frequently asked questions
What are my shipping options?
FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS $100+ AUD
We use Australia Post express post with tracking ($9.90 on orders under $100).
Please allow 1-3 days delivery time
INTERNATIONAL: Australia Post Express Courier (2-4 Business Days delivery time) is available for US, NZ, Canadian, Mexican, UK and most major European countries. Costs vary depending on location and weight (maximum 2kgs). This is a trackable product, and you will receive an email from Australia Post with your tracking number (check your spam folder), which you can enter in your country's postal tracking system (USPS, NZ Post, Canada Post, etc).
International Standard Shipping is $15.90 flat rate for orders under $100, or free for $100+ orders. This is also a trackable product (to most countries).
International standard shipping is provided by Australia Post in conjunction with your country's national postal service (USPS, NZ Post, Canada Post, UK Royal Mail etc), and delivery times are dependent on location, however general delivery window for international standard shipping is between 6-12 business days.
Please note all international customs charges and taxes are payable by the receiver. Esther is not responsible for any additional charges incurred for shipping orders internationally. For more information on customs charges for each country please contact your customs authority.
NB. ORDERS PLACED BEFORE 2PM AEST WILL BE SHIPPED THAT DAY
Who do I contact if i'm having trouble ordering online?
Please feel free to chat with or email us using the 'Live Help' icon (speech bubble at top of page).
You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is your returns policy?
As we understand you cannot try garments on before purchasing, we are happy to provide you a refund or credit, should you post your garment/s back to us within 7 days of receiving (international returns 14 days).
Garments should be returned new, unused and with all designer tags still attached. Returns that are damaged, soiled or altered may not be accepted and may be sent back to the customer. Please note we do not offer exchange or refund on accessories e.g., sale items, belts, scarves, jewellery, except in the case of a manufacturing fault.
*Please note that items that have been damaged due to wear and tear, or from being washed incorrectly, are not considered to be faulty, therefore are not eligible for exchange or refund.
You can also exchange it in our Hobart retail store. Please note we do not offer exchange through the online store, only the retail store. Please bring your online purchase into our retail store with the original online receipt within 7 days of receiving it in the post- please note we do not offer refunds in store, only exchange or credit note (valid 6 months). You can only obtain a refund for your online purchase by sending it back to our head office via the post.
Can I change my online order after I have placed it?
Once you click the “Confirm” button, your order begins to process and you are unable to make further changes. We are not able to combine orders or change sizes.
If you are unhappy with your purchase once it arrives, you're welcome to return it for a refund or credit (excludes shipping costs). Please refer to our returns policy for more information.
Can I exchange my garment for a different size/style?
If you would like to exchange an online purchase for another style we suggest you re-purchase the garment you want online and then send back the unwanted garment for a refund.
How do I return my garment?
NB: CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR RETURN SHIPPING CHARGES
Please enclose your filled out returns form and garments, and post back to us in the original esther box, using a trackable mail method within the following time frames:
AUSTRALIAN ORDERS - within 7 days of delivery
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS - within 14 days of delivery
Post your returns to:
Esther Online Returns
GPO Box 1224
It is essential that returned items have not been worn, all labels are attached, and that you take care to protect the item/s when posting.
If garments are marked by you, we have the right to return them to you and not authorise a refund.
NON RETURNABLE ITEMS (except in case of manufacturing fault):
- sale items
AUSTRALIAN ORDERS: Please allow up 10 days from the day you post your return for your account to be refunded (please note that orders through Paypal can take up to 2 weeks for the funds to be credited).
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Please allow up 2-3 weeks from the day you post your return for your account to be refunded (please note that orders through Paypal can take up to 2 weeks for the funds to be credited).
In both cases, your refund will be credited to your original payment method or a credit coupon can be provided for further online ordering.
Please take care sending items back to us, as items lost in the post are your responsibility and we cannot offer refunds on lost parcels. Send the return parcel to the address above.
If a garment is returned because of an error by us, or a manufacturing fault, then we will include shipping in your refund/credit, otherwise the refund/credit will be the purchase price only.
PLEASE NOTE IF YOU DAMAGE A GARMENT EG. AFTER WEARING IT A BUTTON FALLS OFF OR THE ZIP BREAKS BECAUSE OF WEAR AND TEAR WE CANNOT ACCEPT GARMENTS BACK FOR RETURN OR EXCHANGE.
How do I track my order?
You will receive an email with a tracking number. Please check your Spam/Junk Folder for your tracking email from Australia Post as many customers have found that it is treated as spam. If you can't locate this anywhere the best method of contact is by our live chat/email button, or by emailing to email@example.com
To track your order, please go to Australia Post's website or the website of your national postal service.
Please note that any spaces before or after your tracking number will make it appear invalid. Australia Post will only update the tracking status as it leaves here and then again when it reached your nearest post office (generally the day it is delivered to you), therefore if the only entry says Hobart, that means it has left here and in in transit between here and you.
What if I am not home when my order is delivered?
We want to ensure your parcel will arrive in great condition and securely so if you are not at home when your package arrives, for Australian orders, Australia Post will leave a card which you just need to take to the nominated Australia Post branch and pick it up.
For international orders, if no card is left, you should check with your local post office, as all international deliveries require a signature.
What happens if my parcel doesn't arrive, or is lost in transit?
Once parcels are collected from our office they are then property of Australia Post. Esther is legally not responsible for lost or damaged goods. Please ensure shipping confirmation details are kept securely in case further investigation is required. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
How do i care for my garments?We provide care labels on all of our garments to ensure they keep their original quality. For garments that specify dry clean only, we recommend the use of a specialty dry cleaner. If your garment is damaged because it was washed incorrectly we do not accept them back for return.
How do I know what size I am?
Please refer to our sizing chart on each individual product page, which is specific to the category you are viewing
INTERNATIONAL SIZE GUIDE
How can I pay for my online purchases?
You can pay by VISA, MASTERCARD or PAYPAL
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