For the fashionista craving their next iconic Celine bag, there’s one question on the mind: which country is cheapest to buy Celine bag? We’ve come up with all the facts and details you need to know to find your perfect handbag for the cheapest price possible.
Today we are going to take an in depth look at 9 different countries to decide which country will offer you the best price. Due to price increases each year and the differentiating prices between different handbags (as well as the same handbag in different leathers and sizes); we will only be featuring prices for one Celine bag. We’ve chosen the heavily iconic and popular Celine Nano Luggage Bag in solid coloring, one of the most sought after bags in the fashion industry. (However, we were unable to find prices for 2015 Celine Nano Luggage Bag in Hong Kong, so you will see a comparison between Hong Kong and Europe for the Celine Micro Luggage Bag 2014 prices).
Explanation Of The Table
On this table you will find a multitude of information. First and foremost you will see the country listed up top. Underneath you will find the retail price of the bags- which, of course, is how much the handbag is being sold for by the retailer. Beneath the retail price you will see the tax-refund. If there is a ‘0%’ in this column, it means the country does not offer a refund. However, if you see a number in the tax-refund column, you will receive a certain percentage back for your purchase. Keep in mind that the refund is typically lower due to the fact that the company you apply for this tax-refund will charge an administration fee.
Each country will have a different definition for tax-refund, and it goes as follows:
United States: Sales Tax- and it is important to note you cannot get any money back on taxed goods.
Canada: GST (Goods and Services Tax) or HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) – since April 1, 2007 you cannot receive any money back here either.
Europe and United Kingdom: VAT (Value Added Tax) – you can receive money back, but the amount will change from country to country as each country has their own tax-refund percentage amount.
Singapore: GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Australia: GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Japan: Consumption Tax
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In the last column you will find the ‘Retail Price Minus Tax-refund’. This is the price of the handbag after the tax-refund has been deducted. As you can see, Europe is clearly the cheapest country to buy a Celine handbag- up to $1,725 off retail price! It is especially noticeable in the second table: Europe is a lot cheaper than Hong Kong, which tends to have pricing much like the United States. It’s important to note that buying in a tax-free country like Dubai DOES NOT mean the bag is going to be cheaper! It all depends on the retail price.
A Few Tips
When buying your Celine handbag, focus more on finding the bag of your dreams than finding the cheapest accessory on the market. Some places will have low stock due to the high demand of the bag, and others may be completely sold out of your favored Celine bag- which means you may miss out entirely on that coveted piece!
At the end of the day, Europe is notably the cheapest place to buy your next Celine handbag thanks to the tax refund. However, you also need to consider that the ultimate price will depend entirely on the duties and taxes of your home country, as you will need to pay a certain amount for import duties when returning home with an expensive handbag from a foreign country.
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