Where she shops: “New York and Los Angeles. If a line’s available in Atlanta, I’ll wait and write it here. I love that I can visit with a rep one-on-one, without feeling rushed. I also shop here for accessories.”
Secret finds at AmericasMart: “I have found a couple of resources that import jewelry from Asia and Africa. It blows out of the store. Buying imports is also a good way for me to keep my jewelry prices down.”
Tried-and-true lines: “Poleci, Devan, Liquid, Work Order pants, a new line from California called Krizia d., Lilla P. and Rebecca Beeson T-shirts, Nanette Lepore and Long Paige dresses, Moyna bags and Miss Sixty jeans.”
Current bestsellers: “Anything that shows off our healthy looks, like backless or sleeveless tanks and halters. Also, knee-length, sheer skirts in fabrics like chiffon, beaded jewelry and clothes, cropped pants in all colors, all-white outfits and anything going back to nature, like big beads that look like rocks or feathers on necklaces and headbands.”
Favorite showrooms: “Chad McKinney and Poleci.”
Biggest challenge at the Mart: “I really don’t have any problems there. It’s so easy and comprehensive. It’s a great resource for fill-ins.”
June market agenda: “Look for rich colors like reds and browns, UltraSuede items, light knits, unique accessories and beaded handbags for holiday.”