One of my favorite things to do at 12:00pm (noon), besides working *ahem*, is to check out Gilt Groupe.
Founded by Kevin Ryan, the genius behind DoubleClick, Gilt Groupe puts the fun and spontaneity back in the shopping experience.
Everyday at 12:00pm, Gilt launches a stream of sales for men, women, kids, food (Gilt Taste), home decor, city deals (Gilt City) and awesome vacation destinations (Jetsetter).
Of course this is the ultimate excuse for compulsive shopping, but consider what you’re getting: designer brands, luxury deals, and exotic destinations for a great price. Very much worth the 12:00pm mad rush to your computer.
Gilt Man was founded in 2009 as a separate site devoted to menswear. Designers like Deisel, Calvin Klein Collection, Jack Spade, Levi’s, Antonio Maurizi, John Varvatos, Michael Kors, Theory, Paul Smith and Surface to Air mix and mingle for sales considerably lower than retail.
You have to be ok with the rapid shopping experience (as you only have 10 minutes to keep items in your cart before they are released back to the public), and you must register and be “approved” on the site first (takes only a few hours usually), but past that it’s a great way to stock the closet.
Here are some summer grabs I found from a past sale:
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