With the popularity of fast fashion and by-the-minute trends the idea that you can actually purchase clothing, shoes, accessories etc. that will not only last a lifetime, but potentially for generations (my grandmother has a wardrobe full of fabulous pieces she has passed down which I hope will end up in my closet one day) has been all but lost. The types of pieces I’m talking about don’t have to fit into this season’s trends and don’t necessarily even have to be expensive… So where am I going with all this talk of inexpensive, vintage worthy items? Sample sale and private sale boutique websites! These sites offer designer digs you’ll surely keep forever no matter the season, the fads, the trends, or the current ‘it’ piece.
Gilt.com is a Members only website that provides instant insider access to today’s top designer labels, at up to 60% off retail. Become a member and find something new every day for women, men, kids and home as well as exclusive local services and experiences, and one-of-a-kind travel packages.
Sign up to become a member (it’s free) and purchase great items like this Dolce & Gabbana Silk Crepe Skirt, $249 from $620. .. You have 3 days left before this shop closes!
This chic black trench coat by Elie Tahari comes from one of my favorite ‘Sample Sale’ sites, Ruelala.com . The Rue la la team defines themselves as an invitation-only destination for a life of style. Where Members delight in discovering private sale Boutiques that open daily – and stay open only for a short time. A community where Members shape the experience – and enhance the excitement – by inviting their friends. A place where they discover some of the most sought-after brands in fashion, accessories, footwear, home, travel, wine, gourmet food, local services, and more.
One of the newest discount sites on the block comes from one of our favorite stores, Saks Fifth Avenue. The company launched their website Saks Fashion Fix in 2011 and is open to anyone who registers with saksfifthavenue.com. Designer, well everything, is offered at up to 80% off MSRP, which makes this fashion girl extremely happy!
This Alexis Hudson studded and embossed crossbody bag is just one example of the fabulous items you can purchase from this site. Currently on sale for $99, orginially $325, this is a handbag I can most definitely see myself handing down to my future fashionista daughter.
By Kristianne Young