Outlet Prices vs. Retail Prices

Our holiday shopping list included desirable gifts for a variety of recipients, as well as a few other things for the season. Those holiday items are highlighted in blue. We also compared the prices of many other products at the outlets and the retail mall, both before and after discounts.

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BRANDPRODUCTOUTLET Before DiscountsOUTLET After DiscountsRETAIL Before DiscountsRETAIL After DiscountsPRICE DIFFERENCE Before DiscountsWINNER Before DiscountsPERCENT SAVINGS Before DiscountsPRICE DIFFERENCE After Discounts

WINNER After Discounts

PERCENT SAVINGS After Discounts

HOLIDAY LIST TOTAL:

$1,468.28

$1,240.15

$1,915.48

$1,756.62

$447.20

OUTLETS

23.3%

$516.47

OUTLETS

29.4%

GRAND TOTAL:

$4,577.36

$3,607.37

$5,717.03

$5,117.72

$1,139.67

OUTLETS

19.9%

$1,510.35

OUTLETS

29.5%

Gap

Men's Boxers or Boxer Briefs

$9.99

$9.99

$12.50

$10.00

$2.51

OUTLET

20.1%

$0.01

OUTLET

0.1%

Men's Dress Socks (2)

$7.99

$7.99

$15.00

$12.00

$7.01

OUTLET

46.7%

$4.01

OUTLET

33.4%

Men's Thermal Tee

$24.99

$12.50

$26.95

$13.48

$1.96

OUTLET

7.3%

$0.98

OUTLET

7.3%

Men's Polo

$29.50

$12.99

$29.50

$20.65

$0.00

NONE

0.0%

$7.66

OUTLET

37.1%

Men's Leather Belt

$24.99

$24.99

$39.50

$39.50

$14.51

OUTLET

36.7%

$14.51

OUTLET

36.7%

Men's Jeans

$49.99

$29.99

$59.95

$59.95

$9.96

OUTLET

16.6%

$29.96

OUTLET

50.0%

Women's Long-Sleeve V-Neck Tee

$19.99

$6.99

$16.50

$16.50

$3.49

RETAIL

17.5%

$9.51

OUTLET

57.6%

Women's Skinny Jeans

$49.99

$14.99

$69.95

$69.95

$19.96

OUTLET

28.5%

$54.96

OUTLET

78.6%

Women's Cardigan

$39.99

$31.99

$44.95

$22.48

$4.96

OUTLET

11.0%

$9.51

RETAIL

29.7%

Women's Socks (3)

$7.99

$7.99

$15.00

$12.00

$7.01

OUTLET

46.7%

$4.01

OUTLET

33.4%

Women's Pashmina Scarf

$14.99

$14.99

$29.95

$23.96

$14.96

OUTLET

49.9%

$8.97

OUTLET

37.4%

TOTAL:

$280.40

$175.40

$359.75

$300.47

$79.35

OUTLET

22.1%

$125.07

OUTLET

41.6%

Banana Republic

Men's Boxers

$12.99

$12.99

$18.50

$18.50

$5.51

OUTLET

29.8%

$5.51

OUTLET

29.8%

Men's Boxer Briefs

$14.99

$14.99

$19.50

$19.50

$4.51

OUTLET

23.1%

$4.51

OUTLET

23.1%

Men's Dress Socks (5)

$20.00

$20.00

$52.50

$52.50

$32.50

OUTLET

61.9%

$32.50

OUTLET

61.9%

Men's Chinos

$49.99

$34.99

$59.50

$59.50

$9.51

OUTLET

16.0%

$24.51

OUTLET

41.2%

Men's Merino V-Neck

$69.99

$52.49

$59.50

$59.50

$10.49

RETAIL

15.0%

$7.01

OUTLET

11.8%

Men's Jeans

$69.99

$41.99

$69.50

$69.50

$0.49

RETAIL

0.7%

$27.51

OUTLET

39.6%

Men's Button-Down Dress Shirt

$54.99

$22.00

$79.50

$79.50

$24.51

OUTLET

30.8%

$57.50

OUTLET

72.3%

Women's Button-Neck Sweater

$59.99

$47.99

$59.50

$59.50

$0.49

RETAIL

0.8%

$11.51

OUTLET

19.3%

Women's V-Neck Sweater

$49.99

$34.99

$59.50

$59.50

$9.51

OUTLET

16.0%

$24.51

OUTLET

41.2%

Women's Cardigan

$69.99

$21.00

$69.50

$69.50

$0.49

RETAIL

0.7%

$48.50

OUTLET

69.8%

Women's Jeans

$59.99

$47.99

$79.50

$79.50

$19.51

OUTLET

24.5%

$31.51

OUTLET

39.6%

Women's Trouser Socks

$7.99

$7.99

$8.50

$8.50

$0.51

OUTLET

6.0%

$0.51

OUTLET

6.0%

Women's Long-Sleeve Scoop-Neck Tee

$29.99

$15.00

$29.50

$29.50

$0.49

RETAIL

1.6%

$14.50

OUTLET

49.2%

TOTAL:

$570.88

$374.41

$664.50

$664.50

$93.62

OUTLET

14.1%

$290.09

OUTLET

43.7%

Gymboree

Holiday Dress

$39.99

$29.99

$56.95

$56.95

$16.96

OUTLET

29.8%

$26.96

OUTLET

47.3%

Tights

$9.99

$7.49

$14.95

$14.95

$4.96

OUTLET

33.2%

$7.46

OUTLET

49.9%

Boys' Argyle Sweater

$27.99

$20.99

$36.95

$36.95

$8.96

OUTLET

24.2%

$15.96

OUTLET

43.2%

Boys' Pants

$24.99

$18.74

$32.95

$32.95

$7.96

OUTLET

24.2%

$14.21

OUTLET

43.1%

Boys' Button-Down Shirt

$18.99

$14.24

$29.95

$29.95

$10.96

OUTLET

36.6%

$15.71

OUTLET

52.5%

Boys' Dress Socks

$3.99

$2.99

$3.25

$3.25

$0.74

RETAIL

18.5%

$0.26

OUTLET

8.0%

Boys'/Girls' Cotton PJs

$16.95

$16.95

$21.95

$21.95

$5.00

OUTLET

22.8%

$5.00

OUTLET

22.8%

Baby One-Piece With Feet

$15.99

$15.99

$26.95

$26.95

$10.96

OUTLET

40.7%

$10.96

OUTLET

40.7%

Boys' Briefs (3)

$12.99

$12.99

$15.00

$15.00

$2.01

OUTLET

13.4%

$2.01

OUTLET

13.4%

Boys' Boxer Briefs (2)

$10.99

$10.99

$15.00

$15.00

$4.01

OUTLET

26.7%

$4.01

OUTLET

26.7%

Boys' Socks (3)

$13.99

$13.99

$9.75

$9.75

$4.24

RETAIL

30.3%

$4.24

OUTLET

30.3%

Girls' Panties (3)

$10.99

$10.99

$15.00

$15.00

$4.01

OUTLET

26.7%

$4.01

OUTLET

26.7%

Girls' Socks

$2.49

$2.49

$4.25

$4.25

$1.76

OUTLET

41.4%

$1.76

OUTLET

41.4%

TOTAL:

$210.33

$178.83

$282.90

$282.90

$72.57

OUTLET

25.7%

$104.07

OUTLET

36.8%

Carter's
(Retail from Dillard's)

Poly Blanket Sleeper

$20.00

$10.00

$10.99

$10.99

$9.01

RETAIL

45.1%

$0.99

OUTLET

9.0%

Baby Bodysuit & Pants Set

$18.00

$9.00

$9.99

$9.99

$8.01

RETAIL

44.5%

$0.99

OUTLET

9.9%

Three-Piece Little Layette Set

$20.00

$20.00

$10.99

$10.99

$9.01

RETAIL

45.1%

$9.01

RETAIL

45.1%

TOTAL:

$58.00

$39.00

$31.97

$31.97

$26.03

RETAIL

44.9%

$7.03

RETAIL

18.0%

Kate Spade
(Retail from Nordstrom)

Black Leather Tote

$325.00

$227.50

$395.00

$395.00

$70.00

OUTLET

17.7%

$167.50

OUTLET

42.4%

iPhone 4 Hard Case

$40.00

$40.00

$40.00

$40.00

$0.00

NONE

0.0%

$0.00

NONE

0.0%

Signature Bangles

$88.00

$61.60

$88.00

$88.00

$0.00

NONE

0.0%

$26.40

OUTLET

30.0%

TOTAL:

$453.00

$329.10

$523.00

$523.00

$70.00

OUTLET

13.4%

$193.90

OUTLET

37.1%

Coach

Madison Collection Maggie Handbag

$598.00

$335.00

$498.00

$498.00

$100.00

RETAIL

16.7%

$163.00

OUTLET

32.7%

Universal Cell Phone / Camera Case

$88.00

$47.00

$48.00

$48.00

$40.00

RETAIL

45.5%

$1.00

OUTLET

2.1%

Poppy Universal Case

$68.00

$39.00

$68.00

$68.00

$0.00

NONE

0.0%

$29.00

OUTLET

42.6%

Tablet Case

$89.00

$89.00

$198.00

$198.00

$109.00

OUTLET

55.1%

$109.00

OUTLET

55.1%

Silk Scarf

$29.00

$29.00

$98.00

$98.00

$69.00

OUTLET

70.4%

$69.00

OUTLET

70.4%

Men's Heritage Stripe Wallet

$148.00

$82.88

$148.00

$148.00

$0.00

NONE

0.0%

$65.12

OUTLET

44.0%

TOTAL:

$1,020.00

$621.88

$1,058.00

$1,058.00

$38.00

OUTLET

3.6%

$436.12

OUTLET

41.2%

Restoration Hardware

Italian Satin Stitch Hotel Sheeting, Queen Set

$148.99

$148.99

$249.00

$249.00

$100.01

OUTLET

40.2%

$100.01

OUTLET

40.2%

Italian Satin Stitch Hotel Sheeting, Standard Sham

$46.99

$46.99

$79.00

$79.00

$32.01

OUTLET

40.5%

$32.01

OUTLET

40.5%

Turkish Bath Sheet

$31.99

$31.99

$54.00

$54.00

$22.01

OUTLET

40.8%

$22.01

OUTLET

40.8%

Turkish Bath Towel (2)

$37.98

$37.98

$56.00

$56.00

$18.02

OUTLET

32.2%

$18.02

OUTLET

32.2%

Turkish Hand Towel (2)

$24.98

$24.98

$36.00

$36.00

$11.02

OUTLET

30.6%

$11.02

OUTLET

30.6%

Turkish Wash Cloth (2)

$10.98

$10.98

$18.00

$18.00

$7.02

OUTLET

39.0%

$7.02

OUTLET

39.0%

Turkish Bath Mat

$18.99

$18.99

$26.00

$26.00

$7.01

OUTLET

27.0%

$7.01

OUTLET

27.0%

TOTAL:

$320.90

$320.90

$518.00

$518.00

$197.10

OUTLET

38.1%

$197.10

OUTLET

38.1%

L'Occitane

Lavender Gift Pack

$36.00

$36.00

$44.00

$44.00

$8.00

OUTLET

18.2%

$8.00

OUTLET

18.2%

Gift Set of 4 Shea Butter Soaps

$16.00

$16.00

$28.00

$28.00

$12.00

OUTLET

42.9%

$12.00

OUTLET

42.9%

Travel-Size Toiletries

$4.00

$4.00

$8.00

$8.00

$4.00

OUTLET

50.0%

$4.00

OUTLET

50.0%

Shea Butter Hand Cream

$26.00

$26.00

$26.00

$26.00

$0.00

NONE

0.0%

$0.00

NONE

0.0%

Verbena Shower Gel

$20.00

$20.00

$20.00

$20.00

$0.00

NONE

0.0%

$0.00

NONE

0.0%

TOTAL:

$102.00

$102.00

$126.00

$126.00

$24.00

OUTLET

19.0%

$24.00

OUTLET

19.0%

Samsonite
(Retail from Macy's)

21" Soft-Side Carry-On

$199.95

$199.95

$300.00

$149.99

$100.05

OUTLET

33.4%

$49.96

RETAIL

25.0%

24" / 25" Soft-Side Carry-On

$229.95

$229.95

$360.00

$179.99

$130.05

OUTLET

36.1%

$49.96

RETAIL

21.7%

29" Soft-Side Carry-On

$259.95

$259.95

$420.00

$209.99

$160.05

OUTLET

38.1%

$49.96

RETAIL

19.2%

TOTAL:

$689.85

$689.85

$1,080.00

$539.97

$390.15

OUTLET

36.1%

$149.88

RETAIL

21.7%

Le Creuset

12" x 9" Rectangular Baker

$50.00

$50.00

$54.99

$54.99

$4.99

OUTLET

9.1%

$4.99

OUTLET

9.1%

9" Oval Baker

$30.00

$30.00

$32.99

$32.99

$2.99

OUTLET

9.1%

$2.99

OUTLET

9.1%

Cast Iron 5.5-Quart Round Dutch Oven

$199.00

$199.00

$239.99

$239.99

$40.99

OUTLET

17.1%

$40.99

OUTLET

17.1%

Cast Iron 7.25-Quart Round Dutch Oven

$233.00

$233.00

$279.99

$279.99

$46.99

OUTLET

16.8%

$46.99

OUTLET

16.8%

TOTAL:

$512.00

$512.00

$607.96

$607.96

$95.96

OUTLET

15.8%

$95.96

OUTLET

15.8%

Calphalon
(Retail from Macy's and Williams-Sonoma)

Contemporary 3-Quart Saute Pan With Lid

$60.00

$24.00

$160.00

$160.00

$100.00

OUTLET

62.5%

$136.00

OUTLET

85.0%

Unison 10" Frying Pan

$125.00

$100.00

$129.95

$129.95

$4.95

OUTLET

3.8%

$29.95

OUTLET

23.0%

Unison 3-Quart Saucepan With Lid

$175.00

$140.00

$175.00

$175.00

$0.00

NONE

0.0%

$35.00

OUTLET

20.0%

TOTAL:

$360.00

$264.00

$464.95

$464.95

$104.95

OUTLET

22.6%

$200.95

OUTLET

43.2%