NEW YORK — Even though winter still isn’t showing any signs of letting up, outerwear makers expect spring business to give the category a blast of fresh air.

Lighter-weight, more versatile styles, such as reversible jackets and seersucker blazers, are expected to help keep the momentum going from a strong fall-winter season that’s wrapping up. Coat makers are more concerned about touching up their images than generating blockbuster sales. Spring sales, after all, typically comprise no more than 20 percent of total retail sales, which were $3.5 billion last year.

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