Rosemary Mac Cabe

Hemlines, heels and haute couture – your daily dose

Money, money, money – not so funny, when you’re being taxed through the nose

Image via Stock Exchange Remember those glorious Alexander Wang boots I bought a few weeks back? Well, someone’s smiling at me from somewhere because they arrived this week – and they are beautiful. However, when they arrived (in the most enormous box you’ve ever …

Tue, Jan 26, 2010, 11:56

   

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Image via Stock Exchange

Remember those glorious Alexander Wang boots I bought a few weeks back? Well, someone’s smiling at me from somewhere because they arrived this week – and they are beautiful. However, when they arrived (in the most enormous box you’ve ever seen), they came smack bang with a tax bill of €130. Word from the wise: when you order from the US, bear in mind that taxes may need to be paid. Factor it into your decision to spend an extortionate amount of money on a pair of shoes, so that when you do get slapped with this hefty tax fine, you won’t entirely lose your reason.

If you want to see the boots in all of their silvery glory, check me out on a misty day in Kildare here.