Original Penguin? Do you mean Munsingwear?
I too saw ties tagged with an "original" price of $125, but I think some of them may be artificially inflated.
Most all of their ties are normally $79.50
With some exceptions, such as the ancient madders at $115 and GF 7-Folds at $175
Every tie I've seen at TJM or Marshall's has had the $125 price tag...except for a couple which had the "real" retail tags still attached with more accurate original prices.
I walked through a T.J. Maxx today. It was absolutely horrid. I can't imagine returning .
Meh. Shopping at T.J. Maxx or Marshalls isn't really that much different (conceptually) than thrifting. 99% of what you see is going to be absolute garbage. But that's not why you're there. You're there for the 1%.