The Tiny Heart: Outlet Shopping

8.28.2014

Outlet Shopping




Blouse-Ann Taylor Factory (similar The Limited Blouse), Jeans-Old Navy (similar Cheap Monday Denim Pants), Bag-Forever Tiff Couture (similar Steve Madden Quilted Crossbody Bag), Sandals-Target (similar Seychelles Gold Sandals)

This navy blouse was another one of my purchases at the Ann Taylor Factory store. It was just $9.99! I live 10 minutes from an outlet mall. With some of the outlet stores, I've noticed that you really get what you pay for...the quality is not as good as the regular store. It's not even worth the discount. But other stores, like the Ann Taylor outlet, the clothes are well made which means you can save a ton of money. 


How do you feel about outlet shopping? 


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41 comments:

  1. I really want to check out Ann Taylor, i keep meaning to but it is further out for me so i always forget but their clothes are good quality.

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  2. I haven't been outlet shopping in forever! I agree, you have to look a bit more closely to make sure you know what you're getting, but can often find some great deals! Love your look and especially those pants :)

    www.fashionistastyle1.blogspot.com

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  3. You're so darn cute! My opinion on outlet stores is largely disappointment. The ones here on Long Island barely have discounts. I'm not sure why they even call them outlets.

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  4. The Banana Republic Outlet is pretty much just shitty BR clothes. You get better deals shopping the clearance racks at the regular store. The best outlets are the Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom outlets because it's the real stuff...just last season's stuff.

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  5. I love outlet shopping, especially when the quality is really good. But even then, I buy really cheap clothes anyway. :)

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  6. I'm a big bargain shopper so I love outlet stores... but I will admit that it does definitely feel like the clothing isn't as good of quality, like you said. I'm also the type of person that gets sick of clothes that I own really easily so by the time it's falling apart I'm usually getting rid of it anyway. haha!

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  7. Love the color of your jeans! I agree, it depends on the store as far as quality...Ann Taylor and JCrew Factory are two I usually like :)

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  8. I haven't always been so lucky with outlet shopping, though I guess I have a couple of items from the Coach outlet. This top is great and that's a great deal!!

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  9. I love outlet malls! You always find the best deals!

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  10. D-d-dyinggg to squeeze in some outlet shopping before summer's end! There's never been a close outlet mall to us, but one is slowly popping up just a couple miles away! Can't wait to seek out some fun deals-- LOVE that top!
    xx, Emily
    shell chic'd

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  11. Living so close to an outlet would be dangerous for my wallet!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com
    Come by! Weekly Style Me Wednesday fashion blog link-up

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  12. I love these green pants, perfect for fall!

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  13. I read an article recently (and even posted it on my blog's Facebook page) about outlet stores vs. the regular stores. I read that actually most of the items in the outlet store were never intended for the regular store and are, in fact, poorly made to accommodate the cheaper price. So there doesn't end up being a real "bargain" after all or at least not what you think the bargain is.

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  14. I hate that so many outlets are essential brands knocking off themselves. But I have a few pieces from Ann Taylor and several from J.Crew Factory that I love... so if it's the best price I can find, then why not? The blouse does drape beautifully!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  15. love the color of your jeans! i'm always happy when i can find good pieces at the outlets...my favorite is the off 5th saks outlet near me-i always find designer jeans at a great price!

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  16. I love outlet shopping! And Ann Taylor is one of my favorites!!

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  17. Loving the color combos! Green is my all time fav and that quilted crossbody...#need.

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  18. I love to outlet shop. You look great

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  19. this top is a really cute basic! i was at the outlets in AC a few days ago, but the ann taylor outlet seemed kind of cleaned out. loving the purse you're wearing here too!

    xo,
    gabby
    www.likealittlefox.blogspot.com

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  20. Beyond beautiful! I love your tank - it looks perfect with the rest of your outfit.
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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  21. I have mixed feelings about outlet shopping. I do notice the quality difference between the stores I shop at and the material is usually a little more uncomfortable. I personally prefer to pay a bit more if the fabric is silk rather than the polyester version. Outlet shopping is tempting, they always have deals that can't be beat.

    Great find on your tank!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  22. Outlet stores have really nice items! Great outfit!

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  23. Cute bag, Sharon! :)

    http://dressingupforme.blogspot.com/

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  24. I haven't been to the outlets since last summer! I need to go soon! You got an amazing deal on that top!

    http://kacieskloset.blogspot.com/

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  25. What a great deal! I've never been into outlet shopping because of what you said about the quality. But my friend gets some amazing pieces at the outlets too, so I've really been wanting to get into it!

    Christie
    The Closet by Christie

    www.theclosetbychristie.com

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  26. I wish there were outlet stores near me! Love the top and green jeans!
    ~Sara

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  27. I used to love outlet shopping. Now I find I don't have the time or the patience to dig and hunt for a treasure!

    www.highheelsandtutus.com

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  28. i haven't done it in a bit--feb i think. sometimes i find tons of stuff!

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  29. You look SO cute. Love the color of your pants. I love outlet shopping, but like you, only for quality brands!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  30. i LOVE outlet stores and wish there were some closer!!

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  31. Gorgeous post! Love your blog, will be back to stalk you!!

    SSSx

    www.stylestreetstalker.com

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  32. I love 5 minutes from the outlet and agree with you on the quality...the places I have found that work best are Loft, Ann Taylor, J.Crew, Gap and Banana! Score on this top. It will be a great layering piece for the fall.

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  33. Great casual look on you.

    Celebrating my blogs 2nd year.
    XO,
    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  34. I love your top and pants together!! Outlet shopping is the best!

    PS. I need to send you an email. I'm coming to NJ next month and would love to meet up with you :)

    xo,
    Angela

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  35. I obviously love the J.Crew outlet! And Coach! It's nice to be able to get a designer bag that's not super expensive. I used to live near outlets but now I don't get a chance to go any more.
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  36. I love those green pants and that bag! Really the whole outfit is great!!

    Amanda - Life With Grace
    www.lifewithgraceblog.com

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  37. Awesome that it's a great price and great quality :)

    Mili

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  38. Definitely agree that outlet shopping has to be done cautiously! Some brands actually just make clothes for their outlet stores. This outfit reminds me to bring out my green pants!
    xo Adri
    www.adrilately.blogspot.com

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