We’ll admit that we’re obsessed with invitation-only shopping sites. Imagine a daily cyber-space running-of-the-brides sale at Filene’s Basement… such is the adrenalin rush we feel once we identify a precious treasure we must possess. Fearful that another more unscrupulous bitch’ll scoop us, we troll our fave Gilt Groupe precisely at noon each day to see which great Missoni or Miu Miu just arrived. Rue La La is our close second, and for home we’re swept away by One Kings Lane.

Aroused though we are, we do have our standards—we only buy pieces we’ve actually seen before in real life, and only if they’re being offered at ridiculously deep discount. We are Bitches on a Budget, after all.

Desperate for a little bling pick-me-up? 9/16 on Gilt Groupe check out Me & Ro. You’re certain to get a good deal on these beautifully crafted, hugely hip, splurgeworthy jewelry pieces. But be shrewd! Head to your local overpriced boutique to check in person for the piece of your dreams—if you find it, log in and cross your fingers.

Or say you’re seeking one or two new pieces to update your fall work wardrobe. Ellen Tracy’s structural, chic, practical-yet-elegant officewear could be the ticket. Rue La La’s Ellen Tracy boutique opens on 9/16 at 11:00 a.m. EST.

Well, just a few ideas to whet the appetite. Be sure you know the return policies inside and out! And the most important rule: use your head.

You know you’re good at that.