Two Gilt Groupe Alum Set Up a New Shopping Site and It Lets You Shop the Closets of Fashion’s Elite

December 4, 2012 by

Two Gilt Groupe Alum Set Up a New Shopping Site and It Lets You Shop the Closets of Fashions Elite

It goes without saying that Christian Leone and Leah Park know a thing or two about luxury shopping. They were, after all, two of the founding Vice Presidents of Gilt Groupe. Now, however, they have set out on their own and created Vaunte, a new luxury marketplace that allows you to shop the closets of fashion’s elite. Think of it as the site that Blair Waldorf’s minions would shop from. (Blair doesn’t buy secondhand, after all.) You can take in the closets of designers like Lela Rose and writers like Jill Kargman, pick up designer duds tailored to your personality—like a Chanel dress or a gold Chloe handbag—and share all your finds with friends. The downside is that the site is invite-only and each member only receives two invites to give away. The upside of that, however, is that once you are in, you can take your pick at what to buy without the competitiveness you might see at other sites. To check out the site, head to Vaunte.com.