Department stores might be losing their influence, but that doesn't mean they've given up altogether. Consider the recent increase in discount outlets. Saks Fifth Avenue is dabbling in the flash sale space, Nordstrom is bringing Rack to New York and now, Bloomingdale's has announced plans for its first-ever outlet stores, four of which are slated to open later this year on the East Coast. Since Bloomingdale's product is less high-end than, say, Saks or Neiman Marcus, but more high-end than its sister store Macy's, it'll be interesting to see how it competes with other outlet stores, particularly the new batch that have risen online, including omnipresent Gilt and theOutnet. Our question is, will you shop there?