Monthly Archives: November 2012

Thanksgiving Cooking: Talking Turkey with Chef Ian Knauer

The Recessionista in the Kitchen As all my US readers know. Thanksgiving is tomorrow.  Some of us are out shopping, some of us are busy in the kitchen.  And some of us will be doing both, tomorrow, at the last possible minute.   Since I’m of the last minute variety, I caught up with Chef […]

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Happy Thanksgiving! Welcome to our new site, The Recessionista

Yes, you’re in the right place.  Welcome to our new site! Since 2008 when The Recessionista was discovered by The New York Times as “A Label for a Pleather Economy“,  the site and our traffic have steadily grown.  We’ve gone from a blogspot to a dot com, and now to a complete new design with a […]

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Black Friday Passé? Most Consumers are already Shopping

According to a new study of early bird shopping behavior, Black Friday may not mean that much any more to consumers.  That’s because most savvy shoppers are already hunting bargains. In a study conducted by LivePerson , consumers are shopping smarter because of all the data available to them via online resources, mobile and social media.  Here […]

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The Duchess of Cambridge Won’t Be Wearing Kardashian Fashions

The Huffington Post and other news media have been reporting that Kim Kardashian (aka “her people”) sent the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middelton) a lovely package of Kardashian clothing from their British fashion line.   How hilarious is that? Seriously. Princess Recessionista, the Duchess of Cambridge has always made thrifty fashion choices wearing high-street fashions (Zara, […]

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Los Angeles Holiday Shopping: Divine Design 2012 Sale

Shopping Highlights from Divine Design  Save the Date Savvy Shoppers in Los Angeles! The 2012 edition for Project Angel Food’s super  Divine Design sale has officially been announced.  The sale will kick-off to the general public after Thanksgiving  in Los Angeles with General Shopping Days from  Dec. 1 to 3.    This unique shopping extravaganza […]

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Delta’s 2012 Winter Sale & Social Media Contests Offer Travel Savings

As travel costs skyrocket over this holiday season while temperatures drop, I thought it might be a good time to let you all know about a Winter Travel sale that Delta Airlines is having, which offers significant travel savings.  For the next few weeks, Delta is offering travel discounts plus several social media contests that […]

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Designers Liz Lange & Jane Wagman Launch OpenSky Holiday Dress Collection

Today website OpenSky has announced a holiday dress collection designed by maternity designer Liz Lange and graphic designer Jane Wagman for sale on The sisters, and design duo, are offering a collection of five holiday dresses for under $100.00 US. Sounds like OpenSky has their own holiday collective, like another website I know.:)  One […]

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The Recessionista’s Black Friday 2012 Sale List

My inbox at The Recessionista is over flowing with promotions from retailers and designers who are starting to list their Black Friday promotions.   I know for some of my readers, Black Friday is their annual shopping haul, and a time when they are off work and can go do the holiday shopping.  Because there are so […]

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The Recessionista Reviews Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Quirky, bohemian and playful.  These words describe H and M’s Maison Martin Margiela collection. Tonight I attended the preview in Los Angeles and I was more impressed than I thought I would be.  The clothes in the women’s collection  were made of gorgeous fabrics offering a comfortable fit with their loose, predominantly over sized design. […]

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Celebs in Burberry: Chelsea Clinton and Emma Stone on the Red Carpet at the CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund Awards

If you read here, you know I am continually wowed by the quality, fit and beauty of Burberry fashions.  Last night Chelsea Clinton and Emma Stone stepped out in Burberry at the CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund Awards in New York.  Chelsea wore a gorgeous blue Burberry dress with a surplus bodice that can take any working […]

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