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Herring Shoes - Experiences?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by the_sartorialist, May 5, 2010.

  1. Hartmann

    Hartmann Well-Known Member

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  2. Wrenkin

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    Last time they shipped to me in Canada I believe it was UPS, but it was an expedited 'Saver' method that must have had the brokerage fee included. You mainly have to watch out for 'UPS Ground' re brokerage, and that's not going to be an issue w/ England.
     
  3. Mark Anthony

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    My past purchases were shipped by Royal Air Mail so perhaps they still offer that option if you request it. No customs brokerage fees, but I did get hit with Canadian duties + taxes.

    Was it actual duties or just sales taxes? I know duty for non Canadian or US made clothing is 18%, so if you add that to our sales taxes it gets a bit nasty.

    I got dinged 18%+7%+5% on shoes from PLAL a couple years back, but thankfully they had significantly undervalued them on the form.
     
  4. Wes Bourne

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    Was it actual duties or just sales taxes? I know duty for non Canadian or US made clothing is 18%, so if you add that to our sales taxes it gets a bit nasty.

    I got dinged 18%+7%+5% on shoes from PLAL a couple years back, but thankfully they had significantly undervalued them on the form.


    Definitely duties + GST and QST, although I don't recall duties being 18%. I could be wrong since it's been a while.
     
  5. Wrenkin

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    I didn't get the 18% duty on a pair of Church's seconds I ordered recently. I don't know if they missed it, or if they were under some dollar threshold.
     
  6. TheWraith

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    I've always liked the look of Herring. I may try them some day.
     
  7. trader

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    last week i got hit with 18% pst + gst + 5 dollar handling fee with royal mail into canada =/ and it sat in customs for 10 days. bitches

    best to do UPS express if they offer it (edwardsofmanchester do and i didn't have to pay any taxes at all)
     
  8. Mark Anthony

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    Wes Bourne, Wrenkin and trader - thanks all for the info and experiences.

    Canada Customs does let stuff go through, they simply cannot process every package is my guess and I notice lower dollar figure items go through completely free.

    Other times just PST/GST and no duty.

    So if you get lucky great. Unfortunately, trader got tagged to help control the deficit it seems
     
  9. Wes Bourne

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    last week i got hit with 18% pst + gst + 5 dollar handling fee with royal mail into canada =/ and it sat in customs for 10 days. bitches

    best to do UPS express if they offer it (edwardsofmanchester do and i didn't have to pay any taxes at all)


    Good to know. So no customs brokerage and zero taxes?!?! How much did EoM charge you for UPS express shipping? They have something I'm interested in...
     
  10. trader

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    Good to know. So no customs brokerage and zero taxes?!?! How much did EoM charge you for UPS express shipping? They have something I'm interested in...
    i just checked and it seems that it's their standard shipping method. 20 pounds. i remember the sale, edgwares for only 199 pounds shipped [​IMG] yup, it was just sitting in my mailbox down the street. and it even came the same week! ups express/worldwide always includes brokerage fees i believe. don't know why there were no taxes. never got a bill in the mail after either. would definitely buy from them again. with royal mail you have to sign and pay up [​IMG]
     
  11. bbhewee

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    I just purchased from Herring's a pair of Church's "Sheldon" black cap toe balmoral oxfords for my wedding. I should be receiving them soon.

    You will love them... I think the 130 last from Church's is one of the more elegant ones in the 300-odd GBP offering from Northampton shoemakers.
     
  12. Wes Bourne

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    i just checked and it seems that it's their standard shipping method. 20 pounds. i remember the sale, edgwares for only 199 pounds shipped [​IMG]

    yup, it was just sitting in my mailbox down the street. and it even came the same week! ups express/worldwide always includes brokerage fees i believe. don't know why there were no taxes. never got a bill in the mail after either.

    would definitely buy from them again.

    with royal mail you have to sign and pay up [​IMG]


    Damn, might be worth giving them a try... [​IMG]
     
  13. trader

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    Damn, might be worth giving them a try... [​IMG]
    but dont be mad at me if you get slammed with 100 in fees [​IMG] YMMV like discussed before, i think one of the reasons why there aren't many retailers in canada selling english made shoes is because of that ridiculous 18% duty on shoes. who are they protecting? outdated dacks?? is that true for shoes made in italy too?
     
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    i just checked and it seems that it's their standard shipping method. 20 pounds. i remember the sale, edgwares for only 199 pounds shipped [​IMG]

    yup, it was just sitting in my mailbox down the street. and it even came the same week! ups express/worldwide always includes brokerage fees i believe. don't know why there were no taxes. never got a bill in the mail after either.

    would definitely buy from them again.

    with royal mail you have to sign and pay up [​IMG]


    You are lucky. Last time I paid CAN$60+ for duty/tax on a pair of Church's and so I won't take a chance. In order to avoid this, I now ask Herring to send the shoes to my friend in Hong Kong, then my friend diverts them to me. It's still cheaper in this way.
     
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    Great experience with them. 3 days delivery to Australia. Fantastic packaging. Recommended highly.
     
  16. trader

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    damn, got caught again today. just paid 78 dollars in duties for my lowndes. getting a 5% discount just ain't worth it these days.... but after you wait over 2 months for your order i guess you'll pay anything. i really like them though [​IMG] (btw i haven't ordered from herring so none of my experiences have to do with them)
     
  17. Wes Bourne

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    damn, got caught again today. just paid 78 dollars in duties for my lowndes. getting a 5% discount just ain't worth it these days....

    Pediwear?
     
  18. SuitMyself

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    I just ordered two pairs of shoes from Herring (total is 356 GBP, which equals about $545 CAD) and as soon as I receive them, I'll let you all know how much duties/taxes, etc., I had to pay.

    Stay tuned . . . .
     
  19. SuitMyself

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    I just ordered two pairs of shoes from Herring (total is 356 GBP, which equals about $545 CAD) and as soon as I receive them, I'll let you all know how much duties/taxes, etc., I had to pay.

    Stay tuned . . . .



    I placed the order on Sunday May 30 and the shoes arrived on Friday June 4. Talk about FAST!!! And I live in Canada!!

    These are the two styles I ordered:

    1.) http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/produc...electedFitID=0

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    2.) http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/produc...electedFitID=0

    [​IMG]


    They were shipped via UPS and the import charges I had to pay upon delivery was a mere $50.60.

    Unbelievably cheap!!

    On the invoice, the listed value for duty was a mere $211.74 with GST coming to $12.49 and total customs equalling $38.11.

    I have no idea how Herring Shoes or how UPS or Customs Canada arrived at those numbers . . . and, quite frankly, I really don't care.

    All I can say is that I was shocked that the total import charges was a paltry $50.60 for two pairs of shoes that are worth a total of $545.00 CAD.

    I'm not complaining!

    And the shoes are ABSOLUTELY FANTASTICALLY GORGEOUS!!! The quality reminds me of Dack's Shoes (a Canadian shoe company founded in 1834 that made handbenched shoes). Ever since Dack's filed for bankruptcy and closed earlier this year, I was worrying about where I can buy good quality handbenched/handmade shoes and I guess Herring Shoes is my new source!

    I'm IN LOVE with these shoes! Absolutely GORGEOUS and VERY well-made!

    I'll definitely be buying more from Herring!
     
  20. Redwoood

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    Looks like summer is beginning in style for you. Congrats!
     

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