Ardene Reviews - Ottawa

3.5/5
64% OF CHICKS DIG IT
11 reviews
Ranked #17 out of 70 in Boutiques & Malls (Ottawa, Ontario)

Ardene is a Canada’s premier fashion accessory retailer, Ardene owns and operates over 400 stores throughout Canada. Ardene offers girls a unique shopping experience featuring a wide selection of everything from jewelry, hair accessories, footwear, to clothing and so much more at the right price. Go to www.ardene.com/ for more information.

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September 07, 2016


I love this store. I have a 12 year old girl and sales are great. Prices are fair and mix and matching the store gives lots of options for multiple items. I love how easy the store is to find and multiple stores in our area.

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March 17, 2016


The prices at Ardene's are by far the best thing about this store.
I find the shoes from here are extremely uncomfortable and poor quality.
I don't mind purchasing hair accessories or socks etc. from here though
because the price is decent. But I purchased a shirt from there and I
was super disappointing. The seams were coming apart after one wear
and the shirt ending up not looking flattering on me at all.



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March 17, 2016


I use to work here and it was a nightmare... the only good thing was getting cheap accessories even cheaper.
always cute stuff but having to deal with people coming in and disrespecting the store because it's "cheap" drove me up the wall. Also theres a shoplifting problem there.... gotta keep you eyes open at all times.

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May 02, 2015


They have pretty good deals and discounts . Sometimes their boots and accessories go on sale and they are ridiculously cheap. Their customer service is ok but the smell of the store is unpleasant. It smells like plastic at times. I bought a pair of shorts from their MOVE collection and I love wearing them. They are very comfortable and great for jogging.

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September 04, 2014


I like the deals you can find in store sometimes!! Can be hit & miss though! Some stores feel cramped with too much stock.

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June 14, 2012


Gotta say I love Ardene! I could be a little bias because I used to be an assistant manager there but still! Prices cant be beat and its the best place around for fun and funky stuff! A lot of Ardene stores are getting pretty heavy into the clothing side of buisness, the only downside to it is that the clothing fit SUPER SMALL so keep that in mind! If you are usually a side M you would be a L to XL in an Ardene size. Also, dont expect the most fantastic quality of merchandise because with everything in life you get what you pay for. You cant expect earings that are 3 for $10 to last you a lifetime. Also I do find their exchange policy a little over the top to partially insane. Still a great place to go if you are on a budget or need some fun costume ideas and accessories! Also great for proms and graduations!

2/5
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Recommended? Fugheddaboutit!
July 16, 2009


I used to work at an Ardene store. If you care at all about the environment or the ethical treatment of animals DO NOT SHOP AT ARDENE STORES.

Environment:
Every item shipped from China, the Philippines, or India is either double or triple wrapped in clear plastic bags that are not accepted by any plastic recycling facilities (trust me I looked). ALL of that plastic is thrown out. At least a couple big garbage bags stuffed a week.
Every item of clothing to be hung is shipped to the stores with a plastic hanger already attached. The hanger is used once and then thrown out. Depending on the size of the store hundreds of hangers are thrown out every week.

Ethical treatment of animals:
Recently, Ardene stores (including the one I used to work at) began selling real fur hair accessories from China. The Chinese fur trade is notorious for inhumane practices including skinning dogs and cats, cramming animals into excessively small cages, skinning animals alive, brutally beating animals, etc. There are no laws restricting what the Chinese can do to these animals and Ardene is buying into that market. It's just sick.

Sure the accessories are cheap but take a look at how Ardene chooses to damage the environment and support the skinning of animals for "fashion". Buying their products supports what Ardene is doing. Just don't.

3.5/5
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May 11, 2009


I love Ardène because everything here is pretty inexpensive. Sure, the products are not great quality, but you can find some pretty earrings, necklaces and body jewelleries.

I got my nose pierced at this place. The salesperson was really nice and made me feel comfortable and relaxed. But I know they are not all like that.

I bought an eyeshadow some times ago, and I was surprised by the great result! Seriously, their eyeshadow are highly pigmented and it stays on all day. You can be sure that I will buy some more!

This store is especially great if you are on a budget.

4/5
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March 17, 2009


I am an avid earring and necklace fanatic, so when I discovered Ardene's a few years ago, I nearly flipped.

What I like: I LOVE all the deals. 3 for $10 for earrings, 2 for $15 for necklaces and some tanks, you honestly can't go wrong. Some of the earrings are cute, and a few tops are nice too. You can also get your ears pierced (I'm not sure if they do other piercings) on sight.

What I don't like: It's quite a shame that they don't have any jeans. Not a whole lot of the tops are really that great, as a lot of them all have the lace stuff that get's ripped up really easily. Honestly, I find that the service depends on location. The Ardene store in Smiths Falls has great costumer service, but that's probably because it's a smaller mall, and less traffic. On top of all that, I absolutely do not recommend any of the mood rings because there is a 90% chance that it will turn your finger green. Sometimes the earrings and necklaces aren't that great either.

Out of all this, I still like Ardene. Their cheap earrings are easy to replace, so not a huge deal if they break or I lose an earring. I can't say much about the makeup line, but honestly, I wouldn't trust it.

3/5
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Recommended? Fugheddaboutit!
July 15, 2007


i don't like ardene that much because the service there is really bad and the store itself is really messy. most of the earrings i have gotten there are really cheap metal and i don't bother putting them in my ears. I suggest you go to a good accessory store like Claires, Accessorize, or Icing because they have way cooler stuff.

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