Where she shops: “New York and Chicago.”
Secret finds: “Knit lines in Sandra Soba’s showroom like Dolce Emozione, Penny Wallace and Babette.”
“Louben, Bill Burns, Renfrew, Ann Freedberg and R’ae Angelo, a Chicago designer who handpicks European fabrics.
Current bestsellers: “I can’t keep in a Persian lamb coat in full or three-quarter lengths.” Favorite showrooms: “Studio Elle, Karin Berger, Bernice Burg, Sandra Soba, Boe Chmil and Bruce Brown.”
Biggest challenge at the Chicago Apparel Center: “The showroom set-up isn’t as easy as StyleMax’s. I prefer booths because I can see and discover more lines.”