Judging by his brow-raising, heavy sighing, and piercing stares when it comes to my expanded (90+) shoe collection, you’d think my husband is your typical male, impenetrable to the allure of footwear. Not so! He’s a veritable shoe snob of extremely discriminating taste, who knows exactly what he wants, and usually gets it.
And as a rule, he gets it from the UK. There is something about British craftsmanship that is just irresistible to him. Plus, the cost of shipping to the US is usually absorbed by the fact that they deduct the VAT (which can be around 20%, so quite substantial).
I’ve thought of that when browsing the famous Asos shop, a site I don’t usually visit so I don’t feel envious of our British fashionistas for having such cheap, adorable choices at their manicured fingertips.
But you know what? I might consider international shipping charges for these adorable colorblock slingbacks (say that three times in a row, fast):
They’re made by Bertie (anyone know this brand?) and cost $120 (£60).
These Asos cutout snakeskin silver flats are only about $60 (£30):
These adorable Scorah Pattullo ankle laced low heels are now on sale for $184 (£92), more than half off:
And these Swear gold-and-black contrast shoes–only about $62 (£31)–are positively glamorous:
Have you every ordered shoes from abroad? How was your experience? My husband’s experience with British retailers has been stellar (for one thing, Royal Mail is faster than USPS and absolutely reliable, and for another, see the VAT issue, above). I’m seriously tempted by this Asos cuteness!