Gilt Acquired by Hudson’s Bay Co. for $250 M

With the acquisition, Gilt will be opening brick and mortar departments at at Off 5th (Saks Fifth Avenue’s “outlet” locations) stores and thus, loses its identity.  Why?  Because Gilt’s philosophy is centred around e-commerce, offering designer fashion, accessories and more at up to 70% of retail price for a limited of time (i.e. items will […]

On Flash Sale Sites and Shipping Costs

Though Gilt has been shipping to Canada for at least a couple of years, I really only started shopping there late last year.  There’s a great deal of choice, especially with higher end designers, but o course, the prices are very high.  Shipping costs for Canada, are, however, fairly reasonable, considering the cost of items.  […]

J.Crew Factory Store Opening at Vaughan Mills

As J.Crew continues its expansion here in the Great White North, the Toronto Star reports that the first Factory Store will be opening its doors at Vaughan Mills in October (I suppose another one will be at the Halton Premium Outlets in 2013). J.Crew’s Factory Store, like its competition, offer pieces that are at lower […]

Some Recent Peacock Parade Purchases

This post is a long time coming as some of the purchases came over two weeks ago!  Since I signed up for the flash sale site,  Peacock Parade back in the fall, I had mostly been buying dresses.  Lately, it has been tops – ones that I can wear into spring and even summer.  The […]

January Poll Results: Are You A Member of Any Flash Sale Sites?

Last month, we asked you whether you were members of any flash sale sites.  It was kind of surprising to find that more than 41% (41.2%, actually) of you didn’t know what they were, since so many people have been talking about them over the past few months.  Some of you, at 29.4% said that […]

Canadians can Celebrate Black Friday at Peacock Parade!

We may have had our turkey over a month ago, but it doesn’t mean that we can’t partake in sales.  Why should Americans have all the fun?  After all, we all love a good deal, right?  New, Canadian-owned members-only flash sale site, Peacock Parade will be holding a sales event featuring brands such as Céline […]

Gilt Arrives in Canada!

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson of Gilt Groupe, one of the original membership flash sale sites now ships internationally.  She was in Montreal Tuesday and in Toronto on Wednesday to promote this to media.  The luncheon, held at Nyood on Queen and Ossington, featured cocktails and appetizers, followed by a delicious three course meal.  Prior to the […]





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