Free standard shipping on all orders national and international. Items should arrive within 4-10 business days.


For online purchases from, if you are not satisfied with your purchase, please return the regular priced item to the Christopher Bates Studio. To receive a full first-time refund, the purchased item must be unworn and in original condition and packaging, with the original tags attached. Sale items are considered final sale and cannot be returned or exchanged. Full purchase price will be refunded, excluding any duties, brokerage and entry fees on International orders.

For items purchased on, you must e-mail us at within 14 calendar days of the date when you received the package, to notify us of your intention and reason for the return and to receive a Return Authorization Number RAN (this number must be written on the outside return label of the package, as packages without a valid Return Authorization Number will not be accepted).

You are responsible for ensuring that you follow the above instructions and that the returned package is received at the Christopher Bates studio within 30 calendar days from the date the Return Authorization Number (RAN) was sent to you. We will not accept returned packages that do not have our Return Authorization Number or are received after 30 calendar days from the date the RAN number has been sent. NOTE: should you choose your own courier and return method ALL OF THE RISKS AND COSTS associated with the return shipment of the package are assumed by you, the person returning the package.

We require that all returns are made through a secure, insurable, and trackable method. We will credit your order if not paid up front, excluding any duties or brokerage fees by the carrier. The package must be received within 30 calendar days once we have been notified and the RAN number has been sent. We will not accept returned packages once this date has passed. We are not responsible for items that become lost, stolen, or damaged in shipment as all the risks associated with the return shipment of the package are assumed by you, the person returning the package.

If you decide to refuse any shipments from, you will be responsible for the original shipping charges to you, any other fees that are incurred on the package, and the cost of returning the package to the Christopher Bates studio. This amount will be subtracted from your purchase refund.

Once your returned merchandise has been received, we will inspect the item to ensure the above return conditions have been met. We will notify you via e-mail of the status of your return, whether it has been accepted or rejected. For accepted returns, will refund your purchase within 3 business days of receiving and accepting your return. Please note that the refund timeline depends on the payment method used for the purchase, and may depend on the credit card company’s policies. If we perceive a returned item to be damaged or worn, or if it is missing the original tags, we reserve the right to not refund you for this purchase. In such instance, we will advise you via e-mail.

The Christopher Bates studio address for the return label:

Christopher Bates
Suite 116 – 220 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON
M5B 2H1 Canada


If you are unhappy with your purchase and wish to exchange it for another item or size, note that the same details and timelines apply as in our Returns policy above