Rosemary Mac Cabe

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€5 shipping at Urban Outfitters

For three days – and three days only! – Urban Outfitters is offering €5 shipping to European customers. Now, I have a lot of qualms with UO: it’s expensive, the sterling-euro exchange rate is a travesty, and the clothes aren’t …

Tue, Mar 16, 2010, 15:48

   

For three days – and three days only! – Urban Outfitters is offering €5 shipping to European customers. Now, I have a lot of qualms with UO: it’s expensive, the sterling-euro exchange rate is a travesty, and the clothes aren’t of good enough quality to warrant the price, in my humble opinion. However, it does have some great labels, and I have been known to do some serious damage instore and online (online not being that much of an advantage, as it won’t allow you to pay in sterling, although it usually does have more sizes and a larger selection of items, without their confusing merchandising habits and the thumping bass line – hello, I’m 95).

Furthermore, €5 shipping is a really good deal. Delivery is usually quick (within 2-3 business days) and items come carefully packaged, and usually in really good nick – other websites have delivered items to me that have been faulty, and a little crumpled, but in this case I think it might be a matter of getting what you pay for. That said, it’s no Net-a-Porter, so don’t be expected ribbons a-plenty!

The promotion runs until Thursday, March 18th – and all you have to do is to put EUR4 into the promo code box. My picks? This gorgeous double-breasted dress would look great with dark tights and brogues; these Dolce Vita peep-toes are the perfect summer shoe; and I can tell you from experience that these knickers, though expensive, are really flattering on (in a 1950s way, rather than a Bridget Jones way), and, though it may say handwash on the label (who handwashes underwear?!) will fare quite well in a 30-degree wash.

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