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Topshop Releases Holiday Dress collection

The magic elves at Topshop have been working overtime for Christmas.  The design team has launched a good looking collection of holiday dresses perfect for Christmas or New Year’s Eve parties.  There’s literally something for every taste here from old time Hollywood style glam (the pink metallic dress), to metallic origami minis to classic modern […]

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No Doubt and Fred Perry Team for Fashion Collaboration

Rock Bands and Fashion have sometimes made successful fashion partners.  Consumers often aspire to look as cool and edgy as their favorite rock bands.  With that formula in mind, British fashion brand Fred Perry has announced that they will be partnering with Gwen Stefani’s fronted No Doubt  band for a fashion collaboration.  There’s no doubt […]

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The Recessionista Reviews the Target Neiman Marcus Holiday collection

I had to see the Neiman Marcus Target Holiday collection for myself this morning in-store so I could touch and feel the goods, and really judge the quality. Overall, I think this collection is a huge upgrade for Target…but, don’t get completely caught up in the hype, because the price point is an upgrade as […]

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Kate Spade Fashions on Sale at Gilt Groupe Nov. 29

I remember when Kate Spade handbags were so popular and trendy that they never went on sale.  Thank god those days are gone!  Make your calendars for this Thursday, November 29th  (2012) because Kate Spade is taking over Gilt.com.   If you’re not already a member, you can use my invite to join Gilt Groupe and […]

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French Designer Sophie Theallet’s Collection for The Limited hits the Christmas sale rack

French designer Sophie Theallet just arrived at your local mall with a very simple collection for The Limited.  The collection looks very vintage inspired to me.  The 1930’s looking bow dress features contoured seams and a bow with long ties on the shoulder.   I was wondering how a collection from Ms. Theallet would sell at a […]

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It is on! The Recessionista’s Black Friday 2012 Fashion Sale Guide Plus… Doorbusters!

As most of my readers know, Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, is the new Black Friday.  It’s a bit cruel for store employees who have to work on Thanksiving, but I understand some of them were working in the past to get ready for the Friday sales. That makes sense as we know the magic elves didn’t […]

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Happy Thanksgiving! Welcome to our new site, The Recessionista

Yes, you’re in the right place.  Welcome to our new site! Since 2008 when The Recessionista was discovered by The New York Times as “A Label for a Pleather Economy“,  the site and our traffic have steadily grown.  We’ve gone from a blogspot to a dot com, and now to a complete new design with a […]

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Designers Liz Lange & Jane Wagman Launch OpenSky Holiday Dress Collection

Today website OpenSky has announced a holiday dress collection designed by maternity designer Liz Lange and graphic designer Jane Wagman for sale on OpenSky.com. The sisters, and design duo, are offering a collection of five holiday dresses for under $100.00 US. Sounds like OpenSky has their own holiday collective, like another website I know.:)  One […]

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The Recessionista Reviews Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Quirky, bohemian and playful.  These words describe H and M’s Maison Martin Margiela collection. Tonight I attended the preview in Los Angeles and I was more impressed than I thought I would be.  The clothes in the women’s collection  were made of gorgeous fabrics offering a comfortable fit with their loose, predominantly over sized design. […]

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Coupon Codes for Winter Sales and even Election Day 2012

In today’s economy coupon clip and shopping with promotional codes is more popular than ever.  Americans love their coupon, and it’s not just Honey Boo Boo’s mom June who is addicted. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and in the build up to the Presidential election, coupon codes abound.   There are now election day sales […]

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