Does Zara Restock? Here’s How to Get Your Hands on Sold Out Items First

How to get your hands on those sold out items.

Last Updated on August 16, 2023

Does Zara restock? I’m here to tell you everything you need to know based on insider tips and our experience shopping at Zara. If you’re looking to go on a spending spree, Zara will do it. The high street brand has new pieces dropping every single week, so it’s pretty difficult to pop into the store or on the website without finding something you love almost immediately. If you’re anything like me, there will be one item you’ll fall head over heels in love with. I often find myself unable to stop thinking about a particular item, and that’s when I know it’s the one for me.

If you’re not quick, many Zara items sell out almost instantly. There are particularly popular pieces, like that pink gingham dress as part of the new Barbie collection. Often, you’ll find them on reselling sites for twice the original price. To avoid missing out, you might want to wait for Zara to bring those items back.

Next, learn more about Zara returns and what those curious triangles, circles and squares in Zara’s labels actually mean.

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Zara high heeled boots

Does Zara restock sold-out items?

Like all online brands, Zara does restock sold out items when they’re returned after a customer tries them on at home. If you keep checking on an item, you might notice it come back into stock very briefly, in which case you should nab it to avoid being disappointed. You can also sign up for stock alerts on specific items, so you’ll receive an email when an item comes back into stock. If you see something in-store though, I do recommend you buy it as it may not be there the next week.

Marie Claire also claims that if an item does particularly well in one season, it might be repeated the following year. If you don’t want to wait 12 months to get it though, I’d buy it the first time around.

Does Zara restock sizes?

Even if the item you’ve got your eye on is in stock, your size might not be. However, there is a way to know if it will be restocked by signing up for notifications. Items on the verge of being re-stocked have a ‘Coming Soon’ message with an envelope icon next to the sold-out size. All you need to do is click on it, enter your email address, and you’ll get an alert if it gets restocked.

You probably won’t be the only one notified once there are available sizes, so you need to act quick and make the purchase before it’s gone.

Zara yellow cardigan pre-owned

How often does Zara restock?

Zara restocks its stores twice a week. According to Who What Wear, this usually happens in stores on a Monday and Thursday. It’s better to head to stores earlier rather than later, as staff are allegedly there from 7am unboxing new stock and putting it on the shop floor for 9.30am.

What time does Zara restock online?

Similarly to the replenishment of stock in-stores, new stock drops early in the morning or overnight on Zara.com. It’s best to keep tabs on the website early in the morning if you’re looking for something in particular but restocks tend to happen throughout the day as returns are processed.

Does Zara hold items?

Unfortunately, the brand doesn’t hold items. One user on Twitter asked the same question, and Zara clarified that they don’t allow holds for store pick-ups. If you’re shopping online, you save an item in your wishlist. However, it doesn’t guarantee that it will be in stock or restocked. If you’re wondering how to save items, here’s our guide to how to add items to your Zara wishlist.

How do I save items on Zara?

To save an item on Zara, you need to open the item you want to save and then click the bookmark icon to the right of the product image. It’s the same on the app, but the bookmark icon is above the product picture and to the right of the share icon. If you want to take a closer look at your wishlist, click on your basket and select Favourites.