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.

 

Tuesday Is National (FREE) Coffee Day!

Bleary-eyed mornings, trembling hands, brain fog~all these are symptoms of Monday Morning Going Back To Work Blues.  Well, Monday morning has come and gone.  However, Tuesday, Tuesday is a chance to wake with a smile knowing you are going to cure all those morning symptoms and it won’t cost you a dime–nothing, zero, nada.  Because Tuesday, September 29, 2015 is NATIONAL (FREE) COFFEE DAY!

Nothing can spoil the  experience of a free cup of coffee, right?  Well, one thing can–a bad cup of joe.  But Catey Hill. reporting for MarketWatch has found the:

10 best places to get free (and cheap) coffee Tuesday~and more…

  • Krispy Kreme: This may be the best coffee deal get a free 12-ounce cup of coffee, and a free glazed doughnut. Or you can also get a small iced coffee, latte or mocha for $1.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts: Participating Dunkin’ Donuts DNKN, -are giving away a free medium-sized cup of its dark roast coffee.
  •  LaMar’s Donuts: Participating locations of this Midwest chain  get one free 12-ounce coffee per customer and a free travel mug while supplies last.
  •  Peet’s Coffee & Tea: At participating locations, buy food onTuesday, and get a free small cup of Peet’s Major Dickason’s blend.
  • Caribou Coffee: A worthy donation~buy a cup of Amy’s Blend, the company will donate a cup to the nurses and families in cancer centers nationwide.
  •  Wawa:  Get a free coffee in any size.
  •  Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: At participating get iced coffee and iced Americanos for 50% off
  • Cumberland Farms:  Text FREECOFFEE to 33733 to get a free iced or hot coffee of any size.  Added bonus: starting on Oct. 9, consumers can get free coffee on Fridays at the chain offer expires on October 31.
  • Pilot Flying J: Free 16-ounce coffee when you show the coupon for free coffee posted on Pilot Flying J’s Facebook page.
  • Whole Foods: Buy a 12-ounce coffee is just 25 cents throughout the month of September.

 

 

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!!!

PBS ‘A Chef’s Life’ Brings Southern Comfort Home

This popular program on PBS has not only provided viewers with an incite of a chef’s life associated with the opening and running of a restaurant,  but has given us a look into the rural South and its’ fabulous culinary offerings.  Now it goes a step further  making available the specialties of the region such as their very own inspired Blueberry BBQ Sauce.  Now you can purchase a 16oz. jar at Southern Season for $12.99.  As Chef Vivian Howard suggests think of this sauce as a finishing glaze on ham, poultry, even greens and as a dipping sauce.  MDM bought 4 jars, two to keep on hand, and 2 as presents.  Check out other fine cooking delicacies at this site.  Spend $69.00  and shipping is free!

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.

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.

 

Deal of the Day-Easy Savings!

Easy Spirit is having A One Day Only Mystery Sale  and what a deal it is!  For those of us who have had to choose comfort over style when looking for shoes–you know, us Crocs Ladies (come on, Crocs are wunderbar, but sometimes you need a change).  At Easy Spirit you can find fabulous shoes up to size 12W!  And today only, on a limited selection, you get an extra 25% off! (taken at checkout).

MarkdownMom found this terrific snakeskin Hartley Wedge (plus other colors) reg.$79, on sale for $29.99 plus an extra 25% off with a final price $22.49 around 70% off.  Shipping is $5, but free with a $50 purchase.

Let your fingers do the running  to score this deal!!!