One of my favorite invite-only sites, Gilt Groupe, launched three new web services – Gilt Fuse, Gilt Man, and JetSetter. While this isn’t news to those in-the-know, I thought it was a great way to get back in the game of blogging since I’ve been MIA due to a heavy workload. Which means that this post wasn’t paid for from the gang at Gilt. I just love the site THAT much and think you should too.
For those who have never heard or Gilt Groupe, allow me to give you a brief history. First and foremost – it is an invitation-only shopping experience that launched in November, 2007. Invite-only, “uggghhhh” you say? Well, if you love fashion and beauty as much as you say you do the idea of an invite-only online shopping experience has you thinking “OMG WHYYYY am I not invited!!!” instead of rolling your eyes this very moment.
Here are the basics…
Invitation Only Shopping – You have to be invited by a friend to shop the site, which features inventory up to 70% off retail.
First Come, First Served – Each sale lasts 36 hours and features hand selected styles from a single designer. Inventory sells out FAST, so pay attention to the advance preview and mark the sale on your calendar. Be ready shop. Word to the wise, add anything you think you like to your cart immediately because chances are when you finish scrolling through the fab styles and go back to make your selection it won’t be available anymore. The sales are THAT great.
To introduce each brand, Gilt features designer bios and reels to give you a preview of upcoming sales, must-have pieces and featured designers. Again, take this time to browse and if it is collection you think you might be interested in, mark it the sale on your calendar.
As if the shopping on Gilt wasn’t fab enough (so says I with the great Cynthia Rowley bag purchased with ZERO “guilt”), they geneses behind the glam expanded their offering to include a mix and match haven, a shopping destination for men, and sample sales for the travel-forward.
Born out of membership requests for more styles, fresh talent and fashion that is “sometimes edgy, sometimes boho, sometimes downtown, but always fashion-forward.” Gilt Fuse is your place to mix and match and play with personal style.
The Gilt Man
Easy shopping for guys. Plain and simple, but chic and sophisticated. They walk the walk and talk the talk. Even the description speaks to the male target. “We’ve got everything you need for sports, dates, weekends and work. Shopping here couldn’t be easier: you see a picture of something you like, pick a size and a color, and we send it to you in a box.”
My newest obsession! I actually get excited when I see an email from Jetsetter pop up in my inbox. This site provides exclusive access to insider travel deals. Sales are limited time offers while availability lasts. Properties don’t pay to be listed – they are hand-selected by the Gilt/Jetsetter team.
So, if you aren’t already a member, sign up using my invite codes below.
Gilt Fuse: http://bit.ly/QyAsl
Gilt Man: http://bit.ly/3YHM6m
Stay connected with their iPhone app, follow the inside scoop on their blog, and never miss a sale with their desktop clock widget.