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Apparently, 85% off is the Emperor's New Clothes

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Of all the flash sales sites, The Outnet has, arguably, the best pedigree. But what of the selection of Balmain they have up right now (and how much of it is sold out)? We're loving the shoes -- many of which are curiously, not sold out -- but all of the droopy harem pants/pantaloon looking things? Sure it's Balmain at 85% off, but?we can't rationalize spending that much money on something that's so aggressively unflattering on just about any shape. Not to mention the whole "diaper" thing. [The Outnet]