How to Buy?

debk

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I want to get my first BV bag, a large Veneta in Nero. I do not live near any major Dept stores or BV boutiques. Should I just drive the 6 hours to the nearest BV boutique, buy it over the phone from a BV boutique, or buy from an internet site.
I am a little reluctant to buy sight unseen after reading some of the threads about fake BV's from major department stores.

Any advice would be appreciated

Thanks

Debra
 

lilndc

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Hi Debk - I have bought from BV online and over the phone, and both ways worked wonderfully. If you already know what you want, then I would suggest buying directly from a BV boutique. BV online is not charging for shipping at the moment!!!
 

MarvelGirl

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^^I agree. If you can and want the experience, try to get to a boutique. If that is not possible, I would buy directly from BV online or call them. That way, you know you are getting the real thing! Good Luck!
 

boxermom

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Welcome Debra! If there is no BV shop in your state, you won't be charged sales tax either! I have that advantage living in North Carolina, but buying my bags either in Chicago or Virginia (Tyson's near DC).

Have you tried on a Veneta in the past?
 

debk

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Yes, I have tried on a BV bag before, my mother has the medium Veneta. Though I have not tried on the large Veneta, being 5'6" I think this may be the better choice after trying my mothers on.

I did not know you can order from BV online, I thought I would have to call one of the boutiqes.

Thanks for all the advice I am glad i found tPF, it is a great site.

Deb
 

lilndc

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Hi Deb, when you order online from BV, you will be contacted by Ana. She is really great and a pleasure to deal with. Good luck and I think a Nero large veneta is the perfect choice!!!!!
 

Belgians

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Buy online from BV. I believe they still accept returns (ask) and the boutiques don't (again I would ask) That's what I was told a couple of years ago
 

kroquet

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I have a great SA from the Atlantic City store if you would like her name.
Large Veneta is a great choice! Good luck!!
 

boxermom

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BV boutiques will take returns but the time limit isn't as generous as department stores. I think it may be 10 days or 2 weeks. Online, I returned a pair of shoes once, so they accept returns/exchanges also.

Debra, I'm 5'5", and the large Veneta is the right size for me, so I think you are making the best choice.
 

debk

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Just ordered a large Nero Veneta from BV over the phone. Amanda helped me and she was excellent!.. Now I can't wait to get it!

Thanks everyone for your advice

Deb
 

jburgh

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debk - Congratulations! I do not have a BV boutique in my state, so I have consequently purchased from the BV website as well as over the phone from boutiques.
 

ReRe

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For your first bag, it might be worth the drive. But I think at least with BV internet or dept store you can return, you might also save tax. But there is nothing like checking out a bag in person, especially if you are picky.
 

ReRe

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I have a great SA from the Atlantic City store if you would like her name.
Large Veneta is a great choice! Good luck!!
kroquet - I work with Atlantic City too, interesting since you are in Texas. You should come out and visit BV AC, I can meet you there.