What was once reserved for the rich and famous is now available to you online.
Most of these sites are "members only" and require that you join to shop, which consists of signing up sometimes for a fee. Once you're in you can buy high end luxury merchandise at bargain basement prices.
Items once reserved for those with VIP entre into the sample sales of the fashion world are now available to online shoppers of all means. Designer labels don't lose their exclusivity by inundating the discount stores. The overabundance of merchandise can be sold without overexposure in the retail market.
Check out the links below to find shopping sites and VIP retail event clubs.
Members of Gilt Groupe shop for deep discounted designer labels. Everything from watches and sunglasses to shoes and bedding are available for quick delivery. Check out this interview with Susan Lyne from Gilt Groupe as she discusses the service with BusinessWeek.
Rue La La
Sign up and join to shop for exclusive deals on wine, skin care, jewelry and more. Boutiques are open for shopping for 12-24 hours at a time on specified days and for special retail events.
One Kings Lane
Find up to 70% off private home décor items. E-gift cards are available and joining is simple.
There is cashmere, designer pillows and much more in designer accessories for decorating and gift giving.
This member's site is set up like a fashion show. For a members fee you can get "First Row" status and can get an early first look at designer merchandise at special deep discounted pricing.
This is an exclusive member only shopping experience for items available for purchase to the market for a short time during unique shopping events.
Luxury watches are beyond luxury, beyond retail. Free shipping and free returns make shopping easy and risk free. No membership necessary.
A member of the Guilt Groupe, this site offers discounts on travel and travel packages. Membership is at the discretion of the site.
This is the original online sales event club. You'll find fashion, clothing, high tech and more. They offer designer brands for smart shoppers all over Europe.
This site offers that, "fell off the truck" feeling for luxury and designer items. You get; "one day, one deal". Once it's gone it's gone. Join the hit list!
Beyond the Rack
This is a pay to join site which offers, private shopping, authentic brands and limited time events.
Exclusive merchandise is discounted 70%.
Shop it to me
This site offers free membership to shop at deep discounted prices for all of your favorite
designer brands and labels.