I am new to the area of Marietta where this store is located and I was excited to know that I lived really close to stein mart. I visited the store for some carry-on luggage for an upcoming European trip and to my surprise my daughter and I were followed around the store by the employees. My daughter was on another side of the store and came to find me to tell me what was happening and that she wanted to leave. The sad thing is that we both noticed that we were being followed simultaneously but on separate sides of the store. Therefore my daughter's claim confirmed to me that I was too being followed by the employees. I then went to the register in a very professional manner, with the luggage and handed it to the cashier and told her I was going to purchase it but I'm being followed and they should be embarrassed. She wasn't surprised all she said was "sorry". That encounter ruined my night. It shifted my mood because honestly I would expect that behavior from a mom and pop store not a store that is as established as stein mart. I am sure that they can afford to pay for a loss prevention team and/ or security cameras but to subject their employees to that type of task is tacky and low budget. My daughter and I were racially profiled or profiled in some type of way where the employees of stein mart didn't feel like we looked like the demographic of those who are capable of entering their establishment without stealing. I work in public service and I work in a legal capacity so I was immediately offended. I reached out to the home office via stein mart's website and no one ever responded. I can't say that I'm surprised. Please do yourself a favor and at least "look" like you can afford basic department store prices when you enter this stein mart location or else you will be profiled. I guess my daughter and I do not meet their criteria.
WHY is this Old Navy always so busy? That's not their fault, but be prepared. The store is okay, kind of messy and manic. You're better off waiting until the website has a sale and just ordering online.
I find this store to be incredibly overwhelming. I also find it to be more suited to people of an older age bracket. I rarely find anything I want to wear here. Although, they do seem to have a lot of great jewelry sales.
Great store to get all supplies and things you need - my daughter is in ballet and they have very good selection of pointe shoes.