You’re Not Going to Like Dillard’s Return Policy…Just Sayin’

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Budget Fashionista provides this content about Dillard’s return policy for informational purposes only. These policies are subject to change. Please contact the store directly for current return policies.

Dillard’s Return Policy

Dillard’s return policy is fairly restrictive — definitely something to know if you plan to shop Dillard’s. The highlights are that you need to make the return within 30 days of purchase and you must have a receipt. If you return an online order, you pay for the return shipping. Please see Dillards.com for the retailers full policy on returns and exchanges.

Returning items purchased in-store

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Items purchased in-store that are eligible for return must be returned to the store. Please see the section below titled, “What can’t I return?” for a list of products that aren’t eligible for returns.

Timing: You can return an item you purchased in a Dillard’s store within 30 days of the original purchase date. Defective products are not subject to the 30-day timeframe.

Condition: The item must be unworn and unwashed, with tags still attached. Shoes must be returned in their original box.

Documentation: You have to bring the original purchase receipt with you to be eligible for a refund.

Method: You will be refunded to the original form of payment. If you paid with a check, there is a 10-day waiting period before you can receive a cash or check refund. You also have the option to be refunded with merchandise credit.

Dillard’s gift returns

You can return a gifted item in its original condition for store credit.

Dillard’s Online Return Policy

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Dillard’s accepts returns of online orders by mail, but you pay for the return shipping. Please see the section below titled, “What items can’t be returned?” for a list of products that aren’t eligible for returns.

Timing: You can return an item you purchased on Dillards.com within 30 days of the original purchase date. Defective products are not subject to the 30-day timeframe.

Shipping Fees: You can use a Dillard’s return label, which will cost you $8.50. Or you can take the item to the post office or another delivery service and pay for that on your own. If you do your own shipping, make sure you use a service that’s trackable. The mailing address can be found here.

Condition: The item must be unused, unworn and unwashed. Tags must be attached. Shoes must be sent back in their original packaging.

Documentation: Include the original receipt or Proof of Purchase label with your return.

Method: You will be refunded to the original form of payment, including sales tax but not including shipping. If you paid via PayPal, you’ll be refunded with store credit. The refund is typically processed in seven to 10 days.

Dillard’s Exchanges

You can exchange items purchased in-store or online by bringing them to a Dillard’s store. You’ll be credited for the original purchase first and then charged for your new item. If you send the piece back by mail, you are responsible for the shipping charges.

Dillard’s Returns FAQs

What items can’t be returned?

Personalized items and any clearance items marked down more than 65% cannot be returned. You also can’t return anything that you’ve used, unless it is defective.

Can clearance items be returned?

Clearance items marked down more than 65% are not eligible for return.

Can I return an item without a receipt?

If you want a refund, you need a receipt. You can return an item that you received a gift, but you’ll get store credit instead of a refund.

How do I print a Dillard’s return label?

Dillard’s doesn’t pay return shipping fees, but they do offer a service to print labels. It’s not free, of course. You’ll pay $8.50. The advantage of using their label is that your return is trackable. Print your return label here.

Need more info on return policies for your fav shops? Try these from our How to Shop Guide.

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