Selfridges Membership: Why it Makes Sense

Ever found some items on an overseas website, you’re just about to lock in some great pricing, and then you get bounced to a .hk website? Gone are the days of Marks and Spencer’s and Reiss’ UK prices were available just a few clicks away.

It isn’t delightful.

Now, are you wondering why do you always get redirected to Hong Kong shopping websites while shopping international? Ugh. This leads us to the next segment of this article…

Ever found some items on an overseas website, you’re just about to lock in some great pricing, and then you get bounced to a .hk website? Gone are the days of Marks and Spencer’s and Reiss’ UK prices were available just a few clicks away.

It isn’t delightful.

Now, are you wondering why do you always get redirected to Hong Kong shopping websites while shopping international? Ugh. This leads us to the next segment of this article…

Thinking about a Selfridges membership, but now sure whether it’s worth it?

The truth is that a Selfridges membership will offer you free shopping to anywhere in the world for 12 months after you pay a one-time fee. Best of all, the prices you will pay are less than Hong Kong’s high street prices. Still not convinced? Read on.  

We’ve got the full low-down for you, covering:

  • Why you always get redirected to Hong Kong shopping websites
  • What Selfridges is and why you need it in your life
  • Real price differences when shopping with Selfridges
  • How to get an unlimited international shipping for HK$420
  • Some of the cool brands and awesome gadgets you can get
  • Signing up to be a member of Selfridges

So that you’re ready to get some great value shopping done for you and your global family.

 

Why is it so hard to shop on international websites from Hong Kong?

Ever found some items on an overseas website, you’re just about to lock in some great pricing, and then you get bounced to a .hk website? Gone are the days of Marks and Spencer’s and Reiss’ UK prices available just a few clicks away.

It isn’t delightful.

So why do we so frequently get redirected back to .hk websites? In Hong Kong, physical stores were taking a huge hit in income by having customers shop online and out of the country. Companies needed to protect their margins, so they decided to keep shoppers like us bound to their Hong Kong high street prices.

Sob. And there ended a great way for us in Hong Kong to access cheaper prices. Or so you thought, right?

A Selfridges membership is a great idea. We've written a whole articles talking about all the benefits.

Photo courtesy of Selfridges Facebook.

 

What’s the deal with a Selfridges membership?

Selfridges is from the UK. It’s one of the stalwarts of the UK retail scene with four flagship stores – if you’ve ever taken a holiday to the UK, you probably went into one of their architecturally stunning stores.

Established in 1904, the company has grown in reputation and now ships its range of designer, high-end, and high-quality goods worldwide. The website offers to ship to over 130 countries and territories – making life easier for most of us.

From London to Hong Kong, you can get all the hottest products at Selfridges without melting your credit card. The international superstar retail company offers everything you could want from a department store, shipped directly to your door.

If you want designer brands at better prices, you’ll find it here. Brands they sell include; Alice & Olivia, Balenciaga, Chole, Reiss, Temperley London, and more.

 

How do  I know if I can buy items internationally on Selfridges?

To ship Selfridges products to Hong Kong, you need to check the item is good for international delivery.

When you’ve found the product you want:

  1. Scroll down to the Product Details
  2. Click on Delivery and Returns to the right.
  3. Check that you can get delivery to Hong Kong.

Be sure that you choose the right currency in the top left of the website so that the Selfridges website changes to Hong Kong-based information.

Selfridges ship pretty much their whole range to Hong Kong, from women’s fashion to bed linen and everything in between.

The best bit? You can sign up for Selfridges discounted shipping membership so you won’t get stung at the checkout.

 

Why are the benefits of a Selfridges membership? 

How often have you found what you want to buy on an international website, and the price doubles at checkout because of crazy shipping fees or jacked-up Hong prices? When you sign up to Selfridges+ Global, that’ll not happen again.

Selfridges+ Global ships to Hong Kong for one annual charge, no matter how much you buy or how often. Your orders will be sent minus UK VAT, and any additional costs are all calculated into the checkout price.

If you buy the items that Selfridges sells, this is a fantastic deal. Every day will feel like you’ve got a Selfridges promo code when you look at the prices and the complete lack of delivery fees.

This represents a huge discount on Selfridges delivery. One-time shipping for most items costs HK$260, so by the second order, you place you’re already saving with the HK$420 Selfridges+ Global.

If you have signed up for a Selfridges membership, you will be able to order presents for your friends, and get them sent to a huge number of countries around the world at no extra cost.

Photo courtesy of Selfridges Facebook.

 

How do Selfridges prices compare to Hong Kong shops?

Since Selfridges doesn’t have sky-high Hong Kong rent to pay, their prices are lower than you’ll find in the city. You’ll be able to find similar products to SOGO Tsim Sha Tsui online at Selfridges.

Among the many items they retail are:

  • Women’s fashion
  • Home accessories
  • Stationery
  • Technology such as Apple products
  • Kid’s clothing
  • Linen
  • Beauty and makeup
  • Menswear

And plenty more.

You’d not normally associate Selfridges with being at the cheaper end of the market, but you know to expect the weird and wonderful when you live in Hong Kong. Getting everything you need to be delivered to the city from Selfridges UK makes a whole lot of sense when the prices are good, and an annual fee covers the shipping.

A Selfridges membership will allow you to buy some of the most fashionable brands, at prices that are much lower than regular stores in Hong Kong.

Photo courtesy of Selfridges Facebook.

 

Can you provide real examples of great value at Selfridges compared to Hong Kong websites? 

To bump this amazing deal down to reality, let’s look at some real examples of how much you can save ordering on Selfridges.

On the Reiss Hong Kong website, the Reiss Remey silk front vest top costs $1,280. For the same item on Selfridges, you’ll get the same top for $650. That’s just about half price, and you’re still saving money if you take the Selfridges+ Global shipping!

Recovered from your mini heart attack? Let’s check out another example with BA&SH, a chic, French brand available on Selfridges’ with HK shipping. The BA&SH Prisca metallic woven midi skirt is available for HK$1,690 from Selfridges UK. However, the same product is priced at HK$2,370 on the BA&SH Hong Kong website – that’s a 29% mark up! Again, even if you add the HK$420 Selfridges+ on to this one purchase, you’re better off.

 

How do I get unlimited international shipping to Hong Kong from Selfridges?

You get unlimited international shipping for a full year, including to Hong Kong, on all orders placed at Selfridges.com for just HK $420.

Yes, you read that correctly.

Shipping costs can range from an annoyance to outright extravagance when you want to bring international goods into Hong Kong. Using Selfridges+ Global means you don’t have to consider exorbitant shipping fees for a year.

 

Can I send items to other people and not pay extra shipping costs?

In these strange times, we’re living in, with the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the world, life’s got a little bent out of shape. We can’t spend summer holidays with family, sending presents home to the family can be a gamble of shipping companies, and have you ever thought how you’re going to deal with Christmas?

With Selfridges+ Global, you can ship your items anywhere in the world that they serve.

Send a birthday present to your bestie in Bangkok or a baby shower present to your sister-in-law in Berlin. You might not be able to be there for your loved ones right now, but you can still get your gifts through to them with no extra shipping to worry about.

 

What brands can I get delivered to Hong Kong from Selfridges?

Along with the awesome women’s fashion deals, there are many other products available from Selfridges.

Some of the biggest names in bags, such as Burberry, Coach, and Mulberry, are available, along with designer makeup and beauty products. There’s a vast array of menswear brands and interior and home goods. Everything is as well priced as the clothes we just talked about, promise.

Editor’s note: Recently, I was buying some new work clothes from Maje, Reiss, and BA&SH from the Selfridges website when I remembered I needed some stuff for the house and the kids. A few clicks later, my online shopping cart was full: a girl’s dress, bed-linen, and a bathroom rug all from the White Company. All the items were delivered a week later, with no extra shipping costs!

 

How do I become a Selfridges + Global member?

If you're thinking of signing up for a Selfridges membership, don't delay. Not only will you be able to access cheaper pricing, but you get access to a huge array of great brands.

Photo courtesy of Selfridges Facebook.

To get your Selfridges+ Global membership, just click here. A new window will open up where you can add the membership to your cart, and then you need to go shopping! It’s priced at HK$420 and lasts for a full 12 months.

Just remember to repurchase it next year; there’s no auto-renew function!

 

Finally

We are committed to helping you improve your quality of living in Hong Kong by sharing the tricks and tips we have learned over the years. One of the best tips we have learned in recent years is that by signing up for a Selfridges membership, not only can you save money on a huge range of products, but you can also access free 12-month shipping by paying a one-off shipping fee.

If you think we have missed anything about Selfridges memberships, please let us know in the comments section below.

Have we missed your favorite tip about shopping at Selfridges? Reach out to us on Instagram or Facebook and let us know your top picks. 

 

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