Fans of famous American casual wear Abercrombine & Fitch, or better known as A&F, were overjoyed when A&F decided it’s finally time to enter Singapore. I’m pretty sure the ladies remembered their debut in Orchard Road when a controversial poster was put up pre-launch, and the countless number of muscular hunks lining up to welcome you into their new store. All was good until we realised that the prices in Singapore’s A&F were slightly higher than expected. For example, a same dress that cost $88 in Singapore would have cost you just $65 if you buy from the United States.
Accessing Abercrombie & Fitch U.S Website
When you visit A&F website, you will be directed to A&F Singapore’s homepage. In order to gain access to the U.S website, you will need a VPN. If you have ZERO idea what is VPN, click here to find out more from the previous article.
We checked out both A&F Singapore and A&F U.S website, and were greeted with drastically different layout. The biggest difference has got to be absence of our favourite four-letter word, SALE. The U.S website has frequent seasonal sales with discounts sales can go as high as 60% (more reason to splurge!).
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A&F U.S vs Singapore price comparison
If you are an A&F fan, the smarter way to shop would be to get it directly from the U.S. Check out how much savings* you could get by shopping from the U.S web store:
Abercrombie and Fitch Graphic Tees
In US: $30 USD (approx $40 SGD)| In Singapore: S$65
Abercrombie and Fitch Dresses
In US: $68 USD (approx $92 SGD)| In Singapore: S$124
Abercrombie and Fitch Joggers
In US: $68 USD (approx S$92 ) | In Singapore: S$124
Okay I’ve found what I want to buy, now how to get them shipped to Singapore?
1) Direct order from U.S website, international shipping to Singapore
International shipping to Singapore starts from $40 USD and the shipping rates are progressive based on your order amount. However, the international shipping does not include their Fragrance and Body Care products. The chart below shows the shipping cost of apparels to Singapore from the US.
2) Join sprees to split shipping cost
Paying shipping cost of $50 -$60 for one piece of dress just doesn’t sound sane. What if you could combine orders with others and reduce the shipping cost by more than half? There are several private sprees out there that helps you do this. They usually charge an administrative fee for the service, and shipping takes 2-3 weeks.
3) Ask travellers who are returning from U.S, to help you bring back
At Airfrov, we aim to make the world a smaller place. Shoppers like you post a request of your shopping list, and travellers with extra luggage space could offer their help in exchange for tips.
By posting a request, Airfrov will notify travellers who are visiting United States, and get them to help you purchase your Abercrombie and Fitch. Try it out, click on the image below to see how we did it!