If you’re looking to fill your home with items that feel fresh and modern, you now have carefully curated shops you can look to for inspiration. These days, flash sale sites have been all the rage not just because of their exclusivity, but because they’ll save you time and money by offering you deals you wouldn’t normally be able to score. Act quick, however, because these deals are only offered during a limited amount of time.
If online flash sales of design items are your thing, then check out the one of the newest and most popular kids on the block, Fab.com. (Did you know that actor Ashton Kutcher is one of its backers?) Fab.com recently reported that since launching in June 2010, it has signed up more than 350,000 people to its service who place more than 1,000 orders per day. This site sells everything related to modern design including lighting, linens, jewelry and art & design books. With each sale only running 72 hours, you’ll want to scoop up your modern design items before they’re gone!
Tip: Be inspired and keep up-to-date with this exciting shop by following the founder and CEO of Fab.com, Jason Goldberg, on his blog. The self-professed “serial entrepreneur” gives a nice sneak peek into what’s going on behind-the-scenes.
Tip: Be the first to know when the 2M Collective sales start by signing up for notifications via Facebook, Twitter or email. Though sales start every Thursday at 9 AM PST, they end exactly one week later or when the item is sold out.
3. One Kings Lane
If your taste leans slightly more toward the classic and refined, then you’ll love One Kings Lane. With sales that launch at 8am PT/11 am ET and last 72 hours, this website offers deals on top brands for your home like rugs and art as well as entertaining, travel and gift items all at up to 70% off retail. Doug Mack, CEO of this home decorating flash sales site recently said that last year his company grew 500% over the previous year, and that this year it is on track to see similar growth of several hundred percent.
Tip: Check out One Kings Lane’s Get Inspired section to learn how to style your home, host a fundraiser dinner party, pack like a jetsetter and more. It’s also a fun and informative place to read about the designers you’re buying from.
4. Joss & Main
Think decorating your home is going to cost you an arm and a leg? Think again. Launched in January 2011, Joss & Main is a members-only site that offers limited-time sale events on items for your home and life. How deep are their discounts? From 25% to up to 70% off retail! More focused on furniture, accessories and home decor, than the rest, you’ll find a nice mix of design items here including everything from kitchen accessories and lighting to candles and wall decor.
Tip: Joss & Main recently launched a new series called Curator’s Collection. It’s where they’ve asks bloggers and designers to hand-select their favorite picks. Look for this every Tuesday.
5. Gilt Groupe
Since being founded in 2007, Gilt Groupe has found a large audience thanks in large part to savvy female shoppers. Selling both designer clothes as well as lifestyle products like home decor, Gilt claims an annual revenue of $500 million. With an incredible curated collection of offers and experiences, Gilt stands leaps and bounds above the rest. At Gilt, you’ll be able to find deals that are up to 60% off retail. Come here to shop under the broad categories: Women, Men, Home, Children, Gifts, Jetsetter, City and Taste.
Tip: Check out the newly launched Gilt Taste if you’re all about artisan foods. Though currently in beta, this sub-section is where you’ll find delicious food curated by chefs, writers and farmers. In addition, check out Stories to find recipes or watch how-to videos. Also, Gilt Group just launched a full-priced men’s site called Park & Bond. Make sure to check that out.