By Nick Kania • August 07, 2015
Outlet stores are forever-popular ways to grab items of good quality for insanely low prices. Generally, it works like this – a manufacturer decides to cut out the middleman and to sell its product directly to consumers, greatly reducing the cost. Lots of good outlet stores go unnoticed on the Internet. We’ve created this list of online outlet stores with the hopes that you’ll land a bargain on an item you didn’t know you were paying too much for!
While this may sound like a niche store at first, hear me out: at some point in life, almost everybody needs a belt. Belts can be fashionable, functional, and everywhere in between, but they can also be pretty expensive. That’s where BeltOutlet comes in – with deals on brand name belts for both men and women, BeltOutlet can seriously hook you up. Just as a reference, they have a Kenneth Cole belt for women currently selling for $7.77–81% off retail price!
Outlet Plus is another great but seemingly specific store. With sheepskin boots existing as a widespread fashion statement, sites like Outlet Plus are there to help those who don’t want to pay exorbitant prices. They sell sheepskin products of all shapes and sizes for men and women, ensuring that your feet are nice and toasty for the winter season. An Aukoala Men’s Classic boot sells for $139.95, significantly cheaper than the almost $200.00 charged by other brands. Add a coupon from PromoCodes, and you’re doing great in the savings department.
I seriously wish I knew about this company years ago. Supplies Outlet is dedicated to saving you money on one of life’s most obnoxious expenses: printer cartridges. Many of their products are re-manufactured, but they are tested by the company, guaranteeing that you receive good quality cartridges for dirt-cheap. Moreover, Supplies Outlet has compatible cartridges for over 20 brands, some of which I’ve never heard of. If your printer is bugging you about low toner again, do yourself a favor and browse Supplies Outlet.
Another life-saving outlet store, SearsOutlet has your back with all your home appliance needs. They sell new, one-of-a-kind, discontinued, scratched, and dented merchandise. Seriously, who cares that a $1,699.99 refrigerator is a bit damaged when you can have it for as low as $679.93?! Aside from refrigeration, SearsOutlet handles cooking appliances, washers/dryers, dishwashers, lawn & garden accessories, and much more.
Popular skate and street-wear store Zumiez has an online outlet, which I only recently discovered. If you’re into this style of clothing, or are looking to wear something new, I highly recommend coming here. With autumn rapidly approaching, you can grab a $124.95 Obey jacket for $64.97. Factor in additional promo codes and a current 50% off campaign, and you’re ready to reap the rewards of this awesome outlet store.
For more general needs, check out Overstock.com. Overstock is essentially a giant outlet mall condensed into a useful and all-encompassing website. Clothing, jewelry, accessories, furniture, and more – there’s an ocean of deals, and everyone is eager to give lots of percentages off retail price! In addition, keep your eye out for Overstock.com coupons such as this one that gives you $30.00 off your order and free shipping.
Tommy Hilfiger is known for its high-quality and fashionable clothing; however, this reputation does not come cheap. That’s where the Tommy Hilfiger Outlet comes in: if you’re thinking about stocking your wardrobe with nice clothing for the cold season, look no further. Sweaters are sold for $20.00 off retail price, alongside deals such as 50% off clearance items and coupons for additional percentage discounts!
Finally, there’s the fantastic Amazon Outlet. Like me, I’m sure there are many people who haven’t heard of this lovely site or never thought to look for it. If you’re an Amazon person, this is like striking gold. Deals can be found on anything, like 50% off men’s clothing and 80% off women’s clothing. Also look for discounted musical instruments, home audio/theater equipment, bicycles, phone accessories, and everything else under the sun.
Outlet shopping is a wise shopper’s go-to for deals on things you didn’t know you could find deals on. It needs to be emphasized that the Internet is chock full of outlet stores besides the ones listed here; these are only some of the best. The lesson I learned? If you have some time to plan before buying something, check to see if there’s an outlet for it – chances are, there probably is.
Nick Kania Nick is our summer editorial intern who attends St. John’s University and lives in Brooklyn, New York. You’ll likely find him drinking his third cup of coffee somewhere, thinking about faraway places and how to get there.