Gilt Groupe News
GLAMSQUAD, Gilt Groupe Co-Founder on 'Real Biz With Rebecca Jarvis'
Episode 100: Co-founder of GLAMSQUAD and Gilt Groupe, Alexandra Wilkis Wilson talks building a brand and finding the right mentors on Real Biz with Rebecca Jarvis.
How to Start a Business, as Told by a Serial Entrepreneur
Alexandra Wilkis Wilson knows how to build a business. In 2007, she helped launch Gilt Groupe , a members-only retail site that offers huge discounts on luxury brands. Six months ago, the company was bought for $250 million by the parent company of Saks Fifth Avenue , Hudson's Bay Company. Now,
The Luxury Market Comes up Close and Gets Very, Very Personal
For an industry built on the promise of 'personal style,' the fashion trade had begun to look surprisingly homogeneous. A decade ago, consumers craved 'It' bags, collected identical logos, and could read tell-tale stitching on designer denim like tea leaves. Even the savviest shoppers forgot the
Barney's Designer Launches App for Vintage Fashion Finds
Looking for a signature style but coming up empty? Perhaps you should look to the past. A designer for Barney's luxury boutique has launched a new fashion app for purchasing vintage apparel right from the palm of one's hand. This week, founder Jen DeLonge unveiled Reissued, an online marketplace
Free Samples! New Service Sends Products in Exchange for Opinions
A steady stream of free stuff shipped to your mailbox? What's the catch? PinchMe.com relies on the old-fashioned free sample, with some modern e-commerce elements thrown in. The recently launched service offers users free samples of consumer products in exchange for feedback and opinions. "Free
6 Smartphone Shopping App Traps to Avoid
Shopping apps give you a great feeling of power. Don't you just feel smart standing in line, using an app to check the best price or get a great coupon deal before you buy? "Using shopping apps on a smartphone is so attractive," says Vincent Schiavone, chairman and CEO of ListenLogic.com, a company
5 Fab Websites to Save Time and Money on Your Wedding
From deposits on rentals to catering costs, planning a wedding can quickly wear out one's wallet. But not every step of the process has to be budget-busting. These five fabulous websites offer services allowing brides to shave a few dollars (or more!) from traditional wedding elements. lover.ly Who
Consumer Cutbacks May Hurt Economic Recovery
As Target is selling out thrifty threads in hours and extreme couponing has become a national pastime, do we need any more evidence that being frugal is the new chic? People are spending less on things such as cars, clothing and furniture, and there is evidence of it everywhere. Consumer spending
Gilt Groupe : Bargain Luxury
Thriving online club lets shoppers snap up extreme deals on high-end brands.