Costco Clothing Return Policy (Worn, No Receipt, Tags + More)

Costco sells a variety of clothing items for all ages from top brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Levi’s, Calvin Klein, and Birkenstock, as well as its own signature label, Kirkland.

However, what if you’ve bought an unsatisfactory piece of clothing from Costco that you want to return? Read on to discover what I’ve found out about Costco’s clothing return policy!

Costco Clothing Return Policy

Costco accepts returns of clothing items both in-store and online, even if the items do not have tags or are slightly worn. It does not, however, accept items that have excessive wear and tear. Costco allows customers to return items without a receipt.

If you want to learn more about returning clothing items to Costco without the receipt, whether you can return worn items, and if the 90-day returns window applies to clothing items, keep on reading!

Can I Return Clothes To Costco Without Tags?

You can return clothes to Costco without the tags or the original packaging, however, you will need to bring your valid Costco membership card to the store for verification.

If your clothing items are in good condition, it is likely that Costco will fully refund the items regardless of whether they still have the tags or not.

Costco will only refuse clothes that have irreplaceable damages (surpassing natural wear and tear).

Note that Costco staff has the final decision on whether they will accept the return or not, so your experience of returning clothes without tags may vary from store to store.

Can I Return Worn Clothes To Costco?

There is no maximum time frame in which clothing items need to be returned to Costco. As a result of this, it is generally accepted that you can return worn clothes to Costco stores.

Costco will accept clothing items with some general wear, but anything considered beyond natural wear and tear will not be accepted.

To increase the chances of successfully returning your items, you should wash the item first (if it has been worn) before bringing it to a Costco store.

Can I Return Clothing Items To Costco Without The Receipt?

According to Costco’s Returns Policy, it is not necessary for you to bring the original receipt with the clothing item (e.g. jeans, shorts, shirts, hoodies, shoes, etc.) when visiting a store for a return, however, it helps to speed up the process if you do.

So you don’t need to worry if you have lost the receipt since Costco will process your return as long as you have your Costco membership card and a valid government-issued photo ID.

Does Costco Accept Returns Of Clothing Items After 90 Days?

Will Costco Accept Returns After 90 Days?

Costco has a 90-day return window for a specific range of items while all other items can be returned whenever the customer wants to.

Fortunately, clothing items are in the category that does not have a maximum limit on the number of days you have for returns, so you can return your clothing items whenever you want, even after 90 days.

How Do I Return Clothes To Costco In-Store?

To return clothes in-store at Costco, simply bring the items you wish to return to the returns counter at your local Costco store.

It is best that you also have the original receipt as proof of purchase, but if not, make sure you have your Costco membership card.

You will receive the refund depending on the method by which you originally purchased the item, so bring along the exact credit/debit card you originally used at the time of purchase.

How Do I Return Clothes To Costco Online?

If you purchased clothing online from Costco and wish to return it, you can either do this by mail or in-store at any Costco warehouse.

Follow these steps to return your clothing items via mail:

  • Login to your account
  • Select “Orders & Returns”
  • Click on the “Return Items” button next to the clothing item you wish to return and follow the subsequent steps
  • Print the shipping label and attach it to the clothing items (neatly packaged)
  • Drop the package at a nearby courier service

When returning the items by mail, the cost of shipping for your returned item will be automatically refunded alongside the order refund.

Can I Return Clothes To Costco If I Am Not A Member?

Although it is best to return clothes to Costco with a membership card, you can still return the items to a Costco store even if you are not a Costco member.

To do so, you will need a receipt or a gift receipt which Costco will then use to look up the membership of the person who originally purchased the item and successfully processes the return.

Costco will either refund you the money via a cash card which you can use to buy something else from the store or refund the amount in cash.

If you are looking to learn more, you can see our related posts on the Costco return policy without receipt, the Costco furniture warranty, and the Costco jewelry return policy.


Costco accepts returns of clothing items regardless of whether they have tags or not, however, it does not do exchanges. The only time when Costco will likely not accept an item of clothing for a return is if it is damaged beyond general wear and tear.

You do not generally need a receipt or even a Costco membership to return items, though sometimes staff will ask for purchase verification. You can return Costco clothing items either in their warehouse store locations or online.

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Marques Thomas

Marques Thomas graduated with a MBA in 2011. Since then, Marques has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Marques is also the head writer and founder of

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