Gilt is an online shopping and lifestyle website based out of the United States. Gilt Groupe was launched in 2007 by five founders.
Gilt Groupe is based in New York, N.Y. with warehouses in Brooklyn, New York, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Louisville, Kentucky.
Founder Kevin P. Ryan modeled Gilt after Vente-Privee, an online fashion retailer in France. Ryan then recruited Mike Bryzek, Phong Nguyen, Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson to the original team. Gilt's original business of "flash sales," selling a limited number of luxury designer items at steep discounts for brief periods, made it an immediate hit.