. Coast.
Crissy designs clothing and accessories for every occasion using an array of exquisite fabrics. Her specialty is couture formalwear and bridal with a fine eye for detail and embellishment. Crissy introduced a new facet of her company in 2003: a men’s fine neckwear line called “Ties That Bind” www.tiesthatbindonline.com.