New York Fashion Week: Tadashi Shoji Spring 2016

Designer Tadashi Shoji showed off a gorgeous Spring/Summer 2016 collection on Thursday at New York Fashion… [more]

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New York Fashion Week: Banana Republic Spring 2016

Banana Republic presented their Spring 2016 collection yesterday at New York Fashion Week. The collection… [more]

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Live from London Fashion Week: Topshop UNIQUE SS16 Show

Topshop is about the debut their new UNIQUES collection for London Fashion Week tomorrow, Sept. 20, 2015.… [more]

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London Fashion Week: Burberry shows FUNCTIONREGALIA for Spring 2016

Burberry showed off a mix of the classic and the funky at their recent Spring 2016 runway show at London… [more]

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ELIE SAAB to offer Eyewear Collection


An Elie Saab Lace Gown

Luisa Delgado, CEO of Safilo, the renowned fully integrated Italian eyewear creator, and Elie Saab, the eponymous Lebanese designer whose elegant and romantic gowns celebrate femininity and beauty, have announced the launch of the very first ELIE SAAB eyewear collection. The licensing agreement will run until 2025. The first collection will be available worldwide starting from January 2017 in a selected network of exclusive eyewear specialists and in Elie Saab boutiques worldwide.  No pictures of the eyewear are yet available, but we can only imagine it will be as elegant as other Elie Saab creations.  When a luxury brand like Elie Saab steps into the eyewear market, this will make eyewear become more fashionable across the board.

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Lela Rose Updates Website & Offers eCommerce


Designer Lela Rose decides to make her website as beautiful as her clothes.

Lela Rose, the American fashion label known for offering luxury items that combine refined elegance and modern whimsy, is getting a digital facelift. The brand is officially launching e-commerce on its website while also revamping the current site. The new site will now offer customers the chance to shop directly for Lela Rose products, while also navigating through the new interactive blog titled: Eat, Drink, Dress, Lela, which will showcase the full lifestyle behind the Lela Rose label. Other than the Dallas flagship store, this will be the only destination for the Lela Rose customer to interact directly with the brand in this way. In conjunction with the new e-commerce boutique, Lela Rose will be opening its first shop in shop at Bergdorf Goodman in September.

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Dine Out & Donate to No Kid Hungry


When you dine out this month, look for deals that support No Kid Hungry

Did you know that thousands of kids arrive at their school every day hungry?  That means they haven’t started their day with a meal.  And without a meal in the morning, that makes it tough to focus and concentrate when they arrive at school.  A worthy organization called No Kid Hungry is working to change all that by making sure that hungry children can get feed when they arrive at school.  This week I attended a special lunch (at the amazing The District Restaurant by Hanhah An)  with members of the No Kid Hungry organization sponsored by Citibank, Tyson Foods and the Kellogg Company.  I was shocked to learn 16 million kids in America aren’t getting the food they need.  That’s right, this is happening here in the United States, supposedly the richest country in the world.   The good news is that a donation of $1.00 can provide as many as 10 meals to feed these kids.  And this month, many restaurants and reservation services like OpenTable are joining together to donate to No Kid Hungry to end childhood hunger. Continue reading »

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Gilt Labor Day Sale 2015 will feature Top Designers

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Starting Thursday, September 3rd through Monday September 7th GILT will be having a special Labor Day event giving providing fashionistas with access to brands like Zac Posen, Reed Krakoff, Dolce & Gabbana and Stella McCartney and many more all at up to 80% off.  Here’s a little preview of what will be on the sale.

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Labor Day Sales Round-up 2015: Fashion & Back to School

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Labor Day can be a good time to shop, check The Recessionista’s Pick List.

Looking to get some great deals on items for back to school, furniture or home?  Then you’ll want to check out the upcoming Labor Day sales.   Labor Day is Sept 7, 2015 in the US.  You should expect markdowns between 30% to 40% at a Labor Day sale, and if prices aren’t in that range, then you should wait to buy.   Because, the big big retail season is about to commence as we move towards Black Friday, you can expect more and more sales.  So shop wisely.  We’re looking at retailers social media posts and Facebook pages to get a head start on the deals.  Here’s what’s on our 2015 Labor Day Sale pick list so far.  We’ll keep updating this list as we find the deals, so bookmark this list and  check back often.  Continue reading »

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Nordstrom End-of-Summer Clearance Sale Sept 2, 2015

If you missed out on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, then don’t miss the  Nordstrom End-of-Summer Clearance Sale.  The sale starts Wednesday September 2 and runs  until Sept 13,  Customers can save up to 40% on Men, Women & Kids styles, while supplies last through September 13.  Here’s a look at what’s on our shopping list, including Burberry. Continue reading »

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Givenchy Offers the Public Tickets to Fashion Week Show


Givenchy Plans to Offer Free Tickets to their NY Fashion Week Show on Sept 2, 2015

Want to see the Givenchy Runway Show at New York Fashion Week this September. Then get online early tomorrow to request a free ticket.  The City of New York and Givenchy are offering the general public–not just editors, celebrities and fashion bloggers–the chance to attend their upcoming show at Fashion Week.  But to get your tickets, you’ll have to move quick.  Ticketing opens tomorrow, Wed, Sept 2, 2015 at 10:00 am EDT 0r 7 am PDT online at Givenchy’s website or .  I’m predicting website server overload on this one and perhaps a big old crash.  I’ll be up early tomorrow trying to score my tickets, will you?

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JCPenney Launches Limited Edition Nicole Miller Fashion Collection


JCPenney Celebrates 10th Anniversary of nicole by Nicole Miller® with Limited Edition Collection

Ten years ago fashion designer Nicole Miller bought a budget priced collection to JCPenney called nicole. To celebrate that anniversary, JCP is releasing a limited edition collection of fashions in the nicole by Nicole Miller line on Sept. 4th. The collection is like Nicole Miller’s greatest fashion hits at budget prices. You can see and shop all the items online now at JCP and they are already on sale. The collection includes Ms. Miller’s trademark print dresses,  bold colors  and a very vintage looking black skirt and top with feathers. Here’s a look at some of our favorites and a bit more detail on the collection. Continue reading »

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Lilly Pulitzer Features Dresses under $100


Lilly Pulitzer now features dresses under $100.00

Since the debacle known as Lilly Pulitzer at Target, Lilly Pulitzer decided to market to customers looking for their products at lower prices. If you’re a Lilly lover, you’ll be interested to know that there is now a section of the Lilly Pulitzer website offering dresses with the distinctive dresses for under $100.00.   These aren’t Target prices, but odds are, you’ll be able to order one without the website crashing.  Of course, it would be great to see Lilly for under $50.00 again , but who needs the craziness and the lines that went along with that?

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Primark to Open Boston Store & US Website

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Primark Store in England at Oxford Circus

Cheap and chic European Retailer Primark is set to launch their first store in the United States on Sept. 10 in Boston.  Primark launched their first store in Dublin and since then, has expanded across Europe. They have gained press in the past for knocking off luxury brands and selling replicas at budget prices. They were also one of the brand who was involved in the Bangladesh garment factory fire.  If you haven’t heard of them, Primark features apparel for baby and kids,  women, men, home ware, accessories, beauty products and confectionery.  The first US store will be at Downtown Crossing in Boston. Primark will also open a US website so consumers can shop for deals online. More stores are expected to open across the US in New York, King of Prussia, and Connecticut.  The Boston store will be located where the old Filene’s basement once was.  If you’re in Boston, stop by Primark and let us know what you think.

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