About a month ago, I posted an entry on the Goyard Saint Louis, pointing out that while it is not available in Singapore, you could still order it direct from the Goyard boutique in London. A reader of mine (we’ll call her V.G. for now) promptly emailed them and today is the proud owner of her very own Goyard Saint Louis PM in Burgundy. And she didn’t even have to leave Singapore to get it.
This is her true story.
It was fuss-free and pleasant right from the first email, with prompt replies from the London boutique all the time. After I’d decided on the colour and size they sent me a CC authorisation form which I then filled and signed. Next I scanned the form, my ID and CC and emailed the whole lot to them.
I had to pay GST which is unavoidable when shipped via major courier. The GST amount was around SGD86 with a handling fee of SGD10, which I paid via cheque to the DHL’s delivery guy when he dropped off my order. The bag cost GBP459.57 sans tax while the shipping was another GBP85 which I paid direct to Goyard.
I did feel the pinch when I had to pay those extras, but since Goyard is not available in Singapore and I am unlikely to go to Paris or London this year, I really didn’t mind in the end.
Once my order was confirmed I received a tracking number from Goyard and within a week DHL had delivered the bag to my doorstep. They wrapped it in layers of yellow paper, which was then put into a bubble envelope. It was than wrapped in another layer of yellow paper and put inside a Goyard carrier before finally being put into a DHL envelope.
I would definitely buy from them next time I have a ‘craving’ for anything Goyard.
Thanks again V.G. for sharing your account with us. And for those who are wondering how much she paid in all, it was around SGD1335 based on today’s exchange rate.