How much fun is it to travel and shop? It’s one of the things I’m personally missing most this year. I can’t tell you how many times I have made my way through London and ignored the fact that the British pound isn’t equivalent to the US dollar.
It makes it feel like everything is on sale. That is– until you get your credit card bill. But by then, you’re already home and it’s too late to do anything about it. With international shopping on my mind, I clicked over to the UK version of Net-A-Porter and was amazed by the deals even after the currency was exchanged to US dollars.
Some of my most exciting finds were among the Gucci items. This Gucci apple tee that’s $442 from $690 US retail, a small Gucci belt is $325 from $360, Jordaan loafers are $700 from $790, a jacquard hat is $450 from $590, tights are $110 from $120 (if you can find them), and a metallic double-G sweater is $806 compared to $980 in the US.
Be careful, not all items are less expensive and some pieces will cost you even more money. The key to finding good deals from abroad is to stay under the $800 price point, which is when duties kick in. Another key point is that all shipping is free over $200 pounds or $257.