Inspiration from the January MRket show

Gemelli

Karen Alberg Grossman: Despite a less than fabulous fourth quarter, retailers were upbeat and happy to be back in frigid Manhattan for the January MRket show at the Javits.

Blazing new trails

Nanshan compound in China

Elise Diamantini: The Nanshan Group, a huge Chinese manufacturing conglomerate known best to the American market as the maker of Paul Betenly suits, recently celebrated 30 years in business.

An editor in China

Elise Diamantini and Mr. Ding

Elise Diamantini:The Natsun Group (who owns and produces the Paul Betenly brand for the States) invited me to celebrate the company’s 30th anniversary in China.