I’m writing today as I enjoy a VERY merry, morning after Christmas. My little niece & nephew are all snug in their beds after another momentous & successful visit from Santa Claus. This gives Aunt Mary a little “me” time to look around at the after Christmas sales. I’m looking because I received a some cash as a holiday gift which is now burning a hole in my pocket, and I have found the perfect gift for me today: Jovovich-Hawk (JH) on sale today at online shopping club Haute Look
. This may be the best holiday gift ever. I love JH, but I hate to pay retail ( and won’t) for it at stores like Fred Segal. I own pieces of JH from both their high-end line & their Target line. Every time I wear those pieces I receive compliments.
For those of you who don’t know about them, Jovovich-Hawk is the creation of actress Milla Jovovich and her partner Carmen Hawk. I was originally skeptical when I heard they were launching their own designs. After all, the world is full of celebrity labels and honestly some of them are less than grand. Not so JH. Their designs channel vintage classics & patterns from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and more. The prints are beautiful. I also LOVE the fit. Their pieces are exceptionally comfortable and fit beautifully. I can’t help but think some of this is due to the fact that the collection is designed by women, to fit women, not just tiny models on runways. I was photographed wearing
one of their pieces at the recent fundraiser thrown by OC housewife, Jeanna Keough. So, if you’re looking for a fashion treat for yourself today, check out JH on HauteLook. Click here
to join as The Recessionista’s guest
. The sales starts today at 8 am PST, 11:00 am EST. This sale is a real treat. Pieces like the slip start at $10.50, and one of the dresses is $23.00! Some of the dresses originally retailed for over $700 US. The sale will go through 12-27-08. If you’re reading from Europe or Asia, look for Jovovich Hawk on Bluefly.com and fashion club Catwalk to Closet for JH deals that ship outside the USA. Anyone who signs up for a free Catwalktocloset.com
membership, can also sign up to receive a pair of £120 (GBP) Bruce Oldfield sunglasses for just £10 (GBP) approx. $15.00 USD. Look for the advert on the lower left side of their web page.
If you’re looking around for a few other deals this am, you’re in luck. Some analysts are saying that the after Christmas sales will be the new Black Friday, offering the deepest discounts yet. Retails sales have been disappointing this season due to the economic reports and the bad weather around the world. Winter storms prevented many shoppers from making their last minute rounds. So here are a few tips on shopping today. If you received gift cards, don’t forget to make use of them. Here’s a few ways to maximize the value of those gift cards.
Los Angeles designer James Perse
( another one of my personal favorites, due to the extreme comfort of his clothing + great fit) is having a clearance sale on men & women’s clothing. Click on the banners on the right side of the blog to check it out.
If you’re looking for a warm winter coat, A.B.S. Outerwear Boutique Sale is happening now at RueLaLa.com. Click here to join as the Recessionista’s guest.
Neiman Marcus is launching their After Christmas sale with 40% off already reduced prices. This is the only time I consider purchasing at NM, as generally their good as outside my price range.
KB Toys is liquidating for good, so if you are looking for toys, you might want to check them out. Toys R Us is also having a sale thru New Year’s. Check their website for details.
has just about everything off + a free shipping coupon.
Kohl’s is offering 60-80% off (Take an extra 15% off with the code JOY15). JC Penney opened today at 5:30 am with a big clearance sale.
Macy’s, Target & Walmart all have their own clearance sales going on. Look for the Macy’s coupons in your morning papers. Also, for Tar-jay fashionistas, we’ll be blogging more later this week on the Thakoon
collection and the new Hayden Harnett Handbags coming Dec. 28th.
Its definitely a buyer’s market today at all the retailers. So use your coupons, your gift cards and of course your Recessionista smarts