As I sent out notice of our new blog to everyone I knew, my dear friend, La-Voe, sent me a email: “This website may interest you…” Curiosity peeked, I signed up for this “By Invitation Only” site and realized in a moment that THIS SITE IS AMAZING. In fact, a site like this might convince everyone to open up their wallets and single handedly pull us out of this recession! No fears. StyleBluePrint will show you how to be “invited!”
The Gilt Groupe
The Gilt Groupe is a website accessing the sample sales in New York City. Subscribers to Daily Candy/New York know the tangible frustration that each posting of the NY sample sales evokes. It’s a bittersweet moment. Your first thought is, “I want to go, but I can’t!” Here is your rescue remedy www.giltgroupe.com.
The Gilt Groupe is a company on the fast track after securing 5 million in venture capital. Besides an impressive line of women’s fashions and jewelry, they have men’s, children’s, and home accessories.
This is copy straight from the “invitation” that will arrive via email:
“Dear (insert your name):
Please accept this invitation to join Gilt Groupe
Gilt Groupe provides access, by invitation only, to men’s and women’s coveted fashion and luxury brands at prices up to 70% off retail. Each sale lasts 36 hours and features hand selected styles from a single designer. From Valentino to Catherine Malandrino and Diesel, we offer a selection of merchandise at a range of prices.
First Come, First Served. All sales take place only on www.gilt.com and our full collection of merchandise is always available at the start of the sale, so be sure to log on early.”
So, once you become a member, you receive emails with details of THE SALE: when it starts and ends and what designers are featured. If you delay your decision to purchase, most items will be sold out. Here are a few of the designers are on sale or soon to be featured: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, and Jill Stuart.
So, here is your invitation to join:
Scroll down this page while looking at the right side until you see “Pages.” Click on the right hand side of this screen under “Contact Us.” Either Elizabeth or Liza will send your special invite. Aren’t we nice?
Indulge yourself in guilty pleasure and sign up to be a member of the Gilt Groupe.
A brief excerpt from their website tells the story of their friendship and background:
Alexis and Alexandra would always create something innovative together. For Alexis and Alexandra, the question was never “if” but rather “when.” Alexis returned from the West, her proving ground was Silicon Valley as a founding member of eBay, while Alexandra hailed from the East coast, blazing a trail up 5th Avenue with tenures at both Bulgari and Louis Vuitton. Once the concept was hammered out, it was an instantaneous success.