I agree mostly. However, don't knock the outlet mall - you can get some next-level shit there. I scored some RLPL Peccary / Cashmere gloves for $40.00 just a couple of weeks ago - absurd MSRP was $599.00. (Dolphin Mall in Miami - not a big glove-selling locale which explains the enormous discount).
Oh I wasn't knocking outlet malls at all. They certainly have their purpose and I'm sure some of my b&s purchases were sourced from there.