Monthly Archives: December 2011

Rent the Runway Reveals New Year’s Eve Fashion Trends

Rent the Runway just published some interesting fashion statistics on what customers are renting for the New Year’s Eve festivities.   Looks like my lace and sequins predictions have been confirmed.  Most Rent the Runway customers are renting sequin cocktail dresses by some of my favorite designers like Milly, Nicole Miller, and Moschino.  Rentals of lace […]

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Fashion Insider: First Look at Tadashi Shoji Rose Court Gowns

Pictured: The Tadashi Shoji Rose Court Gowns, white for the Queen, blue for her court. How many of you watch the Tournament of Roses Parade from beautiful Pasadena, California every year?  Some people watch for the football, but not me.  Over here at The Recessionista HQ, we like to watch to see what the Rose […]

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Kardashians Kan’t Save Sears, K-dashed Khristmas sales

Pictured: A page from an old Sears & Roebuck catalog advertising hats.    Early this year, I reported that American retailer stalwart Sears was in deep trouble. They were on the list of brands not predicted to survive 2011.  Well, Sears is still in business but according to reliable source CNN Money, “Sears Holdings reported a sharp […]

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The RueLaLa Associate Sample Sale for Members is open, featuring free shipping

Online shopping club Ruelala is having a special insider sale today for members only.  I like to think of these after Christmas sales as shopping for the gifts you didn’t get   The sale is open to members only and features killer shoes (Stuart Weitzman, Joan & David and Taryn Rose), menswear and a deal […]

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New Year’s Eve Fashions: Lace or Sequins?

Pictured: Quality for Price, Vince Camuto gold sequin top, fully lined, at TJ Maxx (picture: M. Hall) Are you ready for New Year’s Eve? Maybe you’re planning a special party at home or going out? Either way, you may be looking for a little wardrobe uplift at a low price.  Two of the biggest trends […]

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QVC offers Kenneth Jay Lane’s interpretations of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry

Pictured: No it’s not the Krupp diamond, it’s KLJ’s ravishing beauty ring from     I can’t find any official announcement that QVC and Kenneth Jay Lane have partnered to recreate pieces from Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry collection, but if you check out, the proof is there.  Looking through the  KLJ collection tonight online, […]

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Boxing Day and After Christmas Sales 2011: UK, Canada and US

With  some snow and storms around much of the world, many shoppers couldn’t get to the stores pre-Christmas to finish their shopping. Tragedy, eh? Not really. Many retailers are going to keep the sales in full swing until Jan 1st to try to lure those thawing out from winter storms into the stores to buy. […]

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Sponsored Post: eBay Fashion Vault Year End Blow Out

eBay used to be the place you went to sell of stuff you had worn a few times, or that didn’t fit you anymore.  But in the recession, all that is changing.  Now luxury brands sell on the eBay  Fashion Vault at deep discounts.  It’s all good for consumers looking for good deals. Today’s after […]

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Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Holidays

Pictured: The tree is up, the party is on at The Recessionista HQ (photo: M. Hall) We wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays and a Wonderful New Year. Thanks for stopping by, reading & sharing your comments. Today, we’re putting the final touches on the tree, getting Christmas dinner ready and […]

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QVC Announces Los Angeles Designers to Create Budget Fashions for Spring 2012

Pictured: The QVC logo at their Oscar Party in Beverly Hills (photo: M. Hall) A few of my favorite Los Angeles designers have just announced that they are heading to discount shopping channel QVC for spring 2012.  This is good news for fashion lovers around the world, since QVC is an international business. The LA […]

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