Macy’s has announced their Black Friday deals and is focusing heavily on Pinterest (Macy’s Pinterest page ) as a way to share & promote their in-store and online specials. In a controversial effort to get in on the holiday frenzy, Macy’s (and other retailers) will open their stores nationwide at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving evening. So what can you expect from Macy’s for this holiday extravaganza? Limited-time specials in every department plus Macy’s promise to donate $2 to Make-a-Wish, up to $100,000, for any One Direction “Our Moment” fragrance purchase beginning at opening for Black Friday. I think I can pass on One Direction fragrance, but other items on the doorbuster list are of interest. Continue reading
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Coupon codes are some of the best ways to shop online and save. We all know this. But this holiday season the National Retail Federation reports that holiday shoppers are doing more belt tightening than ever before. Consumers are looking to reduce the cost of all their holiday purchases by a projected two percent decrease (as compared to 2012 spending). A 2% cut translates to saving roughly $737.95 per person, according to NRF’s holiday consumer spending survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. Read on to learn more about how consumers can save this season with some coupon codes to help you save on Thanksgiving Day 2013 sales. Continue reading
Even in a poor economy, we’re still shopping. Here at The Recessionista, we’ve always said that shopping is psychological for women as well as a hobby or fashionable sport. Feeling fashionable makes us feel good. Now a new survey from Burlington (aka Burlington Coat Factory) confirms what we’ve always known. Burlington asked 1,000 women across the US about how their outfit affects their confidence and found that in fact, style is everything. Style plays a major role in how women feel – affecting their emotions, confidence and even their performance each day. Read on to see the full survey results. Continue reading
Kohl’s has released their list of Black Friday deals along with the news that the store will open on Thanksgiving Day at 8:00 p.m. Thursday. So what’s coming up and is it worth going out on Thanksgiving to shop? These are the questions that haunt recessionistas everywhere The ad contains 500 deals for the week, but the Black Friday specials are valid in stores until 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 29 and online at Kohls.com until 3:00 p.m. EST Friday, November 29. Fashion brands like ELLE, Vera Wang Princess, J Lo and Simply Vera Vera Wang will all be on sale. Most of the Catherine Malandrino collection has already sold out, but the bits and pieces left in store will undoubtedly be on sale (they are already reduced.) Read on to get all the details and to enter a special holiday giveaway to go shopping at Kohl’s. Continue reading
One item that continues to sell well in the recession is blue jeans. In a recent survey, some women said a sale on blue jeans is more exciting than sex. So prepared to be excited. eBay is offering 30% off on Levi’s Jeans with free shipping. The sale is on from now until Thursday, November 21, 8 AM PT. Styles are for men and women in boot cut, skinny, plus sizes and more.
Retailers are already announcing their pre-Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales. But this year offers something new in the world of retail….more stores announcing that they will open on Thanksgiving day. Seriously. How many of you are itching to leave your house after a delicious feast with friends and family, rouse your self from a tryptophan coma and head out to the mail? So what stores are open on Thanksgiving 2013? Continue reading
As most of you know, the Isabel Marant H&M fashion collection launched yesterday amid much press and social media fanfare. People waited in line at store for hours and waited in a queue to shop online. I shopped the collection in person and online and was able to get what I wanted. However, I know some of my readers weren’t able to do the same. So, I’m offering a special giveaway of a collection item. This is a lovely blue bracelet of semi-precious stones. I never saw this simple blue stone bracelet in the collection lookbook or on the H&M website, did you? Read on to learn how to enter to win this bracelet. Continue reading
The H&M website has fallen down and crashed under the weight of the Isabel Marant for H&M launch today. It’s not unexpected that this would happen, but it’s certainly a massive fail. If you thought you could avoid the in-store lines and sleep in, then order online, it looks like that may not be an option.
Update: I did get in an place my order about 10 minutes after the sale started and it looks like I was successful. The order did go through after I wanted in the shopping queue for 10 minutes. Props to H&M for fixing their issues after a wobbly start.
This season, designer Tadashi Shoji has the perfect option for holiday parties: Maxi skirts. I recently was gifted with one of the skirts by the designer, the Stretch Taffeta Skirt in Black. The skirt is so elegant and easy to wear, because it has one of our favorite things….stretch. You can move easily in it from cocktails, to the table, this skirt is really incredible. Although it retails for $255.00, this is a statement piece that you can wear over and over again from Thanksgiving through New Year’s and beyond. The lightweight taffeta, makes it season less. Pair the skirt with a white blouse or black top with diamante collar for a classic look that will never go out of style. Read on to learn how you can win one of these elegant evening skirts for the holiday season. Continue reading
This just in: Jennifer Love Hewitt, actress and mother-to-be, is developing a fashion collection for Spring 2014 in collaboration with A Pea in the Pod. A Pea in the Pod is known for its fashionable maternity wear, often seen on celebrities. The retailer is known for offering both namesake-branded apparel and garments from the leading contemporary designer brands. The “L by Jennifer Love Hewitt collection” will be casual and chic inspired by the actress’s effortlessly chic California style. Continue reading