Best Kept Secrets

April 6, 2009 by

You’re hanging on to being a fashionista by a thread. The idea of a recessionista frightens you. Worry no more. With these best kept, online shopping secrets, you don’t have to let on that your bank account is tight.
 
Who: Gilt Groupe
What: Invite-only access to limited time luxury designer sales at up to 70% off. With names like Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs and more, Gilt Groupe is literally a fashion maven’s gold mine.
Where: Gilt.com
When: Christian Louboutin goes on sale April 8 at 11 a.m. (Dallas time).
Why: Because you want to get your hands on those red soles (minus the $1,000 price tag). Oh, and because they do men, women, kids and home.
 
Who: Billion Dollar Babes
What: The online sample sale source. Three, 48-hour sales a week means perfect variety at perfect prices.
Where: Billiondollarbabes.com
When: Right now? A fab Cosabella sale.
Why: Because we all want exclusive access to exclusive deals.
 
Who: Ideeli
What: Deeply discounted designer sales (everything from sunglasses to gowns) and giveaways.
Where: Ideeli.com
When: Sales and giveaways don’t last long. But with a deep lineup of designers it’s no sweat if you miss one. A Vivienne Tam sale starts April 8 and their giving away a Roger Vivier clutch this week (but with a secret start time/date, you’ll have to click to find out when.)
Why: It’s always fun to find that some great things in life do come for free.
 
All the sites listed are invite only, if you’d like an invite comment or e-mail smustyle@gmail.com. It’ll be our little secret.

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2 Comments

  • Reply kga April 7, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    i’d definitely like an invite, if you’d be so kind!

  • Reply nms April 12, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    I’d love to be invited if you so please!

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