Pssst . . . You're In!!

When did club shopping become so big?  

No, I'm not talking about Sam's Club.  I'm talking about the high end interiors/fashion online sources that you first must be invited to "join" before you can shop?  

Don't misunderstand, I adore my daily dose of One Kings Lane (especially the Tastemaker sales) and Rue La La.  But why the club part?  Within hours of a request to join, you're in?  

Is it our societies need to be a part of something bigger? [No, I'm not going to go into some deep intellectual discussion of the positive psychological benefits of perusing 1st Dibs].  These are just my random thoughts! 

 Sort of like my husband's question of why do we call it a "pair of pants" isn't it a "pair of legs" and if a pair of pants works why not "a pair of sleeves" rather than "a shirt."  Again, who knows!! Sometimes, you just have to laugh at what we have become.

So, if you're feeling a little left out and want to be part of something, even if it is just an online store (smile here), these are my favorites.  

Sometimes the deals are fine, and sometimes they are down right amazing.  With any shopping, you really need to know the general value of what you are looking for before you can truly determine if you are getting a great deal.  

If you do apply to join any of these, not to worry . . . you'll get an invitation to join.  
You're just that special!  


  1. Ha Ha your husband is funny! I agree...I am to the point that I am going to un-invite myself because I do not have time to read all the emails :)

  2. Hi Mandy, like Sherry my emails are getting to be overwhelming. It is enought keeping up with my site!

    If you haven't Do come and enter my Artful Offering!It is truly beautiful!

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  3. Hi Mandi~ How funny your husband is!! :) I have not purchased from these spots yet, but am aware of them and belong to a couple of the clubs you mentioned already. I don't really get the whole club thing either- Kind of like the 'club card' at the grocery store- why do you have to put in a club number to get a sale price? Shouldn't it just be the price it is for everyone?


Thank you for thoughts on my post! M.