Monthly Archives: November 2011

Announcing Marni for H&M for Spring 2012

The dust is still settling on the Versace for H&M launch, yet H&M is moving forward in a bold way with the announcement of the addition of Marni to the H&M racks in Spring 2012.  No offense to Donatella and her studded leather and fuschia rock star garb, but I am much more excited about […]

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Sponsored Post: A Current Affair Tickets on Sale at Gilt City LA

As a Vintage lover, I have to let my Los Angeles and Southern California Readers know that there is a great Vintage shopping event coming up in our city this weekend.  A Current Affair will be in Downtown Los Angeles this weekend featuring delights from 30 vendors showing vintage clothing, jewelry, shoes and even a […]

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Starbucks 12 Days of Merry Deals

I’m traveling today, and as is my habit when traveling, I am refueling at the Airport at a Starbucks.  I always buy plane snacks and beverages at the Starbucks as it is cheaper than the many airport concession shops, not  to mention the food and beverage sold on the airlines.  Starbucks is frequently the most […]

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American Express Announces the Gift Chain Program

This weekend I got a note from American Express telling me that as a cardmember I was eligble to sign-up for a new program called the “gift chain.” Since I’m using the my card a lot during this time of year for travel, family events and even a few gifts for others, I thought I’d […]

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Cyber Monday 2011 Deals and Safety Tips for Shopping Online

Tomorrow is technically the start of the shopping holiday known as Cyber Monday. This year I would say Cyber Monday is almost a “non-event.” Why you may ask? Because so many of the stores started their online sales last week, at the same time as the in-store Black Friday sales. Today is really Cyber Sunday […]

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Cashmere at Costco: Italian Designer Enzo Mantovani

Pictured: The Enzo Mantovani tunic cashmere sweater for $139.99 from Costco. Back in 2004, by my reckoning, Costco started selling cashmere in their stores.   Once considered an item only attainable by the very rich, cashmere has now become fairly commonplace. However, not all cashmere is created equal. When buying, you have to consider the quality […]

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Luxury Designers on Sale at Net-a-Porter End of Season Sale

In the wake of the Black Friday in-store fiasco, some of you maybe interested in the Net-a-Porter online end of season sale.  Many luxury designers are featured for up to 50% off today, including some of my absolute favorites like Roland Mouret, Milly, Stella McCartney, Burberry, Missoni, Prada, Donna Karan, Rebecca Taylor, DKNY, Malandrino, Valentino, […]

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Black Friday Alternatives: Deals on eBay and Small Business Saturday

Pictured: Black Friday on eBay will have deals all month. The news headlines on today’s Black Friday shopping frenzy are dismaying to say the least.  A woman sprayed 20 other shoppers with pepper spray at a Walmart in Los Angeles in order to get the best deals.  Meanwhile, in another part of the US, shots […]

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Black Friday Round-up: Store Deals and Doorbusters

Although the economy is far from robust and an overall wallet clampdown is still going on, many won’t be able to resist the siren’s call of Black Friday. Yes, friends a man-made monster is indeed on the loose and is coming to a city near you. Look out, its Black Friday, coming this Friday, Nov. 25th. […]

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Happy Thanksgiving and a Wassail Recipe

Pictured: An updated Wassail punch with Cranberries for holiday cheer (photo: M. Hall) Happy Thanksgiving readers! I hope you are all enjoying a relaxing day at home with your families and doing a little cooking in preparation for the big feast.  Here at The Recessionista HQ we are in high-gear cooking a pumpkin pie and […]

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