Posts Tagged ‘Gilt Groupe’

Super Rare Gilt Groupe Coupon: 25% Off Your Entire Purchase – Today Only

Gilt Coupon

I think it was just last week I posted that Gilt Groupe was offering 20% off if you shopped on a mobile device, but now there’s an even better Gilt coupon! Get 25% off your entire Gilt purchase with code “GET25NOW”.

This coupon is only valid today, June 25, 2012 and the maximum discount you can receive is $50. It is not valid on Jetsetter or Gilt City purchases.

A few of the fab sales you’ll find today at Gilt include:

  • Judith Ripka
  • Badgley Mischka
  • Plenty by Tracy Reese
  • BBQ style
  • The Land of Nod – bedroom essentials for kids
  • Missoni Home
  • Jamie Young Home Accents

In short … so many fab sales! And you can get an extra 25% off sale prices at all of them! Woot!

Click here to head to Gilt now!!!

Sample Sale Pick of the Day: Kate Spade Takes Over Gilt Groupe

Kate Spade handbag sale

Kate Spade will take over the entire site for a second time this afternoon! was first roadblocked by Kate Spade’s colorful world in December and they’re doing it again today to celebrate summer – Pool Party style!

Kate Spade shoe sale

Kate Spade jewelry sale

If you spend $300 or more inside the kate spade Pool Party (limited to kate spade items only, Gilt City and Jetsetter items not included) you will receive a special beach towel worth over $60 {while supplies last}!

Kate Spade Dive In towel

Coincidentally, I just wrote about my love for this towel here.

A few other items I may add to my shopping cart before this sale is over:

Kate Spade lipstick

Kate Spade nail polish

This is an easy choice for today’s can’t-miss sale. Now, how to pass the time until the doors open at noon EST?!

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Swarovski Jewelry On Sale Today at Gilt Groupe

I may be a little biased considering my own wedding earrings are from Swarovski, but I think every last piece of jewelry made by Swarovski is stunning. I told my fiance that if he’s ever looking for something special to buy me to just stop by the Swarovski store.

If you’re also a fan of Swarovski, head on over to Gilt where a Swarovski sale just opened up. I’d actually hurry over if you’re interested … 7 minutes into the sale and a few items have already sold out! This sale does contain a few pieces that would be particularly beautiful for a wedding!

The Multicolor Crystal Oval Drop Earrings above normally sell for $150, but Gilt has them for $75.

Click here to head to Gilt now!!!

Large Selection of Wedding Related Sales Today at Gilt Groupe

Gilt Wedding Sales

Hurry on over to Gilt because in just a second they’ll have a bunch of wedding sales opening up shop! Like most wedding-related sales, I expect items to start selling out almost immediately.

You’ll find sales on Designer Dresses, Fine Jewelry, Fashion Jewelry, Shoes & Accessories, Bridal Party Ware, Grooms Ware, Wedding Lingerie, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Beauty and MORE. There’s so much going on at this sale.

It opens at noon ET. So … just about now. Hurry over!

Click here to head to Gilt now!!!

Are Sample Sale Sites a Thing of the Past?

Racked published a post yesterday about the future of sample sales, which is something I’ve been thinking about quite a bit recently.

Brian Atwood Carla Watersnake Triangle Clutch

Racked’s post was about how Brian Atwood has launched a line of full-price clutches that will ONLY be available at Gilt. The price of the Carla Watersnake Triangle Clutch above is $1,385 … definitely not a “discount” item by any means.

Here’s a great quote from the Racked post that gives a peek into where Gilt may be heading in the future:

It’s fair to say that Gilt is courting a more luxury-oriented customer than their original online sample sale concept drew. “I think brands are realizing that our customer base is not a discount shopper,” Gilt’s General Manager of Women’s Jyothi Rao told us last night. “We have a lot of products for customers that are under $150. But we also sell, on a weekly basis, several pieces of fine jewelry that are over $5000.”

I have no doubt that Gilt’s customers may be more well-to-do than the shoppers on other sample sale sites. After all, Gilt was the first to introduce their “secret” high-end site, Gilt Noir, which boasted customers such as Gwyneth Paltrow. Jetsetter, a site dedicated to vacationing followed, and then Gilt Taste, which caters to those with gourmet food tastes. Most recently, Gilt dipped their toes into full-on retail by launching men’s shopping site Park & Bond, which is by no means cheap. I would compare their prices to Barney’s or Saks.

While Gilt’s introduction of full-priced Brian Atwood clutches to their site doesn’t immediately signify the end of sample sale sites in their current format, it is interesting that the site most open to format changes has again introduced another layer to their business. The trajectory in which Gilt Groupe is headed certainly begs the question as to the future of all sample sale sites and whether all of the sites can continue to exist without changing their own models. Remember, Gilt is one of – if not the MOST – successful of the sample sale sites and they’re constantly changing their own model. From all indications, Gilt is doing quite well {though they’ve yet to turn a profit}, but would anyone really be surprised if they were to fully switch to a more traditional retail format like Park & Bond in the coming years?

As for the other sample sale sites, it definitely feels like their heyday has come and gone. New sites are still opening up, but some of them are just downright silly. I received a press release about a new site a few weeks back and every item on the site was priced exactly $1 below retail. With the exorbitant shipping prices that nearly every sample sale site charges {and this site charged $9.99}, what’s the point?

Beyond the Rack, a well-established site, has some of the highest prices in the industry.

They’re currently hosting a Tory Burch sale, and some of the prices are laughable. They list the original price of this Tory Burch Reva Clutch as $325, but they’re selling it for $319.99. A sale of 5 whopping dollars on an outdated item? No, thank you. A quick web search shows that Neiman Marcus, of all places, last sold this clutch for just $146. {Find it now on Ebay for $267.30.} Price escalation at Beyond the Rack is by no means limited to this sale. A few months ago I wrote about ridiculously priced Keurigs. The basis of sample sales was to provide access to items at discounted prices, so the format seems redundant when there aren’t any discounts to be found.


Beauty Sample Sales at Gilt Groupe: StriVectin, Korres, AlchimieForever

Gilt Groupe has beauty sales out the wazoo today. And no, I can’t think of a better way to put that. First up is StriVectin. I don’t have any experience with StriVectin, but I know Lisa is a huge fan. This stuff flies off the shelf everywhere it’s sold, so I will definitely be taking advantage of this sample sale!

This is the sale I’m most excited about – KORRES! Lisa already blogged about this sale on Tuesday, but it’s so fantabulous that I wanted to give it a second shout-out. Gilt City is offering $30 for $50 at the Korres website. Buy this. Buy this now.

Last but not least, also at Gilt City, you can get $100 of products from AlchimieForever for only $50! AlchimieForever products are pretty pricey, so getting half off will really come in handy. AlchimieForever aims to blend the best of science with the best of nature to to create “self-care through skincare.” As someone who strives to use as many natural products as possible, this sounds pretty darn good to me!

Head on over to Gilt Groupe today to take advantage of these fabulous beauty deals!

Great Bridesmaid, Groom, and Wedding Gift Ideas at Gilt Groupe Today!

Gilt Groupe is virtually overflowing with great ideas today!  First we have Kendra Scott Jewelry, which I think would make a fabulous bridesmaid gift, don’t you think?

I especially love those earrings on the far right. To die for! Kendra Scott has some gorgeous jewelry that can make any day special. Her bling looks fabulous on brides, bridesmaids, and wedding guests alike. For all of you brides out there – perhaps a beautiful Kendra Scott item would make a nice gift for your mother or mother-in-law to be?

I think another great bridesmaid gift is anything from Voluspa. I am a little more than obsessed with Voluspa candles – I think they smell incredible, and the packaging is just as delightful as the scent.

Perhaps a bride and groom you are extremely close with would like to receive some of this lovely Diane von Furstenberg bedding?

I realize that it is often extremely difficult to pick out something as personal as bedding for a couple, but it’s hard to go wrong with these gorgeous prints. We here at FF are huge DvF fans, and we think everyone else should be, too!

Last but not least, how about picking up some of these snazzy Zegna cufflinks for your groom?

Grooms definitely need some wedding-day bling as well, and these cufflinks fit the bill.  They are absolutely gorgeous and would definitely add a little something extra to the tuxedo or suit your man is wearing for your big day!

You can find all of these lovely sales at Gilt Groupe today!

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