Why stand outside your favorite stores in the cold for the best Black Friday deals when you can do the same thing in the comfort of your home on Cyber Monday? Here are several shopping sites with plenty of amazing deals and no unruly shoppers.
A flash-sales site, Ideeli is an exclusive, members-only shopping destination for those seeking the best women’s and men’s fashions, beauty and home decor at discounted prices. At noon EST, new sales are launched, but for a limited time only, you’ll get the best deals for brands such as Gucci, Calvin Klein and True Religion. Although their Cyber Monday deals haven’t been made public yet, in the past, Ideeli started the Black Friday sale a week early, followed by a Thanksgiving Surprise sale and a Cyber Monday special. To get access, all you need to do is enter an email address and become a member of the site!
HauteLook is another free members only site that Nordstrom acquired just last year. Every day, new deals on premier brands with discounted prices up to 75 percent off. How are the prices so low, you ask? HauteLook partners up with brands like Missoni, Gucci and American Apparel to get insider access and buys items in bulk. For Cyber Monday, HauteLook is expected to have double the sales. Sign up for HauteLook now and get a head start on the shopping today.
Giuseppe Zanotti, David Yurman and BB Dakota are just a few designers on Gilt, an exclusive shopping site with products at up to 60 percent off retail prices. Gilt not only offers discounts for women’s, men’s and children’s fashions, but they also have deals on restaurants and travel packages. On Cyber Monday 2011, Gilt had free shipping, “Designer Final” flash sales and a special sweepstakes with a prize valued at $15,000. Become a Gilt member now to find out what virtual dooorbusters you have to look forward to come Cyber Monday!
Shop overseas with ASOS — no passport necessary! ASOS is a UK site that carries thousands of different international designer brands, including their own namesake line. Every day you can shop their online women’s and men’s outlets where you can score up to 70 percent off the items you’ve been swooning over. Sign up for the ASOS newsletter so you’ll be in the know about their big Cyber Monday deals!
Rent the Runway
Wish you could rock designer duds without having to pay designer prices? With Rent the Runway, you can! For any and every occasion, you can find the perfect dress from a selection of 95 top designers that RTR carries. You could rent Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta and even Versace for a fraction of retail prices. All you have to do is reserve the dress you want, and it will be shipped to you with another backup size. Then, just send it back and start browsing for your next event! Last year on Cyber Monday, RTR offered 20 percent off entire purchases and shoppers received gift cards between $15-$50 depending on their orders. Log on to Rent the Runway today and get one step closer to wearing that Dolce and Gabbana dress of your dreams!
Beyond the Rack
This “private shopping club” offers designer apparel and accessories at prices up to 80 percent off. BTR is so exclusive that memberships are sometimes limited and invite-only. But, once you’re in, you have access to designer sales events that only last around 48 hours, and everything is first come, first serve. This Cyber Monday, you can nab Prada, Burberry and vintage Chanel for up to 50 percent off, Kenneth Cole and American Apparel for up to 70 percent off and so much more.