Online Sample Sale Sites : Invitations Enclosed

{Insider Secret: I Adore Sample Sales!}

One of the best secrets to getting your gift shopping done without going broke is stalking and searching for online Sample Sales. Once the domain for lucky New Yorkers and others living next to garment districts and vacant looking warehouses... now everyone across the country can get in on the deals from the comfort of their computer.
"Only the invited get to shop these deals..."
The thing is many of these sites work under the radar. They don't advertise and in order to get in someone has to sponsor you, send an invite, give you the secret code and so on. The problem is who's going to do that? How about me and!? So here ladies and gents, have at it and take your gift giving up a notch with our invitation codes and links so you can start shopping some of the most sought after secret sale luxury brand sites right now. We can get you into:\

Looking For Other Sites Like Gilt Groupe?
  • Gilt Groupe - " Sadly they're no longer a site I use or recommend after receiving broken/badly worn items, shipping that took months and overall poor customer services.."
If you're looking for a similar members and invitation only experience like Gilt, be sure to join:

  • Haute Look "This site is one of the most popular for US & Canadians and features a good daily mixture of mostly apparel and jewelry by exclusive designers mixed with boutique gems and high end cosmetics, handbags and home decor. Things sell out fast so you really have to jump on offerings when they open. Their blow out sales are incredible. They're also now a part of Nordstrom Rack which means Haute Look returns can actually be dropped off at brick and motor Nordstrom Rack's. Sign up through our sponsor link and get a $10 credit. Sales start at 11:00 am EST" [Click here to join]
  • RueLaLa - "One of the more popular sample sale sites, items sell out super fast and offerings are mostly in the apparel, jewelry and handbag category such as Balenciaga although high end kitchenware has been showing up more and more along with spa gift certificates and resort vacation packages! And wine snobs this is a must join as they frequently offer exclusive vineyard flash sales. Sales start at 11:00 am EST " [ Click here to join ]
  • ShopBop: "While not a flash sample sale site per say, this site has ongoing 70% off sales on highly coveted bags by such designers as CC Skye and Marc Jacobs, Thakoon dresses, Lam shoes and tons of gift worthy finds. Another reason they are a favorite of mine is their shipping is lightening fast and they carry many lines that are focused on giving back to great causes (Fashion Night Out, Bluma Project, Wayuu Taya Foundation to name a few). Plus get the scoop with their on trend lookbooks. Join through our invite... enjoy FREE S&H, US & International." [Click here to sign up]
  • Joss & Main - "A new private invitation only site for the home featuring names like Trina Turk, Laura Ashley and Le Creuset at up to 70% off. Ships within the US only and was super fast. Using my invite will mean avoiding their waiting list." [Click here to join]
  • Zulily is geared for children, babies and mum with multiple boutiques each week on clothing, home decor, jewelry, toys, nursing, and tons of fab shower gift ideas at up to 90% OFF. This is also a secret spot for luxury items such as handbags, jewelry, deeply discounted high end perfumes and shoes for women making it the perfect haunt if you have &/or shopping for children or not." [Click here to join]
  • Groupon - " Groupon, most well known for local deals based on a group of people going in on the deal online, has recently started a very sample sale-esk section to the site under the "Goods" tab. These online deals do not require you to make another order at the merchants site, instead Groupon takes care of it and many times shipping is free. Clothing for women and men, jewelry and gadgets are featured with new finds popping up daily. It can also be a good way of trying subscription services such as JewelMint without the commitment." [Click here to join free.]
  • Belle & Clive - "This brand new NYC based private sample sale site features a swank site design and even swanker contemporary labels such as Jeffrey Campbell, Fendi, Prada, Rebecca Minkoff, Tod's, Celine and more with a nice mix between men and women's offerings. Even better both shipping and returns are free! Use my invitation link to shop instantly (otherwise there is a delay / waiting list to shop)." [Click here to join & shop now

Want more? Yes there are even more secret spots to shop, for these visit my invitations page and the Special Perks section of this blog. Please note that sites that have consistently shown poor service have been left off my list... these are truly my personal favorite places to shop! To join any of the private sites above click on the link, no invite requests are needed. These are all sites I personally shop and have gathered the codes to get you through the velvet rope at a click of a mouse. Make sure that you check your spam mail box along with your general in-box for your sign up information &/or invitation. Many of these sites require you to confirm your new account with them through your email and not doing so can prevent you from gaining access to the latest offers.

Special Perks:
- Exclusive p
erks and coupon codes for Gave That readers.

Ships to Canada:
-See my specific list here for Canadians!

If you're a GUY or shopping for one, join (- For a complete list, visit my The Top Sample Sale Sites for Men page):
  • Haute Look
  • RueLaLa
  • Jack Threads
If you're shopping for infants, children & baby showers, join:
If you're a Social Butterfly in need of hostess / wedding gifts, join:
Gift of Beauty
  • Rue La La
  • Hautelook

Another thing to remember is all mighty will frequently run discounts that rival online sample sale deals and provides free S&H. Many of the online sample sale sites charge a flat fee of $8 to $12 per order. This makes it important to open another browser with amazon while shopping so you can quickly compare deals when sample sales launch.

Be sure to bookmark this page as I update this directory with the latest secret sites to hit the web along with amazing special offers and coupon codes as they are vetted. Only sites I feel provide quality merchandise and customer service have made it on this list.


Also Read:
- My Quick List of Private Shopping Invitations
- The Secret To Scoring On Online Sample Sales - Top 10 Tips
- The Top Sample Sale Sites for Men
-Online Sample Sale sites for Canadians!
- Gave That Special Perks


Anonymous said…
Omg, I swear by these sites. The deals at Gilt are crazy. Please drop me an invite to TopSecret @
BTW i love your blog!
Anonymous said…

I would totally looove an invitation to editors closet, secret style and the top secret!

My email is

Anonymous said…
I would like an invite to topsecret
and secret style.
Gave That said…
This area has become one of the most popular sections of Gave That and I'm so glad people are finding it useful. The number of people who have used our codes and made purchases has been insane! Clearly these sample sales are filling a real need.

If anyone has a problem signing up or using any of the above links please feel free to email.
lyka168 said…
I like your blog. Very useful information! I was just wondering why people doesn't know much about these sample sales.

Can you invite me to topsecret?
My email is

Gave That said…
I'm not quite sure either except that this has been a regional thing for so long--sample sales. You see them in NYC, TX and CA and editors love them to death but for those living in other parts of the US it's a very new concept. Even Tim Gunn had to admit he's changed his thinking about shopping such sales as have many others. It's de rigeur this year at least. Have fun and so glad you found this helpful!
Quinn said…
Thank you for listings, I signed up with almost all of them.
Gave That said…
Yay! Have fun Quinn!! -M
Anonymous said…
Your invitation code for Luxuryhut seems to be wrong...
Gave That said…
Thank you for pointing this out to me, it's been updated and fixed to: MIC-A121B42B-21425 . Hope this works for everyone!

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