While Forever 21 is a great place to pick up on-trend finds at so-cheap-it’s-unbelievable prices, some of the chain’s pieces are simply too good to be true – in many cases, you get what you pay for. The trick to shopping at Forever 21? Knowing what’s worth the steal – and what you should splurge on at other stores. So how do you know what you should pass up on your next F21 run? SHEfinds got the inside scoop from two employees on what they’d never buy.
Their answers? Emily* and Liz*, who both work as sales associates at Forever 21 in Cincinnati, Ohio, said that they’d avoid anything with beaded or embellished details or shopping online. While a pretty beaded dress that looks like it costs $200 but is actually $20 might be tempting, Emily says the beaded, embellished and blinged-out pieces won’t hold up.
“I would never buy anything beaded,” she says. “It really won’t last longer than one wear.”
Liz’s thoughts? According to her experience, it’s best to avoid shopping online since it’s hard to tell how something will fit – and since some pieces end up looking different IRL.
“A lot of people return online stuff because most of the clothes need to be tried on due to how everything fits and is sized different,” Liz says. “Honestly, I see mostly returns that were online stuff.”
Considering their infamous return policy (store credit only), and the fact that Forever 21 charges for shipping for all orders under $50 (and really, who ever ends up spending over $50 at Forever 21?), we feel like this is pretty solid advice.
*Employee names have been changed.
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