Monday, 27 May 2013

Save on fashion - The best Private Sales sites for Discounted designers

Back in 2007, I discovered a great site : Vente privée

They have regular sales on Wolford and Elle McPherson, Stella McCartney and La Perla for lingerie.
LK Bennett, D&G (all ranges), Alberta Ferretti, Cacharel, …. for fashion
All in all, they offer over 2000 brands in pret-a-porter, home wear, toys, sports equipment, electronics, fine food & wine and tickets.
All at a discount price of up to 70%

What is on sale in the UK this week-end ?

- Quicksilver menswear
- Adolpho Dominguez womenswear
- Gucci Sunglasses
- Platinium luggage
- Lacoste homewear
- Triumph underwear
- A few others

How does it work ?

First, you have to register.
They are now selling to 9 different countries :
France, Belgium, UK, Netherlands, Italy, USA, Spain, Austria & Germany and gather 10,000 new registrants per day.

Sales start at 6 a.m during the week and 8 a.m at week-end in the UK.
If you want to bag the best bargains in the most popular brands like Wolford, I am afraid you will have to rise very early.
You do get alerts of sales to come with the exact date about a week in advance.

The product information are really detailed and pictures plain enough to get a genuine view of the articles

How can I pay ?

You can either pay by debit or credit cards online but they also accept PayPal

How many sales can I expect ?

There are a dozen different sales every week.
However, Vente-Privee is all about luxury. They want to protect the brand's image. A designer will only be featured 2 to 3 times a year and will be on sale for 3 to 5 day only.
They are the very best of the crop. Other private-sales site may shift whatever Vente-Privee has not sold and pick up the crumbs.

Delivery :

Some items will already be in the warehouse at the time of sale and dispatched when ordered but sometimes you will have to be more patient and wait a couple of more weeks.
Everything is dispatched by courier and there is a good tracking system on their website.
The return process is easy, no quibble and refund are processed very quickly.
I always found their customer service outstanding and they received many awards.

A few fun facts :

 €10 million (£8.5 million): Highest turnover for a single sale.
• 470,000 products: Record stock sold in one sale.

• €22,000 (£18,700): The most expensive item (a necklace) ever sold, excluding car and apartment sales.

• 1.2 million: Highest number of members signed up for a 2-day sale = 15 times the total capacity of Wembley Stadium (82,000 people).

• 2,500: Watches from a prestigious brand sold in just 48 seconds.

• 1 million: Bottles of wine and champagne sold on the site each year. has become the No.1 wine distributer in France.

• 2,000: Models worked for in 2010.

• 160,000: Square metres of warehouse space, equal to 25 football pitches (70m x 100m).

• 100,000: Roses sold in three days.

• 50,000: Sex toys sold in three days.

• 3,400: Swimming pools sold in one sale.


  1. I think you're going to make me spend money! I hadn't heard of this site but will definitely be looking it up today!

  2. It is really addictive. Be careful ! ;-)

  3. Havent been to the websites but wow Im tempted. Finding it easy to break my mantra Thou shall not spend.

  4. A great find! what a little gem

  5. Haven't heard of this website before today but I will deffo be giving it a go,sounds like a luxury bargain!

  6. Hope you didn't get too addicted yet ladies ;-)

  7. Ooh this looks a fabulous site. fantastic. x

  8. I have used a couple of sites like this before and they make a change as they often have unfamiliar brands. Definitely sounds worth a look!

    1. This one offers smaller labels too. But the only one with the very top brand.
      I often see sales on here and the leftovers are posted to other similar websites better known by the Brits a couple of weeks later ;-)

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