How to Return Clothing to Costco: Return Policy, Clothes Restrictions, etc

Clothing purchased at Costco is subject to Costco’s standard return policy, which allows merchandise to be returned for any reason at any time. You do not need the receipt and the clothes do not have to have the tags attached. For more details on the Costco clothes return policy, see below.

Costco Return Policy: Clothes

Costco’s general return policy applies to clothing purchases. You can return clothes at any time and for any reason, corporate customer service representatives said. You can also return clothes without the receipt (as previously reported) and without the tags attached. All clothing items are eligible for return.

Costco will even accept clothing returns after the item has been worn and/or washed. If you wash an item and its color fades or it shrinks, you can return it for a full refund, customer service representative said.

Note that while the item can show signs of wear, if you’ve worn it enough that it needs to be replaced from normal wear and tear (such as several years after purchase), Costco may deny the return. However, Costco’s return policy is generous and will usually accept the return.

Costco does not offer exchanges, a representative said. Instead, you can return the item and re-purchase a different color or size — if it’s in stock.

We confirmed this information by contacting Costco stores in Idaho, Michigan, and Tennessee.

How to Return Clothes at Costco

You can return clothes purchased at Costco or from Costco.com to any store location. Purchases made on Costco.com can also be returned by mail. You will not be charged for return shipping and your refund will include any shipping and handling fees.

For in-store returns, you’ll need to show your Costco membership card. If you don’t have the receipt, a store associate can look up your order history using your member number. Refunds are issued to the original payment method.

If you received clothing from Costco as a gift, you can make a return even if you aren’t a Costco member. See our article on Costco’s gift return policy for details.

In Summary

You can return clothing to Costco for any reason and at any time — even without a receipt or the tags attached. You can also return clothes that have been worn and/or washed. All clothing items are eligible for return.

For more on returning items to Costco, see our articles on Costco’s glasses return policy and Costco’s mattress return policy.

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