Every Fashion Student’s Nightmare: New ‘B Tags’ Make Clothing Return Fraud Nearly Impossible

Every Fashion Student’s Nightmare: New ‘B Tags’ Make Clothing Return Fraud Nearly Impossible
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I am sure we all have at least one friend who has bought clothing from a store, worn it, and then promptly returned it with the full intention of doing just that. Some say its clever, some say it is cheap, others think it should be illegal.

Well, without delving too much into the morality of the strategy, it is safe to say that certain establishments are starting to fight back. Bloomingdale’s, for example, is now attaching self-dubbed ‘B-tags’ to dresses and other similar clothing items in the most visible spots.

If these tags are removed, it renders the item nonreturnable, thus leveling the playing field between the “clever” buyer and these goliath clothing venders.

These tags come in the wake of nationwide company policies being changed to address this apparently growing concern. The online branches of Bloomingdale’s are following suit, attaching the tags to all shipments above $150.

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It is intriguing that B-tags have mostly targeted dresses. A little sexist? Maybe, but sales officials said that, particularly in the dress categories this tactic, known as wardrobing, “cost the industry $8.8 billion last year” according to Daily Mail.

I personally do not see the problem with this change in policy. In fact, I encourage it. Wardrobing is definitely a form of return fraud, and if it is costing the stores that much, fire away.

Via Daily Mail, Photos via Bloomingdales 

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Eddie Jacob

Eddie graduated from Colgate University in 2013, after studying International Relations and Political Science. He has lived in the New York area all his life and moved to Manhattan after college. While writing for Elite Daily on a part time basis, Eddie works full-time in the Translation Services Industry in NYC. As a way of fueling his hobby and love for electronic dance music, Eddie is also a freelance photographer and EDM event reviewer. He has contributed to both Elite Daily and Pulse Radio while also working for Bounce Media as an event worker/promoter.

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