Deceptive Outlet Store Pricing

We are currently investigating the pricing practices of certain “outlet” or “company” stores.  Those stores include department store outlets like Saks OFF 5th and Neiman Marcus Last Call, which are found in “outlet” malls across California.

Our initial investigation reveals these stores may be selling “knock-off” clothing that are lower-quality versions of the authentic name brand clothing they normally sell.  What’s worse, the stores may be telling consumers that the “regular” price of the knock-off clothing is the same as the price for authentic clothing.  Those same “regular” prices may also be inflated to create the false appearance of large discounts at the supposed outlet stores.

Offering inferior products, or offering fake discounts based on artificial “regular” prices, may violate California consumer protection law. If you’ve purchased clothing at a department store outlet or company store outlet in the last three years—and you’ve kept your receipts and tags—please contact us.  You may be eligible to be included in a class action.

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