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post #5731 of 10369
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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post

I have seen people ask this in the past but (surprisingly) without much in the way of a clear answer:

 

Do people in the U.S. ordering Carmina from overseas wind up having to pay duties and/or extra fees?  If so, what are we talking?

 

Thanks.

There has been a tremendous and comprehensive back and forth about this, and recently too.  Please use the search function and you will find what there is to find.  

 

I will summarize as best I can, but my knowledge  is thoroughly second-hand:  reading the same posts you can read, so my apologies if my summary is off.  It appears to be hit and miss:  when people order from Carmina, sometimes people are charged, sometimes not.  There appears to be no predictability to what triggers duty charges except it seems that people say it happens when DHL ships.  More than one retailer has said that if you order through a retailer, you pay the retailer what the retailer charges, and any duties are taken care of by the retailer.

post #5732 of 10369
Used search and found most responses were from Canadians. Did not find it "comprehensive" and hoped for more info. But thanks - the summary you gave is more informative than the posts I saw.
post #5733 of 10369
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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post

Used search and found most responses were from Canadians. Did not find it "comprehensive" and hoped for more info. But thanks - the summary you gave is more informative than the posts I saw.

Duties on Importing leather shoes from Spain should be about 8.5% of purchase price (if they are assessed). The carrier may also charge a broker fee but this should be fairly nominal. Ordering from retailers around the world and shipping to the US can also result in duties. Not sure whether or not the retailers will reimburse for any duties charged....
post #5734 of 10369
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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post

Used search and found most responses were from Canadians. Did not find it "comprehensive" and hoped for more info. But thanks - the summary you gave is more informative than the posts I saw.

Widen your search. This question gets asked and answered over and over.
There's an entire thread in SW&D dedicated to customs and duty.
http://www.styleforum.net/t/328145/official-customs-duties-and-international-shipping-questions-and-stories-thread

All you need to know is that duty for shoes should be about 8.5%.
FedEx fees are about $25-30. UPS are similar. DHL are about $12.
Your likelihood of being assessed anything with USPS are slim.

Carmina ships DHL but there are reports they use FedEx too.
Farfetch ship DDP so no worries about additional costs.

Don't order lizard or python or crocodile.
post #5735 of 10369
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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post

I have seen people ask this in the past but (surprisingly) without much in the way of a clear answer:

 

Do people in the U.S. ordering Carmina from overseas wind up having to pay duties and/or extra fees?  If so, what are we talking?

 

Thanks.

depends on the courier. DHL/Fed Ex are the worst. Royal Mail/USPS are good

post #5736 of 10369
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Originally Posted by aldenwear View Post

 More than one retailer has said that if you order through a retailer, you pay the retailer what the retailer charges, and any duties are taken care of by the retailer.

 

I am not sure that is the case.

 

My experience: if ordering fm carmina direct there will alway be duty if it is applicable, as they go by the book and declare full value.

 

If ordering from a stockist, you request that they use USPS, Royal Mail etc and declare a lower value so as not to incur duties. 

post #5737 of 10369
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Originally Posted by steveyoo1983 View Post

 

- (Navy shell split toe boots +sole tba + soller last)

 

 

Please send me a PM or email me if you are interested. Thank you ;)

 

I believe we are at 5 interests for the above boot in Navy cordovan...I think people were leaning toward blind eyelets and hooks...if you are interested please let Steve know...would be great to get the order in this week to make a late fall delivery...

post #5738 of 10369
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Originally Posted by stmaier View Post

 

I believe we are at 5 interests for the above boot in Navy cordovan...I think people were leaning toward blind eyelets and hooks...if you are interested please let Steve know...would be great to get the order in this week to make a late fall delivery...

I hope this is not the deal breaker for our 5 participants (I will be sending yall an PM shortly) But I was just told that the boots needs to retain the 5 eyelet ;(

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by g-banger View Post

Guys, any real world photos of people wearing the Wingtip Brogue (922) in Dark Brown? Such a beautiful shoe

 

Sorry its not the 'real world photo' but our 922 dark brown pictures taken out in the wild. ;)

Restock 5.5 - 12 uk due in September!

 

  

post #5739 of 10369
Hah thanks for making my decision much harder. I'm still leaning towards the brown, as I'll be able to dress these down but the dark brown looks beautiful.

Decisions decisions


Update - just purchased the brown, the dark brown above is a little too formal for what i want to wear these with frown.gif
Edited by g-banger - 8/26/13 at 3:16pm
post #5740 of 10369

don't know if this is the right place but carmina sell for about 300 euros in el corte ingles in lisbon

post #5741 of 10369
Dark brown looks almost Bordeaux purplish
post #5742 of 10369
I'm trying to cap off my shoe wardrobe here in the next year (thinking very wishfully) and that dark brown shortwing looks great.

I did a preliminary look and couldn't find a SF affiliate with that model in burgundy shell/calf. Any direction from the members?
post #5743 of 10369
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Originally Posted by Notreknip View Post

I'm trying to cap off my shoe wardrobe here in the next year (thinking very wishfully) and that dark brown shortwing looks great.

I did a preliminary look and couldn't find a SF affiliate with that model in burgundy shell/calf. Any direction from the members?

PM LuisCF who works in the Paris store or email Betty at betty@carminashoemaker.com to check generally.
post #5744 of 10369
Closer to 230 euros if you're a non-EU tourist.
post #5745 of 10369
which last is closest to c&j 341 or g&g dg70 now?
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