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ORO BLU'S DEBUT: Oro Blu, an Italian hosiery collection, is being sold for the first time in the U.S. Habit Inc., New York, is the exclusive U.S. distributor, with a showroom at 305 Second Ave., between 17th and 18th Streets. Projected volume for the U.S. in the first year is $500,000, said Tara Thomson, managing partner for Habit.The collection features Lycra spandex 3D hosiery called Carat, which wholesales from $8 for ultrasheers to $9 for lace-top thigh-highs, and has support pantyhose,wholesaling for around $8. Habit plans to distribute the line in Mexico and Latin America. The line is sold in European countries and in Canada.

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