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Net-a-Porter Launches theOutnet.com




As the recession hits its one year anniversary (aww), we're actually beginning to see signs that we might be bottoming out. Good timing, considering Net-a-Porter, the premiere online destination for designer fashions, just launched their online outlet store: theOutnet.com.

Budget Babe readers probably won't be overly excited by this news (seeing an Alexander McQueen Elvie python tote drop from $5,380 to $2,690 isn't exactly a great deal) BUT you must admit it's fun to look. And laugh—ha! At those silly, silly prices.

However, theOutnet.com is less than a day old, and is promising to offer patrons some seductive deals that may have me eating my words. Each month, theOutnet will host time-limited Pop-Up Sales, Giveaways and Going, Going, Gone Sales that will provide shoppers that "'get it before it goes' buzz." Hmmm, wonder if they'll have a Mulberry tote for under $200. A girl can dream, can't she?

Check out theOutnet.com and let me know what you think!

Comments
AMAZING. so glad to know about this, thanks for the heads up! xo
#1 Cupcakes and Cashmere (Homepage) on 2009-04-16 18:17 (Reply)
Yikes no. No I won't be visiting this site. I'll stick to my $50 retail shoes. Nice virtual window shopping though.
#2 Roxanne on 2009-04-16 21:50 (Reply)
I'm waiting to see if they have any sales, right now theOut.net is out of budget bounds :-)
#3 Mary Hall (Homepage) on 2009-04-16 22:37 (Reply)
i wind up wasting a lot of time browsing through sites like outnet for deals. for me, it doesn't pay to get a designer piece on sale -- even if it's drastically reduced -- when the cost of that item alone could fund an entire wardrobe for a season. (i'm looking at you, gorgeous oscar de la renta dress: http://www.theoutnet.com/product/27564)

usually the most affordable things on these sites are the ugliest or simplest and what you ultimately wind up paying for is the right to say that it's this or that designer.
#4 m.s. on 2009-04-17 00:18 (Reply)
YES! I was so excited when I got this e-mail!

I've seen quite a few items on there that are going from as low as £11. Do you think there are different items/prices for the US/UK sites? Nothing on there that I really like, though, although I'm looking forward to the upcoming spring dresses sale!
#5 Leia (Homepage) on 2009-04-17 01:20 (Reply)
I've seen quite a few items on there that are going from as low as £11.
#6 aion kinah (Homepage) on 2009-10-22 02:48 (Reply)
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