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Flash sale alert: Have you met Zulily?



zulilly.jpegWarning: The following post is not for divas who refuse to look through a few ruffles, tutus and baby pastels on the path to a deal for grown-ups and kiddos.

Still there? Let's talk about Zulily.

A friend tipped me off to the flash sale site, calling it the equivalent of crack for lovers of high-end baby and children's boutiques. Not so into the pint-sized set? Fear not, there's so much more.

Here's the deal: You have to register with an email address to gain access to the daily deals, which are posted around 9 a.m. EST. The majority of the day's lineup features clothing, toys and books for babies and young children. But there's also a lot of deeply discounted brand-name women's clothing and shoes, as well as really cute housewares.

Today's line up includes the hot, hot boots in the photo from CL by CL Laundry. Zulily price: $29.99, almost 50 percent off the full $59.99. In recent months, I've seen other great deals on Steve Madden shoes, Lodis bags and wallets and Betsey Johnson lingerie.

The catch? I find Zulily's shipping charges to be exorbitant. I've twice have canceled orders after learning that a $15 item would cost $7 to ship. But it balances out when the prices are good enough, or you place a bigger order.

I recently made my first purchase from the site, buying four bras for $21, plus shipping fees. I'll share a full review when it arrives. And even on days when I just browse, I find there's nothing like online window shopping to liven up a bleary morning.

Any other fans or foes of Zulily out there?

Deal Diva Letitia

(Photo: CL by CL Laundry on sale today at Zulily.)

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 11:02am]


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