Outlet stores

How outlet stores make you think you’re getting a good deal


Outlet stores are supposed to be places where you can get great deals on designer clothes, but they’re not always what they seem. This video explains how some outlet stores rip you off and some red flags to watch out for.

In this video the Vox YouTube Channel and Chavie Lieber from Withdrawn review some of the misconceptions about modern factory outlets. You might think you’re getting discounts on branded items that were returned or couldn’t be sold last season, but you probably aren’t. Lieber suggests that most of the items you find in an outlet store have likely been made by a third-party supplier, not the brand itself. This usually means that the clothes were made in a hurry and the designs are probably made with cheaper fabrics, buttons and less stitching.

In fact, it’s estimated that around 85% of clothing in outlet stores was made specifically for these outlets. So this label that says “originally $ 500” is very misleading. It is more likely that the design was shipped to a third party and designed to be sold at a low price. However, none of this is to say that you shouldn’t stop at outlet stores; there are still plenty of good deals to be had. Just make sure you do your research and know what to look for when shopping there.

Why Factory Outlets Aren’t As Good As You Think [YouTube]


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