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Ordered anything from Banana Republic lately? Check your package

What would you do if you received an envelope from an online retailer containing their employee’s confidential information? Well, if you’re honest like Emily Dreyfuss you contact that retailer (Banana Republic) and take to your social media channels to let them know about their error.   Ms. Dreyfuss ordered a tie from Banana Republic, but […]

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The High Cost of Cheap: US Buying Habits After the Bangladesh Fires

It’s a terrible fact: the reasons some brands can offer cheap clothing is because of the horrible working conditions in garment factories and the low wages paid to those workers. Last month, 1,100 factory workers  died in the building collapse in Bangladesh.     Many of these workers were laboring to make clothes for Americans.   Yet, […]

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The Recessionista on HLN Making It In America: Support Small Business

Today is a big day at The Recessionista.  I’ll be appearing on Headline News Making It In America today, Tuesday Jan 29th at 4:40 pm EST/1:40 pm PT.  I look forward to having the chance to appear and tell my story.  It’s not easy to build a small business in the midst of a global […]

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Eco-Friendly: H&M launches new Collection with Vanessa Paradis

Even since H&M was exposed by the NY Times several years ago for throwing away clothes, they have made an effort to be more environmentally conscious. Since the infamous dumping,  they launched the WASTE collection made from left over material from the Lanvin collection and later their own Conscious Collection.  The Conscious Collection is made […]

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The Recessionista’s Columbus Day Sales Round-up 2012

Today is Columbus Day.  The day we commemorate Christopher Columbus discovering the new world.  You know, that guy Columbus. He sailed over to the “new world” on three ships the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria.  As far as I know, he wasn’t carrying any sale fliers or coupons for specials at the mall.   […]

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Save the Date: Spa Week Spring 2012 is coming with $50.00 Spa Treatments

Save the date and mark your appointments in advance because Spa Week is coming in just a few short weeks.  Spa Week is a April 16-22nd this spring. Many spas (some of them luxury spas) are making $50.00 treatments available to customers. For some spas, the savings are substantial on  a facial, massage or other […]

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Verace for H&M: Shopping Rules and Limits

Pictured: Donatella Versace on the Milan runway in an H&M Versace dress (photo via H&M) The Versace for H&M collection will go on sale this week. The sale will occur on Thursday, Nov. 17th in Europe and Saturday, Nov. 19th in the US.  To help shoppers in the UK and London, The Telegraph has published H&M’s […]

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Spa Week is Coming: October 10 to 16, $50.00 Spa Treatments

In case you haven’t heard, Spa Week is coming October 10 to 16th! Spa Week is a week when some spas are making $50.00 treatments available to customers. That is a nice savings on a facial, masssage or other treatment. PTL (praise the lord) I say.  Every year, I seem to learn about SpaWeek too […]

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In Remembrance of September 11th

Pictured: Emerald Society FDNY Pipe and Drums (picture: M. Hall) I took a break from Fashion Week to attend the September 11th Memorial Services today at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  This year marks the 10th anniversary of this tragedy.  It was overwhelming to hear the list of names read today and see the families of the […]

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Sponsored Post: All Saints Giveaway: Win a $200 Gift Card from the UK brand

Pictured: The All Saints Clothing Store in Soho, NY I’m excited to announce a very special giveaway on The Recessionista this week.  We’re celebrating the last of August with a giveaway of a $200.00 gift card from upscale fashion label All Saints.  My affection for UK label All Saints is more sinful than saintly. That’s […]

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