12 February 2012

Wet Seal Really Isn't What It Used To Be

Back when I was in high school, I can remember Wet Seal being one of the coolest places to get your clothes from if you were one of the trendy. From cute tops to perfect fitting pants, I could always find something in Wet Seal, and feel like a million dollars when I wore it, even if I nabbed it off of the sale rack. At the time they sold quality clothes. I've still got shirts in my closet that I got from the Wet Seal in Vero when I was 14 years old!

Unfortunately, their quality seems to have taken a turn for the worst. If you saw my last clothes haul post from my visit to the Treasure Coast Square Mall in Jensen Beach, you saw the totally adorable panda shirt that I got from Wet Seal. After one wash they panda eyes have faded. One wash. I am beyond disappointed now because I was in love with that shirt. Now all I want to do is donate it to the Goodwill because I hate wearing faded clothes.

What makes me so mad about the whole thing is I spent $22.50 on a shirt that I was able to wear one time.

I've gotten shirts at Walmart for less than $15 that have lasted longer than that. I've put those shirts through hell at work and they are still just as vibrant as the day I purchased them, even five and ten washes down the road. All it took was one wash to ruin that panda shirt.

I am supremely disappointed. I used to have such a great view of the Wet Seal brand. Now that view is out the window, and I will be taking my business elsewhere.

This is just a warning for those of you who do enjoy things from Wet Seal. Take extreme care when washing anything from there, because it could be ruined after just one time. Use a detergent that is specifically for delicates, like Woolite. Hand wash, if possible, though even that didn't save this shirt.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. If you are in Florida and experiencing this sudden cold snap with me, stay warm! Break out those cute winter clothes while you can, before our year round summer returns ^.^


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