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2.0 out of 5, based on 11 ratings and
84 reviews & complaints.
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Old Navy
1 Harrison St
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-427-2000 (ph)
650-874-7828 (fax)
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Old Navy Online NEVER shipped goods
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Rating: 1/51

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS -- On the morning of December 2nd I placed an online order with Old Navy; since these were gifts I made sure that everything was in stock. At the same time I ordered from other sites, one being in the uk. On the afternoon of December 11th my package from the uk arrived and made me think "hey where is my Old Navy stuff???" I check my order status and it's not even shipped yet... It's still being processed! Since Dec 2nd... Really??? So I call Old Navy and the not so helpful CSR tells me the same thing... My order is "being processed"... Really?????

When will it ship "soon" really?? Old navy has had my hard earned money since Dec 2nd... And my order hasn't even hit the road yet? I say I want to cancel the order and I'm told that I can't because it's already in the "processing stage". Really!??? I request a supervisor but "none are available" then to get me off the phone. I'm told someone will call me back - still waiting. Warning: if you feel the need to purchase anything from Old Navy... Never ever purchase online. Worst customer service - worst shipping/process, 7 full business days and the order still isn't shipped! Why is this acceptable??? Oh wait... It's not!

Refund Processed, but Was Sent Condescending Email
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Rating: 2/51

ONLINE, FLORIDA -- I ordered 2 pairs of twill shorts from Old Navy. When I received them, I removed the tags (including the sewn on tag in the back which is VERY itchy) and put them in the washer. When I took them out of the washer, both pairs were fraying along the pocket and belt loop seams. I called their customer service dept. and was given instructions to return as a defective product, and reordered the same 2 pairs of shorts.

After mailing the original pairs back, I rec'd email confirmation that they had gotten the package, and a 2nd email saying that only unworn or unwashed items were eligible for return, but AS A COURTESY they had decided to process my refund. Their return policy clearly states, only unworn, unwashed, OR DEFECTIVE items are eligible. I did not need a condescending email telling me they are doing me a favor! Their own customer service dept. told me the items were clearly defective! Poor service Old Navy, I always thought better of you!

Old Navy Harmful Children's Product
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VENICE, FLORIDA -- I purchased a girl's tank top from Old Navy that was covered in defective sequence. The sharp edges on the defective sequence resulted in cuts and scratches to the interior of both of my daughters arms (from underarm right down to her wrists). I contacted Old Navy to advise them of the defective product and to request that they initiate a product recall and remove the item from their shelves in order to prevent other children from suffering the same.

After more than a month and despite me sending the item to their risk management department for assessment (the sharp edges are visible to the naked eye), and showing them photos of the damage that was done, they concluded that the product "meets with their industry standards" and declined to recall the item or remove it from their shelves.

Instead, they offered us a $50 gift card for "the inconvenience". I'm pretty sure any item of clothing that causes cutting and scratches does not meet with any standard. I am disgusted by their lack of concern for their most vulnerable of consumers. I am even more disgusted by the fact that they are not willing to take any proactive measures (ie remove the item from their shelves) in order to prevent someone else from being hurt. Shame on you Old Navy!!

Strong chemical smell in stores and on clothing
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I have just started noticed a really strong chemical smell in the Old Navy Stores. I actually had to leave the store, it was so strong. It was really making my eyes burn. My 8-year-old daughter even commented on it. We have been in 2 different old Navy stores in 2 different states and the smell is the same. I ordered some clothes online from Gap and Old Navy and the very exact smell is on the clothing. Does anyone have a clue as to what this could be? I really like shopping at Old Navy and Gap but if this smell continues, will be forced to not shop there any longer.

Clueless and Rude Employees
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EDWARDSVILLE, ILLINOIS -- My sisters and I went to Old Navy this past weekend to take advantage of coupons we received for a charitable cause. We found lots of nice things, including slipper boots, but we needed a size up. I asked an employee for the next size up, and was shortly told 'no'. The check-out experience we had was worse, though. We step up to check out, my oldest sister went first. She has picked up a pair of slippers clearly marked $8.00, and they rang up close to $13. Someone I took to be a supervisor yelled back to see if they were $8 or the price they came up, and was told they were in fact $13. She asked my sister if she still wanted the slippers, to which my sister said no.

She wasn't rude about the error. Next I checked out, I handed my coupon over first, and when my items were rang up, it came up to almost $18, which wasn't right. The coupon had not been applied, it was still in the employee's hand. I asked if the coupon had been applied, and the supervisor said NO. And lastly, my little sister checked out with the same boots I had, and a pair of socks, and used my older sister's re-usable coupon (you could use the coupon at many different retailers as much as you liked). The coupon's discount was given, but the boots rang up almost $13, and not $8 as they were supposed to be.

The supervisor even asked another associate which shoes were on sale, and he/she said the tall boots with the pom-poms, which is what I got at sale price, and what my sister should have gotten at sale price. Overall, the visit was fine until check-out. The supervisor/trainer was very rude and snobby, not welcoming at all. All I can say is watch the sales total as they ring your purchases. :(


BARBOURSVILLE, WEST VIRGINIA -- 7/2009 - BEWARE!! If you are going to shop at Old Navy beware of the return policy that applies when the purchase has been made with a check. I recently shopped in Old Navy and needed to return some of the clothing that was purchased with a check. When the purchase was made, my check was processed as an electronic transaction and of course my original check was given back to me - pretty much the same as a debit purchase and since it was an electronic purchase, my account was checked for the funds plus the purchase cleared my bank quicker.

When I made the return I was not given cash back or even crediting the money back to my account would have been suitable - THE NEW POLICY IS THAT IF YOU WRITE A CHECK AND MAKE A RETURN, YOU HAVE TO WAIT TO RECEIVE A CHECK BACK FROM THE OLD NAVY CORP. OFFICE. The clerk was quick to point out the policy was on the bottom of the receipt - little late to change my mind if I find out the policy after my purchase has been made!!

A 10 day hold would have been understandable, but to process my check as an electronic transaction and then make me wait on a return check from the company!!??!! My shopping days at Old Navy are over and it is a shame because I shopped there often and especially at Christmas and back to school time.

By the way, last year Old Navy took clothing vouchers and this does not apply to me, but I felt horrible for a lady who had shopped in the store for 2 HOURS and watched her be rejected at the register, being told we do not accept those anymore - I felt sorry for her. By the way, I looked at the message the clerk had told the lady existed at the front entrance and it was tiny and not well displayed. Clothing vouchers or not, treating a customer with respect and dignity count!!

What Happened to Old Navy?
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I'm not much of a mall shopper but back some years ago I would stop by Old Navy and check out some of their clothes. In general they were a bit too young for me, but I liked that they were reasonably priced and seemed to be kind of a good value. I'd pick up one or two things if they looked at least practical. I also thought the ads back then with Morgan Fairchild were humorous.

But lately, I've noticed that the quality at least on the men's side has plummeted to sub-Wal Mart Status. I would check out the shirts and if I tried one on, I'd notice that they were poorly fitted and simply not well designed. If there was a shirt pocket, it would almost go down to my belt line.

The last thing I was truly horrified by in Old Navy was a faux Navy peacoat. It was not just that it was not that precise of a knockoff, but it wasn't even made from wool, or as far as I remember, even cotton. Envision a navy colored Snuggy transformed into a jacket and you will pretty much get the idea. It's sad that even K-Mart seems to have better quality clothes now than Old Navy. I can get all cotton Henleys there and at least decent Fruit of the Loom underwear when I want.

I don't know who they are hiring as buyers, but they need to up the quality. The clothes now look like they would last one or two washes before mutating into Salvation Army material. It's a pity. Now it seems the quality at the GAP, Old Navy's parent company has lower its quality bar to what Old Navy used to be and Old Navy will sell anything that even vaguely resembles clothing.

Unfair and Discriminatory...
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I'm short. And I've had two children. I'm not massively overweight, but sometimes normal shirts don't fit me and I have to choose plus size. On the flip side I'm in petite size for pants... I'm just over 5'1". So I have to buy a lot online. Normally, that wouldn't be a problem. However, Old Navy offers coupons and discounts IN STORE. Doesn't do me any good. And they don't work online. So... because I'm short, I don't get discounts? I also have to risk buying something that doesn't fit, get it, try it on, and if it doesn't, send it back... because they won't accept them in store of course. What a pain!

On top of that, shipping. I can't just go to the store and grab a pair of jeans. No, I have spend an additional $7.50 to get them. So no discounts PLUS shipping. Discrimination anyone? Old Navy needs to add an online code for petite, tall, and plus sizes... and FREE shipping. Until something is fixed, I won't be shopping Old Navy, nor will over 400 mothers in my mother's group who had no clue about this situation until I went through it recently. Now they're appalled. Nice work Old Navy...

Ridiculous Return Policy at Old Navy
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I had purchased a pair of shorts and a T-shirt at OLD NAVY for my son for his birthday. I have the Old Navy credit card and had a $20 rewards voucher and used these to complete the purchase. Turns out, I needed a bigger size and tried to exchange them at OLD NAVY. They did not have the exact same style short, but I settled for another style for the exact same price. I took everything to the sales clerk and she told me I owed $16.00. I told her no, I was just attempting to exchange the shorts for the correct size. She told me because I used an OLD NAVY rewards voucher, I "lost out". I couldn't believe it!

I have shopped at OLD NAVY for YEARS, even had the OLD NAVY credit card and enough purchases to get their bonus vouchers often, and they were not letting me exchange the wrong pair of shorts for the correct size!! I told her to forget it and went home with the wrong size short. So, not only did I have a product that did not fit, I just wasted time trying to exchange them. I was angry enough to write to Old Navy customer Service about this. I got a reply that said they were sorry, but that was their policy. RIDICULOUS! When a customer cannot return a pair of shorts with all the tags on to get another size, SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THE POLICY!

Poor Online Service and Organization of Old Navy Online Store
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MOORESTOWN, NEW JERSEY -- I was originally very excited to order a pair of pants that the stores did not have in my size on your online store. However, I am truly dissatisfied with your online services for the following reasons.

  1. I viewed through the online sales and found a few things that I was interested in purchasing, since they provide a shorter (Ankle) version of pants that are not available in the stores. I found a skirt (Brown Sateen Skirt, which would match the blazer that I wanted to purchase women's sateen blazer) however, every time I tried to choose the item it came up unavailable.

I called a representative to assist me but she was unable to find the shirt at all, even though the internet said they had it in a size 12. (The next day after I placed the order, the skirt came up with no problems). This was frustrating to see since I had already placed the order and was not going to pay another shipping cost.

  1. I wanted to purchase $100 worth of items to receive the free shipping, however, this conflicted with the $10 rewards that I also wanted to use. You could not enter both. I decided not to buy a pair of jeans because of this disappointment. I called a representative again to ask about the skirt, she could not help me and she told me I could not apply both discounts.

  2. When I received the package, I ordered the Women's mid-rise herringbone pants ANKLE, they were $20, to match my coffee blazer. However, the package said Ankle, the pants were not an ankle. They were very long and the label did not say Ankle.

  3. I called a representative to help me, she was not pleasant. She told me they sent the wrong pants, and they no longer had any in an ANKLE. She did not try to accommodate my disappointment nor offer any type of exchange. I told her this is an inconvenience now that they sent me the wrong pants and I have to go to the store to return them. I now do not have a matching skirt or pants for my blazer. I have to return the item, which should have not come up if you did not have them in an ANKLE in the first place. Not my mistake and no apology.

  4. I go to the Old Navy store to return my pants. They only want to give me back $17.65 for the pants, because I got them with a discount from the Rewards. I now lose my rewards points that I have earned. The pants were originally $20.00, I could have applied that money to the other purchases. I am very angry with this process. The saleswomen explained there is nothing she can do, the store gets returns all the time. I lose my reward money.

  5. I was originally very excited to see the prices of your online store. However, I will never recommend anyone to purchase from your online services and I will not be purchasing from Old Navy any longer. I just recently started shopping with your store. I wanted your company to know of the poor service of your online company.

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