Originally Posted by zippyh
It used to be fairly simple to shop the UK PS site from the US.
Even after factoring in shipping and brokerage/duties, shoes ended up being around $100 cheaper than buying from the US site.
It seems fewer stores are carrying PS shoes in the US.
The selection at the LAS PS store was pretty bad when I was there a few months ago.
Yes I remember you could order direct from PS UK with no problems.
I guess they got wise to the fact they could charge more for the same product if they sold it through their US website!
I don't know why there's such a big difference in price - but I guess there is some import duty involved in the equation.
Have you looked at ordering the shoes through other department stores in the UK?
Kurt Geiger runs the main shoe store for the 4 main fashion department stores in London - that is Selfridges, Harrods Liberty and Harvey Nichols.
Harvey Nicks and Liberty shoe departments are quite small but Selfridges and Harrods are huge plus I think Kurt Geiger has it's own retail stores and online store.
Only issue is they don't stock half sizes.
Then there's the other boutique stores, Coggles usually has a good selection of PS.
I can't see myself buying PS again - unless they turn it around. I have built up nice collection of shoes and boots over the past 10 years - and they are not that expensive to resole!
Church's have a new range of shoes out called Flexi Sole, there is a Brogue called Burton which is particularly nice in the pebbled leather. It's also available in an Oxford toe cap. Price is around £320 which isn't bad for what you're getting.