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.

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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The Recessionista Reviews Altuzarra for Target

For a Target collection made in China, Altuzarra for Target  has much to offer.  For  fashion from Target, it’s really as good as it gets.  This launch really is like Christmas morning for the fashionista on a budget. Having said that, some garments are better than others and some of the fabrics in the collection […]

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Giveaway: Enter to Win a Hammitt Handbag from Sterns & Foster

Who doesn’t love the chance to carry a gorgeous handbag?   Some of you know how beautiful the Lockland bag from Hammitt Handbags is.  These handcrafted handbags are designed in Los Angeles and are made with authentic leather.  Celebrities like Angelina Jolie have been spotted carry Hammitt bags. Now Hammitt is having a giveaway offering […]

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Shopping Tips to get your Altuzara for Target

The long awaited Altuzara collection for Target arrives at Target store, Target.com and Net-a-Porter tomorrow, Sept. 14, 2014.  I’ve had a few requests from regular readers of The Recessionista about the best ways to get the items on your shopping list.   If you want to get your Altuzara for Target, it’s going to take […]

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Desigual : Spring-Summer 15 collection “Say Something Nice”

In a fashion world where models don’t show expression on the runway, and sometimes white and black are the only colors, a Desigual show is as refreshing as a breath of fresh air.  At both their recent New York Fashion Week show & Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid, Desigual showcased a collection that paid homage to women […]

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J Crew Heads to Ibiza & the Mediterranean for Spring 2015

J Crew showed their Spring/Summer 2015 collection at New York Fashion Week this Tuesday in a presentation at Lincoln Center.  J Crew fans maybe in for a surprise when they see what’s in store for next Spring.  The collection looks very much like resort wear with a distinctly Mediterranean  twist.  For Spring/Summer 2015, J Crew […]

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