Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of May 3, 2021

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.

Due to the COVID-19 health pandemic, Fashion Reverie recommends that shoppers avoid crowds, it is best to attend sales that have 10 and under 10 shoppers at a time on site. And if possible, shop online for incredible sample sales and discount.

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BRAND Apropo Studio Sample Sale

WHEN: 05/03–06/04

WHY: Women’s and men’s RTW, footwear, and accessories at a discount. Collections available: Avant Toi, Faliero Sarti, Gilda Midani, Giorgio Brato, GRP1, Nells Nelson, Pierre-Louis Mascia, Printed Artworks, Reinhard Plank, Roi Du Lac. Prices range from $44 (small silk accessories) up to $600 (hand embroidery pieces).

By appointment only. Email teresa@apropostudiony.com to set up an appointment.

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

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BRANDVeronica Beard Sample Sale

WHEN: 05/10–05/13; Mon.–Thurs. (10am–6pm)

WHY:  Womenswear at a discount. Stock and samples. All sizes. Bring your own bag. 

WHERE: 261 West 36th Street, 2nd floor

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BRAND: Sandro Sample Sale

WHEN: 05/11–05/16; Tues, (10am–8pm), Wed.–Thurs. (10am–7pm), Fri.–Sat. (10am–8pm), Sunday (10am–5pm)

WHY: Shop menswear, womenswear, accessories, and footwear at a discount.

WHERE: 261 Fifth Avenue

 

—Staff

Editors’ Picks: 2021 Mother’s Day Gifts

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It’s another Mother’s Day! Of course, we are still dealing with the pandemic, so we’re all going to have to get creative. People over 65 are especially vulnerable, but the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is now saying if everyone involved is vaccinated you can exchange mask-less hugs and have a fun day together. Fashion Reverie has curated a list of great Mother’s Day gifts to bring smiles.  Enjoy the day and stay safe.

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BlueQ

Does your mother tell you she doesn’t want you spending money on junk she’ll never use? Okay fine. There’s a solution. Look no further than BlueQ. They carry a plethora of unique, quirky yet extremely practical items like oven mitts, toothbrushes, socks, and more. Often, they have funny phrases and sometimes the words are a little blue so adjust accordingly for your mother’s tastes. Another great thing? A portion of all sales goes to Doctor without Borders.

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Birth Month Flower Kit

So many people love to grow flowers. People talk about how gardening is an incredibly relaxing and calming hobby. Does your mother have a green thumb? She will love this item from Uncommon Goods. You’ve heard of birthstones but did you know each month has an associated flower? You can select your mother’s birth flower and give her this kit. It will have everything she’ll need to grow her own colorful flowers that will remind her of your generosity every time she sees them bloom.

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Gobble Meal Kits

If you are a certain age, you remember June Cleaver of “Leave It to Beaver” fame joyfully cooking enormous breakfasts and five-course dinners. Making us believe that all moms love to cook,  except some moms don’t like cooking, some aren’t very good at it, and some moms just plain don’t want to! Once their kids are grown, some moms don’t want to spend an hour making dinner every night. 

So why does Fashion Reverie recommend Gobble Meal Kits? Not only do Gobble meals feature wonderfully flavorful dinners with lots of different optional add ins, with most of the prep taken care of before shipment, meals usually take only 20 minutes to prepare.

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Claus Porto Soaps Gift Box from Net-a-Porter

One of the best gifts is the one that provides everyday luxury from practical items.  One great extravagance is a really fantastic bar of soap. It’s just a simple daily indulgence that can really lift your spirits. This gift box from Claus Porto features eight  divine smelling soaps in such beautiful packaging your mom won’t be able to throw it away.

The soaps are made in the same Portuguese factory that was built when the company started in 1887, and contain moisturizing pistachio oils for a creamy rich lather. Each of the eight bars in this set is individually wrapped in beautifully illustrated paper pulled from the brand’s archives and sealed with a wax stamp.

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Firstleaf Wine Club

Does your mother love nothing more than sipping a delicious wine? If so, she’ll love Firstleaf wine club. This subscription service will help your mother discover fantastic new vinos to add to her collection. She will start with a quiz to help her find personal wine preferences. Once your mom receives her bottle, she can rate it to help her find another new favorite (there are thousands of bottles to choose from.) And what if she hates the wine she’s ordered? Customer service will find her a replacement bottle!

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Personalized Hand-Written Letter Blanket

Does your mother lament that no one hand writes letters anymore? Does she get chilly easily?  Bring both of those worlds together with a personalized letter blanket from Diane Scaman from Uncommon Goods. Her loose-leaf-paper-styled, 100% cotton blankets create a cozy customizable medium for your messages of love. Your mother will be reminded of your warming words every time her toes get cold.

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Clevery Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

We all had a hearty laugh in the 1980’s when we saw the Life Alert commercial where an elderly woman lays on the floor of her bathroom crying “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” Sadly, this is a real situation that can cause serious injury. Many older people won’t take baths because crawling in and out of tubs is just too dangerous. While bath bombs are a traditional Mother’s Day item, why not think outside the tub? Placing the heavenly scented Clevery Aromatherapy Shower Steamers in a corner of a shower creates divine aromas that turn any bathroom into the ultimate spa experience.

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Giving Keys Jewelry

Jewelry is many people’s go-to Mother’s Day gift, but would you consider giving your mother a more unique and meaningful jewelry experience? Giving Keys Jewelry are beautiful pieces engraved with a single word (choose from selected words or pick a custom word) that means something important to your mother. After one year Giving Keys encourages owners to pay it forward by passing the jewelry onto another person. Even if your mother decides to keep the piece, she’ll still be contributing. Giving Keys teaches important life and job skills to people transiting out of homelessness.

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World Wildlife Federation Animal Adoptions

Did you know you could adopt a tiger as a gift for your mom? Don’t worry you won’t end up in “Tiger King” part 2. World Wildlife Federation sells symbolic adoptions so your mother (who has already told you multiple times she doesn’t need more stuff!) can help an endangered animal preserve their habit and increase their numbers.

—Cameron Grey Rose

Wednesday Sample Sale: Week of April 26, 2021

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.

Due to the COVID-19 health pandemic, Fashion Reverie recommends that shoppers avoid crowds, it is best to attend sales that have 10 and under 10 shoppers at a time on site. And if possible, shop online for incredible sample sales and discount.

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BRANDHugo Boss Sample Sale

WHEN: 04/27–05/02; Tues. (10am–8pm), Wed.–Sat. (10am–7pm), Sunday (10am–5pm)

WHY: Shop menswear, womenswear, and accessories at a discount

WHERE:  260 Fifth Avenue

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BRANDPaul Smith Sample Sale

WHEN: 05/04–05/09; Tues. (10am–8pm), Wed.–Thurs. (10am–7pm), Fri.–Sat. (10am–8pm), Sunday (10am–5pm)

WHY: Shop menswear, womenswear, and accessories at a discount

WHERE: 151 Wooster Street

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BRAND: Zadig & Voltaire Sample Sale

WHEN: 05/04–05/09; Tues.–Sat. (10am–7pm), Sunday (10am–5pm)

WHY: Shop women’s and men’s ready to wear, accessories, and footwear at a discount 

WHERE: 261 Fifth Avenue

 

—Staff

 

Spring 2021 Trend Styleout

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It appears that parts of the world are slowly opening and adjusting to their new normal. People are dining out, shopping, and traveling, all in hopes that we are rounding the corner on the COVID-19 pandemic. As we start to socialize again, our minds are turning toward that looming question, what am I going to wear?

We missed most of our social opportunities for 2020, so a lot of us are planning to double up in 2021. Twice as much traveling, twice as much time with family and friends, and twice as many lewks to be seen in. There are more than 25 projected fashion trends for spring 2021, so it may be a little tricky to stay on top of things this season, but Fashion Reverie has found a way to do it! We’ve taken the twelve best trends for spring 2021, broke them down into duos, and created an easy style out for each pair.

This guide will help you tackle the trends, get your money’s worth from your closet, and stay on your friends’ best dressed list.

Polo Ralph Lauren maxi dress: $243
Jonathan Simkhai cropped cardigan: $385
Gas Bijoux earrings: $109
Aurelie Bidermann bracelet: $252
Paris Texas shoes: $297
MLouye bag: $381

Maxi Dresses & Stripes

Maxi dresses are a springtime staple. They are an unceremonious way of sloughing off the winter layers, and allowing your wardrobe to give way to lighter, freer fabrics. They come in a variety of colors, prints, and patterns, but stripes are what spring 2021 is calling for. This season, don’t limit stripes to just your attire. Add striped elements to all parts of your outfit including your jewelry and bags … but don’t overdo it.

Heron Preston x Calvin Klein bra: $52
Liviana Conti wide leg pants: $167
Alo bomber jacket: $119
Maria Black earrings: $53
Nialaya Jewelry necklace: $99
Dee Ocleppo purse: $231
Patrizia Pepe heels: $201

Wide Leg Pants & Bralettes

This is like a game of peek-a-boo. Bralettes as shirts are a warm weather aesthetic. It shows how smoking hot your body is, but also keeps you cooler when the temps are too turned up. Wide leg pants also let air circulate and help you cool down quicker than tight, form-fitting clothes. Put it all together with a pair of statement heels, and you have a funky, artsy outfit that could have Rihanna taking notes.

Vanessa Scott sheer blouse: $64
Hanro bra: $59
Dry Lake sequin pants: $114
A.W.A.K.E Mode bag: $257
Estella Bartlett bracelet $38
8 By Yoox heels: $110

Sheer & Sequins

In another game of hide and seek, opt for the two trends of sheer and sequins. The sparkle will certainly catch their eye, but the transparency will make them do a double take. Sequined clothes can be fun and playful or chic and sophisticated, so try both ends of the spectrum. Sheer clothes are sexy, but be sure to wear under garments that match either your flesh or the outer garment. You don’t necessarily want to show all your goods, but you want to keep them guessing.

Alice + Olivia top: $141
LHD shorts: $188
Borsalino hat: $184
Missoni earrings: $111
Roger Vivier fringe bag: $378
Birkenstock shoes: $301

Folks-Inspired and Fringe Bags

Not everyone is ready to jump back into futuristic and fashion-forward attire. Some people want to continue taking life slow and easy. During this pandemic, a lot of us took stock of our place in the world. We learned more about various cultures around the globe, and we revisited our own heritages. There’s a resurging fondness for where we come from, and that appreciation also trickles down to fashion. There’s an uptick in interest in responsibly sourced clothing, and a lot of that clothing comes from small, local manufacturers whose design aesthetic comes from their indigenous culture. It’s always good to celebrate and support different cultures, but just make sure it is an appreciation, not an appropriation.

Alexis top: $253
Sportmax skirt: $375
Alison Lou earrings: $145
Ports 1961 ring: $182
Furla purse: $430
Sandro Paris sneakers: $245

Monochromatic & Pastels

What, on the surface, seems like the easiest trend can actually be one of the most difficult to execute. Monochromatic outfits look beautiful when well done, but they can look like a tragedy if done poorly. Luckily, pastels make it easier. The soft colors simplify the blending of hues, thereby allowing you a better chance of pulling off the monochromatic look. It is incredibly difficult to find an outfit where everything matches perfectly—you must take into consideration color, material, and sheen. But when you do find that holy grail of garb, it’s like a chef’s kiss. Pastels are an easy cheat code. Go for it!

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania shirt: $181
DSquared2 shorts: $249
Kasun London necklace: $248
Bering watch: $215
See by Chloe purse: $423
Amina Muaddi boots: $1,775
MM6 Maison Margiela bracelet (used as an ankle bracelet over the boots) $114

Screen Prints and White Thigh-High Boots

What used to be called ghetto fabulous would now be considered urban chic. The mix of downtown elements, like graphic tees and denim, with uptown elements, like accents of precious metals, is the beautiful melding of two worlds. When you add short shorts and tall boots into the equation, the result is a sexy outfit worth its weight in gold. Thigh high boots are a serious matter, and when they are all white, they are making a bold statement. That’s also what screen-printed shirts do. So, if you’re going to wear them, especially together, you might as well give the people something to talk about.

—Carl Ayers

 

Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of April 15, 2021

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.

Due to the COVID-19 health pandemic, Fashion Reverie recommends that shoppers avoid crowds, it is best to attend sales that have 10 and under 10 shoppers at a time on site. And if possible, shop online for incredible sample sales and discount.

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BRANDKiton Sample Sale

WHEN: 04/17–04/21; Sun.–Tues. (9am–6pm), Wed. (9am–5pm)

WHY: Men’s clothing, sportswear & accessories at up to 75% off original retail prices. Including suits, jackets, outerwear, pants, shirts, knitwear, ties, and shoes. Best selection ever.

WHERE:  317 West 33rd Street

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BRANDColmar Adult Spring/Summer Sample Sale

WHEN: 04/19–04/23; Mon.–Fri. (8am–7pm)

WHY: Women’s and men’s apparel and accessories at a discount. Prices range $40.–$200. All sizes from S to XL – Tees, sweatshirts and sweatpants, swim trunks, light-weight jackets, accessories etc.

By appointment only. Please book your appointment through the link below:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040548a5a728a7fc1-colmar

WHERE: C&C Children’s Wear Showroom
12 West 32nd Street, 9th Floor

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BRAND: 3.1 Phillip Lim Sample Sale

WHEN: 4/20–4/25; Tues. (11am–8pm), Wed.–Sat, (10am–7pm), Sunday (10am–5pm)

WHY: Shop women’s and men’s ready to wear, accessories, and footwear at a discount 

WHERE: 151 Wooster Street

—Staff

Editors’ Picks: Product Every Bride Needs Before and on that Very Special Day

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The entire world was shocked when we learned the truth. No, Meghan Markle didn’t make Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, cry while prepping for her wedding; it was the other way around! But every bride knows that even the most modest wedding can reach that point. Prepping for the big day is so stressful, fraught with emotions and family drama that, at some point, tears will be spilled. Some brides have reported crying on their wedding day because they are so happy that the planning is over. Fashion Reverie feels your pain and has decided to compile a list of products that can help alleviate your problems. It’s your special day! Let’s try to help things go as smoothly as possible.

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Solemates

Outdoor weddings are such a delight. Fresh air, sunshine, and cool breezes are relaxing and fun. But walking on grass and dirt in heels? It can result in falls, damaged shoes or broken heels. Or worst-case scenario: the faceplant. A broken nose or tooth is the last thing anyone wants. Now you can use a device described by none other than Oprah as “pure genius.” Solemates heel protectors slip onto the tip of your heels and will keep heels from sinking into grass and provide a stable walking for dirt or uneven surfaces.

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Icy Bag

Icy Bag was created by a desperate bride! The inventor was getting married and was about to put her makeup on when she discovered, her makeup bag had been forgotten in her car. It was summer and by the time it was retrieved, the hot sun had liquified most of her items. They were ruined. That led her to invent Icy Bag.

 It is a bag with a removable gel sleeve that can be frozen to keep items cold. Perfect for summer weddings. And later it can be used to keep drinks, lunches, medications, or anything you want cool and fresh!

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Erno Laszlo Multitask Eye Serum Mask

Wedding planning can be stressful. It can result in a lot of late nights. And we all know late nights and lack of sleep can result in huge bags under one’s eyes. What bride wants to look tired in wedding photos? Erno Lazlos multitask eye serum masks make those puffy dark circles go bye-bye! An all-in-one hydrogel eye patch created with a powerhouse of ingredients smooths the appearance of under-eye dark circles, puffiness, fine lines, and wrinkles. Get a six-pack to share with bridesmaids.

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Oribe Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray
Summertime is the time for love, laughter, and humidity. Yup, that dreaded “frizzy hair” weather.  Oribe Impermeable Anti- Humidity Spray promises to save your hair in any weather. This spray has the lightest texture (you can barely feel it), gives easy hold, and isn’t sticky. This spray is not cheap but worth every penny. Word of warning. You may become addicted to this miracle spray.

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Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
Protecting your hair from extreme humidity doesn’t protect your face from that same humidity and the heat that drives it.  Every woman has gone out for a summer evening only to have her makeup melt into her shoes before the night has barely begun. Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray is the original setting spray to keep your makeup from budging for a solid 16 hours. This weightless vegan mist actually lowers the temperature of your makeup—from foundation and concealer to eyeshadow and blush—to lock it in place. No touch-ups needed. Seriously.

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Still Standing Comfort Foot Spray

Okay, high heels may look great, but they don’t feel very good. Of course, you want to look elegant and tall for pictures, but after a few hours, your dogs will be barking. Fashion Reverie has a better idea—try Still Standing Comfort Foot Spray. This eco-friendly spray can fend off pain for up to 6 hours. It won’t numb your feet. Instead, it prevents the swelling, redness, and discomfort that heels of any size can cause.

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Lord Jones CBD Gumdrops

Wedding planning is stressful. Getting ready for the wedding can also be so stressful. A million things are going to go wrong on the day of the wedding—that’s pretty much guaranteed. Want a way to calm a bit of the stress? Lord Jones CBD Gumdrops. CBD products won’t make you high (although if you are over 21 and live in a place where it’s legal, Fashion Reverie does not judge how you calm yourself!) but may help you relax a little. Lord Jones CBD Gumdrops come in a variety of tasty flavors. Calming CBD never tasted so sweet.

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Rae Wellness Energy Capsules

Having the opposite problem? With a million things needing to get done, you might feel yourself getting run down, but chugging a Red bull might not be the greatest idea. Not only will it make you jittery, but you’ll also need to hit the bathroom with three other people wrangling your dress. Try Rae Wellness Energy Capsules. Their formula features green tea and B12 to give you a bit of energy boost without the crash.

And here are a few things you’ll also want to have on hand for your special day:

Sewing kit

Stain remover pen

Bottled water

Deodorant wipes (Lume brand is good)
Extra pantyhose

Extra underwear

Safety pins

Blotting papers

Extra cell phone chargers (VERY important)

Clear nail polish

Advil or Tylenol.

Clothing tape

Mouthwash and breath mints

 

Try to have fun and remember the day after the wedding will be the first day of the rest of your life.

—Cameron Grey Rose

Wednesday Sample Sale: Week of March 29, 2021

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.

Due to the COVID-19 health pandemic, Fashion Reverie recommends that shoppers avoid crowds, it is best to attend sales that have 10 and under 10 shoppers at a time on site. And if possible, shop online for incredible sample sales and discount.

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BRAND: Diane von Furstenberg Family & Friends Sample Sale

WHEN: 03/31–04/06

WHY:   25% everything

WHERE: 874 Washington Street

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BRANDWolford Sample Sale

WHEN: 04/06–04/08; Tues.–Thurs. (10am–6pm)

WHY: Shop apparel and accessories at a discount at the Wolford Sample Sale. Tights, stay ups, stockings, leggings, bodysuits, dresses, bras, sock, undies, and more

WHERE:  261 West 36th Street, 2nd floor

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BRANDMarc Cross Sample Sale

WHEN: 04/07–04/11

WHY: Shop luxury handbags at exclusive prices

WHERE: 151 Wooster Street

 

—Staff

Editors’ Pick: Spring 2021 Sweater for Cool Spring Temperatures

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Spring is here! After a cold, dark winter, it’s time to stroll through parks and take long walks on the beach. As the temperature rises, you can put away your winter coats, but it’s not quite warm enough to go completely unprotected. It’s time for sweaters to replace those bulky jackets. Fashion Reverie has curated a list of sweaters perfect for breezy days and cool evenings.

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Everlane Alpaca Sweater Tee

The Alpaca Sweater Tee has an easy, soft touch and luxe, airy feel—meaning it’s perfect for spring. The Alpaca fibers are soft and cozy, and  it will replace your favorite tee shirt for days when the cool weather requires more coverage. Everlane is committed to sourcing the most ethical products across its supply chain. For all animal fibers, extra precautions are taken to ensure humane treatment. 

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Eloquii Slit Sleeve Sweater
Eloquii is your one-stop shopping for plus-size clothing that looks amazing and comes at a reasonable price. This fabulous and unique slit sleeve sweater comes in 8 sizes and five pastel colors, perfect for spring! The split sleeve will keep you nice and cool while the soft cotton will keep you warm.  Check out the matching wide-leg sweater pant.

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Reformation Relaxed Cashmere Wrap Sweater

Is there any fabric that screams spring more than cashmere? Perfect for almost any season, this sassy top features a unique wrap silhouette in soft cozy cashmere. Reformation is a company committed to eco-friendly fabrics and is invested in sustainable shipping materials. Environmentally minded practices are incorporated into each step of the lifecycle of Reformation clothing.    

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Madewell Jillian Tie Cardigan

Slim and stretchy, this ribbed cardigan sweater has feminine (and adjustable) ties in front. Wear it as a top with jeans or layer it over a dress. It can be a perfect sexy top or something to keep in your bag for when the sun goes down.

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C by Bloomingdale’s Floral Cardigan

This cardigan from Bloomingdales features supersoft cashmere from well-treated goats in Mongolian goats.  With a soft luxurious feel, the bright floral print will perk up everyone’s day. Created exclusively for Bloomingdales, this is a top-quality item that will hold its shapes for decades to come.

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River Island Cold Shoulder Cable Knit Sweater

 Looking for something sexy and offbeat for cool spring evenings? Check out this saucy number from River Island. The cable knit is rare for spring sweaters and the cold shoulder will keep you from overheating. Who says you can’t be snug and sensual at the same time?

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Bellemere New York

Fashion Reverie is so excited to present a great resource for high-quality cashmere sweaters created using nontoxic dyes and sustainable practices. Bellemere New York carries a beautiful assortment of cashmere sweaters and accessories for both men and women. If you happen to live in New York, you can schedule a time to check out their showroom at 115 W 29th Street, Room 200. Due to COVID restrictions, the company is only allowing two customers in their showroom at a time. Book your time online to check out their great collection. Not in New York? You can order from their website.

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Mer Sea Anywhere Poncho

This high-necked poncho is a great seasonal transition piece. It can easily be used to layer over tops or folded into your bag in preparation for evening. The fabric is so comfortable you’ll never want to take it off. The turtle neck and stitch sleeve will give it just enough structure so you don’t look like a blob. It can even double as a small throw.

—Cameron Grey Rose

Comfortable and Stylish Are the Catch Words for Ladies’ Spring 2021 Sneakers

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2020 brought on many changes and effected every aspect of our lives, including fashion. The Met Gala was canceled. Red carpets were few and far between. Everyone who was stuck at home wound up living in sweatpants and tee shirts. With no restaurants or nightlife open, every woman’s heels were tossed in the back of her closet.

2021 is bringing back hope, inoculations (go vaccines!), and fashion. One of the trends for 2021 is extremely comfortable footwear! Sneakers for spring are high fashion and Fashion Reverie has curated an amazing list of fun sneakers for you to choose from while creating your spring wardrobe.

New Balance Isaac Mizrahi Mesh Lace-up

Coming in several colors, this breezy, mesh lace-up is perfect for a casual look that’s equal parts comfortable and fashion forward. Designed by Isaac Mizrahi, the sleek design makes these cool kicks so much more than a sports shoe—the mesh will keep feet from getting sweaty on warm days. One word of warning, sizing tends to run small. Fashion Reverie recommends ordering a size up.

Nike Air Force One Crater

The brand that originated marrying high fashion to street style debuts a shoe that blends chic with sustainability. The Air Force One Craters are made using at least 20% recycled materials. With a speckled outsole made from 15% Nike Grind rubber, each pair of the Nike Air Force 1 Crater is completely one of a kind.

Chuck Taylor All-Star High-Top Sneaker

Get ready to don the same classic lace up that Vice President Kamala Harris wore on the cover of Vogue. Super trendy and uber chic, these canvas shoes are perfect for guiding America toward a brighter future. Fashion Reverie loves these black and white crocodile- inspired print shoes.  Quick tip: female sizes tend you run large, buy ½ size smaller.

Disney Rhyton Donald Duck Sneakers by Gucci

Looking to put some fun on your feet?  These easy wearing Italian shoes feature Donald Duck being blinded by paparazzi flashbulbs on this chunky leather sneaker from Gucci. The laces contain organic cotton, and the leather lining is made using a ‘Scrap-less’ process, meaning it’s cut to size prior to tanning to reduce waste and resource consumption. 

Ferragamo Borg Cubic Floral Sole Low Top Sneakers

Looking for a luxury sneaker that simple cries out for spring? These Italian leather shoes from Salvatore Ferragamo are perfect for strolling through a blooming garden with it’s floral print. Why just stop to smell the flowers when you can also wear them? With a cushioned insole and a round toe, these sneakers will have you rambling about in luxurious elegance.

Adidas Superstar Metallic Shoe

Check out the iconic brand that helped birth the idea of hip-hop style. The sequined update to the 3-Stripes and heel tab will grab everyone’s eye. Gold accents on the shoes rounds out the glamourous no-nonsense look devoted to comfort. You’ll be cruising through your day with panache and ease.

Sperry Women’s Crest Vibe Sneaker

With spring here, it’s time to get on the water, because we finally have boating weather. This Sperry standard is the perfect shoe for sailing on the ocean and strolling on the docks.  The Crest Vibe sneaker is perfect for spring adventures with premium lightweight breathable canvas for maximum comfort and grip.  Linen uppers with rawhide laces and barrel ties make it easy to pull on and off. Memory Foam cushioned insole ensures all-day comfort at a very reasonable price.

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Balenciaga Women’s Speed Graffiti Knit High Top Sneaker

And now for something completely different!  Head designer and creative director Demna Gvasalia has given women a standout shoe from a brand that has all but reinvented modern street wear aesthetics. This sneaker features a completely unique silhouette—a high-top stretch knit nylon sneakers with a round toe and rib knit collar around the ankle. These Italian made shoes features tonal treaded rubber outsole and created with No Memory technology for comfort and balance.

—Cameron Grey Rose

Wednesday Sample Sale: Week of March 22, 2021

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.

Due to the COVID-19 health pandemic, Fashion Reverie recommends that shoppers avoid crowds, it is best to attend sales that have 10 and under 10 shoppers at a time on site. And if possible, shop online for incredible sample sales and discount.

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BRANDSandro Friends & Family Sample Sale

WHEN: 03/19–until

WHY: Just in time to update your Spring wardrobe. Enjoy 25% off the Spring-Summer collection.

WHERE: 117 Prince Street

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BRANDHelmut Lang Friends & Family Sample Sale

WHEN:  Until 04/06

WHY: Take 25% off women’s and men’s collections, In store and online

WHERE:  821 Washington Street

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BRANDBloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sample Sale

WHEN: 03/20–04/03

WHY:  Take 25% off a great selection of items

WHERE: 1000 Third Avenue

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BRANDNicholas K Sample Sale

WHEN: 03/25–04/05; Mon.–Sat. (11am–7pm), Sunday (noon-6pm)

WHY:  Up to 80% off apparel. Shop runway samples, photoshoot samples and overstock items including outerwear, leather jacket, knitwear, dresses, tops, pants, leather accessories and more.

WHERE: 435 Broome Street

—Staff

 

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