The Insider’s Guide to Outlet Shopping
You go to an outlet store to save money, but you probably wonder whether the trek and the time are worth it.
The answer is yes and no.
There’s no doubt you will save money by shopping at outlet stores, and you don’t even need to actually go to one; you can shop many of them, such as Nordstrom Rack and Saks Off 5th, online; but there’s a catch. Outlets usually don’t carry the same clothes as their parent stores. In fact, you can sometimes get better deals shopping sales and using coupon codes at full-price retailers.
DailyFinance.com has compiled a handy list of outlet shopping tips to help you save money:
It’s possible the outlet version is cheaply made and won’t last as long as what you’d buy from the regular store, so factor in quality as well as price. On the other hand, some differences might be insignificant, and the savings may outweigh them.
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