High fashion meets the recession on this site. Gilt Groupe offers discounts on fashion, gifts, home products and travel, each deal lasting for three days. For most people, the prices are still splurge-worthy, with, for example, a $600 purse running for $229. But if you're looking for a rare indulgence or a special gift for a loved one, you can buy a high-end brand without taking out a second mortgage. Gilt maintains an exclusive air by keeping its deals invitation-only, but all you have to do is sign up and wait, and you'll eventually get in.
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