Author: donnatella macKenzie

INFP | LOVER | CREATOR | HUNTRESS www.labelnoir.etsy.com

TRAVEL

TRAVEL

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Tuxedo Gold Glam

Tuxedo Gold Glam

Viz Glass bubble light
onekingslane.com

Contemporary rug
$46 – bodieandfou.com

Faux fur throw
allmodern.com

Spring home decor
onekingslane.com

Jonathan Adler vase
jonathanadler.com

Tom Dixon wing back chair
mattermatters.com

Black couch
regencydistribution.com.au

Tuxedo Gold Glam

Tuxedo Gold Glam

Viz Glass bubble light
onekingslane.com

Contemporary rug
$46 – bodieandfou.com

Faux fur throw
allmodern.com

Spring home decor
onekingslane.com

Jonathan Adler vase
jonathanadler.com

Tom Dixon wing back chair
mattermatters.com

Black couch
regencydistribution.com.au

Gilt-Y as charged– the not so great deals at Gilt.com

yeah…..

so i said it.  the deals are just MEH at Gilt.com.  Where they USED to be my destination for a great find every now and then, were loaded up with EXCELLENT promotions — credits up to wazoo, birthday promotions etc…., they are now only another on the log list of Flash-Sale Discount Sites.

Has anyone else noticed their new mandated SLASH-THROUGH PRICE disclaimer?  O, I have.  I’ve noticed 2 alarming things about Gilt

1. They are guilty of the inflated MSRP trick [just like anything on Amazon, Invicta watches, tools, hairstyling products– you get the gist]

2. Private label branding– they buy cheap-ish imported products and resell them under an “invented” brand that they own.

while to you this may seem– not so alarming– combine items 1 and 2 and you’ve got the perfect storm for getting over on customers!

take their RENVY brand of shoes.  they claim a retail value of $275 and a sale price of only $99.  Sounds like a great deal, right?  But if ZERO retailers sell RENVY shoes they have NO retail value– and if they are just a run of the mill Chinese brand with no indication of quality or workmanship, how much are these shoes really worth?  If I can go buy the same pair on Ebay for $26 plus $12.99 shipping, who’s “retail” value are we talking about?!

that leads me to my next point– they aren’t as cheap as they used to be!  there once was a point where Gilt would be about $15 to $20 bucks cheaper than the BEST price shopping around the net.  Ugh no more!  Look at the example below on the Cusinart Juicer listed today.  noticeably they leave out the exact model number so you can’t compare at other places but the photo tells the story of exactly which one to look for!

gilt juice amazon juice

no… it is not a joke.  this is not a test!  that’s the same juicer– just $30 bucks more.  so, no i am not kidding when i say i could order them from Amazon, have them shipped to me for free and re-sell them for $30 bucks more just like Gilt.  ugh– WTH– I will stick to Amazon and my offline discount stores!

Xoxox,

Donna

oooh killem’

oooh killem'

Synthetic leather jacket
$80 – owntherunway.com

Mary Portas high waisted cut off
$33 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Valentino shoes
$2,800 – harrods.com

L K Bennett red evening bag
$105 – lkbennett.com

Kate Spade stud earrings
couture.zappos.com

Red home decor
modcloth.com

Iittala fall candle holder
$49 – connox.com

high brow v low budget decor

high brow v low budget decor

Heathfield Co gold leaf table lamp
$910 – occa-home.co.uk

Lighting
target.com

Ralph Lauren Home frame
$1,625 – amara.com

Photo wall art
greatbigcanvas.com

Abstract wall art
lampsplus.com

man-ish

man-ish

Flos light
$975 – design55online.co.uk

Abyss Habidecor bath rug
$350 – amara.com

HUGO king size bedding
$75 – amara.com

Byredo scented candle
net-a-porter.com

Glass terrarium
gifts.redenvelope.com

Velvet throw pillow
bedbathandbeyond.com

Pleated window treatment
$27 – littlewoodsireland.ie

Tom dixon table
mattermatters.com

Accent table
atchisonhome.com

The Velvet Chair Company velvet chair
$730 – oliverbonas.com

Lacquer table
$160 – dwell.co.uk

Linon furniture
allmodern.com

CURRENT OBSESSIONS WOVEN

CURRENT OBSESSIONS WOVEN

CURRENT OBSESSIONS: GEOMETRIC

CURRENT OBSESSIONS: GEOMETRIC

Black pleather dress
herpanache.com

Crimson dress
herpanache.com

IRO mini skirt
intermixonline.com

River Island skirt
$46 – riverisland.com

Monique Péan white gold jewelry
marissacollections.com

Warehouse deco jewelry
$26 – warehouse.co.uk

Drop earrings
statementbaubles.com

CURRENT OBSESSIONS WRAP SKIRTS

CURRENT OBSESSIONS WRAP SKIRTS

Peter Pilotto pencil skirt
matchesfashion.com

Roberto Cavalli skirt
$315 – theoutnet.com

Alexander Wang black skirt
$410 – net-a-porter.com

Enza Costa black skirt
forwardforward.com

Jane Norman mini skirt
$25 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Jane Norman mini skirt
$46 – janenorman.co.uk