You can exercise your right to return using one of the following methods:
a) Online submission to the Vendor of the Return form found in the Customer Care area, completed in its entirety; in this instance, the Vendor will send you an email confirming that they have received your return request.
b) Sending the Vendor another declaration explicitly stating your decision to withdraw from the sale contract.
In instance b), your declaration must be addressed to Customer Care at the registered office of YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP S.p.A. company subject to the management and coordination of Compagnie Financière Richemont S.A., via Morimondo, 17 – Milano 20143. In such instance, you will be responsible for proving that you exercised your right to withdraw from the sale contract correctly and within the specified time frame.
The products to be returned must be handed over to the courier within thirty (30) days of the date you received the products purchased on www.maison-alaia.com. In case you withdraw from the sale contract, you are not allowed to ask the replacement of the initially purchased garment with another garment unless the corresponding right is explicitly provided by the Vendor.
The right to return is excluded in the event that you purchased customised or personalised products, or sealed items that were opened after delivery and that cannot be returned for health or hygiene reasons.
1. Conditions for exercising the right to withdraw
The right to withdraw from the sale contract shall be deemed correctly exercised if the following conditions have been fully met:
- The right to withdraw has been correctly exercised within thirty (30) days of receiving the products following the procedures set out above
- The products have not been used, worn or washed
- The identification tag with the disposable seal is still attached to the products as it constitutes an integral part of the product
- The products are returned with their original packaging
- The products are handed over to the courier within thirty (30) days of the date you received the products purchased on www.maison-alaia.com
- The products are not damaged
If you have complied with the relevant conditions, the Vendor will reimburse the price of the products purchased.
2. Procedure for returning products to the Vendor
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 package all the necessary documentation for customs clearance. Customs authorities require that all such documentation be written in English. We recommend that you consult with local authorities and/or your selected shipping service to ensure that the documentation is sufficient. For further assistance, please visit our Customer Care area.
The Vendor cannot be held responsible for parcels that are detained at customs because of lacking or insufficient documentation.
The Vendor highly recommends that you choose a shipping service that permits you to trace the delivery at any time.
3. Compliance checks for returned products
You will be notified if the returned products cannot be accepted because they are not compliant with the conditions indicated above. In the event that your return does not comply with the terms and conditions set out in letters a), e) and f) of previous section 1, you can choose, at your own expense, to have the products returned to you. If you refuse said delivery, the Vendor reserves the right to retain the products and the amount paid for the purchase of the products.
We also remind you that you will be liable for any decrease in value of products returned to the Vendor resulting from any use of them other than what is necessary to verify their nature, characteristics and functioning. You will also be informed if your return cannot be accepted because it does not comply with the conditions indicated in letters b), c) and d) of section 1 above. In this instance, you may choose to accept a reduced refund owing to the decrease in value of the returned products, and which the Vendor will communicate to you, or choose to have the products sent back to you at your own expense. In the event of the latter, should you refuse this shipment, the Vendor reserves the right to retain both the products and the amount specified for the decreased refund owing to the decrease in value of the returned products.
4. Refund times and procedures
Once the Vendor has received the returned products and checked all requirements have been met, you will receive an email confirming that the return has been accepted and YNAP will proceed with a full refund, or, if the products are found to have decreased in value, you will receive an email informing you of the amount deducted from the refund and YNAP will proceed with the refund of the remaining amount. Whatever the form of payment used, the Vendor will process the refund as quickly as possible and, in any case, within fourteen (14) days from the date it was informed of your decision to exercise your right to return, and once it has checked that the return was carried out in compliance with the above conditions.
The time period for refunding the amount paid for purchasing the returned products depends on the form of payment used:
- Purchase by credit/debit card: refund time will depend on the card company.
- Payment by PayPal (if available): refunds will be credited to your PayPal account and will be visible within 24 hours from the receipt of the refund confirmation email. The actual reimbursement of the credit card associated with your PayPal account will depend on the company that issued the card.
- Payment made by cash on delivery (if available): we will refund to the bank account indicated by you, so the time taken for the refund will depend on the accuracy of the information provided by you; the refund will usually take fourteen (14) days.
5. Items returned because they are damaged, defective or incorrect
Without prejudice to the application of mandatory consumer protection provisions, if you are returning a product because of an error on our part or because it is damaged or defective, please notify YNAP within thirty (30) days of receipt using the online Return form on the website; if a product becomes faulty after the thirty (30) days please contact Customer Care to obtain further returns information. You must return the products in the same condition in which you received them. For returning the products please see section 1 and 2 above.
YNAP will examine all products returned as damaged or defective and will notify you of your refund via email within a reasonable period of time. Subject to acceptance by YNAP of the damaged or defective goods, products returned by you because they are damaged or defective will be refunded in full, including the cost of delivery for sending the item to you and the cost incurred by you in returning the item to YNAP. In the event that YNAP find no fault with the returned products, you will be notified that the returned products cannot be accepted and you may elect to have the products re-delivered to you. If you do not accept re-delivery YNAP reserves the right to retain the products and the purchase price and recover YNAP's fees and expenses.
6. Conditions for the Exchange of Products
In certain circumstances detailed below, you shall be entitled to exchange your product for a different size or colour of the same model. 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:
- product exchange shall only apply to purchased products for which this possibility is expressly specified on the online Return Form on our website by means of the word "EXCHANGE” being available;
- 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;
- you may request to exchange one or more purchased products within and not later than fifteen (15) calendar days of the day you receive the products, by filling in the Return Form and sending it via electronic means to YNAP within the aforementioned deadline. The products to be replaced should be returned within fourteen (14) calendar days of the day you received them;
- you may only submit a single replacement request for each product purchased;
- the products for which you request the replacement must be returned to YNAP 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;
- the products to be exchanged that are part of a single order must be returned to YNAP in a single shipment. YNAP reserves the right to refuse products of the same order that are shipped for replacement in different stages.
After receiving the products to be exchange, YNAP will inspect the products to check that all the above requirements have been fulfilled, YNAP 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, YNAP 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 consumer protection legislation and pursuant to the procedures specified above.
If the selected products are available in the warehouse, YNAP will accept your request for an exchange and will send you an e-mail confirming the shipment of the replacement products. Shipment will occur within thirty (30) working days of the date from which YNAP was made aware of your request for exchange The costs for shipping the replacement products shall be borne by YNAP. 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, you will receive a full refund for the price paid for the product.
You will be contacted by YNAP 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 YNAP will issue a refund in accordance with the procedures set out above.
The exchange products are subject to a subsequent product return procedure, in accordance with consumer protection legislation.
7. Identification Tag
We remind you that all products sold by the Vendor include an identification tag attached with a disposable seal which is an integral part of the product. Please try on the products without removing the tag and seal. Products returned without the tag and seal will not be accepted.
8. Consumer Code
Without prejudice to the application of mandatory consumer protection provisions, these conditions for exercising the right to withdraw from the sale contract are an integral part of the General Terms and Conditions of Sale and are governed by Italian law, and in particular by the Consumer Code.