Farfetch is known for bringing the world’s most popular fashion boutiques, local and emerging designers, and brands to a single website. It almost makes us sad that we can shop our favorite Italian boutiques right here in New York. Some might say it takes away the adventure but it’s realistic to think that anyone can hop on a plane several times a year and great each new collection from their favorite stores.
One of the other great things about Farfetch is that it makes markdowns available globally. Right now, the site is offering an additional 20% off all discounted merchandise. Just use the code x20feb15 at checkout. That means that you can find unbelievable items on sale from 26 different countries.
We’ve never seen this Moschino Shift dress with a quilted bag that’s from Julian Fashion, in Milano, Italy. Then there is this check quilted jacket by Fey from the boutique Eraldo in Ceggia, Italy, which is about $444 from $1556. Here’s a floral print Marni blouse from the Parisian boutique, L’Eclaireur. Luxembourg-based Smets has this Kenzo print dress that comes to $310 from almost $900.
One thing that we’ve noticed is that many American brands are more expensive when sold from foreign stores. We suppose that’s what happens when you pay duty twice. Speaking of which, all prices include duty and returns are free for 14 days after your purchase is received.
What’s even cooler, is that Farfetch has click-and-collect service, which allows customers to purchase items online, then pick them up from any of 100 boutiques around the world. Best part, there are no associated shipping charges that can easily become expensive.
This sale runs through Saturday, Feb 7th at 9am GMT. The last additional discount was the beginning of December but the discounts weren’t as good as they are now. It’s hard to predict global online markdowns but it’s an awful fun learning.