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Like/Dislike with Alexandra von Paris, Baltimore entrepreneur
Like/Dislike with Alexandra von Paris, Baltimore entrepreneur

When Alexandra von Paris found herself out of a job in 2010, she didn't know how she was going to pay rent. Instead of working for another business, von Paris decided to start her own. Von Paris (Ali for short) founded Route One Apparel, which she said specializes in "edgy, unique designs." Lately, the company has focused on "Maryland Pride" clothing — Maryland flag apparel and an emphasis on other state icons like crabs and Baltimore. Born in Joppatowne, von Paris graduated from the University of Maryland College Park in May 2012 and now lives in Timonium while working full-time at Route One Apparel. Getting Route One Apparel off the ground as a...

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