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Recession Style

Audrey Style: Her Fashions Fetch Record Amount at London Auction

Mary Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Mary Hall

The final selling price for Audrey's finery was a grand £268,320. What is it about Audrey style that intrigues us so? And why is her clothing so timeless?

Patricia Field Talks The Economy, Trend-Spotting, And The Next 'It' Shoe

wwd.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

On the next "it" shoe: "I don't necessarily go trendspotting. I just put things together that I think look nice. But I am getting tired of these heav...

Why Every Man Should Own A Black Suit

wsj.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Say yes to the black suit, which is a workhorse for every man's closet -- a dressy equivalent to jeans. To start with, you'll look refined at both wed...

Women Taking Hair Color Into Their Own Hands

nytimes.com | TERRY TRUCCO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Not every woman is ready to slip on a pair of latex gloves and take hair coloring into her own hands. But like Spam and instant potatoes, home hair co...

Dressing Like Its 1929: Hipsters Prepared For Another Great Depression

W Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

If the country is really headed into another Great Depression, at least young New Yorkers are going down in (historically appropriate) style. In Willi...

Wealthy Now Willing To Spend Money To Look Thrifty

New York Times | Susan Dominus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Ms. Baum's lease on the Rolls runs until 2010, and it's airtight. So she's contemplating trying to cut a deal with the company that leases the car or ...

Totally Retail Therapy Deprived: New York Is No Fun Right Now!

Betsy Perry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Betsy Perry

These days, I'm noticing a lot of salesmen standing around wishing me a good day. FYI -- it would be a good day if I could actually buy something.

What Uggs Say About The Economy

The Big Money | Martha C. White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Most luxury shoe brands are privately held and keep their numbers close to the vest, but high-end department store numbers provide a reliable glimpse ...

Italian Designers Choose Rags Over Riches

AP | DANIELA PETROFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

MILAN, Italy — In these shaky economic times, Italian designers have chosen rags over riches for their fall-winter 2009-2010 menswear collection...

What Recession?

Lauren Cahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lauren Cahn

My question to anyone who cares to answer is: who is out there buying the Louboutin pumps? The Vivier booties? The Hermes scarves, the Chloe bags? Is it you? Or anyone you know?

Tips From A Recessionista: 5 Ways To Be Cheaply Chic

The Frisky | Wendy Atterberry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

I admit, I'm pretty much a walking gender stereotype -- I like shopping, getting pedicures, grabbing drinks with the girls after work, obsessing about...

Why 'Thrift Chic' Comes As A Relief

Vicky Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Vicky Ward

Last week saw not just the initial failure of Hank Paulson's bail-out bill, but also the death of the $800 bottle of wine. "It's just not OK to have ...