As Wall Street continues to spiral despite this morning's upward bump, even the more fortunate of us may soon be diving to the bottoms of our totes and pockets for spare nickles and dimes (remember those?). So rifle through the couch, check under the refrigerator, and take your change down to the nearest Coinstar, because we have a handy little catalog of
recession depression beating items to keep you stylin' and solvent even if the country is in the red.
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With this wind-up radio, you'll be the top DJ in shanty town. Eton FR300 Emergency Crank Radio, $49.99 at Amazon.
American Apparel is good for the economy in that it doesn't outscource to overseas sweatshops and, well, it's darn cheap. To make those t-shirts and leggings even darn cheaper, we found www.trendyblanks.com, a site that offers a hefty discount on Dov Charney's already recession-friendly goods.
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We have a feeling that despite the economic turmoil, Beatrice will still be serving $12 watered down cocktails. To survive the crisis, you might need a swing from this nifty mallard flask to get your buzz going. Embroidered Leather Mallard Flask, $69.99 at Orvis.
Since you probably don't have the extra cash laying around to take that vacation you've been planning, this antique globe will be a reminder that there's always next year. Forester Globe, $49.99 at Target.