COSTA MESA, Calif. — As the economy stumbles, budget-conscious items and screen-printed T-shirts topped retail buyers' lists at the holiday edition of the ASR trade show.
The event on May 28 and 29 at the Orange County Fair & Exposition Center, which specializes in the action sports apparel market, attracted a range of retailers: national chains such as Macy's; California specialty shops like Huntington Surf & Sport, Jack's Surfboards and Beach Bums Boardshops, and buyers who traveled from as far as Costa Rica and Venezuela.
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