Saturday, January 2, 2010

Designer Clothing, Handbags, Accessories & Travel: Sample Sale, Members Only Invitation Websites - I've Got Invitation Codes.

If you love shopping for designer clothing, handbags and accessories (home decor, too), and love to get these items at sale prices, you'll love Ideeli, Hautelook, RueLaLa, Beyond the Rack, One Kings Lane and Gilt Groupe. These sites offer designer items at great prices, but with a catch. Each site offers sales which only last a few days. Invitation codes are below, along with a description of each members only website.

Members only websites such as Ideeli, Hautelook, RueLaLa, Beyond the Rack, One Kings Lane, Billion Dollar Babes and Gilt Groupe feature short sales on designer clothing, handbags, accessories and more at low, discounted prices. These sales typically last around three days. During each sale, a limited number of items are available, so it’s important to shop fast.

Below some information about members only websites, along with their invitation codes. Fashion lovers, prepare to be very, very happy.

Ideeli: Ideeli is amazing because not only does the website have sales where you can buy discounted designer items, but it also has giveaways. Sales start at 11 AM EST for first row members and 12 PM EST for second row members. To join as a first row member, there is a yearly fee, and being a second row member is free. Sales last for 36 hours. This site is highly recommended for people who like high end fashion.

Hautelook: Hautelook has a great mix of items for sale. From women’s clothing, shoes and accessories to menswear and children’s wear, this is a great site for everyone. Even if clothing isn’t your thing, Hautelook is great because it offers deals on coffee makers, home accessories and home décor frequently. Sales begin at 11 AM EST.

RueLaLa: RueLaLa features a variety of great finds, and has a great shipping policy. You can shop all day long (until 10 PM) and only pay for shipping once per day, even if you check out multiple times. This is beneficial because you can only hold items in your cart for a limited amount of time without losing them, so you may need to check out more than once per day. The unlimited shipping allows you to shop multiple sales without losing the items that you want. Boutiques open at 11 AM EST.

Beyond The Rack: Beyond the Rack stands out when it comes to accessories. If you love sunglasses and handbags, you’ll love this website. This site is notable because it features a variety of very popular brands at excellent prices. Notable sales have included Betsey Johnson handbags, Buffalo by David Bitton clothing, and Juicy Couture, Versace and Theory sunglasses. (If you love sunglasses, this site is a must shop for you.)

Gilt Groupe: Gilt Groupe is the total package. Whether you like women’s fashion, men’s fashion, children’s fashion, home fashion, or travel, Gilt has something for you. If you want to sign up for Gilt's travel site, visit JetSetter. This site offers great deals on hotels and things during particular time periods. This is a travel fanatic’s dream.

Billion Dollar Babes: This website features three sales per week, and features prices up to 85% off of retail. Like Ideeli, you can become a premium member. When you do this, you enter to win a $500 shopping spree each month.

Modnique is another good one. It features a lot of great sales. This is one of my absolute favorites.

Reverse (by Revolve) is a great site which has sales from lots of excellent brands. This is a must see for those who enjoy shopping for many fashion brands at a time. This is an excellent members only fashion site.

One King’s Lane: This site specifically features home décor items. If you love having a beautiful home, this site is for you. From towels to clocks to everything in between, this site is a home decorator's paradise.

SniqueAway gives you deep discounts of some very luxurious travel. If you love to visit places around the world, SniqueAway is sure to be a favorite of yours.

gives you amazing deals on spa visits, restaurants and items in your local area, as well as featuring great prices at national chains, like Barnes and Noble. There's something for everyone on Groupon, and new sales are posted daily.

While many of these websites typically focus on designer clothing, handbags and accessories, they also feature other desirable items, like home accessories (bedding and home décor), high end coffee makers and cooking utensils, skin care items, baby clothing, tableware and more.

Websites such as Ideeli, Hautelook, RueLaLa, Beyond the Rack, One Kings Lane, Reverse by Revolve and Gilt Groupe are great because of the great deals that they offer, but also have an element of challenge to them. Since items are limited, sales can sell out quickly. As such, you’ll need to log on right away when sales start to purchase some of the more popular items. When you log in, if you want an item, put it in your cart right away. When you do this, you reserve the item for ten minutes. Watch out, though, because if you don’t check out during that time frame, you may lose your item to another shopper.
Each site allows you to sign up for daily reminders so you know which sales will be starting each day. This is great for fashionistas who want to grab their items immediately when designer sales begin.

Another amazing site is Bluefly. Featuring designer clothing at deeply discounted prices, this website has a lot of affordable, amazing options.

Interested in learning about what brands are offered? Here are some brands that I’ve seen on the websites. Juicy Couture, Splendid, Ed Hardy, Burberry, Buffalo by David Bitton, C&C California, Gucci, Fendi, Romeo & Juliet Couture, Gaggia, Baby Star, Towle Silversmith, Omaha Steaks, Badgley Mischka and more.

A big perk of these websites is that you can refer friends. When each person you invite makes a purchase, you get a credit between $10 and $25 (depending on the site) towards a future purchase of your own. Note that each link I’ve provided is an invitation code, so you can join each of these sites and refer your friends.

Looking for daily sale information? Sign up for Covet Mail by visiting Covet's website. This service will send you daily emails alerting you about sales from your favorite designers. A great thing about this site is that when you sign up, the website analyzes your style and taste in fashion and sends you links to clothing that it thinks that you will like.

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