They have something called Deliveried Duty Paid, which means that you pay the customs and VAT before the item arrives your destination.
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They have something called expensive shipping which kills the deals at 50% off. :) I'll wait until some more drops. Only one item I want and I think it's sold out here.
I remember when the US' MrPorter had sale, there was free shipping to international destinations. Too bad the deal has expired.
A tip on ordering Mr. Porter UK if you live here in the States. Just made my first Mr. Porter UK purchase. Normally I wouldn't have bothered, but this J. Crew shirt is sold out in stores and online according to J Crew and I never even saw it available on Mr. Porter US, though that's because I was probably late. Anyway, it was half off and with the 30 pounds shipping charge it made the shirt more than it was at full price. So I got this credit from Mr. Porter US that I thought "well maybe it'll work in my UK cart." So add the shirt to my cart and then "Proceed to Checkout." At the step before you confirm your order I had another discount on the shirt. It was another 50% off the 50% off price. So I did some quick math and that wasn't the $30 credit I had and it didn't show up where it does in my US cart anyway. So that made the shirt worthwhile and I pulled the trigger. Just make sure you go to the proceed to checkout step or you won't see the additional discount.
Anyway, J Crew items on their site when shipping over here are 50% off and then another 50% off. With other brands the discount varies and usually isn't as generous, but other items do get other discounts. Just an FYI if there's something someone wants because it's gone over here.
I just got an email from them that one of the things I bought on the sale was sold out. Sounds like they're working through their orders.
I like that covered heel pair