Thursday, October 30, 2008

Gilt Groupe goes in for HUGE sale

Starting today there's a giant sale at Gilt Groupe.

Gilt Groupe, the by invitation only, sample sale site is having a huge sale today. If you want an invitation, send me an email at jilnelson{at}sbcglobal{dot}net. I love GG, but take issue with some of its business practices. For example shipping is $10 per item. Pretty steep I think. So if you buy two pair of shoes on the same day, they charge 20 bucks and send them in two different boxes. Also, unlike the best shopping sites such as Zappos, Figleaves and Amazon, they expect you to pay return shipping. The aforementioned sites also often have free shipping. GG has never made any offers. That said, I admit to being a huge fan. The sales all begin at noon and items sell out in minutes. So it's sort of like a game. Tomorrow is accessories ans shoes blow out sale.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Jil,

Starting today, Gilt Groupe offers FREE shipping on all returns.

Also, if you would like us to combine your orders and pay only 1 shipping fee, please call us at 1.800.giltnyc at the time you place the order. We apologize for that inconvenience.

If you have any other suggestions, please email us at

Happy Shopping!

Mary Anne