8. Zara gets new merchandise shipped into stores biweekly every Monday and Thursday morning before the store opens (around 5 a.m. or 6 a.m.). Three-fourths of the items, however, go to back stock and won't be on the floor. Throughout the day, the store will also receive smaller shipments of items.
9. Every item has a display number because there's only supposed to be a certain number of that item on the floor. Usually there are 20 dresses, eight to 12 shirts, and five pairs of shoes, and pants are one of each size. If you don't see your size, always ask an employee to check back stock for you.
10. There's a reason the bags are sometimes displayed on the floor (next to the shoes) . . . it makes it easier for shorter customers to see and reach!
11. Zara's big semiannual sale occurs the week after Christmas and then sometime in June. This year the sale in stores and online starts June 18 (but shhh, you didn't hear that here). You know the sale is starting in stores when employees rearrange the clothing so shirts are on one wall and pants are on the other.
12. The sale items are rearranged by price, so the most expensive pieces will be toward the front of the store.
13. Zara has supercute kids' clothes that go from ages 14 to 15 and some pieces can actually fit adult women. In the wintertime, the sweaters are made to fit loosely, so petite ladies, scoop one up!
14. The most popular items right now are swimsuits and the body-curve jeggings. The swimwear is made with cotton material, so customers can wear them as regular tops with jeans.