I find the outlet to be great if you are looking for a specific color or size but I amassed a rather large collection as thrifty as possible by being flexible at Homegoods and Marshalls when I happen to see something that would work. I fill in at the outlet but I physically go to one near me. For the Martha Stewart ones i just check Macys online or when I am near the store pop in and my price point is when they are at least 40% off which happens a few times a year.
Recently there have been lots of le Creuset at my local Homegoods and Marshalls.
ETA - I have this!
And it's on sale right now! That's a good deal. I bought this one a few years ago, it's held up great.
Last edited by Hungry Caterpillar; 10-26-2012 at 05:42 PM.