Monthly Archives: April 2009

H&M Throws a Bash for Matthew Williamson with Some Real Superstars

Pictured: Model Helena Christensen in Matthew Williamson for H&M, er, dress Despite Recession woes, H&M put on party last night in Manhattan to celebrate their Matthew Williamson collection Part Deux upcoming launch on May 14th. Normally, I don’t like to just show pictures of celebrities wearing fashions on the blog, because I really don’t think […]

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The Magic of Macy’s: Announcing The Friends and Family Sale

The fabuless folks at Macy’s have announced a special sale just in time for Mother’s Day. Check it out! Recessionistas are welcome to shop in store or online. We love discounts in the Recession. Thank you Macy’s. Get an extra 25% off . Use promo code: MACYSFF. USE JUST ONE CODE MACYSFF IN YOUR SHOPPING […]

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A Modest Proposal: Mom Might Want Wine for Mother’s Day

Pictured: One of my favorite wineries, Chateau Julien in Carmel, CA (a taste of France in California) As my readers know, I am a great lover of a good bottle of wine. And, I’m always looking for great wines at cheap and cheerful prices. My mother is also a wine connoisseur. Way before the movie […]

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Arden B’s Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Giveaway & Prom Dresses

In the midst of a downturn, where the stay-cation has become the norm vacation, we all need the chance to win a free vacation. Thankfully, the folks at Arden B have come through with something special for the Recessionista Nation. They are offering a chance for a lucky winner to get a free trip to […]

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Gilt Groupe Kicks off a Week of Mother’s Day Sales

Pictured: Leslie Green jewelry on sale today at Gilt Groupe. Gilt Groupe is starting the week off right with a smart selection of Mother’s Day Gifts for members. Remember Mother’s Day is just around the corner (May 10th). The sale kicks off today with a fine selection of 18-carat gold and sterling silver lattice-like pieces […]

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Bringing Home the Birkin and Kérastase Birkin Giveaway

Pictured: L’Oreal Kerastase’s contest for a Birkin bag, mistakenly described as a Kelly bag Recently, in perhaps one of their rare fashion faux pas, L’Oreal Kérastase contest running on Vogue.com mistakenly labeled a Hermes Birkin bag as a Hermes Kelly bag. The misnomer was of course discovered by my fellow blogger, and intrepid fashion finder […]

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Spring 2009 Giles Gold Arrives at New Look

Pictured: Giles floral dress from his new Spring collection for New Look Matthew Williamson was not the only designer going Recessionista this week with a discounted collection. The fabulous Giles Deacon rolled out another collection for New Look in the UK this week. I’ve always like the Gold collections. The designs are true to Giles […]

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The Recessionista visits Decadestwo Vintage & Christos Garkinos

Pictured: Racks of designer shoes at consignment store Decadestwo, in West Hollywood Recently, I took a shopping stroll on Melrose Avenue, enjoying the shops and the California sunshine.  I was surprised to see all the new shops and designers moving in to the neighborhood. Marc Jacobs and Diane Von Furstenburg have now opened shops. But […]

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Store Info on Matthew Williamson for H&M collection

Pictured: The Matthew Williamson Peacock Dress for H&M, price: $79.99 US As all good Recessionistas know, H&M will be launching the Matthew Williamson for H&M collection tomorrow, Thursday, April 23rd. Around 200 H&M stores worldwide will carry Williamson’s wardrobe of eclectic prints and vivid colour pieces. And these are b*r*i*g*h*t. It’s really an eye catching […]

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Earth Day Sales & Ideeli’s Kindle Giveaway

Pictured: The environmentally kind Kindle with a picture of a great author: Edgar Allen Poe. Happy Earth Day Recessionistas! I’ve got some good news for those of you going green. Today, shopping club Ideeli and Amazon are combining forces to give away a cool eco-friendly reading device, the KINDLE. Three lucky winners will receive one […]

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