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

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