Monthly Archives: March 2009

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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Everybody Put Your Hands-Up: Target Clearance and Piperlime’s Week of Treats!

March Madness is really kicking off this week with a couple of great sales. First up, Piperlime is kicking off a full “week of treats” for their readers with 20% off everything in the online store. Just enter the word “Treat” at check out the sale and enjoy the savings. The sale includes items for […]

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