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Polo - Outlet Purple Label

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by uslexus, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. uslexus

    uslexus Member

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    I was at the Premium Outlets today in Aurora, IL and stopped by the polo store. They had, on their clearance racks, Purple Label dress shirts and polos marked down to $49.99-75 down from 269-375. On top of that, everything on the rack was 50% off. I walked away with a great purple label french cuff for only $25! Has anyone noticed similar discounts at other polo outlets?
     
  2. whnay.

    whnay. Well-Known Member

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    any wide spread collar shirts on the rack? I'd pay you to pick them up for me.
     
  3. uslexus

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    I don't believe so, but a friend of mine will be going there tomorrow, so I'll have him take a look. What size do you need?
     
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    whnay. Well-Known Member

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    15.5, thanks in advance.
     
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    DocHolliday Well-Known Member

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    I've never seen anything but crap at my nearest Polo outlet ... and it's not even offered at much of a discount.
     
  6. Holdfast

    Holdfast Well-Known Member

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    My local Polo outlet almost always has a small selection of RLPL. Generally some ties and shirts, but recently some suits as well. Not in a separate section, just mixed in with the blue label merchanise... and usually discounted to the almost the same price as the Polo stuff, which makes it a fantastic bargain.

    Talking to the store staff though, they know just how much of a bargain it is and will often cherry pick, especially the ties! But still, there's usually a small, but interesting, selection of keenly priced RLPL there.
     
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    maxnharry Well-Known Member

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    My experience at Polo outlets is also not great. All the purple label I've seen has come from department store outlets. Any hints on the Polo outlets in the US that handle RLPL stuff?
     
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    wow...RLPL shirts at $25, to me, seems like an equal, if not superior, value proposition than Grensons at $250...

    uslexus, any chance you could have your friend see if there're any 16s? i'd pay $30 a shirt if there're any in solid white/blue or blue/gray pinstripe, up to 3 shirts.
     
  9. uslexus

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    I'll give him a call and see. He should be there in a couple hours. I believe I saw a couple 16s when I was there, so hopefully they are left. Any particular color/style your interested in?
     
  10. uslexus

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    I just talked to my friend. He said everything was picked over already and they only one they had was a 17.5 in some god awful color. I'll be sure to keep an eye out for them when I'm there and let everyone know if I find something
     
  11. billiebob

    billiebob Well-Known Member

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    There is rarely anything high quality at the Polo outlet at Tanger in Riverhead, LI. Maybe it's too close to the target market. Sad.
     
  12. Jameson

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    Billie,

    The tanger outlets for me are terrible.

    Even the saks off fifth rarely ahs decent stuff.

    The Marshalls in Smithtown is your best bet. I saw a few Polo Blue label made in italy with pick stick side vents e.t.c. in 42-46 @ I think 4-499? Maybe $499

    Did find a Calvin Klein Collection MSRP $185 for $19.99 nice shirt.

    Same Marshalls same day Armani Collezioni grey wool slacks unhemmed my size for $69.95. I thought good deal fit is excellent.

    Any other finds on Long Island?? E-mail me JCarnes@optonline.net

    JC
     
  13. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Well-Known Member

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    I would pay $100 for RLPL shirts all day long. I like them a lot.
     
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    thanks anyhow uslexus...we'll see if the ebay supply of RLPLs go up in the next few days...

    I'll give him a call and see. He should be there in a couple hours.
     
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    ranchsooner Well-Known Member

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    I bought 2 linen PL dress shirts for $25 today. My manager friend took me back to the "private reserve room"[​IMG]
     
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    Hmmm. Pondering the hour drive to the area Polo outlet...
     
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    Every Polo outlet store I've gone into, I've been told "we don't get Purple Label merchandise here". In fact, I've never found Blue Label either. What's up with this company???
     
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    Every Polo outlet store I've gone into, I've been told "we don't get Purple Label merchandise here". In fact, I've never found Blue Label either. What's up with this company???

    There are only a few outlets that get PSR merchandise, which is leftover stuff from the main retail stores. Fortunately, Castle Rock, CO does. But they don't get any 16 1/2 shirts or 44R suits, or 34 inch waist trousers.[​IMG]
     
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    I found one blue label shirt....once. Otherwise, the ones I've been too have been junk.
     

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