Made-For-Outlet merchandise has sparked a challenge, but it is vital to the industry and a good deal to boot, a consumer Watchdog finds.

Conventional wisdom holds that consumers know a good bargain on the shelf when they see it, but some lawyers aim to test the concept of value in a different arena altogether: the courts. Michael Kors agreed in June to pay $4.9 Million and change the way it labels its made-for-outlet, after plaintiffs’ attorneys filed a class-action suit against the London based fashion retailer.

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