Monthly Archives: February 2009

Recessionista Rewards! Loehmann’s Clearance Blow Out Sale

Pictured: My Local Loehmann’s Clearance Red Tag Sale Quite by chance, I had to make an emergency Loehmann’s run tonight. I need panty hose (buy 12, get 1 free) for the weekend and some candles. House guests are scheduled, and I have to get everything ready. I had no idea what a pleasant surprise awaited […]

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Marc Jacobs and Diane Von Furstenberg On Sale!

Private shopping club RueLaLa has two great sales of note today that you might want to check out: Marc Jacobs and Diane Von Furstenberg shoes, dresses and accessories. These private sales are worth a look. Click here to join as The Recessionista’s guest. The DVF sale features handbags and dresses. For more DVF on sale, […]

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Thoughts on Obama’s Address: Echos of the Roosevelts, the Depression and Recessionistas Past

Pictured: Obama’s Speech (photo from the AP Wire) I just watched the Obama address this evening and I can’t speak for the rest of the country, but I found the address very moving and uplifting. For me, one of the most interesting parts of the speech were the echoes of the language of FDR and […]

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Red Carpet Hair Style Tips—-The Winner is YOU!

Pictured: Two of the Red Carpet’s Best Looks, Kate Winslet and Angelina Jolie If you’re like me, you sat transfixed for over 3 hours Sunday to watch the Academy Awards. This year’s Oscars were filled with stunning looks, amazing jewelry and old time Hollywood glamour worthy of Max Factor. How may thousands of us tune […]

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Oscar Fashions for Less: Get Ready for the CFDA Red Carpet Sale at Gilt on Feb. 23rd

If you’re like me, you just enjoyed the 81st Annual Academy Awards show and the fashion parade on the Red Carpet. There were some really beautiful dresses on display this year. In honor of the show and the fashions, Gilt Groupe will be offering a CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Red Carpet sale […]

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Oscar® Countdown: Despite the Recession, Hollywood Glamour Will Go On

Pictured: A mock-up of the stage for the 81st Academy Awards In New York the buzz is all around Fashion Week. But here on the “left” coast, the buzz is all around the Oscars®. And Recession or not, the show must go on. Just as they did during the Great Depression, the movies provide a […]

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Movie Star Chic in Beverly Hills: The Recessionista Steps into Gavert Atelier

As some of you readers may know, Los Angeles is getting ready for the 81st Annual Academy Awards this Sunday. Over on Hollywood Boulevard, the Red Carpet “Fashion Walk” has already been built for the stars to walk upon on their way into the Kodak Theatre. This is a whole week of preparations, not just […]

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Michael Kors and Laundry by Shelli Segal today at RueLaLa

Private shopping club RueLaLa has two great sales of note today that you might want to check out: Michael by Michael Kors and Laundry by Shelli Segal. If you’re like me today, you’re struggling to stay out of the rain in California These private sales are worth a look. Click here to join as The […]

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The Recessionista Report: Target Previews McQ with a Private Sale in NYC

Target held a VIP preview of their upcoming Alexander McQueen “McQ” Target Collection Friday the 13th in downtown Manhattan. Always interested in the lower priced versions of designer lines, The Recessionista decided to cover the event to give our readers a first-hand look at the collection. With high hopes we sent our photographer and NY […]

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President’s Day Sales of Note to Help Last Minute Valentine Gift Giving

As some of us scramble to get our last minute Valentine’s gifts, it’s important to know that some great sales are starting tomorrow to help those looking for gifts or a special outfit stay within their shopping budget. Here are a few items of note to help your gift giving efforts: Loehmann’s is kicking off […]

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