FTC Advice: How to Shop Wisely at Outlet Malls

Washington, DC - For many consumers in search of a bargain, outlet malls are the place to go. But did you know that merchandise sold at outlet stores can be manufactured exclusively for them, and may differ in quality from merchandise sold at non-outlet stores?

You might get a good deal from an outlet store, but if you want to know if you’re buying “made-for-outlet” merchandise or how to recognize it, ask the staff.

To learn more about how to shop wisely at outlet malls, read the FTC’s consumer blog post, Outlet shopping: Getting your money’s worth.

The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them.

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