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Jul 29, 2007, 5:18pm   #31
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Hello UK ladies, would you please help me finding my Sandstone a.k.a. Argile Day bag? Either in RH or GH, as long as it's a sandstone Day. Whenever you visited the Bbag land in UK & see this beauty, please PM me. Many thanks to your help.
Aug 2, 2007, 2:38pm   #32
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Originally Posted by DaisyMac
Thanks for the info abowron. I called Matches today and they have no news about when their new bags are coming in. Then I called Harrods and spoke to a really lovely and very helpful lady called Valerie who told me that all her violets were pre-ordered so were already sold. She said she was going to see if she could order more and took my number so heres hoping. She didnt mention the yellow and was quite suprised to hear there was one. She did say that she had seen the new season colours (spring/summer I guess) and said that there was "a lot of colour coming." She mentioned pink, magenta and sky blue. Sounds very exciting. I think I might want one of each however DH might disagree!! x
I have been talking to the lady at Harrods rather more than is healthy for my bank balance. She is getting increasingly confident about having more violet Cities in but not until October.

I have the desire for a violet First but can't find anyone in the UK who knows that they are going to stock them. Any ideas?
Aug 2, 2007, 4:23pm   #33
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Originally Posted by Jenova
I have been talking to the lady at Harrods rather more than is healthy for my bank balance. She is getting increasingly confident about having more violet Cities in but not until October.

I have the desire for a violet First but can't find anyone in the UK who knows that they are going to stock them. Any ideas?
Since then I ordered a violet City from LVR. Now want a first in Jaune. Even harder to find I think???
Aug 2, 2007, 4:37pm   #34
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Originally Posted by Jenova
Since then I ordered a violet City from LVR. Now want a first in Jaune. Even harder to find I think???
Congratulations on your order. Cant wait to see pictures! I think you may have to phone round for your Jaune first. You can probably order one from Bal Paris if you really want one. I dont know how much duty is though. It seems blinking expensive to me! I got charged £50 on $298!
Anyway in the meantime if I spy one anywhere I will let you know.
Aug 2, 2007, 4:47pm   #35
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Originally Posted by DaisyMac
Congratulations on your order. Cant wait to see pictures! I think you may have to phone round for your Jaune first. You can probably order one from Bal Paris if you really want one. I dont know how much duty is though. It seems blinking expensive to me! I got charged £50 on $298!
Anyway in the meantime if I spy one anywhere I will let you know.

It is a pre-order so you may have to wait a while.

In terms of duty, I think you have to pay the tax, plus the fee for collecting the tax, plus the fee for collecting the fee for the tax, + ......... (all a big swindle)!!

..... but I have never been taxed on goods from EU countries before. (Mostly from the US or Hong Kong or anyone outside Europe who ships with Fedex or sometimes DHL). Most other items skip through unchallenged.
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Aug 3, 2007, 6:05am   #36
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I buy from Diabro, i got my Steel Day Hobo including shipping for £425, Selfridges had the Steel Day Hobo for £525 and charge £10 postage so i saved £110. The leather was beautiful - i asked for smooshy and wrinkly and they sent me one, arrived in 4 days and no customs tax because i asked them to declare a value of $49.

So....i asked them if they were getting the Jaune and Violet colours and this is what they said (responded to my email in 15 minutes!):

Dear Amelia,

Thanks for the email. We are still waiting to hear if we will be receiving these two colours. Hopefully we will be able to confirm this in the coming weeks.

Please keep checking http://www.diabro.net for updates in our ranges.

Sincerely,
Steve

www.diabro.net


Sounds promising, i'm keeping my fingers crossed, no doubt they will be charging $1200 for a First and $960 for the Day Hobo because these will be hugely popular colours, but if it's going to be so difficult to get our hands on these colours from the UK stores it might be worth it.
Aug 7, 2007, 4:03pm   #37
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Is it me or do we pay a lot more for our bags (in the UK) than anywhere else? The US prices and all the website prices seem to be £100+ cheaper. Why is that?
Aug 7, 2007, 4:21pm   #38
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Originally Posted by DaisyMac
Is it me or do we pay a lot more for our bags (in the UK) than anywhere else? The US prices and all the website prices seem to be £100+ cheaper. Why is that?
Compared to the US prices, we have to pay the 17.5% VAT.

I presume that the websites have less overheads as they do not have to cost in running their shops (apart from NAP which seems to charge a premium anyway).

Not sure about European shop prices.
Aug 7, 2007, 4:35pm   #39
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are we getting the step and Giant RTT in the UK?
Aug 7, 2007, 4:45pm   #40
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Originally Posted by mimi23
are we getting the step and Giant RTT in the UK?
Yes - see

http://www.matchesfashion.com/lookbo...ciaga/page/4/#
Aug 7, 2007, 4:47pm   #41
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Originally Posted by DaisyMac
Is it me or do we pay a lot more for our bags (in the UK) than anywhere else? The US prices and all the website prices seem to be £100+ cheaper. Why is that?
I know! and we don't seem to have as much of a choice of colours and styles.
Aug 7, 2007, 4:50pm   #42
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Originally Posted by abowron
I know! and we don't seem to have as much of a choice of colours and styles.
Black, brown, brown, cream / white, brown and brown - in very limited styles.

......... + maybe grey?
Aug 7, 2007, 6:22pm   #43
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Originally Posted by Jenova
Yes - see

http://www.matchesfashion.com/lookbo...ciaga/page/4/#
by any chance, would you know what colors the step and RTT will come in? Other than violet of course?
Aug 7, 2007, 6:32pm   #44
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Originally Posted by mimi23
by any chance, would you know what colors the step and RTT will come in? Other than violet of course?
Sorry I don't. Try ringing them up as they are very helpful.
Aug 10, 2007, 11:59am   #45
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Originally Posted by DaisyMac
Oh sorry to hear about the sad journeys to Herts. I am just on the borders of herts/north London in Hadley Wood. Keep reading the "spotted page" hoping to be seen but there arent many bbags in my neck of the woods although when I venture into London I have a great time spotting everyone elses!! By the way spoke to a lovely lady in Harrods called Valerie about the new colours (violet/juane) and she said that all her violet bags were sold as they were pre ordered and that she wasnt expecting any Juane! She did however say she had been on a buying trip to see the new season colours and there was "a lot of colour coming" She mentioned sky blue, magenta and bubble gum pink. I am So excited and it is only July!!!
Im just outside herts not far from Tring which is North herts i guess, its a small world, although i never see any bbags around me!
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