Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of November 11, 2019

Fashion Reverie seeks to keep its loyal readers informed of great samples sales. Just remember, product disappears quickly, so it is important to get there early.

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BRAND: Cynthia Rowley Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/14–11/16; Thurs. (noon–7pm), Fri–Sat. (10am–7pm)

WHY: Enjoy up to 75% off select styles and original samples

WHERE: 8 Jay Street

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BRAND: Geox Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/14–11/17; Thurs. –Sunday (10am–6pm)

WHY: Shoes for men’s, women’s and kids at 70% off original retail price.

WHERE: 20 West 36th Street, 6th Floor

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BRAND: Lela Rose Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/16–11/17; Sat. –Sun. (9am–7pm)

WHY: Up to 75% off Pre-Fall and Fall merchandise

WHERE: 115 West 29th Street
2nd Floor


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BRAND: French Rebellion Showroom Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/18–11/22; 10am–6pm

WHY: Shop collections from all seasons from various luxury clothing designer with everything under $100 in this sample sale at the [édité] showroom! There’ll be selections from designers such as Beatrice B Italia, MKT Studio France, Saaksha & Kinni, SeaFarer, Inoui, and Louizon!

WHERE: 146 West 29th Street, Suite 7W

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BRAND: Veronica Beard Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/18–11/23; Monday (10am–8pm), Tues. (9am–8pm), Wed. –Thurs. (10am–7pm), Friday (10am–8pm), Saturday (10am–5pm)

WHY: Shop discounts on women’s fashion including apparel, shoes & accessories at prices far below retail

WHERE: 260 Fifth Avenue
2nd Floor







Editors’ Pick: adidas x MISSONI Vol. 2

Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock, you are aware that fashion collaborations are all the rage. And when it comes to footwear, particularly sneakers, without an alignment to fashion brand, celebrity or sports figure a sneaker brand could go the way of the pet rock!! (In case you were not born in the 1970s, the pet rock was an American cultural phenomenon of smooth rocks from Mexico that were marketed like another version of man’s best friend. By the way, they are still around, but do you know anyone who owns one.)

Converse resurrected itself from a cultural desert by collaborating with the likes of Chinese fashion designer Feng Chen Wang, author Jerry Lorenzo, tattoo artist Dr. Woo, fashion designer J. W. Anderson, hot fashion brand phenomenon Off-White, and Yoon and Ambush. And that was in 2019 alone.

Adidas definitely will not be out done by Converse of any sneaker brand to that effect. Adidas has had successful collaborations with Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, and Jeremy Scott. Add Virgil Abloh of Off-White and recent collabs with Prada and Adidas is positioned to have their sales go through the stratosphere. (Well, they already have!!)

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In this second collaboration with Missoni, the iconic Italian knitwear house looks to expand on the knitted Ultraboost sneaker which has become a cult favorite. With sport in the house’s DNA and following the path of its founder Ottavio, an Olympic athlete with a passion for color, the adidas x MISSONI partnership interprets sportswear in a contemporary way; redefining classic running garment silhouettes, and transforming colors into a living matter that follows and frees movements.

Energy, strength and agility are emphasized and enhanced with form fitting pieces, all brought to life in iconic Missoni colors; the new Pulseboost sneaker has been perfectly engineered. And the campaign images and video further expand on the MISSONI’s synthesis of color, movement, energy and fashion-forward sensibility.

adidas x MISSONI Vol. 2 are now on sale and can be purchased online or in select MISSONI stores.

William S. Gooch





Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of November 4, 2019

Fashion Reverie seeks to keep its loyal readers informed of great samples sales. Just remember, product disappears quickly, so it is important to get there early.

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BRAND: Apropo Studio Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/04–12/10; Mon.–Fri. (9am–5pm), Weekends closed

WHY: Women’s and men’s RTW, footwear, and accessories at a discount. Prices range $20 ­to $500

WHERE: 13-15 West 28th Street, 9th floor

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BRAND: Yigal Azroul Bi-annual Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/11–11/15; Mon.–Fri. (11am–6pm)

WHY: Shop exclusive style and one of a kind archival pieces up to 80%–90% off

WHERE: 205 West 37th Street

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BRAND: Marchesa Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/12–11/14; Tues.–Thurs. (10am–6pm)

WHY: Couture and Notte eveningwear at a discount

WHERE: 263 West 38th Street, 11th Floor

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BRAND: Lilla P Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/13–11/17; Wed. (8am–8pm), Thurs.–Fri. (9am–7pm), Sat. (1am–6pm), Sunday (10am–3pm)

WHY: Up to 70% off all styles

WHERE: 34 Little West 12th Street


Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of October 28, 2019

Fashion Reverie seeks to keep its loyal readers informed of great samples sales. Just remember, product disappears quickly, so it is important to get there early.

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BRAND: Berenik Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/01–11/10; Mon.–Sat. (11am–7pm) Sunday (noon–5pm)

WHY: Samples and overstock are one size fits all and up to 80% off

WHERE: 126 West 25th Street

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BRAND: Ben Amun Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/05–11/08; Tues.–Fri. (noon–6pm)

WHY: Gold, crystal, multicolor handmade jewelry, coins and Romeo & Juliette collections but also silver and gold fashion chain. You will find luxurious and fashion handmade jewelry for all style.

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WHERE: 246 West 38th Street, Suite 12A

BRAND: Minnie Rose Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/05–11/08; Tues.–Fri. (10am–6pm)

WHY: Minnie Rose is having a cashmere sale, 70% off retail prices as well as multi-piece discounts.

WHERE: 264 West 40th Street, #702

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BRAND: Naeem Khan Stock & Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/06–11/07; Wed.–Thurs. (10am–6pm)

WHY: Couture eveningwear at a discount

WHERE: Naeem Khan Showroom, 260 West 36 Street, 10th Floor






Editors’ Pick: Erika Jayne x ShoeDazzle Exclusive Holiday Collection

Whether you love them or hate them, one thing can be said for the “Real Housewives” franchise, most of the wives of enterprising powerhouses. Many have used the franchise to promote their businesses or entrepreneurial efforts. With of some these evolving from fledging to full-fledged empires.

Kandi Burruss of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” has transitioned from being a Grammy-winning pop singer/songwriter to a restauranteur, as well as creating an adult intimates line. Lisa Rinna of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” has boutiques in Los Angeles County, as well as a fashion line sold on QVC. And Bethany Frankel of “Real Housewives of New York” started Skinny Girl which she sold for quite a bit of money to Fortune Brands’ Beam Global in 2011.

Now you can add Erika Jayne to the list of “Real Housewives” that have parlayed their “Real Housewives” celebrity to lucrative opportunities apart from the Bravo franchise. Erika Jayne has partnered with Shoe Dazzle for an exclusive holiday footwear collection.

These holiday styles are the perfect mix of thigh high boots, ankle boots, shooties, sneakers and even custom XXPEN$IVE slides. These bold styles mix in bold prints, gold hardware, animal prints, crystal embellishments, and lace.

Petra Fukuda, CMO of ShoeDazzle when asked about working with Erika Jayne said it best, “We’re thrilled to be working with Erika again and feel like she’s part of our team. She’s been unbelievably hands-on throughout the design process from start to finish to ensure our members and her fans truly feel like Erika Jayne when they put on a pair of her shoes.”

The Erika Jayne x ShoeDazzle holiday collection is not for the demure woman or shrinking violet. Put some sex kitten and va va voom in your holiday festivities. Your partner will be oh so happy!! And, if you are single, in this footwear, you won’t be single for long.

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The Erika Jayne x ShoeDazzle collection comes in 15 styles and launches on November 1. The collection can be purchased at

William S. Gooch


Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of October 21, 2019

Fashion Reverie seeks to keep its loyal readers informed of great samples sales. Just remember, product disappears quickly, so it is important to get there early.

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BRAND: Men’s Designer Sneaker Sample Sale

WHEN: 10/18–10/28; Daily (10am–8pm)

WHY: Luxe Market Soho is having a men’s designer sneaker sale featuring a large volume of sizes & new styles added daily. Discover a wide assortment of both classic and stylish Bally up to 55% off, Giuseppe Zanotti up to 70% off, Jimmy Choo up to 65% off, Maison Margiela up to 75% off, Prada up to 50% off, Roberto Cavalli up to 65% off, Versace up to 60% off and more.

WHERE: LUXE MARKET, 513 Broadway


BRAND: Edie Parker Moving Fall Sample Sale

WHEN: 10/25–10/28; Friday (10am–7pm), Sat. –Sun. (10am–6pm), Mon. (10am–5pm)

WHY: Clutches, bags and more at a discount

WHERE: 781 Madison Avenue

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BRAND: Sonia Rykiel Blow-out Handbag Sample Sale

WHEN: 10/27–10/28; (noon–5pm), Mon.–Tues. (10am–6pm)

WHY: Handbags and accessories at a discount

WHERE: 519 8th Avenue, 21st floor

Adrienne Landau RTW Fall 2019

BRAND: Adrienne Landau Stock & Sample Sale

WHEN: 10/27–10/29; Sunday (noon–5pm), Mon.–Tues. (10am–6pm)

WHY: Fur: Mink, fox, rex, and fur. Apparel and home goods: jackets, vests, accessories, pillows, and throws.

WHERE: Adrienne Landau Showroom, 519 8th Avenue


Fashion Reverie’s Autumn 2019 Fragrance Roundup

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No elegance is possible without perfume. It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory

–Coco Chanel

The weather is turning colder and it’s time to replace your summer scents with new ones just in time for crisp autumn weather.  Fashion Reverie has a collection of wonderful newly released scents to fit any budget that will have you sniffing with joy.

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Métallique by Tom Ford

Tom Ford is known for his gorgeous packaging, and his frankly, heavy-handed scents; however, his new fragrance is an exception. Metallique is a musky vanilla floral that’s not as bold as his other fragrances, so no fear of offending sensitive co-workers.

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Replica Whispers in the Library by Maison Margiela

Finally, a perfume for book nerds. This warm and spicy gender-free fragrance was inspired by the stacks at Oxford University.  The peppery vanilla aroma will make you eager for a night curled up with a good mystery.  

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Les Eaux de Chanel Paris Rivera by Chanel

Les Eaux is a new perfume from Chanel that is perfect for consumers who prefer lighter scents. The fragrance is a bright combo of the sweet, tangy freshness of Sicilian orange with the delicateness of neroli for a joyful, sunny scent.

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Illusione for Her by Bottega Veneta

This sleek sexy bottle will almost make you forget about the sparkling combination of blackcurrant, orange blossom, green fig, olive wood, and tonka bean. Almost, but not quite as you’ll be having so many people asking you about your wonderful new scent.

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Libre by YSL

Need yet another beautiful bottle for your Instagram? Even if this bottle wasn’t so Instagram-friendly, the daring new scent by YSL will still inspire you.  Combining lavender essence from France with Moroccan orange blossom for a unique floral fusion complemented by a daring note of musk.

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Carnival Wax

Eager to find a truly unique scent? Carnival Wax fuses unusual aromas into exceptional perfume oils. Perfume oils which can be too heavy in summer are perfect for autumn and winter when a fragrance can be lost under heavy coats and sweaters, just be careful not to let the oil get on fabric. For sale online sample packs of 10ml oils are available to test.  Get ready for something exciting and wonderful, only you will own.

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Black Lotus by Floral Street

The UKbased Floral Street recently became available in the US. There are so many great perfumes to try but our favorite for fall is Black Lotus with its warm and spicy combo of Black Lotus with notes of jasmine, saffron, and papyrus.

Looking for fragrances that are a bit more affordable? Fashion Reverie has curated some affordable fragrances for you.

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North Bondi by Ouai

This beautiful floral with notes of bergamot, Italian lemon, rose de mai, violet, and white musk is a limited edition inspired by the Australian continent.  Retailing at $56, this is one new fall fragrance that won’t hit your wallet quite so hard.

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Urban Outfitters’ Gourmand

Urban Outfitters features a fragrance line, Gourmand, that has a variety of scents for a mere $18 a bottle. Fashion Reverie recommends Whisky Noir. This delicious blend of black coconut, musky amber and complex vanilla whiskey notes is perfect for autumn.

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Nostalgia fragrances’ “Road Trip

Anthropologie carries Nostalgia fragrances that retails for $24. Their “Road Trip” is the perfect fragrance when the weather turns cooler. Inspired by cross-country trips, Nostalgia fragrances feature an airy blend of jasmine, crisp apple, and violet tea.

—Cameron Grey Rose


Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of October 14, 2019

Fashion Reverie seeks to keep its loyal readers informed of great samples sales. Just remember, product disappears quickly, so it is important to get there early.

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BRAND: Paul Carroll Pop-up Sample Sale

WHEN: 10/16–11/16; Tues.–Fri. (noon–8pm), Sat. (11am–6pm), Sundays and Mondays closed.

WHY: Handmade dresses and separates priced $100 (regularly retail at $295 to $1900) at the Paul Carroll Pop-up Sample Sale. Select other pieces for $50! It’s never too early to pick up the perfect party dress for the holidays. Party dresses and daytime chic pieces, all hand-made in our Brooklyn studio. This is a real sample sale, so most pieces are size 2/4 with a few larger too.

WHERE: Midoma NYC, 545 Eighth Avenue, bet. 37th & 38th Streets, Suite 750

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BRAND: Gilded Age Fall Sample Sale

WHEN: 10/17–10/20; Thurs. –Sun. (10am–7pm)

WHY: Menswear at 60-80% off retail prices. New spring 2020 jeans, pants, jackets, outerwear, leather, woven shirts, knits, cashmere sweaters, travel bag accessories, t-shirts, ties, and much more.

WHERE: 580 Broadway, Suite 1204

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BRAND: Alexander Wang Sample Sale

WHEN: 10/21–10/13; Monday (1am–8pm), Tues. –Sat. (9am–8pm), Sunday (10am–5pm)

WHY: Shop discounts on men’s and women’s fashion including apparel, shoes, and accessories at prices far below retail.

WHERE: 2151 Broadway


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BRAND: Nanette Lepore Sample Sale

WHEN: 10/22–10/16; Tues.–Fri. (9am–7pm)

WHY: Shop Pre-Fall samples and fun past styles

WHERE: 225 West 35th Street, 17th floor, Penthouse






Spring 2020 Runway Trends

Ah, Fashion Month, the bi-annual celebration of new collections, fashion parties, and reconnecting with industry colleagues. Every fashion month brings a new set of trends for industry professionals and consumers to admire and fawn over. This season brought a wealth of new delights from twists on classics to sequins galore. What were some of Fashion Reverie’s favorites?

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Ladies in White

For spring 2020, fashion put a lot of effort in creating white garments that are appropriate before Labor Day and after. Though white makes everyone nervous—heaven forbid you spill something on yourself—this neutral was by far the most popular minimalist color for spring 2020.

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Sequins and Shine

The spring 2020 fashion season made industry professionals feel shiny and new. Garments were dripping in sequins which facilitates everyone looking like they could walk the red carpet.  Glitter and be glamorous.

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Voluminous Sleeves

Big sleeves are back and better than ever. The puffy sleeve trend will be coming to a city and definitely a red-carpet near you next spring. Who wants to start taking bets on what celebrities we will see in balloon sleeves at next year’s Emmys and Oscars?

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Who Wears Short Shorts?

Warm weather brings lots of exposed skin, and fashion designers for spring 2020 encouraged female consumers to show plenty of leg. Short shorts were all the rage on the runway from New York to Paris. May there be legs for days!!

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Hats Off

The must-have accessory for spring 2020 is hats. For their spring 2020 collections designers created interesting hat silhouettes ranging from bucking hats to sunhats. Remember, Global warming is a real phenomenon and hats can help protect against UV rays, and hats are oh so stylish!!

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Get In-Vested

Vests have evolved beyond a layering piece, for spring 2020 you can wear them as a top solo outer garment. Pair vests with a good pair of culottes or a skirt and some flats, and voilá, girl you are styling for spring 2020.

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Oversized Skirts

If you’re are trying to be a bit demure this summer and not flash so much skin, remember that oversized skirts are back en vogue for spring 2020.  Bigger can be better, just be sure that you don’t look like your wearing hot air balloon!!

 —Kristopher Fraser


Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of October 7, 2019

After a month’s hiatus, Wednesday Sample Sales is back!! Fashion Reverie seeks to keep its loyal readers informed of great samples sales. Just remember, product disappears quickly, so it is important to get there early.

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BRANDGerald Darel Sample Sale

WHEN: 10/09–10/13; Wed.–Sat. (10am–7pm), Sunday (10am–5pm)

WHY: Update your Fall wardrobe with Parisian chic, feminine and timeless styles up to 80% off. Expect classically styled coats, elegant knitwear, beautifully cut jackets, trousers, dresses, shoes and accessories.

WHERE: 450 West 14th Street

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BRAND: Jack Rogers Family & Friends Sample Sale

WHEN: 10/10–10/13; Fri.Sat. (10an6pm), Sunday (noon5pm), Mon. (10am7pm)

WHY: 25% off your favorites at the Jack Rogers Friends & Family Sale. Shop Jacks, footwear, and handbags.

WHERE: 1198 Madison Avenue

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BRANDJames Perse NYC Sample Sale

WHEN: 10/04–10/13; Thurs.Fri. (10am8pm), Sat.Sun. (10am7pm)

WHY: Men’s and women’s apparel, footwear, and accessories at a discount

WHERE: 666 Broadway

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BRANDMaison de Papillon Showroom Sample Sale

WHEN: 10/14–10/16; Mon.W (10:30-5:30)

WHY: Men’s and women’s apparel, footwear, and accessories at a discount

WHERE: 666 Broadway






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