Do outlet stores deliver?
Most products stand up to tests on comparison, quality, and price
With the promise of big savings on quality name brands, outlet stores are booming. But are they delivering on that promise? To find out, Consumer Reports surveyed 17,753 readers who made nearly 39,000 outlet store visits. The results reveal winners and losers among the major outlet brands included in the survey, which considered value, quality, selection, and service. Consumer Reports also interviewed experts and sent a reporter to buy $2,000 worth of shirts, slacks, socks, and sweats to examine in CR’s textile labs.