EXCLUSIVE: Early Access To Gilt Groupe's Giant End-of-Season Sale

As any seasoned internet bargain hunter knows, Gilt Groupe is a site dedicated to providing sales on the daily. Visit at the start of a season when other stores are only selling full price pieces? Sales! How about right before the holidays when retailers are asking too much for popular gift items? More sales! And when a high-end boutique gets a new shipment of pricey merchandise, where do its leftovers go? That's right, to Gilt Groupe for a sale.

Of course, because regular deals are the gold standard at Gilt, the company's "final sales" are always worth clearing your calendar for. Discounts are re-applied once, twice—sometime three times!—to already marked-down stock. Things that originally cost more than your rent dip below $100; fine Italian leather goods undercut Chinatown prices. The only downfall, really, is that you've got to beat the other rabid shoppers in a clicking war to the best stuff! Normally, your best help there is a quick trigger finger and good luck, but we've got a better solution for the e-tailer's upcoming August 8 blowout: just sign up for the Lucky newsletter! Gilt's given us an exclusive code to access the event two days early (August 6) and we're only revealing it in Monday's email blast. Give yourself an edge and sign up here now.

image left: Missoni Criss Cross Platform Missoni Criss Cross Platform Slingback, Gilt Groupe Final Sale Price: $149 (Original Retail $615)