De-Labeling Instructions

The following are required procedures for de-labeling and/or defacing merchandise purchased through this site.

BRAND DELABELING/DEFACING PROCEDURES

Prior to the resale or disposition of Merchandise - Remove all labels, tags or marking, with the exception of printed screen printed or appliquéd labels, which display any client owned licensed names. All sewn in labels which display client owned or licensed brands or companies must be defaced prior to the salvage or resale according to the following procedures.

Warranty Cards or Product Registration

  • Discard warranty cards or registration materials packed with a product.
  • If warranty and/or registration information is not printed on a separate card or insert but included with product information, cross out the warranty and registration information with a black permanent marker.

UPC Codes

If the UPC code was not removed when the hangtags were removed from the articles, completely black out the UPC code using black permanent marker or remove the UPC in some other manner.

  1. Completely remove or draw a line though the most prominent brand on the merchandise
  2. Remove all warranty and registration information
  3. Completely remove or draw a thick vertical line through the UPC Code (see Figure A)
Figure A
Fig. A

Clothing and Shoes

  • Completely remove all client owned brand or licensed labels and hangtags, with the exception of sewn in or appliquéd labels.
  • Deface all sewn in, printed or appliquéd client owned or licensed label on clothing by snipping the sewn in label or by drawing a line through the label with a black permanent marker.
  • If the label is too dark for a line to be visible, the label may be defaced by cutting a triangle from the label.
  • If clothing or shoes have no labels, lightly mark the inner back area of the item with black permanent marker.

Clothing

Hangtags

  • Completely remove all client owned brand or licensed hangtags
  • Cut the hangtag so the brand name and barcode are removed
hangtags
Cut the tag so the brand and UPC code are removed.

Sewn in Labels

Use one of the following procedures:

  • Completely remove the label (see Figure B). This process is required for all labels with the brand name of “…Nordstrom” to the extent that the product will not be damaged to the point of being unsalable.
  • Draw a line through the brand with a black permanent marker (see Figure C)
  • Cut though the center of the label (see Figure D)

Screen Printed Labels

  • Draw a line through the label with a black permanent marker
  • For lightweight fabrics or light colors, draw a line through the brand with a fabric marker in a visible color
screen printed label

Shoes

  • Remove shoes from box
  • Draw a line through the brand with a black permanent marker
  • Remove hangtags
shoes

Soft Home

  • Remove client owned brand goods from its packaging unless the packaging is necessary to hold a set together.
  • If there is a cardboard insert displaying a client owned or licensed brand in a clear package, remove the insert.
  • Completely remove all client owned brand or licensed labels and hang tags, with the exception of sewn in or appliquéd labels.
  • Deface all sewn in, printed or appliquéd client owned or licensed label on soft home product by snipping the sewn in label or by drawing a line through the label with a black permanent marker.
  • If the label is too dark for a line to be visible, the label may be defaced by cutting a triangle from the label.

Plastic Bagging

  • Remove the front insert displaying the brand.
  • Inserts with product description can remain, but the UPC Code and the Distributed by client statement must be defaced using the UPC Code defacement procedures described below.
plastic bags

Clam Shells

  • Draw a line through the most prominent brand
  • Deface the UPC Code
  • Deface the Distributed by client Statement

No Packaging

Use one of the procedures outlined below:
  • Completely remove the label
  • Remove hangtag
  • Draw a line through the most prominent brand with a black permanent marker
  • Cut though the center of the label
  • Etch through the brand using an electric etching gun

NPG Brands

  • 14th & Union
  • 1901
  • Abound
  • Biala
  • BP.
  • BP. Undercover
  • BPM Fueled by Zella
  • Broletto
  • C2 by Calibrate
  • Calibrate
  • Casion
  • Chelsea28
  • Classiques Entier
  • Free Press
  • Glint
  • Halogen
  • Harper Canyon
  • Hinge
  • John W. Nordstrom
  • John W. Nordstrom Signature
  • Leith
  • Make + Model
  • Melrose and Market
  • Monte Rosso
  • Nordstrom
  • Nordstrom at Home
  • Nordstrom Baby
  • Nordstrom Chef’s Recipe
  • Nordstrom Collection
  • Nordstrom Cookbooks
  • Nordstrom Exclusive CDs
  • Nordstrom Habits
  • Nordstrom Lingerie
  • Nordstrom Makers Chocolate
  • Nordstrom Men’s Shop
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • Nordstrom Retail Coffee
  • Nordstrom Signature and Caroline Issa
  • Phase 3
  • Public Opinion
  • Ruby & Bloom
  • Sejour
  • Shimera
  • Stern
  • Stern Baby
  • Sun & Shadow
  • Susina
  • Tesori
  • The Rail
  • Treasure & Bond
  • Trouve
  • Tucker + Tate
  • Valette
  • Rack
  • Wild Pearl
  • Zella
  • Zella Body
  • Zella Girl
  • Z by Zella
  • Z by Zella Girl