By  on September 27, 2011

Vendors at this month’s Fashion Coterie looked to drum up business against a backdrop that has many retailers facing increasingly cautious consumers. Produced by ENK International, the show closed a three-day run at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Sept. 20.

A number of show resources have been proactive about trying to get Joanna Victory to carry their lines in I Love Lulu, the store she owns in San Jose, Costa Rica. With a loyal local customer base, she said she tries not to offer American and European brands that can be found at other nearby retailers. She said consumers are more hesitant, spending an average of $650 per visit compared with $850 a year ago.

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