One of the questions that often surface over here on the blog is whether you can buy authentic and new Goyard pieces legitimately online (aka off e-commerce platforms and websites). The answer is no, not for now at least, because there aren’t any official sites that are authorised to carry pieces from the French luxury house. And while that might change in the future, know that if you come across an online site touting the real deal, it definitely isn’t. Also, consider this an update to the previous post that was published back in 2012.
For now, your best option would be getting your favourite Goyard pieces from its retail stores worldwide (Asia — China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore; Europe — France, Italy, London and Monaco; and the Americas — Beverly Hills, Chicago, Mexico, Miami, New York and San Francisco). But if you’re based anywhere else and are adamant on getting a piece, here’s what you have to know.
01 – Send them an email. Previously it was via firstname.lastname@example.org, and someone would be on hand to give you all the information you require. Now, just drop them an email enquiry via email@example.com and they will assist you.
02 – You can practically order any item you have in mind, from bags and SLGs to even custom orders if your wallet so chooses, and you will be given the current export price of the item in EUR.
03 – While the prices quoted are after VAT, you will have to pay any import fees (should the item exceed the import barrier value of your country) along with shipping fees which can get really expensive depending on where you live.
04 – Do not attempt to buy Goyard from any online store that claims to be an authorised/official online retailer, simply because the French luxury house does not have such a store online. If, however, you do not mind a pre-loved piece, you can try your luck on Vestiaire Collective, which does have a pretty great range of pieces available for your consideration.
05 – Know that if your country of residence has its very own Goyard boutique, they will not be able to process your order. For example, you do a price comparison between the SGD price and EUR price, find that the latter is more favourable and wish to do an online purchase via email, you will not be allowed to do so. Besides, with the shipping costs added on, it might actually cost you less to just buy the pieces in Singapore. And that’s that.