image source: Harper's Bazaar 

I love online shopping. That's not to say I do not love going into a store and trying on pieces, I just love having so many retailers at my fingertips. After thinking about my favorite online retailers, I realize most are based in the UK. Each retailer has a unique shipping and returns policy which can be made a bit more complex when that retailer is not in the US. I decided to create a list of some favorite UK retailers and their shipping and returns policies: 


HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE? International standard delivery takes up to 6 working (aka business) days. International express delivery takes up to 2 working days. 

COST: International standard delivery costs $4.00 per order or is free on orders over $40.00. International express delivery costs $12.00 per order. Sign up for ASOS Premier Delivery for $29.00 a year and receive free two-day delivery on all orders. No order minimum required (I have this!) 

RETURN POLICY: Can return any item for a refund within 28 days of purchase. There is no exchange available for orders outside the UK. Unfortunately you have to return your item and reorder the item you would like instead. The site says that returns from US can typically take 21 working days to reach the ASOS warehouse in the UK. 


HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE? Offers three shipping options: (1) US Super Saver (up to 8 working days), (2) US Standard (up to 6 working days) and (3) US Express (2-3 working days). 

COST: US Super Saver is $4.99 per order under $50.00 and free for orders over $50.00. US Standard shipping is $9.99 per order and US Express shipping will run you $15.00 per order. 

RETURN POLICY: Customers in the US have 28 days from the receipt of their order to return their item. Boohoo does not provide a return label so returns are not free and must be paid at the customer's own cost. They also do not offer exchanges. 


HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE? USA & Canada Standard deliveries arrive within 6-8 business days and USA & Canada Express deliveries arrive within 3 business days. 

COST: USA & Canada Standard shipping costs $5 unless your order is over $80 and then it's free.99. USA & Canada Express shipping is $15 per order. 

RETURN POLICY: Customers only have 14 days to return items. For USA & Canada returns, customer must pay returns costs. 


HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE? Standard Delivery takes up to 7 working days for delivery and Express Delivery takes up to 4 days for delivery. 

COST: If you spend over $50.00 on your order, Standard Delivery is free. Spend under $50.00 and you will pay $10.00 for Standard Delivery and $15.00 for Express Delivery. 

RETURN POLICY: US customers are required to arrange return within 14 days of receipt of the item and obtain a Certificate of Mailing. 


HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE? Like most other retailers, Topshop offers Standard shipping (4-7 days) and Express shipping (up to 3 days)

COST: Standard shipping is free for all orders (yippee!) and Express shipping is $15. 

RETURN POLICY: Offers free returns via mail within 14 days of purchase. Can also return in store. Topshop has opened a few stores across the US and you can of course find Topshop within some local Nordstrom stores! 


Happy Shopping!