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.

Gilt Labor Day Sale 2015 will feature Top Designers

Starting Thursday, September 3rd through Monday September 7th GILT will be having a special Labor Day event giving providing fashionistas with access to brands like Zac Posen, Reed Krakoff, Dolce & Gabbana and Stella McCartney and many more all at up to 80% off.  Here’s a little preview of what will be on the sale.

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Labor Day Sales Round-up 2015: Fashion & Back to School

Looking to get some great deals on items for back to school, furniture or home?  Then you’ll want to check out the upcoming Labor Day sales.   Labor Day is Sept 7, 2015 in the US.  You should expect markdowns between 30% to 40% at a Labor Day sale, and if prices aren’t in that […]

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Nordstrom End-of-Summer Clearance Sale Sept 2, 2015

If you missed out on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, then don’t miss the  Nordstrom End-of-Summer Clearance Sale.  The sale starts Wednesday September 2!  Customers can save up to 40% on Men, Women & Kids styles, while supplies last through September 13.  Here’s a look at what’s on our shopping list, including Burberry.

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Givenchy Offers the Public Tickets to Fashion Week Show

Want to see the Givenchy Runway Show at New York Fashion Week this September. Then get online early tomorrow to request a free ticket.  The City of New York and Givenchy are offering the general public–not just editors, celebrities and fashion bloggers–the chance to attend their upcoming show at Fashion Week.  But to get your […]

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JCPenney Launches Limited Edition Nicole Miller Fashion Collection

Ten years ago fashion designer Nicole Miller bought a budget priced collection to JCPenney called nicole. To celebrate that anniversary, JCP is releasing a limited edition collection of fashions in the nicole by Nicole Miller line on Sept. 4th. The collection is like Nicole Miller’s greatest fashion hits at budget prices. You can see and […]

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Lilly Pulitzer Features Dresses under $100

Since the debacle known as Lilly Pulitzer at Target, Lilly Pulitzer decided to market to customers looking for their products at lower prices. If you’re a Lilly lover, you’ll be interested to know that there is now a section of the Lilly Pulitzer website offering dresses with the distinctive dresses for under $100.00.   These aren’t […]

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Primark to Open Boston Store & US Website

Cheap and chic European Retailer Primark is set to launch their first store in the United States on Sept. 10 in Boston.  Primark launched their first store in Dublin and since then, has expanded across Europe. They have gained press in the past for knocking off luxury brands and selling replicas at budget prices. They […]

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Halston Comes to QVC: H by Halston Budget Fashion Line

QVC is attempting to resuscitate fashion brand Halston with a new budget collection called H by Halston. Halston was a uniquely American luxury fashion line that became popular in the 1970s, popularized by stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Bianca Jagger and Liza Minnelli.   Later the buzz around Halston began to fade.   In what may […]

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H&M to Launch T-Shirts Designed by Coldplay & Ed Sheeran

H&M has teamed up with Global Citizen to launch an exclusive t-shirt designed by artists Coldplay and Ed Sheeran in support of the movement to end inequality, ensure environmental stability and to end extreme poverty by 2030.  The shirts will go on sale at H&M on September 3, 2015.  The shirts are priced at $9.95 […]

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Former Hermès designer Lemaire Coming to Uniqlo

This is the budget fashion collaboration we never dreamed could happen—former Hermès designer Christophe Lemaire is doing a  collaboration with cheap and cheerful retailer Uniqlo.  Right? Who would’ve thought  you would hear Hermès mentioned in the same sentence as Uniqlo. The full lookbook was released today, and frankly it screams luxury.  You’d never think it […]

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