Don’t Love It? Take It Back! 12 Stores With Awesome Return Policies


Sometimes you really just aren’t satisfied. We get it. No one wants to deal with the hassle of returning stuff. These stores make it super easy, and the majority of them are incredibly lenient to boot.

Plus, none of these stores will charge you for online returns, and most will accept in-store returns as well. If returning by mail, they’ll simply prepare a prepaid label for you. (Some will even provide a label in your original shipment, just in case.)

Sephora – 60 Day Return Window
The makeup retail giant has a no-questions-asked return policy that will even let you return used products for a refund. Items returned past the 60-day window, but in less than 90 days, will still get you store credit.

Target – 90 Day Return Window, or 120 Days on Target REDCard purchases
Keep your receipt and you can return anything within 90 (or 120) days, even opened makeup and beauty products. Of course, there are some restrictions and most items need to be unworn and in new condition.

Athleta – Return Anytime
Athleta offers a “Give-it-a-Workout Guarantee” on all items that aren’t marked final sale. As they say, “if it doesn’t perform, return it.”

Home Depot – 90 Day Return Window, or 365 Days if you made your purchase with a Home Depot credit card
They want you to be “100% happy with your purchase,” else they’ll take it back. “No problem.”

Also, plants (perennials, trees, and shrubs) are good for a full year. Yes, even trees and shrubbery can be dug up and returned if they die. That’s a pretty reassuring policy if you aren’t exactly someone with a green thumb.

Bloomingdales – 365 Day Return Window
They’ll take back clothes even if you’ve worn them. If you don’t love it, they’ll still take it back as long as it’s still in salable condition.

Nordstrom – Return Anytime
That’s right, there’s no time limit. You can return items at any time. Plus, they’ll even give you cash back as long as you provide a valid ID.

Lands’ End – Return Anytime
Their policy is “Guaranteed. Period.” If you’re unsatisfied with a purchase, simply take it back. If it’s been more than nine months, you’ll be issued a refund check.

L.L. Bean – Return Anytime
They, too, want to make sure you’re happy with your purchase and offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If your purchase isn’t living up to your expectations, even years after you bought it, just take it back.

If you’ve lost your receipt, it’s okay, you can still get store credit.

Lowe’s – 90 Day Return Window
If you break it, you return it. They’ll repair or replace broken items, even if you don’t have a receipt.

Trader Joes – Return Anytime
Their website states: “Just bring back whatever you haven’t eaten and we’ll refund your money, no questions asked.

It might sound like a food-lover’s fantasy, but for us it’s just the way we do business.” Yeah, you read that right, they’ll take back opened, half-eaten food.

Bath & Body Works – Return Anytime
If you’re not happy with a product, take it back – with or without a receipt.

Macy’s – 365 Day Return Window
You’ve got a full year to make returns to Macy’s. No receipt? No problem. They’ll give you a Macy’s gift card for the refund amount.