Okay so you know how everyone has their dream item? That one luxury item that you want ever so bad, but a variety of factors make it hard to get. Whether it’s too expensive, sold out everywhere, or if you are Canadian like me, hard to come by in our country.
I have a few lust-worthy items on my list, Celine Mini Luggage Tote, Chanel 2.55, and Valentino Rockstuds, the latter of which I was super tempted to purchase in my recent trip to Europe.
Rockstuds were everywhere in Europe, but they were just as expensive there as they are here. If you aren’t from the European Union you can claim the VAT tax back on items over a certain amount but even then, I would blow my duty-free limit.
Anyways, I was searching the Internet a couple of weeks ago and I just stumbled on this new site called The September, which is a Canadian e-commerce site that sells designer shoes. Now when I mean designer, I’m not just talking about some obscure designers that you can find everywhere, I’m talking Aquazurra, Brian Atwood, L.K. Bennett, Casadei, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, and yes my friends, Valentino. When I saw they had my beloved Rockstuds, I just about died (well, not really).
The site is based in Toronto, and the best part is that if you are Canadian, orders are shipped/returned for free and are duty-free as well. Plus, the Canadian prices are pretty on par with the American. Wanted Kate Middleton’s fave L.K. Bennett Sledge pumps? Now you don’t have to pay a ridiculous amount of duty and tax to order them from your favourite American e-retailer (Nordstrom, I’m looking at you) if you are here in Canada. The September also ships to the United States and international, so even if you aren’t in our home and native land, you can still order online from the site (although there is a charge for shipping). The site also provides a special experience for each customer from the point of purchase to the signature wrapping.
The site is relatively new, so I got in touch with the fabulous ladies over at The September and they were gracious enough to offer my readers 20 per cent off (some exclusions apply). Promo code is “Pop20” and is valid from May 19 to May 29, 2014. Valid on regular priced items (not including sale, some exclusions may apply) and can be used once per reader.
One more thing, The September will be offering 30-40% off select styles (including many of my faves listed above), starting this Thursday (May 29). If you want to get early access to the sale, head on over to their site and sign up for their newsletter to get all the details :).
Have fun shopping, let me know which shoes you pick up!
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