While home last weekend, I visited my local mall and shopped until I dropped (or attempted to). I’m pretty sure Garden State Plaza houses one of the biggest Forever 21 locations (aside from New York or other major cities) and it just got even bigger. Already taking up a large chunk with a two floor store, Forever bought another acre or so (sure feels like it) of store 2 doors down and knocked out the wall to connect the two. To say it’s big is an understatement.
I spent over an hour browsing and I didn’t even venture to the downstairs section. This store is completely and utterly overwhelming. Considering the immense variety already in Forever’s clothing, imagine a store larger than a house just filled with tons and tons of clothes. I didn’t know where to begin, where to end, or how to approach this massive collection.
With a store this large, you would figure dressing rooms would be scattered throughout so you could continue to shop through each section. Nope. While there are a ton of dressing rooms, only one section was open. And of course on a Saturday, this section had an impressive line. Like most other stores, you are only allowed to take six items with you into the dressing room. A store the size of an elementary school…and I can only try on six things?
It’s no wonder one could spend hours in this store. I would’ve had to wait on the same long line to go in the dressing room over and over again after going through the merchandise in each of the store’s many sections…not worth it in my book. Forever offers pretty decent clothing at a reasonable price (if you know what to buy), but I simply can’t bother spending an entire day dealing with their nonsense.
I ended up finding one cute dress. Another I loved, but I needed to try another size to see which looked better but I was simply not willing to wait on that line again. Plus, I had friends waiting. That is definitely a store to tackle solo…
Lovelies, what are your Forever 21 stores like? Do you find it hard to shop in that store or other stores due to their size?