Because we're all not lucky enough to be born in America. Or Europe.
I tend to make quick decisions without having contemplating alternative options. There are repercussions for shit like this. I recently bought a pair of Superga's that I thought were my size only to realize that after a days wear that I had to concede to said sneakers. I'm out $80.
COS news kept pouring into my news feed on Twitter and I subsequently visited their website to learn more. You can sign up for their e-mail list and receive 25% off their purchase. Jumping the fucking gun. Per usual, I used my Hotmail account. Free shipping to the U.S.! I assumed that meant Canada, too, right?
There's a contingency plan. Many, actually. Sign up anyways and mail it to any of your friends, relatives, Instagram friends stateside and ship it to their address and have them ship it to you. Don't forget, if you know anyone in these European countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and the UK, befriend them kindly because they can ship you COS and you can ship them maple syrup.
Also, cool Asians of Opening Ceremony and revival brand Kenzo, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, stock carefully selected pieces of COS at Opening Ceremony and they ship to The Great North! That block-color sweater! They spell colour without the u. Just silly...
Can we marvel in the beauty that is British born Ben Allen fronting COS' spring '14 campaign. Marvel. His. Brooding. Handsome. Good Looks. He described his best asset as his "ability to socialize" and that is exactly what I'm looking for in a model friend.