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 discounts of up to 75% off. We are told this is the last week to take advantage of these steep discounts.
Here’s a Dolce & Gabbana dress that’s 70% off. Too bad it still comes out $2550. Then there is this Stella McCartney sleeves shirtdress that’s $760 from $2500. Here’s a Givenchy Love cardigan that’s $740 from $1200. It’s really perfect for early Fall. Don’t you think?
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.