Net-A-Porter’s discount designer site, theOutnet.com is now online and ready for us to spend our hard earned dollars.
Based on a quick scan of the inventory, my initial impressions were lukewarm because of the limited sizes and selection. However, my impressions go up a few notches when you consider that mere normals might be able to afford things at this offshoot, that it is an outlet, and when you see a few gems on the site. In the shoe department, I would have grabbed these two shoes, had they been in my size.
Michael Kors Juniper black and pewter sandals were $340 and are now $102 (70% off).
Celine’s neutral colored ballerina flats, initially $410, now $123 (or 70% off).
Another feature I’ve got my eye on are the limited, pop-up flash sales which if you’re a fan of Gilt or Ideeli, are themed or designer based offerings available for a small time window. The first one is a flash sale for spring dresses at up to 80% off. I know where I’ll be when the sale starts.