Gucci dressed Salma Hayek this evening for the premiere of Robin Hood at the 63rd Annual Cannes Film Festival. Salma Hayek wore the very first couture gown from Gucci Première collection designed by Creative Director Frida Giannini. While the festivities were going on in Cannes, and Salma was rocking this floor length Bordeaux silk georgette one shoulder gown with hip, back and shoulder drape detail, I was on Twitter with many other frugal fashionistas talking about sample sales and fashion deals in a Tweet-up called #Dealchat lead by The Frugalista, Natalie McNeal. It’s only natural as we watch the stars on the red carpet, that the rest of us fantasize about where we can get the deals, or the best for less.
Personally, I am lusting after Helen Mirren’s beautiful black Alberta Ferretti gown accented by jewelry from Chopard including a 18ct white gold ring set with diamonds (14cts), two stunning platinum bracelets set with diamonds (116cts and 62cts), as well as a magnificent pair of earrings in platinum and diamonds (36cts). She literally rocked it!
As we all search the universe to aspire to these Glamorous looks, it’s only natural that we scour the sample sales, online clubs and discounters. As promised during DealChat, I’m posting some of the places that I have found good deals along with invite links, or membership links. Here are a few great online sources I have found for designer deals. Just remember, get into these club’s sales early, and point and click quick!
The Tried and True Shopping Clubs for Fashion (these are all sponsored links, as you need an invite to join these clubs.)
New Shopping Clubs
ENVIIUS- This Designer shopping club offers savings on name brand designers. Enviius is a Canadian, Member-based, private sale online retailer featuring designer fashions, accessories and home brands at savings of up to 75% off retail. The yship to the US and other countries, check their site for details. The site launched in April 2009. Click here if you want to join and check it out.
MY NINES–This is a new shopping club featuring deals for men, women, kids, home and “lifestyle.” I haven’t personally shopped it, but I know those how have, and they gave it good reviews. The site bills itself as an online sample sale aggregator, meaning they bring various sales together in one place.
Vente-Privee.com: For readers in Europe, a new online designer fashion club has turned up on my radar, Vente-Privee.com. Vente-privee.com currently has sites in France, UK, Germany, Spain and Italy. Vente-privee.com works with the brands like: Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney and Diane von Fürstenberg. Not bad, eh? If you live in the European countries that Ventee-Privee sell in, follow the instruction here to give it a look. You can go directly to vente-privee.com. Click on “Become a member” and fill in your referrer’s email address: therecessionista at yahoo dot com.
Household and Interior Design:
One King’s Lane: This site describes itself as “the world’s top home decor brands and designers at up to 70% off retail. Free membership, new sales daily.” Click here to join.
Brick + Mortar Stores with Savings:
- Off Fifth (Saks)
- AJ Wright
- Ross Dress for Less
- BJ’s Clubs claims to have Nicole Miller, Izod and Calvin Klein in their stores. Click here (http://www.bjs.com/about/news/content/item1,127.shtml?sc_cid=PRMediaOutreachPass) if you want to check it out via a free 60 day trial membership. Print the pass to take to any BJ’s club. Let me know what you find.
That’s enough DealChat for tonight! Let me know if you have other picks.