Monthly Archives: May 2012

Mobile Shopping: Phone it in to Gilt & Get Free Shipping

Pictured: A mobile shopper in Beverly Hills snapped by The Recessionista (photo: M Hall) The brilliant marketing team at Gilt Groupe knows some of us will be shopping this Memorial Day weekend.  But here’s a haute tip, if you shop Gilt from their Mobile App instead of on your PC, you get free shipping all […]

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Alberta Ferretti for Macy’s: On the Clearance Rack in the Stores

Pictured: Alberta Ferretti for Macy’s Maxi Dress I stopped by my local Macy’s store tonight to run an errand and to my surprise discovered that the Alberta Ferretti Impulse collection is on clearance at the stores.  It is not yet on clearance online, although some items are reduced.  I got the above dress for the […]

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Fashion and Social Media: The Skanz Band for QR Scanning

Pictured: The Skanz Bracelet, let people skan your social media info via QR code Yesterday I was thinking of putting a colorful USB flash drive “bracelet” on my wrist and wondering if this was a fashionable use of technology.  Today, I’m thinking of going even one step further by getting a Skanz bracelet.  The New York […]

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Fashion and Technology? Check out the USB wristband.

Pictured: Are USB wristbands fashionable & practical? There’s nothing like that awkward moment when you need to save some data that is too big to fit on your hard drive. Or, maybe you need to transfer some data from one PC to another quickly. This has happened to me a number of times, especially at […]

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Sponsored Post: Nordstrom Deals and the Half Yearly Sale

Let the games begin shoppers! The Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale for Women & Kids has begun, both in store and online.  This is a chance to get some quality name brands for much less than retails prices.  Designer names on the sale racks include Missoni, Trina Turk, Burberry, Milly and more! Plus, there are some deals […]

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The Recessionista Reviews: Lands’ End Supima Fine Gauge Cardigan

Pictured: The  Lands’ End Supima Fine Gauge Cardigan in  Pink  Lands’ End recently offered me the chance to review their Supima Fine Gauge cotton cardigan.  I haven’t ordered anything from Lands’ End in a few years, so I jumped at the chance to check out what’s new.  My mother is a heavy duty  Lands’ End catalog […]

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Sponsored Post: Kate Spade on Gilt Groupe

Pictured: Kate Spade takes over Gilt Groupe this week. I remember back when I first fell in love with Kate Spade handbags (because that’s originally all there was) the bags were never on sale anywhere!  I wanted one of the bags so bad, but they were pricey.  The only way I could save on one […]

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London’s Victoria & Albert Museum Opens an Online Fashion Shop

Pictured: Fashionable Treasures from the V&A Fashion Shop One of my favorite places for shopping in London, the V&A aka the Victoria & Albert Museum has added to their extensive online offerings by opening the Fashion Shop.  In addition to the online store, there’s also a brick and mortar Fashion Shop within the museum.   The […]

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H&M Offers Memorial Day family fashions for under $5.00 US

Memorial Day is just around the corner coming May 28th, next weekend.  I am literally counting down the days!  To help you get ready, H&M is offer family fashions at the amazing low price of $4.95 or under 5 bucks.  So what kinds of fashions are these? Obviously, for these prices this is not haute […]

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Vintage Chanel Find: Charity Auctions Offer Good Deals

Pictured: Mi Amour, my new vintage Chanel bag Yesterday, I attended a charity event that offered silent auctions as part of their giving campaign. To my surprise, one of the items on the auction was this gorgeous and authentic Chanel red leather quilted bag with chain strap. Guess who won this little darling? Well, that […]

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