The Recessionista’s Fashion & News Round-Up

The materials from the Lanvin for H&M collection have been reused to create the Waste collection

There’s been so much chic n’cheap fashion news in the last few week’s that I thought it was time for a round-up of all the news stories.

Waste not Want Not: First up, H&M has announced that they will be selling a new spring collection, with er, a kinda of “waste management ” angle  I kid you not, the new collection entitled simply “Waste” promises to arrive at select stores soon and is made from the left over fabric used to create H&M Lanvin collection. See the picture above for some of the pieces.  There’s a brightly colored harlequin tunic made from scraps of the material used to create the dresses.  Even better is the short zebra stripped jacket made from the trench coat fabric.  Kudos to H&M for turning around the bad press they had last year for dumping clothes and then  recycling fabric into new pieces. If you’re in Los Angeles, and still lusting for the Lanvin from H&M pieces, there are a few dresses and coats left at the Sunset store.  I keep wondering if they will go on sale.

Katie Holmes is the new face of Ann Taylor:  The new “model” for Ann Taylor is Mrs. Tom Cruise, aka, Katie Holmes.  I do think Katie is a good choice for the Ann Taylor brand. She does wear expensive designer brands, but she also has made more frugal choices.  When she wore the Rodarte for Gap white shirt with the ruffle around the neck a few years ago, I went right out and bought it. To check out what’s new at Ann Taylor and save, go to CouponMountain and get their Anne Taylor coupons.

J Crew Sale:  The J Crew 40% off sale has begun.  I can’t help but wonder if Mrs. Obama is shopping it since she has been a frugal fan of theirs.  There are some great deals on fashion, accessories and even sleepwear for men, women and children.

Fashion Find: Norma Kamali’s Black Ruched One Piece at Walmart for $24.00

New Norma Kamali at Walmart: Walmart seems to have restocked their fabuless Norma Kamali collection post holidays. I just ordered a few items, and they are all super.  I have to give a special shout out to the black ruched, one piece swimsuit.  The fit is fantastic, and it is the Walmart suit most similar to Madame Kamali’s high-end collection that I have seen yet. This suit is amazing.  I just got mine, and wore it to the pool today (remember I am in California) . I’ll probably order another one of these, since they are only $24.00 and they are so flattering.

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One Comment

  1. Target-AddictJanuary 24, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    Ewww…..couldn't H&M have come up with a better name for the line than “Waste”? There's so many other names they could have chosen, like plays on words recycle or re-do or green.