The whole online sample sale/discount site isn’t really a new concept anymore. If you’re not familiar, they’re basically online private sales that last for a limited time, anywhere from 24-72 hours. At one point, a lot of them were invite only. Some still are but most aren’t. I’ve amassed quite a list of sites that I receive emails from almost daily.
Women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, beauty products, home furnishings and cookware and travel getaways:
Rue La La – recent sales: Vineyard Vines, Puma, Theory, Nicole Miller, Yves Saint Laurent, Birkenstock
Gilt Groupe – recent sales: Ralph Lauren Black Label, Vera Wang
Haute Look – recent sales: Marc Jacobs, Original Penguin, Vivienne Tam
Swirl by DailyCandy – recent sales: Ray Ban, Charlotte Ronson, Paige Denim
Ideeli – recent sales: Havianas, Cuisinart, Dolce & Gabbana, French Connection
The Outnet – recent sales: Herve Leger, Calvin Klein, Stella McCartney, Donna Karan
Editors’ Closet – recent sales: Fendi, Tom Ford, Prada, Stella McCartney
Billion Dollar Babes – recent sales: 7 for All Mankind, Michael Kors, Antik Denim
Beyond the Rack – recent sales: Nicole Miller, Nautica, Tahari, Bottega Veneta
Lot18 – discounted wines and specialty foods
Invino – insider wine sales, up to 80% off retail prices
Totsy – for moms (current and soon-to-be), kids and babies (ages 0-8)
Zozi – unique activities (outdoor/sports-based deals)
NEW – COMING SOON: Fab – design sales
Biva – fragrances, cosmetics, skin care, accessories – recent sales: Victoria’s Secret and Kenneth Cole fragrances, Borghese skin care
Travel deals only:
Other sites with daily deals (note: some are location-specific to your city):
Groupon – available almost everywhere now!
LivingSocial – available almost everywhere too!
No More Rack – 8 daily deals posted every day at 12pm, $2 flat shipping per item
kgbdeals – available in most major cities
BuyWithMe – available in cities
Tippr – available in 14 cities
theDealist – available in 5 cities
BlackboardEats – restaurant deals in NY, LA, and SF only
ScoutMob – mobile food deals in 13 cities
Lifebooker – NYC and LA – discounts on beauty services
ADDED 5/17/11: Scoop St – NYC only deals
Note: Some (not all) of the links are referral links. If you sign up through my personalized link, I get a discount or credit to use on their site.