We’ve been hearing about the new “outlet” version of Net-a-Porter, Outnet for months, and now it’s finally here. Outnet is where Net-a-Porter’s out-of-season/last year’s designs go to get marked down, at least 30-80%. They’re also, as they say, going to “keep things interesting” by offering pop-up sales and limited time offers similar to sample sale sites. The next pop-up sale for example, starts April 24 and features Spring dresses for up to 80% off. They’ll also host giveaways, and going, going, gone sales, where the price on a coveted item drops during the day – see how low you’ll let it go before you snag it!
This is all very exciting, and great retail concepts, but what about the stuff? From what I can tell so far, the prices are great, and the selection, good. If you’re a luxury designer handbag or shoes junkie, this is the shopping site for you. Outnet features the same outfit styling and showcase as Net-a-Porter, and is very easy to search, browse, and checkout. Overall, I think it’s a cool site, and great if you’re willing to wait months for something you saw on Net-a-Porter to make it to Outnet at a discount.
Some of the highlights…
What do you think – will Outnet be your new favorite shopping spot?