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BROOKLYN PARK,MN-Wilsons The Leather Expert said it has completed thepurchase of El Portal Group, a privately heldspecialty retailer of premium travel products andaccessories.

El Portal has 38 stores in three westernstates, while Wilsons has about 564 stores. BrooklynPark, MN-based Wilsons paid $15.4 million for ElPortal, and assumed $13.8 million in debt.

The dealwill add about $75 million to Wilsons Leather’s salesnext year.

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