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Vietri Outlet Sale

Did you know the largest American wholesaler of handcrafted Italian tableware is about 40 minutes from Raleigh? We had heard the rumors and even seen the signs on I-40 but we had never visited the Vietri Outlet until today. It was a pretty impressive sale – the products aren’t exactly cheap and even with a sale we didn’t walk away with a ton of merchandise. To give you an idea – this sculpture of a horse and rider retails for $769 in the outlet it is priced at $369 – less than half of retail.

Great deal? Really depends on how you value Italian pottery. Me? I just renamed Randy to Mario – here I come eBay!

One of my favorite things at the sale was this sign – PERFECT for wedding gifts! Mix & Match! SLIGHTLY FLAWED

For some reason the idea of presenting something as both PERFECT and SLIGHTLY FLAWED seems well ironic. Throw in the idea of a wedding gift and well… irony be damned – they nailed it.

Overall the trip wasn’t terrible. No – it wasn’t a trip to the Lego store but it was very interesting to see the warehouse and all the unique pottery and tableware. More pictures after the jump – I would suggest this as a day trip when they are having the warehouse sale – even if you don’t want to purchase anything.