On-Line Sample Sales: A Beauty (and Fashion) Junkie's Best Friend!

I love a good sale. I've talked a little bit in the past about my love of Sample Sale sites, but I thought another post was in order, given how many great new ones are opening up!

Here's the lowdown on my favorites, many of which I've purchased from in the past. These sites feature different "popup" sales every day, which usually last between 48-72 hours. Shop soon and buy things before they get snatched up, the most popular sales can be sold out within a matter of hours.

Ideeli is the sample site I tend to look at most frequently, though I admit I haven't bought anything yet. That's my own fault, everything I want is usually already sold out by the time I check out the site! What makes Ideeli different from the other sample sale sites is that they feature contests as well as sales! Just click a button to enter.

invite code: beautyfanatic

Current and Upcoming Sales: Tahari, Lucca and Kenneth Jay Lane

Gilt Groupe
Gilt is really two different sale sites now, the original Gilt and their companion site Fuse (which features younger and cheaper sales). I've bought dresses and jewelry from Gilt, and have been impressed with both the great prices and the quality (my Vera Wang Lavendar label dresses were in perfect condition). Sometimes things from these sales do take a week or two to ship, so order well in advance if you want to wear that dress at an event next month.

If you're not already a member Here's an Invite to Join

Current and Upcoming Sales: Kate Spade, Milly, Marc Jacobs

Similar to Gilt Groupe, this site features a lot of higher end designers but throws in a bit more beauty. I've bought clothing from here in the past, and had great luck. Again, it took a week or two to get my order.

If you're not already a member Here's an Invite to Join

Current and Upcoming Sales: Neil George Hair Care (I love this brand), Rock & Republic Beauty

RueLaLa is yet another option similar to Hautelook and Gilt Groupe, though now add a bit of home items into the mix and you'll get the picture.

If you're not already a member Here's an Invite to Join

Current and Upcoming Sales: James Pearse, Tumi Luggage, 7 for all Mankind Jeans, MD Skincare

The Fairest
The Fairest is devoted only to beauty products, and I have to say that even though they just opened, they've already managed to snag some amazing brands. I'm expecting many of the better beauty sample sales to shift over to this site. Check out their blog, which is written by my friend Nadine, from Jolie Nadine. She's a sweetheart and I have to say I've missed her since we spent 4 days together in Paris last year.

Current and Upcoming Sales: Butter London Nail Polish, Tarte, Korres

The Skinny
The Skinny hasn't opened yet, but promises big skin care sales from brands like Perricone MD, Lisa Hoffman Beauty, 100% Pure. They'll have educational info and videos to help you select products that will work for you as well. Their first sale is in October, but you can get your membership now.


  1. Hi
    Just wondering if any of the sites deliver to Norway, I have tried to find out about shipping but haven't had success..
    thanx for the help;)

  2. I love Ideeli. Did you subscribe to their mailing list? I did - really helps if you don't want to miss a sample sale. Great list and thanks for the other links!

  3. Ooohh!!! Love me some Lisa Hoffman perfume!! Thanks for the heads up!


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