Ever avoid going back into a store because you made a fool of yourself? (vent)+

This past weekend I went shopping for some new sunglasses. I ended up at a high end eyewear store, that had a few things in my price range (like Oakley) and but mostly stuff that was not (like Chanel). I felt nervous and intimidated by the store, proceeded to gawk at the price for the sunglasses I wanted (I needed prescription lenses, which ended up way over my budget) and slunk out like a poor backwoods relation no one likes to talk about.

I swear the SAs were looking down their noses at me the whole time, like they could TELL I was too poor to be there. Did not help that a lady in the store was buying over $1500 worth of glasses when I walked in... yeah.

I wouldn't consider going back, but there was a really nice pair of regular eyeglass frames by Fendi I fell in love with. I could get them online in my price range, but I kind of want to try them on again before I buy. Problem? Store I made a fool out of myself at is the only one in the area to carry Fendi frames : / No I did not take a picture of myself in them since I was afraid I'd be scolded for doing it.

So... I either cold buy the frames online or suck it up and go back and let the SAs be all judgmental on me again.


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expand whole threadEver avoid going back into a store because you made a fool of yourself? (vent)+halimeade1/22/2013 11:03PM

Remember, they WORK there...you're a customer. They NEED YOU. nmmusesx91/26/2013 8:27PM

Go back! Shoulders back, look them in the eye & demand respect. You are a paying customer! They ++magixz1/26/2013 2:55PM

I don't see how you made a fool of yourself whatsoever. ++brio8151/26/2013 12:12PM

Don't feel intimidated by snobby SAs. Ask yourself, how much could they possibly be making? ++enamacheylove1/26/2013 3:19AM

2nd this ^^floridaisa1/26/2013 2:05PM

I insist you go back! MUrascal1/26/2013 12:37AM

Go Back CynnaStephens1/25/2013 11:31PM

It's better than buying something you can't afford just because you felt socially pressured- get ROPespiegle1/25/2013 8:50PM

Iíve had that feeling before but you just have to push yourself to get over it.mylegfeelsfunny1/25/2013 6:24PM

The SA's don't know if you're too poor or not. They're violating the #1 rule of retail ++Susan2148A1/25/2013 4:01PM

2nd. Just remember Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman! :Pamhammond20031/25/2013 8:30PM

It's weird how snotty they can be, because a lot of these people don't make enough tomaxxine1/25/2013 4:08PM

bellamyblue1/26/2013 5:50AM

You didn't do ANYTHING wrong. It may be all in your head.maxxine1/25/2013 3:29PM

March yourself right back in there and try them on again. +++khvalles1/25/2013 1:04PM

misslivia1/25/2013 11:43AM

Go back with a friend. That way you can try on & take pictures.Ashley925041/25/2013 10:38AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTtVVHg41kUzingss1/25/2013 10:00AM

Never Ever be intimidated by Sales assistants - your custom>Watchdog1/23/2013 3:05PM

I totally feel you. I hate doing returns mostly coz of this and shop online most of the time.fashaddict1/23/2013 12:12PM

No.tigeratty1/23/2013 11:40AM

Um its a store! Lol like why are you intimidated, dont act like you dont belong there +HODOR1/23/2013 11:30AM

I never understood why SA's who work in expensive boutiques ++macaddict341/23/2013 9:59AM

Lol yes! Yes if they work there they can't afford ropkimmy3261/25/2013 4:36PM

How did you make a fool of yourself? ROPKirstie1/23/2013 9:22AM

The people who work there probably can't afford them eitherShadyPinesMa1/23/2013 9:15AM

This, lol. Working retail doesn't pay that wellsummerluvin1/23/2013 11:50AM

Thank you guys, I really appreciate the encouragement :)halimeade1/23/2013 9:14AM

go back in try them on, smile politely and buy them online when you get home. +ButterflyEffect1/23/2013 7:33AM

They do't rmr you. Just go back and try them on woman. tweedyyy1/23/2013 12:52AM

Unless you are repeat buyer/returner SA's dont remember you ro donniedarkodied1/22/2013 11:21PM

Haha, it kind of does : )halimeade1/22/2013 11:22PM

Hell no. They would love to have your $$chachadigregorio1/22/2013 11:21PM

This may sound mean, but they don't give a darn and most likely won't remember you. zjulia1/22/2013 11:09PM

2nd. Now you know what to expect so walk in there with head held high and maybe a nice outfit andyouwillneverfindme1/22/2013 11:27PM

I wish I could buy them in the store! But its literally a $100+ diff b/w store and online pricinghalimeade1/22/2013 11:30PM

You could always go in and try them on to see how they look. Sometimes stores like that willyouwillneverfindme1/22/2013 11:35PM

Do they do the lenses too? Those are probably more $$ than you'd ROPstarfighterlily1/23/2013 12:31AM

You are probably right, I am more disappointed than myself than annoyed at them.halimeade1/22/2013 11:11PM