I want to ask everyone that has shopped at the Quicksilver store at DFO if they have had any problems with their sizing?
I have spent a heap of money in that shop one because I find the quality is good but two because the pricing is a lot better than the surf shops.
The problem I have is that I purchased a bulk amount of clothes for my 2 young boys for Christmas thinking they were all Australian sizing and put them away in November last year.
When Christmas came around and I gave the clothes to the children most of the shorts did not fit them. Now my two boys are quite tiny and one is a size eight and the other a size two in accordance with their age. When I put the size eight next to the size two there was about an inch the difference. Now I could not return any of these clothes as it was outside of their 14 day return policy, but I did return to the store and asked the manager what had happened to their sizing and I was told the following:
Quicksilver is a global company and the DFO store stocks clothes from all over the world> he showed me the shorts I had brought were a Chinese make and said there sizing was a lot different to ours. He also said they had a lot of USA clothes in the store and there sizing was hugely different to ours as well. Nowhere in the store is there a conversion chart or anything saying that you are buying non Australian sized clothes.
I know a heap of our clothes are made overseas but they are made in accordance with Australian sizing. I went back in to the shop on the weekend just to have a look and see if the problem was rectified but found once again the racks loaded with clothes that were of a ridicules sizing.
A size 2 pair of jeans I picked up were about the length of a size 5 and the waist was about the size of a 00. I left the store disappointed. Is there anyway stores have to disclose this to their shoppers? Are they allowed to get away with this? The DFO is somewhat of a joke. You have one store selling clothes like this and then others like Cotton on Kids that has a whole wall of full priced clothes.
If I wanted to go to a shopping centre I would. I thought this was an outlet centre.
Don’t get me wrong there is some store’s out there doing the right thing that I find shopping at fantastic. Really you have not saved yourself any money of got a bargain if you can’t wear it.