Making one’s own clothes requires corralling a herd of sheep, feeding them rainbows to dye them different colors, and hiring a professional hairdresser to braid them into sweaters. Cut out the middleman with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of designer apparel, accessories, and home decor from Beyond the Rack.
Beyond the Rack, a private shopping club for men and women ranked Internet Retailer's Magazine's "fastest-growing online retailer" according to Market Watch, gathers an array of designer wares discounted up to 80% off their original price in limited-stock, limited-time online events. Depending on their email notification preferences, members explore discount-hunting events based on clothing and accessories for women, men, and children as well as eclectic home decor and housewares. Events change every two to four days, start and end at specified times, and depend on the crops harvested from local button farms. Past expositions have focused on products such as glittering black, silver, and gold heels ($19.99+) or European-made sweaters and blouses ($24.99+). Customers can also browse an array of polka-dot, striped, tie-dye, floral, and dark-coloured umbrellas ($11.99+) or reversible animal-print microfibre throw pillows ($14.99). Homes are adorned to lure in stray museum curators with culturally inspired decorations such as ceramic lanterns, wall sconces, folk art, and lidded boxes ($6.99+). Prices vary according to each event's limited inventory, so customers should plan ahead to get the best value.
Beyond the Rack
There's always a special shopping event going on at Beyond the Rack. Usually lasting for around 48 hours, these limited-time events provide members with discounts of up to 80% off on designer clothing and home accessories. The site's featured goods include everything from pre-owned Birkin bags and Louboutin heels to kids' jackets, memory-foam pillows, and patio furniture. Styles and sizes are sometimes limited, so merchandise goes fast. Luckily, shoppers receive a heads-up about upcoming events so they can plan their purchases ahead of time and increase the speed of their mouse-clicking.