Gilt Launches First Brick-And-Mortar Retail Store

Fashion brand plans to open a boutique where items will be discounted by up to 90%.

Ross Brooks
Ross Brooks on June 17, 2013. @greenidealism

Gilt, the New York City-based online retailer specializing in high-end designer apparel and accessories is set to open their first ever retail store in Kentucky. Know for having many goods at 60% off retail, the store is likely to feature items at a whopping 90% off retail.


For all those expecting the store to be in New York, you may be surprised to hear that it’s actually going to be in Louisville, Kentucky – due to the fact that the company’s largest distribution center is based in nearby Shepherdsville.

The store opens on June 28th at the Shelbyville Road Plaza, and will feature designer brands such as Zac Posen, Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka, and Missoni. If it seems too good to be true, then you may be right as the store will only be open for a month.


To celebrate the occasion, a private preview is being held for guests and media the day before the outlet’s official public opening. The brand has also partnered with Greater Louisville Inc. for a special ribbon-cutting cutting ceremony to get the event started.


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