NEW YORK — Maria D’Abbondanza is no novice to the fashion apparel business, but the Canadian designer is finding it a major challenge breaking into the U.S. market.
D’Abbondanza invested $250,000 in 2000 to start up the Vaughn, Ontario-based firm. It specializes in sleepwear and she has kept her production and distribution aimed at more than 300 better specialty boutiques in Canada. She is now poised to enter the major specialty store market in the U.S.
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