Refund Times and Procedures
Terms for replacing products
Deadlines and methods for obtaining a replacement
Our purpose is to guarantee your full satisfaction. If, for any reason whatsoever, you are not satisfied with your order, you may exercise your right to cancel your purchase and return purchased products. You must inform the Vendor of your decision to cancel and can do so by: (a) using the online return form available on the website (the “Return Form”); or (b) Contacting us within fourteen (14) calendar days from the date on which you received the purchased product (or for purchases of multiple products, the date of which you received the last product) from www.armani.com, or, if at the time of purchase you selected the “Pick up from store” option, from the date you picked up your order from the point of sale. Returned items must be shipped back to the Vendor within fourteen (14) calendar days from the date you notify the Vendor of your decision to cancel, or must be delivered to a sales assistant at an Armani store within fourteen (14) days of the date you received the items. Except in the case of a return by delivery of products to a point of sale, the products must be returned by shipping the package using the carrier indicated by the Vendor (UPS), or another carrier. Before sending back the products via the carrier, you must fill out the Return Form* (which conforms to the standard form pursuant to Art. 49, paragraph 4 of the Consumer Code) which is available on the website in the Customer Care area, or you may draft and send to the Vendor another statement specifying your decision to cancel. This latter case is without prejudice to your responsibility to prove that you have exercised the cancellation right in a proper, timely manner. Completion of the online return form will allow you to receive a number which you can use to track the status of your return. The Vendor will send you a confirmation of receipt of the cancellation request sent using this form via email. It is not possible to return an item in exchange for another.
1. Terms and Conditions of Return
The right to return products shall be deemed correctly exercised once the following conditions have been fully met, except when products are returned via delivery to an Armani store:
- we invite you to correctly fill in and submit either the online Return Form* or this alternative Form (which you may post or email to us) within fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of your receipt thereof, or, whenever you have selected the “Pick up in store” option, from the date you picked up your order at the point of sale;
- the products have not been used, worn, washed or modified;
- the identification tag is still attached to the products with the disposable seal;
- the products are returned in their original packaging;
- the returned items must be shipped back to the Vendor within fourteen (14) calendar days from the date you notify us of your decision to cancel, or, whenever you choose to return the products by going to an Armani store, they must be handed over to a sales assistant within fourteen (14) days of the date they were received;
- the products should not be damaged.
If you have fulfilled all requirements set forth above, the Vendor shall refund the entire price for the purchased products. Should you decide to use the courier indicated by www.armani.com in the online Return Form, you will not have to take care of the return shipping costs upfront, which are at your expense. In this case, www.armani.com will pay the return shipping costs for you and will deduct from your refund the cost of return postage. However, if you choose to use a different courier or other postage method for your return, you will have to pay for the return shipping cost upfront and at your own expense in accordance with our returns instructions. Other than as set out herein, you will not incur any fees as a result of your request for reimbursement. Whenever you decide to return the products by going to an Armani store, without thus waiting for the carrier to arrive to your home, you will not have to incur any expense and it will not be necessary to fill out the online Return Form. You will merely need to deliver the products in their original packaging to the sales assistant, with the pre-stamped adhesive label, and the letter summarising the order within fourteen (14) days of receiving the products. The Sales assistant will arrange to fill out the return form and place the products in the packaging, applying the pre-stamped adhesive label so as to allow them to be shipped to the Vendor. The sales assistant shall merely remove the products and insert them into the packaging, and will not check that the products comply with the terms and conditions indicated in the Sales Conditions. Delivery to the sales assistant is not equivalent to acceptance of the return by the Vendor, who will check that the return complies with the terms indicated in the Sales Conditions as soon as the products are received at its warehouses, and will arrange to inform you via email if your return is accepted.
You will be notified if the returned products cannot be accepted. In this case, you may choose to have the products delivered to you at no expense to the Vendor. If you refuse the above delivery, the Vendor reserves the right to retain the products and the amount paid for your purchase of the products. Without limiting the paragraph above, the cancellation right set out above does not apply to:
(a) sealed products unsealed by you following delivery, where return of such products is unsuitable due to health protection or hygiene reasons;
(b) products comprising sealed audio or video recordings or computer software, if the product becomes unsealed after delivery;
(c) products which are made to your specifications or clearly personalized; or
(d) products which have become inseparably mixed with other items after delivery.
2. Refund Times and Procedures
After the Vendor has received the returned products and checked that the products meet all requirements, you will receive an e-mail that the returned products have been accepted. Whatever the form of payment you used (Credit/Debit Card, PayPal, Cash on Delivery), the Vendor will refund you all payments received from you for such cancelled purchase, including standard delivery costs, if any have been paid (but excluding supplementary costs for expedited delivery options, gift wrapping and other additional expenses) within:
(a) where we collect the products from you through our approved courier, fourteen (14) days from when the Vendor was informed of your decision to exercise your right to return the purchased products; or
(b) when you return the products yourself, fourteen (14) calendar days of the day we receive the returned products or, if earlier, proof of postage from you evidencing that you have sent the products back, within such time.
You may be liable for, and we may deduct from any refund due to you, any diminution to the value of the returned products caused by your handling of the products, save to the extent necessary to ascertain the characteristics, functions or nature of the products. Without prejudice to the above, and once the Vendor has checked that the return was carried out in compliance with the above conditions, the time period for refunding the amount you paid for purchasing the returned products depends on the payment type used:
- purchase by Credit/Debit Card: refund time will depend on the Credit Card company’s policies. We would like to assure you, however, that the value date for the credit will coincide with the date of the original payment; therefore you will not suffer any interest loss;
- payment by PayPal (where available): refunds will be credited to your PayPal account and will be visible immediately. Reimbursement time to the credit card associated with your PayPal account depends on the company that issued the card;
- payment made by Cash on Delivery: you will be refunded the amount you paid for the products returned to the Bank account you indicate in the Return Form*; the time needed for refunding depends on the information you provided in your order; normally refunds take place within fourteen (14) calendar days. Should you decide to return the purchased products by delivering them to an Armani store, you must bring your IBAN number with you and provide it to the sales assistant, because they will insert it into your contact details and may process the refund to your bank account.
3. Terms for replacing products
In certain specific cases, which have been duly noted in the Return and Exchange Form, you may replace the purchased products with other products, as well as obtain a refund for the respective price.
If all of the aforementioned conditions are properly respected, once the Return and Exchange Form containing your replacement request has been filled out and sent, the Vendor shall process the replacement request, sending you a confirmation email to that end.
4. Deadlines and methods for obtaining a replacement
After the Vendor has received the products it intends to replace and checked that all of the above requirements have been met, it will check the actual availability at its warehouses of products in the size and/or colour you have selected. In the event that the product or products selected for replacement are not available at its warehouses, the Vendor may not accept your replacement request and will therefore reimburse you for the price of the product or products that were originally purchased and that were unable to be replaced, according to the terms provided for in the sections of this policy. In the event that the product or products selected for replacement are available, the Vendor may accept your replacement request and will therefore send you an email confirming shipment of the replacement products. In this case, products will be shipped within thirty (30) days of the date when YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP becomes aware of your replacement request, once it has verified that said request has been made in accordance with the aforementioned conditions. The costs of shipping replacement products will be borne by the Vendor, who will select the respective carrier. Whenever the price of the purchased product is less than or greater than the price of the selected replacement product, you will not be charged for any refund and/or fee for the difference. You will be contacted in the event that your replacement request cannot be accepted because it does not conform to the aforementioned conditions. In this case, you may choose to be returned the products you intended to replace at your expense. Should you refuse such shipment, the Vendor reserves the right to withhold the products and the amount corresponding to the purchase thereof. The replacement product or products may be subsequently returned pursuant to and within the limits indicated in the preceding Sections.
Please remember it is necessary to have a Bank account in order to receive a refund for cash on delivery orders.
5. Identification Tag
All products sold by the Vendor include an identification tag with a disposable seal. Please try on the products without removing the tag and seal. Returned products without the tag or seal will not be accepted.
As advised by the Vendor, returned products may be shipped by the package delivery company UPS, using the pre-printed label enclosed in the package in which the products were shipped. If you use UPS, the Vendor will be paying the shipping costs and track the package at any time. Please contact UPS (or visit their site: www.ups.com) to organise pick-up. If you decide to use a different shipping courier than the one provided by www.armani.com, you will have to pay for the cost of return shipping upfront and you will be responsible in case of loss or damage to the products during transport. For your protection, we recommend that you use a courier service if you choose to return the goods other than via the pre-paid mechanism and approved courier.
*Download and complete the paper return form (PDF) to exercise your right to return.