Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Buyer's remorse

So many blogs lately have been reporting on their great finds from invite-only websites like Rue La La and Gilt. Of course, I wanted in on the action, but I wanted to make sure not to shell out for shipping and duties to the Great White North. My answer: Beyond the Rack. This site lists items in Canadian dollars and ships from Montreal so no duties! The shipping fees are also reasonable. I've been on Beyond the Rack's mailing list for a few weeks but last week their clearance sale was the first to entice me to buy. I was won over by the 90% off price tags and made some impulse purchases.

French Connection Ladies Faceted Crystal Watch

This watch retails for $195 but was on sale for $20. However, in person it was larger and more silver than I expected. I am mostly a gold girl. It is just not me.

FCUK Ladies Slim Gold Logo Watch
Without the big logo, this watch would be perfect for me. I don't think it would be appropriate for an English teacher to be walking around with a watch that almost has a swear word on it. It was regular $175 but on sale for $51.

Rampage Cream and Black Patten Flap Jenessa Purse
Finally, something that I like. This is super cute. Regular $125 but on sale for $38.

Rampage Mushroom Dylan Clutch
I think I bought this one only because it was so cheap; $7! When I took it out of the box, RDog went, "Ugh." It really doesn't match my style.

Rampage Porcelain Mini Satchel Jenny Purse

I thought this purse would be a great little clutch but it really is too "tough" looking for my usual dresses and pearls. Again, it was a great sale ($70 down to $19) but I will probably never use it.

Ugggh, what was I thinking. I got swept up in the sale. I would order for Beyond the Rack again but next time, I need to think before I enter my credit card number. Just because it is a good sale doesn't mean I need it or will use it!

The good thing about Beyond the Rack is that they do accept returns. They only give store credit but it is better than nothing. If anyone is interested in purchasing any of my items, let me know before I pack these babies back up. The only thing I am keeping is the black and white bag. I will charge you only what I paid plus shipping. All costs were in Canadian dollars so if you are in the U.S., it would mean the prices would be a little bit lower. As well, if you are interested in becoming a member of Beyond the Rack, let me know and I will send you an invite.


  1. Ah I've been on the RueLaLa website for the first time ever last week - I was eyeing some things but boy do you ever have to be swift to catch those deals as they sell out SO darn quick.

  2. love the black & white purse! So cute!!!