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Wardrobe Stylist asks: Where Is The Best Shopping Deal? Outlet, Off-Price Retailer, Or A Store Sale?


Personal Shopper Scarlett DeBease
Personal Shopper Scarlett


As a wardrobe stylist, I just had to share with you a great article that I read in Real Simple magazine about where to find the best deal – outlet or off-price retailer.

I myself have never been much of a fan of shopping outlets, as just like the article states, much of their merchandise is made for the outlet itself, therefore not the big bargain they want you to think you are getting.

Typically the merchandise made for the outlet is of a lower quality and although it can be fun to go from store to store, I find that you can still get a better deal at off-price retailers such as TJ Max and Marshalls.

Based on my personal and professional wardrobe stylist shopping experiences, I still find that I get the best buys at retail store sales, and it is always worth checking out on-line sales too. On-line shopping is also a lot less exhausting than outlet shopping, allowing you more time to organize your closet and create some new outfits with your bargain purchases.


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