Melissa McCarthy Clothing Line on Sale at HSN

The eagerly awaited Melissa McCarthy fashion line is now on sale at HSN.   A few pieces from the collection… [more]

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50 Fashions under $50.00 at Topshop's Summer Sale

The Topshop summer clearance sale just got a whole lot more interesting with additional reductions. Topshop… [more]

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Former Hermès designer Lemaire Coming to Uniqlo

This is the budget fashion collaboration we never dreamed could happen---former Hermès designer Christophe… [more]

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Halston Comes to QVC: H by Halston Budget Fashion Line

QVC is attempting to resuscitate fashion brand Halston with a new budget collection called H by Halston.… [more]

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Nordstrom End-of-Summer Clearance Sale Sept 2, 2015

If you missed out on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, then don't miss the  Nordstrom End-of-Summer Clearance… [more]

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Barney’s Warehouse Clearance sale extra 75% off


Barneys Warehouse Style Sprint offers deals on designer merchandise and Barney’s own brand, like this Tweed Dress.

Special fashion Alert– Barney’s Warehouse is having sale. That’s not big new, but they have announced a special flash sale, or in Barney’s terminology   THE WAREHOUSE STYLE SPRINT  from NOW until– 4PM EDT on August 12th.  If there’s something you like at Barney’s this is your chance to take an extra 75% off all clearance items.  This could be your chance to get a little Burberry, J Mendel, Helmut Lang, Thakoon , Tahari, or Marc Jacobs at deep discounts. Look for  deals  on men’s women’s and kid. Shop NOW & receive complimentary shipping on all U.S. orders on!

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Melissa McCarthy Clothing Line on Sale at HSN

The eagerly awaited Melissa McCarthy fashion line is now on sale at HSN.   A few pieces from the collection are now on sale at the HSN website.  The entire collection is set to  debut as “Melissa McCarthy Seven7″ during a special live appearance on August 13th from 1-3pm and 9-11pm, during HSN’s popular fashion program, ‘The List with Colleen Lopez’.   I checked out the preview this morning online and I have to say, I’m disappointed based on the appearance of the clothing.  The fit may be super, but the colors are drab and nothing is a “must-have” fashion stand-out.  I expected more from FIDM attendee Ms. McCarthy.   However, perhaps in time, this collection will expand and improve.  See what you think over at the HSN website.  Ms.McCarthy’s line is available in both plus and missy sizes. Sizes for  Melissa McCarthy Seven7 range from 4-28.  Plus sizes are 1x to 3x and 16w to 24w. Despite earlier reports about various retailers carrying the line, HSN now claims they will be the only national retailer carrying Misses sizes, aside from McCarthy’s own website. Continue reading »

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Saks Off Fifth Opens in Los Angeles at Beverly Connection

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RED by Valentino at the new Los Angeles Saks Off Fifth store

Saks Off Fifth is opening a retail store in Los Angeles tomorrow, Thursday August 6th at the Beverly Connection on La Cienega. I had the opportunity to tour the store today, before the opening.   For women, the top attractions in the store are all the designer handbags (including vintage ones) and the thousands of designer shoes.  The new Saks Off Fifth store also features apparel for both men and women from more than 800 brands.  There’s everything from emerging designer labels to some of the biggest names in fashion like Prada,  RED by Valentino, Armani, St. John, DVF, Tory Burch and Elie Tahari.  (That’s right we love to name drop here on The Recessionista).  The store is smaller than the Orange County locations, and warning,you’ll have to endure the search for parking at the Beverly Connection to sore the deals.  If you have time tomorrow, the store is offering some great incentives for customers who turn up early to shop.  If you’re busy at work, enter for special giveaway here on The Recessionista starting August 7th. Read on for all the details.  Continue reading »

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Bloomingdales Endless Summer Sale on until Aug 9, 2015

Bloomingdales has just slashed prices an extra 50% off sale items.  That means savvy shoppers can  realize a  total savings of 60% to 80% off during the store’s Endless Summer Sale. (Prices are as marked.)  How good is this sale? Pretty good, especially if you love top designer brands.  We spotted a Diane Von Furstenberg dress for $69.00.  And if you’re a Bloomingdales Loyallist member, you’ll  receive free shipping on all orders. (If you don’t belong now, you can join just for the sale and it’s free to join.)   The Bloomingdales Sale ends August 9.  Top designers featured  on the sale  include DVF,  MILLY, Burberry, BCBG, Black Halo, Michael Kors and more.


Burberry Brit Graphic Short Sleeve Sweatshirt
ORIG $295.00
WAS $236.00
NOW $141.60
Sale ends 8/9/15


Ted Baker Cosmetic Cases are on Sale at Bloomingdales this week. So cute!

Look for these popular items on the sale:

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Beauty Deal at Jurlique: Free Gift with Purchase


Jurlique is offering customers a special gift with a purchase of $65.00 to celebrate their 30 year Anniversary.

To celebrate natural skincare line Jurlique’s 30 year anniversary, the brand is offering   complimentary hydrating rose set on orders over $65  The rose set includes a travel size of the bestselling Rosewater Balancing Mist and a Rose Moisture Plus Gel Lotion.  To get the deal, order your Jurlique favorites in the amount of $65.00 US or over,  and then use the offer code: ANNIVERSARY at checkout.  Not sure what to order? If you haven’t tried Jurlique before I recommend the Jurlique Age-Defying products, the Calendula Lotion (for diminishing redness) and the Lavender creams. If you like Lavender, here’s a special deal you might want to take advantage of at Jurlique. For 1 week only: get 30% off the Lavender collection with the code LAVENDERUS

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale–Ends August 2


Topshop deals at Nordstroms: Flute Sleeve Blouse and Draped Front Blouse

Sadly, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ends Sunday August 2. 2015.    On Monday, August 3rd, prices will go up at Nordstrom.   That means there’s still time to indulge in some last minute shopping if you haven’t had a chance to check it out.   I took the opportunity to step out from behind the blog this week and visit Nordstrom to try on shoes and clothing.   While in the store I discovered a few more must haves at the sale.  Here are a few new deals I found and bought.  That’s right Nordstrom doesn’t give me anything for free to write about their sale.  These are all things I tried and loved. at reduced prices. Continue reading »

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Jean Deal: Target Offers $10.00 off Denim in-store and online


Target is offering customers the chance to save $10.00 on Denim.

If you’re like most of the world you live in your jeans.   I’ve even seen studies where women say a good deal on denim is better than sex!   That’s why I know some of you will be interested in the deal Target is running right now on Target Denim.   For a limited time you can buy any pair of jeans you love at Target and save $10.00 whether you buy in-store  or online.  To get the deal, click over to Target Denim and select the style you love, then use  promo code: TRYON10.  The deal is good for savings on Men’s or women’s Denim.  Check out the DENIZEN brand from LEVI’S. I like both their stretch modern boot cut and their skinny styles.  Other brands on the sale include Target’s Mossimo jeans, Wallflower and Vanilla Star.

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Nordstrom Expands Partnership with MADEWELL to more stores


A look from MADEWELL at Nordstrom.

Today Nordstrom has announced plans to expand their partnership with apparel brand MADEWELL.  That means you can now find MADEWELL at an additional 15 Nordstrom stores across the US . By late July, the retailer will carry the MADEWELL collection in a total of 30 locations and on  Right now, Nordstrom is the only U.S. retailer to sell a broad assortment of MADEWELL merchandise, outside of MADEWELL stores.  This is good news for MADEWELL fans, who like Topshop fans, may have not had a brick and mortar store near them. Now, they can just head to Nordstrom.   Look for the MADEWELL  fall collection in Nordstrom stores and online today ( July 27th, 2015)  featuring woven tops and embroidered boho blouses, as well as MADEWELL’S beloved brand essentials, including High Riser denim, the Transport Tote (price $168), and the Slub V-neck Pocket Tee (now on sale for $17.50)  in fall colors.   Continue reading »

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Kohl’s Thakoon Lookbook: London Inspired Fashions for Fall

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A look from Kohl’s for Thakoon’s DesignNation lookbook. Lots of layers for Fall.

Kohl’s has released the lookbook for their Thakoon London inspired DesignNation collection due in stores for Fall 2015.   My first impressions of this collection are that it’s nothing special. Quite honestly, I don’t see many of the unique prints Thakoon is known for in this Kohl’s collab.  If you like the gorgeous brightly colored Thakoon looks, you might want to check out Thakoon on sale at SHOPBOP now.  The Kohl’s lookbook for Thakoon is featured on our friend The Budget Babe, and like her, I agree this collection will be on sale at reduced prices at Kohl’s just as Milly for Kohl’s was.  There are kitschy imprints of bowler hats, crowns and keys on T-shirts and Sweatshirts to remind you, hey folks this is London inspired.  To me, it’s very tacky. See what you think readers, to me , it’s SO lackluster and I have to admit, I am disappointed. Continue reading »

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Further Reductions on REISS Sale for Women & Men

The REISS summer clearance sale just got a lot sweeter. Today is the last day of the sale and items have been reduced by an extra 10% for both men and women.  REISS has been on The Recessionista‘s pick list for fashion ever since Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge wore the REISS Shola dress.   Things that we like on the sale racks include classic little black dresses like the COSTILLA dress, the MIRA blue bodycon dress, the gorgeous handbags , elegant women’s coats and the men’s suiting.   If you shop today, the final 10% off discount will be applied at checkout.  The sale is on until July 26, 2015.  If you shop the REISS women’s sale, be advised that REISS only goes up to size 12 US or size 16 UK.   Some of the dresses are generously cut and could fit a larger size so just read the sizing instructions before you shop to determine what is a looser cut and what is body conscious.

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