Gilt.com fashions and wardrobe basics

April 16, 2008 10:45:46 AM PDT
An exciting new fashion Web site, www.gilt.com, offers items from high-end designers like Valentino, Zac Posen, Derek Lam, Dolce and Gabanna, Luca Luca, Diane Von Frustenberg and many more) at sample sale prices, approximately 70 percent off. The company is headed by two beautiful, dynamic women, Alexis and Alexandra, who have tips on building wardrobe basics for men and women.

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From Alexis and Alexandra:

How to Build a Wardrobe on a Budget

Begin with the basics, every gal needs one of the following:

- The classic jeans ( Earnest Sewn)

- The little black (or red dress)

- The cigarette skirt

- The quintessential oxford

- The "fun" Friday night top

- The transitional topper

The Classic Lambertson Truex Clutch

Retail price: $995; Gilt.com price: $398

A great investment piece. I recommend a metallic. It can be worn year round and will never go out of style.

The Signature Lamberston Truex Tote

Retail price: $1,395; Gilt.com price: $568

White tote is the perfect piece to transition from Spring to summer.

The Missoni wedge

Retail price: $485; Gilt.com price: $110

The signature knit Missoni is fun and colorful. Perfect staple shoe that is both fun and functional.

John Hardy Coil Cuff

Retail price: $2,895; Gilt.com price: $1,398

Investment/statement piece .

Diane von Furstenberg Blouse

Retail price: $154; Gilt.com price: $58

Artful draping and luxe layering are Diane von Furstenberg trademarks. Pair the luxurious silk jersey top with jeans or with a skirt for cocktails.

For men:

Perfect pair of Earnest Sewn Jeans

Retail price: $180; Gilt.com price: $72

Offers stylish wash and perfect fit for both Men and Women.

Malo Cashmere Sweater - Men and Women

Retail price: $325; Gilt.com price: $98

You can't beat luxurious cashmere from Italian designer Malo. Great basic to pair with anything from jeans to business attire.

Hickey Oxford Stripe Shirt

Retail price: $198; Gilt.com price: $69

The classic go-to golf shirt is every man's best friend.

John Varvatos Sport Coat

Retail price: $1,395; Gilt.com price: $488

Three-button peak lapel wool sport coat

Lambertson Truex briefcase

Retail price: $565; Gilt.com price: $198

Multi-function briefcase is the ultimate organizer for any man. Fashionable and functional.


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