When I was at the outlet over the weekend I was chatting with the manager there. I mentioned that I was hesitating to go back to the boutique at all because of the products they were getting and how fast they received them. He said that they got the deleted colors and that they received returns from boutique stores. He said that the boutiques never resold returns, like the gifts people returned from the holidays, even if they were brand-new with tags. Anyone know if this is true? It doesn't really matter to me, as an item in perfect condition is an item in perfect condition to me, regardless of whether someone had her in a box at home for a week or not. But I didn't realize that boutiques boxed up every single returned item they got and sent them to outlet! Of course, when boutique shopping I do insist on items in their original plastic, so perhaps everyone else does, too!