Will You Be a Recessionista?

Style.com has a great little article up about being a Recessionista. That's the girl who doesn't let something like a recession get in her way when it comes to her wardrobe. Instead of hitting the high-end stores, you'll find her at Kohl's, Payless, or Target snapping up diffusion lines and trendy outfits. It really made me start thinking about how I am spending my own money these days. I am far less likely to spend as much on clothing and even beauty products as I did last year at this time, and most of that is probably related to the recession that we are in/coming into/whatever.

I do think there is something to this, and you will probably see more of the diffusion lines not only in clothing, but in beauty as well (check out this WWD article on Target's new beauty diffusion lines). What do you think? Will you be reducing the amount of money you spend on such "extras" as your beauty products? How about your wardrobe?


mamaluv said...

Ha! I shop at Target anyway, at least for seasonal/trendy pieces that I might not hang on to forever. Works for me!

June 18, 2008 at 11:31 PM
Meredith said...

I'm with you. I've always been an H&M/Target/TJ Maxx shopper. But I will admit to a certain fondness for Chanel cosmetics that I probably won't indulge anymore!

June 19, 2008 at 10:15 AM
Michele said...

sometimes the saying "you get what you pay for" rings true. I love target and H&M, but they are usually single season items. at the end of the day you may not really be saving anything.

November 19, 2008 at 2:37 PM

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