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FRONT & CENTER products SPRING'S IN THE AIR AT HATCO T he folks at Hatco are ramp- ing up for Spring 2013 with their two apparel lines — Rancho Estancia, now in its second year, and RU Apparel. At right, from Rancho Estancia, is the Rose Smoke Dress, with tier upon tier of dreamy lace and crochet covering this romantic summer dress in elegance. T e 100 percent poly dress has a comfortable stretch liner and retails for $60. On him is the Tick Stripe long-sleeved 100 percent cotton woven shirt, which buttons up the front and has one pocket. MSRP $50. (800) 347-7434; ranchoestancia.com After a complete sellout of its Spring 2012 Red Bandana Dress, the designers at RU Apparel went back to the drawing boards for Spring 2013, coming up with this one-of- a-kind, crisscross-necked dress with a natural waistline, back strap detail and a zipper closure back (below center), with a retail price of $52. At the left, is the Spangled Wyatt Grace Dress, 99 percent cotton with 1 percent Lurex for a form-fi tting, empire-waisted dress with two ruffl ed tiers and eyelet trim at the V-neckline. T e smocking in the back and the adjustable straps give this sundress the perfect fi t. MSRP $50. To the right is the Freedom Dress in 100 percent cotton, a one-shoulder, fun and fl irty summer dress with two tiered ruffl es at the neckline and a tie at the waist. MSRP $40. (800) 347-7434; ru-apparel.com TAKE ME TO THE RIVER New from American West is the Elk River Collection, with rich earth-brown hand- tooled leather accented with bold brass scrollwork buckles and hardware. This collection features fi ve popular silhouettes, and all are tooled on both the front and the back for an elegant look. Shown here is the large convertible tote bag with detachable strap, with a suggested retail of $298. Other bags in this collection have suggested retails of $198 – $298. Matching wallet, makeup case and cell phone case are also available. (888) 367-2383; AmericanWest.cc BACK TO BED(DING) Retailers and customers alike will be delighted to know that AWST International has reestablished their delightful and affordable bedding line — just in time for fall ordering! The collection features a variety of handsomely designed sets. Shown here, the Horses All Over quilt set features artist Lila Blakeslee's beautiful renderings of bays, paints, palominos and dappled grays paired with a coordinating plaid. The set includes reversible quilt and pillow shams, all in super-soft, machine- washable, microfi ber fabric. Horses All Over is available in twin and full/queen sizes, with a suggested retail from $52 to $80. (888) 545-2978; awstintl.com 12 Western & English Today FALL 2012