Short Answer: The Aerie return policy allows for returns and exchanges with no time limit. Items can be worn, but you’ll need your receipt for a full refund. Aerie items can be returned to an Aerie store, an American Eagle Outfitters, AEO Factory Store, or Tailgate store. For online purchases, you can make a return in-store or by mail. If you choose to return by mail, you will be responsible for return shipping costs. For more information on the Aerie return and exchange policy, see below.
Aerie Return Policy & Aerie Exchange Policy
You can return or exchange an item at Aerie at any time with your original receipt or invoice, a corporate customer service representative said. If possible, you should include all tags and packaging with your items, but the items can be worn. A store associate may be able to look up your receipt if you have an AEO account. If your transaction cannot be confirmed, you may still be able to make a return or exchange for the current sale price of item(s); funds will be issued in the form of a gift card. Returns made with a receipt will be refunded to your original payment method. If you paid by credit or debit, you’ll want to bring the card you used to make the purchase with you when making a return.
Where to Return
Aerie is an intimates, apparel, activewear, and swim brand of American Eagle Outfitters. We were told that you can return in-store, online, and by-phone purchases to an Aerie store or an American Eagle Outfitters, AEO Factory Store, or Tailgate store — and vice versa.
Online orders can also be returned or exchanged by mail — just note the reason for the return on the invoice and ship the item(s) back in the original shipping package, if possible. You’ll need to choose a carrier and pay for return shipping costs; original shipping costs are nonrefundable. Aerie’s return address is:
American Eagle Outfitters
Attention: Returns Department
Retail Distribution West LLC
1301 N. Davis Ave.
Ottawa, KS 66067
To exchange an item by mail, you can print an exchange form from Aerie’s website by clicking “Account” and then “Track Order.” Once you locate your order, you’ll have the option to print an exchange form.
We contacted Aerie stores in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania to confirm this information; all of the store associates we spoke to said they follow the corporate policy as explained above.
Keep in mind, American Eagle Outfitters offers price adjustments. For details, see our related article.