June 01, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
New York, NY – Imagine if Oprah Winfrey and Alan Greenspan had a love child and that love child wrote a book called “How to Be Budget Fashionista” (Ballantine Books, $12.95 ISBN: 0812975162) that dished tips on scoring exclusive coupons to your favorite stores, reducing your dry cleaning bills, and ten items every woman should have in her wardrobe.

The shopping world would never be the same.

Kathryn Finney, the fashion expert behind the popular fashion/shopping blog, style correspondent to shows like the TODAY show and CNN Headline News and “love child” of Winfrey and Greenspan, has taken on the shopping world by dishing shopping tips, fashion advice, and beauty info for REAL women in her new book How to Be a Budget Fashionista: The Ultimate Guide to Looking Fabulous for Less.

The book teaches readers how to:
Score great finds from designers such as Prada and Kate Spade for more than 75% off;
Put together a sizzling wardrobe for less than $200;
Score coupons to favorite upscale department stores like Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue;
Make money off old clothes;
Clothing care tips like how to unshrink a wool sweater to how-to hand wash cashmere;
How to take care of clothes like a celebrity stylist

“Celebrities have personal stylists, everyone else has me”, states Finney, just back from a recent shopping adventure at her local Marshalls. “In How to Be a Budget Fashionista, I open up her discount Prada bag full of secrets to show women how to be as fabulous as possible regardless of age, physical size, or personal income”.

On June 6th, Kathryn will kick off an 11 city book tour sponsored in part by Marshalls stores. Kathryn will be featured on local television shows and in local print media in the following metropolitan areas: Hartford, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Atlanta, Washington DC, Philadelphia and New York City. To learn more about upcoming book tour, please visit

Just some of the praise for How To Be a Budget Fashionista:

This delightful little guide to the fashion good life is perfect for money-conscious Shopaholics….Finney's personal quest for the sartorial best on a budget, combined with her knack for sniffing out the best designer deals, will win her legions of fans.
-Publishers Weekly

“Kathryn Finney’s tips help real women everywhere be their own stylists. A fun read that inspires you to shop smart!”
–Lloyd Boston, style contributor for NBC’s Today show, author of Before You Put That On

“With Kathryn Finney’s savvy tips and sage advice tucked snugly under her discount Prada belt, any budding fashionista can give Paris Hilton a good run for her money.”
–Leah Feldon, author of Dress Like a Million

About The Budget Fashionista

Kathryn Finney is the blogger behind the popular shopping and fashion blog “The Budget Fashionista” ( A former fashion editor, she is a graduated from Rutgers University and Yale University, where she spent more time reading Vogue than Voltaire. Recognized as one of America’s Smartest Shoppers, Kathryn has been featured in over 80 media outlets and has served as a style correspondent for the TODAY show, Fox News Network, CNN, and WE Network. Her new book, How to Be a Budget Fashionista, (Ballantine Books, $12.95, ISBN: 0812975162) is available at, Barnes & Noble, and where ever books are sold.

If you would like to interview Kathryn Finney or to request a copy of the book for review, please contact Kathryn Finney at 973-368-4336 or at