Wednesday, November 20, 2013

How To Shop at Forever 21


How to Shop at Forever 21
I know that it can't be only me who goes into Forever 21 and feels over whelmed. It doesn't matter what location you go into, there is crap everywhere. Don't get me wrong, it's great crap, but it's everywhere none the less. It makes looking for your items so difficult. In my high school days, I worked at Forever 21. By doing so, I learned a few secrets and I am here today to share those with you! (PS, that pic is about the cleanest I have ever seen a Forever 21 look).
Returns:
The first thing you need to know - which you may already- is the return policy. You have 30 days to return any item that isn't final sale. All jewelery is final sale in most locations, and so are sale items. When you do return, you only get store credit in the form of a gift card, or an exchange.
Be Prepared:
Have an idea of what you are looking for before you go it. Long sleeve shirt, dress or pants, etc. Even a vague idea will help. This will help you narrow down what racks to look at and sort through and what ones you can stay away from.
Forever 21 Shopping Tips

Know your "up size":
Let's face it - Forever 21 was made for younger people. Realize that you may have to go up a few sizes and take a few different sizes back in the fitting room. Plus, if you need a bigger size you don't have to go back and hunt it down again, it's right there!
Ask an Associate:
Chances are if you can't find something, the sales person can. Guess who has to put back all those clothes you try on? Workers are very familiar with the store layout.
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Color Scheme:
Most Forever 21's are organized more by color. Know what colors you are looking for or that you tend to buy. This will help you narrow down the sections to look in and what ones to avoid. 
Be Willing to Spend Some Time:
Don't be afraid to pick through a rack of clothing piece by piece. Can you imagine what it's like to put back all those clothes in that huge store? I can because I spent 1.5 hours after the store closed to do it. Let's face it, not all the clothing gets put back in the right spot. I was guilty of "stuffing" as we called it. Or putting a black item back into a random black rack if I couldn't find where it went. This is why you can never find the shirt you love in your size there. Because it's on another rack somewhere. Again, this is why you should ask an associate for help as well. They remember where they stuff the items :)
Accessories Are Friends:
Forever has awesome accessories for a low price. You can find almost anything you are looking for, and in so many colors. Very cost effective! Don't forget, a lot of jewelery is final sale!

PS - I linked this post up over at Simple Easy Style! Check out her blog to meet new bloggers!

Do you have any more Forever 21 tips?

65 comments:

  1. These are great tips! I know I always get overwhelmed when I try to shop there, but now I think it will be more manageable :)

    Hunter
    Prep on a Budget

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    1. That store is for sure over whelming! But it so worth it!

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  2. This is great! I used to hate Forever until I started shopping online! It gives a whole new look to all those clothes. It's the only way I shop there now!

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    1. Online is a great way to shop there too! Much less cluttered!

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  3. I used to love F21 and now that we have an actual store I never go! It's always a zoo with clothes all over the place! I don't like their return policy and I hate how you can't find your size half the time! These are great tips though! The store is so overwhelming I prefer to shop online!

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    1. Online shopping there is great too! You can still find great things that way!

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  4. These are great tips.....I guess you just have to keep an open mind when shopping at Forever 21! :-)

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. That's so true! That's the best way to shop there!

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  5. I love this!! I always have a little bit of a hard time there when I feel overwhelmed by all the cute but a little but cluttered racks of clothes! I think your suggestions are a great way to navigate the store!!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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    1. They are such a cluttered store! But if you dig enough you can find great things!

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  6. I definitely feel overwhelmed in Forever 21! "Be willing to spend some time" is the main reason I don't shop there. I just don't have the patience!

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    1. That is so true - patience is very necessary!

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  7. Great tips, I always get overwhelmed in there and usually end up leaving haha. I will have to remember these tip next time ;)

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    1. Their store is always so crowded with stuff! It makes shopping difficult sometimes!

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  8. This is so helpful! I never shop there because it stresses me out!

    Ashley | History in High Heels

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    1. It's definitely not a relaxing experience! Online is a good way to go sometimes!

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  9. Great tips! Whenever I got to Forever 21 I always make sure I don't have to be anywhere else for a while because you're right, it really is overwhelming and you have to really figure out the layout of the store. Love this post!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. That's so true! If you dig long enough you can find great stuff though!

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  10. I love this! F21 can be so overwhelming so it is SO helpful to know what you are looking for. Thanks for sharing!

    Karissa

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    1. That's so true! That store is just chaos!

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  11. Haha I love this! Forever 21 is definitely overwhelming but usually worth the digging through the racks for certain things!

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    1. I agree - they had great stuff at an affordable price!

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  12. Love this. Because you have to be in a mindset to go...mentally prepared. But worth it. Love this post!! xx

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    1. Yes!! So true if you want to find good stuff!

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  13. I LOVE forever 21, but you are right it can be so overwhelming. I work in retail so I know all about stuffing! Great tips though!

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    1. Haha that's too funny - I'm sure we know all the same tricks of the trade!

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  14. So helpful! www.arianeonthego.blogspot.com

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  15. This makes me laugh Forever 21 can be soooo overwhelming. One tip I would add to your list is never go to F21 at the end of your trip to the mall when you're already tired... instead hit it up first when you're still fresh faced and ready to browse through racks.
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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    1. That is a great tip! It's always best to go here first!!

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  16. Such great tips! I can definitely get overwhelmed in Forever 21, which is why I can only go occasionally!

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  17. I have completely stopped shopping in their stores, its just too much. Its all online shopping for me and Forever 21. It really makes it so much easier

    Katie
    http://casually-obsessed.blogspot.com

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    1. Online is a good way to shop there too!

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  18. I love this! :) I always have problems finding stuff and get really overwhelmed easily in there, thanks for these tips :))

    http://thepreppysisters.blogspot.com

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    1. Sometimes you find a ton there and other times not so much. The store is chaos for sure!

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  19. I love Forever 21! I could spend hours in there! So many items packed in this store! I have found a few goodies!
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    Jacqueline

    stylininstlouis.com

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    1. Me too! It's one of my fav stores! If you dig long enough they have great stuff!

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  20. What a great idea for a post!!! I always get so lost in F21, this is perfect. Thanks for sharing

    xo mel
    turquoise blonde

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    1. It's easy to get lost there - it's complete chaos!

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  21. Great tips and great post ideas! I used to shop there in college some and it can be overwhelming at times. I wish their was a Forever 21 closer to my house but the closest one is like 40 mins away...

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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    1. Well that stinks! Online is a good way to shop there too!

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  22. This was definitely a helpful post!! I feel like that store is so overwhelming and I never know where to start lol!!
    Thanks girl :)

    Xo,
    Sincerely Miss Ash

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    1. It is definitely a chaotic store - not sure why they organize it the way they do!!

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  23. Such a cool and interesting post! :) I had fun reading it! I wish we had Forever 21 here in Latvia! :)

    www.callmemaddie.com

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  24. useful tips :) love forever 21 <3 they're so trendy and affordable

    http://www.pinkoolaid.com/

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    1. They definitely are! I love their accessories and leggings!

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  25. These are great tips! I rarely shop at Forever 21 because I get so overwhelmed while in there! I only shop there if I have something very specific I'm looking for. That way I know what I'm looking for and don't get lost in all the racks of chaos!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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    1. That is about the only way to shop there unless you have a ton of time. You can find really great bargains at Forever 21!

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  26. One of the best places :D

    The Cutielicious
    http://www.thecutielicious.com
    Fede

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  27. I could spend HOURS in Forever 21. Great tips! I completely agree about going in prepared... if you don't have an idea of what you're looking for, you could spent your entire day browsing!

    xo,
    Stephanie
    Diary of a Debutante
    www.stephanieziajka.blogspot.com

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  29. This is such a great post! I definitely feel overwhelmed when I shop at Forever 21! I feel like I could spend days in the store and not even see everything! I loved your tip about knowing your "size up", it's true, their clothes are made for younger girls lol.

    xo jen
    Pearls & Lace

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  30. thanks for sharing this! i always have too many things to see in forever 21 until i ended up buying nothing! because everything seem to be nice to me!

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  31. This is amazing! Completely agree with your tips. Thanks for sharing this. :)

    champanetoastsandbesos.com

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  32. This post made me SMILE!!! I am such a HUGE fan of that store! I swear one day they will hire me to do big things for them!! LOL!!! And congrats on 100 followers!! Such a HUGE accomplishment! Be proud!!

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  33. Oh my gosh, this is so funny! I was just there the other day, and was saying how crazy it is shopping there! And I live in Vegas where we have the largest one in the country apparently, to add to the confusion! Thanks for the tips!
    Time is definitely important when shopping Forever 21, but next time I may have a bit more of a strategy!

    xo, Summer
    www.belleandgrace.blogspot.com

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  34. I loooove this post! Forever 21 is sometimes a hit-or-miss store, but these tips make it seem so much easier! And I'm totally with you on the sizes...I'm tall, so I'm used to dresses/tops being too short, but at Forever 21, it feels like I have to go 1-2 sizes up just because of the length!

    xoxo,
    Meredith | monogrammeredith.blogspot.com

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