Private online sample sales offer huge discounts on sample designer items. Just like TJMaxx and Marshalls, these private online shopping clubs purchase excess inventory directly from the manufacturer and designers, then sell them to consumers at lower costs than department stores. Sounds amazing right? It is.
I’ve complied a list of my favorites. These private online shops will get you started looking your designer fabulous at affordable prices. Enjoy!
1. Gilt Group – On Gilt you have access to the top names in fashion and luxury at up to 70% off retail. Membership is free. (www.gilt.com)
2. Rue La La – The destination for 2-day-only Boutiques, filled with the designers you love at private sale prices. It’s free, fabulous, but it is invitation-only. So find a friend and have them invite you! (www.ruelala.com)
3. HauteLook – Features top fashion, lifestyle, beauty, and home products at discounted prices of over 50% off for men, women, and kids. Membership is free and it’s open for everyone that wants to join. (www.hautelook.com)
4. ideeli – This one features shopping events that that gives members privileged access to not only sought-after products in fashion, home and beauty, but also to luxury lifestyle experiences like fashion shows and sold-out concerts. Their products are highly sought after items that are reduced by as much as 80% of the retail price. ideeli is invite-only (just like Rue La La) but membership is free. (www.ideeli.com)