While Arizona may be stocked with boutiques and high-end stores like Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Barney’s New York (in T-minus 107 days, yay!) we don’t have access to the designer sample sales in LA and New York. The good thing is, just like this other online sample sale retailer I blogged about before, there’s a slew of others that host the same (if not better!) sample sales you’d find in big cities.
Even better, it’s not like you have to wait around for their twice-a-year specials, these offers are emailed to you daily! One of my favorites is GiltGroupe.com. This online sample sale retailer sells goods for men, women and children. You’ll even find handbags and accessories too. You have to be personally invited to join and once you are a member sales are emailed to you daily, usually lasting about 36 hours.
Instead of waiting for the daily emails, you can plan your sales ahead by clicking on the Website’s calendar which lists all upcoming sale events. It’s best to sign on as soon as sales start as quantities and sizes are limited and the great stuff gets snapped up fast!
Interested in joining? Follow this link here, for your personal invitation to become a member. Once you’re signed up you can also invite friends to join and receive credit for you to shop after they’ve made their first purchase.
So what kind of goodies can you find on sale at Gilt Groupe?
Christian Lacroix, Felix Ray, ADAM, D&G Dolce & Gabbana, Helen Kaminski, Vera Wang Lavendar Label, Christian Louboutin, Tory Burch, Stuart Weitzman, Peter Som, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Judith Ripka, 7 for all Mankind, Cynthia Rowley, Baccarat jewelry, Converse John Varvatos, Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, James Jeans, Alice Ritter, Y-3, Notte by Marchesa, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen, J. Lindeberg and many many more.
As far how great of a discount, I peeked into today’s sale and found:
A Christian Lacroix silk brocade high-waisted pencil skirt that retails for $2,750. Gilt Groupe’s price is $698.
An amazing Christian Lacroix silk chiffon abstract-print caftan that’s originally $8,250 retail price. Gilt Group sale price is $2,098.
A Vera Wang Lavendar Label ruffle neck dress that retails for $495. Gilt Group’s price is just $148.
And many many more. The luxury men’s, women’s and children’s fashion is offered at up to 70% off the retail price. And the best part is, there’s a sale everyday.