Must-Haves: Alexandra & Alexis Of Gilt Groupe

Written by on July 15, 2011 in Must-Haves, Shopping - 2 Comments

We’re Gilt Groupe fanatics! One of our favorite places to shop, Gilt Groupe is a members-only online shopping destination for discounted designer merchandise. It’s a daily must-check-out site! Alexandra Wilkis Wilson and Alexis Maybank are the brains (and beauties) behind the hugely successful online retailer, which has grown to include everything from home furnishings to food. It’s become a pioneer in this rapidly growing market space. We were eager to discover what these two stylish tastemakers are currently loving in fashion, beauty, and beyond!

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Founder and Chief Merchandising Officer, Gilt Groupe

Style Philosophy: Classic, fun, and a sprinkle of spice.

Fashion & Shopping: I am on a Marni (via kick these days, but the truth is I love hundreds of designers. I have many favorite stores all around the world — from designer, to contemporary, to vintage! I enjoy shopping while traveling more than in my hometown of New York City (and of course, I love!).

Shoes & Accessories: I love Christian Louboutin heels and Citrine by the Stones jewelry — and I think it may be time for an Hermes Birkin. I just can’t figure out what color.

Beauty Basics: Nails in Essie- Ballet Slippers and Marc Jacobs perfume. I’m also on a major Bobbi Brown makeup kick!

Travel Destination: I went to Bali on my honeymoon in 2007 and can’t wait to go back!

Drinks & Dinner: My go-to neighborhood dinner spot in NYC is Serafina. I also love Soho House (I especially like the ones in L.A. and Miami) for drinks.

On the Web: For fashion news it’s Women’s Wear Daily, and I’m always looking at whatever Alexa Chung is wearing on her blog.

To Add Sparkle: I wear Ella Tein jewelry!


Alexis Maybank, Founder and President Premium Products and Services

Style Philosophy: Strongly feminine with a dash of downtown for good measure.

Fashion & Shopping: Zac Posen & Prabal Gurung are my two favorite designers right now. I love shopping at Phillip Lim’s LA Boutique and, of course, Gilt Groupe! Mecox Gardens is great for home furnishings.

Accessories & Shoes: I like Miu Miu & Christian Louboutin for dressing up, and Toms for casual days. Lately I’ve been wearing chunky jewelry by Ben Amun, and I love House of Waris‘ bird jewelry collection.

Beauty Basics: Nails in Essie- Allure, Light Blue from Dolce & Gabbana perfume, and Frederic Fekkai products for hair.

Travel Destination: My favorite cities are Rio, Rome, and Istanbul.

We invite you to join Gilt Groupe.

Images not linked above: Marni & Prabal Gurung via, Alexa Chung via Alexa Chung Daily, 3.1 Phillip Lim store via

  • Marissa

    Love this post on two successful, strong and stylish women! It is always inspirational to see hard working ladies who work in the business of fashion.
    I also wrote about a few successful ladies myself today… You! Check out our blog post about The Glitter Guide here at

  • Emily

    It’s nice to see the faces behind this mastermind site. I love Gilt Groupe too! What a wonderful post this is.


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