When national retailer Nordstrom’s recently announced that they would be trailblazing the way for retailer’s to fight the common practice of wardrobing, it seems like every retail, fashion, and business blog lit up with a frenzied debate about the pros and cons and ethical righteousness from both points of view.
Just like with any form of theft or fraud, there is always a justification of why someone should carry out such an action. In the case of wardrobing, it comes down to the stance of “no harm, no foul”.
Many people underestimate the severity of wardrobing. Because an item is paid for and then refunded, the user feels like it is no different than any other refund that is conducted on a normal basis.
Retailer’s are often in a quandary on what to do with these items. Up until now, Nordstrom’s did not have a customer service friendly way to decline these returns. They were then left with items that had been worn, and ethically could not be sold as new. The garments might have been fine upon the initial glance, but if you turned them inside out, there were often the tell tale signs of use- makeup or deodorant debris, perhaps a not so new smell.
Because there is not a defect, the retailer can’t send it back to the manufacturer for a credit. This leaves the retailer with having to take a massive discount to get the item out of their inventory.
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