n. The practice of purchasing an item such as a piece of clothing or a device, using it briefly, and then returning it to the store for a refund.
Many stores are also cracking down on the practice of borrowing merchandise, often called "wardrobing" or "closeting." You know, buying a party dress or computer game and then returning it after use.
A common problem for stores is consumers attempting to return merchandise that has been used but not defective. This practice, called "wardrobing," has affected more than half of companies during the past year and can include returns of everything from once-worn dresses to used laptop computers.
Retailers are trying to combat a problem called "wardrobing" — where customers purchase an item, usually apparel, use once and then return it. It's a problem at electronics stores at well. Customers buy a camcorder, for example use it for a week while on vacation, and then return it.
Employee wardrobing —Provide your staff the opportunity to buy new fashions at prices they can afford so they can dress the part when they are trying to convince their customers.