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“Oooohhhhh. ORANGE…” I say to myself.
CLICK. CLICK. CLICK. SIGN UP for FREE MEMBERSHIP and then you know what’s next…
SCREEN SHOTS! I immediately begin to take screen shots of all the awesome, adding funny notes to them to document my thoughts as I explored my newest private shopping and saving playground. I won’t bore you with all the commentary that comes out of my head, but here is a nice sampling of a very high end, very freaking lucious bracelet for 70% off and an example of my initial reaction to the good deals of Vente-Privee:
I am an avid online trend hunter always on the lookout for unique fashionable products and the finest/funnest in gadgets and geekery. The moments of “OMG, FAB!” discovery and the ability to share them with you are what makes all of this a little bit sweeter…and if the awesomeness can be attained at a substantial discount for all ~ not to mention easily PINNED, then you know ~ my head kind of explodes.
Vente-Privee is not a “Me Too” late-to-the-game arrival in the online flash sales (also called event sales) space. It is the French ecommerce company that pioneered the designer brand/limited time/private sales model over 10 years ago, boasts over 13 million+ members in 8 European Countries and has now partnered with American Express to launch the Vente-Privee USA version of their success dynasty.
Vente-Privee is similar to Gilt and Fab in that you must be a member (it’s free) in order to view and take advantage of the limited time offers of 50% to 70% off and all of these sites offer referral credits when your friends join in on the savings fun.How Vente-Privee works
New sales events start every day at 10 AM ET and are announced to the Vente-Privee Members in an email that also includes the existing events that are about end their limited 72 hour run. Sales events feature a variety of luxury fashion and lifestyles brands ~ from clothing for the whole family to jewelry, accessories, home goods and cosmetics ~ with more to come.
Here are some of my favorites sales events and items as they were presented to me via daily emails. The selection Vente-Privee members have up to 70% off access to is definitely upper-tier and as you can see, ”LOVELY” is a massive understatement.
Mobile Shopping in iOS & Droid
With mobile device usage on the rise, Vente-Privee has smartly released mobile shopping apps available for iOS and Droid. What’s smart about mobile access to AWESOME DEALS in the Luxury segment is that the largest increase of mobile device usage is particularly among so called “heavy spenders” ~ those who have spent 30% of their disposable income online in the past year. Globally, 55% of heavy spenders have used a smartphone and 67% have used a tablet to shop in the last three months to buy online. Take Note. Is that you? If so, Ker-ching.
Funny Random Thought: My husband would tell you that I am responsible for 100% of ALL spending on the internet for the entire planet ~ then he would probably laugh and throw in something about how I also spend 0% of time doing laundry.
I can not confirm or deny that statement. *wink.
Connect, Like and Follow for more Awesome Hot Sauce #zaneterms
Be sure to Like Vente-Privee on Facebook and Follow on Twitter @ventepriveeUSA for access to additional insider tips, deals, community collaboration, un-spin commentary and early information on bonus giveaways.
Watch the WHY behind the Awesome
Vente-Privee has won numerous awards around the world for stellar Customer Service, this is a nice behind the scenes videos that shows the luxury essence of their items within their Sales Events an gives good insight on the Company Culture.
Well, after all this Zane jabber about Private Sales and Deals, I guess my only question to you is:
Get Cracking/Shopping/Saving ~ and report back.
Love You. Mean It.
P.S. - You should plug into the @shespeaksup network for shopping deals, tips & twitter parties ~ especially if you enjoyed this post which which only became a reality because someone very wise who works with SheSpeaks suggested 1.) I become a SheSpeaks Blogger 2.) I take a look at Vente-Privee and 3.) Share my thoughts with the world.
Zane Disclaimer: It is a fact that I am compensated very well for my time, my experience, my work / work ethic and my high level of brand professionalism ~ however my opinions are never swayed by monetary compensastion, perks, products or gifts. The opinions and insights I expressed here are my own.
If you are on your way to BlogHer12 and have not taken advantage of your FREE Moo Cards for Blogher Attendees yet, it’s not too late. You are still in the window that allows you to order cards and have them delivered onsite at BlogHer for pickup. Yes, you will have to pay a $20 Rush Fee, but you will save on the usual expedited shipping to your home and best of all, you won’t be left CARDLESS.
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I kinda LOVE that [understatement] and I thought you would too.
Here’s a screenshot of my add-on order: (I kind of miss the BlogHer Logo!)
If you had not heard by now, MOO cards rule as much as Meet-Meme ~ the makers of those cool Trading Cards I always have in my purse. Each time I order Meet-Meme cards, I do something different so each version is truly a collectible in the Zaneology series. Here’s the last version I had made for ComicCon: (It was so popular, I decided to do a version of it in my Moo cards as well).
See y’all in a week or so at BlogHer12!
Love You. Mean It.