1. All Zara employees get 25 percent off every item in the store, including anything in the sale section.
2. The best time to shop at Zara is before noon. As soon as it hits 1 p.m., the fitting line and register lines get super long. The busiest days are weekday afternoons, because that's when people are on their lunch breaks, and the weekends.
3. In the store, there are three main sections: Women's and Women's Studio, Basics, and Trafaluc. Basics is the most popular because that's where the plain t-shirts, tank tops, and bodysuits live year round. The women's section has regular women and studio, which is the brand's higher-end pieces (above $200), and the clothes don't get restocked after it's sold out.
4. If you see Trafaluc on a Zara tag, go a size up. Everything in this section comes in a smaller size (perfect for petite ladies!).
5. Most Zara stores don't carry everything that is online. The stores that receive the new online merchandises first in NYC are the 52nd Street and SoHo locations.
6. If an item doesn't sell well in a store, all those pieces will get shipped to a warehouse (called Consigna in New Jersey) and rerouted to another Zara store for sell.
7. Customers can actually order from the warehouse! If you don't see an item on the floor but it is online, ask a Zara employee to look it up in the warehouse location. The order can then be shipped to the store for you the next day.