LOS ANGELES — Even a robbery scare at the Bank of America in the California Market Center Monday couldn’t dim the exuberance of retailers and manufacturers, who reported 30 to 50 percent increases in business this year compared with 2003.

At a fall-holiday mart filled with vintage-inspired pins, ponchos, bows and feminine frills, it was the little things that counted, and the extras were hot sellers. Buyers wrote orders on everything from ponchos and capelets to knit sweaters and denim.

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