SONDRO HECHAVARRIA, OWNER, SONDRO, FOUR LOCATIONS IN BROWARD COUNTY, FLA.

Where she shops: “New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta.”

Secret finds at AmericasMart: “Corset or bustier ballgowns from Rose Taft.”

Tried-and-true lines: “For special occasion, Daymor, Jovani, Bob Mackie, Chetta B, Cattiva, and Ursula of Switzerland’s custom dresses, which are great for special sizes and colors. For sportswear and separates, Blue Ice’s leathers and silk knits, City Girl’s casual, fun looks, Starington’s silk blouses and twinsets, Bassonova’s white, cotton stretch blouses and El Ana and Toula’s knits. Galante for silk or gabardine misses’ suits and Alberto Makali for younger, contemporary looks. Nicole Bijoux jewelry. She does platinum replicas that are bold and colorful with natural stones. Crislu jewelry is another line with semiprecious stones.”

Current bestsellers: “In special occasion, asymmetrical hems, one-shoulder styles, slinky, more fitted styles, open-work and iridescent fabrics. Novelty stretch pants, painted items, strapless styles, bustiers, custom jackets and capes, same-color embellishment, red, white and blue items, leather items and trim and silk knits.”

Favorite showrooms: “Don Overcast, Arnold Helman, Sarah and Rick Miller, Berk Sales and Studio A.”

Biggest challenge at the Mart: “Not enough time to see everything. A lot of the lines leave too early.”

January market agenda: “Spring, accessories, especially straw and mesh hats, and special treasures.”

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