CHICAGO — The following lines have made their debuts.
Babette Ballinger
Studio Elle 1321
New from the former designer of Ballinger Gold, Babette Ballinger offers knit dressing in clean lines and sweaters priced $30 to $60.
Elsner & Associates, 1389
Casual and career casual silk and Tencel blend suiting and sportswear for the misses’ customer. Printed silk dresses and sweaters round out the collection, priced $39 to $140 wholesale.
Bette Paige, Symmetry
Karin Berger, 13-113
Stretch knit tops and dresses are the forte of ultra-contemporary Bette Paige. Cardigan, halter, tube and T-style tops feature romantic groups with lace sleeves and inserts or lace trimming, $38 to $90. Dresses are short, with Lycra spandex tops and lace accents, $70 to $120. At market, this Los-Angeles-based, domestically made line will launch a companion misses’ division, Symmetry, with less Lycra and a lower price.
Beyond Threads
Dean Shaw & Deb Albersman, 12-114
An imported sweater line including alpaca/lambswool knits and handloomed and embroidered cotton knits, $49 to $148.
Manzano Sales, 1383
Chicago designer Diane Falanga’s spirited line of handloomed women’s sweaters in cotton and chenille feature custom color and pattern choices. Pieces are priced $65 to $130.
Construction Zone
Studio Elle 1321
A better novelty suiting line in cotton, linen and silk, ranging from $50 to $144.
Cynthia Steffe
Dressed 2 Kill, 13-130
The designer of this trendy contemporary-to-bridge line, Cynthia Steffe, does dresses, suits and separates priced $70 to $159.
Elena Carello
Koastal Konnection, 1359
A novelty sweater line, Elena Carello features hand-crocheted and space-dyed knits, $60 to $75.
Studio Elle 1321
A soft dressing line, silk-and-spandex driven, sized S-M-L and wholesaling at $19 to $44.
Steve Goodman, 1346
Soft dressing in garment-dyed misses’ casual sportswear. Prices range from $16 to $49.
Harlan New York
Steve Jacobson 13-110
Designed by Andrew Moran, Harlan New York features European fabrics cut in hard and soft suiting with some crocheted knit underpinnings, $35 to $149.
Steve Jacobson 13-110
A new novelty sweater line from New York, $39 to $90.
Dean Shaw & Deb Albersman, 12-114
Casual misses’ sportswear in stretch woven fabrics like twill, denim and corduroy, Jump features short and long jackets over a few key bottoms. Prices run $22 to $50.
Loose Threads
Studio Elle 1321
Soft dressing line in washable raw silk and linen, $30 to $60.
Lucy & Izzy
Koastal Konnection, 1359
Hand-stamped fabrics amplify this collection of oversized dresses, tunics, pants and skirts priced $40 to $65.
Margaret M
Karin Berger, 13-113
A stretch pants line from Canada featuring flat-front trousers with two pockets and side zips in textured and flat fabrics, for $65 to $80.
Steve Goodman, 1346
Thermal and chenille patchwork in casual sportswear as well as dresses, ranging from $19 to $40.
Dressed 2 Kill, 13-130
A contemporary resource, Mica makes dresses in rayon, silk and crochet for $69 to $149.
Ours Collection
Dean Shaw & Deb Albersman, 12-114
A cotton fleece and French terry line of weekend casual wear, Ours Collection costs $14 to $25.
Manzano Sales, 1383
Embellished casualwear big on multiple fabric combinations, including tapestry, stretch denim and cotton cashmere. Priced $45 to $140 .
Russ Berens
Dean Shaw & Deb Albersman, 12-114
Garment-dyed career and casualwear in sportswear and dresses, ranging from $9 to $69.
Street Wear by San
Francisco City Lights
Koastal Konnection, 1359
The activewear resource San Francisco City Lights launches a new casualwear division in Street Wear. Prices start at $8.50 for a T-shirt and range up to $38 for a jacket.
Studio L
Steven A. Ettinger & Assoc., 1289
Owned by Canadian manufacturer Mister Leonard, Studio L sells casual separates and career wear in an updated traditional style. Prices start at $22.50 and range up to $82.50.
Susan Martin
Steve Jacobson 13-110
The former designer of Kikit launched a new line of novelty cotton sweaters with a contemporary touch, $50 to $90.
Dressed 2 Kill, 13-130
A print-driven line in rayon and silk featuring dresses and two-piece outfits priced $60 to $120.
Tina Hagen
Studio Elle 1321
Novelty fabrics, cut-outs and lace spark this jacket-driven contemporary line, priced $24 to $160.
United Knitwear
Steven A. Ettinger & Assoc., 1289
Domestic-made cotton sweaters aim for a contemporary and better audience with basics priced $17 to $30.
Vagabond Imports
Dean Shaw & Deb Albersman, 12-114
Hand-knit in Nepal with wool from New Zealand, Vagabond sweaters incorporate hand-carved buttons, $49 to $59.
Susann Craig, 1331
A division of Jackie Loves John, Wig’s slouchy-fit pieces feature novelty patches. Vests, skirts and pull-on pants cost $36, $32 and $42.

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