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.


Shark Tank's Mark Cuban Comes To SHOPHQ!

Mark  Cuban, investor,entrepreneur , owner of the Dallas Mavericks, and most recently one of the 6 stars of ABC’s Shark Tank, has brought to SHQP one of the products that made it’s debut on the show.  This item first appeared in Europe, and later was redesigned by entrepreneur Mary Beth Lugo and brought to the attention of Mr. Cuban and the other sharks for investment.

The KaZAM® Children’s Balance Bike  with Adjustable and Handlebars replace the old bicycle with training wheels or more daunting method of teaching your child to ride a bike by running beside him/her on the bike and helping to balance.  Balance is the key to riding a bike successfully and the KaZAM® does this in short order creating instant fun and exercise  for your child minus the potential parental heart attack!  It’s  available at SHOPHQ for  $79.09 +SH $11.99  on 3 Valupays.  Comes in 4 great colors  of  Red, Blue, Green and Orange.  Ages  3 and up.  Buy now and save for the Holidays!

Are You A Shnooper Yet?


Well, if you aren’t a Shnooper yet, you should be!  Hot new daily deal site. Yesterday, MarkdownMom scored the newest concealer by It Cosmetics, namely their Bye Bye Under Eye waterproof, cream concealer for about half of the price offered by a popular shopping network!  Today’s  Deal is 20 pairs of Faded Glory Infant Boy Sox SIZES 0-18 mos.  for $10 and Free Shipping!  But hurry,if you want to scoop the shnoop, remember  these are timed sales.

50% Off+Free Shipping On Sneakers at Joe's New Balance Outlet

Runners and just about anyone this time of year need to  consider giving those old, grungy sneakers a decent burial.  Providing an extra incentive is a super sale at Joe’s New Balance®Outlet.

With 50%+ off on orders and free shipping on purchases of $50 or more, you  can give your tootsies a fashionable treat without busting the bank!  Savings on women’s, men’s and kids sneakers plus apparel.


MarkdownMom Says:  Now is the time to put a little Spring Into Your Step!

My Lady! My Valentine!! My Sale!!!

You know it, your woman is worth so much more, so this Valentine’s Day give her the finest from Lord & Taylor without selling the castle.  Super sale on designer clothes, shoes & boots, accessories not only for your significant other from xs-plus, but for all your loved ones including men, tweens and little ones.

Get clearance prices and take an additional 20% off using promo code:  BIG plus free shipping on purchases of $99 or more. Combine all savings and you save 60%+off!

 MarkdownMom Agrees With Lord & Taylor:    When Shopping Go Big!

If It's Monday, It's Wash Day?

Or so it is for the super organized.  I only know that for most of us wash day is the day when you run out of clean necessities or it no longer passes the smell test and just “spotting” won’t freshen it up.

To cut down wash day travail, MarkdownMom went to the experts at The® and found some terrific laundry products just in time to keep those holiday special frocks fresh.


For example, to spot and go, the The Wash & Stain Bars are a quick fix for stains other than those from tea or wine and a great take along for travel, $6.00 for a 2 oz. bar.

Another must have is their Wool & Cashmere Shampoo for both hand and machine washing, $19.00 for 16 oz.

View these products and so much more including tips, special holiday gift packages, and specialized laundry service for vintage clothing, expensive fabrics, and difficult stain removal.

Who's Your Santa?

Today ABC’s GMA premiered the TV Deals and Steals competition for December with a new twist, daily bargains this month, and today’s offerings are Made In The USA by small businesses.

Remember many bargains are only offered for today only and must include promo code.

1.  I Am Maryann.  Select personalized jewelry 50% off. Promo Code GMA.

2.  My  Personalized Holiday Cards.  50% off, reg. $2, now $1.

3.  My  Classic Hardcover Photo Book.  72% off, reg.$35, now $10.

4.  The Forever Moments.  Custom Art Work Frames.  50% off, reg.$32-$48, now $16-$24.

5.  May Books.  Eco-Chic Customized Notebooks.  50% off, reg.$12-$2o, now $6-$10.  Promo Code: GMA.

6.  Canvas  Photo Canvas Print.  50% off, reg. $99, now $49.  Promo Code: GMA.

7.  Scrap Collage Posters.  60% off, reg.$15-$30, now $7 -$12.

8.  Print Art Kids.  Customized Notebooks.  50% off, reg. $30, now $15.  Promo Code: GMA.

9.  Baby Be Hip.  Personalized Burp Cloths.  50% off,  set of three reg. $44, now $22.  Promo Code:  GMA.

10.PSA Essentials.  Personalized Stamper.  50% off, reg. $19-$45, now $9.50-$22.50.  Promo Code:  GMA.

11.Magnetic Pix.  Customized Dry Erase Board.  50% off, reg. $99-$225, now $50-$113.  Promo Code: GMA.

Wednesday Steal: Land Ahoy Savings!

Here’s a great bargain like only MarkdownMom can bring you.  Lands’ End noted for their quality cotton goods and great prices on cashmere, has made a special offer.  Now through April 11, 2011, get 30% off any item plus Free Shipping! Very few exceptions.  MarkdownMom was able to get a $144 cashmere cowl neck sweater for $30!  For fabulous deals  and maximum savings check out Overstocks on their site.  Something for every family member.

Promo Code:  RETAIL30  PIN:  8915.  Telephone Orders Call 1-800-800-5800 & give promo and pin.

Retailers Shedding Winter Inventory

KMart.  Find many markdowns on racks for $3.99 and $4.99MarkdownMom found fleece robes usually $33 for under $5.

WalMart and Shopko®.  Like many other stores they are taking deep discounts on winter must-haves like caps, gloves, scarves, and jackets.  Now is the time to stock up for next winter.  Look for fleece sheet sets, the nights are still cold enough to get some use still out of these bargains often at an 80 +% discount. Plus toy turnover means $avings!

Lane Bryant and Younkers.  Lane Bryant still has Gold Dot Sale with 70% off and Younkers Yellow Dot Sale in Shoes Department will find a limited selection, but 85% off.  MarkdownMom bought a $75 pair of shoes for $11!  Meanwhile Younkers has Goodwill Sale storewide with 20% off coupon for items donated.

Freebie: Dental Care For Kids

In Minnesota this week from February 4-5, 3000 dental professionals at more than 200 locations across the stat to children under 18 will provide free dental care.  Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and can make an appointment by calling United 211 (dial 211) or statewide toll free:   1-800-543-7709 or go online to  for a list of participating clinics. 

This is part of a national “Give Kids A Smile Day” this Friday to provide dental care for low income children.  Check site for your area’s for participating clinics.

Smile~Pass It On!