Designer Ralph Lauren Turning Over The Reins–Some of Them

Ralph Lauren with Stefan Larsson

The New York Times reported yesterday that American Designer, Ralph Lauren is stepping down as CEO of his company mimicking similar moves by other top American design houses.  He will be replaced by former exec of H&M, Stefan Larsson.  Recently, Lauren’s company has had financial problems stemming from competition in the haute couture field and an overall slump in revenue parly due to factors of a global economy.  The designer, 75,  will retain his position as chief creative officer.

The appointment of Larsson,who has a reputation as a strong in budget-conscious mass-retailing, may signal a parceling out of the high end fashion division from a more budget-conscious, family-oriented line.

Expect steep promotions at Ralph Lauren until sales recover, like the additional 25% off until October 4, 2015 using promo code RLGivers15.  This includes Clearance.  Free shipping if you spend $125 or choose economy shipping for just $5.

 

Designer Maxi Dresses Blow-Out At Dillard’s!

Adrienne Vittadini Twist-Front Maxi Dress Reg.$130

Since it is clearly the end-of-summer,  season end sales are popping up.  Although there are fewer styles and sizes, the savings are certainly enough to warm any bargain fashionista’s heart.  Find maxi dresses to wear now and next year many under $20I know!

Take a look at this  maxi dress by designer Adrienne Vittadini, comes  in indigo size small, right now only $19.50!

If you’ve haven’t shopped Dillard’s lately, these designer deals are a steal and well worth paying the pricey shipping costs (although MDM likes the extra care and attention they give to their packages reminiscent of bygone shopping experiences).

While you’re  visiting check on the other additional savings in all departments!!!

When To Jump In…

No, we’re not talking about the stock market.  What we are talking about is a bargain site for designer goods where prices keep falling and you decide when the price is right for you to jump in and grab the  bargain!   Tumbledeal has several categories of deals going at the same time, for instance, in fashion the Coach  Overstock Clearance  listed above, and other deals in categories like electronics, lifestyle, etc,. and special events.

The savings can be tremendous, but a buyer must act decisively and quickly before the deal is sold out and–that’s right-G-O-N-E Reportedly, this site can be quite addictive for bargain hunters–a form of retail slot machines!  But hey, it combines two of bargain hunters favorite past times:  (1)the hunt and (2)the quick snatch and grab from under the noses of other bargain seekers.  So, tallyho, and have fun at this site where bargain hunting turns into casino night!

***As with any form of gambling, MDM recommends the buyer check consumer services for handling complaints and/or return and credit policy.

Steals On Stila

Save up to 70% on Stila Cosmetics like this season’s popular  marsala color eyeshadow named Jezebel, orig.$18, now $6.00.

Plus check on Stila’s 20th Anniversary Kits of all-day waterproof liquid eye liners and smudge waterproof eyeliners in a multitude of fashionable colors at extraordinary savings!

Spend $50 and you get free  shipping!

 

Watch For Prices To Rise On Gold And Silver Jewelry

When the financial markets are in flux, as we saw earlier in this month, the good old standby of  liquid commodities such as gold and silver rise as investors fear devaluation of paper currency.  This amounts to scooping up large quantities of gold and silver.  Subsequently removing and hoarding it against any financial instability.  Recently, the Asian markets have felt jittery with the economic slowdown in China and the result has been scooping up gold and silver from the marketplace.

Can there be a real shortage of gold and silver?  Chris Marchese  suggests not, at the same time recognizing that  supply and demand are not the only  factors that comes into play in his article “The Gold and Silver Shortage?”

What  does  this mean to the fashionista?

Expect to pay more for jewelry made of these precious materials and jewelers and designers to use less and less of the real stuff and more of the gold/silver “embraced™ bronze.”  In essence a coating to give the appearance of solid gold or silver.

 

Bargain Hunters Alert: Learn Retailers Secrets To Spot A Deal From Rachael Ray & Friends

MarkdownMom’s major rule for shopping is to never pay retail , if you can help it.  Rachael Ray and her friend, Gretta, expands on this rule by exposing retail secrets to find the best bargains when shopping in stores.

Rule 1: Don’t Fall for Staging Tricks.
Rule 2: Buy One Get One Free (BOGO)is Not Always a Steal
Rule 3: Learn the Retail Rules
Rule 4: Watch for Cross-Merchandising Tricks
Rule 5: Just Because it’s in a Locked Case Doesn’t Mean it’s Expensive
Rule 6: Start at the Clearance Rack
Rule 7: Follow this Shoe Trick
Rule 8: Get the Perfect Shoe Fit with These Tips
Rule 9: Beware of In-Store Credit Card Offers

Melissa McCarthy, 40% Off At Lane Bryant & Real Women $$$!

A much beloved actress and icon for real women, Melissa McCarthy has now become a designer as well.  One retailer she has joined forces with is Lane Bryant and this Labor Day you can purchase her latest offerings at 40%off using promo code:  HAVEFFUNLB  on regular and sale merchandise!

One example is this fringe long cardigan for Fall.  This style segues from Summer into Fall and adds the hot fringe so popular this season.  Reg.$118, on sale $70.80.  Colors are rose quartz and medium heather grey.  Sizes 1X-3X.  Plus earn real women dollars $25 for every $50 earned toward future purchases. Ship to local LB Store for free!

MarkdownMom says if you haven’t visited Lane Bryant recently, you really owe it to yourself as they have some really hot, young, styles!

bloomingdales Labor Day blow-out sale–Up To 70% Off!

After Labor Day, there won’t be another super sale day by retailers en masse until Black Friday.  So, in between hot dogs, football, and get-togethers, take time out to ferret out the bargains online.  You will be surprise what you can find.  MarkdownMom found an extra 20%  off at Bloomingdale’s using promo code BIG20, that added to a third markdown on clearance resulted in up to 70%  off on many items you can wear now and next year from popular  designers like Ralph Lauren, Mynt, Heidi Klum, DKNY, and  other favorites  For instance, this kimono sweater by Ralph Lauren was orig.$150 with 20% off is now $46.80 and if  you are a Loyalist Member, shipping is free.  Comes in sizes XS-XL, multi, made out of cotton, linen, and acrylic.

Perfect with jeans, dresses and so many upbeat combinations.

Special Ladies~It's Your Sale Day!

Lane Bryant has 50% off the entire store and  online.  Use promo code:  BEMERRYLB.  Ship to store FREE!  This includes designer clothes by Isabel Toledo,Kyionna, DKNY, Cacique, etc., lingerie, and clearance–you name it, you buy it half off, or bogofree!  Ends on XMAS EVE Ho, Ho, Ho!