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Clothing outlets have been in business for decades.  We have heard that the first outlets actually appeared in the 1930's on the East Coast of the United States.  The outlet business has evolved over the years to include both brick and mortar locations as well as online versions of the business model.  Fashion outlet stores are basically manufacturer branded stores grouped together in outlet malls.  Outlet stores allow manufacturers to sell product directly to the public rather than simply to retailers who in turn would sell to the public.  In the past, companies would use the outlet stores to sell excess inventory.  Now companies sell excess and they also manufacturer product specifically for the outlets.

Learn more about clothing outlet stores in our fashion industry terminology section.

fashion directory  Bloomingdale's Outlet Stores: The Bloomingdale's Outlet concept was first introduced in 2010 and has grown to include stores in California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia and now Pennsylvania.

fashion directory  Camarillo Premium Outlets: Find impressive savings at Banana Republic Factory Store, Barneys New York, Coach, Cole Haan, Gap Factory Store, J.Crew, Kenneth Cole, Lucky Brand, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Tommy Hilfiger and more.  Camarillo Premium Outlets 740 E. Ventura Boulevard Camarillo, CA 93010 (805) 445-8520

fashion directory  Century 21 Department Stores - outlet

fashion directory  Factory Direct Craft Supply: Craft supplies at discount pricing.  They are listed on because they sell Buttons, lace, ribbon, floral, plush, feathers, and some additional items that may be helpful to the Apparel & Textile industry.

fashion directory  Guess Factory Store: GUESS was established in 1981 by the Marciano brothers, who left the south of France in pursuit of the American dream. Inspired by a European influence, the Marcianos redefined denim. One of their initial designs was a stonewashed, slim-fitting jean, the 3-zip Marilyn. Bloomingdale's was the first department store to welcome the brand by ordering two dozen pairs of jeans. They disappeared from the shelves in just hours. This was the beginning of a long success story.  In addition to the great retail stores that sell this brand, you really should stop by the Guess Factory Store to keep an eye out for deals on this wonderful brand.

fashion directory  Outlet Bound (Online Guide to Outlet Stores & Outlet Centers): Know Before you Go! Get all the details on every Outlet Center, Outlet Mall and Outlet Store in the US. Shop Smart and Save 25-75% everyday on brand name & designer goods. If you're planning an outlet shopping trip, you'll love Outlet Bound. Search 275 outlet centers & 12,800 factory stores. Thanks for making them one of your favorite Outlet Shopping Sources.

fashion directory  REI Outlet: is your best source for discount outdoor gear. They offer great deals on top-name equipment for camping, climbing, cycling, travel, skiing and snowboarding, and more. Bargains also abound on footwear, as well as men's, women's and kids' clothing.

fashion directory  Rockvale Outlets (Pennsylvania): is an award winning, 560,000 square foot outlet shopping center located in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Ranked as one of the largest and most successful factory outlet centers in the country, Rockvale Outlets features more than 100 brand name factory direct stores including Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids Outlets, Restoration Hardware Outlet, LOFT Outlet, Disney Outlet, Bose Outlet, Border's Outlet, Jones New York and three exclusive merchants, Noah's Landing, Strasburg Station and the Eagles End Zone. The center features five restaurants including an Olive Garden, Cracker Barrel and Ruby Tuesday and an on-site hotel. Amenities include shuttle/trolley service, several ATM machines and two children's play areas. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.

fashion directory  Simon Premium Outlets : Simon is a global leader in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations and an S&P 100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Their properties across North America, Europe, and Asia provide community gathering places for millions of people every day and generate billions in annual sales.

fashion directory  Tanger Outlet Centers: Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. is a recognized leading developer and manager of factory outlet shopping centers, each one known as Tanger Outlet Center. They have been a publicly held Real Estate Investment Trust since May, 1993. Tanger shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SKT. Tanger currently has ownership interests in or management responsibilities for 33 centers in 22 states, totaling approximately 8.7 million square feet of retail space. Tanger Outlet Centers are characterized by a tenant mix of leading designer and brand-name manufacturers. Each shopping center provides a unique opportunity for customers to purchase a variety of brand-name products for the entire family directly from the manufacturer at substantial savings.

fashion directory  VF Outlet: VF Outlet had come a long way from the original outlet sale in 1970! VF Corporation was one of the earliest outlet operators, and opened the first outlet center in the country. It was M.O. Lee - then president of VF Corporation - who suggested holding a public sale one Saturday morning to clear out excess inventory of Berkshire International. That day, the merchandise completely sold out, even though the only advertising had been word of mouth. Pleased and surprised at the success of the sale, Lee scheduled a bigger one for two weeks later, with merchandise brought in from other VF sources. That sale was even more successful, and the VF Outlet business was launched. Selling Berkshire and Vanity Fair surplus products, the factory store was 5,000 square feet, with only a drop cloth separating it from the manufacturing facility. VF Corporation - which opened the store in 1970 - was one of the earliest outlet operators, and opened the first outlet center in the country, in Reading, Pennsylvania. Today, you'll find that VF Outlet stores have evolved from only offering excess inventory to offering customers much more! VF Outlet gives customers a unique combination of ridiculously low prices, wide selection and famous brands so you can get everything you need and more.  Visit a VF Outlet store and you'll find Every day Low Prices.

fashion directory  Woodbury Common Premium Outlets (Central Valley, New York): Woodbury Common's is part of Chelsea Premium Outlets.  Upscale, fashion conscious shoppers who prefer designer labels have found that all outlet centers are not all the same. Outlet shopping centers that are owned and operated by Chelsea Property Group are where shoppers can expect the largest collection of designer brands. Chelsea Premium Outlets brings together the finest brands, unique outdoor settings, and savings of 25 to 65 percent every day.

The creation of the outlet store has been credited to the founder of the Dexter Shoe Company.  In 1974, Vanity Fair opened up the first multi-store outlet center in Reading, Pennsylvania.  The number of malls in the 90s increased from 113 in 1988 to 276 in 1991 and to 325 in 1997 and 472 in 2013. Outlet malls are not an exclusively American phenomenon.

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