How to Stretch your Handbag Dollars in Paris

Here at Pursebop we recently explored the implications of global currency swings on the luxury handbag market and The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) just jumped on the train! See our full coverage here: Hermes in the Global Economy.

In an article yesterday, they tag along with a handbag enthusiast throughout her recent shopping extravaganza in Paris. With the recent downturn in the euro against the dollar, just as we predicted, her money spent on LV, Hermes and Chanel went a lot further than she anticipated! See our coverage of Chanel’s pricing strategy here: Global Price Implications on Chanel Street.

It seems that US travelers are getting the message, according to the article, tax-free sales by Americans in Europe are up 37% in the first three months of 2015.

For your convenience, we’ve pulled out the prices for bags in the US and Europe mentioned in the article.

Entry Level Hermes Birkin


Prada Saffiano


Gucci Jackie Soft Leather Hobo


Chanel Jumbo Black Caviar Flap


LV Speedy 30 Monogrammed Canvas

Entry Level Hermes Birkin$11,000$7,169
Prada Saffiano$2,350$1,766
Gucci Jackie Soft Leather Hobo$2,990$2,675
Chanel Jumbo Black Caviar Flap$5,500$5,083
LV Speedy 30 Monogrammed Canvas$970$733

Are we ready to book that PurseBop charter flight to Paris yet??? Who’s in?

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Karlito aboard the PurseBop jet returning from a handbag shopping trip…

Published: April 25th, 2015
Updated: May 28th, 2017

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