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.

Maje & Sandro Memorial Day 2016 Sales

French fashion brands Maje & Sandro are both offering Memorial Day Weekend Sales. Both brands are offering 25% off on full-priced and markdown items until May 30, 2016.  The sales are on until May 30, 2016.  Look for fashion savings  in-store and online at Sandro& Maje.  At Sandro the sale is on both menswear and women’s fashions. 

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Gucci for Net-a-Porter capsule collection features gorgeous prints

Gucci has launched a gorgeous 20 piece capsule collection on luxury fashion website Net-a-Porter. I clicked over to Net-a-Porter yesterday by chance and stumbled upon the collection, which is already selling out.  The mainstay of the collection is a beautiful exclusive rose print, inspired by a 19th century tapestry, that is featured on handbags, dresses and […]

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Abercrombie and Fitch Revitalizes the Brand with New Designers

Last week I attended a press preview for the Summer/Fall lines from Abercrombie and Fitch.  The Columbus, Ohio company is revitalizing their brand with new designers. Kristina Szasz has taken on the design director for womenswear  and Aaron Levine is leading the designed for menswear at Abercrombie and Fitch.  The resulting collections are a significant upgrade for Abercrombie […]

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beGlammed App: Professional Make-up & Hair Styling

If you’ve ever needed professional hair or make-up artists to come to you at your home, a hotel or a special event, then you’ll want to check out the beGlammed App.  beGlammed puts a network of professional beauty experts at your fingertips, easily accessible from your mobile device.  If you’re tired of rushing around to […]

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Memorial Day Weekend Travel Deals

If you are planning to travel for Memorial Day Weekend (May 28-30) then you might want to check out some travel deals and apps to help you get savings.  Whether you are roadtripping or flying to a vacation destination, there are some travel deals on our radar and apps you should check out. 

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Celebrity Style: Holly Willoughby Pencil Skirt & Floral Shirt Pairing

British TV Presenter Holly Willoughby has been showing off how to style a Roland Mouret Pencil Skirt with a variety of designer and high street tops on her Instagram feed this month. I’m not always a fan of what celebrities choose to wear, because some of it can be just over the top styles designed […]

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Handbag Deal: Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale

Luxury handbag designer Rebecca Minkoff is having an online only handbag sample sale this weekend with discounts up to 70% off of retail.  Popular styles on the sale include the Avery crossbody bag. the Leo clutch and my personal favorite the Micro Perry Satchel.  Prices range from $48.00 to $150.00. If you love Rebecca Minkoff, […]

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New York : Sale at Norma Kamali Boutique

How would you like to buy a dress from designer  NORMA KAMALI for $100 or under? Well, here’s your chance if you’re in New York City this week. NORMA KAMALI will be hosting a one day only at her New York City store on Thursday, May 19 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm EST .  Following […]

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Spring Sale at Saks Fifth Avenue offers Deals on Fashion & Apparel

The Spring Sale has officially begun today at Saks Fifth Avenue offering to 40% OFF  fashion selections for women and men.  The sale runs from May 9 to May 19th. Top sellers on the sale include Eileen Fisher, Jimmy Choo,  Rebecca Minkoff (handbags exclusive to Saks), Alice and Olivia , Nicole Miller and more.  See […]

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Alice + Olivia announces prom dress donation program

alice + olivia is donating a prom dress for every dress that is sold from May 3- May 17 2016.   The dresses are not cheap, but this is certainly a generous charity plan by alice + olivia designer, Stacy Bendet.The prom dresses will be donated to girls who are part of Big Brothers and […]

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