Anyone knows LV & Gucci is cheaper in France or Italy?

Discussion in 'Honeymoon And Travel' started by baby_ayumihotmailcom, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. I heard that France's VAT rebate is 12% while Italy is 20%, but overall after VAT rebate, which country is cheaper?

  2. vodafone

    vodafone New Member

    France is definitely cheaper...

  3. livinginsg

    livinginsg New Member

    Hi Jolene. Definitely cheaper to buy in France.
  4. strongyetweak

    strongyetweak New Member

    correct me if i am wrong.

    think LV is cheaper in Paris and Gucci cheaper in Italy.

    also think there is admin charges so the final VAT rebate will not be the full 12% and 20%.
  5. emilyns

    emilyns New Member

    Hi i had just returned from paris. Yes, definitely LV is cheaper in PARIS!
    Happy shopping! [​IMG]
    and agnes b too [​IMG]
  6. i heard gucci is cheaper in italy, is that true?
    emily, how cheap is agnes b in paris?
  7. therat

    therat New Member

  8. emilyns

    emilyns New Member

    agnes b i abt 30% cheaper than in SIN. But depending on designs. I bought a bag at only SIN130 but it costs SIN295 here. But agnes b tote bags are only abt 30% cheaper in paris as compared to here.
    [​IMG] hope it helps.
    happy shopping!
  9. juski22

    juski22 New Member

    Is LV cheap in Paris or France?
  10. lovetotravel

    lovetotravel New Member

    paris is in france.
  11. babygtat

    babygtat New Member

    Do you have to queue to buy LV bags in Paris? Will there be great variety of bags available, or those popular designs will be out of stock easily? How much cheaper to buy LV bag in Paris when compared to Singapore?

    How much cheaper to buy in Paris as compared to Italy?

    Did you claim VAT in cash or credit card?
  12. lovetotravel

    lovetotravel New Member

    Hi babygtat,

    it depends on what time you go. I would suggest going to the main boutique which is in champs elyees early morning just when the stores open.
    Service will be better and not so crowded.

    It is cheaper by 200 to 300 dlrs compared to singapore. Better to buy in France than italy.
  13. ccat

    ccat New Member

    LV now cheapest in UK cos of the exchange rate. Anyone knows how much VAT refund?
  14. summer_ice

    summer_ice New Member

    LV is cheaper in France
    Gucci Prada etc is the same price in Europe

    VAT Cash refund will be 10.8%
    CCard refund will be 12% but will take about 2 months to process
  15. juzexusqmaxcomsg

    juzexusqmaxcomsg New Member

    anybody going?? i am keen to purchase a LV bag [​IMG]
  16. kien_peng

    kien_peng New Member

    me too. thinking of surprising my wife [​IMG]
  17. firipy

    firipy New Member

    I am going to Italy and Switzerland,I can do the vat refund from Switz, i only need to get the italian customs to verify my claims when I leave Italy?
  18. pinkjolli

    pinkjolli New Member

    Hi all,

    I will be going to Paris in Apr 09.

    Are the price of all LV stores in Paris the same? Which boutique has more selection?

    Is it true that one can only buy up to 2 bags of each design?
  19. psyencesue

    psyencesue New Member

    hihis..i just came back from Italy..and bought LV.. although VAT is 20%, LV and most merchants only give back 12% of VAT. I was told the remaining 8% goes to these merchants or VAT refund company (Global refund) as a service fee. the regulated % to pass back to us is something between 11 - 16%
  20. slumber_bee

    slumber_bee New Member

    Hi ladies,
    Gucci is cheaper in Italy by quite a lot... according to my tour guide the italian girls aren't too hot about Gucci so there's no demand there hence the lower pricing... LV on the other hand does not really differ much... If I remember correctly it's almost the same in Italy as in France... but general rule of thumb is they tend to be cheaper in their home country
  21. syann

    syann New Member

    LV is the same, be it in France or Italy but if you made a purchase of up to $8000 Euro, the VAT refund will be more in Italy. Service in Paris is better than most part of Italy.
  22. rulinity

    rulinity New Member

    LV is cheaper in France and as for Gucci, it is cheaper in Italy but do also consider the forex.
  23. yomeishu

    yomeishu Member

    LV price in paris is slightly cheaper than italy and VAT rebate is 12% same as italy. Gucci price is same in europe.

    They will give u 12% tax refund, but when u go out from the airport, the tax refund counter will charge some admin fee from you. You can choose cash or cc rebate, as long as u let them do the documents for u, they will charge u. You also can post the tax refund doc by yourself, then you will get the full 12% rebate, but u must do it before you get on your plane.

    I bought a pair of birken stock and I got back 4 euro tax refund, the tax refund counter told me to post the doc myself as if they do the doc for me, they will charge me 3 euro and end up i will only get back 1 euro. lol..

    And remember if u buying things in Switzerland such as watch and if u are taking a train which cross border to another country, pray hard for the custom officer come on the train and u can pass your tax refund doc to the officer, if not u will get back nothing from the tax refund. Coz swiss is not considered a EU country unless you buy things there and get out from swiss airport. Their tax rebate is 7% if im not wrong.
  24. tong_tong

    tong_tong New Member

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  25. yukie

    yukie New Member

    Can someone help me in regards to the tax rebate?

    My sil will be goin switzerland next mth and intend to ask her get a LV bag for me in paris. She will be flying in and departing from switzerland. How should she go abt it to get the tax refund? Isit jus fill up some forms at switzerland airport? Does she need to get anything form fm the boutique? Wat r the documents that the tax refund counter an swiss need?
  26. snowbaby76

    snowbaby76 New Member

    Hi anyone going to Paris in Jun and can help me get Chanel bags?? [​IMG] Please email me at Thanks
  27. Hi qwerty,

    The LV price is slightly cheaper by approx how much in paris?? Thks!!
  28. starjoy

    starjoy New Member

    Hi, does anyone know if Chanel is cheaper in Italy or France? pls advise. Thanks!
  29. jojo24

    jojo24 New Member


    i have brand new LV bag selling for 1200.
    retail is 1330..bought frm germany.

    syle is totally PM
    size is 39x24x14

    keen pls contact me at


  30. yahyaawal

    yahyaawal New Member

    really?how much is it?
  31. carlislesg

    carlislesg New Member

    I think LV is cheaper in Paris. my auntie buy LV bag in Paris. very nice and durable.
  32. outlier

    outlier New Member

    I'm making a site to help answer that question. Let me know what you all think:) This is all based on official brand online pricing and current exchange rates.

    For specific products that are cheaper in other countries, go to the homepage and enter your home country.

  33. poorbunny88

    poorbunny88 New Member

    Paris is cheaper but if you don't have the time or could not find the specific style you're looking for in Paris, Italy especially Milan could be a good option to visit
  34. lovella

    lovella New Member

    You can get your tax back in France. At the Gallerie Lafayette.
  35. princessbelle

    princessbelle New Member

    France is cheaper.
  36. NatalieChew

    NatalieChew New Member

    Good sharing

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