Been doing a bit of tax-free shopping in London these couple of days. The Harrods Knightsbridge store is absolutely amazing. There is nothing like this in the U.S., not even the Macy’s in NYC. There is a crazy sale going on right now, Sherry and I went there the last 2 days. You see luxury brands such as Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, or Marc Jacobs at 30% to 60% off, pretty insane, I’ve never seen these things discounted this much. Still no discount at their Louis Vuitton section though. Sherry picked up a nice YSL la boheme big hobo bag for 1/2 price Monday. We were gonna go to the LV store in Paris to get her a birthday present, but it turned out most of the stores closed on Sundays there. So yesterday we finally made it to the Louis Vuitton store on Sloan Street, shopping there was quite an experience, took her forever to decide what to buy, at the end I bought her a monogram speedy 30. It’s great getting stuff here coz we get VAT back, so it’s about 15% less expensive than eLuxury, and another 8-10% less expensive than getting from LV stores.
I didn’t get anything myself coz the stuff I want (watches) are still too expensive even after the crazy Harrods sales and VAT deduction. 🙁 I’ll keep that in mind next time I come over here. 🙂