LEEANN SWOR, OWNER, L’ASIA BOUTIQUE, ATLANTA
Where she shops: “New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Miami.” Secret finds at AmericasMart: “Leatherock’s cute, funky belts — wide, studded and leather, fringe ties.”
Tried-and-true lines: “Trinka Turk. She gets it the most in fit, fabric and styles. View, A.B.S., Poleci, Parameter, Frankie B., James Perse and Rebecca Beeson T-shirts, and Susana Monaco, among others.”
Current bestsellers: “Novelty denim. We never carried it before this year, but now we have it in dresses, skirts and jeans. Also, day and evening dresses, rhinestones, studs or nail heads, sweater coats, belts, lariats, camel boots, and three-quarter coats in camel or cognac leather.
Favorite showrooms: “Leib, Jodi N Steve, Sheppard/Tucker and Accessory Avenue.”
Her biggest challenge at the Mart: “It’s hard to find true contemporary lines with an edge to them.”
Her October market agenda: “Holiday fill-ins and spring. My open-to-buy is the same. But it’s been a little slower this year.”