The After Christmas and Boxing Day Sales 2015 Round-up

Every year The Recessionista compiles our annual list of after-Christmas and Boxing Day sales.  For… [more]

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Rent the Runway Clearance Sale Offers Red Carpet Fashion Deals

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Review: Ines de la Fressange Spring/Summer 2016 UNIQLO

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Uniqlo x Carine Roitfeld Spring 2016 Arrives Online Feb 10

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Golden Globes 2016 : The size 6 on the Red Carpet

Bryce Dallas Howard in her Jenny Packham gown purchased at Neiman Marcus at the 2016  Golden Globes.

Bryce Dallas Howard in her Jenny Packham gown purchased at Neiman Marcus at the 2016 Golden Globes.

Actress Bryce Dallas Howard is a US size 6. –according to her, that means designers who dress the stars at Award ceremonies don’t have a lot of options for her. That’s because Ms. Howard is not a sample size 0 or 2, the more typical sizes (runway sizes that) designers loan to stars in exchange for promotion on the red carpet at the awards. Yes, even a size 4 is considered too big. Without a designer to loan her a dress, Ms. Howard bought a stunning Jenny Packham dress at Neiman Marcus. ‘I like having lots of options for a size six, as opposed to maybe one option, so I always go to department stores for this kind of stuff,’ said Bryce Dallas Howard of buying her Jenny Packham $4,800 dress at Neiman Marcus. ” Continue reading »

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Burberry Autumn/Winter 2015 Fashions on Sale

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The Burberry Sale offers savings on AW15.

When Burberry goes on sale, it’s our duty to let you know. The Burberry sale on fashions from the previous season is on and offers a great way to get a Burberry trench coat, beauty products and amazing dress or handbag for the new year.  If you’re a Burberry lover (like moi) now maybe the time to get a good deal.

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The 2016 Golden Globes Best Dressed & Fashion Trends

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Helen Mirren stunned in Badgley Mischka and Henry Winston, Kate Winslet was flawless in Ralph Lauren and Julianna Moore looked sleek & sparkling in Tom Ford.

This year’s Golden Globe Red Carpet was all couture, but often trendy and not good looking.  There were plenty of dresses with cutouts, big statement necklaces and even fringe (Cate Blanchett.)  Giuliana Rancic modeled an Alex Perry dress with  cut-outs that displayed her painfully thin frame, and certainly anything but sexy.  For hair, many actresses opted for gently styled waves and sleek up-dos.  Katy Perry took  a step too far into the past repeating a 60’s styled bump that caused actress Jennifer Lawrence to wonder what she was wearing on her head. Unlike years past, no one was on the red carpet shouting about inexpensive dresses that they bought off the rack.   Continue reading »

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J Lo Claims to Love a Bargain at Marshall’s

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Jennifer Lopez made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live wearing a $9,995 Michael Kors jumpsuit

Jennifer Lopez showed up on Jimmy Kimmel this week wearing a very expensive Michael Kors gold jumpsuit but claiming to love to shop the bargain aisles at Marshall’s. How ironic is that? The marketing executives at Kohl’s have to be cringing and wondering why she didn’t take the opportunity to plug her Jennifer Lopez for Kohl’s line.   “I do shop at Marshalls. Yes, why not?,” said Jenny from the block to a very surprised Jimmy Kimmel.  Yes why not?   I wonder if Ms. Lopez paid the Neiman Marcus price of $9,995.00 for the Sequined Mesh Bell-Bottom Jumpsuit in Gold that she wore, or if it was a gift from the designer.  One thing is for sure, you won’t see that jumpsuit at Kohl’s or Marshalls, although you can find low-priced versions of stylish jumpsuits at Revolve Clothing ($63.00) , ASOS and Net-a-Porter.  See a few jumpsuit options below from the high-end to the discount.

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Travel: AKA Beverly Hills Offers Luxury Stays for Award Season

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The exterior of the AKA Beverly Hills – a luxury temporary home away from home.

AKA Beverly Hills is a discreet luxury residence located in the heart of Beverly Hills, but you don’t have to be a Real Housewife or a celebrity to enjoy the serenity and creature comforts that this luxury residence affords. Recently, I had the good fortune to be treated to tour of AKA Beverly Hills. The luxury residence offers comfortable, furnished apartments with full gourmet kitchens, dining areas, living rooms with fireplaces as well as beautifully appointed bedrooms. But the attractions don’t stop with the accommodations, during the entertainment industry’s “Award Season” which kicks off with the upcoming Golden Globes and culminates with the Academy Awards.   Continue reading »

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Neiman Marcus After Christmas Sale 2015 Offers 60% Off Savings

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The Neiman Marcus after Christmas sale offers new discounts for savvy shoppers.

Neiman Marcus is offering further reductions to customers at their after Christmas  sale.   The luxury retailer is offering up to 60% off regular prices with an extra 25-33% off sale items at Neiman Marcus.  If you have time to shop the sale, you”ll find big savings on top designers, great beauty and skincare items and even amazing foodie finds (check out the popover pan.)  For shoppers looking for a bargain on quality items, this is a good time to shop Neiman Marcus.  Read on to see our curated picks.

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Bloomingdale’s After Christmas Sale 2015

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The Holiday Sale + Free Shipping has begun at Bloomingdales.com

A few of you have asked about the Bloomingdale’s After Christmas Sale, and yes, it looks like a good sale. In addition to great savings on luxury fashion brands, there will be savings on handbags and housewares. Here’s what you can expect. Look for up to 75% off on a select sale merchandise at Bloomingdales.com from Dec. 25-Jan. 1. Save 50% on almost ALL white/ivory sheets, towels, pillows and comforters until Jan. 1. Plus, if you love handbags, Bloomies Semi-Annual Handbag Sale is on offering savings of 30% to 40% off on a selection of styles until Jan. 1. See below for our full list of fashion brands we love on the sale, including Maje. Continue reading »

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

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Happy Holidays from The Recessionista

Readers, wishing you the most joyous of holidays and a very Merry Christmas! Thanks for taking the time to read here, shop with me and stay fashionable. When I started this fashion blog in 2008, I never imagined that there would be so many readers and that you would still be following me in 2015! I am deeply grateful. Enjoy this holiday with your friends and family.

xo, Mary @ The Recessionista

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The After Christmas and Boxing Day Sales 2015 Round-up

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The after Christmas Sales on Apparel are projected to be better than Black Friday.

Every year The Recessionista compiles our annual list of after-Christmas and Boxing Day sales.  For 2015, the deals on apparel and shoes seem particularly sweet.  Research from Silive notes that the deepest discounts will be on clothing, including pajama gift sets and cashmere sweaters. Why are the discounts getting better after Christmas? Simple, you the consumer are getting smarter and waiting longer to buy.  It’s also a time when many people are off work and can actually spend time shopping.  Consumers will also want to get started on returning gifts as soon as possible.  A recent survey from LoyaltyOne Consulting shows that “Nearly One Out of Five U.S. Shoppers (18%) Want to Get Started Returning Gifts and Cashing In on Post-Holiday Sales on Christmas Day.”   The survey also found that ” millennials in the 18-24 age group, 30% said they’d shop on Christmas. Among older millennials in the 25-34 year-old age bracket, 27% said they’d leave hearth and home on Dec. 25 to head for the mall.” With shoppers impatient to do returns and spend their holiday gift cards, most retailers are offering additional savings via after Christmas sales.  It’s a great time to pick-up a special dress for New Year’s eve or other special events in the New Year from retailers like Anthropologie or J Crew.   Nordstrom will start their half-yearly sale on Dec.26.   At Kohl’s and J C Penney, there will be doorbusters ala Black Friday. In the UK it’s Boxing Day, the day the gentry typically gifted their servants with gifts and cash.   Today Boxing Day is a public holiday in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Germany, Greenland, New Zealand and parts of Asia.   Following is a our annual list of the best sales on our radar.  Continue reading »

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The Topshop After Christmas Sale Has Begun: Save 50%

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Topshop’s end of year clearance sale has begun

If you’re looking for something special for yourself, including  a New Year’s Eve dress of a sparkly top, check out the Topshop 50% off clearance which has just begun. See some of our favorite picks from the Topshop sale below.

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