My good friend from college is going to France for two weeks in early January and offered to buy a batignolles regular for me (it's next on my list!).It's a little less than $100 cheaper over there, so I'm psyched. She wanted to know if there was anything specific she had to do, and I told her about: -the VAT refund and to make sure she asks about the proper procedure -to keep the receipt -all the other tips and tricks about selecting an LV bag I learned from my own experiences and the rest of you all, etc., since she's never bought an LV. I trust her completely, but I'm still nervous that I might have forgotten to tell her something. Is there anything else I need to be aware of about buying something from France? Does she have to bring it on the plane with her? TIA! I'm so excited to have a bag from France!