By Invitation Only – Alexis Maybank & Alexandra Wilkis Wilson

Posted March 7, 2012 by Marcy Twete in Leaders We Adore
Game changer. There’s no other way to describe the impact Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson had on internet shopping when they launched Gilt Groupe in 2007. They changed the way women around the nation shop. Popular in New York for years, designer sample sales boasted lines around the block for women to scramble in and sometimes even fight each other for a pair of YSL boots or Louis Vuitton bags. Alexis and Alexandra saw what no one else could – the opportunity to take these designer sample sales out of Manhattan and into the homes of women across America.

In the five years since Alexis and Alexandra began Gilt Groupe, online deal sites have become the norm, not the exception. And there’s no denying that the two of them were the pioneers who made it all happen. Gilt Groupe is bigger now than ever, having expanded beyond women’s clothing and accessories to include a men’s department, travel, kids, wine, food, and more. Their growth is inspiring and their story compelling. And now, we can all get a glimpse into these two brilliant minds.

I invite you all to pre-order “By Invitation Only”, Alexis and Alexandra’s new book, detailing their journey from idea to start-up and from start-up to worldwide success. My copy is on its way and I’m certain it will add to my collection of the best business books for women on the market. Get your pre-ordered copy by clicking here now.

About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."