"What! You got that from Gilt?" is a common envious reaction I have when my bargainista friend shows me her latest cyber buys. She is a true bargain eshopper — someone who is dedicated and consistent towards the art of online shopping. As for me, I can never sit still long enough to diligently pore over countless clothing images online. If you're a big fan of Gilt Groupe, check out these other sites that will help you score designer items at a steal.
- Rue La La: Another savvy find, Rue La La runs two-day sales that start at 10 a.m. EST for all kinds of merchandise. When I was surfing through the site, I spotted everything from luxurious comforters to Diane von Furstenburg shoes, and even furniture for kids. Looking at their upcoming sales, Rue La La almost seems to be a hybrid of Gilt and Groupon, because mixed in with the product sales are discounted Culinary Institute of America classes.
- Ideeli: If you decide to join the ranks of the three million Ideeli members, you'll be able to buy goods at 80 percent off. Further, items on sale come in a wide variety that includes apparel, accessories, home products, beauty items, trips, and clothing for kids. Things that caught my eye were the flirty Betsey Johnson dresses for about 70 percent off and lava tech hair dryers on sale at around a 40 percent discount.
- HauteLook: Check into this site everyday, and you'll find 48-hour deals for items like designer apparel, getaways, home furnishings for 50 to 75 percent off. My favorite finds were 7 For All Mankind Jeans that were going for 60 percent off the regular price and the cutest baby dresses for half off by celebrity mom Ali Landry.