The latest development in online shopping is member-only websites selling designer products at large discounts. These member-only shopping sites, such as Gilt.com and Hautelook.com, notify their members of the online sales on a per-designer basis, but there’s a catch: each online sale only lasts for a limited time before “closing.”
These member-only sites work largely on the basis of generating urgency and feelings of exclusivity, and certain products sell out quite quickly. Unfortunately, sites such as HauteLook.com often do not ship products until well after the end of the sales period, so shoppers may have to give up some shipping speed in exchange for prices that are usually 50-70% off retail.
Here are some limited time only invitation codes provided by InStyle Magazine:
- Hautelook.com code: “instyle” (membership plus $20 off first purchase) until December 1, 2008.
- Gilt Groupe invite: go to http://www.gilt.com/whatsnow (membership plus $10 off first order) until November 31, 2008.
[While these offers have ended, you can still use this Gilt Groupe invitation link from Meilily to join Gilt and start shopping designer sales!)
Just wanted to let you know about a very special Bliss sale going on at blissworld.com:
The Bliss Employee Sale is going on right now for a limited time, and there have been a bunch of really nice, high-end cosmetics, skincare, and general beauty products on sale at huge discounts (up to 70% off). Products have been selling out rather quickly during this sale, but there have been great deals on products ranging from Laura Mercier and Sue Devitt makeup to MBT shoes and Wolford lingerie. Recently, Bliss even added more products to their Employee Sale online.
This is a great time to buy high-end products you normally covet but cannot afford. [Just remember, the Bliss return policy does not seem to allow returns on sale items.]
(Courtesy of the lovely ladies at Emakemeup.com)
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