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Return, Refund and Exchange Policy

AE & Aerie stores are closed in some areas, according to local guidance. We’re taking precautions in our stores and distribution centers to protect our customers and associates. Learn More
You can always return online purchases by mail, or make a return or exchange at any open AE or Aerie store. Find a Store
We will continue to provide refunds on online orders that are returned by mail. Please note that you may experience some delays with online return & refund processing, as we’re taking extra care in our distribution centers. Start a Return
We are unable to process refunds or exchanges by mail for purchases that were made at stores.
You can wait to return your items to your local store when it re-opens – there is no time limit to provide a full refund, charge back to a credit card, make an exchange, or issue an AE Gift Card.
If you're not completely happy with a purchase, just return it with your receipt for a full refund.  Returns with a receipt will be refunded in the manner in which the original purchase was made.  If you don't have a receipt, we'll let you exchange or give you store credit for the current price.
If you are charged more than the posted or advertised price, we will refund the difference.  If there appears to be fraud or abuse, we may not return your item.
In-store returns + exchanges

Bring your items to any AE or Aerie store in Canada for easy, free returns and exchanges. 

  • Bring proof of purchase (receipt, order confirmation page, order details page, order emails) and the credit card used to make the original purchase.
  • If you don't have proof of purchase, you'll be credited the current price of the item in the form of an AE gift card.
  • If the items were shipped to you, please note that shipping is not refundable.
  • If you buy a swimsuit or bikini bottom and remove the hygienic liner, we will no longer be able to accept the return.

To find the closest store, use our store locator

Returns + exchanges by mail

If you ordered items online, you can also ship your items back to us. If possible, reuse the original packaging to send them back.

We cannot accept exchanges by mail at this time. You can place a new order for an updated item, and separately mail the return back to us.

  • Through our online portal, you can indicate which items you'd like to return, and print your shipping label to send your items back - or scan the QR code!
  • If your order qualifies for free returns, you can use this label to mail your items back at no additional cost.
  • If your order does not qualify for free returns, you can still get a label to mail your items back. A $9 fee will be deducted from your refund to cover shipping costs. 
  • If you buy a swimsuit or bikini bottom and remove the hygienic liner, we will no longer be able to accept the return.
If you suspect fraudulent activity on your account and/or have concerns about a call you receive from someone claiming to be from AEO regarding your purchase/return, do not provide them with any information, hang up, and contact Customer Service at Contact Us. If AEO contacts you about a return we will not disclose order or personal information in advance, ask you to install software, or ask you to give us bank account information to process a return, but we may ask for certain information to confirm your identity.