Meaning of off-price in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɒfprʌɪs/


mass nounNorth American
  • A method of retailing in which branded goods (especially clothing) are sold for less than the usual retail price.

    as modifier ‘an off-price store’
    • ‘‘There is still a tremendous growth opportunity for art and licensing in… department stores, specialty and off-price retail chains,’ he said.’
    • ‘It competes with department stores, specialty stores and off-price retail chains.’
    • ‘If you are not fussy about the most of the moment shape or style, some name-dropping designers sell leftover stock to off-price stores and discounters.’
    • ‘Manufacturers are even more vulnerable to the demands of their buyers because they are more likely to sell to the price conscious department stores, discounters, or off-price stores.’
    • ‘The firm's goods, which are contracted mostly in Asia, are distributed primarily through specialty stores, mid-tier retailers and the discount market, including off-price operators.’
    • ‘Frieze notes that some major off-price stores, which specialize in buying excess merchandise, have been coming to the site, and some have become members and are buying goods online.’
    • ‘Check out national chain ‘boutiques’ store sales, outlet and off-price stores for suits, jackets, and more structured clothing with panache.’
    • ‘The chain of off-price home fashion stores will break TV and radio spots this week delivering the message ‘Life is how you decorate it.’’
    • ‘The only Nordstrom Rack off-price store in Florida is at Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise.’
    • ‘She is president and chief executive of Secaucus, NJ-based Syms Corp., a $350 million off-price apparel retailer.’
    • ‘The company is a an off-price retailer that sells clothing for men, women, teens and children and also sells home accessories.’
    • ‘Ross is an off-price retailer that sells clothing and home accessories.’
    • ‘The off-price clothing and home accessories store will move within the shopping center to make way for a superstore to expand its discount store.’
    • ‘Authors who receive no royalties on these off-price sales, may be less thrilled.’
    • ‘They're an off-price discount store so the selection varies widely from store to store and day to day.’


North American
  • Using the off-price method of retailing.

    • ‘selling goods off-price’