Returns, Exchanges, Refunds

Because we make most items to order we don't by law have to accept returns or exchanges, but none of us want to live in that kind of world so in practice, we usually take your returns and resell them on our Outlet page. You get a better service and we don't lose money, it's a win-win.

The first step is to email us before you put anything in the post.


Please send items straight back within 14 days of receipt. 

We do have some guidelines for returning things:

- Please make sure you wear something underneath when trying
the size.
- We can only accept items that are unworn, with no stains or smells and that you confirm are safe to handle.
- If the returned items do not meet the above standards, we will refuse the returned product.  


1. Email us to check for any special instructions UK is easy, International has an extra step
2. You don’t have to send it back in the original packaging – padded envelopes are fine, the goods must be returned in perfect condition, so pack carefully, especially anything in white leather - do not let white leather sit next to anything coloured, even tissue, the colour will leach into the white. Make sure the items will not get wet with rain (or worse) on their return journey.
3. INTERNATIONAL RETURNS - to avoid your incoming return being held at the border and then returned to you, please make sure you mark the customs ticket clearly UK RETURN : NO COMMERCIAL VALUE. And put the value as £5- you can still insure for the full amount, but in the UK, tax is paid at 20% on everything coming in over £15 or the item is returned undelivered.
4. Send it back to us: Lux Tenebrae, 55a Brookside, Pill, BS20 0LA, UK
5. Use registered post, unless you are happy to risk the item going missing, and keep your receipt/proof until you know it has arrived, if it doesn’t arrive here you'll need to claim against your postal service.
6. You will receive your refund usually within minutes – it all depends on your bank. We’ll send you an email to confirm.



Exchanges are generally quick and easy if it's like for like, email us first to check for any special instructions (usually so we can improve the fit for you), whilst you return the original item, we will make your exchange item so it's ready to send when your original arrives at the studio. International orders will need to fund their return shipping here

Exchanges are only available for Outlet items and most items made in black. Coloured items, made to order, are no longer eligible for return.

EU - please read here to avoid being charged VAT on your exchange. You must get your EU export number from Brussels BEFORE you put anything in the post. 


Lux Tenebrae are charged a flat fee of 4.5% per transaction, whether or not the order is subsequently cancelled. 

Any orders returned or cancelled will be given a credit note less our actual losses that directly result from your cancellation. In practice this is generally only the Shopify transaction fee, but occasionally there are other costs already incurred e.g. special patterns/fittings