Arlene's Costume Shop
675 Batchelor St # A, Toms River, NJ 08753
I am very disappointed with this shop. I was excited to check it out for about a year. I walked in with high hopes to find the perfect item to add to my costume. Since I did not know what I wanted I gazed around looking at their items. I was asked 3 times what I was looking for, I responded nicely "I'm just looking around". My friend and I went to the back where we saw the costumes being hung up, complimenting a pair of shoes when the woman who worked there, who i assume was the owner, was very nasty. She demanded that we had to go back to the front and when we apologized she rudely said "that's what the sign is there for". We didn't see a sign when we walked back there. She made me feel like I was a criminal and not welcome there. We looked where she said there was a sign, it was off to the side on a stand that had a belt over it. It was also around torso height, so with it being covered and at a short height we missed it by accident. She could have handled the situation differently, telling us about her policy. We left immediately after, very upset.