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High end shopping

Does anyone know what good deals for high end shopping in Tokyo would be? Example Chanel, hermes..? Meaning a good on pricing after VAT returns?

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1. Re: High end shopping

https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3053.html

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2. Re: High end shopping

I don't think you will be seeing any bargains at all...it's not that kind of marketplace.

Price you get will be the pretax price (which is 8%), but prices for high end goods in Japan are higher than many other parts of the world.

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Chanel, Hermes, etc doesn't offer good price in Japan. All you get is tax free. Even with that you're more likely to pay more than you do in the US.

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The general rule is that if you can find the same item in the New York area, the New York price will be lower than the price in Japan. The only exceptions I have found are Japanese ceramics, Japanese cosmetics, and items from 100-yen stores (like Daiso and CanDo).

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Also the USD/JPY exchange rate isn't so great now that you'd get better pricing. It's possible some stores will carry styles/items that you won't find in other countries or even other stores nearby. If looking for the basic stuff that you can get anywhere don't bother getting it there and take up luggage space.

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Thanks all! That’s good to know.

Could I ask if any of you know any famous brands that are sold in Japan? Perhaps a brand that exports to US at a higher price?

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I wouldn't know if the US price is higher, but nearly all the high end brands are in Tokyo, namely, Omote-Sando and Ginza.

See all 3 pages sunnypages.jp/search/…

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What I can think of are Yohji Yamamoto, Commes des garçons, etc. Issey Miyake is more French than Japanese.

Here is something for you to read:

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>>Could I ask if any of you know any famous brands that are sold in Japan? Perhaps a brand that exports to US at a higher price?<<

What specifically? Bags, clothes?

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10. Re: High end shopping

I forgot to mention Uniqlo! If you have short arms, their Japanese sizes fit better than their American sizes. If I get an American Uniqlo size L, the arms are too long. But a Uniqlo Japanese size XL fits me nicely.

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