Wish you could test that phone’s signal in your neighborhood or see how comfortable those shoes are before you buy them? These retailers let you return products even after removing the tags. And many have super-generous return time frames. Thirty days is the minimum we look for, but the best return policies allow for much longer than that. The best of the best offer unlimited returns, anytime.
Athleta. This website’s Give-It-A-Workout Guarantee means you can test-drive your purchase, and if you don’t love it, you can return the item anytime for any reason.
CVS. All store-brand items—even opened ones—can be returned anytime as long as they’re accompanied by a receipt. The same goes for beauty products, regardless of brand.
Eileen Fisher. This designer has a customer-service department dedicated to examining garments that didn’t hold up to the company’s standards.
Ikea. Sleep on a mattress for 90 days, and exchange it for another if you’re uncomfortable. But use an encasement; Ikea won’t take dirty or damaged merchandise.
Kohl’s. This department store lets you return anything, anytime, even without a receipt.
The Land of Nod. You can return any nonpersonalized item, including furniture, for any reason within 18 years of purchase. Just save your packing slip.
Lands’ End. Zipper broke the second time you wore those pants? No worries at all—this company will take any product back, anytime, for any reason, even if it was purchased with a major markdown or as a second-quality item.
Nordstrom. Take your time to change your mind; Nordstrom takes things back anytime, even fine jewelry and oversized items, and pays return shipping for online returns. (For Nordstrom Rack, you have 30 days.)
REI. Whether it’s the hiking boots you wore only once because they hurt or the sports bra that disintegrated after six months, you can return anything, anytime. You don’t need the original receipt, and the policy includes outlet items. Just wash worn items before returning them.
Sprint. The Sprint Satisfaction Guarantee lets you try cell-phone service and hardware (phones, tablets, etc.) for 14 days. If you’re not impressed or you have buyer’s remorse, take it back to the store and deactivate for a full refund and no early-termination fee.
Warby Parker. This online eyeglasses retailer’s free Home Try-On program lets you pick five frames, have them shipped to you free, and send them back (also gratis) after five days. You must have a credit-card number to order.