Akris customers appear to be bucking the ailing economy, ringing up $1 million in sales during a three-day fall trunk show last week at Bergdorf Goodman.
On the first day, May 13, Akris broke Bergdorf's record for the most actual sales in a single day by a designer. Instead of ordering select items, Akris fans were buying sheath dresses in cashmere and silk jersey for $2,990, as well as double-faced wool and cashmere suits. But the latter offered versatility: Jackets, tunics, pants and skirts were among the combinations offered. The suits were a $6,000 purchase, excluding the tunic.
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