Terms and Conditions of Sale
1. Our Business Policy
The Vendor offers products for sale on www.stellamccartney.com and its e-commerce business services are available exclusively to its end users, i.e. the "Consumers".
"Consumer" shall mean any individual who is acting for purposes which are outside his or her trade, business or profession. If you are not a Consumer, please do not buy any products on www.stellamccartney.com.
The Vendor reserves the right not to process orders received from users who are not "Consumers" and any other order which does not comply with the Vendor's business policy.
These General Terms and Conditions of Sale exclusively regulate the offer, transmission and acceptance of purchase orders relating to products on www.stellamccartney.com between the users of www.stellamccartney.com and YOOX.
The General Terms and Conditions of Sale do not regulate the supply of services or the sale of products performed by third parties that are on www.stellamccartney.com through links, banners or other hypertext links. Before sending orders and purchasing products and services from those third parties, we recommend that you verify the third party's terms and conditions, since the Vendor shall under no circumstances be deemed liable for the supply of services provided by third parties or for the execution of e-commerce transactions between the users of www.stellamccartney.com and third parties.
2. How to Execute a Contract with the Vendor
In order to place an order for the purchase of one or more products on www.stellamccartney.com, you must fill out the online order form and send it electronically to the Vendor, following the relevant instructions.
Before purchasing the products, you will be asked on the order form to carefully read the Terms and Conditions of Sale and the Informational Note on the right of withdrawal, to print a copy of them using the print command, and to then save or make a copy thereof for your personal records. The order form contains a summary of these General Terms and Conditions of Sale, information on the main characteristics of each product ordered and corresponding unit price (including all applicable fees and taxes), the type of payment that you may use in order to purchase each product, shipping terms for the purchased products, procedures for handling trader complaints, shipping and delivery costs, as well as the Vendor’s details, mailing and e-mail addresses, and the deadline by which the Vendor promises to deliver the goods. The Vendor will also provide you with a summary of the terms and conditions for exercising your right of withdrawal and the procedures and time limits for returning the purchased products (according to the Return Form). You will also be informed of the circumstances under which you would lose the right to withdraw from the contract. If applicable to the purchase, you will be informed that, in the event of withdrawal, you will be required to bear the cost of returning the products. You will in any event be reminded that there is a legal warrantee in conformity with the products, and you will be provided with the details for contacting our after-sales service department.
Our order form, which appears immediately prior to the conclusion of the purchase contract, provides you with brief information regarding the essential features of each product ordered, the price (including all applicable taxes or fees) and the shipping costs (including any additional costs you would incur for having chosen another type of shipping and delivery that is faster than the standard service). An order shall be deemed to have been submitted when the Vendor receives your order form electronically and the order's information has been verified as correct.
Before submitting your order form for the purchase of products, you will be asked to carefully read the General Terms and Conditions of Sale, to print a copy using the print option and to save or reproduce a copy thereof for your own personal use.
When transmitting the order form, you will be advised that forwarding the order constitutes an obligation to pay the price indicated.
The order form will be filed in our data base for the time required to process your order and as provided by law. You may access your order form by clicking on the section called Order Status.
Before submitting the order form, you will be asked to identify and correct possible input errors.
English is the language used for executing contracts with Vendor.
After your order form has been submitted, the Vendor will process your order.
The Vendor may not process purchases when there are not sufficient guarantees of solvency, when orders are incomplete or incorrect, or the products are no longer available. In the above cases, we shall inform you by e-mail that the contract has not been executed and that the Vendor has not carried out your purchase order specifying the reasons thereof. If the products displayed on www.stellamccartney.com are no longer available at the time of your last access and once the Vendor has received your order form, the Vendor shall inform you of the unavailability of the ordered products within thirty (30) days from the day after Vendor received your order. If the order form has been sent and the price has been paid for items that are no longer available, the Vendor will refund the amount paid for those items, without undue delay, and the contract between the parties will be deemed to have been terminated.
By submitting an order form to and making a contract with the Vendor, you unconditionally accept and undertake to observe the provisions of these General Terms and Conditions of Sale. Should you not agree with certain provisions of these General Terms and Conditions of Sale, please do not submit your order form for the purchase of products on www.stellamccartney.com.
Once the contract has been entered into, the Seller will send you by e-mail a receipt of the purchase order, which contains the General Terms and Conditions of Sale and the summary document on Right of Withdrawal and therefore, all of the information already contained in the summary of commercial and contractual terms and conditions which was viewed prior to making the purchase
Upon submission of an order form, the Vendor shall send you a purchase order receipt e-mail, containing a summary of the information related to the order form (General Terms and Conditions of Sale, the products' main characteristics, detailed information on the price, terms of payment, return policy and shipping costs).
3. Guarantees and Product Price Indication
On www.stellamccartney.com, we only offer products marked with the Stella McCartney trademark. These products are purchased by us directly from the fashion house and/or the manufacturer authorized by the fashion house.
The Vendor does not sell second-hand products, flawed products or products of lower quality than the corresponding market standards.
The main characteristics of products are shown on www.stellamccartney.com on each product page. The products offered for sale on www.stellamccartney.com may not exactly correspond to the real garments in terms of image and colours due to the Internet browser or monitor used.
Prices are subject to change. Check the final price of sale before sending the relevant order form.
Purchase orders from Countries not included among those displayed on the splash page cannot be accepted by the Vendor.
All Products come with an identification tag attached with a disposable seal. Do not remove the tag or seal from the purchased products should you wish to return the purchased product.
Should you decide to exercise your right to return purchased products, the Vendor has the right to not accept returned products or to not fully refund the amounts paid for purchased products that are returned without the corresponding tag or seal or that have been altered from their original status or damaged, as is more extensively clarified under paragraph 8.10.
4. Customs and Duties
Upon arrival in your Country the contents of your order may be subject to Customs fees (taxes, duties, processing fees, brokerage fees, etc.), which are responsibility of the customer receiving the order. These fees are not under the Vendor's control. For this reason we recommend you verify with your local Customs office before you place an order. The Vendor is unable to estimate customs fees, taxes, duties, etc. so please contact your local authorities or Customs office for detailed information.
Both the item prices as well as the shipping charges you pay to We do NOT include Customs fees, import taxes, brokerage fees, or duties.
Should you refuse your order at the time of arrival or should you refuse to pay the Customs fees when your order arrives, the shipment will be returned to the Vendor and we will be charged the Customs fees plus return shipping costs. If you receive your order and accept to pay the Customs fees upon delivery, the Vendor will not issue refunds for the same in case of return of the purchased products.
4.4 Customs processing may delay the delivery of your order. Should you experience such delays please check with your local Customs offices. The invoice for the Customs fees could arrive weeks after you receive your order, separately from the same.
Payment of the product prices and relevant shipping costs must be made by using one of the procedures indicated on the order form. Under no circumstance will you be charged costs that are higher than those actually incurred by the Vendor, in relation to your previously selected payment method.
In case of payment by Credit/Debit Card, all details (for example, card number or expiration date) will be sent by encrypted protocol to Banca Sella or other banks which provide remote electronic payment services, without third parties having any access thereto whatsoever. Such details will not be used by the Vendor except for performing the procedure relevant to your purchase or issuing refunds in the case of returns in compliance with the exercise of your return right or for reporting cases of fraud to the police. The price for the purchase of products and the corresponding shipping costs, as indicated in the order form, will be charged to your current account only when the purchased products are actually shipped.
6. Shipping and Delivery of the Products
For specific product shipping and delivery procedures see the Customer Care area. Please read these sections carefully. The information provided in these sections forms an integral part of these General Terms and Conditions of Sale and, consequently, shall be deemed to be fully read and accepted by you at the time your order form is sent.
7. Customer Care
Please contact our Customer Care for further information: click here to contact Customer Care.
You may cancel your contract with the Vendor in relation to products purchased from Us, without any penalty and without specifying the reason, within fifteen (15) days from receiving the products purchased on www.stellamccartney.com.
In order to withdraw from the contract, you may use Return Form (in conformity with the standard form pursuant to Art. 49, Subsection 4 of the Consumer Code), which may be filled out and sent directly online through the website, or you may draft and send the Vendor another declaration explicitly stating your decision to withdraw from the contract.
If you choose to use the Return Form to send the form directly online through the website www.stellamccartney.com, the Vendor will send you an e-mail confirming receipt of the withdrawal request.
Should you instead choose to send another type of withdrawal statement, you will be responsible for proving that you exercised your withdrawal right in a proper, timely manner.
Once you have exercised your right to withdraw from the contract, you must return the products to the Vendor, sending them to the shipping agent for shipment within fourteen (14) days of when you informed the Vendor of your decision to withdraw from the contract.
You can ship your returns to the Vendor with a shipping service of your choice and the return shipping will be at your own expense. Please verify that you have accurately completed and included with your parcel all the necessary documentation for Customs clearance. Customs authorities require that all such documentation be written in English so that it can be used both by the authorities of the country you are shipping from (for export) and the Italian authorities (for import). We recommend that you consult with local authorities and/or your selected shipping service to ensure that the documents are sufficient. The Vendor cannot be held responsible for parcels that are detained at Customs because of lacking or insufficient documentation. The Vendor therefore highly recommends that you choose a shipping service that permits you to trace the delivery at any time. Be sure that the type of shipping you choose guarantees the delivery of the parcel within the time frame of fifteen (15) days from the date on which you informed the Vendor of your decision to withdraw from the contract.
8.5 Should you decide to use a different shipping method than the one indicated by the Vendor in the Return Form, you must instead pay upfront for the costs you have incurred for returning the purchased products. In that case, you will also be refunded an amount equal to the cost of the standard shipping of the purchased products, although you will not be refunded for any additional costs you incurred due to having chosen another kind of shipment and delivery or one that is faster than the standard method. In this case you will still be able to be held liable if the products are lost or damaged during transport, whether due to your negligent choice of carrier and/or the shipment methods.
The return right - besides compliance with the terms and procedures described at par. 8.1, 8.2, 8.3 and 8.4 above - shall be deemed correctly exercised once the following conditions have been fully met:
Whenever the conditions indicated in letters b), c) and d) of previous paragraph 7.7 are not respected, you will not be entitled to a full refund of the amounts already paid to the Vendor. You will indeed be responsible for the decrease in value of the returned products, following a use other than the one authorized by the Vendor with the intent of allowing you to assess the nature, features and functioning of the products themselves. In this case, between 10 and 90 percent of the amounts you paid to the Vendor to purchase the returned products will be deducted from the provided refund, whereby you will be specifically informed, via e-mail, by the Vendor. Within 14 days of sending the e-mail informing you of the amount deducted from the refund, you may choose to have the products redelivered to you, at your expense, and in the condition in which they were returned to the Vendor, informing the Vendor thereof according to the procedures of which you will be advised. Otherwise, the Vendor may retain the products and an amount corresponding to the percent deducted from the refund.
After the return of the products, the Vendor shall check their compliance with the terms and conditions laid down in paragraph 8. In the event that the outcome of these checks is positive, the Vendor shall send you the corresponding email confirmation of the acceptance of the returned products.
In the event that the checks do not have a positive outcome, the Vendor takes steps to inform you, via e-mail, that a decrease in value of the returned products has been detected, deriving from your failure to comply with the conditions indicated in letters b), c) and d) of paragraph 8.3 above. The Vendor simultaneously sees to it that you are also informed of the amount that will be deducted from the amounts you paid to purchase the returned products; without prejudice, in the alternative, to the possibility of your having the products redelivered to you, at your expense, and in the condition in which they were returned to the Vendor, pursuant to the terms provided for in paragraph 7.10.
The Vendor provides the refund using the same payment method you used to acquire the returned products, unless you have expressly agreed with the Vendor to se another payment method, and on the condition that you must not incur any additional cost as a result of the refund.
If the recipient of the products indicated in the order form and the person that has paid the sums due for their acquisition are not the same, the reimbursement of the sums, in the event of the right of withdrawal being exercised, shall be made by the Vendor, in all cases, to the person that made the payment.
If the return right is exercised in conformity with the provisions set forth in this section, We shall refund the amount paid for the returned products.
The Vendor shall refund the amount already paid for the purchase of products and the shipping costs of their delivery to you only if the products are returned for reasons that may be due to the Vendor, such as when the products do not have the promised essential characteristics, have manufacturing defects or they have been erroneously delivered.
The Vendor shall refund amounts already paid as soon as possible and in any case within thirty (30) days from the date on which We became aware of your decision to exercise your return right. After having confirmed that the terms and conditions stated above have been duly complied with, We will promptly start the refund procedure as indicated in section 8.
In the event that your return does not comply with the terms and conditions set out in section 7 of these General Terms and Conditions of Sale, you will not be entitled to any refund of the amount already paid to the Vendor; nevertheless, you shall be entitled, at your own expense, to receive the products in the conditions in which they were sent back to the Vendor. If you do not wish to receive the products in the conditions in which they were sent back to the Vendor, We shall be entitled to keep the products and withhold the amount already received.
9. Refund Times and Procedures
After the products have been returned, We shall check the conformity of the products with the conditions indicated in section 7 above. When the Vendor is able to confirm that such conditions have been met, We shall send you an e-mail confirming the acceptance of the returned products.
Whatever payment type you used, the refund procedure shall be started by the Vendor within thirty (30) days from when the Vendor was informed of your decision to exercise your return right, after checking that the return right has been correctly exercised and that the returned products have been accepted.
If the recipient of the products indicated in the order form is different from the individual who made the payment for such products, the amount paid for returned items shall be refunded by the Vendor to the individual who made the payment.
The value date for the credit shall be the same as the value date of the original debit and consequently you shall not suffer interest losses.
You are advised to read, if you haven't already done so, our General Terms and Conditions of Use which also contain important information on how we process the personal data of our users and on the security systems of www.stellamccartney.com.
11. Governing Law
These General Terms and Conditions of Sale are governed by Italian law and in particular by Italian legislative decree no. 206 of 6 September 2005 on distance contracts and by Italian legislative decree no. 70 of 9 April 2003 on certain aspects related to e-commerce.
12. Amendments and updates
The General Terms and Conditions of Sale may be amended from time to time due to new laws and regulations or other reasons. The new General Terms and Conditions of Sale shall be effective as of the date of publication on www.stellamccartney.com.