Over a sushi lunch with my friend Tara last week, she casually mentioned Kate Spade’s revised policy for shipping to Canada. What revised shipping policy, I asked between bites of edamame.
If you’re a Canadian woman with a penchant for polka dots, you’ve probably tried to indulge your guilty pleasure at katespade.com. But like so many of us, you may have learned the hard way that the formerly border-unfriendly website was just too expensive to use. With no flat-rate shipping, plus exorbitant taxes and duties, shipping to Canada just didn’t make any sense. Shame. I really loved all those candy colours, pretty polka dots and jaunty stripes.
But according to the email that Kate Spade issued to Canadian customers last week, their bad shipping policy is about to change. Starting today, they’re offering flat-rate shipping to Canada for just $20 and customers will be able to pay duties and taxes upfront (meaning no unexpected surprises when your package gets delayed at the border). Canadian customers will also be able to process returns more easily and shop from Kate Spade Saturday, a new Kate Spade brand scheduled to launch this spring.
So, with improved shipping on its way, I decided to check out katespade.com to do a little window-shopping. Needless to say, I had a wish list going in no time. Here’s what’s on mine:
1 Spade hinge bangle, $88 | 2 Estate garden studs, $58 | 3 Seaport watch, $150 | 4 Pike place market bryce, $168 | 5 Celina dress, $398 | 6 Dabney wedges, $258 | 7 Field day ring, $78