Loehmann’s Opening in Costa Mesa with a concert from The Band from TV. Enter to win free concert tickets !

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Pictured: Loehmann’s is opening a new store in Costa Mesa, CA and featuring a performance from the Band from TV . Read on to learn how to win concert tickets.  See the Band from TV for FREE!

Super shopping store Loehmann’s is opening a new store in the OC, in Costa Mesa on March 12th!  If you read here regularly, you know I love me some Loehmann’s.  In November, I scored a beautiful Alice Temperley dress at the Beverly Hills, CA store which I wore to the Stevie Awards dinner in New York when I was nominated for Blog of the Year.  The dress retailed for $800.00 and I got it for $200.00 at Loehmann’s. I have to give it up to Loehmann’s for giving me that deal and helping me look like a million bucks as a nominee feeling like David in a category loaded with Goliaths.  Now, if you live in the OC, you can take advantage of all the designer deals and steals your Los Angeles neighbors have been enjoying. The new store promises to be fabuless.  It will be located at  Metro Pointe Center, 901 South Coast Drive.  The new store will be a superstore with  40,000 square-feet of bargains!  Loehmann’s insiders tell me it will have a modern, expansive feel, highlighted by open ceiling architecture, white brick and mirrored columns, and a variety of color and texture to differentiate and punctuate large areas of wall and flooring. Nothing budget looking about this new store. Best of all there will be a boutique-like fitting room with color lighting and soft music designed to make the experience relaxing.  No more group dressing room! The store is opening in 2 weeks, with a big kickoff party on March 13th at 8 pm featuring the Band from TV.

Ok, so let’s talk about the Band from TV.  These guys are cool. I heard them recently when they performed on KTLA and covered the classic song, The Letter.  They are superstar actors from popular TV series like House, Heroes, ER, The Bachelor and Desperate Housewives who formed a band to raise money for charity.  Here’s a rundown of who in the band will be performing at Loehmann’s Costa Mesa.

  • Greg Grunberg from “Heroes” 
  • Jesse Spencer from “House”
  • Bob Guiney  from “The Bachelor.”
  • Adrian Pasdar also from “Heroes”
  • Scott Grimes from “ER”

These actor-musicians will be helping Loehmann’s kickoff the store opening with special concert. Best of all proceeds from the ticket sales (yes, you can buy a ticket for $35.00 , but do try to win a free one first)  benefit the band’s charities including:

  • Epilepsy Foundation
  • Children’s Hospital of LA
  • The Indiana University-Kenya Partnership
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation
  • Save the Children
  • And others

If that isn’t enough, the concert will also be featuring special guest star appearances. ( I hope Hugh Laurie from House shows up, or James Denton from the Desperate Housewive.  I have special luv for Hugh.  Hugh, loved you in the PG Wodehouse PBS Series, Bertie and Jeeves!)  Now for the free deal! You have a connection for the  concert…right here on The Recessionista.  I am giving away several sets of tickets for my readers to attend the concert.  Yes, you can enjoy the band for free.  Here’s what you need to do to win the tickets.  Leave me a comment here on the blog by midnight PST on March 6. 2010.  Tell me what you love about Loehmann’s and what your favorite deals at the store are.   Leave your comment with an email  address like so: lynn at  yahoo dot com.  Leave your address this way so that spammers and robots can’t pick it up your email.  Be sure and leave your e-mail address so I can reach you to send the tickets!

May the best recessionista win!  Get busy and send a comment.  I have 10 tickets for the concert which is March 13, 2010 at 8:00 pm.  Each winner will receive 2 tickets, one for you, and one for a date or a friend.

Ps, one thing I love about Loehmann’s are their clearance sales.  Check out the prices on the one going on now.


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.


  1. Rebecca

    February 27, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Too bad I didn't know about Loehmann's until today from BandFromTV's tweet, and I'm not really much of a person with style anyway. So I guess I won't be able to win tickets, but I thought I'd try anyway.
    Oh! This makes me so frustrated! They're so close, yet and I'm a fan of Hugh Laurie as well (and a lot of the other actors in the band), but I'm a poor high school senior that needs to save for the coming years of college, and (hopefully!) medical school, so I won't be allowed to buy tickets and go to this.

    Well, thanks for taking the time to read my comment anyway, and just in case I have a chance, my email is at gmail dot com

  2. MH

    February 28, 2010 at 1:58 am

    Rebecca and other readers , if you don't yet shop at Loehmann's take a look at Loehmann's website maybe and leave a comment about what you like 🙂 Use the power of the Internet to win the tix! 🙂

  3. Meryl

    February 28, 2010 at 7:10 am

    I'm a bicoastal bargain shopper at Loehmann's! I used to shop there regularly when I lived in New York, and when I moved to California there was a Loehmann's in my new neighborhood. It was like seeing an old friend and helped me feel at home here.

    Loehmann's is a great store for many reasons. It's a fun place to shop, with the latest fashions and a wide variety of designer merchandise, from jewelry and apparel to shoes and handbags — all at a fraction of the regular price.

    My favorite bargain was a brown-fringed shoulder bag — very 1970s hippie chic — and the perfect accessory for the Band from TV concert!

    Thanks for offering the tickets and considering me for them. My e-mail is merylathome at socal.rr dot com

  4. diane

    February 28, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Love EVERTHING about Loehmann's!! Always try and hit the one that's closest to wherever I am!! Love the “insider points” & “Gold membership”!! And LOVE the Recessionista!

    texspitfire at yahoo dot com

  5. backstreetchix97

    March 1, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    The truth is, I suck at winning contests or anything for that matter. But I figure one thing I am really good at is saving money so I’ll give this contest a try – plus I’d like to see The Band from TV concert.

    In this day and age especially with the way the economy is, who doesn’t like to save a few bucks? Why pay $180 for something when you can get the same item for let’s say, $70?

    I have to admit that while I am so glad I discovered Loehmann’s, my boyfriend on the other hand is not because of the mere fact of how much I've shopped here since my discovery.

    Here at Loehmann’s I am able to save a few bucks and much more. I have found some of the most amazing deals here and absolutely love it. They have designer items at discounted prices, who is one to complain? Thanks to Loehmann’s I am able to add to my closet collection of handbags, shoes, accessories, and clothes without feeling guilty. Personally, I have a weakness for handbags. Here at Loehmann’s I am able to indulge my handbag obsession and not have to feel bad every time I purchase a new one considering what my savings are. I end up feeling proud instead of feeling guilty. My favorite item thus far is my Juicy wallet and handbag.

    For those who are brand junkies, which I am, this is a great place to find great deals on all the top brands. On top of the great savings you already get from shopping here, if you become a Club Gold Member for an annual fee of $25, you get an additional 10% off your purchases every time.

    Anyway, I want to say thanks for this opportunity!

    Heide Szeto

    hszeto85 at gmail dot com

  6. Anonymous

    March 1, 2010 at 9:29 pm


    I shop Loehmann's for nice suits. I'm an assistant at a country club and I need to wear nice suits every day, which can run into a bit of money, as you can imagine. The L.A. Loehmann's always has an excellent selection of designer names. My favorite purchase was a Calvin Klein slate blue/grey pinstripe (On double sale – $180 from $675!). I always get compliments when I wear it.

    Thanks for the chance to win tickets. If I win, please notify me at ceobrien sixty four at hotmail dot com.

  7. Kristine Westman

    March 1, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    I'm a clearance girl myself. Always great deals. I love Band From TV and I love my man Hugh, OMG Jeeves and Wooster = AMAZING. Have you seen him in Blackadder, so funny!!! Anyway here is my email:
    orangeplumbob at gmail dot com

  8. H

    March 1, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Loehmann's is one of the best stores out there! I first started shopping there when I lived in Chicago. So happy they're expanding! Great prices and an awesome selection of clothing! Plus, they've got a great website.

    hayley.frazier at gmail dot com

  9. duyenjenduyen

    March 1, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    I was in San Francisco this weekend and stumbled upon their Loehmann's. It was fantastic! I bought a few things for cheaper than they normally would have been and I got to use YOWZA! Oh man, it'd be fantastic if I got tickets to see Band from TV! Pretty please?
    moony12889 at yahoo dot com

  10. MH

    March 9, 2010 at 4:04 am

    merylathome at socal.rr dot com
    hszeto85 at gmail dot com
    ceobrien sixty four at hotmail dot com
    moony12889 at yahoo dot com
    Diane, texaspitfire

    PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMail for notification. I need you to send me your address so I can mail the tickets. THANKS!