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.

Shopbop Partners with 22 Designers for Mother-Daughter Collection

22 top  designers including , Victoria Beckham, Chloe,   Donatella Versace, Miuccia Prada,Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton, Carolina Herrera, Céline, Tory Burch, and Isabel Marant –  all mothers– have partnered with e-tailer Shopbop to offer some beautiful mother -daughter dresses in time for Mother’s Day. Best of all, the collection profits will contribute to help support of AIDS […]

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THE OUTNET Celebrates 5th Anniversary with Designer Collection

One of the original outlet stores on the web, THE OUTNET is about to celebrate five years of web sales.  Specializing in the sale of upscale designers at lower than retail prices, THE OUTNET.com  has been a hit on both sides of the Atlantic since its launch.  I’ve personally scored some great deals at the […]

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Spa at Home: Do it Yourself (DIY) Facials with Honey

Recently I was treated to a Honey Almond Facial and at Honey Scrub hand massage at the Le Ciel Spa at the SLS Hotel.   Both treatments put much needed moisture back into my strained hands and tired skin.  Working on the computer all day dries out the skin and often leaves us with sore […]

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Earth Day 2014 Deals and Eco-Friendly savings

Today is Earth Day, a time for all of us to think about our planet and try to conserve resources and recycle where we can.  I’ll be heading to H&M to recycle old clothes and Origins and Kiehl’s to recycle old cosmetic containers.  Here are some resources that I have found to help you do […]

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Kate Spade to Collaborate with Gap Kids this Fall

The LA Times reports that Kate Spade will be working with the Gap this fall.  The designer is doing a collaboration with GapKids.   Look for Kate Spade and Jack Spade’s limited-edition collection will be available for purchase in November 2014 online and in GapKids.  Kate Spade joins Stella McCartney &  DVF as designers who […]

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H&M and Do Something Partner for Garment Recycling

  Got a tee shirt with stains that wont’ come out? Or maybe a sweater with holes from moth bites?  Take it to your local H&M store. From April 17 to June 20, 2014 young people can participate in “Comeback Clothes” by collecting old and worn-out clothing in their schools and communities and then dropping them […]

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The Recessionista Reviews Peter Som for Kohl’s

It’s taken me a few days to be able to review all the pieces in the Peter Som’s collection for Kohl’s.  The first Kohl’s store I went to had a small assortment of the pieces , the second store had a better variety.  I’ve now seen and inspected most of the pieces, so I can […]

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Shopbop Friends & Family Sale Offers Fashion Savings

  Fashion website Shopbop is having a special friends & family event.  For a limited time you can take 25% off all full-price & SALE items.  To get the savings, after you shop enter code INTHEFAMILY14 at checkout.  This offer ends Thursday, April 17, 2014, at 11:59PM PST.  Shopbop is a great way to get top designers […]

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Special Sale: Last Call Designer Shoe Event

If you love the designer shoes at Neiman Marcus, then you’ll want to check out the Last Call Shoe Sale event. The event features brands direct from Neiman Marcus stores, Neiman Marcus Last Call announces its Designer Shoe New Arrivals Event. The seasonal event begins Wednesday, April 16 of designer favorites, such as Christian Louboutin, Manolo […]

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New Conscious Collection Arrives at H&M: Sustainable & Chic

The latest installment of H&M’s Conscious Collection is now in stores and online. I stopped by my local H&M store yesterday to check it out. I’m so impressed by fabrication and the tangerine, red and gold hues in this collection. This collection is really gorgeous.  There are a couple of upscale collection exclusives here like […]

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