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louis vuitton is costly

Oh finally i am fed up by searching a LV which fits in my budget ...but ,oh no i had to buy something for my dear ones but couldn't made that...yes i also went for fake one but they can be easily recognize :-)
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Old 04.01.2010, 20:08
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Re: louis vuitton is costly

Yes it is costly.

Good work Captain Obvious .

Fox Town maybe?
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I'm having the same problem with Aston Martins... what's a girl to do?
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Old 04.01.2010, 20:22
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Re: louis vuitton is costly

get a better job or drop hip hop culture. Something nice from Kilgour French Stanbury or Bottega Veneta should do the job.
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Old 04.01.2010, 20:35
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Re: louis vuitton is costly

maybe this is more your budget?

much more edgy than those tired LV bags...
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Re: louis vuitton is costly

You have a few options, if you still want a LV bag they are sold at a better price at their webpage (the original one do not go for other webpages) than they are sold at in the Swiss stores (yeah I know not surprising). Or if you rather want to go to the store, you can also go to Milan in Via Vitorio Emanuelle they have a store and the prices are also better than in CH.
Otherwise there are other designer stores that are more affordable, I like the cacharel bags for instance and also givenchy, they are A LOT cheaper. I got mine at a store for 100 euros (cacharel) and have seen some givenchy for the same price.
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Oh finally i am fed up by searching a LV which fits in my budget ...but ,oh no i had to buy something for my dear ones but couldn't made that.
at least you won't have to gift wrap it
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I'm having the same problem with Aston Martins... what's a girl to do?
I dunno..... Chat up the director of Aston Martin in a random bar in St Anton .
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Re: louis vuitton is costly

Why don't you buy your wife LV stuff using her own money?

That's what I do.

Alternatively, you could justify the true cost of LV handbags and wallets by realising that they can be repaired at any time by LV at the factory for less than it would cost to buy the "next big thing." They are timeless and won't go down in value as badly as almost everything else out there. And they never go out of style.

That's why I buy my wife LV stuff.

Mind you she doesn't mind.

On no account buy fake! You will just be supporting slave or child labor and the fakes are obvious. To those who own LV items the difference is painful. There are almost no good fakes.
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Old 04.01.2010, 20:53
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Re: louis vuitton is costly

It's common practice for women desperate for LV handbags to stand on that road near the Letten to help pay for said item. Not wearing underwear seems to facilitate the process.
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Oh finally i am fed up by searching a LV which fits in my budget ...but ,oh no i had to buy something for my dear ones but couldn't made that...yes i also went for fake one but they can be easily recognize :-)
any ideas or suggestions??
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Hang around the luggage area, grab the first LV suitcase you see and walk casually. If somebody taps you on the shoulder, shrug, apologize and explain they all look the same and you thought it was yours.

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Re: louis vuitton is costly

I believe it is better, for myself at least, to have a teeny tiny wardrobe of high quality pieces that I had to save for until I could afford to buy them than to have a boatload of lesser quality garments and accessories. Some things truly are timeless and are only appreciated when earned for oneself, even perhaps in the method suggested by HashBrown.
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Why don't you buy your wife LV stuff using her own money?

That's what I do.
I could have groaned at you if I could LOL
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You have a few options, if you still want a LV bag they are sold at a better price at their webpage (the original one do not go for other webpages) than they are sold at in the Swiss stores (yeah I know not surprising). Or if you rather want to go to the store, you can also go to Milan in Via Vitorio Emanuelle they have a store and the prices are also better than in CH.
Otherwise there are other designer stores that are more affordable, I like the cacharel bags for instance and also givenchy, they are A LOT cheaper. I got mine at a store for 100 euros (cacharel) and have seen some givenchy for the same price.
thanks dear angela,will surely try :-)
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I could have groaned at you if I could LOL
Gosh, I hope not...

But seriously, I bought my first LV item for my wife on eBay.
I got it for 25% of what it would cost in the store. Somewhat used.
Sent it back to the factory and for 1/8th of what it would cost to buy they replaced all of the leather trim pieces and shoulder strap. It looks brand new and you can't tell that it has been fixed. This is due to the manner in which they hand stitch every seam. All of the leather is perforated and then they sew the seams into the pre-perforated holes. This is why they are so expensive and why they are worth it. BTW, this bag was 10 years old at the time I bought it and still sees regular use 4 years later. It still looks better than most hand bags I see in the store. My wife who used to have to buy a new bag every other year is still happy with my gift.

I was also serious about the fakes. Much to my eternal shame, I was convinced to buy a cheap fake in Italy for my daughter as a play thing. This was before I bought a real LV. As I mentioned before, the difference in quality is painful. My daughter used to play with this handbag, carrying it around all of the time, until I got my wife the real thing. Now, I never see the fake anymore. Last time I saw it was at the bottom of the toy hamper. See, even small children can tell the difference. And yes, she asks for real ones every time we go into an LV store.

If you decide to go the eBay route, be very careful. Most of the so called "used" LV items on eBay are actually distressed (if that) fakes.

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I dunno..... Chat up the director of Aston Martin in a random bar in St (M)Anton.
Lunch would have secured one, I'm sure of it.

Back to LV, save and buy one- they have never been cheap and you will never find a deal on a classic bag. Or do as I do (not at all Lettenesque) ask receive one as a gift.
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Old 05.01.2010, 11:23
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Re: louis vuitton is costly

There isnt a LV boutique @ Foxtown - LV doesnt really do outlets. Pah! Your best bet are the January sales - happening RIGHT now.

Another alternative is ebay though lots of unethical sellers pass off fakes as the real thing on there. Make sure you do your homework about how to spot a fake before bidding.
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Re: louis vuitton is costly

If you go to (or know someone who does) you could buy one in London - you can reclaim the tax so it works out cheaper than buying here
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Re: louis vuitton is costly

come on, LV bags are typically owned by Zurich's pretentious upper eschelon (i.e. everyone). They're as common as Cayennes and Audis.

Which is all the more reason to not want one, I say
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