Unless you've been living under a rock for the past year, you've probably heard of flash-sale sites like the Gilt Group and Rue La La. These online retailers often partner with celebrities and designers to offer high-end items at ridiculously reduced prices, allowing savvy shoppers to score...

• French flash sale site Vente-Privée has partnered with American Express, which will provide funding for the site's U.S. launch within the next year. • As part of her stint as a mentor to the remaining contestants on American Idol this week, Lady Gaga wore a pair of shoes with heels shaped...

This week, Saks Fifth Avenue launched their very own online flash sale site -- Saks Fashion Fix. They've been toying with the idea for weeks, popping up little one off "flash sales" via alerts to email subscribers. But, it's now official, Saks has its very own daily flash sale site complete...

The market may be saturated with all sorts of daily deal and flash sale sites, but a new "private shopping community" called Kembrel has an interesting take on the e-tail trend: target college kids. Kembrel partners with companies appealing to the college-aged market (American Apparel,...

. As many know, RueLaLa is a dominant player in the flash sale market, that is where we have found Brooks Brothers on sale. RueLaLa.com Along with the retailer's edgier, pricier Black Fleece line. RueLaLa.com Vineyard Vines also calls RueLaLa home for its flash...

The discount designer sale site economy is expanding today with the addition of Belle and Clive, a flash sales site from the founders of Bluefly. Women's Wear Dailyreportsthe new site will debut new sales every day around noon, just like its cousins Gilt and Rue La La. The biggest difference...

one of the biggest challenges flash-sale sites face. Emails are the primary way of disseminating deals, but after a while web shoppers can tune out and unsubscribe. This was even more true as more flash-sale sites came on the scene and as active shoppers subscribed to more than one flash-sale...

Flash sale sites are popping up everywhere these days, and Saks Fifth Avenue is jumping on the bandwagon. Joining the likes of Ruelala, Gilt Groupe and eBay, the luxury clothing store will launch its flash sale site, Saks Fashion Fix, tomorrow. Saks was one of the first full-price retailers...

AFP Amazon Joins the Fashion Flash-Sale Bandwagon Wall Street Journal (blog) Amazon.com jumped on the fashion flash-sale bandwagon, starting a members-only website Tuesday that sells heavily discounted designer apparel. Amazon's entrant, MyHabit.com, is late to the party. It comes years after...

heard that flash sale site vente-privee was entering the US market in 2012, four years after the market had been glutted with post-recession flash sale sites–many of them offering the same deals on the same brands–I have to admit I was a little wary. After the recession, lots of brands had...

 

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