The internet has allowed for an expansion of resources throughout various industries. Yes even in the ream of design we have greater access to more products and innovative finds. It seems the past few years have set the stage for flash sale sites to enter into our lives and introduce us to amazing deals. Are you still unfamiliar with these online stores? Let’s breakdown what they are, how to shop and who are the best.
So just what is a flash sale site?
Flash sales simply put are win-win opportunities for buyers and sellers online. Offered for a limited time (extremely time sensitive), consumers can purchase great materials for huge savings (often up to 60% off retail). As sellers come into a surplus of limited stock, they are able to sell their products in a shorter period of time. Most online sites receive a membership to obtain these exclusive deals, but no worries, they are typically free.
Shopping online sale sites
Buying items on online sale sites is relatively easy. Members typically log in to a site and purchase available items before they sell out or expire (whichever comes first). As a bonus, many companies host special sales curated by celebrities and other noted individuals. Always remember this: stay on top of sales as you have a window of opportunity to buy.
Five notable online (home décor) sale sites (in no particular order)
1.) the Foundary (www.thefoundary.com) – the Foundary is an opportunity to forge ahead with the type of products that can shape your home into a place of comfort and self-expression. Each day offers a fresh selection of sales events featuring products of lasting value- all at up to 70% off retail prices.
2.) One Kings Lane (www.onekingslane.com) – Simply put, One Kings Lane is an elegant, curated online sales site. We bring our members a spectacular, hand-picked selection of top-brand and designer items at up to 70% off suggested retail prices.
3.) Gilt (www.gilt.com) – Gilt Groupe provides instant insider access to today’s top designer labels, at up to 60% off retail. Become a member and find something new every day for women, men, kids and home as well as exclusive local services and experiences, and one-of-a-kind travel packages.
4.) LuxeYard (www.luxeyard.com) – LuxeYard was founded to give our members true buying power and a personalized shopping experience. Whether you want to furnish a certain room, decorate your home within a budget or find a new outfit from a hot new designer, they carefully curate and produce private sales events every day, giving you exclusive access to the most stylish and affordable items in fashion, home furnishings and décor.
5.) Rue LaLa (www.ruelala.com) – Is the invitation-only destination for a life of style. Where Members delight in discovering private sale Boutiques that open daily – and stay open only for a short time. A community where Members shape the experience – and enhance the excitement – by inviting their friends. A place where they discover some of the most sought-after brands in fashion, accessories, footwear, home, travel, wine, gourmet food, local services, and more.