Vote Now in the Fashion 2.0 Social Media Awards

My favorite online sample sale website, ideeli, has partnered with Style Coalition to create the Fashion 2.0 Social Media Awards. The goal is to measure the best of style influence online. They need your help determining which brands engaged you, moved you, and inspired you to shop, dress, and think in 2009. There are 7 fabulous categories to vote on- so check out the poll here!

Vote now for The Innovator Award, Fashion 2.0!

Fashion 2.0 Fashion Week Meetup Sponsored by Style Coalition and Ideeli

(Above: Maria Kucinski and Erica Swallow (me) at the Fashion 2.0 Fashion Week Kickoff Meetup)
(Above: Yuli Ziv, founder of Fashion 2.0 Meetup, and Deirdre Sullivan, Social Media Director at, hosted the fashion trivia giveaway!)

Last night, I went to my first official Meetup! It was the Fashion 2.0 Fashion Week Kickoff Reception that took place at W New York – The Tuscany. Organized by Yuli Ziv, the party included an open bar, a hot gift bag full of goodies and a ton of fun guests. Some highlights for me included hanging out with my BFF Maria, meeting a few great people, sipping wine, getting compliments on my minicards and seeing Phillip Block.

For more photos, check out my Flickr photostream!

Invitation Codes for Online Sample Sales!

There are quite a few online sample sales out there, and I’m racking up memberships left and right! I’d like to share the wealth, as many of these sites are invitation-only websites. If you’d like an invitation code to any of the following sites, just click the link and sign up. If you find an error, just comment below, and I’ll email you the information!

Some of the sites are by email invite only — in that case, just leave a comment and don’t forget to include your email address in the form.🙂

BellezaBandida – Discounted beauty products.

Beyond the Rack – An online shopping club featuring designer fashions and accessories at up to 70% off retail.

Billion Dollar Babes – Luxury private sale shopping with prices up to 85% off retail.

Bloomspot – Exceptional offers for weekend getaways and unique local luxury experiences from top-rated merchants.

Bulx – The top brands for your home at up to 75% off.

DD Push – A private sample sale site offering designer goods at 40-80% off retail. (This is an email invite only. Leave a comment below and I will invite you!)

Editors’ Closet – A private sale site offering designer brands at highly discounted prices. – a private sale site for Indian-inspired fashion, jewelry and home decor at highly discounted prices.

Eziba – Exclusive deals on the latest home furnishings from leading brands.

Fancy Hands – Personal assistants for everyone.

The Foundary – Coveted home products at up to 70% off.

Gilt Groupe – Luxury designers and fashion brands at prices up to 70% off retail.

Glam List – Find your preferred brands at 40-70% off retail. (This is an email invite only. Leave a comment below and I will invite you!)

Gomatta Girls – A sample sales site offering women’s fashion apparel, shoes and accessories up to 90% off retail.

Hautelook – Limited-time sale events on your favorite designer brands at savings of up to 75% off.

HomeSav – Up to 80% off home decor, furniture and giftware.

ideeli – Exclusive luxury sales of up to 80% off on designer clothing and goods.

Juxzy – An online private sale hub where designer brands are sold at discounted prices. (This is an email invite only. Leave a comment below and I will invite you!)

Joss & Main – 25-70% of home goods and gifts.

Lot18 – a private sale site for wine and epicurean products from coveted producers at attractive discounts.

Modnique – Brand name and designer merchandise at up 50-85% off.

One Kings Lane – The world’s top home decor brands and designers at up to 70% off retail.

Rue La La – The most wanted brands at private sale prices.

ScoreBig – Save 10-60% on live events, including sports, music and the arts.

Secret Style – Up to 75% of on designer brands.

Snappy Tuna – Kitchen and tabletop goods at up to 70% off.

SniqueAway – Travel discounts galore.

The Top Secret – Top brands at sample sale prices.

TripAlertz – A private sale site for travel deals. As bookings go up, prices go down.

Vacationist – Luxury travel deals.

VillageVines – Up to 30% off food & drink bills at top NYC restaurants.

Vitis – Discover wines by the Masters and receive offers based on your preferences at 30-70% off.

Voyage Privé – Dream travel within reach, at prices of up to 75% off. By invitation only.

Click on the links above to become a member of any of these sites. For those sites that are email invite only, just leave a comment and I’ll invite you. After testing out the sites, report back on your experiences in the comments!

Image courtesy of Deucecities Henhouse