7 smart purchases at outlet malls

The products at outlet malls and company stores don’t always deliver the same quality at a lower price. Here are items and name brands offering top values.

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May 30, 2013 12:18AM
May 29, 2013 11:53PM
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One more thing I have been boycotting Levis since I found out they have started making their jeans in china. I will not buy another pair until they are made in the USA with the same quality standards they use to have about 15 years ago.  Wal-Mart is also on list of places I will not shop at either.
May 29, 2013 11:59PM
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The Nike shoes I have seen at outlet malls are not for true runners.  You can get good discounted running shoes online including Amazon and Foot Locker.
May 30, 2013 9:56AM
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the days of making a deal at the outlets , at least here in south/western Pennsylvania , are pretty much dead, I make much better deals at Sam's and Costco then the outlet  malls , the problem  with the big discount stores is you have to buy when they have it , their stock changes often, But with the outlets there is the cost of driving to them and then you have to be thinking all the time , " Can I get this cheaper elsewhere" or " didn't I see this cheaper at the department store"  . no bargains here anymore. 
May 30, 2013 12:09AM
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I shop at vanity fair for myself, they always have jeans half price meaning under ten bucks, I always bought the kids clothes from carters or osh kosh begosh.  There are good deals if you look.  I used to buy a lot of stuff from the disney outlet and I was so good that I got a lot of stuff from there, took the girls to disney and they thought I bought it from the park. 
May 29, 2013 11:40PM
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Don't buy the Levis at the outlet mall there is really no price difference. Not to mention everything in there is pretty much made in china. The quality in the fabric for blue jeans is pretty much gone.
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like anything, everything is cheaper when it has a "small" defect or has been out of style for a year.

 Not one to talk about out of style ,I still have a pair of z cavaricci .   come on 1989

 

May 30, 2013 11:20AM
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I have been a retailer my whole life and have some information that most people don't know.

Most merchandise in outlet mall stores is made for these stores.  Most people assume it is overstocked merchandise from their other stores that didn't sell. 

So, it is usually cheaper material than what you would find in the regular stores.

You get what you pay for.

May 30, 2013 10:17AM
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You will be seeing less from China in clothing and more from other countries since China has become much more expensive.  For example China pays $500/month and lower cost countries pay $120 per month for 58 hours work weeks. China has begun outsourcing to lower cost countries.
Jun 25, 2013 11:50PM
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This discover ad, runs over the words so, you can't read the whole thing.  Very annoying and I if I see this I will not read the page.  Get rid of it, or you will lose more people to the site
Jun 26, 2013 7:08AM
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lk about concrete jungles.  No landscaping or décor. 

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