Shopping Tips in Paris You must Know

by Danny Lee

Louis Vuitton, Paris

Tip #7: Paris Shopping Tips

In Paris, there is a famous departmental store called Printemps (pronounced as pran-toms). Printemps is like our Singapore Takashimaya departmental store. They carry lots of products from luxury brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Burberry to fashion brands like G-star, Diesel, Armani, Jil Sander, Calvin Klein and Hugo Boss. So, I researched on what are the money saving tips to shop at Printemps, Paris.

Tourists are entitled to 10% discount to most of the merchandise (exclude almost all major luxury brands) bought from Printemps store. To enjoy the 10% discount, before you leave your country, visit the website: and register your particulars and print out the discount coupon.


LV Bags Cheaper in Paris

Show the coupon along with your passport when you make a purchase at Printemps and you may be qualified for the 10% discount. Together with the tax refund of 12% (you must spend above €175, combined or single receipt in the same store, same day), the savings can be substantial!

Even without the 10% discount on the luxury goods, a 12% tax refund plus good currency exchange rates, a LV bag I bought in Paris is at least S$800 cheaper than if I were to buy from a LV outlet in Singapore. Of course, make sure you buffer ample time to queue at the tax refund counter at the airport to file for the tax rebate.
Tax Refund At Airport

Tip #1: Beware of Scams at Paris Tourists Places

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