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.

London: Topshop Plans Fashion’s Night Out with Vogue

In the US, Fashion’s Night Out at New York Fashion Week is  a thing of the past.   Not so in London.   Vogue and Topshop are planning a shopping extravaganza in London on Sept. 23, 2014.   They’ll be special deals,  beauty tips, a prize draw and entertainment at my favorite Topshop store, the Oxford […]

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New York Fashion Week: Budget Fashion on the Runway

Budget Fashion is now part of New York Fashion Week. Anna Wintour goes to a show to see a collection sponsored by HSN (the Home Shopping Network), HSN shows off their new Fall  “Fashion Edit” collections, ELLE Editor Joe Zee joins with Old Navy for a fashion presentation,  Kohl’s shows their ELLE Collection, Target throws […]

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HSN Previews Fall Fashions at New York Fashion Week

HSN (The Home Shopping Network)  showed their new fashions, beauty products and costume jewelry for fall at an exclusive preview during New York Fashion Week at the Empire Hotel.   The preview featured  appearances from HSN collaborators Giuliana Rancic, Iris Apfel, June Ambrose, Julie Macklowe, Tina Craig (BagSnob’s Snob Essentials Handbag) , Hal Rubenstein, Fern […]

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American Express MADE Fashion Week VIP Experience

If you believe like I do that fashion can be entertainment as well as art (and of yes a business too) then you might enjoy the pampering experience of attending a MADE Fashion Week show via the VIP experience that American Express offers their cardholders.   For over a year, American Express has offered cardholders […]

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New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 Round-up

Now that Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week shows for Spring/Summer 2015 are ended, I’ve taken some time to think about what I saw on the runway to try to summarize the shows.  Each show always contains garments that you  know buyers and stylists will pick up for next season and those that will be left behind.  Some […]

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Elie Tahari Kohl’s Preview and Giveaway

The upcoming Elie Tahari capsule collection for Kohl’s is a love song to the city of New York, penned in polyester with a touch of spandex thrown in for ease.   The collection is not officially on sale until Sept. 26, but Kohl’s is offering a special presale on their website now with savings of […]

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Discounts on Altuzzara for Target on Target.com

The Altazurra collection for Target has been in market less than a week and there’s already a 50% off 1 item special posted on Target.com.  Use code PREVIEW to get the savings when you shop Altazurra  for Target. I’ve never seen a discount like this on a Target designer collection so soon after launch.  Looks […]

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Carolina Herrera Spring 2015: Flower Power

Last week I had the privilege of seeing one of the most beautiful fashion shows at New York Fashion Week of this or any other season, Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2015 collection.  The collection was inspired by the “color code of a flower.”  The show featured stunning gowns, beautiful coats and brightly colored sheath dresses.   […]

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DKNY Spring 2015: A Bold Look at the New York Nation

Last week at New York Fashion Week, DKNY presented the brand’s Spring 2015 collection. After struggling to get around New York City during New York Fashion Week in the heat and humidity, I was really feeling this collection. New York City  really is the world all  in one place. All the good, all the bad, […]

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Kate Spade NY Style Essential Sale Event

kate spade new york is having a surprise clearance event offering savings up to 75% off apparel, bags and shoes. You can save even more if you shop this by using the eBates sale portal. If you shop via eBates, you’ll not only get the savings off the retail priced, but you’ll also get 3.5% […]

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