An online sample sale or flash sale is when Gilt.com hand selects items from a specific designer’s collection, rolls them up with other items from the same designer or thematically with other designers items and then discounts them for a limited time with a limited amount of availability.
Sample sales have that great feel of anticipation and unpredictability. One never really knows what will come up for sale or when, until just before a sale is ready to happen. This means there is still fun and excitement involved in each new sale. And with the ability to deliver sample sales now over the internet it means they are no longer limited to those in the know or those who live in a large city such as New York.
Bringing designer fashion and the internet together was nothing new. But being able to sell designer fashions at steep discounts, the way Gilt does, over the internet was definitely new. Gilt has opened up an entirely new world to many people who were unaware or never thought that they would have the means to purchase designer fashions and accessories on a regular basis.
Even if you cannot purchase often, we believe knowing what’s happening in the world of fashion and staying connected is great. And when suddenly the things you have been looking and or waiting for do go on sale, by being a member of Gilt you will know they are coming and have immediate access to be able to purchase them when they arrive for sale.