Where Are Louis Vuitton Handbags Cheapest?
Last update: 10/10/2019
If you are ready to buy a Louis Vuitton bag at the boutique, this article might help you to save hundreds of dollars when purchasing your Louis Vuitton item. Be a smart shopper!
Now we know that Louis Vuitton bag prices differ from country to country. I took the most popular models and compared the prices on local websites for the USA, Europe, Japan, China, and Russia.
Our comparison currency will be USD, so we assume that you are in the US looking to either buy a luxury Louis Vuitton bag either at home or in the regions mentioned.
There will be some conversion commissions as well so that's not the final price but you can refer to these prices as an overall picture.
I am a bit skeptical about 20% VAT refund in the UK, cause when I shopped in Europe on papers the refund should've been 11% but the actual amount with all the conversions was about 6% but I guess it really depends on how you want to get the refund (airport in cash or to a credit card).
That's why I did not calculate the final prices and listed the VAT amounts as a reference.
Here are the conversion rates actual at the moment (10/10/2019).
- EUR to USD 1,1
- GBP to USD 1,23
- YEN to USD 0,093
- RUB to USD 0,015
- RMB to USD 0,15
Louis Vuitton Monogram Speedy 30
USA: $1,020 + tax
Europe (800 EUR): $878 (- VAT refund 10-12%) = $780
UK (730GBP): $898 (- VAT refund 10%) = $788
Japan (127440 YEN): $1,185$ (- VAT refund 8%)
Russia (71500RUB): $1,073
China: (7450RMB): $1,118
Louis Vuitton Monogram Artsy MM
USA: $2,000 + tax
Europe (1490EUR): $1,635 (- VAT refund 10-12%) = $1,470
UK (1390GBP): $1,710 (- VAT refund 10%) = $1,560
Japan (231120 YEN): $2,311 (- VAT refund 8%)
Russia (137000RUB): $2,055
China: (15000RMB): $2,250
Louis Vuitton Artsy MM Empreinte
USA: $3,200 + tax
Europe (2360 EUR): $2,590 (- VAT refund 10-12%) = $2,200
UK (2200GBP): $3,102 (- VAT refund 20%?)
Japan (368280 YEN): $3,682 (- VAT refund 8%)
Russia (219000RUB): $3,285
China: (24000RMB): $3,600
Buying an LV Artsy Empreinte in Europe you're saving about $1,000!!!
Louis Vuitton Monogram Montaigne GM
USA: $2620 + tax
Europe (1940 EUR): $2,129 (- VAT refund 10-12%) = $1,900
UK (1810 GBP): $2,227 (- VAT refund 10%)
Japan (302400 YEN): $3,024 (- VAT refund 8%)
Russia (178000RUB): $2,670
China: (19700RMB): $2,955
Buying an LV Montaigne GM in Europe you're saving about $700!!!
Louis Vuitton Monogram Pochette Metis (M40780)
USA: $1,830 + tax
Europe (1390 EUR): $1525 (- VAT refund 10-12%) = $1,355
UK (1080GBP): $1426 (- VAT refund 10%)
Japan (218160 YEN): $2,029 (- VAT refund 8%)
Russia (121000RUB): $1,815
China: (13100RMB): $1,965
Buying an LV Monogram Metis in Europe you're saving about $500!!!
(and even more for the Empreinte version)
Louis Vuitton Capucines MM (N92246)
USA: $6,200 + tax
Europe (4350EUR): $4,773 (- VAT refund 10-12%) = $4,250
UK (4050GBP): 5710$ (- VAT refund 20%)
Japan (696600 YEN): 6966$ (- VAT refund 8%)
Russia (410000RUB): 6150$
China: (47500RMB): 7125$
Buying an LV Capucines with the Python Handle in Europe you're saving about $2,000!!
Where Are New Louis Vuitton Bags the Cheapest?
If two years ago when I first wrote this article, UK was a clear winner offering an opportunity to score a bag with 20-25% discount from the US retail price, now with the latest price increases all EU prices are more or less the same. Depending on the price of the bag you can save up to $1,000 if you buy a bag in Europe.
Please be aware that the EU has the same pricing policy so the price is exactly the same in France, Spain or Italy. What's different is your VAT refund but the difference is not huge (11% vs 13%, for instance).
If your vacation is already booked in Europe, why not bring home these beauties at a reduced price? The more is the bag, the better is the refund :)
And I do understand Asian people who take an extra suitcase for the Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Hermes bags when visiting Europe! Look at the price difference for Artsy Empreinte, it's more than a thousand euro! What a nice discount!
Are you a smart shopper? Where do you prefer to buy Louis Vuitton bags?
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