Wednesday Sample Sale: Week of January 16, 2017

It’s 2017 and though the economy has recovered; well, supposedly for some, 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: Margaux Sample Sale

WHEN: 01/18–01/19; Wed,-Thurs. (10am–6pm)

WHY:  For the first time, Margaux is opening its doors to the public for an exclusive sample sale. Attendance is free and shoes will be priced over 50% off.

WHERE:   37 West 20th Street, Suite 1206

 

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Vivienne Tam spring 2017 image courtesy of fashionisers.com

BRAND: Vivienne Tam Clearance Sale

WHEN:  01/18–01/20; Wednesday (9am–8pm), Thursday (10am–7pm), Friday (10am–6pm)

WHY: Exquisite original vintage sample and designer full fashion collection at up to 80% retail prices

WHERE 260 West 39th Street, 11th Floor

 

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BRAND: Norman Ambrose End of Season Sample Sale

WHEN:  01/23–01/28; Monday–Friday (9am–5pm)

WHY:  Norman Ambrose fine furs, fur-lined coats, raincoats, shearlings, and reversibles at up to 50% off retail

WHERE The NewMont Group, 150 West 30th Street, 17th Floor

 

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BRAND: Theory and Helmut Lang Sample Sale

WHEN:  01/23–01/26; Monday (11am–8pm), Tues.–Thurs. (11am–7pm)

WHY:  Women’s and men’s clothing at a discount; samples and slight irregulars.

WHERE  261 West 36th Street, 2nd Floor, bet. 7th and 8th Avenue

—Staff

Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of January 9, 2017

It’s 2017 and though the economy has recovered; well, supposedly for some, 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: Clever Alice Multi-Brand Sample Sale

WHEN: 01/10–01/18; Mon.–Sat. (10am–7pm), Sunday (noon–5pm)

WHY:  Scores of boutique designers up to 80% PORTO, Inizio, Cigno Nero, Anna Hovet, White and Warren, Sancutary, Sweewe, George Loves, Jordan Louis, Heartloom, Suki and Solaine , NY Charisma, Belford Cashmere, and more

WHERE:   126 West 25th Street, bet. 6th and 7th Avenues,
Manex France Display Showroom

 

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BRAND: Coats Direct Sample Sale

WHEN:  01/10–01/31; daily (10:30am–6:00pm)

WHYWomen’s clothing at a discount; designers include Betsy Johnson, Braetan, Elie Tahari, Dawn Levy, HFX Performance, Perry Ellis, Hilary Radley, Buffalo David Britton, Laundry by design, Laundry by Shelli Segal, and Nautica.

WHERE 35 West 38th Street, bet. 6th and 5th Avenue

 

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BRAND: Muleh Semi-Annual Sample Sale

WHEN:  01/13–01/16; Fri.–Sat. (11am–7pm), Sunday (noon–6pm), Monday (11am–7pm)

WHY:  Past and current seasons merchandise discounted up to 75% off.

Designers include Herno, Pas Des Calais, Vivienne Westwood, Hache, Ter et Bantine, Closed, Majestic, Collection Privee and more.

WHERE Muleh Boutique, 160 9th Avenue, bet. West 19th and 20th

 

—Staff

 

 

 

Editors’ Pick: Save My Bag

Save_My_Bag_Cool_beyond_the_rulesDid you get a luxury bag as a holiday gift, or have you had a luxury bag(s) for several seasons? Whatever the reason behind your luxury bag(s), it is really unfortunate when the bag(s) get damaged because of bad weather or some liquid indiscretion. But it doesn’t have to be that way!!

Save My Bag was designed to protect or serve as a cover of your bag. This bag over of a bag was conceived from Stefano and Valentina Agazzi’s idea, aimed from the beginning on the philosophy of “be cool beyond the rules,” reassessing the rules and the cliché of fashion. Made of soft neoprene, Save My Bag comes in a variety of styles and 30 colors and prints. Styles come in tote, backpack, small pouch, shoulder,and  handbag. Collections range from the Metallic Collection to Graffiti, Black Label to Pop Star the Geisha limited edition collection.

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With this variety of styles and colors, Save My Bag can be the primary bag in your wardrobe. Since its inception in 2013, Save My Bag has been produced in Italy and is now in 30 countries and more than 700 selected boutiques around the world.

Save My Bags price points range from $80–$180. For more information, go to savemybag.it/en.

—Staff

Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of January 2, 2017

It’s 2017 and though the economy has recovered; well, supposedly for some, 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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Scotch & Soda spring 217 images courtesy of fashionisers.com

BRAND: Scotch & Soda Sample Sale

WHEN: 01/03–01/08; Tues.–Sat. (10am–7pm), Sunday (10am–4pm)

WHY:  Up to 80% off menswear, women’s wear and accessories.

WHERE:   260 Fifth Avenue, bet. 28th & 29th Streets

 

BRAND: 199 Mott Street Sample Sale

WHEN:  01/05–01/05 (12pm–7:00pm)

WHYWomen’s and men’s apparel, accessories, leather goods, premium denim, shoes and more all under $100. Featuring a variety of well-known contemporary fashion brands at 60–80% off retail; while supplies last.

WHERE 99 Mott Street, bet. Broome and Spring Street

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Bonobos spring 2017 courtesy of tumblr

BRAND: Bonobos Fall/Holiday Sample Sale

WHEN:  01/10–01/15 Tues. (9am–8pm), Wed.–Sat. (10am–7pm), Sunday (10am–4pm)

WHY Menswear at a discount

WHERE 260 Fifth Avenue bet. 28th and 29th Avenue

—Staff

 

 

 

Rock it or Leave it on the Runway: 2017 Red Carpet Trends

Trends so often begin on the red carpet. It’s how designers get most of their attention. Some of these trends are perfect for the average fashion consumer; other trends not so much. The 2017 Golden Globes are this Saturday, so Fashion Reverie gives a little preview of what consumers can expect to see on the runway. Some trends you can rock, other trends leave alone!!

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Photos: Evan Rachel Wood, Jennifer Lawrence, and Maura Tierney

 Pants and Jumpsuits as Formal Wear

For years when there was a formal event, dress codes would flatly state women were not to wear pants. Celebs are demonstrating to consumers that women can be beautiful and sexy in pants. The secret to looking amazing in a great pantsuit is to have it tailored and making sure the pant length is correct. You will find the pantsuit trend on Jennifer Lawrence, Evan Rachel Wood, and Maura Tierney. And you can rock it too!!

 

Photos: Ashley Graham, Jennifer Lawrence

Photos: Ashley Graham, Jennifer Lawrence, and Kate Hudson

Sheer Unlined Dresses

Most women could not get away with this look, even on red carpet. You need a slamming bod to pull this look off!! That said; celebs are spotted with their unmentionables on full display under sheer unlined gowns. Does anyone else remember that underwear is supposed to be UNDER your clothes? In effort to make sure they are fully covered, celebrities are choosing briefs and boy shorts which can be dowdy. When a look can make a lovely young woman like Jennifer Lawrence appear matronly, it’s a hard pass. Leave it on the runway!!

Photos: Katy Perry, Bella Thorne and

Photos: Katy Perry, Bella Thorne and Gillian Jacobs

Severe Hair aka the Statement Part

Unless it done correctly severe hair, wearing your hair slicked down with a center part, can really play up your features and not always in good way. Plus, the name says it all. It looks severe. Pulling the hair tightly across the scalp can even cause breakage. So it’s a look that will take a while to create; may damage your hair and can be very unflattering. This is one to leave!!

—Cameron Rose

 

Beauty Alert: Slim Down in 2017

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We’re all looking to tone up and slim down after eating a little too much turkey and Christmas ham (not to mention the dozen or so Christmas cookies at work!)  While there’s really no substitution for a healthy diet and exercise, Fashion Reverie has found the best ways to give your weight loss resolutions a little push in the right direction!   So banish the cellulite, firm that booty and wave goodbye to bat wings.  These small changes might be all you need to inspire you to reach your goals!

Now, if you’re happy with your body as is, more power to you!! Fashion Reverie thinks you’re beautiful just the way you are!  Really!  However, if you feel a little less cellulite and firmer skin would bring an extra dose of self-confidence, read on.

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Smooth your Bum Bum

Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream promises to tighten and moisturize your entire body including your bottom.  Brazilians are known for their ultra tiny bikinis and fabulous derrières, so anything they use Fashion Reverie thinks is worth trying!

Made with their special ingredient, guaraná, a native Amazonian plant and one of the most potent sources of caffeine in the world, in addition to cupuaçu butter to lock in moisture and restore elasticity, acai to keep skin looking young and coconut oil to soften and condition. Fashion Reverie has high hopes for this product.

The Fashion Reverie beauty squad applied the cream before heading to bed and was pleasantly surprised to wake up to better, more supple looking skin.  Some of our team even observed a slight diminishing of cellulite.  After a few uses the team’s fascination with the thick Brazilian cream grew.

From the sweet smell of pistachio caramelo to the subtle shimmer, you’ll find yourself adoring this product from the moment you apply it to your skin.

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Image courtesy of Murad

Build Youth Back into your Skin

Murad’s Youth Builder Duo promises younger and firmer skin with it’s Firming Peptide Body Treatment designed to hydrate and increase firmness as well as the Collagen Support Body Cream, which is said to increase the appearance of youthful skin with intense hydration.

The Firming Peptide treatment melts on the skin as a light oil.  Within a few uses, Fashion Reverie’s beauty squad saw a slight difference as the product helped tone up the skin.  The Collagen cream felt super luxurious as your body is bathed in rich shea butter and jojoba extract.

Regardless of your age or skin type, this duo is a knockout punch!  It will leave your skin soft and firm all at the same time!

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Image courtesy of The Haven Spa

Try an Hourglass Treatment

The Haven Spa located in New York City performs hourglass treatments aimed at slimming, firming, toning and detoxifying the body.  Using plant extracts, caffeine, essential oils and algae extract as well as hot and ice cold thermal agents to help improve the appearance of cellulite, varicose veins, stretch marks, “orange peel” skin and also help burn fat.  They claim most people lose 1 to 4 centimeters around their waist and thighs.

Our beauty squad tried out the treatment and we have to say it was nothing like we expected.  The 90-minute treatment starts off by having you strip down while a therapist applies extract lotions all over your body.  Once you/ve lathered up, you’re wrapped in cellophane and get to rest in a nice little blanket cocoon.  Next comes the hard part!! A thin layer of a cooling agent (more like a frigid cold cream) is applied all over you to help stimulate your fat cells, so cold in fact that it may make your teeth chatter.

If you’re anything like the Fashion Reverie beauty squad, you’re probably lying there shaking and dreaming of a hot shower.  Unfortunately, our therapist tells us to keep it on all night so it has time to work.  After freezing on a table and remaining relatively cold all night we woke up excited to see the results.

After 24 hours, we did notice a 1.5 inch difference around our midsection.  Sadly it didn’t help much on other parts of our body or with cellulite and other trouble areas.  The treatment did however help with spots and stretch marks.

We’re told you really need 5 to 7 treatments to see a noticeable difference.  Would we try it again?  Perhaps, but only on the hottest day in July!!

All the above tips and tricks are there to help you feel confident and be the very best version of yourself!  Please note that results vary among individuals and our findings might not be the same for you.

—Janine Silver

Fashion Reverie’s Last-Minute Holiday Gifts

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It is December 23rd, just two days before Christmas and you’re probably preparing to visit family or cleaning the house for when they come visit you. The holiday decorations are all in place. And now it’s time to relax.

Except, you just realized you didn’t buy ANYTHING for some relatives and some other very special people in your life. Thankfully we live in the era on online shopping and you can buy subscription services, a gift that can be enjoyed year round and will continually remind your recipient of your thoughtfulness. The fact that you bought it Dec 23rd is something they never need to know.

Know someone who has a birthday in December? Combination gifts just make you look cheap and thoughtless, unless it’s a subscription service. For the fashionista in your life you have a lot of great choices.

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Images courtesy of fashiongonerogue.com

If you’re on a budget, magazines always make a great choice. Most publications have 2-for-specials during December so you can pick out a free one for yourself! Many magazines cost as little as $12 for a full year subscription. And if you are Fashion Reverie follower, you know the staff at Fashion Reverie loves a good fashion magazine. Just Remember in this age of digital domination, print publications are quickly going the way of the dinosaur, so pick a fashion publication that will be around for a while. Fashion Reverie’s picks are Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, or Marie Claire, if you are a traditionalist. But, if you want something a bit more edgy, Nylon, Love, Essential Homme, Wonderland, and 360 magazines are great options.

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Image courtesy of Cocoa Runners

If you have a friend who loves perfume Scent Bird is a fantastic way for them to try out new perfume. Each month choose a fragrance from hundreds of options and a small bottle comes to your door for only 14.95. It’s a fun way to try new perfumes.

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Image courtesy of Vella Box

Do you know someone who loves candles? Of course, you do. Did you know subscription candle services exist? Vella Box provides monthly Artisan candles at an assortment of price points.

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Image courtesy of Color Me Monthly

Who doesn’t love nail polish? Color Me Monthly provides unique on trend shades monthly for only $7.

Need something for the foodie in your life?

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Image courtesy of Raw Spice Bar

Raw Spice Bar is a monthly subscription services for cooks in your life seeking new and interesting flavors. Receive three high quality freshly ground spices and recipes in which to try them for a mere $8 a month.

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Image courtesy of Coca Runners

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Cocoa Runners is fun way to try new and unique chocolate treats from all over the world.

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Image courtesy of Try the World

Try the world is a fabulous way to try treats from every corner of the globe. Try The World delivers a box of snacks every other month themed by country. Discover your new food obsession there!

(Final tip; don’t just let the gift show up in your recipient’s in box. Send them a card that mentions their gift or they might think it was just an afterthought.)

 —Cameron Rose

Editors’ Pick: Laurent & Altieri Handbags

Genevieve_LaurentThe accessories market is oversaturated. There is no argument there. Yet, every season innovators and designers attempt to make their mark in the accessories market, jumping in headfirst, taking all the required risks.

Being risks adverse is what’s necessary for any brave soul in the fashion market. The fashion industry has always been an industry that compiles a lot of risk. What is trending today has no industry relevance a few months later. Still, the mercurial natural of the industry does not deter some very passionate folks.

And passion and craftsmanship is what Laurent & Altieri is all about. Launched in 2016, Laurent & Altieri designs bags that transition effortlessly from day to night, season to season, uptown to downtown.  It’s the perfect mix of sophistication, fun and function for the chic city woman.  Every piece makes a statement that reflects a unique personality.

Interestingly enough, co-owner Genevieve Laurent comes from the pharmaceutical world, a very dissimilar bedfellow when it comes to accessory design. “I’ve always had a passion for fashion and initially my mission was to design bags that could transport animals. One thing led to another and I met artisans in Florence and they convinced me that I should make handbags as accessories for humans and if I found a market for my designs, I could add bag transports for animals,” explained Genevieve Laurent.

Laurent & Altieri’s handbags follow the artisan tradition of Tuscany. “The leather from Tuscany is cowhide leather that is certified by authorities in the Tuscany region. They have to go through a unique tanning process that is endemic to the Tuscany region. The tanning and pasteurized process makes the leather unique to Tuscany and widely desired by leather brands around the world. The texture and smell of the leather is unique to the region and sets it apart from leather from other parts of the world,” details Laurent.

Still, Laurent & Altieri handbags go beyond craftsmanship and tradition. Using mostly sauvage leather, which is the leather developed from the softest part of the cowhide, Laurent & Altieri have the fingers on the pulse of the modern urban consumer is looking for. Handbags that express their personal style, can transition from day to night, and are utilitarian in scope. And Laurent & Altieri bags are organic sound, only using vegetable dye to tan and dye the leather instead of chemicals that are bad for the environment.

Images courtesy of Laurent & Altieri

Images courtesy of Laurent & Altieri

Named after famous Florentine women—Catherine de Medici (La Catherine), the Mona Lisa (La Gioconda)—leather products range from handbags to totes to laptop and tablet covers to small handbags. And the price points will not empty your pockets.

That said; the most outstanding feature of these handbags is that their style goes beyond changing trends and the quality and durability combined with affordable price points makes Laurent & Altieri handbags a great find. Just imagine all this quality and style from an actor and pharmaceutical writer. Who would’ve thought!!

For more information, go to laurentaltieri.com.

—William S. Gooch

 

Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of December 12, 2016

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: Pietro Handbag Sample Sale

WHEN: 12/14–12/16; (11am–5:30pm)

WHY: Fine Italian leather handbags made in New York City. The sale offers 30% to 70% off retail.

WHERE:  115 West 29th Street, Suite 401

 

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BRAND: EDUN Resort Sample Sale

WHEN:  12/15 (8:30am–7:30pm)

WHYUp to 90% off over 600 pieces from the Resort 2016 collection. Fifty percent of proceeds to charity organization aid children in Kenya.

WHERE 107 Grand Street, Level 3

 

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Image courtesy of thepreciousthings.com

BRAND: Liebeskind Berlin Sample Sale

WHEN: 12/16–12/18; Friday (11am–6pm), Saturday (11am–7pm), Sunday (12pm–6pm)

WHY: Up to 70% off

.WHERE:  Liebeskind Soho Store, 276 Lafayette Street

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BRAND: Gant Sample Sale

WHEN:  12/20–12/24 (10:00am–5:00pm)

WHY Major discounts on men’s and women’s clothes

WHERE 260 Fifth Avenue

—Staff

Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of December 5, 2016

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 courtes of stylishtcity.com

BRAND: Alice + Olivia Sample Sale

WHEN: 12/6–12/11; Tues. (9am–8pm), Wed. (9am–7pm), Thurs. (10am–8pm), Friday (9am–7pm), Sat. (10–7pm), Sunday (10am–4pm)

WHY: Fall RTW, accessories and shoes at major discounts

WHERE:  260 Fifth Avenue, between 28th & 29th Streets

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BRAND: Gilded Age Holiday Sample Sale

WHEN:  12/9–12/10; Friday (9am–7pm), Sat. (10am–7pm)

WHY: 70%–80% off menswear, women’s wear, shoes, and accessories.

WHERE 580 Broadway, Suite 1204

 

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BRAND: Botiker Sample Sale

WHEN: 12/8–12/13; Thurs.–Fri. (11am–8pm), Saturday–Sunday (10am–8pm), Mon.–Tues. (11am–8pm)

WHY: Men’s apparel and accessories at up to 80% off the retail price.

The sample sale will feature their most popular winter gear, including leather gloves, ultra soft woven shirts, high quality and cozy knits, cashmere sweaters, leather jackets, shirts, and more.

WHERE:   473 West Broadway

—Staff

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