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Montreal-Based Brand Pursebox Launches Duty-Free Shopping Site


Lancaster Paris Savana Crossbody Bag, $248; Image: Courtesy of Pursebox

Hey, Canadian shoppers: Tired of crazy duties and not enough online selection? Us, too. Pursebox just launched in La Belle Province to help bridge the gap between you and your favourite carryalls. The idea? To help bring Canadian and international brands to Northern home turf faster and easier. Because fashion doesn’t always have to be a pain, right?

Pursebox—officially launching on April 15—is promising “world-class brands without the import fees” and has brands like Lancaster Paris, Annabel Ingall and more stocking its e-shelves. Now, to shoppers addicted to clicking their way to top fashion items or who live far away from urban cities across the country, this is huge.


Annabel Ingall Jojo Crossbody Bag, $359; Image: Courtesy of Pursebox

“When looking for a quality leather purse at an accessible price, Canadians don’t always know where to go,” says Ania Kuskowski, president of Pursebox.

And even if they do, they have to pay a premium for brand-name bags and the haute shipping that comes with it. On top of elevating the Canadian e-commerce market, Pursebox is promising to eliminate annoying duties on delivery and complicated cross-border returns.

“We’ve created an online destination where they can enjoy the latest purse trends without paying thousands of dollars for them. It’s a hub for purse-lovers,” explains Kuskowski.