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RackedWire: The Gilt Backlash Begins; Calling All Stylish Bloggers

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THE INTERNET—Three words that should roil the blood of any online sample shopper: "Gilt Groupe Lies." So begins a very angry blog post by someone who took the time to fact-check the price of a cashmere scarf marked down nearly 60% off (according to Gilt) from a retail price of $300. What she found: The same scarf, in the same size, retailing for $195 at Neiman Marcus. This isn't necessarily Gilt's fault, since they probably got the retail price from Sofia Cashmere, the company that makes the scarf. But the post, combined with this comment yesterday, makes us wonder if a backlash is brewing. [The Vie Society; Racked Comments]

THE INTERNET—Any fashion journalist will tell you, there is a huge difference between having style and writing about. When you are bestowed with the ability to dress as well as you write, it's truly a gift one ought to use for good and not evil. That's why StyleList and Bluefly are on a mission to find America's Most Stylish Blogger. If you blog about fashion, or fancy yourself a stylish person who can make even the most mundane runway show sound riveting, click here for more details on how to apply. The winner will receive a blog on StyleList and a Bluefly shopping spree. Hurry, because the deadline is fast approaching (October 12). [RackedWire]