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Online flash sales and private sales

Like Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Bloomingdale's, private sale sites are starting to carve out their own identities in the retail world. Here is the rundown on a few of the top sites. All times listed are Pacific time. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Online sale sites: An article in Sunday's Image section listing various private online sale sites said that sales last 72 hours. The sales last 40 hours, or until items sell out. — -------------------- The vibe: Somewhere between Fred Segal and Kitson The goods: Tag Heuer watches, Rock & Republic jeans, Elizabeth & James shoe boots, Cosabella swimwear, Go Smile teeth whitening kits ...