Gilt.com is an online shopping destination with a difference – think of it like a site, curated by a stylish friend, that offers you a minimum of 50% off current and past season designer womens, mens, kids and homewares.The site says ‘members only’ but all you need to join is an email and a password. Up until now, it’s only been available to our brethren in the US and Japan but as of today, we too can take advantage of its fabulousness, and until Tuesday, shipping is free!
Every day at 5pm, at least 20 new sales are added to the site for 36 hours and it’s first come first served – the item is in your basket for 10 minutes and if you haven’t bought it by then, someone else probably will. The fastest sale they’ve had took place in 0.2 seconds! Like we said, you gotta be quick! The site has over 5 million members worldwide so competition is fierce.
Prices are currently listed in US$ (probably not for long) and converted when you check out but we think that makes it a touch sweeter as, depending on the exchange rate, you know you’re saving around a third off the dollar price. They do a handy size translation as who can remember the difference between a US10 and a UK10?
They work with brands like Zac Posen, D&G, Alexander McQueen and Versace but we think they are best on US designers; they have the home team advantage so are generally cheaper.
We saw Tracy Reese heeled loafers for $79 (£50), Emilio Pucci trousers for $149 (£94) and a Blush Lingerie bra for $24 (£15).
If you want in, join here.