Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Recessionista Reviews Giambattista Valli for Macy’s Impulse

With much of the Karl Lagerfeld collection still languishing on the Macy’s racks on clearance, the new Giambattista Valli holiday collection is in stores and online.  This is really a beautiful collection of party dresses, chic little handbags and blouses.  There is even a leopard coat that looks like it walked right out of a […]

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The Recessionista Reviews Albertus Swanepoel Hats for Target

Pictured: Two lonely Swanepoel Hats on the racks at Target, Francoise hat on left,  Katherine hat on the right.  Today Target launched a 14 piece collection of hats by Albertus Swanepoel. The hats will be on sale at Target stores and online until December 22nd (or until they are gone.)  Although Albertus Swanepoel is a […]

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Groupon’s Haunted Halloween Getaways

Pictured: Boo! The Haunted Lucerne Hotel in Maine (image courtesy of Groupon) Halloween is coming, and the American TV channels are full of shows on Haunted Places.  In the last week, I’ve seen reports on the Lizzie Borden House (now a Bed & Breakfast) and the Waverly Hills Sanitarium in Lexington Kentucky.  Here in Los […]

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Macy’s Coat Sale featuring Lagerfeld and Lands End Outerwear Sale

Some parts of the East Coast of the US, like my beloved New York City, will be welcoming Halloween with snow.  I just heard that the National Weather Service just upgraded all of NYC to a Winter Storm Warning expecting 6-10in of snow by 2am tonight. That just doesn’t seem right, but you can’t mess […]

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Savings at Kohl’s Including Jennifer Lopez/J Lo Collection

I have to confess that I have not been paying much attention to the new Jennifer Lopez line at Kohl’s.  My head has been completely turned by Calvin Klein and other designers at Ross, Lagerfeld at Macy’s (now on clearance) and the many upscale designers at TJ Maxx and Marshalls.  However, I checked in on […]

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H&M Announces Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Collection Inspired by the Movie

Today H&M has surprised fashion and movie fans by announcing a collection based on the movie, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” Seriously, who knew this was coming? Not me!  If any of you have seen the movie or read the books, then you know that the heroine  Lisbeth Salander is a bad ass.  Lisabeth […]

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Sponsored Post: Evaluating the American Express Prepaid Card

As an American Express Card member getting ready for holiday shopping, I have accepted a plum assignment, the evaluation of the new American Express Prepaid card.  I don’t know how many of you have heard about this new program from American Express, but these are cards that you order for yourself or others placing a […]

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eBay Fashion Vault Features Betsey Johnson Pink Patch

The eBay Fashion Vault is open again with sale on Pink Patch by Betsey Johnson.  I saw Pink Patch at Fashion Week last year, and was very impressed. Betsey sent her store employees down the runway, not models, in the clothes.  There were women of all shapes and sizes wearing the baby doll dresses and […]

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Online Only: Karl is coming for February 2012

Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld seems to be rapidly diversifying his brand.  In the last year, there has been the diffusion line for Macy’s, Diet Coke bottles and even a label for a winery with ties to Chanel.  Today comes the news that he is going after Internet shoppers with an exclusive label called Karl to […]

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Iman and Missoni Inducted to the Rodeo Walk of Style.

Last night Iman (pictured above) and the Missoni family received plaques on Rodeo Drive (literally embedded in the street) to honor their contributions to fashion and entertainment from the City of Beverly Hills.  In good humor, the graceful Iman invited all the attendees of the ceremony to “walk all over me, shop and be fabulous.” […]

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