I hate store dressing rooms. Do you?

United States
October 2, 2006 10:17pm CST
When shopping for clothes - Do you always try everyting on at the store?Whenever possible, I buy what I want and hope it fits. If it doesn't then I take it back for refund or exchange. I only try on big ticket items. Anyone else like me?
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@sherinek (3323)
• United States
13 Oct 06
I always fit then and there. It saves another trip to the same store, dont you think. By the way, why do you hate the dressing rooms.
• United States
13 Oct 06
Thank you for your response. I hate dressing rooms because any one or several of the following can be true in any store you name: (1)the dressing rooms are too small; (2) there are no hangers for your clothes that you wear in to the store (what do they expect you to do - throw them in a pile while you try on the new stuff?) (3) there is no chair. It would be nice to be able to sit down (4) there is no full length mirror inside the dressing room and even if it were, you would be too close to see how you really look (5) unless you take someone with you, you will have to make several trips between the dressing room and the sales floor in order to get exactly what you want - you always need a smaller or larger size or a different color from the one you brought into the dressing room. (6) the doors don't always come all the way down to the floor How's that for starters. (7)
@sherinek (3323)
• United States
13 Oct 06
You have a lot of points that I agree. In my country we dont have very big stores. Plus they have reasonable dressing room facilities like hooks to keep your handbag and clothes and there is big mirrors you can see your entire reflection. That may be the reason I did not understand you.
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@siva12 (800)
• India
24 Dec 06
I always try there only. If you go and dress it in your home, if this didn't fit you, you again have to come to store. This is waste of time I feel so. I always try there only.
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• United States
18 Jan 07
You save a lot of time that way. When I am forced to return something, I wish I'd had the patience to stick it out and try it on in the store. Luckily, I don't have to do that too often.
@taraka (717)
• India
22 Nov 06
i too hate
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• United States
24 Dec 06
Ah, a kindred spirit.
• United States
20 Nov 06
Great points made by everyone in this discussion so far. Personally I could go either way. If I am shopping alone, I will usually try pants on but not tops. If I'm shopping with my husband, he is always in a hurry to get out of there so I don't usually try the clothes on, just buy them and hope they fit.
• United States
24 Dec 06
Brave soul! You dare to go shopping with your husband!! My hat;s off to you!!
@hdbueg (611)
• United States
20 Nov 06
I actually freak out when in a dressing room, especially sitting on the benches in the dressing rooms. It is just like the bathroom, you don't know clean the room is.
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• United States
20 Nov 06
LOL. Your dressing rooms have benches! You have a place to sit down! Fancy! I have to upgrade my stores! :) Some of mine have one chair. They are still soooo tiny that when I stand up I take up the whole space. Some people are real slobs and you wonder what on earth did they do in there. There is trash. There are marks that you don't know whether they will come off or not. The carpet is filthy. It can be pretty bad. Those, I usually just get out of as quickly as I can.
@magikrose (5424)
• United States
20 Nov 06
Yeah I cant stand them either. They are not made with the heavy person in mind.
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• United States
20 Nov 06
Thank you. That is another point. If you are more than a size 12, you barely have room to turn around. God forbid if you have a small child with you that day. Forgedaboudit.
@Metallion (2230)
• United States
20 Nov 06
If I don't know the brand I might try them on, otherwise us guys tend to be lucky because sizing for us tends to be pretty standard.
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• United States
20 Nov 06
You guys ARE lucky. And I'm not so sure luck has anything to do with it. I think it was a plan by a man and has been continually carried out by men :) We women just bought the whole package. Our vanity gets in the way when you tell us we look good, so we continue to buy all of this stuff :) However, with the international market and designer brands, men have to be careful with sizes too. They can be a little tricky.
@pink_sox (263)
• Australia
20 Nov 06
I usually try something on if the sizing seems different
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• United States
20 Nov 06
This calls for a good eye. My hat's off to you.
19 Nov 06
I don't particually like them and normally buy something in my size and hope for the best and normally it fits without a problem anyway but I also understand that they do save time and should perhaps be more of them in each store so that there's not as many people hanging around for the same thing. The only thing that annoys me is when you have a group of friends all in different changing rooms with a dozen of outfits to try on and show each other and you only want to try the one thing on or something.
• United States
20 Nov 06
Thank you for your response. Those people are rude and inconsiderate if they do not share a couple of rooms and let others in. There are other instances where these groups are rude and inconsiderate also - like at restaurants, cosmetic counters, when walking in triplicate down walkways wide enough for two or three and refusing to separate when someone approaches. You are right. It really is annoying.
@mistypq (673)
19 Nov 06
Yes I do! But you allways feel rushed! Its there fault, they only have four rooms and at most 20 people are waiting at the same time! that puts me off!
• United States
20 Nov 06
That would be a big put off. However, it does seem to say the store must have great bargains for that many women to wait that long to try on clothes. I would be out of there so fast.... The only way I would possible wait around is if it was absolutely too good a bargain to pass up and they had a "no return" policy on sale items.
@kelz784 (975)
• Australia
13 Oct 06
I never try clothes on before i buy them! I dont have the patience LOL
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• United States
13 Oct 06
Thank you for your response. Ahhh, a kindred spirit!
@MUNLAKE (159)
• United States
22 Nov 06
I don't liketry on clothes in the stores either. As you pointed out, they are too small, someone else pointed out, you don't know how clean they are, the curtains don't close all the way. I'm sure there is someone watching in the mirror. i prefer to take home, try them on and bring the clothes back if they don't fit.
• United States
24 Dec 06
Bringing them back is a pain, mainly because I buy a lot of stuff on sale and the things I buy are usually gone so I have to pick out something else or get a refund if I bring it back. I just have to hit the big one so I can go to the store after hours and do my shopping. Or better still, have my personal shopper bring things to the house for me.
@solls108 (282)
• United States
20 Nov 06
no
@annsweets (2046)
• United States
20 Nov 06
i'm usually in a rush, so i'll try it on at home, if it doesn't fit, i'll take it back
• United States
24 Oct 07
I agree with you, I don't like trying on stuff in the store. I'd rather chance it and then if I have to, come back and return it.
@KrauseHome (34696)
• United States
28 Aug 07
I would end up taking a lot of clothes back if I was one who never tried on clothes, as a lot of times, it depends on the maker, or the style as in what size I end up needing a lot of the time. But I can understand your thoughts on Dressing rooms, as do you really know how Clean they are, and who has been in them last? In reality, I am sure they are OK but you never really know do you? I used to work in the Womens Department some yrs. back in a store and even cleaned the Dressing rooms of the clothes left in there. It was interesting to say the least.
@bowtieguy (5930)
• United States
12 Jul 07
Not everything just what I am interested in, most of my thing are tailor made though so there isn't a whole lot of trying on that needs doing.