The Transatlantic Price Divide

Exhibit A: one exceedingly desirable Marc by Marc Jacobs Fly Away T-shirt. Oh, I want this t shirt so badly! It doesn’t appear to be available from any store locally (nor Ebay), so I am resorting to online boutiques. Don’t get me wrong, I adore online shopping but sometimes I am just astounded. The source of this amazement is two contrasting prices for the shirt. From Net-A-Porter we have a price of approximately 61 pounds, plus shipping. However US store Standard Style comes in at US 68 dollars, plus shipping. I accept that shipping to NZ bumps the prices up for most things, so I haven’t included it here. So what gives with the almost US$51 price difference? Moral of the story kids – it pays to shop around, even online!

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