Monthly Archives: May 2012

A Good Sale on Jeans: More Exciting than Sex?

Last year I was amazed by the finding of a  study conducted by People StyleWatch. They polled 2,000 women ages 18 to 29 and found that 48% of women are more excited getting jeans on sale than having sex.  What does that mean? There are more jeans on sale! Because more women are excited to […]

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Requiem for a Burning Birkin: Tyler Shields Offers to Give One Family in Need $100,000

Pictured: Non flaming Hermes bags at Sequels Boutique in Beverly Hills (photo M. Hall) Huffington Post published an interview with photographer Tyler Shields today about his Birkin Chain Saw Massacre photoshoot.  It’s pretty silly stuff. Under questioning and prompting from the interviewer Artifino, Shields offered to donate $100,000 USD to one family in need to […]

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Gilt Groupe Special Pre-Sale of the Banana Republic Trina Turk Collection

 The new Trina Turk collection for Banana Republic is on pre-sale today at Gilt Groupe.  The collection from the Los Angeles based designer is not due in stores until next week (June 7th), but Gilt has first dibbs on the collection. The sale is open for the next 24 hrs on the online shopping site, […]

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The Recessionista Reviews Macy’s Fashion Star Collection

Pictured: Two of the new dresses from the Macy’s Fashion Star Collection. (photos: M. Hall) If any of you have been watching the Fashion Star show on TV, and then going to the store to look for the clothes, then you know that off the TV runway, the clothing is a mixed of the good […]

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Topshop’s Affordable Little Black Dress: The Flippy Dress

Pictured: Topshop has the perfect LBD in their flippy dress for $40.00 US Recently I was reminded of the value of having a great little black dress (LBD) in the closet in case of an unexpected event or evening out. Everyone needs a great , affordable little black dress that they can throw on at a […]

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The Saks Designer Sale Begins

Although many retailers started their sales over the Memorial Day weekend, Saks Fifth Avenue waited until today to start their annual designer sale.  Savings are 40% off of the retail prices.  The savings are online only today, but in-store tomorrow.   This is a good sale to shop for designers or luxury brands that usually […]

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The Birkin Chain Saw Massacre: Was it Worth It?

Pictured: The burning Birkin Bag, photo credit Tyler Shields via TMZ As some of you know, tonight’s episode of the execrable Mrs. Eastwood & Co. featured the burning of one of the fashion world’s most coveted items, a red crocodile Birkin bag by Hermes valued at 100k. As Mrs. Eastwood thoughtfully pointed out, the bag […]

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Sponsored Post: Memorial Day Coupons for Online Shopping

Memorial Day is a good time for chillaxing. Some of you many even be doing a little shopping over the long weekend. To help you out, here’s a collection of coupons from Retail Me Not. Note, these are savings for shopping online. There are some good deals here from top retailers including Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Kohls and […]

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Groupon Class Action Settlement: Refunds for Expired Groupons

If you’re a Groupon customer, and I know many of my readers are, then you’ll be interested to know that a new class action settlement against Groupon may allow you to receive a refund for Groupons that you purchased but didn’t use.  Here are the details. Friday I received an email from Groupon entitled “Notice […]

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Burn Baby, Burn: Francesca Eastwood Burns a Birkin for the Camera

Pictured: The burning Birkin Bag, photo credit Tyler Shields via TMZ It’s getting so hard to promote reality TV shows these days.  Apparently, it’s not enough to be related to Clint Eastwood, you got to pull out all  the stops.  TMZ is showing off photos Clint’s beautiful daughter Francesca burning a 100K Birkin Bag for […]

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