Save With Online Boutique ShoppingIn amongst all the daily-deal sites, I’ve noticed another type of store pop up – the online designer “boutique” stores. These websites allow you to buy designer, couture clothing, gifts and home goods for bargain-basement prices. So if you have champagne taste and a beer budget (like me), be sure to check them out! Their sales are usually specific to a single designer and run for just a few days. Here are some of the best boutiques I’ve come across:

Rue La La – This site focuses mostly on clothing and jewelry, though a few luxury home-furnishings sales and other odds and ends pop up. Sales go live at 11 a.m. each day and there’s an option to preview upcoming boutiques. Be warned, the popular ones sell out fast! They also have “local picks” for certain cities, but they haven’t gone live for DFW yet. Join Rue La La now.

Totsy – This private sale site is oriented towards parents, as it’s filled with boutiques for designer kids’ clothes, finely crafted toys, and decorations. A few women’s clothing and maternity boutiques are sometimes available. I bought my son a very nice pirate ship set from Totsy recently, for his birthday this fall. Join Totsy now. Want an even bigger savings at Totsy? Today, the deal site FamilyFinds is offering $15 for $30 in Totsy credit.

Zulily – Great finds on boys and girls clothing, women’s clothes, home goods, handbags and more. Deals go live at 4 a.m. central, so be an early riser (or a night owl) for the best selection! Definitely the widest variety of stuff I’ve seen. I’m loving their back-to-school boutique, with deals on adorable lunchboxes, shoes, backpacks and more! Join Zulily now.

Shoebuy Private Events – Pick up brand-name shoes, jewelry, luggage and other accessories at this site. The hardside luggage pieces they’ve got on sale now are fantastic! Join Shoebuy Private Events now.

Ideeli – This boutique has lots of men’s, women’s, kids and home items to pick from. Check out their travel deals, too. Loving their Swiss Army sale! Join Ideeli now.

Gilt Groupe – Great boutiques for designer duds for women, men and children, as well as gifts, toys, home items, and just about anything else you could think of. Be sure to check out their “Taste” sales on yummy gourmet items! Join Gilt Groupe now.

MyHabit – Run by Amazon, this site features boutiques for men, women and children. Right now they are offering $25 off any purchase when you enter the code SUMMER25 at checkout through Aug. 1. Join MyHabit now.