Louis Vuitton, Paris
Louis Vuitton, one of many French prestige brands known worldwide, was created in 1854. It's one of the world's leading international luxury fashion houses.
Luggage is still made by hand. "The woven frames of each trunk are made of 30-year-old poplar that has been allowed to dry for at least four years. Each trunk has a serial number and can take up to 60 hours to make".
Louis Vuitton has no discount sales nor does it have any duty-free stores.
Louis Vuitton store in Paris situated on the famous Champs-Elysées.
What to buy: Leather goods & Accessories,
Luxurious ready-to-wear clothing,
Watches, Sun glasses
Open 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
What to pay: wow... don't forget your checkbook - you'll need it...
In this street you will find the designer's shops: Louis Vuitton, Dior, Chanel, D&G, Gucci, etc. etc. Montaigne Av. is not very long but very fancy and chic for sure it is. Of course I didn't buy anything, well in fact I didn't even enter to any store but it was interesting to see how the high society ladies got into their cars with huge shopping bags. I envyed a young lady comming out from Louis Vuitton with four huge shopping bags! I wondered how much money did she spend... ;)
What to pay: expect to go back home with 0 dollars to your name.
Visiting the Louis Vittuion shop along Champs Elysee is a must. The range offered is fantastic and once in the shop, you never feel over-crowding. Why? They only allow a certain number of people into the shop at any one time. So, expect to queue.
Don't fall into the trap of helping others buy LV though. They'll offer that you claim the VAT when leaving the country. But, you'll need to show the goods to the customs, so, no goods, no claim.
Some of you probably know my friend Louis.... Vuitton.
He has a small shop on the corner along the Grand Avenue Champs Elysees in central Paris.
If you do happen to have enough greens to walk in, beware.... if you touch... you buy. Simple as that and no exceptions.
Louis happens to be one of the richest business men in France, also owning perfume retail Sephora, brands like Channel and much more!
What to buy: LV Bags of course ! Just make sure the rest of your attire matches...
What to pay: Extortionate prices equivalent to a holiday in the sun!
The store has moved, all you LV fans.
To get to it, locate the man with the LV umbrella in front of this huge LV monogram signboard along Champs Elysee and he'll point you THE WAY to join hordes of Asian tourists buying lots of LVs.
As we were leisurely strolling down the Champs Elysees, I felt my pulse rate quicken and goose pimples start to overtake my entire body.
The sight before me was too amazing for words!!! A GIGANTIC Louis bag!!!
I had to be held up for fear of fainting in the middle of Le grand boulevard!
Alas, as we came closer to the site, reality sunk in and I soon realized that it was not the Mother of all handbags.
It was the artsy "UNDER CONSTRUCTION" store front that was on display.
Since Nov. 2003, the LV shop on the Champs-Elyees has been closed for renovations. (for about a year!) They temporarily re-located to 38, avenue George V.
Perhaps I may find my way back to OZ for the grand opening of this shop!
You should never TEASE a girl with a Louis !!! ;-)
What to buy: Anything and Everything your bonus allows you to spend!
What to pay: Beacoup Dinero!
If you need a Louis Vuitton bag...shop here...or at least walk by on the Champs Elysees. You can't beat the view!!
What to buy: Pocketbooks...
What to pay: A lot