Question about bringing a designer bag oversees on honeymoon

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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4523 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

jujubee89:   Do you have the original receipts for the LV bags?    If so you can verify you bought them in the US and not abroad.  Personally I’d leave home anything that screams money when travelling, but everyone is different….  

Post # 3
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2567 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I don’t see how having an expensive bag would be an issue getting through customs.  They don’t care about your personal belongings. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Uhhhhh just take your bags with you. MAYBE if you we’re coming back from China you could have a problem but London and Paris? I wouldn’t think twice about it.

 

 

Post # 6
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4771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’ve travelled with a number of designer bags and have never been questioned by anyone. You especially shouldn’t have an issue with something as common as an LV or a Michael Kors.

If you’re worried in any way about customs, tuck the receipts into a side pocket so you can verify that they weren’t purchased abroad IF you’re questionned. Which I highly doubt you will be..

 

Post # 7
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490 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think it’s fine for London & Paris.  If you were traveling somewhere a little more off the beaten path then maybe not so much.  

Post # 8
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4523 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

jujubee89:  Soon2ElopeBee:   What they care about is that you may have purchased the items abroad and are bringing them back to the US – if so you need to declare the items and pay duty depending on the value of the item and time you spent abroad.  I suggest Google  to find out the specifics.  

If you have the receipt, take it.  

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Post # 9
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143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I wouldn’t worry about it. If you travel back with a brand new bag, tags and all you might get questioned, but airports are full of LV! 

Cross body is much better for sightseeing (I’ve know you’ve already figured that) – you will do a lot of walking in London!

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

jujubee89:  I’ve never heard of anyone having trouble getting through customs because of a designer bag…However, I would reiterate what PP said and wouldn’t travel with anything (bags, jewelry, etc) that are expensive or seem expensive as you could be a target for pickpockets and the like.

Post # 13
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476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I travel all the time and never have a problem with my luggage. Lots of people travel with designer bags. The cross body is ideal for walking around all day.

Post # 14
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562 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have one small LV and while it’s perfect for traveling, I don’t think I could get the nerve up to bring it with me internationally. It cost me a lot and I’m very nervous when bringing things with me on trips. I would just go buy a cheapie bag. 

Post # 15
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4771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

jujubee89:  Yeah, not a peep! We travel with designer luggage as well, the only thing its gotten us is a free upgrade to business class.

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