So, with the opening of the first Canadian JCrew store, JCrew launched a Canadian site, and, much to my glee, a flat $9.95 shipping rate. That's pretty sweet.
Much to my chagrin, there was a hike in prices. In some cases, a huge hike. Like, for example, a skirt that was $118 on the US site was $144 (USD) on the Canadian site.
Because of the backlash, uproar, furor, etc., JCrew has backtracked and dropped the "duty" part of the pricing, but they're still as much as 15% higher than the US site. Not as bad, I guess, especially combined with the shipping rate.