Thursday, October 8, 2009

E-Commerce: A New Way of Saving

I want to take some time to talk about online boutiques and online sales.  The specific websites I am referring to are Rue La La, Hautelook, and Gilt Groupe to name a few.  These online boutiques have sales going on every day on everything from jewelry to shoes to appliances and everything in between.  These sales are for limited amounts of time (usually a few days), but the savings are amazing! How amazing? Well, right now Elie Tahari coats are 55% off on Hautelook.  And over on Rue La La, Cole Haan bags and shoes are half off original prices.  Gilt Group sells items up to 70% off and even has a travel site for shoppers who want great travel deals.  Does all of this sound too good to be true? It’s not.

Another great e-commerce site is Shop It To Me.  This site is personalized to your specific needs.  You just fill out a form with all of your measurements and pick your top brands.  The company looks at websites from designers and department stores and e-mails you when your favorite pieces are on sale in your size.  They do the work, you save the time and cash.

So how do you become a member of these exclusive online boutiques? Just go to their websites, listed below, and register with your e-mail address.  Every time a sale is starting or ending, you will receive an e-mail update.  Becoming a member of these sites is a quick and easy way to get great clothes and accessories while saving a lot of money.  And right now, on Rue La La, you can even get $10 credit for referring friends to the site.  And over on Gilt Groupe, you get $25 for referring friends. Now those are pretty good deals!  Check out these online boutiques, and I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Sales coming up on Rue La La include Dolce and Gabanna, Bare Escentuals, and Narciso Rodriguez.  Gilt Groupe has Narciso Rodriquez accessories and Elizabeth and James sales going on right now.  And on the Hautelook site, Paige Premium Denim and Via Spiga have sales during October. 

Happy Shopping! or


  1. Do you buy a lot of stuff online? I like the idea of online - it's quick, easy, usually cheaper, and can be delivered to your home, but for some reason I'm always skeptical about buying stuff online. I'll send these links to my sister though. She might be different.

  2. These websites are great because you can save so much money on designer items. The deals are too good to pass up!

  3. Katie, I use literally every website you suggested, shop them all the time, you really can find amazing fashion at great prices. Look what I just found on Gilt!

    Its the jumpsuit Padma wore at Cannes and on Top Chef!

  4. Great find, Cami! That jumpsuit is gorgeous! Thanks for commenting!