Jennifer in Wonderland

June 25, 2009

When Persistence Doesn’t Pay Off

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — jennifer @ 9:59 AM

GRRR I am so pissed. Does anyone else know about Gilt Groupe? It’s a website with major discounts on designer clothes/accessories/home goods. They have little boutiques that pop up every day and they send you an email about who is featured and you have to sign on at 9 AM (noon eastern) ON THE DOT in order to get the good stuff. If you want to sign up, please let me know because then I get a credit when you buy stuff.

So imagine, my surprise when I checked my email at 9:11 AM this morning and saw this…

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Yes, that is the Marc by Marc Jacobs Joelle dress that Blair Waldorf wore to the White Party in Season 2 of Gossip Girl. And it was marked down to $158! I was seriously shitting myself, I wanted it so BAD! 

I sign onto Gilt (11 minutes late) and my size is already in another member’s cart, but not sold out. I have loads of work to do today but I take a few (okay, many) precious minutes madly refreshing the page trying to get the dress in my cart. 40 minutes later, that beotch finally bought the thing and I get a message that is sold out. I’m crushed…defeated.

It reminded me of a few months ago when Gilt had an Herve Leger sale. I was there at 8:59 AM waiting to see what they had and I got a super cute bandage dress into my cart! I was so psyched. I kept refreshing my cart so that the 10 minute hold timer wouldn’t run out. After about an hour of serious contemplation, I decided that even though the dress was hugely marked down, I couldn’t really justify such a big hit to the bank account for something that is super trendy and honestly, kind of 2008.

So that’s it. It’s 10 AM, I’m crazy busy today, but I always have time for online shopping. 🙂

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1 Comment »

  1. Duuuh! Let me know if you want something. I’ll keep an eye on it for you.

    There are many others out there – which I’m sure you already know of. And damn, yeah, I wanted one of those Herve Leger dresses (I’m pretty sure you know which one I wanted). But, um, I would look like a sausage if I put it on. LOL.

    Comment by Frau Zaftig — July 5, 2009 @ 10:16 PM


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