Happy Sunday readers!!! I’m hoping everyone survived another long week and lived to enjoy a good Sunday detox from the working week. As is my “wont,” I am refueling with a good cup of extra strength, fully-leaded coffee and looking around at the sales and fashion news. This week brings some great bargains for those of us struggling to stay fashionable while keeping costs down.
First up, there is new Norma Kamali in store and at Walmart online. New summer dresses in two new styles, strapless and shirred tank dresses have just arrived. I have my eye on the above pictured leopard print tank dress for only $18.00. There are also some versatile slim jersey pencil skirts and new “Henley” tops just in. My only word of caution here is this. I find NK for Walmart runs small. The reviewers at Walmart online agree. So, I would advise sizing up. For the price, leave your size vanity behind.
My final deal on a great designer for less is Eileen Fisher at shopping club Ideeli. I just ordered some of her pants from the sale. Her clothes are so comfortable. The fit is free and fluid. Perfect summer wear. Her designs are never going to stick to your body in the heat because of their loose and airy fit. The fabrics in her collections are the key to this ease of wear. Pure linen, washable stretch crepe, and soft knit hemp are the fabrics from which her comfortable fashions are sewn. Click here if you want to give the selection at Ideeli a glance. I’m happy to share, now that I already ordered my stuff !:) The Recessionista motto on sales is always, ” Me first, then everybody else!” Yes, shopping is a selfish business. Check out this tunic jacket reduced from $285.00 to $45.00.
The deals are out there! The latest designer to join the budget brigade is Rachel Roy. She has launched her new lower priced line called Rachel Rachel Roy (nice reuse of her name here ) backed by Jones of NY. The contemporary Rachel Rachel Roy line, is now available at Macy’s online and in 85 of their stores. The line is priced at $59 to $299 for sportswear, $79 to $199 for shoes, up to $195 for jewelry, and as much as $109 for handbags.
I like this “democratization of fashion.” It’s great to see more wonderful designers at affordable prices. I hope to see more of this trend at New York Fashion Week. Dana Thomas has an interesting article on Huffington Post this week about the changes striking the fashion industry. I don’t think the fashion industry is coming to a halt or being killed by greed, but rather, experiencing a rebirth. Fashion should be for everyone. And, I think we are getting closer to that mass accessibility and affordability. As Norma Kamali said when I met her, “The design has no price.”