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post #3361 of 4617
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Originally Posted by cathpah View Post

I'll be travelling to London in April, and have been eyeing up a pair of the Stow boots for a while.  I'm wondering if there is a significant cost difference (in either direction) between buying the boots in the US (no VAT, but boots are coming from outside of the country) and buying the boots in London (VAT, but they're local).

Can anyone chime in on the difference (if any) in costs in each country?

Thanks.

That's one of those "it depends" questions.

Places like Pediwear or Shoe Healer take off VAT and offer free shipping and maybe free trees depending on what you buy.
If you can avoid customs/duty (try and get them to ship royal mail/parcelforce) it's easy math as to what you're saving plus you don't have to lug home some heavy ass boots in your luggage.
If they ship UPS/Fedex you're looking at a likely charge of $25-30 in brokerage fees plus around 9% duty. DHL fees are around $12.

If you buy in person as a tourist you should still be able to get the VAT refunded provided you jump through the appropriate hoops when leaving.
Try to avoid those companies which offer to process it for you as they charge a percentage of your refund.
As CTBrummie says, you also get the big advantage of being able to try them on which is a big deal if you've never tried them on before.
You may or may not get hit with customs/duty when returning. But I've never been charged with any while returning to the US even when I've gone well over the duty free allowance.
Just be sure to declare everything.

Another thing to consider is that the Jermyn Street shop is likely to have some interesting make up not available anywhere else.
post #3362 of 4617
Anyone eyeing the prices of the Tricker's at STP? Are they ever under $300 anymore?
post #3363 of 4617

http://www.retailmenot.com/view/sierratradingpost.com has codes for STP

 

Code ALFEB3 works to get you 30% off so you can get down to $370 shipped for what STP has in stock. 

post #3364 of 4617
Tricker's makes the most wonderful monkey boots. Someone really should snatch that pair.
post #3365 of 4617
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

Tricker's makes the most wonderful monkey boots. Someone really should snatch that pair.

Note how messed up the facing is on the left shoe.

post #3366 of 4617

Ordered some Burnished Coffee Eaton boots from Shoe Healer on Wednesday and they arrived this morning in NYC. 

That's quick!

 

I'm away on business until Tuesday - can't wait to try them on!

post #3367 of 4617
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Originally Posted by Dewey View Post

Anyone eyeing the prices of the Tricker's at STP? Are they ever under $300 anymore?

Yeah, I got a pair of leather soled brogue boots in beechnut and a pair of daintiest soled ones in maroon, but they haven't gone under 300 for about 4-5 months.
post #3368 of 4617
PSA:

My Wardrobe has a good deal on Marron Stowes if you're a UK 10 or 11

code MENSWEAR30 knocks 30% off the price, and there's free shipping to US.

Although, it seems they're adding "Duty and customs" of about $60...
post #3369 of 4617

Hi

 

I have a pair of stow in coffee, an got saphirs medium brown for them. It seems to be alrite, but I really want to darken the toe and heel, wasnt sure weather to go with dark brown, havana or Bordeaux. Can anyone that has used these colours or got a pair of trickers in coffee burnished give me a bit or advice?

 

thanks

post #3370 of 4617

I have a pair of stows, in coffee, and use medium brown saphir polish on them. It seems to work alrite, but I want to darken the toe and heel and am a bit torn on what colour polish to go for, dark brown, havana or bordeaux, any advise would be very welcome!

post #3371 of 4617
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Originally Posted by zazaza View Post

PSA:

My Wardrobe has a good deal on Marron Stowes if you're a UK 10 or 11

code MENSWEAR30 knocks 30% off the price, and there's free shipping to US.

Although, it seems they're adding "Duty and customs" of about $60...

I like you a lot biggrin.gif

My bank manager doesn't eek.gif
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post #3373 of 4617
I wish they had them in 6 1/2, but well, today is a good Tricker's day...

I'm wearing my Acorn Stow on Dainite and just received at my office my new Golden Tan Stow on Commando! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #3374 of 4617
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Originally Posted by MSAINT View Post

I wish they had them in 6 1/2, but well, today is a good Tricker's day...

I'm wearing my Acorn Stow on Dainite and just received at my office my new Golden Tan Stow on Commando! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Never anything in my size, either. frown.gif

Nice new Tricker's coming for you!
post #3375 of 4617
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post

Never anything in my size, either. frown.gif

Nice new Tricker's coming for you!
Small feet curse too?

Yep, I'm very happy, it's been a long time since reTricker had any great 6 1/2 - 5 - 4497s boots, and they're my first pair on Commando soles (yet I still remember my last drooling: the damaged Marmalade Cordovan Stow but the flaw was too obvious and important for me).
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