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How Does The Outnet's New In-House Line Compare to the Site's Designer Pieces?

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Last week The Outnet dropped an awesome bomb on their many fans: An affordable basics line was on the way. And today it's here, or at least it's partially here. Please welcome to the internet 19 items—including trenches, sweaters, cardigans, and solid t-shirts—from the 35 piece range known as Iris & Ink.

So how does these items compare to similar inventory on The Outnet? Taking the site's current "Statement Shirts" sale, which includes said shirts plus other garments, footwear, and accessories to pair with them, well-known brands are actually frequently cheaper than the Iris & Ink price point. Compare an MiH Jeans welt cotton-mousseline shirt for $88 (was $175) to a very similar looking Iris & Ink silk shirt for $115. In the cashmere specific sale, at least half of the discounted fare from Marni, Miu Miu, Crumpet, and Cacharel fall below the in-house line's $178 to $188 cashmere sweaters and cardigans. Or in the "Cool Cover-Ups" sale, a Gryphon trench is $222.75 (was $495) while the Iris & Ink version is $310. (That's the most expensive item in the line; the cheapest is a $95 silk t-shirt. See the whole line in the gallery above.)

We're interested: What would make you go for the Iris & Ink label over labels like Gryphon, Alexander Wang, Equipment, etc.? Let us know what you think in the comments.

· Iris & Ink [The Outnet]
· The Outnet Is Bringing the Discount Chicness With an In-House Collection [Racked]
· All Outnet Coverage [Racked]