Preview of Lela Rose for Lane Bryant: Beautiful Dresses

Lane Bryant has released the lookbook from their upcoming Lela Rose for Lane Bryant collection and the… [more]

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Target Announces Lilly Pulitzer Collaboration

Target is bringing Lilly Pulitzer's bright Palm Beach style to their stores this Spring. The limited-edition Lilly… [more]

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The Recessionista Reviews Ines de la Fressange 2015 UNIQLO

Designer and model, Ines de la Fressange, is back in UNIQLO stores with a new collection that personifies… [more]

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David Beckham & Florrie Fronts Collections Coming to H&M

H&M is partnering with music star Florrie Fronts and soccer legend David Beckham for 2015 fashion… [more]

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Target Announces Plus-Size Fashion Line & Closes Canada Stores

Target made headlines last week with two announcements. In consideration of complaints from fashion bloggers… [more]

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Best After Christmas & Boxing Day Sales for 2014

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The after Christmas Sales have begun for 2014. Merchants have slashed prices to bring in shoppers.

If you waited to buy until after Christmas our you were lucky enough to receive a cash gift for the holiday, now might be a good time to get the Christmas gift you wanted for yourself.  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.    At some stores like 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.   According to The Guardian, this year’s Boxing Day sales will see the biggest price cutting since 2008 as retailer work to lure in shoppers. With bad weather  across much of the US, you might prefer to use online shopping to get the deals this year.  Following is a our annual list of the best sales on our radar.  Continue reading »

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Merry Christmas 2014 from The Recessionista!

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One of our favorite Vintage Christmas cards, this one from the 1920s.

Dear Readers, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from The Recessionista! Thanks for stopping here to read all year long. Wishing you all the joys of the season.  We’re doing nothing but enjoying gifts and making a great holiday dinner today.   We’ll be back tomorrow with our after Christmas sales round-up.   We’re already getting updates from retailers, so there are more bargains to come.

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Rent the Runway: New Year’s Dress Rentals for $20.15

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Rent the Runway is offering special deals on New Year’s eve party dresses

If you’re looking for a special dress for New Year’s eve, then check out this special from Rent the Runway. You can rent a designer dress for just $20.15!  Read my previous post on Rent the Runway to learn how to best shop this online store–you should order 2 sizes (return the one that the fit is not best on)  to ensure best fit since every designer cuts differently.    This sale offers great dresses from Milly, Nanette Lepore and many more. Continue reading »

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Celeb Budget Style: Rebel Wilson in ASOS on the Red Carpet

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Rebel Wilson in an ASOS dress on the red carpet at the London première of her new film Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb.

Funny Lady Rebel Wilson showed chic and cheap style flair last week on the red carpet. Ms. Wilson stepped out in a budget priced ASOS dress at the UK premiere of her new movie Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.   The dress is a chicly styled camisole top with a sparkling skirt.  The dress comes in TALL in black and the pink/pearl grey combination shown above.  It also is available from ASOS Curve with a black top and purple sparkle skirt now reduced to $45.00 from $66.00. There’s still time to order the dress in time for Christmas for holiday parties or New Year’s a the ASOS website. Continue reading »

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Preview of Lela Rose for Lane Bryant: Beautiful Dresses

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Three gorgeous dresses from the forthcoming Lela Rose for Lane Bryant collection

Lane Bryant has released the lookbook from their upcoming Lela Rose for Lane Bryant collection and the dresses are gorgeous. There are plenty of Lela Rose’s definitive prints and feminine touches in this plus-sized (I hate that term, don’t you?) collection.  Based on the images I’ve seen, this is collection is a going to be a hit.    I wish it would be sold in all sizes so that everyone could enjoy it.  The limited-edition line collection for the special-sized retailer is set to hit stores Summer 2015, and will be sold under the Lela Rose Exclusively for Lane Bryant label.  I’m sure the line will be sold for less than Lela Rose’s RTW line. Continue reading »

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New Markdowns at NET-A-PORTER: Up to 70% off

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NET-A-PORTER announces new reductions at their sale.

Today designer NET-A-PORTER website has announced further reductions on their clearance sale. Markdowns are now up to 70% off and new items have been added to the sale.  Warning, things are still pricey, but there are some top designers on offer and perhaps the chance to find a great Christmas gift.   Here’s to hoping the site stays up , after failing during the Pre-Thanksgiving sale.  Look for savings on accessories, apparel, handbags and shoes.

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Christmas Ordering & Shipping Guidelines for 2014

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Today was the last day for items shipped by regular USPS ground shipping guaranteed to reach recipients by Christmas.  That makes sense if you are an early bird who has all their shopping done and got to the post office early to get things in the mail.  But not all of us are ahead of the game. I know I am not.  If you don’t have your shopping and mailing done, here’s a list you can reference for shopping and from some of our favorite retailers.   For each retailer, we’ve got the cut-off date listed for getting your gift shipped in time for Christmas.  This list is courtesy of BuyVia.com so thanks BuyVia for doing the homework for us!

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Princess Kate’s Pink Coat: Splurge or Save?

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Kate Middleton /Prince Katherine tours New York in a Mulberry Cerise Wool Silk Double Crepe coat.

Like Princess Diana before here, Kate Middleton now the Duchess of Cambridge is the perfect ambassador for British fashion. Last week in New York, she looked comfortable and chic in Mulberry’s Double Breasted Coat of Cerise Wool Silk Double Crepe which retails for  £1,500 or over $3,000 US.  Since Princess Katherine was photographed in the stunning hot pink coat, I’ve had a few emails from readers wondering how to get the look for less.  Here’s The Recessionista’s splurge or save take on similar hot pink winter coats.   We found a range of similar styles for considerably less than the pricey and now sold-out Mulberry coat that Kate wore. Continue reading »

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Los Angeles Freebies on Dec. 13 from UNIQLO LA

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UNIQLO Makes LA Free For a Day

Here’s a hot tip  on how to enjoy some great Los Angeles attractions on Dec. 13th courtesy of discount fashion retailer UNIQLO.  In celebration of opening their new Beverly Center store UNIQLO is offering some cool free stuff to Los Angeles based shoppers & fans of the brand.  Continue reading »

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Inside M.A.C. Cosmetics Holiday Ready Heirloom Mix Collection

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