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.

 

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!

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!

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!!!

 

Did You Know???

So many deals, so little time.  Many of the high-end retail stores have developed their own “deal” sites where they are able to sell their out-of-season merchandise, odds & ends, or slow moving items.  For instance:

Nordstrom has Nordstrom Rack and Haute Look

Neiman Marcus has Last CallPreview

Sak’s has Off Saks Fifth

But did you know that for the larger deals shop the “Clearance” or “Sale” categories within these sites?  Even discounters such as Groupon have a clearance section where the deals may only fit  a select few, but they are tremendous.  Also MarkdownMom recommends that you take advantage of further discounts by waiting for their additional promotional discounts or the Last Call Dash and Daily Deal at Neiman Marcus Last Call held at various times during the day.  But MarkdownMom warns it’s important to know the lowest price offered by these sites since promotional discounts are sometimes taken on a previous higher price and not necessarily reflect the lowest price you could have bought this item.

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!

Sometimes It Pays To Go To The Source

Finding bargains requires diligence.  Anyone can find sales, but sales are not necessarily bargains given that few retailers sell at full price anymore.  Therefore, it’s important to know a sale from a real sale.

Sometimes the prices of a dedicated site hold greater savings than outlets, or bargain sites.  For example, Calvin Klein is carried by a number of retail stores and you can find bargains in their clearance racks but not in all sizes or styles.  You are limited to what’s in stock at that store.  However, going directly to the online designer site can expand your choices and your amount of savings.