We stop in here regularly - it is right by Trader Joes, and we burn through milk at our place pretty fast. If we have a few minutes to spare we take a peek. The savings on the items at the Crate and Barrel outlet are 20 to 70% off which makes it a good spot for everyday items of quality that are a touch more affordable. We use our cloth napkins from here daily. The prices were good - we got 12. They washed up so nicely that we went and got 18 more. We wash, dry and iron the heck out of them and they keep on going. Good quality at an excellent price.
We like the look of the Marimekko fabrics by the yard and always check out the cookbook section. We've bought several favorite kitchen and serving pieces here over the years. They often have nice basic, scandanavian-style bowls in good colors. We know people who have gotten amazing deals on rugs here as well. It's also a great back up supply for candles if we run out in between IKEA runs. We really can't see any reason to pay more for everyday dinner candles. (Re-edited from a post originally published 07.14.06)