The Recessionista's Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

Are you ready shoppers? This is it, the final Christmas Countdown. I have to admit, I'm a little stressed.… [more]

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Product Review: DENIZEN from the Levi’s brand at Target

For the last two months, I've been on the road traveling.  From New York City, to Las Vegas, to Los… [more]

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Inside M.A.C. Cosmetics Holiday Ready Heirloom Mix Collection

For the Holidays M.A.C Cosmetics has launched a new collection of festive make-up called the Heirloom… [more]

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Princess Kate's Pink Coat: Splurge or Save?

Like Princess Diana before here, Kate Middleton now the Duchess of Cambridge is the perfect ambassador… [more]

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Preview of Lela Rose for Lane Bryant: Beautiful Dresses

Lane Bryant has released the lookbook from their upcoming Lela Rose for Lane Bryant collection and the… [more]

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Preview of Lela Rose for Lane Bryant: Beautiful Dresses

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Three gorgeous dresses from the forthcoming Lela Rose for Lane Bryant collection

Lane Bryant has released the lookbook from their upcoming Lela Rose for Lane Bryant collection and the dresses are gorgeous. There are plenty of Lela Rose’s definitive prints and feminine touches in this plus-sized (I hate that term, don’t you?) collection.  Based on the images I’ve seen, this is collection is a going to be a hit.    I wish it would be sold in all sizes so that everyone could enjoy it.  The limited-edition line collection for the special-sized retailer is set to hit stores Summer 2015, and will be sold under the Lela Rose Exclusively for Lane Bryant label. Continue reading »

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New Markdowns at NET-A-PORTER: Up to 70% off

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NET-A-PORTER announces new reductions at their sale.

Today designer NET-A-PORTER website has announced further reductions on their clearance sale. Markdowns are now up to 70% off and new items have been added to the sale.  Warning, things are still pricey, but there are some top designers on offer and perhaps the chance to find a great Christmas gift.   Here’s to hoping the site stays up , after failing during the Pre-Thanksgiving sale.  Look for savings on accessories, apparel, handbags and shoes.

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Christmas Ordering & Shipping Guidelines for 2014

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Today was the last day for items shipped by regular USPS ground shipping guaranteed to reach recipients by Christmas.  That makes sense if you are an early bird who has all their shopping done and got to the post office early to get things in the mail.  But not all of us are ahead of the game. I know I am not.  If you don’t have your shopping and mailing done, here’s a list you can reference for shopping and from some of our favorite retailers.   For each retailer, we’ve got the cut-off date listed for getting your gift shipped in time for Christmas.  This list is courtesy of BuyVia.com so thanks BuyVia for doing the homework for us!

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Princess Kate’s Pink Coat: Splurge or Save?

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Kate Middleton /Prince Katherine tours New York in a Mulberry Cerise Wool Silk Double Crepe coat.

Like Princess Diana before here, Kate Middleton now the Duchess of Cambridge is the perfect ambassador for British fashion. Last week in New York, she looked comfortable and chic in Mulberry’s Double Breasted Coat of Cerise Wool Silk Double Crepe which retails for  £1,500 or over $3,000 US.  Since Princess Katherine was photographed in the stunning hot pink coat, I’ve had a few emails from readers wondering how to get the look for less.  Here’s The Recessionista’s splurge or save take on similar hot pink winter coats.   We found a range of similar styles for considerably less than the pricey and now sold-out Mulberry coat that Kate wore. Continue reading »

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Los Angeles Freebies on Dec. 13 from UNIQLO LA

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UNIQLO Makes LA Free For a Day

Here’s a hot tip  on how to enjoy some great Los Angeles attractions on Dec. 13th courtesy of discount fashion retailer UNIQLO.  In celebration of opening their new Beverly Center store UNIQLO is offering some cool free stuff to Los Angeles based shoppers & fans of the brand.  Continue reading »

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Inside M.A.C. Cosmetics Holiday Ready Heirloom Mix Collection

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Green Monday 2014 Holiday Sales: Get the Deals for Christmas

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Walmart is getting their deals ready for Green Monday, Dec.8, 2014

In case you hadn’t heard, tomorrow Dec. 8th is Green Monday.  Green Monday is a sale day  for the holiday that the National Retail Federation (NRF) says that 70% of retailers will participate in.  Is it worth your time? Well, yes.   Some of our favorite fashion & beauty brands are offering nice discounts on holiday party fashions, make-up, skincare and gifts.   Green Monday won’t be your last chance to get savings, as we get closer to Dec. 25th retailers will continue to drop prices but it’s worth a look.  Here’s what’s on The Recessionista’s Green Monday sales to watch list.  Many of the deals are already online and available this weekend.  Continue reading »

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Win a Shopping Spree at a Simon Mall on Dec. 6, 2014

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With its “Spread Love” campaign Simon Malls will surprise 10 randomly selected shoppers with free Simon® Giftcards at select mall locations on Dec. 6, 2014.

If you planned to do some Holiday shopping over the weekend , you might want to head to a Simon Mall near you.  On Saturday, Dec. 6th randomly selected shoppers will be surprised with a $250 Simon® Giftcard to keep plus a $25 card to Pay It Forward.  In Southern California you can get in on this deal and try to win at Simon Malls the Outlets at Orange and the Ontario Mills.  Check the Simon Mall website to see if there is a mall in your area offering the chance to win a gift card this Saturday.   Following are the details about the Southern California promotions. Continue reading »

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eBates Holiday Shopping Survey: Shoppers Prefer Online Purchasing

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I used to enjoy Black Friday.  The thrill of the hunt.  The promise of the deal.  In the early days of The Recessionista, I got up at the crack of dawn to shop Black Friday doorbusters and specials with the enthusiasm of a concert goer.  Now, I’d rather do my shopping online.  No pushing and shoving, no bad behavior.  No waiting in line in the cold.  It’s all about the Internet now for Black Friday.  While some people still enjoy the in-store experience, a new survey shows that most of us would rather shop from home.   Continue reading »

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Loehmann’s Returns as Online Only Shopping for the Holidays

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The Return of Loehmann’s: Back in Business online for the holidays.

They’re back.  One of of favorite discount stores has returned.  Yes, Loehmann’s is back in the retail game with a website offering deals on fashionable apparel, shoes and handbags.  I was sad to see Loehmann’s close it’s brick and mortar stores last year and spoke to the New York Times about the closure as an end of a shopping era.  Now the retailer is back and promising to stay. This is good news for the holidays as the Loehmann’s website is offering some well priced gifts.  Continue reading »

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