By: Neale Butler, Episcopal High School
Shopping online is an addiction for many and is an easy way to get exactly what you have been looking for with just the click of a button. Discount websites, such as Gilt, can make a shopping spree even more tempting.
Gilt offers daily sales of up to 60 percent off of retail prices on popular name brand clothing, shoes, accessories, home decor and even hotel rooms at different vacation spots. You are also able to gain access to sales on items that are no longer sold in stores or were limited edition, and the website shows the most popular trends for the current season.
But, you have to act fast. Sales start at a certain time every day and items are available in a limited quantity. This is definitely one of the drawbacks to the site. The time constraint can leave you feeling rushed. It can also make you feel forced to buy a certain item just because it is on sale.
For the most part, items such as clothing and shoes sell out quickly after the sale starts if they are from a popular brand and are in high demand. Designer handbags from old collections that are not easy to find are also snatched up quickly.
If you’re interested in trying it out, there is a schedule of upcoming sales so you can be prepared to log on when they start. Gilt is the perfect place to get a good deal on your favorite brands.