On October **, **** I purchased several items from the Old Navy store in Rosenberg, TX. One of these items was a long-sleeved shirt. About a week or two after purchasing it, I decided to wash it so that I could wear it in the next few days. I washed it in cold water and line-dried it just like I do all of my clothes, except for scrubs and underwear. I couldn't believe my eyes when I took it out of the wash. It looked like something off of a television comedy where the husband has washed the wife's sweater, and it has shrunk down to look like a child's sweater. I couldn't believe how much it had shrunk, and after washing it in cold, no less! I bought it in the first place because it had long sleeves, yet wasn't a hot, heavy shirt, and because it came far enough down over my butt to cover it. I don't like short shirts. After washing it, however* the sleeves and the overall length were way shorter. It didn't even cover my butt any longer but instead hit me right below mid-butt. I was not happy. The next chance I got to go back to the town I bought it in, which was this past Thursday(**-**-**), I returned the shirt to the store with my receipt. I took one of the same shirts off of the rack and covered it with my shirt to demonstrate to the clerk how much it had shrunk. I was told that it is the store's policy not to accept returned merchandise that has been washed. Like I told her, your store should stand behind your merchandise and refund the money for an obviously defective item of clothing. It's also not like I had washed it ten times and tried to bring it back four months later. I brought it back fairly soon after purchasing it(two weeks) and after washing it one time, according to the manufacturer's label, I might add. I had already planned on trying on more clothes and making another purchase that day while I was there. After what I was told, though, I said forget it! That was a $**.** shirt that was **% off. So, what your store policy tells me is that you would rather lose a customer than refund them $**.** for a defective shirt that can't even be washed properly without shrinking. Well, if that is the way you do business, then so be it. I will take my business elsewhere. By the way, this same thing happened with a shirt a few years ago that I bought at Dillard's, and they made good on the poor quality of the shirt and refunded my money. I guess that's the difference in a high quality store and an obviously low quality one. I wanted to write about this issue in an email because I have a picture of the shirt and my receipt that I wanted to include, but there is no email address to be found anywhere online for your company. Thank you. Debbie Reed
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