Hidden Perks When Shopping for Luxury Items

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If there’s one thing I adore, it’s luxury shopping. Many high-end items are not just splurges but smart investments that can be cherished forever or sold in the future.

Personally, Chanel and Dior top my list for makeup and fragrances, Louis Vuitton is my go-to for bags and small leather goods, and I gravitate towards Gucci for shoes. Given the hefty price tags, I’m always on the lookout to make the most of the freebies and perks these luxury brands offer.

Here’s a rundown of some fantastic opportunities you can take advantage of:


When you shop on Chanel’s website, you receive two complimentary samples with every fragrance, makeup, or skincare purchase. You get to choose from a variety at checkout. For better deals, you might consider shopping at duty-free stores; I snagged my favorite 50 ml Coco Mademoiselle EDT for S$162 at the Hong Kong airport, compared to S$165 in Singapore stores.

If you’re traveling soon, don’t miss the CHANEL Summer Club pop-up at Changi Airport Terminal 1, running until July 1st. Here, you can explore fresh, amber, or woody fragrances, radiant makeup products, and skincare essentials. Plus, you’ll receive a free Chanel postcard and badge.


Building a good relationship with your Louis Vuitton sales associate can lead to delightful surprises like free perfume samples. My husband and I often receive free chocolates and champagne when we shop, thanks to the strong relationship we’ve built with our associate. He also shares his recommendations and helps us set appointments.

Whether it’s your first visit or you’re a returning customer, Louis Vuitton offers complimentary hot stamping on both new and pre-owned authentic items purchased online and in select stores. I recently had my luggage tag and pocket agenda personalized with unique city stamps and my initials. In Singapore, for example, you can get a special Merlion stamp. You can also collect exclusive city stamps (see samples here), such as the Manila Sun and Stars in the Philippines, Hachiko in Japan, or the Taipei 101 stamp in Taiwan.

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Additionally, when you order Louis Vuitton fragrances online, you receive a complimentary sample to try before committing to a full bottle.


With Dior, after placing your first order, you receive a redeemable code for an exclusive Deluxe Miniature Gift with your second purchase. This code can be found on your order confirmation page and in your email. Simply enter it at checkout to claim your gift.

Dior also offers a loyalty program packed with perks. Every S$1 spent earns you 1 point, and reaching the highest tier, Dior Platinum, requires accumulating S$4,000. Benefits include complimentary samples and services, birthday bonuses, exclusive event invitations, and a variety of gifts throughout the year.


Gucci offers complimentary embossing and engraving services. Whether you’re picking up an order in-store, bringing in an item purchased online, or buying directly from a boutique, you can personalize your purchase with numbers, symbols, or letters. These services are available at Gucci Marina Bay Sands, Gucci ION, and Gucci Paragon.

Additionally, Gucci hosts events where you can receive free samples. Go to Gucci Beauty store* in Raffles City (#01-40A) by June 30, 2024, to receive a complimentary exclusive Gucci Beauty 8-piece discovery kit, while stocks last (*terms & conditions apply).

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Luxury shopping doesn’t have to be all about the hefty price tags. By taking advantage of these perks and freebies, you can elevate your shopping experience and enjoy some delightful extras along the way. Happy shopping!

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