I did some searching on here and didn't see very much mention of these stores, so I figured I'd write up a brief summary of my trip there this past weekend. (Admins, feel free to move this if I should keep it in the thrifting thread)
If you aren't familiar, this is where all of the items from the normal GW stores go after they haven't sold. Everything is put in a huge tub, you sift through it all and at the end, pay by the pound. Prices vary from 40 cents to 1.49 per pound depending on the category of item you are purchasing. Here are my thoughts:
1. Bring gloves. Sifting through a bunch of rejected items gets messy, and in general there is a sense of dirtiness in the whole place.
2. It's almost like being in a 3rd world country, there were about 5 different languages being spoken, people pushing and shoving to get to items when new bins were put out, etc.
3. I saw two (near) fights, people grabbing items out of other peoples carts and calling each other names.
All that said, I left with some decent stuff, however I don't think I will be going back. GW is cheap enough as is, the atmosphere at the GW Outlet in Aurora, CO is not worth the savings, IMHO.
Photo of the inside:
Aquascutum (ladies I think?) overcoat. Missing one button, otherwise in great shape.
Alan Flusser Lambswool Cashmere blend blazer, made in Vietnam, nothing super special.
Vintage Banana Republic Blazer, Made in USA
Osh Kosh B'Gosh Jacket like Carhartt or Filson
Women's Orvis Corduroy Blazer
All of this was ~$9 total. Great deal, for a "decent" haul, maybe not worth the hassle.