Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Review of ideeli

I was contacted by ideeli a couple of months ago about their site. ideeli is a site just like Rue La La that offers "limited-time sale events that feature the most sought-after brands in fashion, home and beauty -- at up to 80% off." Membership is by invitation only and there is no fee to join. Click here if you would like sign up. When the rep from the site contacted me I was given $25 in credit. I struggled for a month to actually find something that I really liked and was available. There are two things that I don't like about this site

1) They have a 1st row membership. What that means is for $6.99 a month you can a first access to all the merchandise before anyone else. I don't want to pay a fee to shop, it's just not worth. This makes it harder to buy their stuff because the good stuff goes fast and you don't even have an opportunity to buy it. I know stuff on these sites go fast but at least with Rue La La you have an equal chance of buying it.

2) The designers that ideeli features aren't very well known (or at least to me they aren't). I like that Rue La La has a lot of brands that I know and are comfortable buying online.

This all being said i did take advantage of the $25 credit that they gave me and picked up this cute Calvin Klein dress. I couldn't be happier with this purchase (the shipping took several weeks, much longer than Rue La La). The dress fits perfectly and is very flattering. I also love the color. It's a wine color that I normally wouldn't have picked but it looks great. Here's a picture I took of myself in the dress the other day at work.


Dollface said...

ive been getting tons of emails from them!!! Maybe I will check it out, xxxoo

Mrs. Dew said...

that dress looks AMAZING in that dress!

Lisa said...

You know, I haven't been particularly happy with ANY of the sample sale sites recently. I put Rue La La at the top of that list - their prices seem to be creeping higher and higher. Yuck.

I agree - Ideeli can be very hit or miss, although sometimes they have deals that are amazing.

Nikki Cogg said...

Ideeli contacted me as well- they wanted me to put one of their ads on my page and I would get a percentage of everyone's sales. Well it ended up being too much of a hassel so I just ignored it. I totally agree with you about the shipping time- it was almost 2 weeks before they even SHIPPED my necklace! So lo and behold, 3 weeks later I finally had what I ordered. Rue La La has great shipping times and I'm always happy with my purchases! I ordered a handbag on Saturday and recieved it on Tuesday!


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