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...

Let's be honest, we're gluttons for punishment when it comes to sales. Who needs to eat for a week when we can snag a major steal online? Not only do we browse the regular sites, we're addicted to those minute-to-minute sale sites (you know which ones we're talking about). Between the...

• 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...

But, given that the Saks name is all over this new flash sale site, I think we can safely expect a high ratio of well-known premium designers and fewer of those labels that seem to indiscriminately pop up at every single flash sale site (Amrita Singh, we're looking at you). I scouted the...

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...

How about you run get some goodies too, and when you get back, we can talk about what smaller sites, flash sales and brands are offering today for your Internet shopping pleasure. (Hint: Sometimes the deals are even better than the big department stores that we've already posted...

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...

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...

"Gilt's success also spurred hundreds of other competitors to enter the flash sales market, from start-ups like Ideeli and Rue La La to strategic players like Amazon's MyHabit and Nordstrom's Hautelook." For those unfamiliar with the flash sale sites we share a brief primer. They are...

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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