Terms and Conditions of Return
The right to return products shall be deemed correctly exercised once the following conditions have been fully met:
- except in the case of a return via delivery of products to one of the Alexander McQueen stores , the online Return Form must be sent directly online through www.alexandermcqueen.com, or through another declaration which explicitly states your decision to return the products, which must be properly completed and sent to the Vendor within fourteen (14) days of receipt of the products or, if at the time of purchase you selected the "Pick up in Store" option, by the date of return at the point of sale ;
- the products have not been used, worn, washed, modified or damaged;
- the identification tag is still attached to the products with the disposable seal;
- the products are returned in their original packaging;
- the returned items must be shipped back to the Vendor within fourteen (14) calendar days from the date you notify us of your decision to withdraw from the contract or, when you choose to return the products, bringing them directly to a Alexander McQueen store, they must be delivered to the sales assistant within fourteen (14) days of the date when the merchandise was received.
If you have fulfilled all requirements set forth above, the Vendor shall refund the entire price for the purchased products. You will only be charged for the return shipping cost, unless the Vendor has expressly exempted you from such costs at the time of purchase and on the further condition that you use the shipping agent indicated in the Return Form. Should you decide to use the courier indicated by the Vendor in the online Return Form, you will not have to directly take care of the return shipping costs, which are at your expense. In this case, the Vendor will pay the return shipping costs for you and will withhold a flat fee as payment for the return shipping. The fee will correspond to the original cost of shipping for the order. If an alternative courier is used for your return, you will have to pay for the return shipping cost upfront and at your own expense.
Whenever you decide to return the products, bringing them to one of the Alexander McQueen stores indicated on www.alexandermcqueen.com, without waiting to mail them from your home, you will not have to incur any charge and it will not be necessary to fill out the online return Form. It will be sufficient to deliver the products to the sales assistant, along with their original packaging, the prestamped adhesive label and the order summary within fourteen (14) days of receiving the products. The sales assistant will fill out the return form and insert the products into the packaging, applying the prestamped adhesive label to them so that they can be mailed to the Seller. The sales assistant will merely remove the products and place them into the packaging, but will not check that the products comply with the terms and conditions indicated in the Sales Conditions. Delivery to the sales assistant is not equivalent to the return being accepted by the Seller, as the Seller will check that the return conforms to the terms indicated in the Sales Conditions as soon as it has received the products at its warehouses, and will inform you via email of whether the return has been accepted. Without prejudice to the above, as concerns acceptance of the return and time limits and terms of repayment, when you have made payment for the order upon delivery and you wish to obtain a reimbursement directly to your checking account, you should bring your IBAN number with you to the preselected boutique and give it to the sales assistant to be added into your contact information.
You will be notified if the returned products cannot be accepted because they do not comply with the terms and conditions indicated above in letters a), e) and f) of the preceding paragraph. In this case, you may choose to have the products delivered to you at you own expense. If you refuse the above delivery, the Vendor reserves the right to retain the products and the amount paid for your purchase of the products. You will also be informed if your return cannot be accepted because it does not comply with the terms and conditions indicated above in letters b), c) and d) of the previous paragraph. In that case, you may choose to accept a reduced refund, of which you will be informed, due to the decrease in value of the returned products, or to have the products sent back to you at your own expense. Should you refuse this shipment, the Vendor reserves the right to retain the products and the amount noted for the decreased refund, due to the decrease in value of the returned products.
Refund Times and Procedures
After the Vendor has received the returned products and checked that the products meet all requirements, you will receive an email that the returned products have been accepted. Whatever the form of payment you used (Credit/Debit Card, Cash on Delivery), the refund procedure will start within 14 days from when the Vendor was informed of your decision to exercise your right to return the purchased products and once the Vendor has checked that the return was carried out in compliance with the above conditions.
The time period for refunding the amount you paid for purchasing the returned products depends on the payment type used:
- purchase by Credit/Debit Card: refund time will depend on the Credit Card company’s policies. We would like to assure you, however, that the value date for the credit will coincide with the date of the original payment; therefore you will not suffer any interest loss;
- payment by PayPal: refunds will be credited to your PayPal account and will be visible immediately. The actual reimbursement to the credit card associated with your PayPal account depends on the company that issued the card;
- payment made by Cash on Delivery: you will be refunded the amount you paid for the products returned to the Bank account you indicate in the Return Form; the time needed for refunding depends on the information you provided in your order; normally refunds take place within a month. Please remember it is necessary to have a Bank account in order to receive a refund for cash on delivery orders.
Conditions for the exchange of products
In certain specific cases, which have been duly indicated in the Return Form, it will be possible for you to exchange the products purchased for others, rather than obtain reimbursement for the relative price. Exchanges are subject to product availability at our warehouse. You can request an exchange using the online Return Form on the website, which allows you to exchange your purchased products using the options available. The request for an exchange of the product is subject to the following conditions: a. product exchange shall only apply to purchased products for which this possibility is expressly specified on the online Return on our website by means of the word "Exchange" being available. At a store it is not possible to exchange the selected item for another one; ; b. you may only request the replacement of one or more purchased products with products of the same model, but in a different size and/or colour. The available replacement options will be indicated in the online Return Form; c. you may request to exchange one or more purchased products within and not later than fourteen (14) days of the day you receive the products, by filling in the Return Form and sending it via electronic means to the Vendor within the aforementioned deadline. The products to be replaced should be returned within fourteen (14) days of the day you received them; d. you may only submit a single replacement request for each product purchased; e. the products for which you request the replacement must be returned to the Vendor in their original packaging, they must not have been used, worn, washed, modified or damaged, and they must still have their identification tag attached with the disposable seal; f. the products to be exchanged that are part of a single order must be returned to the Vendor in a single shipment. The Vendor reserves the right to refuse products of the same order that are shipped for replacement in different stages. If all the above conditions are correctly fulfilled, once you have filled in and transmitted the Return and Exchange Form containing you request for goods replacement, the Vendor will process said request by sending you a relevant confirmation email.
Deadlines and procedure for obtaining products exchange
After receiving the products to be exchange, the Vendor will inspect the products to check that all the above requirements have been fulfilled, the Vendor will then verify the actual availability of the replacement products in its warehouses of the products to ensure that the size and/or colour you have selected are available. If the selected replacement products are not available in the warehouse, the Vendor will not be able to accept your request for an exchange and will refund you the original price of the products originally purchased in accordance with the procedures specified in Sections 1 and 2 herein. If the selected products are available in the warehouse, the Vendor will accept your request for an exchange and will send you an email confirming the shipment of the replacement products. Shipment will occur within thirty (30) working days of the date from which the Vendor was made aware of your request for exchange. The costs for shipping the replacement products shall be borne by the Vendor. When exchanging a product, if the price of the purchased product is lower or higher than the chosen replacement product, you will not be required to pay the relative price difference. However, if you choose to return the exchanged product in accordance with your legal rights within fourteen (14) days of the day you fill in the Return and Exchange Form, you will receive a full refund for the price paid for the product. You will be contacted by the Vendor if your request for an exchange cannot be accepted because the above conditions have not been met. In this instance, you can have the original products shipped back at your expense or the Vendor will issue a refund in accordance with the procedures set out in Sections 1 and 2. The exchange products are subject to a subsequent product return procedure, in accordance to Sections 1 and 2 herein.
All products sold by the Vendor include an identification tag with a disposable seal. Please try on the products without removing the tag and seal. Returned products without the tag or seal will not be accepted.
As advised by the Vendor, returned products may be shipped by the parcel delivery company UPS, using the pre-printed label enclosed in the parcel in which the products were shipped. If you use UPS, the Vendor will be paying the shipping costs and track the parcel at any time. Please contact UPS (or visit their site: www.ups.com) to organise pick-up. If you decide to use a different shipping courier than the one provided by www.alexandermcqueen.com, you will have to pay for the cost of return shipping upfront and you will be responsible in case of loss or damage to the products during transport. For your protection, we recommend that you use a courier service if you choose to return the goods other than via the pre-paid mechanism and approved courier.