THE ANNE KLEIN SHOW: Anne Klein is halfway through its calendar of fall trunk shows and has already racked up $500,000 in sales at four Saks Fifth Avenue stores alone, according to Anne Ball, president of Anne Klein Collection.

Designer Richard Tyler and his wife, Lisa Trafficante, accompanied by their seven-month-old son Edward, showed up for lunch at the Saks flagship last week, where the designer chatted with about 45 invited guests and store executives before narrating a showing of the fall collection.

Bestsellers from last week’s event included six chocolate wool twill pinstripe jackets, $995, with matching pants, $495; five chocolate jacquard feather-pattern vests at $555; eight four-button black wool cavalry jackets at $1,095; six navy wool tuxedo jackets, $1,155, with matching satin slim pants, $575; fand 10 black georgette dresses with feather trim at $715.

Ball said that during June, Anne Klein had done trunk shows at “a cross-section of national stores and specialty stores,” including Saks stores in San Francisco, Atlanta and Chicago; Tootsie’s in Houston; Neiman Marcus in Dallas and Houston; and Bloomingdale’s in Boston. Ball said the trunk shows have been averaging about $100,000.

NEW LOOKS FOR X-AM: Sun Apparel,the jeanswear company that manufactures the X-Am line of junior denim for mass market retailers, has signed a license with the New York knitwear company House of Ronnie.

The licensee will create groups that will reflect current fashion trends, according to Michelyn Camen, director of marketing for X-Am. The first shipment is slated for holiday delivery, and is expected to do between $7 million and $10 million in its first year.

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