This month’s fall market reflected the angst and uncertainty caused by the battered economy and overall cutbacks at major retailers such as Macy’s and Wal-Mart.
A sign that it was not business as usual was the absence of a major vendor, NAP Inc., which has sold and distributed innerwear brands since the early Nineties, including sleepwear and robes by Anne Lewin, Derek Rose, Crabtree & Evelyn, Bill Blass loungewear and Princesse Tam Tam foundations. The sixth-floor showroom at the NAP Building at 171 Madison Avenue was closed, and the remaining merchandise on the fifth floor was NAP Home Decor, which included items such as pottery. A spokesman said the company was “restructuring for this market only,” but would not elaborate.
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