Help! I just got a scarf that I already own!

mdsa

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May 15, 2007
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Hi EVERYONE..
my cousin just bought me a scarf from london that I already own!!
She does not have the receipt, and the store wont exchange it for another colour.. What do u suggest I do?
Its a 70 by 70 silk scarf, orange and brown???
:confused1:
 

beaumonde

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May 17, 2006
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You should be able to exchange it. That being said... there are many times I wish I had 2 of the exact same scarf -- great to fashion into a top or a skirt or Ilovemylife's idea of draping 2 scarves like a long boa.
 

gga

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I recently bought an Hermes item as a gift. I don't really return things, so I didn't know the return policy. I was very careful to ask my SA about how a gift return would work, was it possible, would I need a gift receipt, etc. I was really thorough in my questions.

They very clearly told me that the recipient didn't need a receipt of any kind. As long as the price tag was still on the item, the recipient could exchange it for anything in Hermes for up to/around a year from the time I purchased it. They said it could be exchanged at any of the H stores, not just the point of purchase.
 

CynthiaNYC

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Mar 2, 2007
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^^ GGA's experience is the same as mine with the exception of franchise stores like Selfridge's, Neiman Marcus, or Mitchell's/Richards.
If she bought it in/you tried to return it at Selfridge's or Harrod's for example, they would not do it without a receipt, I believe.

I love the idea of having two of the same scarf for the reasons mentioned. However, if you really don't want to keep it, Omnibus is a lovely scarf and if you put it on eBay I bet it would sell. That colorway isn't the easiest to find.
 

Mediana

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If you'r not able to exchange it I would probably keep it for a while. You might need two someday:smile:

I'm curious ladies. Does your scarfs always come the a pricetag? I recently bought two scarfs in NY and they had like a sticker through the washtag. But that was the first time for me, all my other scarfs came without. They are mostly bought in Europe with a few exceptions of Hong Kong.
 

Haute Couturess

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All boutiques i've ever tried to exchange a scarf at were happy to do it, even if they didn't know me as a regular shopper. i'd go back and ask for the manager or a different SA. That is kinda weird for them to not take it back unless they thought it was worn by someone.
 

Loony

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The only time I had a scarf with a shop tag on it was when I got one from US, never in UK, they take them off here.

I too am surprised that they won't allow an exchange, sounds quite unusual. I would go back and talk to another SA or manager like someone else suggested.
 

b2b3m4

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Jun 5, 2007
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Yep. On the back of my Hermes receipt, it was mentioned that it is not necessary to present a reciept to do the exchange. Only for certain items that has totally escaped me now. But i do wonder how do they decide on the value of the item if it was purchase from another country?
 
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