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Old 06-29-2020, 04:01 PM
 
Location: On the road
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Originally Posted by HappyFarm34 View Post
It wasn't until I was finished shopping around for clothes to buy only to find out the fitting rooms weren't open due to COVID-19. I'm one of those people who won't buy shirts/pants/shorts unless I try it on first. I even told an employee this. I found out that the fitting rooms won't be open until my State's Governor opens Phase 5 of the reopening plan.

I ended up shopping at another retailer online where if the clothes don't fit right, I can take it back.
I suspect that you've not worked at a clothing store, or clothing department of one of the big box stores.

Our granddaughter does, and has come home with some horror stories of how folks leave the fitting rooms.

 
Old 06-29-2020, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I suspect that you've not worked at a clothing store, or clothing department of one of the big box stores.

Our granddaughter does, and has come home with some horror stories of how folks leave the fitting rooms.
YES!! When I couldn't do my former job anymore I started doing merchandising and had several stores - DISGUSTING what the employees would find sometimes in there! What is wrong with people?????
 
Old 06-29-2020, 04:55 PM
 
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I worked at one for a short time, Macy's, years ago. The things in fitting rooms is disgusting. Used diapers, people using the bathroom, what amounts to it seems they cleaned out a giant bag full of garbage, used condoms and how to put it "paper towels with biological material from sex", etc, etc.

Truly disgusting how some people are.
 
Old 06-29-2020, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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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.
That sounds like a pretty good system!

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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.
I had selected the right cycle & if stores like even some Nordstrom articles of clothing are considered cheap, then oh well. I'll just do the best I can w/ what I've got.

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I worked at one for a short time, Macy's, years ago. The things in fitting rooms is disgusting. Used diapers, people using the bathroom, what amounts to it seems they cleaned out a giant bag full of garbage, used condoms and how to put it "paper towels with biological material from sex", etc, etc.

Truly disgusting how some people are.
Woah, never found any of those disgusting this back in my retail days! Things have definitely changed since I worked retail, which I'm not surprised about because people probably are more disgusting & thoughtless nowadays. I used to work at Macy's (lingerie dept), Guess, & this clothing boutique called Vertigo.
 
Old 06-29-2020, 09:07 PM
 
Location: USA
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I suspect that you've not worked at a clothing store, or clothing department of one of the big box stores.

Our granddaughter does, and has come home with some horror stories of how folks leave the fitting rooms.
Never have... Now that you mention it, I can imagine the disgusting things stupid people would do.

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YES!! When I couldn't do my former job anymore I started doing merchandising and had several stores - DISGUSTING what the employees would find sometimes in there! What is wrong with people?????
I had never thought about until LarsMac mentioned it. I thought in high end stores, there'd be cameras in there for legal purposes only if someone was suspected of shoplifting.

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I worked at one for a short time, Macy's, years ago. The things in fitting rooms is disgusting. Used diapers, people using the bathroom, what amounts to it seems they cleaned out a giant bag full of garbage, used condoms and how to put it "paper towels with biological material from sex", etc, etc.

Truly disgusting how some people are.
It's sad...
 
Old 06-29-2020, 09:57 PM
 
Location: The State Line
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I used to work retail, and it was amazing what people returned and the state of clothing left on racks. Found a bra on the rack that was clearly used. Someone returning purses with random receipts. Merchandise with old packaging because it’s likely been sitting in someone’s closet for who knows how many years. Brands from clothes not even from the store or items returned that were clearly worn. Never mind tags on the floor of the fitting rooms. (Yes shoplifting was a problem at times.)

I am one that likes to try things on, but I can understand why with current times even organized fitting rooms are still unhygienic. You really don’t know what people may have had or how many people tried on the same item before you. It’s not something I thought about then, but I can see it now. I don’t want to second guess these things forever, but for now, it makes you think.
 
Old 06-30-2020, 09:58 AM
 
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It wasn't until I was finished shopping around for clothes to buy only to find out the fitting rooms weren't open due to COVID-19. I'm one of those people who won't buy shirts/pants/shorts unless I try it on first. I even told an employee this. I found out that the fitting rooms won't be open until my State's Governor opens Phase 5 of the reopening plan.

I ended up shopping at another retailer online where if the clothes don't fit right, I can take it back.

I certainly would not call protecting public's health dumbest thing ever. You don't understand why they are doing this?
 
Old 06-30-2020, 10:57 AM
 
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You still can't return clothes here. People are losing a lot of money trying to buy clothes. Facebook marketplace is full of people trying to get some money back on things that didn't fit.
 
Old 06-30-2020, 11:06 AM
 
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You still can't return clothes here. People are losing a lot of money trying to buy clothes. Facebook marketplace is full of people trying to get some money back on things that didn't fit.

Perhaps wait until things go back to normal? I would not buy clothes knowing I cannot try them on or return them. But myself I am not going to indoor businesses unless its essential. I don't care if they are open or not. And going into a small fitting room. No way.
 
Old 06-30-2020, 11:47 AM
 
Location: NJ
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It wasn't until I was finished shopping around for clothes to buy only to find out the fitting rooms weren't open due to COVID-19. I'm one of those people who won't buy shirts/pants/shorts unless I try it on first. I even told an employee this. I found out that the fitting rooms won't be open until my State's Governor opens Phase 5 of the reopening plan.

I ended up shopping at another retailer online where if the clothes don't fit right, I can take it back.
Our stores (NJ) aren't allowing clothes to be returned in addition to fitting rooms being closed. I had to buy my grandson a bathing suit. I wasn't sure if he needed a men's small or medium. I ended up with the medium figuring I'd rather it be a little big then too small.

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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'm surprised online shopping takes returns because as you say, we don't know what sick people are trying them on and sending them back

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Am I the only one who washes new clothes when I bring them home? Always have.
I was everything because I used to work in retail. You wouldn't believe what people do with clothes. They leave them all over, some have been under shelving, in the bathrooms, on the dirty floor. You just never know where employees got the clothes from that are hanging on the racks.

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Originally Posted by chiluvr1228 View Post
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.
Aren't you in Jersey too? Fitting rooms are closed, plus we can't return clothes either.

Target's clothes aren't cheap either to buy and take a chance that they don't fit.

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Never have... Now that you mention it, I can imagine the disgusting things stupid people would do.



I had never thought about until LarsMac mentioned it. I thought in high end stores, there'd be cameras in there for legal purposes only if someone was suspected of shoplifting.



It's sad...
They probably have them in the fitting room but cameras in the fitting room stalls would be against the law.
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