LANE BRYANT Informative - RUDE AND DISHONEST CUSTOMER SERVICE
SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA -- I purchased a few items at Lane Bryant a few months ago, one of the items was a bra. The young sales clerk behind the counter was talking on her cell phone while ringing up my items, which is bad customer service, but what made it worse was that she did not put the bra I bought in the one bag that she handed me. I did not notice this until I got home and looked in the bag, which was an hour later because I was in the mall and had stopped at one more store before leaving. Once I realized my bra was not in the bag, I returned back to the store with my receipt. I spoke to the manager and explained to her that the bra, which I purchased (it was on the receipt) was not in my bag. I also mentioned that the sales clerk was chatting on the phone while ringing up my items and was therefore not even paying attention. The manager looked behind the counter and told me that she didn't see a bra behind the counter. I told her it might have been put back on the floor by mistake or maybe in another customer's bag. She said she would have to "research" it and get back to me. I was ticked off at this point, but kept my wits about me and gave her my name and number and then left. The manager said she would follow up within a few days, but she never did. I called her again and she never returned my call so after 3 days I went back in. Same manager, this time she tells me she hasn't had time to research what happened and will therefor still have to get back with me. This went on for 2 weeks before she decided that she couldn't do anything for me, even with a valid receipt! She says there was no bra on the counter when I went back in and that was that. That is the last time I will ever shop at Lane Bryant. If I wanted to give away free money, I would donate it to charity, not to an overpriced department store with bad service. By the way, I asked for their headquarters phone number, but was told they didn't have a number for them, which is absurd, and I could not find one online either.