If you live in the US and the idea of ordering a bag from a site outside the country makes you a bit nervous, I can’t blame you. Bags are already expensive, and figuring out how a retailer deals with duties, international shipping and foreign purchase fees when you’re not well-versed in the rules can be a little bit daunting; no one wants to accidentally spend hundreds of dollars more than they expected if it’s not necessary.
We know that many of our readers reside outside of the US, and even if you don’t, you may very well have someone on your holiday shopping list that does. Because international shipping and duties can get expensive unless you know where to shop, we went ahead and picked out some great gifts from some of our favorite online retailers outside of the US.
New fall arrivals are rolling in all over the globe, and that means we’ve had our eyes on some great handbags, shoes and accessories from online retailers both near and far. Whether you live outside the US or you live here and are just hoping to find a gem that might not be as readily available in America, check out our selections in this week’s International Edit.
I first came across accessories-only Italian shopping site Forzieri back in my nascent days of handbag obsession, and lately, I’ve rediscovered the great mix of products that it offers. From highly covetable megabrands like Valentino and Fendi to in-the-know European contemporary finds like Carven and Jerome Dreyfuss, Forzieri makes highly covetable handbags, shoes and accessories a little bit more accessible to shoppers all over the globe.