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Wouldn’t it be great to have your finger on the pulse of the ability to purchase designer clothes? There are many websites out there such as Gilt Group, Editor’s Closet and many others that do feature sales on designer clothing and accessories.
While this is really good news, there are some things that you should know in order to take advantage of this rather short term, sample sales. The sales window is usually only about three days long and will include a very limited selection that will sell out very quickly.
While these are called “sample” sales, in most cases you’re not actually purchasing the samples. Sample sales were originally created to a designer’s name out to the public, as well as letting the designer sell any surpluses. Sample sales are also used to sell off last season’s lines.
To get access to these online sample sales you will need to get invitation codes. You can visit sites such as Row Nine, RueLaLa and more to obtain these invitations. While at your chosen sites, sign up for news and updates so you’ll be on top of when the sales are happening.
Make sure you shop early. Popular items, especially those with very popular designer labels will sell out first. When shopping online, if you see an item you want, put it in your cart. You don’t have to make a purchase decision until check out.
Invite your friends to also join the sale websites. You can receive discounts and credits at these sites for each friend that you refer that joins.