I don't know if this will be scooted to shopping, but anyways- I have a chance for a friend to stop by the Louis Vuitton in Paris and pick some things up for me! She's going in July and can lug my stuff with her back to me in August. I'm not worried about her losing or ruining the items, she's very cautious- I'm just super curious as to what will happen once she leaves France to go to Spain and then to Australia and then back to Alaska (yeah- I know, she's a world traveler and I so envy her!!!) What's the benefit of her just mailing it out from France to me? What are the consequences of her just taking it with her throughout her trip? I need advice because I'm willing to pay for her ticket from Barcelona to Paris ($150 RT) in order for her to get me what I want (haha! still don't know- just know I want SOMETHING!) so, yeah- she's originating in Barcelona and can make a trip JUST FOR ME to Paris to pick up something---- but is it all worth it??? I've NEVER been to Europe and as most of you know- NEVER even been to an LV boutique!!! Am I just way better off ordering over the phone from any LV in America or is it worth buying in Paris with the price difference? Is the price difference significant and worth it? SORRY- soo soo sorry for the ton of questions--- I just gotta know and THANKS SO MUCH for the help!!!!