The 2009 Best-Dressed List
2009 list also includes sports figures, politicians, royalty, entertainers, artists
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 4, 2009 12:56 PM CDT
Alicia Keys poses for photos backstage at the 9th Annual BET Awards on Sunday, June 28, 2009, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
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(Newser) Vanity Fair’s 2009 International Best-Dressed List is as glamorous as ever, but the magazine didn’t ignore the global pinch of the recession. A sampling of the honorees, along with their favorite recession-friendly bargain-hunting locale or item:

  • Michelle Obama: J. Crew
  • Barack Obama: Secret Service employees’ store
  • Alicia Keys: Barneys warehouse sale
  • Brad Pitt: Make It Right Foundation T-shirts

  • Princess Letizia of Asturias: Mango, Massimo Dutti, and Zara
  • Kelly Ripa: Super Saturday, the annual Hamptons-based garage sale of designer fashions
  • Renee Zellweger: The Brimfield Antique Show in Massachusetts
  • Jane and Aerin Lauder: Thakoon for Target
  • Peter Beard: The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul and the Libyan Desert near Siwa Oasis
  • A few notables either don’t bargain shop, or do it discreetly; among them: Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Anne Hathaway, Penelope Cruz, Tiki Barber, Daniel Craig, Catherine Deneuve, and Michael Bloomberg.
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