Shopping in Italy and France

Lodpah

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Dec 10, 2015
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What designer brands are better to shop for in Paris and Milan, Rome. What brands are less expensive compared to US that I should consider when in Europe.

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lV, Prada, Gucci in Milan and Rome. Some unique designer items are only available in Milan. Go the shopping mall to the left of the Duomo and go up to the second floor, you will feel like you are in designer heaven, with Gucci, Tods, MCM, Prada, et al. all right next to each other and downstairs the individual stores. Have fun! In Rome, I found great stuff on Via Veneto and Via Condotti. Many, many designer shops and I feel that they were cheaper.
 

karmatic

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On my most recent trip to Milan, I made purchases from both Celine and Prada - both much cheaper than USA, and that's before getting VAT back!
 

Nickachka

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You should def purchase CHANEL. When I was in Italy I bought my Chanel woc and after conversion and my VAT discount I paid around $1700 for it when I'm NYC with taxes I would pay around $2400
 

Nessa60

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If you go to Milan, be sure to take a day trip to Foxtown outlet in Switzerland. The bargains were excellent and it's only about 1 hour by bus to get there. They had Prada, Gucci, Valentino and other designer outlets.
 

secretluvin

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Shopping in Milan was sooo beautiful. The only thing that annoy me is that they only have one chanel store and I couldn't find the chanel boy that I wanted ... but i did get something else
 
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Definitely visit Seravelle designer outlets, about 1.5 hours from Milan. All the premium brands are there, with the exception of Tods, I think. I have gotten items from Prada and Ferragamo several times, all great bargains!
 

HavLab

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Generally the best deals are in the source country, so French brands in France, Italian brands in Italy, German brands in Germany etc.