Kate Spade Takes Over Gilt.com!

If you’re ready to check a few names off your gift-giving list this year, then you must check out Kate Spade on Gilt.com! Today, Kate Spade is taking over the popular website, offering everything from apparel and accessories to handbags and shoes. All of the items available for sale are offered at exclusive prices you won’t find anywhere else – you’ll even see some of Deborah Llyod’s handpicked faves!

Below, check out a sneak peek of some of the items up for grabs. If you want to see the entire collection, head on over to Gilt and get shopping!

Cobble Hill Darby Gilt $179 Original $318
Primerose Hill Goldie Satchel Gilt $239 Original $428
Chambers Street Carlyle Satchel Gilt $169 Original $368
Mansfilled Liv Satchel Gilt $239 Original $428

Rainey Flared Eyelet Dress Gilt $239 Original $478
Selita Cotton Lace Dress Gilt $249 Original $578
Carissa Flared Shirt Dress Gilt $179 Original $378
Amanda Cotton Sheath Gilt $179 Original $378

Statement Necklace Gilt $89 Original $178
Bib Necklace Gilt $135 Original $248
Linear Earrings Gilt $38 Original $68

Becca Flat Gilt $149 Original $298
Leanna Pump Gilt $169 Original $325
Devon Satin Pump Gilt $135 Original $298
Cala Bootie Gilt $229 Original $375

Happy shopping, ladies!

Enter Gilt Home’s Facebook Photo Contest to Win a Home Makeover

There are big things on the horizon at Gilt, ladies – including an exciting contest to celebrate the re-launch of Gilt Home. To enter the contest, visit Gilt’s facebook page; “like” Gilt, and submit a photo and description of a decor dilemma you are currently experiencing in your home.

Other fans can vote on your entry each day, so make sure to share your contest submission with friends and family for a chance to win one of two amazing prizes.

1. Gilt will pick their favorite submission and present the winner with a $3,000 credit to Gilt Home along with a consultation with a Gilt Home designer, OR

2. The submission that receives the most votes will be awarded a $1,000 credit to Gilt Home.

What are you waiting for? Enter now!

Get $25 Credit for a $125 Purchase at Gilt

If you’re in the mood to shop, get on over to Gilt.com and get a $25 credit when you spend $125.  In accounting parlance, that’s a 20% return on your investment!  Details below:

When you spend $125 on select sales, including “Well-dressed: Fun Dresses up to 75% Off,” “Bright Ideas: Bags in Every Color,” “Neutral Territory: Beige Is the New Black,” and “Flying Colors: Gems, Stones and More,” you can get $25 credited to your account!

We’re dressing you from head to toe this Friday and giving you your greatest savings yet, with everything you’ll need to pull that perfect look together and make a statement. From chic dresses by designers like Geren Ford and Mara Hoffman, who’s signature understated silhouettes and lightweight, flowy frocks are the perfect match for bold statement necklaces from tons of brands with lots of color. Our jewelry sale is also offering tons of colorful, oversized cocktail rings, shoulder-grazing earrings, multi-strand necklaces and textured cuffs, all which are perfect to pair with the selection of beige and neutral accessories that are as on-trend as ever that can be found in our “Neutral Territory: Beige Is the New Blacksale.

Event runs today, Friday August 13th.  For more details, visit Gilt.com

Not a member of Gilt.com yet?  Click here to join. 

Sample Sale Alert: Vera Wang Collection on Gilt Groupe!

Sometimes, you need to go out and have a good time… whether it’s a date night that you’re craving, or a girl’s night out (complete with cosmos and gossip!), the right outfit will turn your mood from dull to dramatic.

Vera Wang is known for her ability to dress women well. She knows how to make every figure look great and, with today’s Gilt deal, your wallet will still look great too!

Starting at 12pm EST, you’ll be able to pick some of the best looks from Vera Wang Collection at discounts that will make your head spin.

Click here to go to Gilt Groupe NOW!

Top Sample Sale Sites for Beauty

You’ll notice that there will be a couple of overlapping sites from this and the fashion list. Why? Because some of these companies really know who their demographic is, and they know how to cater to them.

Here is my list for the top five sample sale sites that do the best job with offering beauty products. Whether that’s all they sell, or they offer it in addition to something else, these are the ones who do it right. Want to know number one? Read on, darling!

5. Three-way Tie between ideeli (They’ve had some great exclusive releases, like the new Aveeno line), Gilt (high end items and things you won’t find elsewhere, like the Blueprint Cleanse and Clarisonic) and Rue La La (Beauty is definitely not something they keep high on their list… they like their fashion and accessories most).

4. Editor’s Closet: This site gets overlooked a lot. I’m not 100% sure why… maybe the prices aren’t as great, but I have made some fabulous purchases there, and they have been known to have a killer beauty sale every now and then.

3. Billion Dollar Babes: I’ve seen everything from Orly and SpaRitual nail polishes to Stila and different skin care lines. Always fun and the prices are pretty fantastic.

2. The Skinny: When all you do is beauty sales, you’re bound to be pretty good at it… and The Skinny is. Good prices, decent selection within the brand… but they usually only feature one to two brands at a time. If there were more, this site would easily be number one.

1. Hautelook: Ahh yes, the wonderful Hautelook. They seem to have the best selection of hard-to-find beauty products (I’ve bought Butter London polishes and Lorac makeup just since January… and I haven’t seen either of those brands on any other site) and their prices are usually outstanding. Sure, they don’t always have a beauty sale, but when they do, they make it count.

Love these choices… or think I missed one very important site? Let us know in the comments, or email me!

To see more of Jaime’s work, check out DenimDebutante.com.

Top Five Sample Sale Sites for Fashion

Sample Sale sites are amazing ways to access health, beauty, fashion and lifestyle items that normally would be out of our (okay, my) reach, and they’re priced to make these luxuries an easy and fun way to add some more glam and style to your lifestyle.

Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing with you my top five sample sale sites for a couple of different genres (including beauty, accessories and more), but I thought that we’d start with the one that gets most people hooked: Fashion.

5. Rue La La: one of the original sample sale sites, Rue La La has done a great job of growing with their fan base. They have a couple of issues that lead them to be listed at number five (extremely slow shipping, higher prices and minimal quantities which equal fast sellouts) but the site has been known to get some amazing brands that the others can’t touch.

4. Hautelook: Flexible shipping costs is the name of Hautelook, and it’s one of the reasons they’re so fabulous. Their ship time is slightly faster than Rue La La, and they have a fun assortment of fashion options for men, women and children (I’ve even seen some pet fashions, too!). Hautelook tends to have the most sales listed daily… usually around 14 total.

3. ideeli: Because of past experiences with ideeli (and some amazingly stellar buys that I’ve come across), they land at number three. I’ve heard of some issues with the company but, other than extended shipping times (yes, you have to be very, VERY patient with most of these sample sale sites… but the price is worth the wait!), I haven’t encountered them. I shop almost exclusively from their ideeli red sales, because they tend to have the best markdowns.

2. Billion Dollar Babes: I got hooked on BDB after a couple of awesome denim sales, and I’ve found some amazing steals on the site (like a pair of $242 Current/Elliott jeans for under $30!). Slow shipping is a given, but they can have some amazing prices. Usually, Billion Dollar Babes only hosts new sales three days a week (Mon, Wed, Fri) with three sales each… wish they had more!

1. Gilt Groupe: How many of you are surprised that Gilt made number one? … none of you? Oh. Well, there’s a reason for that. Gilt is the best in the business because of two things: great selection and great prices. Another big bonus that has happened more recently? Their shipping costs, while high, are actually paying for shipping, because you can get your stuff quickly. I’ve been known to receive same week deliveries from Gilt. And, with their expansion into Gilt Fuse (a more affordable Gilt), Gilt Man and a few others, they just keep rising.

Do you agree with this list, or think there’s a site that got left out? Any sites you haven’t tried yet… or have a personal favorite? Share it with me in the comments or by email… you can decide who really takes the cake!

To see more of Jaime’s work, check out DenimDebutante.com.

Jewelry Sale on Gilt Fuse – Everything Under $50

gilt jewelry sale

Jewels alert! GILT Fuse is featuring pieces from AV Max, Bellissima, Danielle Stevens and Nicole Apostoli for Presh that are all under $50! Layer on the bangles and chains, ladies — there’s a lot to choose from in this sale. Studded leather cuffs, fringe earrings and beaded necklaces are fashion-forward and recession-friendly.

Sale starts today (12/5/2009) at noon EST on Gilt Fuse. Great gift idea for any ladies on your Christmas list! Excellent opportunity to impress your mother in law too… ;-)

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