The New York edition of Designers & Agents closed today with the majority of vendors reporting brisk business with many new stores across the country, despite a tough day on Wall Street.

Exhibitor space was reduced to one floor at the Starrett Lehigh Center in Chelsea, with larger showrooms such as Olarte Foussarte, Noetic and Apropo packing a punch. Notable brands included Tylho with its pretty microprints and chambray shirt-dresses, Laugh Cry Repeat and its quirky silhouettes, Odd Molly and its batik-like bib tops, Sretsis with its peekabo dresses, and Kentucky Denim, one of a small handful of jeanswear brands exhibiting at the show, with its bold hardware on pockets and belt loops and faded washes.

At the Cedar Lake space, one block away, Margarita Saplala made a splash with her ikat prints, basket-woven trims and bold blues and pinks as did Maise with its yellow denim and Burfitt with its ’50s Pollock-inspired eco-friendly, metal-treated T-shirts and high-waisted denim pieces with super wide legs inspired by Marilyn Monroe.

Collections were equally eclectic but strong as a whole at the Chelsea Art Museum, which hosted a large European contingent including n.d.c., Giorgio Brato, By Malene Birger and Italian newcomer Gold Bunny with its brilliant calfskin leather track jackets. Sisii, with its machine-washable treated leather tank-dresses and trench coats, was a hit once visitors found about the line designed by Takashi Koike in Kobe City, Japan. Meanwhile, Slow and Steady Wins the Race offered snappy fabric pumps, pleasing pretty white T-shirts in silk, leather and denim, and a terrific four-sided “Birkin” bag as part of its luxe collection.