This Just In: Zara Has an Outlet Store


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If you've ever wondered where all of Zara's unsold merchandise goes, there's an answer, which we're now fully aware of thanks to Harper's Bazaar UK. The magazine just shared a Zara lover's dream come true: The retailer has an outlet store, cheekily named Lefties, which was initially created back in 1993 by Zara's parent company, Inditex, as a way to sell off leftover stock from previous seasons' stock, but now has its own collections (as many outlet stores do). There's even a website where shoppers can reserve pieces to be picked up in one of more than 130 stores. The chain was initially based only in Spain (the birthplace of Zara), but it now has locations in Mexico, Portugal, Russia, and Qatar.

While no official plans have been announced to expand (but keep your fingers crossed!), Harper's Bazaar did note that Lefties' website, campaigns, and shops were recently revamped, and new designers have reportedly been hired, which could all be signs of a forthcoming expansion. And with prices around one-third lower than Zara's already reasonable ones, we're quite sure that the retailer would be welcomed with open arms wherever it chooses to land next.

Check out the rest of the details on Harper's Bazaar UK.

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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.