So I've been to this huge outlet mall many times, but always wondered about this and I hope somebody can enlighten me on this. Take the Banana Republic outlet store, even though most of the merchandise look pretty much like the regular store's (some look exactly the same), they all have this special symbol on their labels denoting they are sold at the outlet. Does this mean that the quality is lower, even if they look exactly the same as the regular store cloths? Also, I notice that BR is one of the very few stores that do this. Most outlet stores seem to just have the exact same stuff as they sell at the regular store, with no special labeling.