When I first signed up for Gilt, I think in 2010 sometime, I thought it was so cool. I remember waiting each morning for the deal alerts and getting annoyed the days I had early morning class in grad school, because it meant I’d miss the 9 AM sales. I bought a few items, and was excited for them to come…and then each time, it was kind of like, “ehh”. And plus it was such a hassle to return, I never did.
Then there was Haute Look….and Rue La La…and then the Neiman Marcus “Dashes” or what not…and more and more . And my inbox kept getting more and more annoying each day. And finally, I think when I was waiting for an email about a job interview and kept refreshing and refreshing, only to get more shopping emails, I finally went on a rage induced unsubscribe spree. And I haven’t really shopped at those sites actively since.
I kind of miss it though. Every once in a while I’ll Google some item I’m looking for…and find out that it was available on one of those sites for really cheap, but like three months ago. Wouldn’t it have been cool, to get that deal?
Anyway, because of my pregnancy and rapidly expanding weight, I’ve been on an accelerated mission to find comfortable sandals. I had mentioned earlier how much I love these Stuart Weitzman metallic sandals. I’d probably splurge on them full price, but I’ve been frightened off by friends who delight in recounting to me how their feet, and thus shoe sizes, permanently increased after pregnancy. I decided to hunt for a pair of similar sandals on all of these discount sites…and was thrilled (!) when I spotted the pair above on Neiman Marcus Last Call. For more than half off. Wow. Maybe I should be trawling these sites more often?
My sandals arrived about two weeks later and I tried them on and loved them. Emboldened by my success, I later went back onto Last Call, Gilt, Haute Look, just to have a look. But again, I couldn’t find anything.
Did you used to, and do you still shop regularly on these type of discount sites? If so, I’d love to hear your experiences and any tips for success!