By  on February 6, 2008

As retailers prepare for a trip to New York for the Fashion Coterie, they say they’re in search of new resources, seasonless pieces, sexy tops and well-priced items that make a statement.

Store: NoNo's
Where: El Paso
Who: NoNo and Missy Altus, co-owners
Hunting For: "At Coterie, lines I am always excited to see include Robert Rodriguez — he hits it right on the money and appeals to a wide range of ages, his styling is sleek and sophisticated while being cutting edge. I adore Nicole Miller and Catherine Malandrino as well. I do an amazing business with these lines," said Missy Altus. "New York tends to show a lot of heavier fabrics, and I really need to watch for the weights and fluidity of the fabrics, being that El Paso has quite a mild climate and is in a desert and mountain range. We are truly in the heart of the Southwest, so we need to keep it light. I am looking for those items that feel luxurious to the touch, and silhouettes that will make the woman feel beautiful, updated and
fashion-forward, at the same time maintaining a classic femininity. Silk cashmeres, charmeuse, color and, of course, black; beautiful draping, and fabulous cuts — that's what it's about. It's always a thrill to see what the designers come up with season after season."
— Rusty Williamson

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