Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of June 12, 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.

Also, some sample sales won’t let you try on garments, so know your size. Happy Shopping!!

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BRAND: French Connection Sample Sale

WHEN: 6/13–6/15; 10am–7pm

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

WHERE:  512 Seventh Avenue

Image courtesy of Erik Torstensson

Image courtesy of Erik Torstensson

 

BRAND: Theory Men’s Sample Sale

WHEN: 6/14–6/18; Wed.–S.at (10:30am–7pm), Sunday (10:30am–5pm)

WHY: Everything up to 70% off

 WHERE: Chelsea Market
75 Ninth Avenue

 

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Image courtesy of candieanderson.com

BRAND: Steve Madden Sample Sale

WHEN:  6/16; 12pm–7pm

WHY:  Handbags, shoes, and assorted accessories at a discount

WHERE: 38-30 Woodside Avenue
Sunnyside, NY, back parking lot

 

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Image courtesy of popsugar.com

BRAND: J. Crew Sample Sale

WHEN:  6/19–6/25; Mon.–Sat. (10am–8pm), Sunday (10am–5pm)

WHY:  Enjoy up to 60% off retail prices

WHERE: 151 Wooster Street

—Staff

Editors’ Pick: Love Lilly

Collages1306Is it hot enough for you? Well, it probably is if you live on the East Coast or the West Coast. No need to fret, Fashion Reverie has a great solution for you.

It can be boiling outside and you can still look fresh and fashionable. Love Lilly offers preppy, chic resort and spring/summer, seaside-inspired, ready-to-wear garments that are made in Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

The philosophy of the brand is “bright and beautiful.”  And since 2013, founder and CEO Lilly Spratt’s signature shift dresses come in bright floral prints with a few nautical-inspired prints thrown in for good measure. Love Lilly print shift dresses have appeared in Town and Country, GreenwichGirl, and Rhode Island Monthly, as well as dozens of online fashion magazines and fashion blogs.

Love Lilly’s print dresses are craftily designed and come in the highest quality fabrics and trims. (And the nautical rope trend on the shift dresses is a great trim for the spring 2017 collection.) The spring 2017 print dresses and tops are a great addition to a summer wardrobe. Perfect for hot summer days, and easy to pack in your weekender!

Images courtesy of Love Lilly

Images courtesy of Love Lilly

Since its launch in 2013, Lilly Pratt has expanded her brand beyond shift dresses to include tops, shorts, and skirts. And the prices are affordable, ranging from $108 to $178.

Don’t let the heat cramp your style. Look fresh, frolicky and comfortable in Love Lilly’s spring 2017 collection. Lily Pulitzer, eat your heart out!!

For more information, got to lovelillywh.com.

—Staff

Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of June 5, 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.

Also, some sample sales won’t let you try on garments, so know your size. Happy Shopping!!

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Image courtesy of pinterest.com

BRAND: Mara Hoffman Sample Sale

WHEN: 6/06–6/11; Tues.  Wed.–Thurs. (9am–8pm); Fri.–Sat. (10am–7pm); Sunday (10am–5pm)

WHY:  Major discounts on all spring 2017 clothing

WHERE:  150 Greene Street

 

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Image courtesy of pinterest.com

BRAND: Alice + Olivia Sample Sale

WHEN: 6/12–6/17; Mon. (12am–8pm);(Tues. (9am_8pm); Wed.–Sat. (10am–8pm)

WHY: Spring 2017 clothes and one-of-a-kind samples available

 WHERE: 260 Fifth Avenue

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BRAND: La Perla Sample Sale

WHEN:  6/13–6/18; Tues. (10am–8pm); Wed.–Sat. (11am–7pm); Sunday (11am–5pm)

WHY:  Spring 2017 garments on sale at a great discount

WHERE: 150 Greene Street

—Staff

Rock It or Leave It on the Runway: 2017 Cannes Film Festival Trends

Fashion Reverie has brought back its “Rock It or Leave It on the Runway” feature. Our viewers loved this snarky feature so much that we decided to bring it back. And it will now be a monthly feature!!

This month’s “Rock It or Leave it on the Runway” examines and critiques fashion trends from  the 2017 Cannes Film Festival red carpets. Enjoy, enjoy!!

Images of Elizabeth Moss, Elle Fanning and Tilda Swinton courtesy of cdn1.com and raindance.org, respectively

Images of Elizabeth Moss, Elle Fanning and Tilda Swinton courtesy of cdn1.com and raindance.org, respectively

Statement Sunglasses

Sunglasses are vital for summer and this season, dramatic, wacky, embellished sunglasses are being embraced on the red carpet! If you find a pair you love, don’t be afraid to invest some money in a high-quality pair of statement sunglasses. They’ll bring dramatic fun to your summers for years. Sunglasses don’t just look great; they prevent squinting that can cause wrinkles over time. Make sure you check that the glasses have SPF and UV protection.   Rock it!

Images of Kendall Jenner and Elle Fanning courtesy of Getty Images and thenewyoungturk.com, respectively

Images of Kendall Jenner and Elle Fanning courtesy of Getty Images and thenewyoungturk.com, respectively

Massive trains

Trains on dresses (or in Kendall Jenner’s case a top!) create such an eye-catching spectacle; however, can be absurdly impractical for your average consumer. This is unfortunate as this look can be both dramatic and zany! Alas, unless you can afford to hire strong men to follow you around to keep the train from being shredded and to catch you when it inevitably gets stepped on, this trend is strictly for celebs. Leave it.

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Marion Cotillard and Sophia Coppola

Denim

Denim is looking to be huge this season. So much so that the causal look is even being spotted on red carpets! Coming in a considerable number of styles, it’s not hard to find a cut that will flatter you.  High-waisted jeans scream “Mom Jeans” and are to be avoided even by Moms (sorry Sophia Coppola) At the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, Marion Cotillard put a dress over her pants creating a cool contrast between her couture gown and her blue jeans.  Kendall Jenner paired her distressed cutoffs with a luxe top.  Have some fun and mix it up. Rock it!

Images of Jessica Chastain and Nicole Kidman courtesy of associatedreporters.com

Images of Jessica Chastain and Nicole Kidman  courtesy of associatedreporters.com

Garish Embellishments and Prints

One of the biggest dangers of walking the red carpet is you run the risk of being boring. Taking risks can make you look ridiculous even if it does make you memorable (Who can forget Bjork’s Swan Dress?).  This year at Cannes many celebs gambled on over-the-top gowns, and we all won!  Overly embroidered dresses, bright floral prints are taking over the red carpet. Wearing bold looks can be tricky. Keep every other aspect of your outfit simple. No jewelry, neutral makeup, simple ballet flats or pumps. Rock it!

Images of Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajowski courtesy of tomandlorenzo.com

Images of Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajowski courtesy of tomandlorenzo.com

Champagne Color

Gowns in champagne tones were all over the red carpets at Cannes. This versatile color can flatter many complexions. Darker skin, with yellow under tones, will want to stick to the strictly pale yellow while cooler, fair skin tones should look for hues with blush undertones.  Since the color is mostly neutral, you can take advantage and play up your accessories. Often stars will don champagne gowns as to display their dazzling jewelry to full effect.  The color can also be very sexy. For pale-skinned women champagne gives the illusion of displaying more skin.  Remember, Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) from “Sex and the City”? When SJP donned a champagne slip dress that matched her own skin tone she called it her ‘naked’ dress!  Rock it!

Eva Longoria and Winnie Harlow images courtesy of dailymail.co.uk

Eva Longoria and Winnie Harlow images courtesy of dailymail.co.uk

Thigh High Slit

There are a plethora looks that work on the red carpet that simply don’t translate to other situations. Thigh high slits are gorgeous, but sometimes impractical.  With thigh high slits sometimes your underwear is on full display, which requires a large amount of double back tape and a lot of fear.  Taping your dress to your skin can make walking, sitting, even standing downright uncomfortable, and there is no guarantee that the garment won’t come unmoored.  I’m not even going to talk about what happens at the end of night when it comes time to rip the tape off!!  This one is a hard pass. . Leave it!

—Cameron Grey

 

Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of May 29, 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.

Also, some sample sales won’t let you try on garments, so know your size. Happy Shopping!!

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Images courtesy of thefashiontag.com

BRAND: DVF Sample Sale

WHEN: 5/30–6/04; Tues. (9am–8pm), Wed,–Fri. (10am–8pm), Sunday (10am–4pm)

WHY:  Up to 75% off women’s clothing and accessories

WHERE:  260 Fifth Avenue

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Image courtesy of indulgy.com

 

BRAND: Diesel Sample Sale

WHEN: 5/31–6/04; Wednesday (9am–8pm), Thurs.–Fri. (10am–8pm), Sat. (10am–7pm), Sunday (10am–5pm)

WHY: Women’s and men’s apparel and accessories at a discount

 WHERE: 150 Greene Street

 

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Image courtesy of fashionbride.com

BRAND: Inbal Dror Sample Sale

WHEN:  6/04–6/16; Sunday–Friday (10am–8pm), By Appointment

WHY:  An exclusive sample sale for the cutting edge bride! The first Inbal Dror sample sale in New York: items on sale will include the same dress as Beyonce wore to the Grammys. Since retail prices for Inbal Dror gowns range from $8,000 to $10,000, the sample sale will be a significant bargain with all prices ranging between $5,249 and $6,299.

WHERE: 110 East 40th Street

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BRAND: Eidos Sample Sale

WHEN: 6/06–6/10; Tues.–Sat. (10am–7pm)

WHY:  Men’s apparel at a discount

 WHERE: 151 Wooster Street

—Staff

Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of May 22, 2017

Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of May 22, 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.

Also, some sample sales won’t let you try on garments, so know your size. Happy Shopping!!

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BRAND: Theory Women’s Sample Sale

WHEN: 5/24–5/28; Wed.–Sat, (10:30am–7pm), Sunday (10:30am–5pm)

WHY:  Everything up to 70% off

WHERE:   Chelsea Market
75 Ninth Avenue

 

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Image courtesy of cliqueimg.com

BRAND: OAK + FORT NYC Warehouse Sample Sale

WHEN: 5/25–5/28; Thurs.–Sun. (11am–7pm)

WHY:  OAK + FORT pieces up to 70% off

 WHERE:   5 Mercer Street

 

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Image courtesy of showroomseven.com

BRAND: Showroom Seven Sample Sale

WHEN:  5/30–6/30; Mon.–Fri.; 10am–7pm

WHY:  Up to 75% off showroom samples including Erickson Beamon, Chiara Ferragni, Patricia Bondaldi, Pier Antonio Gaspari, 2NDDAY, and Day Birger et Mikkelsen

 WHERE:  501 Tenth Avenue, 7th Floor (Entrance of 38th Street)

—Staff

Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of May 15, 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.

Also, some sample sales won’t let you try on garments, so know your size. Happy Shopping!!

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Image courtesy of deuxhommes.com

BRAND: Chromat Sample Sale

WHEN: 5/20–5/21; Saturday and Sunday (11am–4pm)

WHY:  Find your favorite swimwear, sportswear and lingerie at a discount 

WHERE:   544 Park Avenue
#104
Brooklyn, NY 11205

 

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Image courtesy of pinterest.com

BRAND: Hickey Freeman Sample Sale

WHEN: 5/21–5/25; Sun.-Wed. (9am–6:30pm), Thursday (9am–5pm)

WHY:  Men’s tailored clothing, dress shirts, ties, sport shirts, golf wear and other gifts up to 75% off retail prices

 WHERE:    317 West 33rd Street, just west of 8th Avenue

 

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Image courtesy of vogue.com

BRAND: Kimora Lee Simmons Sample Sale

WHEN:  5/22–5/23; Monday to Tuesday (11am–6:30pm)

WHY:  Kimora Lee Simmons is hosting a private studio sale in her NYC showroom. Samples will be for sale, as well as additional merchandise from sizes 2 to 12 at 50% off.

 WHERE:   220 West 19th Street, 10th Floor

—Staff

Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of May 8, 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.

Also, some sample sales won’t let you try on garments, so know your size. Happy Shopping!!

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Image courtesy of fashionisers.com

BRAND: Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale

WHEN: 5/9–5/15; Monday (11am–8pm), Tues.–Fri. (10am–8pm), Saturday (10am–7pm), Sunday (11am–4pm)

WHY:   Up to 70% off clothing, handbags, shoes and accessories

 WHERE:   260 Fifth Avenue

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BRAND: NEST Fragrances Sample Sale

WHEN: 5/9–5/14; Tuesday (10am–7pm), Wed.–Sat. (10am–7pm), Sunday (10am-5pm)

WHY:  Up to 70% off retail prices on candles, fragrances, lotions and gifts

 WHERE:   151 Wooster Street

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BRAND: HEIKE Moving Sample Sale

WHEN: 5/10–5/12

WHY:  Styles up to 80% off retail, including the current spring/summer 2017 collection and fall/winter pieces, as well as exclusive archive and inspirational pieces. You will also get the chance and shop furniture and accessories!

 WHERE:   151 Wooster Street

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BRAND: Loeffler Randall Sample Sale

WHEN: 5/11–5/13; Thursday–Friday (9am–8pm), Sat (12 noon–6pm)

WHY:   Up to 75% off women’s footwear & handbags

 WHERE:   434 Broadway

—Staff

 

Beauty Pick: Brow Design International

Images courtesy of Supreme Publicity

Images courtesy of Supreme Publicity

Has it warmed up yet? Well, that depends on what part of the country you live in. Still, spring officially arrived on March 21 and if you still shop at brick and mortar stores, you will find a lot of spring/summer clothing on the racks.

With this change in temperature, consumers become more concerned about their outer appearance. Gyms start to crowd up, you began to see a few tans and of course more skin is exposed.

It is also the season to become more concerned about your face. Since you can’t cover up with hats and scarves, your face is probably the first thing that everyone sees.

Along with a clear, smooth complexion, do not forget about your brows. Fashion Reverie has discovered a unique and innovative brow technique that will set you apart this spring from others with great brows.

The Brow Design® International microblading method was discovered by founder Julia Anne Milin, after years of apprenticeships, experience, and experimentation. After continuing to see the ‘standard’ procedure that the majority of microblading professionals were similarly using, Julia Anne was determined to create a technique that would produce a single unique result for each client, individually.

Image courtesy of Supreme Publicity

Image courtesy of Supreme Publicity

First, an extensive color-matching protocol is used, where advanced color-technology steps are done in order to reach the pigment that perfectly matches the client’s natural base. Second, the ancient ‘Golden Ratio’ technique is referenced in order to declare mathematical precision based on the facial architecture of the client. We then work directly with the client in order to craft an authentic shape that ultimately results in making their fantasy brows become a reality.

You know you cannot go wrong with Julia Milin’s innovative brow design technique. Julia Milin is a classically trained vocalist, having studied at LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts (the high school lionized in the film “Fame”). Julia has performed in both pop, rock and opera around the globe, and with her detailed and intense training and performance schedules, lots of discipline and hard work is involved. Julia brings that same kind of dedication and precision to uniquely shaping brows.

Images of Julia Ann Milin and Salma Hayek, coutesy of Brow Design International

Images of Julia Ann Milin and Salma Hayek, coutesy of Brow Design International

And she has a long list of pleased clients for all her craftsmanship and hard work. All this craftsmanship and artistry is done at Brow Design International, the first microblading clinical office in the tri-state area. Brow Design International is recognized as the sole entity responsible for putting this new state-of-the-art procedure on the map. Since the birth of Brow Design International, and later Brow Design Microblading Academy, Julia Anne continues to shape the future of microblading techniques as she consistently reinvents her craft, while simultaneously magnifying the industry standards.

—William S. Gooch

 

Wednesday Sample Sale: Week of May 1, 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.

Also, some sample sales won’t let you try on garments, so know your size. Happy Shopping!!

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Image courtesy of fashionisers.com

BRAND: Christian Siriano Sample Sale

WHEN: 5/3 – 5/7; Wednesday–Sunday (11am–7pm)

WHY:  Tons of shoes, bags and clothes from recent collections

 WHERE:   1070 Madison Avenue, between 80th and 81st Streets

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BRAND: Dolce & Gabbana Sample Sale

WHEN:  5/4 – 5/7; Thursday (10–7), Friday(9am–7pm), Saturday (9am–6pm), Sunday (10am–6pm)

WHY:  Women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories at a discount. American Express, Visa, MasterCard, or China UnionPay. No manual or voice authorizations will be permitted. Cards must be swiped, no keyed entry

 WHERE:   Soiffer Haskin, 317 West 33rd Street, just west of 8th Avenue

 

Image courtesy of fashionisers.com

Image courtesy of fashionisers.com

BRAND: STAFF USA Sample Sale

WHEN:  10/5 – 10/7; Friday (10am–7pm), Saturday (11am–7pm), Sunday (noon–5pm)

WHY:  Women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, apparel and accessories from Maison Margiela, MM6 Maison Margiela, Marni, and Dsquared2 will be available at a discount. Major credit cards only. Cash/Checks will not be accepted. All purchases final sale. No exchanges or refunds

 WHERE:   220 West 19th Street, 10th Floor

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