Online Home Shopping Networks Source Of Designer Haute Couture!

The online shopping networks traditionally selling kitchenware and household items to homemakers have evolved into a source of designer runway fashion at bargain prices.  What is even more remarkable MarkdownMom has found over the years is that many fashion trends are available online ahead of mainstream brick and mortar stores.  For instance, MarkdownMom began buying the high/low hem dresses nearly two years ago from ShopNBC (now SHQP) at great prices.

Recently, MDM saw this dress at ShopHQ reminiscent of Eileen Fisher’s Handkerchief Dress w/Ties done in colors (pale pink, dk. navy) at substantially more.  This Casual Convertible Maxi Dress from OSO is offered in 4 colors and although it is made of cotton and not a silky fabric or pure linen, the design element is the same, offering two looks with its’ adjustable hem at a feature price of $47.93 (on 2 value pays) making it extremely affordable.  With its’ six gore skirt in a light weight cotton, this dress looks great with its’ hem up or down and is a very sophisticated fashion statement!

Home shopping networks and so-called big box stores like Target (Mossimo) have recruited top names from the fashion industry to bring their style and uniqueness to midAmerican consumers recognizing the growing number of professional women in the workforce and at home who want style at an affordable price.  HSN, QVC, and SHOPHQ  not only have special lines from designers like Isaac Mizrahi, Bob Mackie, George Simonton, Donna Karan, Betsey Johnson (to name a few), celebrities such as Iman, Joan Rivers (and many others), but have become a venue for new female entrepreneurs such as Lori Goldstein and Joy Mangano, plus their own in-house designers as well.  Thus making online shopping an ongoing source of what’s hot, new and undiscovered in the fashion world.  A boon for both the consumer and the designer as well!

 

Is Kindle Unlimited The New Netflix For Books???

Calling all ebook readers!  Amazon has debuted its’ new online monthly book club, kindle unlimited.  For $9.99 a month (30 days free trial) you get:

  • Unlimited number of selected ebooks each month, exclusive titles by best selling authors.
  •  Over 600,000 titles, news releases may not be available.
  •  Thousands of audiobooks.
  •  Children books with parental controls.
  • Whisper Sync, a narrated ebook version, that allows the reader to switch from a narrating  professional reader to text and back again, is available on select titles.

MarkdowMom says for book lovers, it doesn’t get better than this and with a month’s free trial, what’s stopping you?

 

 

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.

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.

Bargain Banter: News From The Front

KMart or the Big K is having a great instore and online clearance sale.  Take an additional 40% off the markdown priceMarkdownMom found stylish tees in men’s and women’s departments for under $3!  Also, MarkdownMom picked up a Giorgio bath kit, reg.$12.99, for 99¢.

Pottery Barn’s latest catalog has added another dimension to its’ decorating line–antiques.  They have picked up antiques in Europe like  glass pickle canning jars, glass oil bottles, etc.  Prices are not cheap, but does give us DIYers more decorating ideas.

Wednesday Steal: 20 Hours Fashion Clearance Sale!

Get your computers ready and your phone dialing finger flexed, the sale is on! 

At HSN, 20 hours of Designer fashions on Sale!  Sale includes outerwear, shoes, designer handbags, oh my!  Look stunning at a real bargain this year and next. 

But Hurry Sale Only Lasts Until 8 P.M. ET Today!

Got A Dirty Mouth?

Okay, you come home late, tired and after a hectic day looking for a friendly face.  You’re greeted at the door with enthusiasm and kisses, but WHEW that breath from your loved one could melt a lead pipe!

Now there’s a remedy for those times between visits to the vet!  That’s right if your pet has a dirty smelly mouth, you can keep it fresh all the time with the Royal Treatment Dental Kit for large and small dogs.  The chew toy can be filled with the breath freshener doggie paste and while your pet plays with the toy, it freshens his or her breath.  And for a follow-up put the liquid pet mints into the water dish.  Refreshing for both owner and pet.  At HSN for $19.95 + sh.