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TYLER’S BERGDORF GAINS: Bestsellers at a Richard Tyler trunk show at Bergdorf Goodman on Feb. 1-2 included a lightweight wool black and white Prince of Wales check group. The double-breasted jacket at $1,750 and matching knee-length skirt at $675 sold six units each. A single-breasted jacket at $1,650 and trousers at $895 sold eight units each.
A navy double-breasted silk jacket at $1,945 with a matching skirt at $725 sold four units each, and a mint green silk jacket with satin trim, $2,055, and a matching peg skirt, $695, sold three units each.The total for the event was $375,000.
Tyler and Lisa Trafficante, his wife and business partner, were in the store on the first day, advising on fittings and helping customers. The duo also brought in the rest of Tyler’s spring line so customers could place special orders. One devoted fan, said Tyler, bought $35,000 worth of spring merchandise.

SPORTY DI GERONIMO: Dress designer Stephen di Geronimo introduced a diffusion line, Geronimo, for this spring at the Annett B. showroom in New York, and now he’s adding some sportswear to the mix.
Annett Breindel, president of the showroom, said most of the sportswear will be items to round out the dress line. The new sportswear will be for fall selling and will include jackets, wrap skirts, fake fur pieces and some coats. It will wholesale for about $60 for skirt styles to about $130 for jackets.

STEFFE’S SHOWTIME: Sportswear designer Cynthia Steffe has scheduled a formal presentation, her first, of her fall collection on April 5. The breakfast presentation coincides with the Bryant Park shows, but will be held in the designer’s showroom at 550 Seventh Ave. in New York. The collection will be shown on new mannequins that are being developed by Pucci International Ltd.

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