[GUEST BLOG POST] Flavia Gets the Latest Scoop from Gilt - Chitown Fashionista

25 September 2012 / By Nikia Jefferson

[GUEST BLOG POST] Flavia Gets the Latest Scoop from Gilt


As I prepare for the arrival of baby MJ III, I’ve asked one of my favorite bloggers, Flavia Borges, to grace us with a few guest blog posts along the way.


Last week, Gilt Groupe offered an intimate breakfast for a selective group of Chicago bloggers and editors at Public Hotel’s Pump Room. When Nikia told me I’d be attending on her behalf I knew this would be a great opportunity to catch up on Fall trends from the women’s editorial director, Melissa Liebling-Goldberg.


Thanks for the beautiful gift! | The beauty girl Nicole Pearl on the right.


Over coffee and delish muffins, Melissa discussed all that is in store for Gilt.com in the upcoming months, including Tuesday Trends, which will feature a new Fall trend each week (look out for those); a Hanky Panky Mega-sale (I’m intrigued); and the holiday season sales (party dressing is what I’m most looking forward to). In October, there will also be a semi-annual Bridal sale and a 50th anniversary blowout of Kenneth Jay Lane jewelry.



She also reported rich colors, whimsical prints, structured bags, exotic skin purses, and the “borrowed from the boys” look are very hot trends for the season. Exciting!

As the chatting progressed we all agreed how amazing it is that fashion is so accessible and democratic; we all share somewhat the same taste these days. What’s desirable here is also desirable in NY, LA and Texas. Crazy to think, but very cool!


Melissa  Liebling-Goldberg (left) | my yummy egg white omelet


Melissa left the best kept secret for the end when she advised us all to really use the wait list, as sold out items often come back – proof being the beautiful, wait listed Cynthia Rowley  dress she wore that morning.



Which trends are you anticipating from Gilt this Fall? How have your past shopping experiences been with Gilt?


*Need an invite to Gilt to enjoy all the exclusive flash sales? Click HERE, my friends.



Flavia Borges is a freelance writer and creator of Lulu Abroad. Born and raised in Brazil, resident of Chicago and citizen of the world. A shopping enthusiast and interior decor lover, she also moonlights as a singer and swears Friends is the best show ever made.






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Nikia Jefferson

Nikia Jefferson is the Founder and Editor of ChiTown Fashionista and has always had an affinity for shoes and shopping, in general. In addition to addressing fashion trends and her latest obsessions, Nikia promotes the remarkable, yet underexposed, local shops and designers she encounters in Chicago and beyond. Deemed as ‘the enabler of fashion consumption’, Nikia works to captivate the hearts of fellow shopaholics by featuring the unique treasures found during her shopping adventures.

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