Originally Posted by supersan7
Likewise many on here rant against the BB outlets, but I spoke to the manager of the local BB here today and he said he ran an outlet for 8 years and most people can't tell the diff b/t his outlet BB and his retail BB. He said they're having a 40% off sale at the outlet (at least the one near me) and that you can get a good one for $250 or $300. Good luck.
The fact that the manager of the local BB says most people can't tell the difference between outlet and regular BB means nothing unless you believe that most people can tell the difference between good clothing and junk. The truth is most people in the US can't. So they buy the junk, and then when it loses its shape or starts to fall apart they go buy more new junk.
I bought a 346 outlet suit once and the pants started to come apart at the seam within a few weeks. For some reason, the suit also just looked so much worse than a suit in the exact same style and size (Olive poplin) that I had bought from the regular store a few years earlier. I ended up donating the 346 model to Goodwill.
Maybe I just got a bad apple but I still remember once asking a BB outlet store worker what some of the differences were between outlet and regular lines and he mentioned that outlet models have double-needle stitching instead of single. He then said that this meant they were better because there was twice as much stitching.
I believe that is not a correct statement of the facts, to put it mildly.