Monthly Archives: June 2009


Pictured: Jimmy Choo for H & M Sneak Peak Great news for those of us with Champagne tests on a beer budget. High-end shoe designer Jimmy Choo is coming to H&M. Jimmy Choo is the latest designer to realize that their designs should be more accessible via a lower priced line. The collection will be […]

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Summer Scents for Less

In addition to the perfect swimsuit, beach totes and vacation spots, I have been getting a fair amount of reader mail about perfume. Alot of readers are wondering about where they can buy their favorite scents for less. As we all know, designer perfumes can be pricey. I can only tell you what I have […]

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Oh Happy Day! Just when I was longing for a new swimsuit, but feeling (actually, it’s more than a feeling) broke, the Norma Kamali for Walmart swimsuit collection arrives online. Click here to shop. And remember, you heard it hear first at The Recessionista! Our radar system doesn’t fail. Pictured above is the one shoulder […]

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RueLaLa features Nantucket Vacations in a Travel Boutique

l really can’t remember the last time I turned off the PC and the Blackberry to take a real vacation where I tried to use a beach lounge chair and just do nothing. Can you? I remember years ago taking the ferry from Hyannis, Mass over to the island of Nantucket for a rather magical […]

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The Recessionista’s Take on Summer Swimsuit Styles

Pictured: Swimming star turned swimsuit designer Esther Williams in her studio with one of her designs. I love the vintage vogue touches from her collection. Summer is officially here and swimsuit season is in full bloom. Recently one of The Recessionista’s readers wrote to me with some interesting questions about summer swimsuits and how the […]

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David Beckham in Armani Briefs Unveiled at Selfridges Today!

Pictured: LA Galaxy Star David Beckham signs Autographs at Selfridges. I was so curious about how the appearance of soccer superstar David Beckham went at Selfrigdes earlier today, that the Armani PR folks sent me some cool video. Here is it. They gave him a very 1920’s vintage look with the slicked back hair in […]

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The Recessionista’s Wallet Rejoices! June 11th sales and coupons!

Pictured: BCBGMAXAZRIA Friends & Family Event Did any of you realize that June 11th was such a summer sale bonanza? I’m sitting here trying to figure out what is going on with all these various sales starting on Thursday June 11th. First I found out Becks was going to be over at Selfridges shilling Armani […]

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Shopping for a Good Cause: Those that Sell and Give Back

Pictured: The SoHo Stroll Shopping event is coming this week in New York City. Proceeds will benefit the homeless. Today’s post is all about how you can remain fashionable by shopping for a good cause. Even in these tough economic times, there are some retailers who are giving a percentage of their profits to worthy […]

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This Week’s Fashion Round Up: Some Events to Help with Father’s Day Shopping

Pictured: David Beckham and Giorgio Armani at the fall/winter 2009/10 Emporio Armani Men’s shows. Word up bargain shoppers! Some important events are happening this week around the globe to help make your shopping for Father’s Day a little bit easier and well informed. First up, if you live in London, you are in for a […]

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The Recessionista’s Op-Ed: Yes, We’re Still Shopping. It’s called Retail Therapy.

Recently, a study in the UK confirmed something that I have known in my heart for some time. That is, when under stress, depressed on even broke, women will still shop. As Jane Austen, might have said that women will continue to shop irregardless of economic circumstances is a “truth universally acknowledged.” Recessions and Depressions […]

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