Gilt-y Pleasures

Two Harvard grads take their passion for insider shopping online. The idea is clicking

In fashion's loftiest ranks, the concepts of luxury and discount go together about as well as navy and black, except in one rarefied setting: the sample sale. Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson set out to re-create that élite, high-adrenaline environment with their members-only retail site, Every day the site plays host to fashion sales, which, just like the real thing, fling open the doors to the current wares of a single designer—Zac Posen, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Alessandro Dell'Acqua—at insider prices ranging from 50% to 70% off. All sales have a daily start time of...

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