Longchamp bags in duty free shops

I did post this question on the General Europe section. Has anyone ever purchased a Longchamp bag in a European airport duty free shop? If so, which airport? Thanks!

Posted by Paula
Arlington, TX, USA
278 posts

I buy one almost every time I go through CDG.

Posted by Bev
Decorah, Iowa, USA
250 posts

Thank you so much! We will be flying from Paris to Amsterdam on our way back to the states in May. When I posed the question on the general section, I was also told at Heathrow and in Madrid. Do you have any memory of what you paid for the large La Pliage bag? Were you paying in Euros or dollars? I liked La Pliage bag when I received it from Nordstrom's but it was a little smaller than I had expected.

Posted by Paula
Arlington, TX, USA
278 posts

I think they have at least three sizes in that style in many colors and
prints

Posted by Bev
Decorah, Iowa, USA
250 posts

I bought a large bag but it seems smaller than I thought it would be. The colors are fantastic. I had ordered one from Nordstroms but I would like to save a few euros or dollars if possible and if they are cheaper at a duty free shop. I bought the navy but it was so hard not to click on the beautiful chocolate brown or the lighter blue color. And the fuchsia! WOW!

Posted by Southam
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
912 posts

I'm curious: What duty is imposed on a handbag anyway? I understand that luxury, or "sin", taxes on alcohol, tobacco and perfume can be avoided in duty-free airport shops, but is there local or national tax of that sort on clothing and luggage? The Internet tells me Longchamp goods are available all oer the place, so what's the advantage?