Gilt,, the innovative online shopping destination will open its first-ever designer outlet in Louisville, Kentucky, it announced today. The Designer Outlet will open Friday, June 28 for one month at the Shelbyville Road Plaza at 4600 Shelbyville Road.

The Designer Outlet will house a selection of Gilt's top designer brands — from men's and women's apparel and accessories to home goods, kids' goods, and more — all at up to 90% off retail prices. Thousands of items will be on sale at this temporary brick-and-mortar retail space, including styles by top brands like Zac Posen, Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka, and Missoni.

Gilt is already deeply steeped in the Louisville market. In June 2010, Gilt opened its largest distribution center in nearby Shepherdsville.

"We are excited to expand our presence in Louisville and bring to life for our loyal local members," said Chief Supply Chain Officer, Christopher Halkyard.

In celebration of the launch, Gilt will partner with Greater Louisville Inc. - the metro Chamber of Commerce, to host a kickoff ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 27 at its private preview. The Designer Outlet will be open to the public for one month from Friday, June 28 through Sunday, July 28; 10am–8pm Monday through Saturday and 12pm–6pm on Sunday. 

"GLI welcomes the first Designer Outlet to the Louisville business community," said Craig J. Richard, President & CEO of Greater Louisville Inc. "The exciting new concept store is a unique addition to our local retail market. We're fortunate that Gilt's presence in Louisville affords us the opportunity to dress high-style at great prices and I'm sure it will be well-received by consumers."

About Gilt

Gilt,, is an innovative online shopping destination offering its members special access to the most inspiring merchandise and experiences every day at insider prices. Gilt continually searches the world for the most coveted brands and products, including fashion for women, men, and children; home decor; artisanal ingredients; and unique activities in select cities and destinations. We believe that every day is an opportunity to inspire and be inspired.

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