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Old 06-29-2020, 01:25 AM
 
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One thing good of closing the fitting room - less people will be shoplifting. I am hoping so the stores will have no losses so the prices will go down?

 
Old 06-29-2020, 01:34 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Am I the only one who washes new clothes when I bring them home? Always have.
I know that's what we should do. I admit, I don't always do that.

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If to keep yes, but we are talking about ordering online or buying a few different sizes at the store, then trying on at home and returning the rest. You do not wash things you intend or might return.
I personally never ever bought a few sizes because I couldn't try them on at the store & them returned the ones that didn't work out. If I can't try them on OR I don't know what size to order at 1st, I don't get it. But at my age, I know what size to get at first & based on reading reviews to see if it runs big or small, I order the right thing pretty much 100% of the time.

Now very recently, I did buy some tops that were my usual size that fit fine. I could have kept them, but I returned them for the next size up that particular time because that happened to run a little small & my apt complex gave us these cheap washers & dryers that seem to shrink certain things depending on the fabric, so I wanted to go ahead w/ the next size up that time.
 
Old 06-29-2020, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Target's dressing rooms are still closed and for awhile you couldn't return clothing items. I wonder how their clothing sales dropped. Imagine trying to buy a bathing suit?

I took my granddaughter to Kohl's Saturday to buy her some new clothes for summer camp and their dressing rooms were closed also. She's had a growth spurt and I despise having to return things. So we found a quiet corner and she tried the new items over her existing shorts.
 
Old 06-29-2020, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Am I the only one who washes new clothes when I bring them home? Always have.
It depends on what it is. If it's inexpensive stuff from Wal-Mart or Target I wash it first. If it's a $50 blouse from Dillards, no I don't wash it. Anything that's right next to my skin like underwear and pajamas usually gets washed first and so do jeans. Most of the jeans I have purchased recently say wash before wearing.
 
Old 06-29-2020, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Store fitting rooms not being open is totally logical during this time.

What's odd to me though is that they allow returns when you order clothes online, so God knows what people did to the clothes when they got them at home. They tried them on then too & probably (hopefully not intentionally coughed/sneezed) at some point. Again, no intentionally directly on the clothing, but you know how people just randomly cough/sneeze anyway.
I work for a major retailer and our fitting rooms are closed. If any item is returned, we do not put it back on the selling floor for 2 days. We have an organized system of racks in the back labeled by day- "Monday Quarantine-Return to Floor on Wednesday". It's worked pretty well so far.
 
Old 06-29-2020, 12:34 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Now very recently, I did buy some tops that were my usual size that fit fine. I could have kept them, but I returned them for the next size up that particular time because that happened to run a little small & my apt complex gave us these cheap washers & dryers that seem to shrink certain things depending on the fabric, so I wanted to go ahead w/ the next size up that time.
Hmm, seem to recall that the "cheap washer/dryer shrinks clothing" myth was debunked fairly well on your other thread. Either the fabric was cheap or you weren't selecting the appropriate cycle/time for those machines.
 
Old 06-29-2020, 12:45 PM
 
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Am I the only one who washes new clothes when I bring them home? Always have.
No. Only sheets and towels....oh, yes, underware.
 
Old 06-29-2020, 01:17 PM
 
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Yeah, it sure is dumb for stores to choose to forego revenue in favor of limiting the spread of a highly contagious serious potentially life-threatening disease, and to cause YOU a minor inconvenience in the process.


Boo. Freaking. Hoo.


Here, let me get my violin and play a threnody for your late lamented shopping expedition.
 
Old 06-29-2020, 01:40 PM
 
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Am I the only one who washes new clothes when I bring them home? Always have.
No, you are not.
 
Old 06-29-2020, 03:54 PM
 
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If to keep yes, but we are talking about ordering online or buying a few different sizes at the store, then trying on at home and returning the rest. You do not wash things you intend or might return.

Of course not.
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