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...

In case you can't get enough of Black Friday shopping stress or sales that expire in the blink of an eye, Bluefly is now launching a sister website, Belle & Clive, to offer flash-sale deals. Bluefly has been around for what feels like forever and obviously built some major designer...

Everyone is jumping on the flash sale bandwagon. The latest name to follow in Gilt Groupe's well-worn footsteps? Luxury department store Saks Fifth Avenue. This week, Saks Fifth Avenue launched their very own online flash sale site -- Saks Fashion Fix. They've been toying with the idea for...

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,...

com officially launched their members-only flash-sale site called Myhabit. Offering up to 60% off men's, women's and children's wear as well as discounts on footwear, outerwear, accessories and jewelry, Myhabit has debuted what it calls "a head to heel" offering. The site will offer four to...

Vente-Privee On your marks. Get set. SHOP! It looks like the #1 designer flash sale site Gilt Groupe has some U.S. competition! With it's roots in France, online flash-sale site Vente-Privee has just gone live in the U.S. – giving Gilt Groupe a run for it's money... or more accurately......

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...

"The original flash sales model for the U.S. exploded during a time when there was this huge abundance of excess inventory," said Steven Dennis, founder of SageBerry Consulting and a former executive at retailer Neiman Marcus. Gilt is credited with launching the first flash sale site in...

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...

Hard at work at vente-privee When I first 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....

 

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