Monthly Archives: March 2009

Ideeli’s Gen Art Giveaway starts now plus, some great sales

Recessionista-friendly shopping club Ideeli knows there is no better way to stay on top of artistic trends than by joining the group that helps to shape them, which is why they’ve partnered with Gen Art for this inspiring giveaway. Three lucky members will receive a full-year platinum-level membership to Gen Art in the city of […]

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Recessionista Shop ‘n’ Swap: A Great Idea Sweeping the Globe

Pictured: Recessionistas are swapping, not just shopping, photo from the Daily Mail In addition to shopping consignment stores, sales and using coupons, I have also been engaging in some “recessionista shopping swap meets.” These type of swaps have become very popular this year. Recently, I traded a handbag with a friend who no longer wanted […]

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British Invasion: TopShop NY Opens April 2 and Alice Temperley on Gilt April 3

Pictured: The New TopShop store in New York is about to open it’s doors. The British are coming, the British are coming! This week offers two important shoppping e-events for Recessionstas to shout about. First up, the long awaited TopShop store will open in New York City on April 2. If you’re a regular reader […]

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Late Night Shopping Run in Pictures: Dedicated to 00000

Pictured: My late night shopping labors at Loehmann’s Last night, after a hard day working at the office, I had to make a late night Loehmann’s run. With all my work chores wrapped up, I had to run over and take advantage of the 15% off for the Ovarian Cancer fund and contribute my $5.00. […]

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Shopping for a Good Cause: Loehmann’s Fashion Funds Hope Event

Big saving news for today, Thursday, March 26th,,2009.  Listen up fashion-savvy, budget-minded shoppers. Today only you can support cancer research while receiving special savings on leading designer apparel, at any of the sixty-three Loehmann’s stores across the US and Canada. Early detection raises the five-year survival rate to 92%. Loehmann’s customers will be able to […]

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My, My, My Merona: The Collection Full of Pretty Things for Spring

Pictured: Target’s Merona Collection of Handbags and Scarves for Spring Last Friday night, I had to do a little Target run to get a variety of items for my family. I promised my little niece a new Pokemon toy and a DVD for a sleep over. We also needed some grocery items. So off to […]

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Where Recessionistas Go To Pray: Sponsored Spa Events

At the Altar of the Spa: Where Recessionistas Gather to Pray to Receive Free Spa Services. (All photos by M. Hall) Recently, I attended the Pamper Me Fabulous Spa event held in downtown Los Angeles, California in a unique venue: St. Vibana’s Cathedral. How fitting, and ironic that in these recessionary times, the restored former […]

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Loehmann’s Launches “Loehmannomics ” and Dior Sunglasses Go On Sale

As some Recessionista readers may remember, last month I took you on a guided tour of my local Loehmanns’ store. I was literally skipping through the aisles of fashionable bargains. There was everything from great jewelry, to Betseyville luggage to high-end designer clothing from Tori Burch and Cynthia Steffe. This month Loehmann’s has even more […]

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March Madness: Special Events, Sales and More

As we spring forward into March there are some great sales and events I want to let readers know about. First up, Bobbi Brown cosmetics is having a 25% off sale. Check their website for details. I’ve been using their products for years. I started using their lipstick a couple of years ago when they […]

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The Recessionista’s Op-Ed: In Defense of the Recessionista Nation.

Recently, on the ides of March to be precise, The Washington Post printed a fascinating Op-Ed piece entitled:  “I’m Not Buying Recession Chic.” Then today, another riffle shot in the dissing of the good Recessionista name rang out via the NPR Talk of the Nation show via a segment entitled “Frugal Chic’ Shouldn’t Be For […]

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