Online retailers are introducing a new tag which makes it harder to return clothes
Bad news for all you wardrobers out there: it looks like its about to become far more difficult to return clothes youve already worn.
A number of online retailers are to set to start using the R-Turn Tag, designed by retail technology company Checkpoint Systems.
The tag is easy to remove, but once removed its impossible to reattach – and you wont be able to return clothes unless its intact.
This basically means you that cant wear clothes youve purchased in public if you intend to return them (known as wardrobing), or that doing so would be pretty embarrassing.
Would you want every single person you meet on a night out to know, instantly, that youre a cheapskate and a swindler?
But then again, maybe this will backfire and wearing the the R-Turn Tag in public will become an ironic fashion statement.
Its not clear exactly which retailers will be implementing the tag yet, but Checkpoint Systems said they are in talks with some stores.
Maybe being able to use ASOS as a library for free clothes was too good to last.
Serial returning of clothes (a practice which one fifth of us indulge in) is estimated to cost the industry £1.5billion a year, so its understandable theyve decided to crack down.