Last night, I had a discussion with a colleague about the rise of the private online sale – it seems that it came out of nowhere and now is what a lot of us fashionistas (or recessionistas, as the case may be) live and die by.

Why do you all think that is? And are these sales something you find yourself buying from often? Or just cyber-window-shopping?

Here’s some going on today!

Contemporary Shoe Sale

Carmen Marc Valvo

ABS by Allen Schwartz

Baltic Linen

Gucci watches

RFG jewelry

Robert Rodriguez Black Label

Completely Bare beauty

Emile Henry home

Lauren Merkin

TechnoMarine Watches

Neil George/Whish Body/Methven

Ted Baker Clothing & Shoes

Nina Ricci

Kendra Scot

J Brand

Carlos Falchi handbags

Lunt Silversmiths home