If you don't live in NYC but would love to have access to luxury private sample sales...let me introduce you to my guilty pleasure...shopping at sample sales price!
Hautelook, Gilt Groupe & Ruelalaa are three web companies that provide private sample sales at prices up to 70% off retail.
The way it works is they usually announce the companies they are going to have a private sale on. Each sample sale lasts only online for 36hs usually and many items sells out very quickly. The trick is to check time and date of a sale from a company you are interested in and then make sure you log on time.
Membership is free and you are not required to purchase anything...you can just window shop!
You can find Puma tennis shoes for $40, or Citizen jeans for $60, polo kids T-shirts for 18 and so much more..the idea is to look Fabulous and as little as possible!
Here are the links:
Hautelook You can just log in and create your account.
Rue La La It's private invitation only but you can go to new member and under a friend invited me just use my email email@example.com
Gilt Groupe Also a private invitation but you can use the following link to sign in http://www.gilt.com/invite/sashae
If you have any problem signing in please do not hesitate to post a comment or send me an emial to firstname.lastname@example.org.