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The founder of Net-a-Porter,  is about to launch a new online venture offering customers the chance to get their hands on discounted designer labels.

The website theOutnet, which will launch in April aims to reproduce the experience of designer outlet villages online, with year-round sale prices.

Discount stores are benefiting from the recession as consumers are shopping around for bargains more and coming to expect product discounts as retailers increase their sale activity.