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Why did I receive an email to verify my order? Or to confirm my shipping address?

Your order may be subject to a routine verification process and/or address-checks. In the event these post-order checks are initiated to you via email (soon after placing your order); your response is required before your order can be fulfilled.

I didn't receive my 'verification request' email - can I cancel my order?

You are responsible to act accordingly and reply promptly to all post-order verification requests (if applicable). Alamour The Label will not be held responsible for any delays made by us or you (the customer) due to fraud-preventative measures and/or address checks.

Please ensure to routinely check your Spam/Junk folders in case these emails were not successfully delivered to your inbox.

How do you know what order/s to verify? & when do you conduct these checks?

Our 'Fraud Analysis' tools and special manual-verification training enables our verifications team to know what appears suspicious. It is only carried out when a risk appears - trust me, we do not do this for fun.

What advantage does this do for me (the customer)?

Someone may have stolen your payment details to place an order on our webiste. So, our verifications team at Alamour strives to minimise any risk of potential fraud from occuring by ensuring the payment is verified. We play our part to ensure all orders are legitimate.

Why do you need to do this when my payment w

as made successfully?

These checks are a duty of care which we owe our customers to minimise fraud and to minimise risk of sending your item to an incorrect/incomplete address. It is in your best interest to co-operate with our verifications team when these processes take place. They are going out of their way to help you & to ensure our website is fraud-free and safe for everyone to enjoy.

How long does it take to process a return for my exchange?

All return requests will be actioned within 5 business days from date of lodgement - Please see 'Returns FAQ's'. Additionally upon approval, all returns will be processed within 5 business days of physically receiving your item. In total, please allow 10 business days at most for your return to be fully finalised.

Can I return or exchange final sale items?

No. All final sale items cannot be returned or exchanged.

Can I exchange my item?

Yes, we do allow exchanges. You may want to return your item for an exchange due to the colour not being suitable or the fit just was not right. Whatever the reason, we allow you to return the item (provided it is not a final sale item). You will be provided with a store credit only to place your exchange order.

Can I get a refund if I don't like my item for any reason or just didn't receive it in time?

No, refunds are not permitted on incorrect sizing/change of mind/delivery delays. You will be issued with a store credit to re-order the correct size/style only.

Where do you ship from?

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Which countries do you ship too?

North & South America: USA/United States of America, Canada, Mexico.

Europe: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK/United Kingdom.

Asia & Australasia: Australia, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand.

What if my delivery country is not provided within this list above?

We can still ship to you, however, your order will incur a flat fee shipping charge of AUD$50.00. Simply, proceed to checkout and select your country from the drop-down list.

Do you provide free shipping?

Yes, we do!

Australian Customers. We offer Free shipping within Australia on orders of AUD $200.00 & over. (Tracking included & most parcels attract signature on delivery).

International Customers. We offer Free shipping to the United State for orders AUD $450.00 & over. (Tracking & signature on delivery included on all parcels)

 

How do I know the shipping cost to me?

All of our shipping fees and delivery times can be found on our 'Shipping & Delivery Times' link found at the footer of the website.

I am unsure about sizing & fit?

Please get in touch with our customer care team via the contact page listed at the footer of the website with your standard dress size and measurements. From there, a customer care agent will be able to assist you in providing sizing advice. 

 

Do you cater for petite girls?

Our garments are suitable for customers between the heights of 5’4 & 6’0.

Can you alter my gown?

Unfortunately, Alamour The Label does not provide any post-order alteration services including but not limited to; height customisation and tailoring. All post-order alterations must be done by you (the customer). 

Do you make custom garments?

Alamour is a 'Ready-To-Wear' label. We do not take custom-made orders at this stage. However, our sister website, A&N Luxe Label does provide custom-made gowns.

Why did my item increase/decrease in price at checkout?

This is mainly caused by your checkout converting the price to AUD (Australian Dollars) from your foreign currency displayed. For our international customers, the price you see at the product & cart page/s are displayed in your currency (which has a different conversion rate than AUD - ultimately you will be paying the same price).

 

Can you provide me an example of this currency conversion?

For example, the $USD 230.00 which you see in your product page & your cart page is equivalent to the $AUD 350.00 which you see in your checkout page. This does not mean you are paying more, but simply making payment in AUD, and not in USD.

How do I make payment in AUD (Australian Dollars) if i don't have an Australian bank account & i don't live in Australia?

The bank/financial institution linked to your payment method (for example, credit card, PayPal etc) will process the conversion (in your country's currency) for you in the background and this will be reflected in your statement. This is all automatic; all you need to simply do is hit the 'Pay Now' button.

 

How does your website know my currency?

All prices displayed on this website will automatically display the domestic currency of the visitors country/region. The currency shown is based on detection of the visitors IP address.

You can also manually 'select a currency' by clicking the country flag displayed at the top of the website. A drop-down menu will appear which you can scroll down to view a list of the many currency options available to you. 

Can I checkout with my country's currency? 

When using a credit card as your chosen payment method, you are automatically eligible to pay in your country's currency.  For more information, please visit our Payment Information Page, which is found at the footer of our online store. Please note, this service is not available when checking out with one of our buy now, pay later options.

What is a store credit/coupon code?

Store credit is the amount owing to you from us. For example, when you return an item to us, we return your money paid for the item in the form of a store credit/coupon code.This code is what you require, to use your store credit amount owing to you.

How do I receive my store credit?

You will receive your store credit (in the form of a unique coupon code issued to you by our returns team via email) when your returning items are in our physical possession, have been physically inspected and met our returning conditions.

 

How do I use my store credit?

You can use your store credit by entering your 'unique issued coupon code' at the checkout page. You will find a 'white field box' at the checkout page reading 'Discount' within it. Enter the code here, then hit 'Apply' to activate your coupon code to your purchase.

 

My coupon code isn't working? Why?

This could be due to any of the following reasons:

You may have unintentionally entered unnecessary spaces, symbols and/or characters within the code. Simply backspace before the code and delete any entered spaces after the code if required. Please also ensure that only letters and numbers are entered. Nothing else. You are not using the correct email in conjunction with your store credit code.  Your purchase did not meet the conditions of the coupon code. Your code may have expired. Contact us, so we can further assist.
For more information on store credit, please visit our Returns Policy Page.

What does Preorder Mean?

Preorder means that an item is not currently in stock, yet is due to arrive in the near future. All pre-order garments will have an 'anticipated re-stock date' on the product page. The provided 'anticipated re-stock date' does not include shipping times to allow for delivery. Please allow additional time for delivery of the garment/s.

Are pre-order delivery dates guaranteed?

No. Pre-order dates are not guaranteed as unexpected delays, out of our control may occur. Mainly due to fabric sourcing , shipment held by customs or unforseen production/shipping delays.

Alamour is not held liable for any unforeseen delays that may occur if you wish to Pre-Order an item. So please take extra care when placing your order, as we do not issue refunds for unexpected delays, change of mind/sizing or cancellations.

This is why we recommend placing an order for a pre-order item at least 1 month after the estimated pre-order delivery date advertised on the product page to account for such delays.

What if I don't need the pre-order gown any more?

In an event where the occasion dress is not required due to any unforeseen circumstances either by yourself or Alamour, cancellation of the Pre-Order may be permitted and a store credit will be issued as per our online store policies. We do not refund for cancellation of pre-order's.

When should I purchase a pre-order item?

We only recommend placing an order for a pre-order item when your event (where you intend to wear your pre-order gown) is held at least 1 month after the estimated pre-order delivery date advertised on the product page.

What are the benefits of purchasing a pre-order item?

The benefit of purchasing a pre-order item is that you will secure your size without risking the item becoming sold out shortly after we list it online. Demand can be very high on certain items & frequently they can sell out completely via Pre-Order before they physically arrive in stock.

My pre-order won't arrive in time, can I cancel & refund my order?

No. Please kindly note, Pre-Orders cannot be cancelled / refunded once placed. However, if you wish to change your item to another garment which is in stock/arriving sooner, you may do so. Alternatively, a store credit will be issued for 1-year use on the online store.

How do I place an order for a pre-order item?

You will proceed through the check out as usual & make full payment when making a Pre-Order. Your order will only be shipped upon arrival of the ordered Pre-Order item/s, which is as per the date suggested on the 'Product Page' or 'Product Title' at time of order placement.

 How do I checkout with a buy now, pay later option? 

Choose the available buy now, pay later option for your region at checkout.  If you do not already have an existing account with your chosen financial provider, simply create an account using your existing debit or credit card. Your account will be instantly approved and you will be redirected to our online store.

 

How do I pay back my order if I check out with one of these methods? 

Each Shop Now, Pay later option is different. For Afterpay & Sezzle, your repayments will be split over four equal instalments. These repayments are generally due every fortnight. ZipPay customers will receive a monthly statement whereby the payments can be made in full or in small increments as little as $40 a month, interest free. Using LayBuy will allow you to spread the total cost over 6 weekly automatic payments. 

Simply nominate the card you want to use and the payments are scheduled for you. The funds are then automatically taken from your account on the due date. 

Important Disclaimer: You must be 18 or older to create an account.

 

What are the benefits of checking out with a buy now, pay later option: 

Receive your order now and pay it off later in over equal instalments (usually 4); The amount and payment period will be outlined by the financial provider. Pay nothing extra when you pay on time. No new card applications & instant approval online.

 

Things you need to know when selecting a buy now, pay later option at checkout

Minimum spend requirement is AUD $100.00 per order  You need to be an Australian customer to use AfterPay, Zip Pay or Lay Buy; and a USA or Canadian customer to use Sezzle. New Zealand customers have the option of using After Pay or Lay Buy to complete their purchase and UK customers are limited to Lay Buy.  Upon checking out one of the above payment methods, you will receive your item/s straight away. there is no need to wait as it is NOT a lay-by service being directly managed with the store; if your item is in stock it will be shipped to you upon successfully placing an order with A&N. These services pay A&N in full for your purchase, and you as the customer will repay the total order amount in instalments directly to the institution. In the event a return is required, you will continue making your normal repayments to Afterpay/Lay Buy/Zip Pay/Sezzle in the form of instalments. However, you will receive your store credit amount from us in full! As the institution has already paid us in full on your behalf. finalised with them.

 

Do you have a 'Shop Now, Pay Later' option for customers from other countries, other than USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and UK?

No. Not at the moment. When we do, we will update the website accordingly and it will be visible as a payment method at checkout, once implemented for your country.

Do I have to pay additional fees upon clearance of my parcel by Customs in my country?

Yes (Except for USA & Australia). All Customs Duties & Taxes are to be payable by you to Customs at the time of import into your country for a successful delivery of your item/s. 

Important Disclosure: Alamour The Label does not collect any import-related Duties/ Taxes from the customer. Your order will be exclusive of Duties & Taxes (ie. GST/ VAT) which will only become due & payable at your country’s border. This is not put in place by Alamour The Label, but by your country’s border protection officials.

What if I refuse my shipment due to these Taxes/Duties/Customs/Collection fees imposed on my shipment?

In the event you refuse an international delivery due to the taxes/customs duties imposed on your shipment or for any other unforeseen circumstance; the following charges will apply: 30% re-stock fee plus any shipping costs paid by Alamour to ship the parcel to you. Return-shipping fees may apply if incurred.

What does re-stock fee mean?

This only applies when you refuse collection of your parcel and must be returned back to us; or in the event we are threatened to cancel orders (which is against our online store policy). In this non-recommended event, 30% of the total amount paid for your garment will be subtracted from the total refund amount. (excluding any paid shipping fees by you/Alamour as this is not redeemable).

How do I track my parcel?

At time of shipment, you will receive x2 emails from us.


Fulfilment email containing your tracking number, acting as confirmation of shipment. An additional informative email reminding you of tax/duties implications on your parcel (if any) including additional tracking links relevant to your country. 

You will also receive a separate email from our shipping partner, confirming creation of your shipment. This email will also usually contain your tracking information.

 

How else can I track my parcel?

We have a tracking tool built within our website on the 'Shipping Info & Delivery Times' page. Simply click on the 'Track Order' button within this page and follow the instructions to track your order. You will be required to either provide your email/phone number, the order number or the unique tracking number provided to you.

Why was my order/ items within my order cancelled & refunded?

Due to an unforeseen event, the item/s you ordered suddenly became out of stock and is no longer available. We promise these cases are rare. However, if an item within your order does become unavailable, you will be contacted within 24 to 48 hours about the change/cancellation. If your order contains additional items in stock, these items will still be shipped to you and the unavailable item/s will be removed from your order & refunded.

I need to change something on my order, how can I do this?

Please choose carefully as we cannot amend orders after 12 hours of order placement and/or once production has commenced on a made-to-order or custom gown. Unless you are approached by one of our customer care agents to do this, due to stocking issues/delayed arrival dates on our end.

Can I cancel an order after I make payment?

No. Once you place an order via our website it cannot be amended or cancelled. Please choose carefully when placing an order on our website. In extreme circumstances when our staff are constantly harrased/threatened to cancel an order, then a RE-STOCK PENALTY applies. Which means 30% of the total amount paid for your garment will be immediately subtracted from the total refund amount & your order closed. (Excluding any paid shipping fees by Alamour to send the item to you & return the item us - if applicable).

How can I prioritise the processing time for my order?

When you select & pay for the 'Priority Expedited Shipping' option at checkout, your order is bumped forward in the processing queue & shipped via the fastest shipping method, as this signifies that your order is genuinely urgent.

Is processing times different to shipping times?

Yes. Once your order has been packed and processed in the queue it then awaits to be shipped; delivery times then apply. Please visit the 'Shipping & Delivery Times' page for our available shipping methods & delivery times for your country destination. You can find this page at the footer of the website.

When will you ship my order?

Orders are processed and shipped Monday to Friday between 9:00am & 3:30pm AEST, excluding weekends and public holidays. If an order is placed before 3:00pm AEST, it will be endeavoured to be processed to be dispatched that same day. However during busy periods, processing times may take up to 2 business day at the very latest.

What does shipped/ dispatched/ fulfilled mean?

These 3 words have the same meaning. If you see either of these words on our website or by our customer care agents, it simply means your order has been shipped and it is on its way to you.

How do I know my order has been fulfilled/shipped?

Assuming you have provided your accurate email address; when an order is dispatched, an automatically-generated email from our shipping carrier is sent to your email address containing the tracking information for your parcel. Furthermore, you will also receive a fulfillment email from our online store confirming shipment of your order.

I didn't receive my order confirmation email?

Please ensure to check your junk/ spam folders in case our emails are not successfully being delivered to your inbox. Or, you may have misspelled your email address during the checkout process - if this is the case, please contact us to correct this.

How do I return my item?

Simply visit our Return My Purchase page, found at the footer of our website, and lodge a 'return request' via the Returns Manager Tool.

 

How long does it take to receive a response regarding my return request lodgement?

All return requests will be actioned within 5 business days from date of lodgement. Additionally upon approval, all returns will be processed within 5 business days of physically receiving your item. In total, please allow 10 business days at most for your return to be fully finalised.

 

Where do I return my item?

Once you have lodged your 'Return Request', our returns team will review your request. Once approved, you will receive emails containing the return shipping address & further instructions on how to return your item.

 

How much time do I have to return my item?

All eligible items must initiate return within 14 days of receipt of your item. In other words, you must lodge/present your item to the post office to commence its return within 14 days of receiving it. Returns attempted outside of the 14-days of the customer receiving the parcel (as per tracking details) will be denied and returned to the customer.

I received my item, but the colour doesn't look like the colour in the photo on the website?

Please note, the colour of the garments displayed on the product page may differ to the true and actual colour of the physical garment. Even though we strive our very best to display the true colour of the garment as accurately as possible on our website, many factors can have an impact on the colour you view on your device's screen/monitor.

Factors include, but are not limited to: Monitor/Screen Type, Device age & Type, Display Settings, Flash/Lighting within displayed content.

For more images/content please refer back to our official Instagram video clips/photos @alamourthelabel Alternatively, you can view our customer appreciation page @alamoursociety

How long does it take to receive a response to my email / enquiry?

We work Monday to Friday 8 AM - 5:00 PM AEST.

Usually, we respond to all customer enquiries within 12-24 hours during business hours (which excludes weekends & public holidays). During busy periods it may take longer. Please be patient as we do not ignore emails. We will acknowledge all emails within our time frame.

 

Can I come in & try on clothing before purchase?

No, we do not have a showroom or a retail store as of yet. However, we allow returns for sizing/style concerns. Please refer to our Returns Policy for more information regarding returns.

Do you have a physical store?

Unfortunately, not at the moment. We are exclusively based online, from Australia.