The Same Game: Online Sales

May 28, 2015 by Lila Delilah

Yesterday, we spent some time taking a closer look at the discounts at our local department stores. Today we are crawling the web, searching for the best deals.

One would think that online price comparisons would be easy but e-tailers purposely make it difficult. Instead of one broad markdown, most online stores individually price items according to their inventory levels. It’s almost impossible to nail down a discount at destinations like Shopbop and Net-a-Porter. Generally the discounts at both sites range from 30% to 50% off.

What really throws customers off is the items and designs that designers create exclusively for a particular retailer. For example, we can only find this sunflower and rose floral print Dolce & Gabbana dress on Net-A-Porter– and it’s still not on sale. Then you have stores that discount items that others do not. Kiran Zibete discounted this YSL Sac de Jour to $1650 from $2750 and that practically sold out chevron rainbow Rockstud tote from Valentino is discounted to $1317 from almost $2200.

Take note, that Kerna Zibete seems like the overall winner as it still has a really great selection of designer merchandise and most everything is 40% off.  Below is a comparison chart of Kirna Zabete, M’Oda Operandi and Net-a-Porter.


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