Product Review: DENIZEN from the Levi’s brand at Target

For the last two months, I've been on the road traveling.  From New York City, to Las Vegas, to Los… [more]

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Ageless Beauty: Helen Mirren is the new face of L'Oreal Beauty

Dame Helen Mirren has been announced as the new face of L'Oreal beauty products. It's a stunning move… [more]

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The Recessionista Reviews Alexander Wang for H&M: Dreadful

Tonight I attended the press preview in Los Angeles for the Alexander Wang x H&M Collection. The… [more]

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The Recessionista Reviews TOMs for Target

The TOMS for Target collection  (on sale Nov. 16, 2014) was previewed tonight in Los Angeles for media… [more]

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Design Your Shoes at Nordstrom with Shoes of Prey

Nordstrom is known for their wide array of shoes and superb customer service. Now the brand is delivering… [more]

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ABC’s The View to become Home Shopping Club?

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ABC’s The View announces flash sales are coming on Monday.

I’ve been home sick this week, doing stuff I don’t normally do, like watching ABC’s talk show The View.  To my amazement, moderator Whoopi Goldberg announced yesterday, in best Bob Barker “The Price is Right” banter that “The View” is now going to offer shopping.  And not just for women’s fashions, but for electronics and home goods.  Ms. Goldberg rattled off an extensive list of marketing rot about exactly the items this boring show will now be putting up for sale.   Rosie O’Donnell followed up by asking what every viewer was probably thinking–is this The View or the Home Shopping Network? Here’s what Rosie said. Continue reading »

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Spa Week 2014: $50.00 Spa Treatments if you buy Oct. 20-26

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Spa Week is a week when some spas are making $50.00 treatments available to customers.  That’s right you can get a five star treatment for just $50.00!    The dates for Spa Week  for Fall 2014 are  Oct 20-26.  This year, I’ve been so busy with work commitments, I forgot to book early.  However, my spies tell me there are still bookings available. Here are some of  The Recessionista’s Top Picks for spa savings during this week.  Continue reading »

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H&M Previews Bizarrely Sporty Alexander Wang Collab

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The Alexander Wang X H&M show Photograph: Randy Brooke/Getty Images for H&M

H&M and designer Alexander Wang previewed their new collaboration on runway at the Fort Washington Avenue Armory in New York City.  The entire show was livestreamed on HM.com and you can watch the replay on  of the Alexander Wang X H&M show at your leisure via the web.  I watched the show from Los Angeles and read about it in The Guardian this morning. To be honest, I’m not feeling this collection.   It’s a cross between bondage gear, athletic wear and what Jezebel calls “funky scuba wear.”   Personally, I don’t want to dress like a funky scuba diver, so I don’t think I’m going to line up for this one.   Read on for more pictures from the preview. Continue reading »

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Product Review: DENIZEN from the Levi’s brand at Target

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My Fall Fashion Staple: Levi’s dENiZEN Jeans at Target

For the last two months, I’ve been on the road traveling.  From New York City, to Las Vegas, to Los Angeles to Monterey, there’s been one staple in my wardrobe: DENIZEN from the Levi’s brand Jeans.   I purchased these jeans at my local Target for under $30.00.  Best of all, a few months ago, I bought a pair of skinny  DENIZEN from the Levi’s brand (curvy style) and a pair of boot cut DENIZEN from the Levi’s brand  jeans during a Target “Buy 1, get 1 for 50% off” special.  I love both pairs and have been taking them everywhere.  Back in my 20’s I wore a lot of Levi’s, from the unforgiving 501’s to the super tight skinny jeans.  Back then, I used to wash the jeans and dry the jeans in the dryer on high heat to make them super form fitting and then lay on the bed to zip them up, or jump into them on the floor.  Thank god those days are gone!  Now, with the the DENIZEN from the Levi’s brand  jeans  I can simply pull my jeans on– these  jeans have stretch in them so they are easy on, and easy to wear all day. Continue reading »

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Jewelry Giveaway: Join us for a Robbins Brothers Twitter Party

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Robbins Brothers will be giving away this gorgeous Crystal Wrap Bracelet on our Twitter Party Oct. 16

With the holidays coming up, now is the time to start thinking about gifts and maybe even a little bling? It’s never too early to plan for that special someone, even if that special someone is you.   That’s why we thought it would be fun to work with our favorite jeweler, Robbins Brothers to plan a special Twitter party with some fabulous, sparkling prizes.  We’ll be giving away three beautiful pieces of jewelry.  Two pendants and the beautiful Crystal Wrap Bracelet pictured above. Continue reading »

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Experience Kohl’s YES2YOU Rewards & enter to win a $250.00 Giftcard!

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Kohl’s YES2YOU rewards program offers customers the opportunity to get perks for shopping.

Shopping at Kohl’s just got a little bit sweeter with Kohl’s Yes2You Rewards program.  Kohl’s has announced the shopping equivalent of  a Kohl’s frequent flyer program.  If you sign up for the program, then you will earn points every time you shop at Kohl’s. With the holidays coming in just a few short months, this is a great way to extend your buying power.  I signed up for Kohl’s Yes2You Rewards awhile ago, and every time I shop I earn points that accumulate to gift certificate rewards for shopping.   Recently Kohl’s sent me a $250.00 gift card to go shopping and earn some rewards.  But here’s what’s really cool.  They are also offering one of my readers the chance to also win a $250.00 gift card to shop at Kohl’s.  Read on to find out what I bought at Kohl’s and to enter the giveaway to win your own $250.00 shopping trip.  Continue reading »

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Vente-Privee Offers Deals on Luxury Brands

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Long before there was Gilt Groupe or ideeli, there was French e-commerce designer flash sales website vente-privee. vente-privee translates as private sale in French.   vente-privee started in France in 2001 offering European consumers a way to buy top designers at affordable prices. In 2011, vente-privee opened its website to customers in the United States.   Since expanding to the US, the brand has partnered with American Express to build a loyal membership base.  So how does this e-tailer offer deals on coveted brands like Victoria Beckham, Rachel Zoe, Love Moschino and many more at up to 70% off of retail prices? I interviewed executives at the company to get the answers.  Continue reading »

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Product Review: Love + Grace Loungewear Made in USA

Love + Grace loungewear, comfortable and California cool.

It’s always great to learn about new fashion labels with products made in America by American workers that deliver quality for price.  Love +Grace is a California brand founded in 2013 that makes luxury loungewear that is uber comfortable.  The brand recently sent me a piece for evaluation. I’ve been test driving the one of the brand’s chemise tops  for about a week.  Here’s why you’ll want to check out this apparel , especially if you spend the day working from home on the computer!  Continue reading »

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UNIQLO Brings Back the Jil Saunder +J Collection

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Uniqlo will reissue pieces from their + J collection this week, on Oct.3, 2014

Here’s some great budget fashion  new for fall:  UNIQLO is bringing back  a  ‘Best of the +J collection’  on Oct. 3 in Philadelphia and at other locations and online on Oct. 10.   The relaunch of the popular  +J pieces is in “response to overwhelming customer demand.” The collection will range in price from $39.90 – $229.90.  Some of you may recall that the original + J collections were sell-outs for UNIQLO and sold on eBay at greatly inflated prices.  The reissue is neatly timed to coincide with the opening of new UNIQLO stores in Los Angeles, Orange County, Philadelphia and Boston.  Continue reading »

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The Recessionista Reviews Elie Tahari for Kohl’s

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Casual separates and midi dresses are featured in the Elie Tahari at Kohl’s collection.

Elie Tahari‘s limited edition fashion collection for Kohl’s is now available in stores.  Yesterday, armed with my Kohl’s coupons, Kohl’s cash and Yes2You Rewards certificate, I stopped by to check out the collection.    There are some good pieces in the collection, but overall this is not a collection I fell in love.  The color palette is predominantly black with a little blue and ivory thrown in.   Prices range from $40 to $175, so choose carefully to get the items that deliver value.  Here are my picks from the Elie Tahari for Kohl’s collection and the items I would leave on the racks.  I think much of this collection will eventually make its way to clearance due to the lack of “wow factor.”  Most of the pieces don’t make you want to hit the buy button.

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