I just love it when a European retailer comes stateside. Not only does it make shopping more convenient for me and my fellow Americans, but it brings a more diverse point of view into the marketplace – European luxury retail buys tend to include quirkier, riskier items than those from US companies, so the selections often offer a little bit of attitude that’s harder to put your hands on in American department stores. That’s why I’m so excited that MATCHESFASHION.COM, one of my favorite UK retailers, has finally launched a site for US customers!
Americans have been able to shop through Matches’ UK portal for a while (and I have the Acne boots to show for it), but this new site will make it easier for us Yanks to access Matches’ signature brand of luxurious British cool. Perks will include faster, easier shipping within the US, free returns on every order and a dedicated customer service line that keeps US hours. With a slew of brands ranging from Valentino to Givenchy, that (plus Matches’ famous printed packaging) might be all the encouragement you need to take the new site for a spin. If that’s not enough, US customer will get free shipping on every order through September 30th with code USAFREE at checkout.
Shop the site now and let us know what you think! Also, are there any other international shopping sites that you wish would increase their US profile?