June 9th, 2015
Top Picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2015
On July 17, 2015 the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the general public, not just Nordstrom Cardholders.… [more]
Rory Beca Partners with Jergens for a California Girl collection
Designer Rory Beca has partnered with Jergens (yes, the beauty products) for a cute Jergens x Rory Beca… [more]
ISSA Restocks Kate Middleton's Blue Engagement Dress
Ever wonder if it's worth paying over $600.00 for a dress? While ISSA proves that it is--their Phyllis… [more]
Jean Deal: Target Offers $10.00 off Denim in-store and online
If you're like most of the world you live in your jeans. I've even seen studies where women say a… [more]
Because you asked, yes, there are many sales going on this weekend for the Fourth of July. Generally, it seems like any American holiday becomes an excuse for retailers to have a sale. And I do know that some of you like to shop So, we’ve taken a look around the web and at the store circulars to aggregate some of the deals we like. Here are some sales of note on The Recessionista’s Radar for July 4th, 2015. Shop at your own risk! I can’t be responsible. Choose wisely. One thing we like this weekend, are the sales on quality high-end designers that you can find at the Outnet, Net-A-Porter, Neiman Marcus, Last Call and Saks. We’re not as high on outlet deals or TJ Maxx and Marshalls as we often find them to just be using the designer’s name ( via a licensing agreement) rather than offering consistent name brand, quality goods. Continue reading
Designer Donna Karan has decided to step down as head of Donna Karan International, to focus on her Urban Zen line according to the New York Times. So what will happen to the fashion house that bears her name? The future is uncertain. According to the New York Times, “LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the French conglomerate that bought the house in 2001, said there were no immediate plans to replace her as a designer.” There will be no Donna Karan show at New York Fashion Week this year. It seems that the company will reorganize under their lower-priced line DKNY, which is where 80% of the Donna Karan International revenue comes from. That makes sense. Here at The Recessionista, we are long-time DKNY fans. To us it’s always been about quintessential New York style and the Big Apple of our eye! Donna will certainly be missed at the helm of DKI, but at least DKNY will go on and her laid-back style will continue with Urban Zen. If you’re a fan of DKNY, you might want to snap up some DKNY pieces now on sale as the DKNY collections and style will undoubtedly change under LVMH group.
If you’ve been on Instagram lately or read Vogue, you may wonder how celebrities are able to change their appearance dramatically in minutes with only make-up. One of the secrets is using make-up to contour facial features to enhance them. Recently we sat down with celebrity make-up artist Jen Fleming to get tips on how to do contouring. It’s a lot easier than we thought, and you don’t need any special products.
If you’ve visited your local drugstore lately, you may have noticed that COVERGIRL has some new products on the shelves with some new packaging. The new line offers foundation, primers, and even lipsticks and lip stains designed to keep your make-up looking fresh all day long. It’s a great idea because, if you’re busy, like most of us are, you want to apply our make-up once in the morning and have it stay fresh throughout a busy day. That’s what Outlast is designed to do. Recently, I had the opportunity to meet with COVERGIRL’s Dr. Sarah Vickery, Principal Scientist for COVERGIRL and makeup artist Jen Fleming to learn about the research behind the new products and how best to use them. Since meeting with the experts, I’ve been using the products and they do work as advertised. The Outlast Primer and the new 3 in 1 Foundation keep you looking fresh all day, even in hot, sticky summer weather.
If you missed getting your Lilly for Target thanks to stampeding shoppers, then good news, a special Lilly promotion is coming! Lilly Pulitzer is hosting an Extending Summer Since 1959ish exclusive one-day promotion next weekend to celebrate the summer season and 4th of July holiday! The deal is that when you shop, if you spend $200.00 you’ll get a special Lilly Pulitzer towel. You can shop the online sale on July 3rd for apparel, and if you spend the $200, you’ll get the towel. Continue reading
Nordstrom, Inc. is making it easier for customers to shop with their mobile phones via a new texting shopping service. The store has launched TextStyle in all of its 116 U.S. Nordstrom stores. TextStyle is a seamless, secure way for customers to make curated purchases from their salesperson or personal stylist using text messaging. With the launch of TextStyle, Nordstrom is now the only retail company in the U.S. that offers customers who opt in the ability to shop and buy with a text message. With the Designer Final Sale and Summer Clearance on now, this maybe something you’d like to try to shop at Nordstrom. Continue reading
One question I’m starting to receive from readers is “What are the best anti-aging treatments for the face ? ” Well, there are many things you can do to strengthen the muscles in your face via products. Diet and hydration also are very important. But one new treatment I recommend and have now done twice is the Pure Glow Laser Facial by Dr. Halland Chen. Dr. Halland Chen is a Specialist in Regenerative Medicine. When I go to him, I know that he has the expertise to take care of my skin, do a thorough evaluation my skin and tailor the laser treatment to my particular skin issues. I get fantastic results from this facial. I see a lot of so called “medical spas” and small laser treatment facilities springing up that offer everything from “lipo-light laser” treatments for weight loss to laser facial treatments. All I can say readers, is if you are going to have a laser treatment on your face, please go to a trained dermatologist who is board certified like Dr. Chen. Here are some of the unique differentiators about the Pure Glow Laser Facial and new Organic Enzyme Peels offered at Dr. Halland Chen’s New York City office on Park Ave (conveniently located near Grand Central Station.) Continue reading
Anthropologie has just announced their Summer 2015 sale and it’s a great one. There are savings up to 50% off of retail on unique designer pieces at this sale. Our spies tell us that this is a “megasale” that only comes once a year at Anthropologie. Look for deals on one of kind clothes, shoes, accessories and housewares (they have the best coffee cups and knick knacks.) Check out one of my favorites from the sale, the Calliope Embroidered Swing Dress for an idea the good deals at Anthro right now.
Yes, Lady Gaga’s dog is now voguing for Coach. We all know Coach handbags and accessories has a reputation for delivering gorgeous durable handbags. So is the brand literally going to the dogs? Gaga’s dog is the star of “COACH PUPS,” a new campaign that features canine stars in a series of portraits photographed by Steven Meisel. Here’s the best part. Gaga’s dog has a name benefiting a member of Burke’s Peerage. Wait for it. No the dog is not named La Petit Gaga. The pooch is simply called Miss Asia Kinney. Continue reading
Los Angeles fashion designer Sue Wong has recently launched online shopping so that fashionistas everywhere can buy direct from Sue Wong. She’s also launched a new fragrance, Sue Wong Eau De Parfum, that matches her vintage styled fashion creations. The website, fittingly called SHOP.SUEWONG.com, now features shopping categories to help shoppers find her exquisite designs. Visitors can browse dress and gowns in four diverse categories: New Arrivals, Cocktail, Evening and Wedding. You can also sort the offerings by size and price, which makes for easy shopping. I had the opportunity to test the fragrance at a recent event in Hollywood. The Eau du Parfum reminded me of an Edwardian styled fragrance like Coty used to do so well. In addition to the perfume, the fragrance collection features shower cream and body cream.