Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The New Hotness: Invitation Only Designer Deals

Over the past couple months I have been hearing a lot of buzz and receiving invitations for some designer discount sites, gilt.com and ruelala.com. These are like exclusive online sample sales. They open the sale at a specific time and then the items are available for sale for 36-48 hours. But let me tell you, they usually sell out quick! The catch is, they are invitation only sites. (If you're interested in joining, send me an emailand I will send you an invitation.)

Gilt was started by two Harvard undergraduate and business school alums and focuses on designers like Oscar de la Renta, Valentino, Carolina Herrera, and Dolce and Gabbana. If you refer a friend, they'll pay you $25 when they place their first order. Even though items are significantly discounted, they still tend to be expensive. However, they sometime have pieces that you've never seen in a store. This is great for you fashionistas who like exclusive pieces!

Rue La La has brands like Anne Klien, 7 for all Mankind, and Kate Spade. If you refer a friend, they'll pay you $10 when they place their first order. Rue La La is overall more reasonably priced than Gilt and the designers are not as high end. (thanks, Danielle!)

Update: Also email me if you're interested in HauteLook, Editor's Closet or Regent's Secret.

1 comment:

Miss Elle said...

Those sites sound amazing! I've actually never heard of them - but I love hearing about new, secret sites!

The only site like that of which I'm familiar is Haute Look which has designer sample sales almost every day for 16-ish hours. It's wonderful and the deal - amazing!