The Recessionista’s Weekend Update: Royal Wedding & More

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Happy Weekend readers! Finally, some time to get some rest has arrived.  And, it’s Easter and Passover too. But the holidays are not the only celebration coming up.  It’s almost time for the Royal Wedding in the UK.  That means retailers are in over drive producing Royal Wedding fashion knock-offs and jewelry.  Here are some of the week’s best thrifty deals that have turned up on my radar:

  • Gap Sweepstakes--Gap is offering a Royal Wedding Sweepstakes and savings offer to shoppers that buy at the Gap this week.  Click here for details.
Pictured: The KLJ Duchess Feather Brooch is part of the new QVC Royally Chic Collection

  • QVC’s KLJ Royally Chic collection–QVC is launching a new line of jewelry inspired by jewelry owned by member’s of England’s Royal family.  Lane created a complete collection of fashion jewelry based on actual pieces worn by Lady Di, Kate Middleton and the Duchess of Windsor designed by jeweler Kenneth Jay Lane (KLJ.)  The line will debut on  Friday, April 29 at 2 PM (ET). It’s called the KLJ Royally Chic collection and will preview on QVC during A Royal Affair –the multimedia retailer’s special broadcast from 10 AM – 4 PM (ET) celebrating Kate and William’s nuptials.   The line features a reproduction of Princess Diana’s sapphire and diamond engagement ring for approximately $40.00. My favorite piece in the new collection is a reproduction of a brooch owned by Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor.  The brooch features the Prince of Wales plumes.  I’m not the only one who loved this piece.   Elizabeth Taylor bought the real brooch after the Duchess of Windsor’s death at an auction.
  • Century 21 will offer online shopping;  New York City’s  Brick & Mortar discount retailer Century 21 has announced on their Facebook page that they will soon be offering online shopping. The first designers at the online store will be McQ (4/27-4/28), Just Cavalli and Love Moschino (4/27-5/1). Click here for details on the  new online shopping.
  • offer coupons & deals in your area:  My final tip is on new website   Give this site a look before shopping or going out to eat.  The site is a deal aggregator, picking up the most recent coupons and sales.  You can search in your area for savings before heading to the shops or pointing and clicking online.

Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.


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