INDEPENDENTS' DAY HERE, TWO FIRMS IN WWD'S CONTINUING LOOK AT THE MART'S INDEPENDENT REPS.
DAVIDSON-BARR ASSOCIATES Principals: Alan Davidson and Lorraine Barr Showroom: 5E110 Years in Market: 14 Lines Carried: Golden Gate Bridals, Arlington, Tex.; Mike Benet Formals, Pittsburg, Tex.; Mr. Jay, New York; Fredrico Leone Shoes, Atlanta. "Because we are truly a regional showroom, we can relate better to our customers. I also think people like the fact that we're a family-run business; people like to do business with families."--Alan Davidson
MISS ALYSSA SALES CORP. Principals: Ken and Ellen Eskin Showroom: Plaza Level, booth 308 Years in Market: 14 Lines Carried: Creations Joseph Ribkoff International, J.R. Petites, Vision Plus, all Montreal, Canada. Highpoint, New York; Veleno, New York. "We believe in exceptional customer service. We make every effort to follow through on every request. We try to offer every opportunity for the specialty store to make money with our lines. They don't come to us for our personality, they come because it's profitable for them." --Ken Eskin
Alberta Ferretti's "Rainbow Week" sweaters are back. The designer closed her #MFW show with a few day-of-the-week sweaters, which first debuted on the catwalk last January as part of the pre-fall 2017 collection. #wwdfashion (📷: @delphineachard)