12 posts tagged "Recessionista"
Why: Because even though it’s more than you’re used to spending on a permanent marker, it’s far less than you’d spend on art. “[It’s] the closest that most of us will get to the art world, with a practical application. And it’s cool,” says J.Crew creative director Jenna Lyons, who is well versed on affordable luxury.
Where: $12, www.tomsachs.org
What: Lulu Frost’s new collection of charm-centric jewelry for Urban Outfitters, called Secret Garden by Lulu Frost, which hits stores today.
Why: Because a price range that starts at $18 and tops out at $48 is an utterly, er, charming way to get a bauble from the talented designer who helps Chris Benz and Alexander Wang accessorize. (The long charm necklace pictured here goes for $38.)
Where: An Urban Outfitters near you or www.urbanoutfitters.com
Why: “[Because] they’re adorable, unique, and so inexpensive. My twin boys get compliments on them all the time,” says Loeffler Randall designer Jessie Randall, who knows a thing or two about great shoes. Also, because babies always seem to be losing their footwear.
Where: Pearl River Mart, 477 Broadway, NYC, (212) 431-4770, www.pearlriver.com
What: Truffle tiles, by Choxie, with an artisanal level of detail, at a mass retailer price—$5 for a tray of eight
Why: Because you can effortlessly fool the guests at your holiday fête with these screen-
printed treats in nouveau flavors like jasmine tea and chili limon. They’ll have no idea you scooped them up while shopping for mouthwash and shampoo.
Why: Because a working lunch for a talented up-and-comer shouldn’t bust the budget. Says Crangi, “Not only is it amazing, it’s only $3.50!”
Where: Guru’s Deli & Grocery, 155 W. 29th St., (212) 967-7217