CUSTOMS DUTY & TAX information

for International Orders

(Swiss Clients do never pay any additional fees or customs)


Switzerland currently has free trade agreements with the following countries:


Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea Republic, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine


If you are ordering from one of these countries, you will profit from customs duty preferences or even a full exemption from customs duties for goods of preferential origin (all Prettie Lanes Originals are goods of preferential origin). For more detailed information on selected countries, please scroll down. You can also find more information on your national customs duty department websites. Countries not listed may calculate customs duties and VAT on your order. Any import fees are the sole responsibility of the customer.


Please note: The regulations and information stated solely apply to the goods of the Prettie Lanes company. If you order from other companies, regulations differ.



Please note:


Prettie Lanes Originals (garments, hats, belts etc.) are handmade in Switzerland and are goods of preferential origin. All necessary documents are provided/filled out and directly enclosed to your package, visible from the outside.

(Exclusion: Third-party products (i.e. bags or earrings that are or were formerly offered at the shop) may not be of preferential origin.)


Prettie Lanes does not take any responsibility for miscalculated import fees/taxes/customs duties as this calculation is out of Prettie Lanes hands and the sole responsibility of your national customs department. If you have the feeling that your import customs have been miscalculated, please contact your national Customs department and request a detailed invoice (that is your legal right) and -if applicable- a refund from this department. Prettie Lanes fills out all necessary and official forms for customs preferences where applicable. If you have troubles with customs duty calculations, Prettie Lanes is always happy to support you if possible.


This page is an informative page only with general information as a guideline. It solely refers to products of the Prettie Lanes company. If you order from other companies, the situation, documents needed and customs preferences can highly differ. Prettie Lanes is not able to exactly calculate your import customs due to variable methods used in different countries. There are value limits for free imports in some countries (no import fees). However, most of Prettie Lanes products naturally exceed these limits that are usually very low (mostly below 60CHF). If you have a billing address and shipping address in different countries, the shipping address is the one determining your destination country and customs department responsible.





For clients ordering from a European Union country:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.


Import Fees:


You pay NO CUSTOMS DUTIES on Prettie Lanes Originals due to the preferential origin.

You ONLY pay your national Value added Tax (VAT) on your order plus a small handling fee (usually 5€-8€).






The United Kingdom officially left the European Union end of Dec 2020. However, the countries Switzerland and the UK agreed upon a new trade agreement that replaces the one with the EU (basically has same terms, conditions) and is valid from 1st January 2021.


Import Fees:


You pay NO CUSTOMS DUTIES on Prettie Lanes Originals due to the preferential origin.

You ONLY pay your national Value added Tax (VAT) on your order plus a small handling fee (usually ₤4-₤8)


Wish to feel the fabrics, take a closer look at all designs & enjoy an exclusive, private shopping experience? Book your appointment and visit the NEW Prettie Lanes Showroom here >>>




Away from mass production and sameness - PRETTIE LANES fashion designs & hats are sold in limited editions to keep pieces special. Once sold out - a design will never be available again in the exact same style. Each piece is exclusively sold via this online boutique.




Environmentally conscious, all day wear creations are designed & carefully handmade from natural and bio degradable fabrics in PRETTIE LANES' private inhouse atelier in Zurich, Switzerland. Ethically manufactured, swiss slow fashion. Ready to wear or customized.




PRETTIE LANES creates new, midcentury style, true to era designs, yet no vintage reproductions. With vintage sewing and construction techniques & period accurate materials, each piece has the signature vintage look & feel.




The in-house design and manufacturing process at PRETTIE LANES allow for customized designs as well as customized sizing. Body positivity is one of the core values of the company that cherishes and serves clients of all shapes and sizes around the globe.



Welcome to one of the smallest „fashion houses“ in the world! PRETTIE LANES is an independent one-woman business with the owner F. Schlupski caring about each process on her own serving clients in to date more than 39 countries worldwide. Shop small - Enjoy the special!


PRETTIE LANES offers much more than a handmade, period - authentic design. It sells the new, traditionally fashioned alternative to true vintage, in your size...

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Worldwide Flatrate Shipping

Switzerland 11,- CHF

International 28,- CHF



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