You've heard of Gilt Groupe and Rue La La? Then you are familiar with the concept of these "private sales" being held online. It's big business and Decor Insider is a new addition to this burgeoning world of online marketplaces - a discount shopping site dedicated to "to-the-trade" home furnishings at reduced prices (up to 70% off retail).
Some featured collections that are part of the roster of designers involved with the site: Odegard Carpets, Pollack Fabrics, The Stephanie Odegard Collection, Jed Johnson Home, Edward Ferrell | Lewis Mittman, Two World Arts, Kravet, Lee Jofa, Carole Gratale, Robert Allen, Robert Lighton British Khaki, Resource Furniture and Baldinger Architectural Lighting.
Sales have constantly ticking down clocks associated with them, letting you know just how long you have to get in on the deal. One current item for sale is the Alvar Aalto Beehive Lamp (designed in 1953). This classic piece's retail list price is $2800 with a Decor Insider price of $585 in effect for the next 8 days. The items featured on the site are all in stock and ready for delivery - with sales terms and estimated shipping dates clearly listed on the sale page.
Decor Insider launched on April 1st and membership is free. Click here to check it out.