Some of the brands of handbags that can be found at Ross stores include Betsey Johnson, Coach, Guess, Nine West, Juicy Couture and Steve Madden. Lucky, Michael Kors and more can also be found.
Ross sells the same brands that you find at a lower end department store such as JCPenney. Ross, like other discount stores, gets it merchandise through overstock buy-back from manufacturers. Most department stores such as Macy's, JCPenney or Bealls purchase merchandise from manufacturers under a buy-back clause. If that merchandise does not sell from the department store, the manufacturer is required to buy it back from the department store. Most discount stores, such as Ross, then buy that overstock merchandise from the manufacturer.
Overstock may also occur if an item is irregular or flawed, such as a tag sewn upside down or a minor error in measurements that does not compromise its functionality. These overstock items may also be purchased by Ross or other discount stores. Most of the merchandise found in Ross or other discount stores is either from the current season or the last season due to the fact that department stores begin switching their merchandise for the next seasons fashions long before the current season is over.