If you have not already ventured past the velvet ropes and into the wonderful world of private event shopping, an e-tail paradise where nothing is ever full price, it is time. Grab your credit cards and follow me as I take you on an e-commerce tour sure to delight and amaze.
Gilt Groupe: http://www.giltgroupe.com
Found: Jersey graphic halter dress (T-Bags)
Retail: $220 Private-sale: $78
Rue La La: http://www.ruelala.com/
Found: James Jeans "Twiggy" Baltic Skinny
Retail: $172 Private-sale: $69
Found: William Rast jeans
Retail: $200 Private-sale: $90
Billion Dollar Babes: https://www.billiondollarbabes.com/
Found: The Snap Jacket by Current Elliot
Retail: $129.50 Private-sale: $28 -are you kidding? That is just silly.
Gilt Man: http://www.giltman.com
Found: Mammut Makalu Jacket
Retail: $280 Private-sale: $138
Gilt Fuse: http://www.giltfuse.com
Found: Jeffrey Campbel Wedge Boots (NEED THESE!)
Retail: $140 Private-sale: $69
Found: Pade Vavra two color bead necklace (LOVE THIS!)
Retail: $250 Private-sale: $109
Editor's Closet: http://www.editorscloset.com
Found: Whiting & Davis ring metal evening bag
Retail: $70 Private-sale: $27
The Mini Social: http://www.theminisocial.com
Found: Hula Mula retro anchors dress (Makes me ALMOST wish I had little kids)
Retail: $72 Private-sale: $32
Targeting Web-savvy moms and dads, The Mini Social offers sales on toys, clothing, and accessories for kids. The company donates a portion of its proceeds to charities, including U.S. Fund for UNICEF and Shoe4Africa.
Enjoy the deals but don't forget to support your local boutiques, they also have great sales. Also, the rush that comes from pushing send does not replicate the sheer joy of sporting your new purchase the same day.