Join a flash sales site and you'll get insider type pricing that's unheard of on new designer goods at retail. These daily deals require that you just submit an email and contact info to get started, then wait until the flash sale begins. Although the merchandise mix varies by site, you're sure to save huge money on brand new merchandise.
The standard by which the other flash sales sites are measured is Gilt.com which was founded in 2007 as a way to take New York-type sample sales to the internet masses. Sign up and get access to daily deals that save you up to 60% off the newest, hottest designer apparel and accessories for women, children and men. The sales start at noon, EST, and last for 36 hours. Best of all, on most purchases, you can return it within 21 days.
Amazon.com's version of the members-only flash sales site is beautiful. Not only are the models videoed in clothes, but it's a slick site that's easy to navigate. Best of all: free shipping. Fairly standard return policy (21 days for most items.)
This daily deals site offers products at up to 75% starting at 8 AM PST in everything from women's and men's fashion to travel. We like that they also have beauty products on sale. Twenty-one day return policy on most items.
4. Rue La La
Look for members-only pricing (all it takes is a quick, free registration) on brands like Badgle Mischka, Milly. Ellen Tracy and more. The sales only last a few days (two or three). Although the company doesn't advertise a standard percentage off, the sales we've seen were substantial (a $250 coverup sold for $99.90). Rue La La offers a 30-day return policy.
Has a nice selection of lower-priced (under $50) items which can be difficult to find at some of the designer members-only private sales sites. Most items returnable within 14 day.s
This site has says it offers prices up to 75% off, and we saw some good prices on brands like Prada. Unfortunately, most of the looks we saw were only in one size (which is why the site says it doesn't allow for exchanges.) The site does, however, have a 14 day return policy if you leave the security tag in place.