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New York City is the fashion capital of North America and for years now NY has supported an extremely unique sales format where top end fashion designers will occasionally decide to move out some or their entire inventory by deeply discounting it and then placing it on sale somewhere in the city on short notice. These sample sales have become legendary in their ability to make it possible for people who might not normally be able to afford much in the way of high end fashion to acquire products they could otherwise normally not purchase.
Gilt.com has taken the concept of the New York sample sale and moved it online. This means it is no longer necessary to live in a big city, no longer necessary to follow every piece of news, and no longer necessary to drop everything when you find our your favorite designer is about to have a sample sale somewhere in the city.
By being able to bring high-end fashion online, those who want to shop sample sales from the comfort of their own homes can now do so, without all of the pressure and crowds normally associated with the traditional New York style sample sale. The internet has provided a level of convenience and accessibility that has never before existed in the fashion world and with the ability leverage sample sales all the best designers are able to get their products out there into the hands of people who will wear and love them.
Nothing beats the thrill of being able to shop a well known designer sample sale in New York City and if you ever have the chance we recommend that you give it a go. However the rest of the time we want to encourage you to try out our site and let us know how we are doing in being able to replicate that pure shopping experience online.