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  • Review History & Profile See full Rating history

    Product & services pricing Rating 1.75/10 1.75/10
    Chance of future purchase: Rating 0.68/10 0.68/10
    Shipping & packaging: Rating 2.75/10 2.75/10
    Customer service: 0.00/10
    Return/Replacement policy: 0.00/10
Rating 2/10

Wish there were 0 stars to give

"This company used to be wonderful! I have been shopping with them for 20+ years, loved their shoes and lingerie. $1000s spent, a closet with 50+ shoes because I love them so much. The past few years have really gone downhill, but lately the customer service has far surpassed the merchandise in disappointment. In the past, when there was a problem (EVEN IF THE ITEM HAD BEEN WORN!) customer service took care of things. About 10 years ago I had a bra from Avenue that had little metal decorations, which after being washed a few times, started rusting! Customer service asked for a photo, and sent me new bras of a different type. Six months ago I bought a few bras. In my "rotation" that means they have been worn maybe 10 times each. Now the underwires are poking through, in two different places on each. I know underwires break sometimes and poke through, but never after 10 wearings and handwashing. Upon closer look, I can see that the ends of the underwire are NOT blunt and/or coated, but are sharp wire on the end, like a knife. SO bad it caused a cut on my skin in one case. Of course, I contacted customer service, and received a canned response, "We accept returns within 60 days and in unworn condition." Of course it's been worn. After back and forth a number of times, nothing but the same stupid response. I have contacted CPSC now. Then a few weeks ago I returned some jeans to the store, purchased online. The lady, a snooty manager, said "these have been worn" because I had taken the tags off with the intention of wearing them! Yes, for about 1/2 hour while I was getting ready, upon which time I decided the rise was so long I couldn't stand the fit dragging in the crotch! She said I can't wear them and return them, to which I replied, if I can't wear them, how can I know if they FIT???? It's not like I wore them out to dinner! She then said she'd "make an exception, but not in the future". No problem, I won't be back, ever. Customer service used to come first at this store, now they act like we are doing them a favor. Back to Lane Bryant for me!

This review was modified by maty93 on February 08 2017 11:15:06 AM

Rating 2/10

Bad customer service

"I tried to return an item I bought online for exchange. After 3 week of not hearing anything from them, I finally heard back from them with a phone call. They said my item was rejected for a refund or exchange because of pet hair. I don't even own a pet. Tags were still on the item. Numerous calls and asking to speak to a manager or supervisor, when I was told there was no manager, have yielded no results. I was told I could pay for return shipping to me or they will donate the item to charity, Horrible customer service. I will never buy from them again."

This review was modified by sueshi9 on February 03 2017 04:30:01 PM

Rating 2/10

Terrible! Do not buy from Avenue!

"Horrible company! I bought $171 worth of shoes and they were all too big. I returned them all and they charged me $87 in shipping and therefore I only received 1/2 of my money back. Ridiculous total rip off "

This review was modified by DaynaRiggs on January 29 2017 04:15:02 PM

Rating 2/10

Buyer Beware!!!

"When I first shopped at Avenue Plus Size Clothing I loved that their boots fit wide legged women, however my first online order has been an absolute nightmare. I wore my boots one time and went to put them on a second time to notice that my one of my boots was torn on the heel right down the stitching. I went to the store where I was first told I could return them, then I was told I had to send them back to the warehouse. I have spoken to about four different people at the customer service department now they are saying that I can not return my shoes at all. So I'm stuck with some defective shoes!"

This review was modified by lmjones86 on February 03 2017 04:28:06 PM

Rating 2/10


"Brought a few items in July 2016 -- paid the bill off in full -- no money owed -- I kept getting a call from a bank who wanted me to call them -- I was not able to give them my credit card number to verify the call was for me. WHAT REALLY assumed it was a scam -- some the information on the web noted that it was a scam -- they kept calling from Oct and on -- So finally i got a real person on the line after a few months -- apparently the purchase was supposed to have a free subscription to a magazine - per the clerk at the store -- they tagged the price to my charge card -- Just received the bill from them in December after I paid the bill in disguise --- False advertising and my credit took a hit because of the way they do business. Will no longer be doing business with them -- I am calling to cancel my store credit card and advising them of the misrepresentation -- hard to maintain credit but for stupid misrepresentation on your part really steams me and will contact the better business to advise them of the calls -- apparently the call from a bank without details is causing a lot of people to raise their eyebrows - purchase date of the magazine is questionable since it was supposed to be a free - as your clerk said since you were a good customer we are giving you an opportunity to receive a free Subscription to one of your favorite magazine --

This review was modified by catjaggard on December 17 2016 09:58:15 AM

Rating 2/10

Avenue Mail Order Returns - Miserable Scam

"As a long term Avenue customer I'm so moved by my recent experience trying to return a mail order pair of pants that I feel I must write this review. I'm completely LIVID! I purchased 4 pairs of pants and a dress blouse via online purchase. When I received the order I tried on one of the 4 pairs of pants and it was clear they did not fit and had to be returned. I didn't bother opening any of the other pairs knowing the fit would be the same. I tried on the pants one time, left the tags in place and packaged them up for return with the other pairs. I've since received an email alerting me that they are not refunding the one pair of pants because it has been determined that they have been worn. I immediately called customer service and they were completely useless. They simply repeated the same conclusion. I tried explaining that this was an error and that the pants had only been tried on once and returned. They were unwilling to help. I asked to speak to a manager, which was conveniently unavailable and was told they would call back within the week. Two weeks later I received a call from a "Supervisor" who reiterated the same explanation as the previous operator. I called them out and said that they were in error. Simply because someone in the warehouse made an incorrect determination, I cannot receive a refund. When I asked what their criteria was he could not elaborate. We as the consumer have no recourse. We cannot prove our position.... when the merchandise leaves our house and reaches the warehouse, it's simply their opinion of how the merchandise arrived. How do I not know someone in the warehouse did not drop these pant on the floor and they had to cover their error? Either way, I have no voice and cannot fight their error. When I asked to speak to another manager I was told there was no other person to speak to. What, this Supervisor works for someone. The Avenue paints you in a corner.... you can't defend your position. To add insult to injury the only recourse I have is to let them donate these pants to charity or have them returned to me.... at my cost!!! Again, I'm livid! I choose to have them returned to me and will try my luck at my local store. I don't hold out much hope though as I suspect what will be returned to me will not be what I originally sent back to the Avenue. My hope (albeit a stretch) is that an Avenue representative will read this and reach out to correct this problem. As a long time customer I'm going to have to walk away from this company. Their unskilled customer service just cost them."

This review was modified by SueWaldrop on December 10 2016 04:14:06 PM

Rating 10/10

These boots were made for walkin!

"I received my boots within a week from the order date. These are the first pair of wide calf boots that actually fit my chubster legs. I love them, they fit true to size and look great with my leggings/jeggings!! "

Rating 2/10

THEY ****!



Rating 2/10

Exhange/Return Policy

"Was so very excited when I found a pair of boots online at Avenue.com. When I received them they were too big, I returned them with the paperwork for an exchange. Today I see a credit to my Paypal account for $16.56 less than what I had originally been charged. So they not only didn't send me the exchange, they charged me for sending them back for the exchange I didn't even get. This policy is horrible. Don't order from this site unless you are sure it is going to fit!!! "

This review was modified by babbsla on October 21 2016 08:24:01 AM

Rating 2/10

Using PayPal for an Avenue purchase

"I made an online Avenue purchase totaling $117.18 on 09/04/16 using Paypal as the payment method. I picked up my package at the store today, 09/17/16, and tried the items on while there. Due to a fit issue I returned two of the items. Since I paid with Paypal they only refund money with a gift card/store credit.
If that is the case it should be posted in BOLD letters on your website. Without the notification it is dishonest and a deception.

This review was modified by JRC51B on September 17 2016 09:08:15 PM

Rating 2/10

They have lost another customer

" Let me start off this review by stating that I have spent over $1200.00 this year alone from this company. I just received an order that I purchased for an upcoming trip. The jacket was to big and I need to exchange I called customer service to indicate that I need to exchange the jacket for a smaller size. I was told that once I return the jacket they would send out the replacement. I told the representative that I needed the jacket for my trip in 3 weeks. She told me I can return at local store (local store is 1 1/2 hours away from me) I told her that and was told I can reorder. which now would be full price ( I ordered jacket at 50% off) and be charged 8.50 for the shipping and 7.50 for the return, I asked that those fees be waived and I was told that it has to go to corporate. I asked to speak to a supervisor. I was told that her supervisor will tell me the same thing. Talked to the supervisor and repeated same story and was told she has to forward to corporate for an answer and it will take 3-5 business days for them to get the complaint. What? I don't understand how a company would not be willing to waive $16 to keep a customer happy. I told the supervisor that I hope that she can call corporate herself and tell them that they lost a good customer. I will never buy from Avenue again. I am willing to drive the 1 1/2 hours on principle so they never get another dime from me! I hope they have employees to monitor these reviews. I ordered from Amazon returned for free and did not have to wait for a credit to my account. I was issued a gift card immediately. They certainly know how to treat their customers! Avenue....Take a note from Amazon! "

This review was modified by tarmar02 on September 09 2016 01:51:15 PM

Rating 2/10

Award for Terrible Products and Even Worse Customer Service

"I have purchased from Avenue over the years in their shops but now with so many of their shops closing I decided to try buying online. Huge mistake. As soon as I opened the box my eyes watered from the unbelievable chemical odor that other reviews have mentioned. I never even tried anything on; simply returned the entire order.

A few weeks later I received a partial refund. I called and asked what was going on and the agent said she didn't know but would find out. Called again and was told that I wouldn't be refunded because some of the items were clearance -- there was no mention of this at the time of ordering.

I asked to speak to someone with some power who might actually be able to help me. Was told that my issue could be sent to corporate for review and that I would need to wait for the response; I said fine, what else could I say?

Today I was told that because Avenue's return warehouse listed my returns as 'previously worn' (that was new no one had accused me of returning used merchandise before) that I would not be refunded and not only that but that I could pay shipping, handling, and tax to have the items returned to me or that the clothes would be donated.

I spoke to Rodney in customer service and Rodney's supervisor both men were exceedingly rude, condescending, and seemed to be in some sort of contest to see which of them could talk over me more successfully.

This company will never see another penny of my money and I am no longer wondering why they seem to be closing so many their stores.

This review was modified by timorousbeastie on September 07 2016 12:42:43 PM

Rating 2/10


"This store is a joke, I bought a dress online a few days ago I called today about returning the dress. They informed me that I could not return the dress because it was a clearance item. Where in the description of the item states that you cannot return the merchandise by mail? It does states that it cannot be returned to a store but in no way it says that you cannot return it by mail.

Style: 110141686 SKU: 11056030
Free returns by mail with original tags on the Celebrate Collection. Cannot be returned in-store. Click here for return policy
• Plus size special occasion gown.
• Long, maxi length dress.
• Solid knit sheath with caplette overlay attached.
• Cutouts at the shoulders create a cold shoulder effect.
• Scooped neckline.
• Chiffon, capelette overlay with sequin trim.
• Black.
• Polyester exclusive of trim. Hand wash. Made in USA.
• Approx. 56 inches long.

That is the product details, can somebody explain to me where is that policy that Avenue keeps saying that they have clearly on the item description? So I am supposed to read the whole policies about returning an item, when somebody is buying online is because they are in a hurry and do not have time to read the 2 page policies about freaking returning an item. Why Avenue does not write clearly "THIS ITEM IS NOT REFUNDABLE", so they are trying to take people for stupid and to pay for something that is not worth it. Well maybe that is the only way they can have business now that everyone know that they are a bunch of THIEFS!!! I will never buy anything from that piece of crap store EVER AGAIN, not only that I will open a claim with the BBB.

This review was modified by pissedoffashell31 on July 14 2016 06:07:16 AM

Rating 2/10

NEVER Buy from Avenue!!!

"never buy from avenue! Im done with avenue! Bought some apparels but didnt fit. The next day sent them back. Items delivered, but didn't heard about refund! Wrote to customer service didn't answer. I want my money back!!! "

This review was modified by Ilhama on July 10 2016 01:11:50 AM

Rating 2/10

Online rip-off!

"This company should get out of the online retail business. They have terrible policies with long standing customers. I have been buying clothes for years from this company from their store and decided to purchase some items online. The clothes did not fit after I tried on once so I returned - though I waited a few weeks before I sent. They found an excuse to not refund me for all the items and I spoke to several levels of customer service. I have spent thousands of dollars at their store and they showed no customer support in this matter - they don't care if they lose a long time customer - I felt I need to warn people. They lost my loyalty - I have tod many people about the store - now I will tell people to stay away!"

This review was modified by Rose63 on May 03 2016 08:38:57 AM

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