Good for you. This deal isn't for you then, in summary. Thanks for your input.
I have no idea as I would not buy from either store. The point remains that many so called premium items are made in the same Chinese or Bangladeshi production lines as their cheaper chain store rivals by the same people using the same materials.The labels and the inspection probably differ as do some of the designs.
So buy one and look at the label.
Error on my part - it's East of the UK (lol) Point still stands though. You argue that price alone does not dictate quality, neither does manufacturing location. Or do you genuinely think that Gant clothing is the same quality as Primark?
So Romania has moved to the Far East has it, time to get a new Atlas?