Saturday Sales: Time to Get Your Shop On?

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Happy Saturday readers! The weekend is finally here. How relieved are we? The working week, is well, just so much work. 🙂 I’m so over it. Although we heard from several sources that the Recession is waning this week, including the venerable Warren Buffet, I don’t think we are all out of the woods yet. Why do I say that? Well, here in California unemployment is at an all time high, and the sales signs are up just about everywhere I turn. So, if you are still shopping, and trying to put some of your hard-earned money back into the economy to give us all the requisite “stimulus”, then I feel it’s my duty to tell you where some of the best sales are. Here is what is on the Recessionista Radar system for this weekend:

Barney’s New York annual warehouse sales are in flight. Here in Los Angeles, this is the final weekend of the sale. That means the lowest prices will be available. In the past this is when I have cruised into the sale and made my selections on the 80% off rack. My shopping trophies include my Marc Jacobs little black dress purchased for $40.00. In LA, the sale is downtown at the convention center. In NY, the sale just started and you can find it at their Chelsea Co-op: Barneys Warehouse Sale, 255 West 17th Street, (between 7th and 8th avenues); 212-450-8400

Rachel Pally is having a sample sale in downtown Los Angeles. As readers know, I am a Rachel Pally fan. Her designs are stylish and comfortable. On sale will be Spring & Summer 09 plus previous collections including White Label. Prices will be 60-80% off of the retail prices. SATURDAY, AUG. 22… 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., SUNDAY, AUG. 23… 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Here’s the address Rachel Pally, 2301 E. 7TH ST. SUITE C100 , LOS ANGELES, CA 90023

Click here to see more deals in the New York city area from the good people at Refinery 29.

Accessible to everyone are the Macy’s One day sale and the Kohl’s sales going on now. I have to give it up to Kohl’s for their new fashions for fall. I’ll be blogging more on those soon. Meanwhile, check out this Dana Buchman necklace on sale now at Kohl’s . Yes, I bought it, because it reminds me of Coco! 🙂 It’s very Coco-Less, because it’s only $20.00 US.

Pictured: A look I love: Dana Buchman Coin Necklace on sale at Kohl’s

If you’re reading from the UK or EMEA, give the New Look sale a look. Many new reductions have been taken. I love New Look. I have to get it a look and see if any of the Giles Deacon stuff is left 🙂 I do see a few of the Giles Jersey dresses on the sale

Was £20.00 Now £5.00. £5.00 for Giles, not to be sneezed at!

Pictured: The New Look sale has begun.

I’ll be listing more deals soon on my The Recessionista’s Top Picks column on the right nav. Remember to stay savvy at the sales 🙂 Check my summer sale tips for more on how to stay strong while getting your shop on!

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.


  1. Target-Addict

    August 22, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Thanks for 411 on all the sales! Another tip (which I'm sure you've mentioned before, but bears mentioning again…) —
    If something has a visible flaw, don't be afraid to ask for an additional discount! I was in Banana Republic yesterday and wanted to buy a silk sundress on clearance — already marked down from $130 to $55 — and I noticed that the self-belt was missing. It was no big deal to me, as I would have ditched the fabric belt anyhow for a belt of my own. So I asked at the register if they'd give me an additional discount and viola! — they gave me an extra 20% off!

  2. MH

    August 22, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Target Addict! I used to always have luck with gaining additional discounts if I found a defective item. Lately, it hasn't worked for me. Alot of times now, they tell me that the final reduction HAS already been taken. But I agree, it's good to ask and to speak up. I'm glad Banana did right by you! Sounds like you are one of their VIPs. Also, are you excited for Anna S jewerly? I want the locket!