Phyllis Rein is excited to present her new company: Footwear Show New York Expo, LLC. 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 prestigious 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 FFANY. She began as an Account Executive and was quickly promoted to the title of Executive Vice President. 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. Phyllis now plans to take her vast experience in the fashion industry to founding her own company. FSNYE’s mission is to produce the best trade shows for the footwear wholesale industry facilitating them to show their products in New York City, the center of the fashion industry.