F.A.Q.

What to know Before you book a tour IN PARIS

It’s my desire to make our moment together exceptional. Once booked you’ll receive communication from me asking about your style, budget, dream list and anything else I need to know to knock your socks off. Dramatic, I know…but you get the idea.

Leticia

Details

Each tour starts and ends on time. If you are late we can not wait but I'll inform you where to meet us along the tour route. You can exit the tour at anytime. We will share the names of the boutiques in the event you missed any on the tour.

We do our best to give you the most accurate indication & description of the merchandise's price-points on our tours in the description - so you can determine if your budget is a good fit for the preferred tour. If you are still unsure feel free to send us an email. 

On average we will visit 3-4 boutiques depending on the pace of the group. Sometimes it is less or more. We go with the rhythm and flow of the group. 

Included:

  • A fun guided experience with Leticia

  • Styling during your shopping tour

  • A list of our favorite  second-hand boutiques in Paris delivered after the tour in electronic format.

Not Included:

  • Transportation (Uber, metro tickets) unless indicated

  • Food & drinks

What to know before you book:​

  • The tours are for women only (unless you book a private tour or all spots on the tour) - sorry, not sorry men and no children.

  • Walking, climbing stairs and standing on your feet for long periods of time (nobody said, shopping was easy)

  • It's required you're FUN, open-minded and know who's BIG. Just kidding...not really. 

  • Still, have questions? Send me a note at bonjour@lacocaigne.com

F.A.Q.

Q: Can my husband, boyfriend or children tag along?

A: How do I say this nicely? Heck, NO. LA COCOAIGNE tours are all about you, women and girl-time. If you still want to shop with your man, please book a private tour.

 

Q: What if I need to cancel?

A: No problem. Please cancel two weeks before your tour date to receive a full refund (minus any service fees, typically 4-5% of the total). If you cancel less than 14 days, we keep your money but I will do my very best to book you into another slot or different tour. You can transfer the tour spots to another woman(s). We always strive to be fair and accommodating

Q: Will you style me?

A: I’m so happy you asked. Absolutely! On every tour I help style and give you inspiration to build your dream wardrobe. If you desire one-on-one help, let’s talk.

Q: How much walking will we do?

A: Get ready to put your fitbit to work. The boutiques selected on my tours are based on best quality and selection. They’re not always in the same arrondissement. I’m thoughtful with our time together and we’ll spend the majority of it in boutiques. But be prepared to walk, metro and Uber around Paris.  

 

Q: What if it rains?

A: Nobody comes to Paris for the weather. I will not cancel tours if it rains on your tour day. Be prepared to shop, get wet and have some fun.

 

Q: I am a size 10 (U.S.). Will there be clothes for me?

A: Don’t believe the lie that all French women are skinny, wear four-inch heels and look chic all day. I’m here to tell you they’re just like you and me minus the Lulu Lemons. French people generally aren’t as tall. That said, our American and English bodies don’t always fit into French cuts. If you’re a size 10+ or a very tall woman, there are clothes options, just not as many. You’ll have more opportunities to source shoes, handbags and accessories.

 

Q: Am I obligated to buy on the tour?

A: Absolutely not, but I doubt you will walk away empty handed.

 

Q: What about the tax rebate?

A: Most second-hand boutiques do not offer a tax rebate. The VAT on second-hand is not the same as buying something new, therefore there is no rebate to receive. I’ve only come across a few boutiques that will provide paperwork to receive a small rebate, around 5%. I will advise you beforehand if we go to any of these shops.

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