According to Target’s website:
Mark your calendar and register below. Beginning Friday, August 20, Target is partnering with Gilt Groupe, the invitation-only shopping site, for an exclusive 36-hour preview-shopping event of select pieces from Target’s newest designer collaborations with John Derian, Tucker and Mulberry.
The sale is only up for 36 hours, and as a member of various sample sale sites…I can honestly say things go fast. Remember that dreaded Outnet sale? I am not saying Salepocalyspe will happen again, but everyone is gearing up for this sale.
Sign up here.
Who felt this way. Racked NY and I are on the same page here.
From Racked NY:
The Outnet, e-tailer Net-a-Porter’s answer to Yoox, bowed today. The site’s filled with merchandise from designers like Philip Lim, Rick Owens, Marc Jacobs and Anna Sui at 30 to 60% off (which, mind you, is still pricey). There are bag, shoe, clothing and accessories sections, and a page called “Dress Me” where shoppers pick from categories like “Chic Essentials: Stylish Denim” and “Wear This Forever: Iconic Dresses” and are redirected to another page showing an assortment of those items. They’re also taking inspiration from sample sale sites like Gilt, and planning some “Flash Sales”, aka 72 hour online super sales. The first one, a spring dress sale, is happening in 8 days, 2 hours, 49 minutes and 30 or so seconds. Yes—there’s a countdown clock.
I just got the email today that let me know that Net-a-Porter’s The Outnet went live today. They have designer pieces up to 60% off. Even with the 60% though it still isn’t enough for me. Many items are still in the thousand dollar range, but a good many items aren’t. Shoes and accessories are the cheapest items on the site.
They also have things called Flash Sales. They have a sale called Going Going Gone, where you wait to pay the lowest price for that item as the clock winds down. If you buy the item too early you could miss out on the low price. If you wait too long, the item might be sold out. They also have 72 hour pop up sales that kind of remind me of the sample sale websites. They will also have Giveaways where you can get free designer items. YAY! Jai loves free items. Who doesn’t?
The thing I love the best is the Dress Me page where you can shop by occasion, trend, time period, etc. It is kind of like Forever 21’s shop by outfit feature. The Outnet calls it their “Instant Outfit Solution.”
Photos from The Outnet.