Editors’ Essentials New York Fashion Week: The Shows Spring 2019

With New York Fashion Week: The Shows (NYFWS) spring 2019 season just a few days away, Fashion Reverie, as we customarily do, has assembled some great items that every editor and fashion industry professional needs to have during this hectic but fabulous fashion week. Remember, NYFWS is over an 8-day period and there are some must-haves to keep you looking bright-eyed and bushy tailed.

During NYFWS there will be lots of Instagram photos and pictures taken by the paparazzi, so great looking teeth are very important. Don’t start your day without the Knotty Pack.

Founded in 2014, Knotty Floss continues to be on the cutting edge of introducing new and innovative dental health products to the consumer health market.

The Knotty Pack contains three products, the Knotty Brush, Knotty Picks, and Knotty Floss. The Knotty Brush is a toothbrush made of sustainably harvest bamboo. The soft bristles and compact head are designed to prevent damaging the gums. The bristles are sustainably harvested bamboo with all natural–activated charcoal to help whiten teeth. Both the Knotty Picks and Knotty Floss are made from harvested bamboo and infused with grapefruit seed extract to deliver natural bacteria-fighting properties.

Now, your teeth and smile look great. Don’t forget about your skin. Why spend lots of money of beauty products that are way outside of your budget. FOREO can give you the same results, at a price you can afford.

Launched in 2013 in Sweden, FOREO has a wealth of products that are perfect for your daily needs. Fashion Reverie has chosen two that are perfect for fashion industry professionals during NYFWS. The LUNA play is fun, affordable, and the perfect introduction to the amazing skincare benefits that come from T-Sonic™ cleansing, LUNA play proves that great things come in cute packages! It uses a compact design and 2-zone brush to gently and thoroughly offer your skin a sonic cleanse to leave you glowing and gorgeous, with just 1 minute twice a day!

FOREO’s has cleansers that are designed to perfectly complement LUNA™ devices, the DAY and NIGHT CLEANSERS are customized to match the skin’s specific daytime and nighttime needs. With surprising transformative textures and unique formulas, they bring a uniquely sensorial experience for all skin types.

OK, you are hustling from fashion show to fashion show, and sometimes you are fumbling for your bus pass or metro card or your cell phone to pull up your show confirmations. Wouldn’t be great to have your hands free to handle all these responsibilities. The Brenna B bag to the rescue!!

The Brenna B bag is the perfect hands-free bag for that busy fashion industry professionals who needs to get to important items in their bag and needs their hands free to perform a lot of tasks during NYFWS. The Brenna B bag is a great fashionable leather bag—it comes to two fashion colors for day and night, shiny black and silver—to comes with a cuff connector, leaves hands free to multi-task. It also gives easy access for essentials, cell phones, and offers security for keys.

The days of only having to charge your Smart phone are in the past. During NYFWS the busy, working industry professionals need to charge their phones, tablets and maybe even laptops, all at one time. And you can do it!!

With the RAVPower 6-Port USB Charging station you get six fast 2.4A charging ports simultaneously charging six phones, tablets, or a combination of both (does not support Qualcomm Quick Charge). With a combined 12A output to charge devices at full speed, you cannot go wrong. And it retails for only $24!!


Wednesday Sample Sale: Week of August 27, 2018

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: Prive End of Summer Sample SaleWHEN: 8/28–8/02; Tues, (noon–7pm), Wed.–Sat. (1am–7pm), Sunday (11am­5pm)

WHY: Women’s and men’s clothing and accessories at up to 80% off retail

WHERE: Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue

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BRAND: G-Star Raw Summer Sale

WHEN: 9/04–9/09; Tues. (9am–8pm), Wed.–Thurs. (10am–7pm), Fri.–Sat. (10am–8pm), Sunday (10am–5pm)

WHY:  Womenswear, menswear, and accessories at up to 75% off

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WHERE: 260 5th Avenue

BRAND: Herve Leger + BCBGMAXARIA Sample Sale

WHEN: 9/04–9/09; Tues. (9am–8pm), Wed.–Sat. (10am–7pm), Sunday (10am–5pm)

WHY: Herve Leger + BCBGMAXAZRIA sample sale, a couture archive event featuring one-of-a-kind runway looks at up to 90% off retail

WHERE: 150 Greene Street





Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of August 20, 2018

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: Muleh Consolidation Sample SaleWHEN: 8/23–8/26; Thurs.–Sat. (11am–7pm), Sunday (noon–6pm)

WHY: Everything in store is 50% off

WHERE: 160 9th Avenue

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BRAND: Opening Ceremony Summer Sale

WHEN: 8/24–9/26; Fri.–Sat, (11am–8pm), Sunday (11am–6pm)

WHY:  Women’s and men’s clothing and accessories at up to 90% off, featuring Marques’Almeida, Acne Studios, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Vans, and more.

WHERE:  Villain, 307 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

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BRAND: Carven Sample Sale

WHEN: 8/28–8/30; Tues.–Thurs. (8:30am–6:30pm)

WHY: Up to 90% off retail on menswear, womenswear, and accessories. The sale will include men’s and women’s samples, and stock from past seasons.

WHERE:   530 West 25th Street, Suite 603





Editors’ Pick: Wild Spirit Fragrances

Though it is still warm outside, it is time to start thinking about fall fragrances. As we adjust our wardrobe to cooling temperatures, remember it is just as important to adjust our fragrances.

Wild Spirit is a fragrance brand with real ingredients at real prices that celebrate individuality. What we put our bodies is as what we put in them—that’s why Wild Spirit products are vegan, contain natural essential oils and are free from parabens, sulphates, and dyes. Wild Spirit is cruelty free and formulate in the US.

Inspired by sister brand, Raw Spirit, and created by New York City–based fragrance expert and fragrance designer Joyce Lanigan and iconic fashion designer Russell James, Wild Spirit consists of four scents, “Chill,” “First Snow,” “Spring Jasmine,” and “Driftwood.” Each scent represents distinct personalities with the scent seasonal names have a connotation that matches the scent. “Chill” implies relaxed and cool; “Spring Jasmine” references perkiness and energy; “First Snow” relates to being cool and collected, while “Driftwood” implies independence and individuality.

On each bottle is the image of unique female influencers of different ethnicities photographed by Russell James with natural backdrops that shine a light on the different personalities. The influencers are IMG Models Laura James, Eva Adams, Ashley Moore, and Victoria Germyn.

“As a fragrance designer and a consumer, I realized that there was a white space for affordable luxury fragrances. We want to encourage the wearer to experiment with scent and to embrace their own unique self—allow their wild spirit to shine through,” explained Joyce Lanigan. “ We aim to be straightforward, authentic and relatable and a little cheeky. We don’t talk to our girl, but instead we are in an ongoing conversation with her. We want to engage, interact and advise by creating a trusted bond and relationship, instead of coming off preachy or pushy,” continued Lanigan.

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Scent details include “Spring Jasmine” inspired by a petally, white floral highlighted by a dominant, creamy jasmine signature and enhanced with specialty tea notes, “Driftwood” inspired by fallen trees, sundrenched and salted on a white sound beach; “Chill” inspired by the warm, creamy wood that are contrasted with fresh, airy scents, and lastly, “First Snow” inspired by a unique contrast of crisp aromatic notes and black pepper combined with a rich smoldering woody effect, highlighted with signature Bushman Candle.Wild Spirit retails for $14.95 and is available online at wildspiritfragrances.com and a Walmart stores.



Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of August 13, 2018

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: JCRT Summer Clearance SaleWHEN: 8/16–8/17; Thurs.–Fri. (9am–6pm)

WHY: Three plaid shirts for $99

WHERE: The Tunnel, 269 11th Avenue, bet. 27th and 28th Streets

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BRAND: Happiest Tee Summer Flash Sale

WHEN: 8/15–9/04

WHY: 80% off all merchandise. Use promo code FLASH80

WHEREOnline summer sale; go to happiestee.com

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BRAND: Misha Nonoo Sustainability Sample Sale

WHEN: 8/16–8/18; Thurs. (4am–8pm), Fri. (noon–6pm), Sat. (11am–6pm)

WHY: Styles up to 70% off .The sale will include previous season Misha Nonoo styles, and a mix of   spring, fall and Resort. Shop dresses, tops, pants, skirts and knitwear.

WHERE:  Misha Nonoo Office, 650 Broadway, 5th Floor

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BRAND:  Lakum Bridal Sample Sale 

WHEN: 8/17–8/18; F (noon–7pm), Sat. (10am–5pm)

WHY: Bridal wear at a discount. Items on sale include:

Amy: $1,650 (original retail $3,300)
Molly: $2,500 (original retail $5,000)

RSVP heather@lakumcollection.com

WHERE: Lakum Boutique, 200 10th Street, 4th Floor

Brooklyn, NY

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BRAND: Solid & Striped Sample Sale

WHEN: 8/21–8/23; Tues.–Thurs. (10am–8pm)

WHY: Up to 70% off women and men’s swimwear styles. RSVP at rsvp@solidandstriped.com.

WHERE:  529 West 20th Street, Suite 7E


Editors’ Pick: VFILES’ Recent Runway Winners

Everyone needs a hand up, especially emerging fashion designers. For close to a decade, VFILES has provided a platform for integrated discovery, collaboration, and exposure. These collaborations can be found in fashion, music and video content. VFILES platforms celebrate what is now and next, with a heavy emphasis on the next.

VFILES gives a helping hand to emerging fashion designers not only in its collaborative efforts, but also by presenting these designers to a larger audience, as well as giving consumers an opportunity to shop VFILES emerging designers. Additionally, VFILES runway show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows is one of the most sought-after tickets of the fashion week season.

For the spring 2019 season, VFILES has chosen four designers that will present during New York Fashion Week: The Shows. Shuting Qiu, Elena Velez, WINDOWSEN, and MARRKNULL will present their spring 2019 collections during the VFILES runway show on September 5 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

WINDOWSEN is a unisex Antwerp-based brand founded by Sensen Lii after his graduation from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp. The brand is inspired by futuristic references and the artistry of drag performance, and aims to push the boundaries between sportswear and couture.

Elena Velez is a recent graduate of Parsons The New School for Design. Her namesake women’s wear brand seeks to challenge current conventions of excess, fast fashion, and ecological disregard, while stressing quality of design and functional longevity.

MARRKNULL is a Beijing-based women’s wear brand founded by Wei Wang and Tim Shi in 2016. Inspired by many different aspects of Chinese environments, the brand aims to reinterpret traditional Chinese dress with new and unique techniques in fabric manipulation and silhouette.

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Shuting Qiu’s eponymous women’s wear brand was established in 2017 after her graduation from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp. The brand explores the concepts of femininity, power and self-expression through whimsical asymmetric silhouettes and strong color contrasts.—William S. Gooch

Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of August 6, 2018

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: FRAME Sample Sale

WHEN: 8/07–8/12; Tues.–Sat. (10am–7pm), Sunday (10am–5pm)

WHY:   Men’s and women’s premium denim, ready-to-wear and accessories at a discount

WHERE260 5th Avenue

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BRAND: Creatures of Comfort Blowout Sample Sale

WHEN: 8/09–8/12; Thurs.–Sat. (11am–7pm), Sunday (noon–6pm)

WHY: Clothing, shoes, bags and more at up to 90% off

WHERE: 217 Centre Street, 4th Floor

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BRAND: Katya Dobryakova Warehouse Sample Sale

WHEN: 8/09–8/12; Thurs.–Sun. (11am–7pm)

WHY: 70%–80% women’s clothing

WHERE:  463 Broome Street

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BRAND:  Kenneth Cole Warehouse Sample Sale

WHEN: 8/11–8/19; Daily (10am-7pm)

WHY: Women’s and men’s clothing and more at up to 70% off retail prices

WHERE: The Garage 611, 611 West 50th Street

BRAND:  Clever Alice Fall Pop Up and Stock Sample Sale

WHEN: 8/14–8/18; Tues.–Sat. (10am-7pm) 

WHY: Shop up to 80% off Porto, IVKO, Tamasha, Minan Wong, Raw Earth wild Sky, Heartloom, Suki + Solaine, Walter Baker, Central Park West, and more. RSVP only for August 14 at popup@cleveralice.com.

WHERE: 126 West 25th Street


Fashion Reverie’s Back-to-School Roundup

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It’s that time of the year again; that time of the year when college students pack their trunks and luggage and head back to their educational institution of choice. And though the retail market is in the potty and wages have stagnated, students still need some great fashion choices. Even if you didn’t make a whole lot of green backs on your summer job, you can still look fashionable and chic with the choices Fashion Reverie has assembled for your back-to-school needs. And some of our choices are even eco-friendly.

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Don’t start the school year without your very own Doc Artisan phone and tablet docking station! Let your phone or tablet charge and be ready to wake up with it’s loud alarm on your very own artisan docking station made from one of natures greatest beauties—wood from gorgeous trees! And don’t forget to transfer your phone to the trendy and convenient phone cases! Save room in your backpack for books by using the Doc Artisan phone cases that also double as a wallet! 

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Perfect for back-to-school time and for any skin type, the combination of Zakia’s Morocco’s Perfect Skincare Kit products makes for an amazing remedy for your whole body. If you want beautiful, clear and silky smooth skin you need not look any further! With a simple combination of Macerated olives and olive oil, aqua and potassium hydroxide, the Original Moroccan “Beldi” Black Soap gives the skin a nourishing cleanse. The Loofah Scrubbing Ball assists in relaxation and blood flow. Exfoliating a couple times a week with the Kessa Exfoliating Glove will help to keep the skin healthy and give it a fresh glow. Finish by putting Argan Oil on your face to hydrate and keep skin looking young and vibrant. 

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This season it is all about reinvented 80s street style. And nothing says 80s street style better than joggers. Grab the campus attention you deserve and be on trend in sequined joggers or these color-blocked black and white joggers from Rebel Pink.Founder and creative director Adrienne Steele balances power and grittiness with prettiness and glamour in this 80s urban-inspired, street style collection. This sportswear collection contains, athletic tanks, joggers, jerseys, varsity jackets, sweatshirts, tees, hats, and leggings.

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Ok, you have the trendy clothes, now you need some great shoes to accentuate your great style. No other brand screams, ‘Style Maven’ more than Rocket Dog. This LA-based footwear brand launched in 1997 and in its two-decade history has become one of the leading women’s footwear brands with its signature platform sole aesthetic.Rocket Dog is for the stylish woman who is independent and has effortless style. And Rocket Dog’s collaboration with Hollywood stylist Chloe Bartoli has created a punk, street-style influenced collection for today’s cool girls. This collection, RD x CALI GIRLS, is the perfect back-to-school shoe collection that demonstrates your great style with just the right amount of millennial edge.

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As temperatures begin to cool down, keeping your lips moisturized is essential. Uncle Pappy’s Lappy Lips brand to the rescue for all your lip care needs. A part of the Just Bee family of lip balms, Uncle Pappy’s Lappy Lips’ natural beeswax-based lip balms provides families with a healthy alternative to traditional petroleum-based lip care. Just Bee products are crafted in the USA in small batches with all-natural flavors. Made without any harmful synthetic fragrances, preservatives, artificial dyes, parabens, phthalates or SLS, Just Bee balms are safe for all ages.Just in time for back-to-school, Lappy Lips comes in a 6 pack of different flavors— Whiz Pop Fizz, Sweet Cheeks Cherry, Pappy’s Happy Bubble Yum, Orange You Glad It’s Not Banana, Wiggly Giggle Grape, and Strawberry Sunshine. Additionally, Lappy Lips can be kept in your backpack, locker, purse, in the car, or in every pocket. And that is ideal for busy college students!!

—William S. Gooch




Wednesday Sample Sale: Week of July 30, 2018

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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WHEN: 7/31–8/06; Tues.–Mon. (11am–7pm)

WHY:  Up to 80% off clothing and accessories, includes merchandise from Yune Ho, Marni, Veda, Rejina Pyo, Mijeong Park, Gray Matters, Kaarem, & more.

WHERE25 Mercer Street

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BRAND:  Adam Lippes Sample Sale

WHEN: 8/01–8/04; Wed.–Fri. (8:30am-8pm), Saturday (10am–5pm)

WHY: Women’s clothing at a discount at the Adam Lippes

WHERE: Adam Lippes NoMad Showroom, 1133 Broadway, 4th Floor

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BRAND: Samuji Sample Sale

WHEN: 8/03–8/05; Fri.–Sat. (11am–7pm), Sunday (noon–6pm)

WHY: A variety of women’s clothing, accessories and more at discounted prices. All Samuji clothing will be 70–80% off, and Samuji accessories approximately 60% off.

The sale will feature pre-fall2017, fall 2017, Resort 2018, spring 2018 and some one-of-a-kind samples. Other brands participating are Batsheva, Delfina Balda, Swetha.

WHERE:  12 Prince Street

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BRAND:  Kal Rieman Original Sample and Stock Sample Sale

WHEN: 8/07–8/08; Tues.–Wed. (11am–7pm)

WHY: Shop spring and summer apparel at up to 70% off

WHERE: 265 West 37th Street, Suite 904, 9th Floor


Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of July 23, 2018

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: Designer Revival Sample SaleWHEN: 7/23–7/29; Mon.–Fri. (11am–7pm), Sat. (10am–6pm), Sunday (noon–5pm)

WHY: Select items at up to an additional 75% off

WHERE: 324 East 81st Street

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BRAND: Sea NY Sample Sale

WHEN: 7/26–7/28; Thurs.–Sat. (11am–6pm)

WHY: Women’s clothing at up to 80% off retail

WHERE324 Canal Street, Ground Floor

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BRAND: Muleh Summer Warehouse Sample Sale

WHEN: 7/26–7/29; Thurs.–Sat. (11am–7pm), Sunday (noon–6pm)

WHY: Up to 70% off designer brands including Hache, Ter et Bantine, Closed Jeans, Vivienne Westwood, Collection Privee, Le Sarte Petegolle, and many more.

WHERE:   160 9th Avenue, bet. W 19th and 20th streets


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