Some people have been asking about the factory stripped leggings so I tried them on:
Factory Stripe Leggings (can't find them online anymore) (Size XS)
These were on sale for super cheap and I have to say - they are quite cute! The cotton is super duper soft and they fit TTS. I feel a little silly in striped leggings but I think with the right outfit they could definitely be pulled off and are a soft, cheap alternative to the JC retail ones.
Factory Moss Tweed Mini (size 4 I think)
To be honest, the retail mini didn't work for me either. This one looks a lot like the real thing but a little cheap. It is super short and super tight - not a winning combination for a teacher/mom. I think I would like it if I sized up again. It does bear a striking resemblance to the real thing.
Factory Perfect Shirt in Tartan (also do not see this online) (S)
I usually wear an XS but didn't mind the S at all - gave that true "boyfriend look". Again, this plaid is spot on and a great impersonator of the original. The material is MUCH thinner than the retail version.
Factory Goldenrod Brocade Top (size 4)
I never met the retail version of this shirt but wished I had because I LOVE all things gold. I had heard that the original was more taupe-y but this shirt definitely felt gold. The fabric is a bit stiff and I would definitely need at least a 2 if not a size 0. I think the fit is a little matronly but I did like the pattern and colors.
I have to return some stuff to the outlets this week so I am hoping to get a peek at some of the new plaid arrivals!