Just My Two Cents: Brands That (Really) Should Ship to Canada…

Isn’t it just awful when you come across something so pretty-ful online that you immediately dash off to get hold of your wallet –only to come back and realise that they don’t ship to your little corner of the world?

As a Canadian gal (oft-smitten by many things shiny and sparkly) I have all too frequently been disappointed by many a store’s Shipping Information page.  Either they don’t ship to Canada… or they do.  You just have to be willing to pay $40.00 to have that cute little top on sale shipped to your doorstep.  Well, that was a huge catch!  And honestly, does it really cost that much to ship to Canada from the States?

What’s a girl to do, but to compose a letter (or blog post) to the powers that be, and hope that one day, they’ll make her shopping-shipping wish come true?

So here it is… my list of stores that should ship to Canada!

In the meantime, it is probably all for the best where my wallet is concerned. 😛

Trench Girl

Tory Burch (You remember those darling ballet flats?)  Yes, well this Canadian gal can’t get at ‘em.  For now, she only ships to the States.  However, she recently opened a boutique in Toronto… so one hopes the online e-boutique is only a few well-shod steps behind…

C Wonder (Homewares & Womens’ clothing) – Founded by Chris Burch, this is a girl’s one-stop dream shopping haven.  Everything from décor to bright and cheery skirts, C Wonder’s got it at a more affordable price point.  The only drawback?  They don’t ship to Canada… yet.  Don’t worry, I’ve already contacted them about this.

Henri Bendel (King of accessories)  — Airy silk scarves, cheery tote bags, and various items with the famous Bendel stripes are the epitome of classic New York chic.  As of this writing, they ship only to the United States and Japan.  “But, but we’re neighbours!”  she spluttered.

Jessie Steele (Aprons extraordinaire) – If you want to look utterly fabulous while in the kitchen, and you should, with or without company! — Jessie Steele aprons are the only way to go.  They’re classic, a touch retro, but not overly so.  Unfortunately she only ships to the US at the moment.  I’m hoping that’s changing because I’d rather not depend on eBay sellers’ inflated prices to satisfy my ‘sweet tooth’ for her aprons.  (She also carries cute garden hats and totes… just in case the kitchen isn’t your thing. :))

Gieves & Hawkes (Menswear) If they shipped to Canada, this is where I would be buying my beau’s formal/more tailored clothes.  Nothing like a bit of classic British stiff upper-lip in your shirt collar, what?

As an aside, this is one thing that I have never understood.  As Canadians, our past history with the UK have been … shall we say more warm and pleasant than that of the Americans’?  And now who do these UK boutiques and labels ship to?  Not to Canada, but to the US!  No sentiment wasted on their part…!  Don’t mistake me, I love America too –and yes, I know I’m being rather snarky, but I’ll be dashed! Any ideas as to why this deplorable state of affairs exists?

Are there any stores that you wish shipped to your country?

Happy Victoria Day to my Canadian darlings!


 — Miss Cathie


  1. Ashley
    May 21, 2012 / 4:23 am

    Don’t forget about Zappos! I have been heartbroken many times by finding a great pair of shoes there, only to remember they don’t ship to Canada.

    • Cathie
      May 21, 2012 / 4:30 am

      Ashley, you are so right! I do miss Zappos… they used to have a Canadian website, but shut it down due to problems and probably cost issues as well. Hopefully one day we will find a shoe e-store to fill the void –if you ever find any, please do share! 🙂


  2. May 21, 2012 / 12:31 pm

    I’m sorry! I can be your intermediary if you want to do a two step shipping process.

    • Cathie
      May 24, 2012 / 4:59 pm

      Thank you Kathleen, that’s very sweet of you. Haha, I’m rather ashamed of myself now. I’m really lucky with all that I do have. ♥

  3. Mallory
    May 29, 2012 / 12:31 pm

    The trench is amazing. Who makes it?

    Thank you!

  4. lauren
    January 16, 2014 / 4:27 pm

    Henri bendel does ship to canada! I order from there all the time! Just contact customer service by phone or email. Info: henribendel.com

    • Cathie
      January 19, 2014 / 12:51 pm

      Hi Lauren,

      Thanks for commenting! While it’s true that you can call or email, it would be *so* much easier if they had an e-commerce platform that supported shipping to Canada! I just checked again after receiving your comment, and their website is still only tailored to their US customers. 🙁

      How much do they charge for shipping to Canada when you place an order? 🙂 I think a lot of people who stumble onto this page would love to know that –myself included!– so please do share! ♥

      • Catherine Ronchin
        March 6, 2014 / 5:57 am

        It’s a flat rate of $26 to Canada via FedEx. Just placed my first order. I’m hoping duty upon delivery isn’t horrible. They don’t charge any tax… So I’m sure there are some charges upon delivery.

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