Thank you so much! I hope I’m not going to open the orange floodgates!
OMG what an amazing reveal! One of the best I’ve read recently. The HAC looks fantastic on you. Many many congrats!!!
What a stunning bag and a fun reveal/story. Sort of amusing to see you over here in the H forum as well
Beautifully written and witty- and many congratulations on the bag!
Congratulations on your beautiful HAC! I really enjoyed reading your reveal as you had me at the edge of my seat needing to know the happy ending. I could sense your happiness and excitement. Cheers and enjoy it!
I am new and naïve here.
I wanted to take a minute and update this thread. I read a lot about declaring (or not) the bag at CBP when entering the US. I landed in Detroit this morning and decided to declare the bag. I felt it was the right thing to do, knowing that I was way above the $800 limit. The officer was great and applied the 3% tax to the full amount. Like others have mentioned, the officer expressed multiple times that he applied the lower tax formula because I was being honest and straightforward.
After the standard deductions, I was charged $266, which I find very reasonable knowing that I will receive almost $1,000 in VAT refund. I hope this update may help people who are making purchases abroad and who are debating how to proceed at CBP upon entering the United States.
I loved your reveal (and the bag, of course!) but this post made me a fan of yours!!
Great reveal, great bag and yes..I am afraid you are done for and visits to France will now include H shopping...
Haha thank you! And you might be right... what have I done??