March 28, 2023

US Outlet Stores may not be what you think they are

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By Laura Northrup From Consumerist Old-school outlet shopping involved visiting clothing factory towns and digging through bins of slightly irregular underpants in a rough store space that was sometimes just off the factory floor. Today, outlet stores are nicely designed stores in special malls and in regular malls alike, thousands of miles away from where […]

Outlet stores aren’t actually the awesome deal you think they are

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By Pamela Engel From Business Insider The common assumption about outlet stores is that you’re getting the same goods that are in a regular retail store without the big price tag. But these “deals” might not be what they seem — Sapna Maheshwari at Buzzfeed writes that some outlets sell a separate line of lower-quality […]