As a busy mother and wife, my days are filled to the brim with errands and to-do’s around the house. It is quite rare that I get a spare moment to wander aimlessly through a shopping mall or browse the racks at my favorite fashion boutiques.
Aside from time being a factor, a necessary family budget also plays a role in how, when, and where I shop. I (like many others) refuse to sacrifice the quality of the products I purchase for my family solely for the purpose of saving a few dollars. But that meant I had to find ways and places I could count on to purchase items like clothing, shoes, home decor, and toys for the family. I took to the Internet, scouring the best sites for discount purchases. Through my extensive research (aka online shopping) I have found a handful of websites sure to please the Fashionista and Savvy Shopper alike:
RueLaLa.com – An invitation-only destination for a life of style. This site has private sale boutiques that open daily and stay open for only a short period of time. You can find items in the categories of fashion, accessories, footwear, home, travel, wine, gourmet food, local services, and more.”
HauteLook.com - Discover thousands of fashion and lifestyle brands at great savings. Each day at 8 AM Pacific, new sale events are added. You can find women’s and men’s fashion and accessories, beauty, kids’ apparel and toys, and home décor at up to 75% off.
Ideeli.com – Another daily deal site, every day at 12 Noon EST, Ideeli adds more than a dozen new sales. Categories include fashion for men, women and children, home décor and travel.
Gilt.com – Gilt Groupe provides instant insider access to designer labels, at up to 60% off retail. You can find products within the categories of women, men, kids and home as well as exclusive local services and experiences, and unique travel packages.
ShoeDazzle.com – Purchase monthly credits towards shoes, handbags, swimsuits and more at ShoeDazzle. Their stylists will create a personalized storefront based on your criteria and preferences.
While these websites are members only shopping sites, all memberships are free and signing up is a breeze. The savings I have received are worth the short wait for access to each site. What discount sites have you joined and recommend?