>Blast-off into summer with GILT GROUPE Summer Shopping!

13 May

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TEXT, VIVIAN G. KELLY-VAN ZUTPHEN
Images, Courtesy of LaForce and Stevens
We love the Gilt Group. The concept’s a winner – exclusivity [invite-only], the best brands, and budget-worthy pricing.
The only catch is that you have to hover at your computer at 11:50a.m. EST so that you can jump on top of the items you really want – before the other guy out there does.

Granted, this is a BIT easier on the weekend, which is probably why GG is running their “Get Set for Summer” sale, running from Friday, May 14th – Sunday, May 16th.

WHAT: The members-only online retailer will be offering everything you need – from apparel and accessories to kids and home – in an all-encompassing shopping experience to ensure you are prepared for every summer adventure.

We trolled-through and picked-out our favorites.

PICK 1: Accessories [the right summer hat]
WHO: Aussie designer Helen Kaminski
WHAT: raffia-straw fedoras, caps and floppy sunhats that perfect for the summer. Handmade in the tropical paradise of Madagascar, her collection also includes a variety of woven totes, satchels and clutches.
Added bonus: she’s a resource for cute leather purses with buckle and studding details.

Pick 2: Men’s:
WHO: Park & Ronen
Parke & Ronen’s swim trunks have been on our radar screen since attending a long-ago show at Mercedes Benz Miami Swim Week.

Pick 3: Everything You need for AT-HOME ENTERTAINING
WHAT: Gilt HOME. The list includes: Missoni Home beach towels, Loll Designs outdoor furniture, Hampton Popcorn, and Omaha Steaks.

ADDED BONUS: In addition on Thursday, May 13th, guest Gilt blogger designer Malia Mills will offer tips on bathing suit shopping and the best suit for your body type.

We’ve just touched on what you can score this weekend, so be sure to reserve some computer time and loginto www.giltgroupe.com to have your summer act together by Memorial Day.

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