Last week I posted the Foodie's Guide to Frugality and it was fun compiling info about saving $ while still eating out and eating well, that I decided to do a Fashionista's Guide to Frugality for shopping mavens who have found the tight economy has also tightened their clothes/accessories/shoes budget.
Disclaimer: NORMALLY it takes 2-3 days for the retailer to report it back to the cash back site. So patience will be your saving grace. Also, it takes about 90 days to pay out so remember that as well. Just think of it as "Found Money" and more often than not, they require Paypal. Look at it as found money. I use my cash back sites for everything from clothes, shoes, makeup to cooking supplies to even travel. It's well worth the effort.
Websites like Ruelala.com and GiltGroupe.com (whose end of season sale is the TALK of the town) offer high end private designer sales online that you get an email about the day before and must sign in to view/shop. For instance Rue La La is having a DIOR sale Friday starting at 11AM with a James Jeans and Kay Unger sale to follow over the weekend. I'm sure I won't buy anything but it sure is fun to look. And since prices can be as much as 80% off retail....it makes Christian a little more attainable than say, eluxury.com. If you would like a membership to either site drop me an email and I will send you an invitation!