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Shopaholic & Angry with Forever 21 & Selling

  Monday, September 20, 2010 at 8:15 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,, 
Yesterday was another lovely day full of shopping.  I really am a shopaholic even though I hate parting with my money. I just love the thrill of shopping even if I don't buy anything.  It makes me so happy seeing all the pretty clothes and shoes.  But even more than shopping I LOVE a good deal, as you have all probably noticed by now.  (Today I did not enjoy shopping, you'll see why later).

First my mom, sister and I headed to DSW since my sister needed booties & I had a $5 coupon expiring on the 21st & a $10 one on November 1st.   I found a ton of shoes, but all were way too expensive.  I ended up getting a pair of socks for 95 cents since I didn't want to waste my $5 coupon ;)

Then I went to the mall with my best friend after a little family celebration for my Grandmother's birthday. I had found a GORGEOUS blazer at Express and was going to use my friend's coupon to get it for $60 instead of $100 if I didn't find anything else during our trip.  But Forever 21 soured the rest of the trip for me...I went in to get store credit for 2 items from there I got & I didn't have the receipt...but they WOULDN'T DO IT!  It's not like the price tag was missing, they were clearly brand new & not worn, I don't understand it. So we just left the store too angry to even look.  I have decided that I am boycotting Forever 21 for a while, that's how mad I am about this...

We also stopped at Lord & Taylor because I wanted to drool over the Chanel stuff.  We started talking to the lady & I told her I eventually wanted to work there or Vogue (or anywhere in fashion), she asked in what & I told her graphic design and she said 'oooh I may need a website, and so does my friend'.  So I wrote down the link to my portfolio for her, YAY

I'm going to try to sell the 2 things I wanted to return (I don't need the dress and the skirt is too small).  Shipping will be $5 in the US and $14 international (sorry :/).  Even if you get both it is the same because they'll both fit in the same box.  The dress is $19.80, size M (looks bad in the photo) & the skirt is $14.80, size S.  If you're interested, comment here and leave your email or email me.

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About Closet Fashionista

Loves to get bargains on clothes and is obsessed with Harry Potter and Disney. By day she is a freelance graphic and web designer. She also has a slight obsession with movies.

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  1. Nice!!!! Wanna follow each other?

  2. I HATE stores that are difficult about returning stuff, and I also hate when your internet dies and you have to retype your comment! Grrr. I think you should try and return them again if you don't have any luck here. Maybe when someone else is working... And then definitely boycott them. Pffff

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  3. it's a dumb policy if merchandise is clearly current, new, and unworn but is it a CLEARLY STATED policy? That stuff is usually told when you purchase things and on the receipt that you lost. if they have said that they don't accept returns without a receipt you can't be too mad at them for doing something that they said they would anyway.

  4. Cute skirt, I really love the colour!

    I enjoy watching your FW reports! I think are great! You are fantastic, your blog has a daily visitor! ;)


  5. That's the only bad thing I have to say about F21- is there return and credit policy. They NEVER return or give you credit even with the tags on.
    Great post! And thanks for voting for me.


  6. Lovely skirt. bad luck with Forever 21 though! I hate when shops do that.:( SarahD:)

  7. forever 21 has the worst return policy ever. i'm sorry :(
    Haute Californian

  8. Sounds lovely! I desperately need a shopping day, but unfortunately I have to wait.

    I'm sorry about your Forever 21 experience, but I am pretty sure their policy is that you have to have the receipt.

  9. Sorry to hear F21 was being a pain in the arse : (

  10. Yeah, stores need to learn that a Nordstrom customer service experience works much better.

  11. Aw sorry you had a bad experience :( That is never fun! Hope the rest of your weekend was better.

  12. I tried to return something to F21 once and they wouldnt let me. It was a lonnnnnng time before I bought anything again.

  13. Aww, there's still stores that exist in the caveman era? I do like these pieces and I think they'd look good on you! Hope you get to sell it soon!


  14. those are some great pieces, what a shame! i wish i could add them both to my wardrobe but i'm never certain if things will fit!

  15. I love the skirt. What size is it? No matter the return policy or the store, I always try things on before buying. If I don't absolutely love the fit, I tend to wait before going back to buy it. It seems like a lot of stores are no longer accepting returns or have a complicated store credit policy. One of my friends recently got married and had a Target wedding registry. She got a few of the same items (ie toaster, bedding etc) since not everyone used the registry. When she tried to return items, Target would only give her gift cards for the item and the gift card had to be used in the department the item came from! So, she could only buy kitchen items with her gift card, even though her kitchen was all set!

  16. SO sorry hunnie.....I get that at Love Culture all the time.....I agree, the F21 return policy BITES....:(

    Have a Fashionable Day:)
    Statements in Fashion

  17. They give you a hard time if you want to return, but not so much if you exchange... Not that I'm encouraging you to go back in F21 if you're very upset (I boycotted Macy's for a couple years due to a similar experience) but if you find something else you like in the store you could just ask for a swap. I've never had a problem doing that, even without the receipt.

  18. Forever 21 needs to change their ways! And I'm so sorry you couldn't return those, I'd buy them if they were my size : (

    I'm a follower of your blog and hope you'll add me as a follower as well!

  19. The dress is too cute! And I agree about F21, and their return is ridiculous. I sometimes get an anxiety overload just because nothing seems in order, but they have such cute stuff! I hope you feel better! :)

    Check out my blog too! I'm a follower of yours so maybe we can swap? Thanks if you do!

  20. The reason stores need a receipt for a return policy darling is that you could have bought the items somewhere else thus meaning their company would be at a loss if they gave you a credit note without proof of purchase. For example you could have bought those items off ebay new with tags for half the price. Give them a credit card statement as proof of purchase if you paid by card.


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