The rake

The modern voice of classic elegance

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

HOW TO SHOP & PLACE AN ORDER?

 

Do I need an account to place an order?

No, you can shop on therake.com without an account, however we recommend that you register for a The Rake account so that you can start adding your favourite pieces to your wishlist and easily track your orders.

 

I have forgotten my password: what should I do?

Simply follow the ‘Forgot your password?’ link on our Log In page and enter your email address. You’ll then receive an email to reset your password.

 

How do I receive The Rake email updates?

Stay informed of new arrivals, trends and exclusive promotions by entering your email address here or in the box in our footer.

 

How do I place an order on your site?

Placing an order is easy at The Rake. Here’s how:

1) Choose a category or designer from the top navigation menu or search to explore a specific style or trend.

2) Select the size of your item and click ‘Add to bag’. Once you have finished adding your items, proceed to checkout.

3) Sign in to your account if you have not done so already. If you do not have an account, you can proceed as a new customer.

4) Enter your address and payment information and select the delivery method to complete your order. Once your purchase is confirmed, it will be carefully prepared and shipped to you.

 

Where can I find size & fit advice?

Click on ‘Size Guide’ on the item’s page to view our conversion chart or you can call or email us if you would like styling or fitting advice.

 

Personal Shopping

Our team of editors and stylists are on hand to offer sartorial style advice to all our customers. Checkout our style stories for inspiration here or write to us at shop@therakemagazine.com, our other contact details can be found here.

 

Can I cancel or make changes to my order?

As your purchase will be prepared quickly for dispatch, please contact our Customer Service Advisors as soon as possible to cancel or make changes to an order. Unfortunately, we are unable to add items to an existing order but we welcome you to place a new order for any additional pieces.

 

Which currencies can I shop in?

The currency you see on the website is based on your current location, however you can select any currency from the drop down on the top left-hand corner.

 

When will my card be charged?

If you pay by debit card or PayPal, The Rake will take payment at the point your order is placed on our site. If you pay by credit card, full payment is usually taken once your order is ready for shipping, though your bank or card issuer may reserve the order amount in your account immediately.

 

What payment methods do you accept?

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Visa Electron
  • PayPal
  • Diners Club
  • Discover
  • JCB

 

Will my personal details stay safe?

We keep your personal data private and confidential and only give it out with your consent or if legally permitted to. For further details, please see The Rake’s Terms & Conditions.

 

 

SHIPPING, TAXES & DUTIES

 

What VAT is charged on my order?

If you are buying goods for delivery to an EU address, then we will charge UK VAT where applicable. The price is presented on the Euro prices on the website. If you are shopping in a different currency, UK VAT will be updated when you select an EU delivery address at checkout.

If you are buying goods for delivery to a non-EU address, then we will deduct UK VAT where applicable. This is already reflected in the prices on the website if you are browsing a non-EU country. If you are browsing a UK or EU country, UK VAT will be updated when you select a non-EU delivery address at checkout.

 

How much will I be charged for shipping?

We offer free world wide international shipping and returns to all our customers.

 

When will I receive my item and how can I track delivery?

It is important to check the delivery information on each of our products as many of them are based with suppliers across the world, once we have received the items with us in our warehouse you will receive shipping and tracking information from our courier, DHL.

 

Will I need to pay taxes and duties?

International Orders may be subject to local taxes, import duties or other local requirements.

 

 

RETURNS & REFUNDS

 

What is your returns policy?

If your purchase isn’t quite right, you can return it for a refund within 14 days of your delivery date using our free returns service. Simply email or call us to arrange a suitable time for our courier to come to your office or home and collect the package and return it to us.

If you would like to exchange an item our friendly customer service advisors can assist you, simply call us or email shop@therakemagazine.com.

 

How do I prepare my package for a return?

You can send your items back in any sealed package, but the items must be protected and therefore undamaged upon return to us.

 

When will I receive my refund?

Refunds are issued via the original payment method and will normally appear within 10 business days, depending on the processing time of your payment provider.
 

Will taxes & duties be refunded on return?

Unfortunately we are not able to refund local tax and duties paid at checkout on deliveries to non-EU countries as these are charged by local governments. Certain countries operate schemes to reclaim any local tax and duties if you return goods and will require a specific application by you to your local government or authority.

 

Can I return my customised item?

Due to the nature of customised orders, and the fact that they have been specially created for you, we will not be able to accept returns.