Walmart, Abercrombie and Fitch, Marks and Spencer, Mango, and many others are some of the famous retail stores of the world. They buy branded clothes and apparels at wholesale prices, add their profit margin to each of the clothes, and finally sell them to the ordinary public through the medium of their stores. Many times, manufacturers do not supply all their products to retail stores. They have their own outlets, which are exclusively erected to sell only their products, called factory outlets.

Consumers may wish to wear certain brands, but getting them from a retail store may prove expensive to them. Approaching a factory outlet instead may prove inexpensive to them. Manufacturers benefit from such stores, as they can get rid of their old stock. Both the outlets have their own advantages and disadvantages. It is hard to argue which one is better. Consumers who need to maintain a certain standard of living in the society usually resort to retail stores. Others, who like to wear brands but also need to consider their price, may prefer to purchase from factory outlets instead.