Hi, I recently purchased a Balenciaga “First” in black from Aloha Rag and had it shipped to Canada. Why? Because Holt Renfrew is the only retailer that sells this bag and it costs $1445 verses the $995 I paid for from Aloha Rag…That being said, I’d like to share with you the process of purchasing Balenciaga’s from Aloha Rag J 1) Go to a Balenciaga retailer and find out what color, size, style etc. you like 2) Aloha Rag Pricing: http://forum.purseblog.com/balenciaga-shopping/latest-aloha-rag-info-138017.html 3) Click below for list of Balenciaga bags Aloha Rag carries http://www.aloharag.com/assets/images/english/store/women/balen/cbags.htm 4) Get a second opinion ie. Friend, PurseForums.com 5) Email email@example.com for more information regarding current stock, pictures, pricing and interest in purchasing (Response time within 24 hours) 6) Place your Balenciaga Order Form through email. This is what you will receive from Aloha Rag (includes Balenciaga Order Form). If you would like to purchase Balenciaga merchandises, please choose one of the following order methods. We DO NOT take Balenciaga orders over the phone. Please print and fill out attached Balenciaga Order Form and fax it to 1-808-589-2051 or email us scanned image of the order form. <<< BALENCIAGA ORDER FORM >>> IMPORTANT: Please read and agree to the following 3 statements before purchase. 1. The shipping cost of sending the item back to Aloha Rag will be the customer's responsibility, except in such cases when there is a defect with the merchandise. 2. If/When we are receiving a return or exchange, the package MUST be postmarked 14 days from the date of purchase for customers in the USA and Japan, and 21 days for customers from other countries. We have the right to refuse the shipment if the date has already passed. 3. Balenciaga bags purchased with free shipping will be charged a $50 re-stock fee for each bag that is exchanged or returned, except in such cases when there is a defect with the merchandise. We will charge this amount to the credit card use to make the initial purchase. a. The style name of the merchandise: b. The color of the merchandise: c. The price of the merchandise: d. Card Holder's First Name: e. Card Holder's Last Name: f. Billing Address (we only ship to billing address): g. Phone Number: h. Email Address: i. Credit Card Type: j. Credit Card Number: k. Expiration Date: l. CVV number/Card ID: (The last 3 digit number printed on the signature panel on the back of the card. For American Express, it is the 4 digit number on the front of the card.) m. Please fill out total purchase amount, sign and date below. I understand and comply with the 3 statements listed above and authorize Aloha Rag to charge my credit card for the amount of $ _______________ . Signature:________________________________ date:_________________ <<< FORM ENDS HERE >>> After we receive your order, we will process the offline purchase procedures. Also you will receive an email from us within 24 hours after you place an order. * Please be advised that the Balenciaga collection is very popular and we have a very limited stock. The order request will be processed on a first come first service. Please understand that even if the order form is filled out completely, we will not be able to process the order if the merchandise becomes out of stock between the processes. In such cases, Aloha Rag will responsibly destroy your credit card information. ** We are required to perform a manual security check on credit cards for all offline order. This is to verify that the rightful card owner has made the purchase and to protect our customers. It will take 1-2 days for credit card issued by domestic bank and 2-4 days for credit card issued by international bank. We may ask our customers to submit necessary documents if we could not verify credit card information. 7) Write down any special requests on order form if needed ie. bag with less veins 8) Check to make sure they send it as a gift marked ¼ of the value. (I paid $80 CAN in taxes/duties with the bag being sent as a $250 gift value to Canada) 9) Aloha Rag will email your FedEx tracking number (free shipping over $500)- I sent in my order on Wednesday, it was shipped Friday, I received the bag on Tuesday 10) Showcase your bag on purseforums.com ----Something I still have yet to do >.< Note: - If you are visiting Honolulu, you can buy from the boutique (tax is 4.712%) - Call them if you have any questions #808-589-2050 Hope this helps. Enjoy!