clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

The dust from Scarfgate has settled, but now another blogger has questions about Gilt's pricing system. Erin at Sugar Rock Catwalk points out that Gilt is now selling for $198 a Bensoni dress she bought from the Savvy online for $70 last March. She writes, "I am assuming The Savvy Co made some form of profit selling the merch to me at $70, so that leads me to believe that Gilt made an additional $128 in mark-up. Is convenience and fast shipping really worth over 100% mark-up from another sample sale website? Interestingly enough though the manufacturer's suggested price differed on the websites being $646 on Savvy's site and $561 on Gilt. What is the real MSRP?" [Sugar Rock Catwalk; Previously]