Flash sale alert: Have you met Zulily?
Warning: 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.)