Where do you draw a line between driving to boutique or ordering over phone if it is

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Hi all, I did a search but did not see a thread specifically asking this question:

If you live less more than an hour away from a boutique, where do you draw the line with boutique visits or just calling to place an order/online?
 

Friesoverguys

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Hi all, I did a search but did not see a thread specifically asking this question:

If you live less more than an hour away from a boutique, where do you draw the line with boutique visits or just calling to place an order/online?
I live too far from the stores and order exclusively online. It's a disadvantage because I never interact with an SA and I have no clue how things look on me or feel. I have to send it back quickly or I'm stuck selling it on the second hand market, then I take a hit. But if you already know exactly what you want...it's seconds to order if you set up a profile. Pros and cons depending on different variables. The youtube videos and this forum are so valuable to someone like me. I just do tons of research.
 

aprilbug

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Nov 11, 2010
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Hubby and I drove 3 hours to look before I bought my current LV because I'm so picky! [emoji85] I battled pivione vs rose ballerine for weeks. If I went with the photos I seen online I would have ordered and been unhappy. They look different in person. I say drive if you can.
 

fabuleux

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When I am in France, my boutique is literally a five minute walk from my place. When I am in the US, it's almost a three hour drive to the nearest store. Therefore I never go there for the only purpose of visiting Louis Vuitton.

I actually love living most of the year away from a store because it erases the possibility of impulse buys. 😃😍 I don't care for placing an order over the phone. It doesn't feel right to me. In the end, no item is that important to me, so if I wait and it's no longer available, who cares? Something as pretty, as cool, and as limited will show up in the next collection!
 

Miss Krys

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I live about a 20 minute drive from the closest store so I just go there when I'm ready to make my next purchase. I enjoy being able to peruse through all of the goodies and actually make a detailed inspection of what I'm interested in buying. The only time I'll make a call to the store is to either check on the status of something I sent off for repair or to ask if they have what I'm looking for in stock so I don't 'waste' a trip.
 

ophousewife

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I'm about 45 minutes from the nearest store so my drive isn't bad. Hubby and I make it a date day if I'm buying something. I only go once a year though so it's definitely a treat. I only buy online or over the phone when I absolutely have to.
 

KM7029

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Feb 7, 2012
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I only live about 15 minutes away from a medium sized LV store and 30-40 minutes from a flagship. I love going to the big store and browsing. I think it can be a lot of fun to buy in person!

The only time I ordered online was when I lived a 3 hour drive from the store.
 

LvoemyLV

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I have only ordered twice online for items under $300. Anything more expensive I prefer to go to the store to pick up in person. I hate having to watch for the ups guy and stress if I will be home or not. It's about a 25 min ride for me to go and I tend to go often to the mall anyways lol.
 

Ronnnni

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It depends on if I need to see the item in person or not. I have about 3 LV stores within a 30-40 minute distance from me. If it's an SLG I'll purchase online but for purses I prefer in store just to make sure I'm absolutely in love with it.
 

starbunny

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I live an hour away from the store so I plan shopping trips every 3 months - even if I go to LV just to browse as part of my trip. I ordered my Speedy 30 in Emp online and while it made the whole process easier, I would have picked a different Speedy in store because of a few dents in mine when it came.
 
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Hi all, I did a search but did not see a thread specifically asking this question:

If you live less more than an hour away from a boutique, where do you draw the line with boutique visits or just calling to place an order/online?
If you are ordering something that requires hand picking such as vernis embossing and bags that are made in France then drive to boutique, otherwise online ordering is more handy!
 

Bijans

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Dec 31, 2012
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I love visiting the boutqiues to check out new releases and make purchases ! If i know I want a bag then I will call the boutique and order it by phone or order online ! I like for it to be a surprise where my bag is made .. Believe it or not I always end up with a made in France bag when ordering online .. In the boutique they always bring me made in USA which is fine with me as well !
 

Kmazz39

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Dec 22, 2015
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I live about an hour away but honestly do the majority of my purchases online. I wish I could say I have had a positive experience at the store by me, but the last time I went there (November 2015) I bought my Neverfull GM in DE. The SA seemed rather disinterested in helping me, like I was wasting her time. Oh, and the store was empty, as I got there right when they opened.
 

Nene20122012

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Jan 10, 2014
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I live 30 mns away from two stores but never go in to just browse...that's how I avoid temptation. I fall in love with the aesthetics of the item online and do tons of research beforehand. So when I go to the boutique ( which is not often) I already know what I want and get in and out in 30 mns or less
 
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