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Old 08-18-2008, 08:55 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Half of my towels were purchased "by the pound" at a mill store.

Are there still mill stores selling (super cheap) linens in the Charlotte area or within a reasonable drive?
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:29 AM
 
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Sadly, SB, I just don't know of any more. I, too, used to buy all sorts of linens by the pound, at many different mill outlets in several counties. The mills are shut now, so no more outlets. I used to get Ralph Lauren, Gloria Vanderbilt, Sanderson, Collier Campbell, Liz Claiborne, etc. at ungodly low prices. And not just towels. Comforters, duvets, designer pillows, etc. Those days are gone.

Back in the 80s, I even got hotel linens - especially gorgeous Hilton linens - that were seconds - at a factory in Hickory (five colors of very large, thick linen napkins and tablecloths!!!! by the pound!!!) I have used those napkins and tablecloths for years. Of course, when I was out in Kansas, someone asked me how I had managed to "rip off" so many hotel linens. I had never thought about the H on the center being recognized for Hilton hotels (since my family initial is H) LOL. I thought no one would recognize the stuff!!!!

But no . . . those days are gone. DH tells me there is one outlet left that he discovered when doing some business travel - I think maybe around Elkin??? I will see if I can find out more about this. Heck, it may be gone now, too.
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:46 AM
 
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Sadly, SB, I just don't know of any more. I, too, used to buy all sorts of linens by the pound, at many different mill outlets in several counties. The mills are shut now, so no more outlets. I used to get Ralph Lauren, Gloria Vanderbilt, Sanderson, Collier Campbell, Liz Claiborne, etc. at ungodly low prices. And not just towels. Comforters, duvets, designer pillows, etc. Those days are gone.

Back in the 80s, I even got hotel linens - especially gorgeous Hilton linens - that were seconds - at a factory in Hickory (five colors of very large, thick linen napkins and tablecloths!!!! by the pound!!!) I have used those napkins and tablecloths for years. Of course, when I was out in Kansas, someone asked me how I had managed to "rip off" so many hotel linens. I had never thought about the H on the center being recognized for Hilton hotels (since my family initial is H) LOL. I thought no one would recognize the stuff!!!!

But no . . . those days are gone. DH tells me there is one outlet left that he discovered when doing some business travel - I think maybe around Elkin??? I will see if I can find out more about this. Heck, it may be gone now, too.
LOL, Thank You, Ani!!!!!!!

You knew just what was on my mind. I bought name brand towels but also picked up a couple of Ralph Lauren bath sheets at an ungodly good price!!!!

I'm not one for buying junk just to have something, & won't be needing linens immediately, but they also make great gifts.

Please thank your dh. When I lock in on a price for my house I'll be making a quick run down to lock in a house. I'll keep my eyes open for those old familiar "Towels by the pound" signs, & this time take note of where they are.
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Old 08-18-2008, 10:15 AM
 
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LOL, Thank You, Ani!!!!!!!

You knew just what was on my mind. I bought name brand towels but also picked up a couple of Ralph Lauren bath sheets at an ungodly good price!!!!

I'm not one for buying junk just to have something, & won't be needing linens immediately, but they also make great gifts.

Please thank your dh. When I lock in on a price for my house I'll be making a quick run down to lock in a house. I'll keep my eyes open for those old familiar "Towels by the pound" signs, & this time take note of where they are.
Well, I will see what I can put together. There used to be a lingerie (PJs, robes, etc) outlet up near Boone. I once had this amazing list of factories and mills (often tucked away in rickety old factory buildings) - where I could get amazing deals on brand name products. I truly am sad these places are gone, b/c when they closed, that meant not only that I no longer could get great stuff at remarkable prices, but it also meant people lost jobs. I will find out any more info I can dig up so you can check out what there is left to check out, LOL!!!!
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Old 08-18-2008, 10:29 AM
 
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Well, I will see what I can put together. There used to be a lingerie (PJs, robes, etc) outlet up near Boone. I once had this amazing list of factories and mills (often tucked away in rickety old factory buildings) - where I could get amazing deals on brand name products. I truly am sad these places are gone, b/c when they closed, that meant not only that I no longer could get great stuff at remarkable prices, but it also meant people lost jobs. I will find out any more info I can dig up so you can check out what there is left to check out, LOL!!!!
Thanks Ani!!!!!! Around here there are factory outlets for some things, but most are in Reading, Lancaster & York in PA.

Maybe one of us should just start a thread on outlets, within day-trip distance of Charlotte, in general.

LOL, I know what you mean about the rickety old buildings. Those places have the best prices!!!
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Old 08-18-2008, 01:31 PM
 
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Maybe the Burlington Outlet Village has some of what you're looking for.

Home (http://www.burlingtonoutletvillage.com/shop/1/home/ - broken link)
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Old 08-18-2008, 07:38 PM
 
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Maybe the Burlington Outlet Village has some of what you're looking for.

Home (http://www.burlingtonoutletvillage.com/shop/1/home/ - broken link)
Thanks, that's a good selection.
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