yep, couldn't have said it better myself.They are indeed lower (i.e. a Keepall 50 is $820 vs. $875 mainland) but they will only ship to you if you've actually made a purchase in-person at a Hawaiian boutique. Shipping ranges from $20-$60 depending on the item and is free on purchases over $2k
It's a different system because the majority of their business comes from Asian tourists rather than native US citizens.
It don't think it will be tax free if you buy it while you are visiting unless you are visiting from a another country then it is duty free. But the LVs are a bit cheaper here, and so is Christian Dior. My Tivoli PM bag was 15 buck cheaper and the tax here is 4.7%. Not too bad I think.I'm planning a trip to Hawaii sometime this year... I'm sure I'll get something over there!!!
I need to make some lower priced, tax-free LV purchases!
The mainland's getting their price increase this month, so it should even out again. But that does stink about the new $3k min. for free shipping- wanted to order a $2.1k bag soon and was all pysched about free shippingHey guys, our days of the great Hawaii savings are now officially over-I had posted a few days ago that my SA in Hawaii told me that they had a 4% price increase in Dec '07. The shipping limits have also been increased too!!!!!!!! Now to get free shipping you have to spend $3k (instead of $2k) and basic bag shipping is now $30. (instead of $20) The bag prices are now very similar to Eluxury and the boutiques. The only real savings you will get now is on the sales tax if you have it shipped to you.