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...

the Elizabeth and James flash sale at the discounts are the real deal. The Contrast Belted Military Jacket pictured here retails for $395.00, but is discounted to just $158.00 for the sale event. Similar deals can be found on a range of tops, bottoms, shoes, jewelry and outerwear....

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...

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...

Saks Fifth Avenue joins the online sample sale fray, by launching their own flash sample sale site called FashionFix. According to the folks at Saks, the site will feature markdowns of up to 70% off on designer labels, starting with the Olsen twins' Elizabeth and James. News of Saks' entrance...

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....

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...

 

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