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Aug 10, 2012, 10:20am   #136
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Originally Posted by HiromiT
Hi, i'm getting the shoes shipped to a parcel service in the US and picking them up during an overnight trip. From my experience, shoes seem to raise a red flag for canada customs...I get charged duty and HST every time i have shoes sent to canada. So annoying. Last time, i paid 35% in duty/HST for a pair of sale Lanvin flats!! Grrrr

The 24 hr exemption won't cover the shoes but i'm travelling with 2 family members, so hopefully the border guy will ask for a family total. If not, I'll have to pay dearly.

I certainly hope you'll be luckier than me but is it possible for you to ship to a US parcel service instead? The border people seem to be more lenient with cross-border shopping and often let people go even if they buy way over their limit.

Which shoes are you thinking of getting?
I really wanted the chips flats in black patent. I am unable to ship it to a US parcel service. I was once stopped crossing the border at Buffalo and because my friend and I under declared we were charged a lot in taxes and duty. They were also all quite rude at the border and laughing and mocking us. So I have no plans to ever drive over the border and declare goods again!

But all the best to you! I wish you lots of luck so that you are not charged ridiculous amounts of duty and taxes!
Aug 10, 2012, 10:50am   #137
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Oh, I'm so sorry about your bad experience at the border! Some of my friends had similar experiences (one of them cried after being interrogated when she returned from her honeymoon with a new LV bag), so I'm really paranoid and declare the full amount.

Are you close to Holts on Bloor? They carry RVs too but not sure if they have the chips flats. Holt's RV prices are surprisingly reasonable -- my gommette flats are US475 but C495 at Holts. The reason I ordered mine from Bal Harbour is because they have the calf leather version.

I have a lovely shoe SA at Holts Van, so I can ask her if they ordered the chips flats in black patent. Will let you know.

Originally Posted by layd3k
I really wanted the chips flats in black patent. I am unable to ship it to a US parcel service. I was once stopped crossing the border at Buffalo and because my friend and I under declared we were charged a lot in taxes and duty. They were also all quite rude at the border and laughing and mocking us. So I have no plans to ever drive over the border and declare goods again!

But all the best to you! I wish you lots of luck so that you are not charged ridiculous amounts of duty and taxes!
Aug 10, 2012, 10:53am   #138
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I love love the Prismick bags! They are such an elegant and unique design. I've been drooling at the handbag pics you posted a while back. Please do get one and let me live vicariously through you.

Originally Posted by willeyi
By the way, the bags hanging in the background are the new Prismick bags.. Thinking of getting one as they are really pretty... Elegant.
Aug 10, 2012, 10:57am   #139
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Originally Posted by HiromiT
Oh, I'm so sorry about your bad experience at the border! Some of my friends had similar experiences (one of them cried after being interrogated when she returned from her honeymoon with a new LV bag), so I'm really paranoid and declare the full amount.

Are you close to Holts on Bloor? They carry RVs too but not sure if they have the chips flats. Holt's RV prices are surprisingly reasonable -- my gommette flats are US475 but C495 at Holts. The reason I ordered mine from Bal Harbour is because they have the calf leather version.

I have a lovely shoe SA at Holts Van, so I can ask her if they ordered the chips flats in black patent. Will let you know.
I do live in Toronto and have been to Bloor St Holts, but I am a size 42 and they dont carry up to that size. So I am sure Vancouver won't, as well. So I am stuck with LVR, MyTheresa and Luis. LOL Luis from Bal Harbour has an amazing selection in my size, but it really bothers me when I pay the government the ridiculous amount of taxes and duty.

I am thinking of getting the gommette flats you bought from BH in all patent from LVR (luisaviaroma.) They equal out to 481.00 Canadian which a is a good deal because they include all taxes and duties in the sale price! However, my ultimate pair would be the chip flats in every single colour!! LOL
Aug 10, 2012, 11:27am   #140
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Ah, I see.. what a shame that Holts doesn't have the full range of sizes.

LVR's price is amazing if they include taxes and duties! Even with shipping, it shouldn't be too bad. At least no surprises at the door and it sounds like their rate of duty is way lower than what Canada Customs charges.

But yes, BH has wonderful selection and customer service. It sounds like if you become a regular customer, you are privvy to their private sales. I spoke to an SA who said they have private sales twice a year on seasonal colours. You could work your way to getting the chips in every colour!

Good luck with your search for the chips! Post pics if you get them.

Originally Posted by layd3k
I do live in Toronto and have been to Bloor St Holts, but I am a size 42 and they dont carry up to that size. So I am sure Vancouver won't, as well. So I am stuck with LVR, MyTheresa and Luis. LOL Luis from Bal Harbour has an amazing selection in my size, but it really bothers me when I pay the government the ridiculous amount of taxes and duty.

I am thinking of getting the gommette flats you bought from BH in all patent from LVR (luisaviaroma.) They equal out to 481.00 Canadian which a is a good deal because they include all taxes and duties in the sale price! However, my ultimate pair would be the chip flats in every single colour!! LOL
Aug 10, 2012, 2:19pm   #141
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Originally Posted by poptarts
Thanks for all the eye candy willeyi! Since you mentioned you have the short bootie with silver buckle (I really love that shoe), may I ask how they fit? I'm a little all over the place with RV, 39.5/40 in flats; and 40.5/41 in heels, but I have slightly wider feet with a high arch, should I go up to a 40.5/41 in these as they look a bit narrow? TIA





As previously mentioned. I also have wider feet and my patent pair stretched just a little bit. They're still comfortable shoes, but I can't shop (6+ hours) in them like I can with my suede ones.
PoptartsOff topic, but as you have wider feet I would love to hear about your favorite designers. I have wide feet too and to top it off one foot is wider than the other (broke my toe a few years back) Any direction in designer footwear would be lovely!!
Aug 10, 2012, 2:25pm   #142
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To add to this thread. My one and only pair of RV. Not that I wouldn't mind more, but it has been hard to find my size...BTW the heels are very short under 3".
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Aug 10, 2012, 6:03pm   #143
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Originally Posted by HiromiT
I love love the Prismick bags! They are such an elegant and unique design. I've been drooling at the handbag pics you posted a while back. Please do get one and let me live vicariously through you.
I love them. But, I have been bad... recently bought several Chanel bags, so I am on a self-imposed handbag ban for a while.

I hope someone buys a Prismick and does modelling shots. Or maybe not, as I would be tempted again!
Aug 10, 2012, 6:24pm   #144
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Originally Posted by poptarts
Thanks for all the eye candy willeyi! Since you mentioned you have the short bootie with silver buckle (I really love that shoe), may I ask how they fit? I'm a little all over the place with RV, 39.5/40 in flats; and 40.5/41 in heels, but I have slightly wider feet with a high arch, should I go up to a 40.5/41 in these as they look a bit narrow? TIA





As previously mentioned. I also have wider feet and my patent pair stretched just a little bit. They're still comfortable shoes, but I can't shop (6+ hours) in them like I can with my suede ones.

Hi, Yes... I really love that bootie too. They fit me true to size, but in general, I prefer to buy ballet flats and boots a little on the large size. The reason being the flats I am going to be walking around all day and I like the slightly loose feel that isn't so binding. And the bootie, since it is winter, I like a loose bootie and especially if I wear socks. I guess what I'm trying to say is I like to wiggles my toes in my shoes!

That said, the bootie does fit true to size. There is an elastic that stretches so you slip the bootie on. If you are all over the place, I would recommend getting the larger size. In my opinion, it never hurts to have a larger boot. But I hate a tight boot. I have bought tight boots before and I end up not wearing them because they are not comfy.

Oh oh oh... an idea... have Luis send you both sizes. I did that with a new style I had never worn before and I wanted to be sure. They have this program where he will send you several shoes. You just give him your credit card for good faith, but he does not charge you. Then, you choose the shoe(s) you want and ship the rest back in the same box. Shipping is free both ways. I did that two times. The first time, I had them ship me 5 pairs (yea... a bit greedy, but I wasn't sure on sizes or color). The second time, I had them ship me 2 pairs. You can ask if that is still an option. That way, you know for sure. And they give you a shipping label to ship it back. It's very easy.

Good luck and I hope this helped.
Aug 10, 2012, 6:31pm   #145
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Originally Posted by Julide
To add to this thread. My one and only pair of RV. Not that I wouldn't mind more, but it has been hard to find my size...BTW the heels are very short under 3".
These are very pretty. They must be the 65mm heel which is a great height. Lovely shoes!
Aug 10, 2012, 6:34pm   #146
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Off topic... about Wide-Feet... :-)

The brands I like are Roger Vivier ofcourse, and Chanel. Chanel shoes fit my feet great. A popular brand I do not like is Christian Louboutin. I have two pairs of pumps and one wedge. All 3 are NOT comfortable. They are very narrow and the toe part is narrow as well which squishes my feet. I have vowed to never buy CLs again, no matter how fashionable.

I would like to post two Chanel pumps I think you ladies would love. They are super comfy. But this is a RV thread... would that be bad? Am I going to get shot by the Purse Forum police?
Aug 10, 2012, 7:58pm   #147
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Originally Posted by willeyi
These are very pretty. They must be the 65mm heel which is a great height. Lovely shoes!
Thank you!65mm no wonder I wear them so much! Very easy to walk in!

Originally Posted by willeyi
Off topic... about Wide-Feet... :-)

The brands I like are Roger Vivier ofcourse, and Chanel. Chanel shoes fit my feet great. A popular brand I do not like is Christian Louboutin. I have two pairs of pumps and one wedge. All 3 are NOT comfortable. They are very narrow and the toe part is narrow as well which squishes my feet. I have vowed to never buy CLs again, no matter how fashionable.

I would like to post two Chanel pumps I think you ladies would love. They are super comfy. But this is a RV thread... would that be bad? Am I going to get shot by the Purse Forum police?
As the person who started the off topic question, of course I am going to say......YES!! I would love pics!But that is my opinion.
Aug 10, 2012, 8:27pm   #148
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Ok... Julide made me do it....
Off topic... Chanel shoes.
So if I get put into jail and get banned from the Purse Gorum, it was a pleasure cheating with all of you RV lovers.

Here is my favorite Chanel pump. It comes in two height variations as seen in the two pics below and also different color combos. Great for wide feet people and also for folks with skinny heels. I love them. These are the pics of the pumps I actually bought and wear and they are super comfy.

The off white is a 85mm heel bit it's hard to tell in the stock photo from my SA.

The beige I have in both the lower chunky heel and the higher 85mm height.


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Aug 10, 2012, 9:05pm   #149
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Originally Posted by willeyi
Ok... Julide made me do it....
Off topic... Chanel shoes.
So if I get put into jail and get banned from the Purse Gorum, it was a pleasure cheating with all of you RV lovers.

Here is my favorite Chanel pump. It comes in two height variations as seen in the two pics below and also different color combos. Great for wide feet people and also for folks with skinny heels. I love them. These are the pics of the pumps I actually bought and wear and they are super comfy.

The off white is a 85mm heel bit it's hard to tell in the stock photo from my SA.

The beige I have in both the lower chunky heel and the higher 85mm height.


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Don't worry if you are thrown in the clink...I will sneak you RV and now some Chanels too!!
WilleyiThank you for sharing these shoes as I have wide feet and a narrow heel, a nightmare to find shoes!
Aug 10, 2012, 10:08pm   #150
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In general, Asians have wider feet. Hence, in Asian countries, Chanel, Salvatore Ferragamo bring in shoes with wider cut like C cut for Chanel (vs B in Europe/USA) and D cut for SF (vs C in Europe/USA). I understand in the US only Hawaii brings in the wider cuts in the whole of US. Such wider cuts make a whole of of difference in comfort.
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