One thing that pretty much sucks about being a shopaholic living in India is not being able to get your hands on some much-needed luxury stash. While there does exist the occasional Collective and Palladiums in and around cities, it only covers semi-luxury brands, entirely leaving out the Balmains and Givenchys I crave for.
While we wait for a couple of years for our very own version of Harrods or Bergdofs, I've got a couple of options that will keep you pretty delighted..free shipping and no import duty included :)
Perks : All prices include free express shipping and import duty. Yes, you heard me! The price you see below that exquisite candy clutch is exactly what you pay - no hidden costs.
I've got one or two absolute steals from their Sale section.
Farfetch is a luxury marketplace and thanks to its European sellers and boutiques it holds by far some of the best prices in the online luxury space. I've ordered from Farfetch and the product reached me in practically 4 days. Kudos to super speedy delivery and the one of the best customer service teams.
Perks : No Import Duty
Downsides : Shipping is a flat 30$ to India
Perks : Free Shipping to India & Speedy Delivery
Downsides : Even though they said duties and taxes would be calculated at checkout, I had to pay 30% Import Duty at delivery
Best collection of mid-level luxury designers and so many many many sale events!
Perks : Shipping and duties + taxes are calculated at checkout, so you know the precise amount you will be paying at delivery
Downsides : Duties + Taxes need to be borne by you
It's got it ALL - amazing collections, free shipping to India, easy returns and taxes and duties paid!
It's a pretty short list right now - but I'll be adding more as and when I come across these treasures so keep checking back!