Maybe trying to get the VAT tax refund? Part of the reason my purchase was 40% less was because I received a 79 euro tax refund as I exited the country. I had to show my passport to process the refund.I was recently in Paris and Vienna and made LV purchases in both countries. When I got to Vienna, I explained to the SA that I had made recent purchases in Paris, so I should be in the system. She told me that they don't have access to Paris' system and she had to add my info. So I'm not sure how they can police this throughout all of EU unless they've upgraded their system in the past few weeks or perhaps it applies to each EU country and not collectively throughout the EU.
VAT Refunds are not at all related to purchase limits by retailers...meaning your VAT Refund cannot be denied because you've exceeded any purchase limits set by a retailer. Though I imagine the retailer might be agreeable to waiving any purchase limits if those purchases were not made with passports for VAT Refunds since you would lose some of the savings (thus reducing the likelihood that you are a re-seller purchasing for profit). Chanel has had a "one bag per passport" limit for years in EU, but I've have been able to exceed that limit by kindly asking the SA and have received full VAT Refunds for all purchases.Maybe trying to get the VAT tax refund? Part of the reason my purchase was 40% less was because I received a 79 euro tax refund as I exited the country. I had to show my passport to process the refund.