Gilt (US) is currently offering free shipping on all Canadian orders for the rest of November. Shipping to Canada normally costs $9.95 so you are saving a good chunk of money.
Shopping from Gilt is actually simple for Canadians. With the free shipping you save that initial $10. At checkout, they calculate and display a guaranteed order total in your preferred currency, including applicable duties and taxes. You pay them up front so there are no mysterious landing costs or high brokerage charges when the parcel arrives at your door. Everything is done at the store level for convenience.
Gilt is a really popular US website I run across on blogs everywhere. They sells fashionable goods and designer goods much like Beyond The Rack but they have a much more extensive collection with brands you will rarely find from a Canadian website. I have seen some really awesome sales on designers I love like Valentino, Fleur of England, and more. Even with the duty charges it is often much cheaper to buy these items across the border than try to purchase them in Canada. Since Gilt automatically offers discounts off the retail price you know you are already getting a good deal. They not only sell fashion for men, women, and children; they also have items for the home and gift ideals.
You can find brands like Zac Posen in the women's section which includes elegant dresses, jackets, and more. These Top 10 Toysfor kids are a great way to get gift ideas and save money at the same time. If you need your morning caffeine fix then check out the Nespresso sale that is on right now.
Each sale is on for a limited time only and different designers are introduced regularly. Often the hottest deals will sell out the quickest so I suggest signing up for their newsletters so you know what is being released and when.
(Expiry: 30th November 2013)