Phyllis Rein is excited to present her new company: Footwear Show New York Expo, LLC (FSNYE). This is the culmination of Phyllis’ greater than 30 years experience in the fashion industry. Phyllis began her career as a sales manager at the retail chain CIGNAL, a division of Merry-Go-Round Enterprises at their upscale Great Neck, New York location. From there she was hired as an Associate Buyer for The Fur Vault personally picked by Mr. Fred Schwartz (“Fred the Furrier”). Her sales at its Westbury, New York store exceeded all store branches earning her the title of “Million Dollar Baby”.
In 1989, Phyllis transitioned to the Fashion Footwear Industry when Mr. Dick Jacobson, its President & CEO offered her a position at Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY). She was hired as an Account Executive and swiftly moved up the ranks and promoted to Executive Vice President by the Board of Directors. Phyllis not only spearheaded the association’s showcases, she was intimately involved in its philanthropic endeavors. In 2014 she was awarded the prestigious Recognition of Outstanding Commitment and Dedication Award by FFANY and the Fashion Footwear Industry.
FSNYE’s mission is to support and preserve the footprint and the vibe of the Shoe Shows in NYC during "FFANY Market Week". FSNYE is the recognized management company during FFANY. FSNYE organizes and produces the networking platform for buyers and sellers in the shoe industry. Promoting a consistent vibrant marketplace four times each year in February, June, August and December. Shopping the collections and trends under one roof makes it easy to do business in NYC. The venue is the world-renowned Warwick New York Hotel NYC USA.