How to Join
the Fashion Spot / the Finishing Touches / Shop Till You Drop
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Rules Links Mobile How to Join
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
05-11-2007
  211
flaunt the imperfection
 
softgrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: downtown...
Gender: femme
Posts: 50,735
well-- i think it's no the exact same ammount...
but it's close enough....
even if it's $20-30 more expensive there...
you'd have to pay tax here...so it all works out to roughly the same amount......
not enough difference to get worked up about anyway..imo...

tourist-
you look great...!!
it's funny...
i never considered wearing it in a sort of 'dressed up' way like that...
it's so slouchy and casual to me...
that is part of why it's so great to see how someone else does it...
so much fun to see another person's perspective...
it can open up our minds...


thanks for sharing!...
...

__________________
"It is not money that makes you well dressed: it is understanding."
ChristianDior




Last edited by softgrey; 06-11-2007 at 09:28 AM.
  Reply With Quote
 
05-11-2007
  212
Meg
inspired contemplation
 
Meg's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: London by way of North America
Gender: femme
Posts: 17,064
i don't think there is any difference. The shirt on the browns website was 80 quid which works out to be like 170 USD or 180 USD including tax so it's all the same plus shipping.

tourist - they didn't deduct your VAT in person at the dries store did they? Because they definately do not do that in the UK.....I always find it the biggest hassle to be honest to get VAT back. The only time I've done it successfully was when I purchased something over a thousand pounds....other than that, it's been a total nightmare.

  Reply With Quote
05-11-2007
  213
V.I.P.
 
luckyme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 4,768
Quote:
Originally Posted by Misako View Post
Hm, speaking of prices as to whether things would be cheaper from overseas or the US, can anyone help me figure out how much I'd ultimately end up paying (likely) buying something from Browns? I'm in the US.

They're $305 GBP there, and they say that is inclusive of VAT? How does one calculate that?

Thanks.

I'm excited, I've been seeing the shoes I want pop up on other websites recently (but I have not yet heard of a standard MSRP nor have I seen it in the orange I want).

Anyone know when the fall line will likely go on sale, btw?

Thanks.
this is my experience with brownsfashion.com...when you check out they deduct the VAT which approx. 17% and then add $40USD for shipping. dhl will deliver and send you an invoice for duties which vary depending on their mood that day. also if you use a credit card keep in mind most of the time they have a surcharge of 3% for international fund exchange.

hope that helps...

tourist, that is mag..nif..icent, you are such a dries girl.


Last edited by luckyme; 06-11-2007 at 05:46 AM.
  Reply With Quote
05-11-2007
  214
backstage pass
 
tourist10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 580
oh thank you, softgrey and luckyme

Meg
- at the Dries store as well as at Printemps, the sales people completely filled out all the paperwork for me. So at the airport, I just basically had to hand the paperwork to the VAT refund officer, and that was it. The refund appeared on my cc within about a month. It was really easy, actually ...

  Reply With Quote
06-11-2007
  215
flaunt the imperfection
 
softgrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: downtown...
Gender: femme
Posts: 50,735
...
unfortunately- i almost missed my plane- so i didn;t have time to do the vat...
can i still send it in or something...?...
not so much for this item...
but that junya dress was a pretty penny.....

__________________
"It is not money that makes you well dressed: it is understanding."
ChristianDior



  Reply With Quote
06-11-2007
  216
V.I.P.
 
luckyme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 4,768
Quote:
Originally Posted by softgrey View Post
...
unfortunately- i almost missed my plane- so i didn;t have time to do the vat...
can i still send it in or something...?...
not so much for this item...
but that junya dress was a pretty penny.....
yes, you can if you go to the airport customs counter.

  Reply With Quote
06-11-2007
  217
flaunt the imperfection
 
softgrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: downtown...
Gender: femme
Posts: 50,735
i can't do that...
its' a $60 cab ride each way......
that will negate the refund!!...




__________________
"It is not money that makes you well dressed: it is understanding."
ChristianDior



  Reply With Quote
07-11-2007
  218
botanizing on the asphalt
 
laika's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: nyc
Gender: femme
Posts: 1,566
^take the air train, baby....

__________________
....I mean the ephemeral, the fugitive, the contingent, the half of art whose other half is the eternal and the immutable."
  Reply With Quote
07-11-2007
  219
& b
 
Alejandro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: MIAMI
Gender: homme
Posts: 14,092
air tranny is always good


im kinda mad i didnt get the dries jacket, just cause i could've used that thing with almost everything.

but! here in miami, people are gonna be like "eh, is that thirft store yetta?"

then again, i know better than that.

__________________
Homosexuality is God's way of insuring that the truly gifted aren't burdened with children.
  Reply With Quote
07-11-2007
  220
V.I.P.
 
leyla m.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: shoe emporium
Gender: femme
Posts: 16,472
soft,

are you talking bout the sequinned jacket???
i didnt know you had that one

love the tee also... looks great on you


ale,
you should have gotten that jacket!! you are mad !!!

__________________
http://www.work-in-progress-blog.com/


weet tweet tweet @w_i_p_monaco
  Reply With Quote
07-11-2007
  221
flaunt the imperfection
 
softgrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: downtown...
Gender: femme
Posts: 50,735
no- i'm talking about the knotted T...
you said you saw it on the brown's site...

and i agree- ale should have gotten the jacket...
at the very least you could sell it on ebay and make some moolah!...


__________________
"It is not money that makes you well dressed: it is understanding."
ChristianDior



  Reply With Quote
07-11-2007
  222
V.I.P.
 
leyla m.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: shoe emporium
Gender: femme
Posts: 16,472
soft,
so sorry!! of course i was talking bout your top!! and again love ittt

__________________
http://www.work-in-progress-blog.com/


weet tweet tweet @w_i_p_monaco
  Reply With Quote
13-11-2007
  223
within an embrace
 
Misako's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: somewhere
Gender: femme
Posts: 2,432
U.S. Dries lovers - does anyone have any experience ordering from Browns Fashion? Were you charged customs duties? I'm still contemplating ordering from there because I've called all over the US and I still can't find my shoes. Do they have a wider selection in-store than online?

Thanks.

If anyone could share stores that sell Dries shoes in the US, that would be great. I'm wondering if I'm missing any that I haven't called yet that MAY have my shoes.


Last edited by Misako; 13-11-2007 at 03:40 PM.
  Reply With Quote
13-11-2007
  224
V.I.P.
 
luckyme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 4,768
what shoes, maybe we can help...

browns online is awesome, you'll get credited VAT immediately, pay $40 shipping and get charged customs from DHL via a letter to follow in about a month.

  Reply With Quote
13-11-2007
  225
flaunt the imperfection
 
softgrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: downtown...
Gender: femme
Posts: 50,735
i think she means the orange patent......
i still haven't seen them anywhere...sorry...


lucky
- did you get the knotted top?...

__________________
"It is not money that makes you well dressed: it is understanding."
ChristianDior




Last edited by softgrey; 13-11-2007 at 08:20 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Reply
Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Tags
dries, noten, van
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

monitoring_string = "058526dd2635cb6818386bfd373b82a4"


 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:43 AM.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
TheFashionSpot.com is a property of TotallyHer Media, LLC, an Evolve Media LLC company. 2014 All rights reserved.