Two of the biggest names in the online designer buys on a budget realm, Gilt Groupe  and Rue La La , have a Louisville connection most people probably don't recognize until they order something, anxiously await the package, get it in the mail and see that the return address is from none other than Shepherdsville. Not exactly Louisville, but it's right next door. It's pretty cool when you think about it. Designers clothes by the likes of Phillip Lim, Burberry and Marni can be found in massive distribution facilities right outside of Louisville.
I remember the first item I ordered from Gilt. Couldn't have had better timing for such a great find at such a great price.
If you've yet to sign on, don't wait another day. Some of the deals may not seem all that deal-worthy, $400 shoes for instance. But you never know when the sale of the day will be right in your price range and exactly what you're looking for. It's a great feeling.
And now, not only can you feel good about ordering those designer duds at prices that fit your budget, you can also smile because your order is being packaged right in Louisville's backyard.
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