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Posted in Uncategorized by modman on October 28, 2009

Members Only

People have been throwing the word thrifty around for a while now, saying that its definitely “in”. Even industry experts turn to mid-level retailers to purchase trendy pieces. But in-store mid-level retailers aren’t the only ones “benefiting” from the economic downturn. There has been a surge of online-only vendors that have grown into a force to be reckoned with.

Gilt Groupe, ideeli, Hautelook, Editors Closet, shopbop and other sites make up a growing market in selling designer goods at slashed prices (up to 80% off). The sites range in the brands they offer and price levels vary depending on the brand being sold. The sites have thrived by taking surplus inventory from other stores or directly from designer inventory. The sites sales are huge and retailers get rid of surplus inventory, even if it is at a lower cost. Win-win. Well, more like win-win-win. Consumers get the best deal.

Important to note: some of the sites have limited, very limited inventory. These sites aren’t like retail stores and so they don’t have extra inventory in the back. They all guarantee that products that they sell are authentic. Most sites have 3-6 sales per week, some have more. They have calendars available for upcoming sales as well. Oh yeah, and most of these sites only have private sales, aka. you need to be a member. But I’ve linked special invitations that allow you to be a member with me. Best of all, if a friend joins and makes a purchase, the referee gets credit! Win-win-win-win!

Listed are the members only sites and current sales (click for invitation).

[Gilt Man] Juice Beauty Men’s Organic Skincare, Kidrobot & YMC, LnA, Nooka Watches, Royal Copenhagen, Super Sunglasses, Timbuk2 Special Edition, adidas Porsche Design Sport

[Gilt Fuse] Ksubi, Nooka Watches, Mat & Nat, Initium, A.B.S, AV Max

[Gilt Groupe] Marc Jacobs Collection Handbags, Doo.Ri, Hanii Y, Donna Karan, Filippa K, Grey Ant, Lulu Frost Jewelry

[Jetsetter] Jordanian Oasis, Midtown Masterpiece (NYC), Mo’Bay Majestic Stay (Montego Bay, Jamaica), Altitude Adjustment (Colorado), Romance Regardless (Riviera Maya, Mexico)

[Billion Dollar Babes] Splendid, Bennett Malibu, glowelle & MOR Cosmetics, Apivita & Lierac Paris, Rapz Jewelry, Technomarine Watches

[Ru La La] cullen, Keen, Kosta Boda, Gustto, Original Penguin, Riedel, Pine Ridge Vineyards, Monica Rich Kosann

[Hautelook] Bulgari, saint grace, Carmen Marc Valvo, 100% Pure, Julieri, AG Jeans

[ideeli] Spa Chakra Giveaway, Tart, Hartmann Luggage, Donna Ricco, Jessica Simpson, Melissa, Donald J. Pliner

*[Editor’s Closet] Perricone MD, Carolina Herrera, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Thierry Mugler, Longchamp, Christian Lacroix, Moschino, Fendi Eyewear, tokidoki

*[glamlist] Christy Et Suzy/Melle Zoe, Noa, Fifilles de Paris, Reality Pearl, Total Look Rock Romance

*There are no invitation links, but I can definitely send you an invite directly to your email. Let me know.


Gilt is definitely my favorite. It first started out as Gilt Groupe and offered men’s and women’s clothing. They have since then split into Gilt Man, Gilt Groupe (high-end designer), Gilt Fuse (streetwear, casual brands), and Jetsetter (provides exclusive access to insider travel deals. Properties are hand-selected by our team of curators and our globetrotting correspondents).

The holidays are creeping up slowly. Save a ton and don’t forget something for yourself!


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