Well, they do! And I had a chance to check out the one in Columbia, Maryland two weekends ago!
I received a seemingly last-minute email from Fabletics inviting me to their store opening for their store in Columbia, Maryland. Wait, store opening? I didn’t know they had a store! Unfortunately, I couldn’t work it out to get to the grand opening celebration that day; however, I managed to stop by a few days later, which was great because I felt like I had a more normal shopping experience. It was weird being back in the mall where I’d worked part time for 8 years. I probably hadn’t been back there since I finally “retired” from Ann Taylor last fall!
First and foremost, if you don’t know what Fabletics is, check out my original review from last year here.
- Columbia, MD
- Newark, DE
- Bridgewater, NJ
- Cincinnati, OH
- St. Louis, OH
- Woodland Hills, CA
Nevertheless, I decided to give Fabletics another shot, and I’m glad I did. I absolutely love the store! Where do I start?
I love that you can actually see the clothing live and in color. Sometimes I’m not sure about the material online, and it’s definitely nice to be able to see it right there in front of me. Tops that I thought I’d love in person, I was not too fond of. Some things that I thought looked ridiculous online were actually super cute in person. Another bonus? One-off items. For example, I got this super cute top for yoga/barre/pilates, and it had just been returned by one of the sales associates. Apparently it is no longer available online!
Another thing that I loved about being able to go into the store was that I could still earn points and use my store credit. Unfortunately, I couldn’t redeem my rewards points, but they told me that was likely because the stores were brand new. What’s weird is that I am unable to review the products I purchased in the store. I’m going to check in with customer service on this one. I should be able to get credits for reviewing items I purchased in the store, just like I can online. Humph.
I also liked that they had plenty of accessories throughout the store. I saw the bags, headbands, yoga mats, and other items paired with some of the outfits. It was cool to finally see them in real life!
One thing to note about being in the store is that the price tags reflect the full price, and not the VIP price. Make sure you ask the the sales associates about the VIP price if you’re a VIP member!
All said, I’m really glad that I stopped into the store. As long as they can figure out the rewards situation and the review issue, I will definitely continue being a VIP Fabletics customer! Want to try Fabletics yourself? Use my referral code and let me know what you think of the products!
Have you ever shopped with Fabletics? Do you have a store near you? Do you prefer shopping online, or shopping in a brick-and-mortar store? Do you have any questions about the store?