Returns & Exchanges


Full-price merchandise may be returned for a full refund, online store credit, or exchange within 30 days of the delivery date. All merchandise purchased for less than 50% off the original price may be returned for an exchange, full refund, or online store credit within 30 days of the delivery date.

Swimwear must be returned with protective lining in place and show no signs of wear. For sanitary reasons please try on swimwear over your underwear.

All items being returned must be in original condition, unworn and with original tags intact. If such items are returned, they will be returned to you.

JOHNNY WAS reserves the right to deny a return or refund if the merchandise does not meet the Return and Exchange Policy. All returns must conform to the guidelines of our return policy and must be accompanied by the original invoice. 

Please note merchandise purchased from other retailers, including department stores or specialty stores must be returned to the store from which it was originally purchased, and is subject to the return policy of the originating retailer.

All merchandise purchased at 50% or greater discount than the original price is final sale.


Items purchased online may be returned at one of the Johnny Was retail locations.

To return merchandise purchased on, please follow the steps below:

  • Pack your return merchandise securely (in the original packaging if possible) and include a copy of your invoice with your name, email address, and phone number.

    • If you are exchanging, indicate the item/color/size you wish to receive in exchange. We will reply to acknowledge the availability of the new items you wish to order.

  • Please indicate which items you are returning/exchanging and the reason for return.

  • Boldly write the Order Number on the front of the box so that it is easily visible.

Mail the package to:

ATTN: Johnny Was Website Returns

2423 East 23rd Street

Los Angeles, CA 90058

Shipping and handling charges are not refundable. You will be responsible for any return shipping costs. You may opt to use an insured delivery service, however, cannot accept responsibility for items not received or damaged in transit.


Return of items purchased at a Johnny Was retail location must be handled in person at any of our Johnny Was retail locations.


All claims regarding defective/damaged orders must be reported to Customer Service prior to shipping return items. Please contact a Customer Service Representative at 866-942-8806 or email us at When sending your email, please include the following:

  • If the item(s) received was defective or damaged in transit.

  • Describe the defect and if you would like a replacement or refund.

  • Upload a photo if the item is damaged.

Follow the return instructions above for online purchases. If available, the correct item will be shipped to you free of charge.

Please note that all defective items are subject to inspection.


Within the United States:

Please allow 2-3 weeks from the return shipped date for your account to be credited. Depending on your bank, it may take 1-2 billing cycles for the credit to appear on your statement.


Please allow 3-4 weeks from the return shipped date for your account to be credited. Depending on your bank, it may take 2-3 billing cycles for the credit to appear on your statement.


An original order number and billing zip code are required to process your gift return. If you do not have this information, please contact us. To help us locate your gift order, we will need the first and last name of the person who purchased the gift and their email address.


Online Store Credit is non-transferable, cannot be redeemed for cash, and cannot be returned for a refund to the original form of payment once it has been issued. An email will be sent with instructions on how to access your store credit.


Johnny Was will gladly offer a one-time price adjustment on items purchased at full price within 14 days of the purchase. Promotional/discount codes cannot be applied to past purchases for a price adjustment.

For online or phone orders, please call 866-942-8806 or email us (link to email) to request a price adjustment.

For in-store purchases, please stop by your local Johnny Was retail location with your sales receipt.

We are unable to offer price adjustments for current promotions. Promotions or discounts cannot be applied retroactively to orders placed before the promotion discount was activated.