Author Archives: Mary Hall

Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.

Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2014 Sales Round-Up

It’s that time again: the high shopping season known as Black Friday.  The madness has begun.  People are camping out at Best Buy and sleeping in their cars outside ToysRUs.  Black Friday is no longer the day after Thanksgiving, it’s a season.  Some sales start on Thanksgiving Day.   Personally, I don’t think any sale […]

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The Bi-Annual Net-A-Porter Sale is Online Now Hiccuping Along

Pre-Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the bi-annual Net-A-Porter sale is now online. So what’s great about this sale? Top designers at discounted prices are offered before the madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Here’s what you’ll find on the cyber sale racks: Alexander McQueen, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Aquazzura, Burberry, DVF, Michael Kors, Stella McCartney […]

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Stores with the Best Black Friday Deals for 2014

  It’s a great question to ask this time of year, “What Retailers offer the best Black Friday deals?”  That is what every shopper wants to know.  Our in-box at The Recessionista is flooded this week with people searching for the best deals. Fortunately, the folks at Wallet Hub have been doing some heavy duty […]

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Price hunt with PoachIT for sales and coupons

I’ve become enamored of a new price hunting, coupon code finding tool called PoachIT. If you don’t have this mobile app or desktop browser tool, then you need to get it. As Black Friday week gets underway, PoachIT can help you find the best deals and find validated coupon codes that work to help you […]

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Kohl’s Holiday Gifts for Him: Black Friday Deals & More

Recently Kohl’s asked me to go shopping for my husband or boyfriend for the holidays with their gift of  a $250.00 gift card.   While this might seem like an easy challenge, in actual fact, taking the boyfriend to Kohl’s posed some unique challenges.  However, shopping with him makes  for an extremely interesting shopping trip. […]

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H&M Black Friday 2014 Deals. Discounts on Apparel & More

H&M is getting in on the Black Friday season of shopping early. Realizing Black Friday is not just one day anymore, but rather weeks of bargain shopping, H&M is offering customers early savings on Black Friday.  Shoppers can take  20% off their entire purchase of over $60.00 US online & in-stores.  To get the deal, […]

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Burberry’s Christopher Bailey accepts Rodeo Walk of Style Award

The charming CMO of Burberry, Christopher Bailey was on hand tonight in Beverly Hills to accept the Rodeo Walk of Style. As a part of the induction ceremony on Rodeo Drive, Burberry was honored with a permanent bronze plaque in the sidewalk of the world-renowned street featuring the Burberry core values, ‘Protect. Explore. Inspire’, as […]

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Design Your Shoes at Nordstrom with Shoes of Prey

Nordstrom is known for their wide array of shoes and superb customer service. Now the brand is delivering even a higher degree of custom service by allowing  customers to design their own shoes via a partnership with the  Shoes of Prey Design Studio. Shoes of Prey  enables shoppers to design their own shoes  The company has […]

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The Recessionista Reviews TOMs for Target

The TOMS for Target collection  (on sale Nov. 16, 2014) was previewed tonight in Los Angeles for media and bloggers. This is a cheap and cheerful holiday collection that I think Target customers will like.  It’s unpretentious casual wear that is reasonably priced.  Is it Target’ s best collaboration even? No. But it’s  easy to […]

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Macy’s Doorbuster Specials for Black Friday 2014

If you have the endurance needed for traditional Black Friday shopping then you’ll want to get up early the day after Thanksgiving and get to Macy’s  Macy’s has announced their after Thanksgiving doorbusters and there are some good deals on the list.  Macy’s top Black Friday doorbusters, available while supplies last. Doorbuster hours are from […]

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