If you have yet to get in on the online sample sale game, I've just created invite links to four of my favorite flash sale sites. These will live in the (new!) "Under-the-Counter Hookups" section at right, so have at it if you wish.
Though Gilt Groupe is still my reigning favorite, lately HauteLook has been giving it a run for its money. While both recently featured heavily discounted Herve Leger, the latter had better selections, which included a gorgeous knit pencil skirt I missed out on. Sigh.
The one I lost:
Would've been lovely to have for Spring . . .