The Recessionista’s Fashion News Round-up

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Pictured: Joseph Altuzarra for J Crew for men and women. (photo via J. Crew)

Now that Tax Filing day is over, some of us can breathe a collective sigh of relief.  Stores are already campaigning to get your refund dollars (if you are getting them.)  I didn’t post on the tax sales for clothing because I didn’t think there were that special.  Plus, after dealing with my finances, I was not ready to go shopping.  So here’s a little fashion news round-up on what’s new in stores and coming up.

First on my list, Spa Week has begun.  After taxes is a great time to consider a $50.00 spa treatment. The deals are on until April 22nd, so if you have the time, you might want to treat yourself.

Alberta Ferretti for Macy’s Impulse is now in Macy’s stores and online. The dresses in this collection look beautiful in hot summer colors like fuschia and tangerine.  I can’t wait to see them in store, especially the maxi dresses.

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Pictured: Missoni for Converse high tops now in stores.

Missoni for Converse Spring 2012 is on the way to stores and should already be available if you are jonesing for a pair of high tops with the brand’s tradmark zig-zag stripes.  The shoes aren’t cheap however, I think they retail for about $200.00. Look for previous Converse Missoni collaborations for less on eBay.

Joseph Altuzarra for J Crew will be available on JCrew.com tomorrow, April 18th.  This collection looks very playful and French Rivera to me.  Think Jean Seberg in Bonjour Tristesse, and you’ll understand the look here. The collection offers french mariner striped dresses and long-sleeve tops ($85 to $145 in cotton, $295 for a cashmere sweater); a classic gingham sundress ($228) or tie-front shirt ($175); and espadrilles in red or apricot versions ($345).  The prices, as you can see are not cheap.  But, they are cheaper than a piece from Mr. Altuzarra’s boutique line. I like the apricot espadrilles, but for $345.00? Sacre bleu! You’ve got to be joking J. Crew.  I’ll wait for the sale.


Los Angeles Gilt Groupe Warehouse Sale.  Gilt is about to open up their warehouse on April 28th to have a brick and mortar sale in Los Angeles.  Tickets are on sale at Gilt City right now. The morning crush is already sold out, but you can still buy a ticket to shop in the afternoon.  Cocktails will be served, so warning be careful when you drink and shop. I think it’s as hazardous as drinking and driving.

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