I love learning about new sites that offer great quality products at a discounted price. Keyword "discount", which means it might just be within my means, along the fine lines of what I call my budget. Which in my case is next to nothing. I was introduced to vente-privee by SheSpeaks. Vente-privee (partnered with American Express) is a website that provides top name brand products at a fraction of the original price! Sounds delicious huh? Because when I think of American Express, I think quality, elite, and yes, sometimes....Glamorous! What else is there to know, its a member-only online shopping experience, with boutiques that are available for a limited shopping time. Sound familiar? Its is the new latest shopping craze, no? You can expect new sales events everyday at a 10am, events last for 72 hours. I know what you're thinking... They're selling me last seasons hot picks, that is not necessarily true, vente-privee was created in 2001 by Jacques-Antoine Granjon to help brands sell their excess inventory...
As a member, I receive emails from them on a regular basis, updating me with the latest limited time boutique sales. Here's a sample of their latest and greatest:
What I love about this type of shopping is that I am continuously exposed to different brands. I love the high quality brands and the beautiful photographs of the products. Membership is free, and it was a very simplified process to sign up (you can register here) and if you're an American Express Cardholder, purchases over $100 will receive free shipping. However, considering my preconceived notions about American Express, high quality...Elite....Glamorous... Well, yeah, in my opinion the prices are still a little high for a mother of 4 on a next to nothing budget. But I really enjoyed the easy site navigation and the exposure to new brands and their products.
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Until Next Time,