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Online Today: Shop Rodarte's Previously Unsold Pieces

Closetcouture.com teams up with LA's Presse boutique for a special kind of sale

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    Online Today: Shop Rodarte's Previously Unsold Pieces
    Courtesy of Couture Closet
    Rodarte's previously unsold pieces available today on couturecloset.com

    Recently, there's been an explosion of membership-based online sales sites. Gilt.com remains one of the most well-known, but insiders are already joining spots like Rue La La, and Editor's Closet). Now there's Closet Couture, a social and networking site that's so new it's still in beta (so get in while the getting's good). Even better, the website is teaming up with Presse, an LA boutique run by former fashion editors, to offer seven Rodarte pieces that were shown on the runway but never produced. For those outside the industry, the idea of runner-up items might seem bizarre, but the distance between runway and reality often proves pretty far—more often than not, tons of darlings are killed off in the process. Designers (and sisters) Laura and Kate Mulleavy picked out some of their favorite such darlings for a one-day shopping event on the site, so bottom line: you won't be seeing these studded gloves on many other folks.