Editor’s Pick: Angela Mitchell’s Fall 2018 Shoe Collection

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Shoe collections come a dime a dozen, particularly in a market oversaturated with inexpensive, lackluster product. In response to US consumers’ penchant for product at bargain-basement prices, some footwear brands have sacrificed creativity, quality and innovation for lower prices and banality. Angela Mitchell is not that kind of footwear brand.Established in 2016 by creative designers and sisters Krystal and Marilyn Lavoie, Angela Mitchell is a Canadian emerging luxury shoe brand, handmade in Italy for men and women. And the brand’s fall 2018 debut during New York Fashion Week: The Shows was a bonafide hit, demonstrating that the design duo’s design aesthetic contains that delicate balance of retail viability and fashion sensibility. Something much needed in the current milquetoast market.

Inspired by a journey through Morocco and the cities of Marrakech, Casablanca, Agadir and Berber rural villages, Krystal and Marilyn Lavoie found a way to weave Morocco’s orange sunsets, desert horizons and rich North African culture into a footwear collection that centered on modern sensibilities while pushing fashion’s proverbial envelope. By employing semi-precious stones into a lot of the footwear, particularly on high quality leather, the brand recalled the exotic Moroccan landscapes with its unexpected beauty and mystery.

The women’s collection offers 7 contemporary and classic styles. Among oxfords and fringe-embellished pumps, the Tichka boot embellished with geometric patterns calls upon Moroccan tapestries. Swarovski crystal appliqués in jet, silver night and hematite sparkle against leathers mastered by Italian artisans. The men’s collection, featuring 6 styles, includes the standout Tizi oxford. Designed with the same geometric pattern and audacious spirit as the Tichka, the shoe sets the course for unlimited and unforgettable exploration.

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Made of genuine Italian leather, the Angela Mitchell luxury men’s collection features six unique and distinctive men’s styles—all of which carry with them the signature Angela Mitchell mark and embellishments of Swarovski crystals. The men’s footwear collection is designed with the same geometric pattern and audacious spirit as its sister collection, setting the course for unlimited and unforgettable exploration. 

For more information, go to angelamitchellmilan.com.

—William S. Gooch





West Coast Spring 2018 Fashion Trends

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There’s a prettier, softer mood in the air from power pastels to summer sequins. Is it too soon to say spring? Well, not quite, yet. As fashion industry leaders abandon winter dress-codes behind, some head to the West Coast for more temperate climates with East Coast temperatures still being chilly. Naturally, New York and Los Angeles have a lot in common, yet, there’s an ongoing rivalry between the two fashion capitals. California’s relaxed lifestyle enlists individuals to make LA style their own. The style is fresh, yet laid-back, with a slight play on sensuality contributing to a feminine edge. Fashion Reverie looks to the trending street styles in Los Angeles and this season is bound to be full of energy, optimism, and bold fashion moments.

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Kanye West approved, the teeny-tiny sunglasses are a hit both on and off the runway. The perfect accessory, 90s–inspired tiny sunglasses are the most iconic trend straight off the catwalk. Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton this season have revived the micoframes for a comeback.

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Why limit sequins for just special occasions? There’s plenty of glitter to go around for everyone. This glitzy statement shall be the focal point all season long. Go all out and outshine with this bold sequined trend. If this sparkly ensemble is too much, try the Cinderella shoe as an alternative.

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“With the warm LA summers … There is something so timeless and classic about pastels; the color can be worn dressed up or down,” said Tandya Stewart, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger.Lavender has been deemed the most popular trend by spring 2018 runway shows, so own it. Breathing life into pastels and dusty tones, designers are committed to spring’s vibrant hues and rainbow brights.

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Plush Fur
A classic for its practicality, plush fur is a wardrobe staple for all LA natives. A new craze on the runway, designers ditch authenticity for faux fur of different proportions and funky prints.“Outerwear is huge in LA and I would say it is the number one trend. Especially lightweight trench coats; they are a necessity in [West Coast] weather. There’s a lot of blend of fabrications and materials [that designers] are being more experimental with”, said Samuel Taylor, creative director and founder of Silent Panda.

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Graphic Stripes
Eccentric graphic patterns are here to play. Whether they’re horizontal, vertical, thick or thin, these eye-catching stripes are having a moment. Dominate the graphic stripes trend with a full head-to-toe look, separates with strong lines or colorful silhouettes. “Exaggerated graphic stripes are everywhere,” said Samuel Taylor.

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Matching Sets
“Canadian Tuxedos, denim jackets paired with denim jeans is currently and always trending in L.A”, said Tandya Stewart. If you love the Canadian Suit, try this fresh update on matching sets this spring. Opt for something more subtle rather than a perfectly tailored suit.—Courtney S. Wilkins

Wednesday Sample Sale: Week of February 26, 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: Utility Canvas Sample SaleWHEN: 2/22–3/08; Mon.–Sat. (11:30am–7:30pm) Sunday (noon–6pm)

WHY:   Discontinued stock, samples, and seconds at prices below wholesale (up to 70% off retail)

WHERE: 49 Greenwich Avenue, between Perry & Charles Streets


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BRAND: Sachin & Babi Sample Sale

WHEN: 3/06–3/08; Tues.–Thurs. (9am–6pm)

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

WHERE: 132 West 36th Street, 11th Floor


BRAND: Carmen Marc Valvo Sample Sale

WHEN: 3/07–3/09; Wed.–Fri. (10am–5pm)

WHY: Women’s clothing at a discount

WHERE:  132 West 36th Street, 2nd Floor



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BRAND: J. Mendel Private Sample Sale

WHEN: 3/07–3/08; Wed. (noon–7pm), Thurs. (9am–5pm)

WHY: Fur, gowns, cocktail, ready to wear and accessories all at up to 75% off retail. By appointment only, for booking, emailjenxsamplesale@gmail.com or call 917.930.6797 / 917.930.6113

WHERE: By appointment only


Trends from Fall 2018 European Men’s Shows: Rock It or Leave It

Welcome back to Rock It or Leave It! Fashion Reverie examines the recent trends seen during men’s Fashion shows recently held in Europe. Fashion Reverie gives an expert opinion on what need to be adored and what needs to the hit the trash with the wrapper? Let’s find out.

          Images of Kenzo, Y3, Alex Mullins fall 2018 courtesy of gq.com, respectively

YellowKenzo, Y3, Versace

A few seasons back yellow was huge at New York Fashion Week: The Shows and this season that color trend has popped up the men’s collection in Europe. Yellow is an easy way to add a pop of color and add interest to an everyday outfit. The key is to identify the right yellow for your complexion, determining if you’re a cool or warm tone. Yellow can be a stand out color so if you don’t want to be overwhelmed by it, pick an accessory like a watch or pocket square.

Rock It!!

Image of Versace fall 2018 courtesy of gq.com, image of Alexander McQueen fall 2018 courtesy of vogue.com, and image of Bobby Adley fall 2018 courtesy of wwd.com, respectively

Tartans and PlaidsAlexander McQueen, Versace, Bobby Abley

Scotland’s ears must be burning because tartans and plaids were the talk of the men’s shows this season. These classic prints add interest to any outfit while not pushing the proverbial fashion envelope too far. As long the color of the plaids and tartans enhance the rest of your look, the sky is the limit

Rock It!

Image of Versace fall 2018 courtesy of gq.com, Alex Mullins fall 2018 courtesy of wwd.com, and Astrid Anderson fall 2018 courtesy of gq.com, respectively

Clashing PrintsAlexander McQueen, Versace, Alex Mullins

The runways were awash with outfits that consisted of several wildly different prints sometimes as many as four on one garment. Despite these collections employing excellent stylists and years of experience, many of these models and clashing print combinations were a bit much to take.

Alexander McQueen was able to make it work by combining a pinstripe suit with a tiny sliver of plaid, but it was precarious pairing, at best. If these masterful designers can’t seem to get it right what chance does the average consumer have?

Leave it.

Image of Christopher Raeburn fall 2018 gq.com, image of Alexander McQueen fall 2018 courtesy of vogue.com, and image of Y3 fall 2018 courtesy of gq.com

Puffy JacketsChristopher Raeburn, McQueen, Y3

The puffy jackets Tommy Hilfiger made so popular are back! The great thing about these jackets is not only are they fashionable, they’re also very practical. What better use is there for winter fashion than keeping you warm? The downside is they can add bulk to your silhouette, but it’s better than freezing.

Rock It!!

Image of Rottindean fall 2018 courtesy of gq.com and image of Prada fall 2018 courtesy of vogue.it

Words and LogosPrada, Rottindean

As the political climates in Europe and America are heating up so is the political activism. Many designers are using their fashion as a platform to give weight to their political beliefs. These garments make a fun and interesting way to express yourself and can make your outfit a conversation piece. Just be careful to a translation of any foreign words before you don the outfit. Years ago, actress Cameron Diaz bought a purse with Chinese lettering on it. She was horrified to learn it was a quote by Communist Dictator Mao Zedong! Don’t let that happen to you.

Rock It!!

Image of Yohji Yamamota fall 2018, Amiri fall 2018 courtesy of vogue.com, and image of Y3 courtesy of gq.com, respectively

Long hairAmiri, Y3, Yohji Yamamoto

Many of the models walking the runways were sporting hair much longer than traditional lengths. While great strides have been made in challenging gender dress codes, having long hair in a corporate environment might be a challenge. Plus men who have been wearing their hair short their entire lives are often surprised how much work goes into maintaining long tresses. You might want to consider leaving this one to the models.

Leave it.

—Cameron Grey Rose


Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of January 22, 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: Archerie NYC Sample SaleWHEN: 1/25–1/28; Thurs.–Sat. (10am–8pm), Sunday (11am–7pm)

WHY:  Previous season fall and spring styles at up to 80% off original prices. Tops and skirts: $50. Sample dresses–spring 2017, and fall 2018& coats: $75–$100 made from Japanese cotton, Italian wool and local US mills.

WHERE: 98 Thompson Street


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BRAND: Dennis Basso Sample Sale

WHEN: 1/25–1/28; Tues., Thurs.–Sat. (9am–6:30pm), Sunday (9am–6pm)

WHY: Women’s fur coats and clothing at a discount, also including: fur vests, fur-lined raincoats, cashmere coats and shearlings, dresses, gowns, eveningwear, children’s wear and furs.

WHERE: 317 West 33rd Street

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BRAND: Fleur de Mal Sample Sale

WHEN: 1/26–1/29; daily (11am–7pm)

WHY: Shop the Fleur du Mal Sample Sale featuring one of a kind ready-to-wear and lingerie pieces, samples sets from the latest spring, summer and fall collections, and further reductions on current sale items, now up to 80% off.

WHERE:  175 Mott Street


BRAND: OXOSI End of Season Sample Sale

WHEN: 1/26–1/30, Fri.–Tues, (11am–7pm)

WHY: This weekend is your last chance to shop the OXOSI Sample Sale. With further reductions, get deals of up to 80% off on international designs from EDUN, Brother Vellies, Maki Oh, and more.

WHERE: 73 Spring Street, Suite 203




Fashion Reverie’s 2018 Unisex Winter Skincare Guide

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Snow doubt about it… winter is here! If you were in any part of the United States in the first few days of 2018, and most this past week, then you were likely affected by a lot of snow. It crippled some small towns and brought some major cities to a standstill. And even though we know winter will come every year, every year we often under prepare for it. It can affect travel, commuting to work, and our bodies. While we at Fashion Reverie can’t give you much advice on getting to work in the winter, we can surely advise you on how to prepare and repair your body from winter’s harsh effects.There’s an old adage that says, “Those who fail to plan, plan to fail.” Fashion Reverie has assembled a fail-proof list of skincare products that will have you feeling summertime fresh during the most blustery winter months.Oxygenetix Oxygenating Acne Control Foundation

Though acne is usually associated with warmer temperatures, even in colder climates acne still prevails. Oxygenetix Oxygenating Acne Control Foundation features maximum strength 2% salicylic acid combined with the brand’s proprietary, breathable delivery system. The prime ingredient is the pro-healing, patented Ceravitae Complex, a supercharged, oxygenating, breathable matrix that promotes collagen cell production and connective tissue growth. Ceravitae attracts oxygen to the skin to support healing and keep skin strong and healthy. Ceravitae works synergistically with time-released salicylic acid to maintain effective treatment levels throughout the day.

Dr. Bronner Pure Castile Liquid Soap

Available in eight scents, their peppermint is the most popular. Made with with organic peppermint oil, it clears sinuses, sharpens the mind, and tingles the body leaving you totally revitalized. Just make sure to not let it linger on your most sensitive parts … It’s powerful!Bath and Body Works Orange Ginger Energy Sugar Scrub

The scrub is perfect for sloughing off dead skin and invigorating your body. The ingredients include five nourishing oils, including jojoba, sunflower seed, safflower seed, mineral, and almond oils for maximum hydration coupled with orange and ginger essential oils for tension relief. Breathe deeply to maximize its energizing effects.Molton Brown Re-charge Black Pepper Sport Muscle Soak

Built from mineral-rich thermal bathing salts, and paired with Molton Brown’s iconic scent of Madagascan black pepper oil, grapefruit, and aromatic cardamom, this bath soak help relax your muscles and ease away the stress of the daySimply Balanced Organic Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil

An all-natural product that is great for your skin (and hair). Being that it is unrefined, it retains the natural smell of the coconut while keeping your skin moisturized and healthy. Some people have even reported that, after a few weeks, it has helped clear up minor skin conditions.Jack Black Industrial Strength Hand Healer

Tested by guys who use and abuse their hands, this rich, non-greasy formula helps heal and soothe dry, chapped, cracked hands. Particularly beneficial to those who wash their hands a lot or spend time outdoors in rugged temperatures, Jack Black Industrial Strength Hand Healer repairs tough calloused skin and cuticles, providing lasting relief.Zirh Clean

An invigorating face wash with Alpha Hydroxy and Beta Hydroxy Acids that work to remove dirt, excess oil and dead skin cells. The cleanser has a fresh, light lemon scent that leaves your face feeling and looking fresh and clean.Anthony Facial Scrub

This gentle face scrub is a triple threat. It exfoliates skin, removes grime, and helps get rid of ingrown hairs. White sand from Bora Bora removes dead skin, aloe vera soothes and refreshes the skin, and Vitamin C nourishes the skin. This is a spa-worthy concoction for your face.Baxter of California Herbal Mint Toner

This toner is the wingman to all of your facial products. Not only does it remove residual dirt, oil, and impurities cleansers can miss, it brightens the complexion, reduces redness, balances oil production, and preps skin to receive further product like serums and moisturizers, boosting their efficacy.Dr. Perricone Vitamin C Ester Serum

This is a golden elixir for your face. The concentrated boost of Vitamin C brightens your complexion evens out your skin tone; helps smooth crows feet, and reduce wrinkles. You can get it in as a liquid serum or a travel-friendly cream.Kiehl’s Facial Fuel No-Shine Moisturizing Lip Balm

Everyone needs an optimum concoction for lip protection and repair. Composed of shea butter, pure Vitamin C, and squalene, this lip balm is designed to keep your lips hydrated and healthy. Squalene is super moisturizing; Vitamin C helps improve the appearance of aging skin, and the shea butter protects against dryness and dehydration while keeping your lips supple. And it leaves your lips shine-free. Perfect!Malin+Goetz Weekender Travel Kit

When traveling, you can’t bring your whole skincare regimen, so why not have a handy kit that’s always ready to go? This weekend essentials kit is pre-packed for easy travel. It includes grapefruit face cleanser, Vitamin E face moisturizer, bergamot body wash, eucalyptus deodorant, almond hand treatment, and lip moisturizer. No need to create your own kit of products, this TSA-friendly assortment is all you need for a quick getaway.

—Carl Ayers


Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of January 15, 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: Veronica Beard Sample SaleWHEN: 1/16–1/18; Tues. (8:30am–7pm), Wed. (9am–7pm), Thurs. (8am–1pm

WHY: Women’s clothing, jeans, and footwear at a discount 

WHERE: 65 Greene Street


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BRAND: Theory and Helmut Lang Sample Sale

WHEN: 1/16–1/19; Tues. (11am–8pm), Wed.–Fri. (11am–7pm)

WHY: Women’s and men’s clothing at a discount 

WHERE: 261 West 36th Street, 2nd floor


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BRAND: Zadig & Voltaire Warehouse Sample Sale

WHEN: 1/15–1/21

WHY: Up to 70% off apparel, shoes, and accessories 

WHERE:  153 Mercer Street

BRAND: Frederick Gelb Furs Sample Sale

WHEN: 1/16–1/31, Mon.–Fri., 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am–2pm, Sunday closed

WHY:  Fred Gelb Furs, one of the largest wholesale designer label manufacturers in America is opening their factory showroom to sell off their 2017-18 inventory. There are unbelievable values on spectacular runway pieces, sheared mink, reversibles, colors, sables, vests, shearling, capes in a full range of sizes.

WHERE: 345 7th Ave (bet. 29th & 30th Sts.) 20th Floor

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BRAND: Ernest Alexander Sample Sale

WHEN: 1/22–1/26; Monday–Friday (9am–7pm)

WHY: Clothing and accessories up to 70% off original retail prices

WHERE: 15 West 28th Street, 4th Floor



Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of January 1, 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.BRAND: Lily Pulitzer After Party Sale

WHEN: 1/03–1/04

WHY: Clothing, footwear, and accessories at a discount, in store and online.

WHERE:  Lilly Pulitzer, 1020 Madison Avenue


BRAND: Shoe-Inn Warehouse Sample Sale

WHEN: 1/08–1/12, Monday–Friday (9am–7pm)

WHY:  Women’s footwear and accessories at a discount, over 10,000 pairs of shoes from all of the top designers. Designers include Stuart Weitzman, Vince, Sam Edelman, Kendall & Kylie, Frye, Eileen Fisher, Fiorentini + Baker, Aquatalia, Dolce Vita, Ash, Free People, Ugg, Sorel, Sigerson Morrison, Marc Fisher, Steve Madden, Joie, and over 100 additional brands. All shoes: $29–$99; All boots: $30–$249.

WHERE: Penn Plaza Pavilion, 401 7th Avenue

BRAND: Bonobos Sample Sale

WHEN: 1/9–1/14; Tues. (9am–8pm), Wed.–Fri. (10am–8pm), Sat. (10am–7pm), Sunday (10am–4pm)

WHY: Up to 60% off on Fall/Winter collection of men’s apparel and suiting

WHERE: 260 Sample Sale, 260 5th Avenue




Editors’ Pick: The ‘It’ Bags of 2017

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A good handbag can take an outfit from “Oh no!” to “Work it, honey!” The power of a designer handbag should never be underestimated. For years, bags like the Hermès Birkin and the Chanel 2.55 have been considered some of the fashion industry’s most coveted must-have bags. Each year, due to trends and design houses having their moment, there’s always a new set of ‘It’ bags. Fashion Reverie has curated for its viewers the ‘It’ bags of 2017!

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J.W. Anderson Pierce BagJ.W. Anderson has been in the spotlight quite a lot this year. From their successful collections at London Fashion Week to their collaboration with Uniqlo, the brand is slowly becoming a household name. Creative director Jonathan Anderson is also famous for being the force behind French luxury label Loewe. This year, the brand gained the favor of luxury handbag lovers with the J.W. Anderson Pierce bag, a calf leather bag that fastens with a gold-tone circular barbell piercing closure. While it is luxurious, it has a youthful twist that appeals to a wide demographic.

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Saint Laurent Cabas Crossbody BagAfter the success of their Sac de Jour bag, it was hard to imagine how Saint Laurent would outdo their previous success. Enter the Saint Laurent Cabas leather crossbody bag.

A functional bag that is seen almost everywhere. Creative director Anthony Vaccarello had some tough shoes to follow after Hedi Slimane’s departure, but he has managed to keep the house contemporary and ahead of the curve. This bag represents the fashion house’s simplicity and commitment to prestigious luxury goods, appealing to a large consumer demographic.

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Chloé Nile BagIf there is one thing Chloé never fails at, it’s designing a good handbag. This year their crown jewel from their accessories collections is the Chloé Nile bag. Gold hardware is all the rage this season, and this one is right on trend. Recently minted creative director Natasha Ramsay-Levi had a task ahead of her making sure that Chloé’s bags still kept the Chloé girls happy. Needless to say, she succeeded.

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Balenciaga City BagWho doesn’t love a bag with a hand-stitched handle? Well, that’s what you get with the Balenciaga City Bag. The bag is the perfect gift for those big bag lovers who need something sizable, yet luxurious. While Balenciaga designer Demna Gvasalia is known for being more out-of-the-box with his designs, this one is a classic for the simple statement bag lovers (not to mention those lovers of functionality).

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Chanel Gabrielle BagYou cannot curate an ‘It’ bag list without including the top handbag-house-in-charge. Chanel’s Chanel Gabrielle Bag that takes its name from legendary and iconic founder Gabrielle “Coco” Bonheur Chanel. Chanel’s artistic director Karl Lagerfeld didn’t waste any effort in making sure this bag was a must-have, launching an ad campaign featuring Pharrell Williams. The bag has also appeared in different styles including the traditional black calfskin, as well as alligator and tweed. This bag is an investment piece of the year with prices starting at $3,000.

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J’Adior BagDior’s J’Adior bag made its debut at their runway show this year, and became a statement bag soon after. Maria Grazia Chiuri, who took over the house from Raf Simons, had a tough task ahead, steering Dior in a new direction. While her ready-to-wear is still figuring itself out, at least Chiuri isn’t slacking in the handbag department. The J’Adior bag is the fashion statement the Dior girl can’t live without. 

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Gabriela Hearst Nina BagWhile most ‘It’ bags come from the European fashion houses, American designers have been making a name for themselves. One such designer is Gabriela Hearst with her Nina bag. Hearst originally made the compact, adorable bag as a limited-edition bag, but as celebrities began being photographed with the Nina bag, demand for it skyrocketed. There was once even a waiting list for the bag. Nothing says high demand like a wait list.

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Off-White Binder Clip BagAs one of the few Black designers to own his own luxury label, Virgil Abloh of Off-White has been gaining unbelievable traction in the industry. While the designer is known for his approachable and forward-thinking street wear designs, this year Abloh won over handbag lovers with his binder clip bag. There isn’t a Fashion Week where you can’t spot at least several people with this bag. The street style photographers have been eating up, and that’s what it really takes to push a product. 

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Marc Jacobs Camera BagWhat was originally intended as a bag for your digital camera became the must-have mini-purse of the year. This saffiano leather bag is discreetly Marc Jacobs with its double J logo, and is the perfect bag for the woman just looking for something to hold her phone, keys, and lipstick. The bag comes in a variety of colors, so you can always coordinate with whatever outfit you are wearing.

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Coach Bandit HoboWhen Stuart Vevers made Coach cool again, he revamped everything from their brand image to their ready-to-wear and accessories. While Coach has always been known for their handbags, they had long been the entry-level stepping stone before consumers transitioned to more expensive brands. Now, Vevers has created this year’s ideal Hobo bag with the Coach Bandit Hobo, and customers can’t get enough. Although it’s at a more accessible price point than many of its It bag competitors ($595), it’s classic style, and everyday appeal has made it one of the most coveted bags of the year.

—Kristopher Fraser

Wednesday Sample Sale: Week of December 18, 2017

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.BRAND: TOCCA Sample Sale

WHEN: 12/19–12/23, Tues.–Fri. (10am–8pm), Sat, (10am-7pm)

WHY: Beauty, fragrances, and candles at up to 80% off retail prices 

WHERE: 260 Fifth Avenue


BRAND: Modern Vice Sample Sale

WHEN: 12/20–12/22, Monday–Friday (11am–8pm)

WHY: Women’s and men’s footwear at a discount.  Shop amazing handmade styles from Modern Vice, Archive, and Vice by Modern Vice.

WHERE: 247 West 38th Street, 3rd Floor


BRAND: Prive End of the Year Sample Sale

WHEN: 12/26–01/01, Tues. (1pm–7pm), Wed.–S.at (11am–7pm), Sunday (11m–4pm), Monday (noon–5pm)

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

WHERE: Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue




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