To Honor:


Steve Russo


A Special Honor
to Reenie Brown

for her 25 years as

Founder and Chairman of FABB.

To Benefit:

Coalition for the Homeless

City Harvest

The Humane Society of the United States

Accessories Magazine’s
2014 Merchants Hall of Fame

  • Robin Lee, Lord & Taylor
  • Ramin Mozafari, Kohl's
  • Garth Leas, Macy's
  • Stacie Borteck, Bloomingdales.com
  • Kathy Thomas, Belk
  • Dawn Harris, Charming Charlie
  • Brittany Moeller, DSW
  • Tai Camper, South Moon Under
  • Kelsey Doub, Irresistibles
  • Rebecca Harper, Boscov's
  • Donna Szabo, Dress Barn
  • Kelly Griffin, Christopher & Banks
Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, New York City

Cocktail Party with Buffet Dinner. Plus Reserved Tables.

Buy Tables & Tickets

Fashion Accessories Benefit Ball 2014

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, New York City Get Directions

Special Corporate Sponsors:

You receive a choice table for 10, full page ad in the evening program, your logo on the big screen and on the signage that welcomes guests to FABB.

Please reserve Special Corporate Sponsorship Table(s) at $12,000 per table.

Please reserve Sponsor table(s) at $8,000 per table.

Please reserve Friends table(s) at $6,000 per table.

Please reserve ticket(s) at $550 per ticket.

We are unable to attend but would like to contribute $

Total Amount:

About Fabb

Reenie Brown

In 1990, Reenie Brown, founder and publications director of Accessories Magazine, had the idea for an industry charity event that would bring everyone together for a celebration and raise money for charities. And so the Fashion Accessories Benefit Ball was born — with the acronym FABB!

The Marriott Marquis was FABB's home for 17 years. At the second FABB, our first honoree was Judith Lieber, who was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991. The rest is history, as we have honored many of our industry's leaders and given to a variety of deserving charities, most notably in children's and women's health.

In 1993, we launched the Accessories Council and funded it through FABB. The AC's purpose was to promote the industry and accessories — which it continues to do through the ACE awards.

As of this year, our 25th annual FABB, we will have given more than $6 million to charities.  Together, we have truly made a difference in the lives of so many in need.  And FABB has become the major event of the industry.

Join us at this very special event!

Board of Directors

  • Reenie Brown, FABB, Founder and Chairman
  • Drew Pizzo, Collection XIIX, Vice Chairman
  • Larry Zakarin, Steve Madden, Vice Chairman
  • Lorrie Frost, Accessories Magazine
  • Susan Garland, FABB, Executive Director
  • Valerie Mickool, FABB, Executive Assistant

Advisory Board

  • Ron D'Angelo, Collection XIIX
  • Mark Odenheimer, E.Gluck Corporation
  • Andy Philip, Executeam Resources
  • John Florin, Mundi Westport
  • Abe Chehebar, AHQ Accessories Headquarters
  • Steven Hedaya, Mondani
  • Nathan Dweck, Jacmel
  • Todd Marcus, K&M Associates/Vendome
  • Roni Seiderman, G-III
  • Shaya Reiter, International Inspirations/Lux Accessories


FABB has given more than $6 million to charities through the years. We are the only charity event in the industry--one big party to raise money to
help others!

This Year Our Charities Are: 

Coalition for the homeless City Harvest Humane Society of USA


Past Charities Include:

Cure Pancreatic CancerHumane SocietyThe Breast Cancer Research Foundation Save the Children  Alzheimers Association Yale University amfAR AIDS Research The Hole IN the Wall Gang 

FABB Achievement Awards

FABB has recognized a number of industry leaders through the years--retailers, designers and wholesalers.

2014 INDUSTRY LEADERS Who Will Receive The FABB
Achievement award


Steve Russo



Past Award Recipients

FABB 2013
- Target
- Steven Hedaya, Mondani Bags & Accessories
FABB 2012
- Nordstrom, Crimzon Rose
FABB 2011
- Michael Gould/ Cipriani, Evan Mittman - Bloomingdale's
FABB 2010
- Bendel, Ed Bucciaarelli, CEO & President
FABB 2009
- QVC - Frank Fialkoff, Haskell Jewels
FABB 2008
- JC Penney - Kathy Van Zeeland
FABB 2007
- Macy's - Kenneth Cole - Betsy Johnson
FABB 2006
- Belk - Steve Madden - Plaza Too
FABB 2005
- Macy's West - Nine West Accessories - ELLE
FABB 2004
- May Department Stores Co. - Rosetti Handbags & Accessories - Accessories Magazine
FABB 2003
- RJ Graziano - Target Stores - Marie Claire Magazine
FABB 2002
- Michael Gould, Bloomingdale’s - Kenneth Cole -InStyle Magazine
FABB 2001
- Mary Ann Morin, VP/DMM, Lord & Taylor - Lou Frankfort, Chairman & CEO, Coach - Kosta Kartostis, CEO, Fossil
FABB 2000
- Retailer of the Year: Nordstrom - Patricia Stensrud, Victoria & Co. - Elaine Gold, Collection XIIX
FABB 1999
- Hal Kahn - Chairman and CEO, Macy’s - Carol Hochman, President, Liz Claiborne Accessories  Valenti, President, SWANK Jewelry
FABB 1998
- David Nichols - Chairman and CEO, Mercantile Stores - Carolee Friedlander - President and CEO, Carolee Designs - Rob Friedlander - President, Fashion Accessories, Worldwide Dreams
FABB 1997
- Burt Tansky - President and CEO, Neiman-Marcus - Mickey Callanen - President, Callanen International - Abe Chehebar - CEO, Accessory Network - Reenie Brown - Founder and Chairman, Fashion Accessories Benefit Ball Former Publications Director, Accessories Magazine
FABB 1996
- Terry Lundgren - Chairman and CEO, Federated Merchandising - Boris Kliot - Chairman and CEO, Riviera Trading - Arthur Maier - Chairman, K&M Associates
FABB 1995
- Dorothy Roberts - Chairman and CEO, Echo Design Group - Gerry Shores - Divisional Vice President, JC Penney
FABB 1994
- Robert Mang - President and CEO, Woodward & Lothrup
FABB 1993
- Nina McLemore - Vice President of Strategic Planning, Liz Claiborne
FABB 1992
- Judith Leiber - President and CEO, Judith Leiber Accessories

Contact Fabb

5 River Road #116
Wilton, CT 06897
Tel: 203-222-1755
Fax: 203-222-1751