January 4th, 2016
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]
Rent the Runway Clearance Sale Offers Red Carpet Fashion Deals
Fashion rental website Rent the Runway is having their winter clearance sale. The site is selling… [more]
Love UGGS? Enter to win a glittery pair of UGG Boots
Who doesn't love UGG boots? They are so comfortable. Now you can take a chance at winning these glittering… [more]
Review: Ines de la Fressange Spring/Summer 2016 UNIQLO
The new Ines de la Fressange Spring/Summer fashion collection for 2016 is just in at UNIQLO stores… [more]
Uniqlo x Carine Roitfeld Spring 2016 Arrives Online Feb 10
Paris Vogue Editor Carine Roitfeld is about to return to Uniqlo with a 94 piece fashion collection… [more]
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.