Monthly Archives: July 2012

eBay Previews Holiday Collection

Pictured: Leather Tibi T-shirt for eBay (photo via eBay) Things are moving forward swiftly with eBay’s planned holiday collection.  Last week ELLE magazine published exclusive preview pictures of the collection.   There are pajamas from Chris Benz, a Steven Alan iPad case, Jonathan Adler salt and pepper shakers, Fallon jewelry and a bright pink RUFF scarf […]

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Vacation Deals at Hyatt Hotels: Free Nights for The Recessionista Traveler

It’s summer vacation time for most of us around the world, and I know many of you are looking for ways to beat the heat that is plaguing most of the US and the world. Although I usually write about fashion  here, I think finding travel deals right now that are easy on the wallet […]

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Must See: The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier at the DeYoung Museum San Francisco

Pictured: A talking, multimedia version of Gaultier greets visitors to the DeYoung Museum exhibit. (photo: M. Hall) Two weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending (as press) the Bastille Day party at San Francisco’s DeYoung Museum and seeing their amazing exhibit of the work of French Designer Jean Paul Gaultier.   The exhibit is titled […]

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Topshop’s Olympic Tie in Collection by Ashish Gupta

Pictured: Items from Topshop’s Ashish Gupta collection Not all of us have the discipline, drive or talent to compete in sports, especially the Olympics.  Fashion and sports are two things that don’t always mix.  That’s why Topshop’s new collection of sports-themed clothing designed by Ashish Gupta featuring slogans like  “2nd place” and “Loser” is for […]

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Nicole Richie for Macy’s Impulse Sketches Released

Pictured: Sketches from the Macy’s Nicole Ritchie collection Macy’s has just released a few sketched from the upcoming Nicole Richie Impulse collection, coming to stores in September.  From the sketches I’ve seen, I’m showing the two that I like best : a maxi dress that looks very 1930s with flutter sleeves and a shorter boho […]

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Happy 115th Birthday to Amelia Earhart: An Unlikely Fashionista

If you’ve done any searching today on Google, then you may have seen the image of Amelia Earhart and her plane flying over the search engine’s input box.  It’s a nice reminder that today is Amelia’s birthday and she would’ve been 115 years old today.   A couple of years ago, I undertook my own […]

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eBay Announces a Holiday Collective Featuring Seven Designers with Gifts under $100.00

Seems that July t’is the season for announcing holiday collections.  Hot on the heels of the Neiman Marcus/Target announcement, eBay enters the designer collection foray with their own announcement of a holiday collection featuring 7 hot designers. The new partnership will feature  designers Billy Reid, Chris Benz, Fallon, Jonathan Adler, Ruffian, Steven Alan and Tibi, […]

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The Recessionista Interviews Brad Goreski on Style and eBay Selling

Celebrity stylist and reality TV star Brad Goreski has a brand new bag.  Literally, he’s working with eBay to offer tips on style while helping eBay sellers clear out their closets and recoup their shopping costs by reselling their items, and perhaps buying new fashions at the same time.  Last week I reported on Brad’s […]

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Saks Fifth Avenue Announces Consolidation Sale

Not to be outdone by the plethora of sales at the moment for Nordstroms, Target and others, Saks has announced their own summer consolidation sale.  If you like high-end designer goods, then this is a good sale for you, offering savings up to 70% off, it may even be a good time to do some […]

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Target Announces Summer Cyber Week, the new Christmas in July

Some of you might be interested to know that Target is having some special deals this week (from now until July 28th) to help promote summer entertaining.  Although I don’t like everything Target does, and I’m not shy about saying so, I do think this is a worthy idea.  Many of us don’t pay for […]

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