Admit it – when it comes to shopping we all want to save a few bucks. And when it comes to shopping online you can find a ton of sites that offer outlet prices. What is an outlet price? Discount malls, also known as outlet centers, are often located far from residential areas.
They are an odd but incredibly successful phenomenon in the world of retailing. I’m sure you have seen an outlet store before, maybe you just didn’t know that is what it was called. Outlet stores are usually located away from residential communities and are usually where a lot of car traffic will be such as on highways and byways.
These are usually HUGE strip mall like stores. You literally can find everything and anything you want. We have one by us – the GAP outlet and I try to go as often as I can because the variety is awesome. This is also a place where you can buy brand name products for a cheap price. This doesn’t mean they are made of lesser quality materials and textiles!
In fact, they are made of the same materials as if you would go straight to the “source”. For instance, say I want to find Vera Bradley bags. If you look online at her actual store you can find a nice bag for around $100. But if I look online just a little more I can find a really nice Vera Bradley outlet that has the same product, say the Chain Link Handbag, for $40 instead of $100. You could be saving ALL that money! This doesn’t mean it’s taking it away from anyone or that they are fakes.
They simply overstocked the items and get sent to outlet stores. You can find other things besides Vera Bradley discounts online as well such as Juicy Couture, Chanel, GAP clothing, Abercrombie, Express and SO much more. So here is the golden question – why pay more for the same item when you could be paying less? You wouldn’t! And that is why these outlet stores get so much business and make so much money.
If you do a search online you can actually find a lot of outlet stores online or offline. Frankly, however, I did a few comparisons among a few different products and you seem to get an even BETTER price from an online outlet store than an offline store. This actually makes sense when you think about it because buying online has always and will always be about cost-efficiency!
This is why the online retail world does three times better than offline retail stores! If you want a nice price with a lot of options the outlet store is the best way to go! Give it a try and see what you can find! I think you will be really amazed by the prices these stores have to offer. And now that you will be saving money you can buy more of what you like – instead of just one or two items!