Private shopping sites (fashion sale sites, private sale clubs, sample sale sites) offer designer clothing for men, women, kids at discounted prices. They allow you to buy fashion clothing as well as other stuff at a 50-90% discount. The only problem is that top US and Canadian private shopping sites do not offer International shipping. But there are exceptions.
Few private shopping clubs offer international shipping. Prive.com claims to ship not only to Canada, the USA, the UK, but also internationally. But is it a legit shopping club?
Prive – is a members-only online retailer offering access to designer clothing for men and women at exclusive prices.
Prive features a unique selection of established designers and contemporary collections.
Does Prive ship internationally?
Currently Prive ships internationally. Orders shipped outside of Canada are not subject to any sales tax.
What countries Prive allows to ship to?
- Group A: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Grenada, Guyana, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea (South), Luxembourg, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Saint Lucia, Singapore, Spain, St. Kitts & Nevis, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan.
- Group B: All other countries.
International Shipping Rates (except for the US and Canada)
|Group A||$50 (3-5 days)||-|
|Group B||-||$70 (2-5 days)|
Is Prive a legit shopping club or scam and fraud?
I’ve ordered a couple of jeans and a jacket from Prive. I’ve sent them to the my virtual USA address (I’ve been using Shipito package forwarder). Here is my package from Prive on Shipito:
I’ve consolidated my packages (only one of them was from Prive.com) and sent them to Russia. I can confirm now that Prive.com is a legitimate shopping club.
Comparing Prive with my favorite shopping club
I still prefer to use a USA shopping club Ideeli with my shipping forwarder Shipito. Both Prive and Ideeli support International debit and credit cards, but there are many reasons why Ideeli is better:
- Ideeli allows you to add items to your order after placing it. You can also change your order or cancel it easily. This is very important when using flash sale sites. It is very disappointing that you can’t change your order, add items or cancel your order on Prive.
- Ideeli has much more sales than Prive. And besides clothing for men and women Ideeli offers items for kids, home and travel deals.
- Prices on Ideeli are lower than on Prive.
- Ideeli has size charts, so it is much easier to find the size that you need.
- Ideeli ships your orders much faster than Prive.
- Ideeli has better photos of clothing.
As of February 17th 2012, Prive.com is closed.
And they didn’t return my 650 dollars of credits to me, so this is a scam.