Clinique cosmetics - sold in Italy?

Aug 1st, 2006, 06:54 PM
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Clinique cosmetics - sold in Italy?

DD wants to know if Clinique is sold in Italy. If so, are prices comparable to US?
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Aug 1st, 2006, 07:01 PM
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Clinique is a U.S. company although you can often purchase Clinique products at the duty-free shops at U.S. airports -- I can't recall if I saw them sold at Milan's airport. They're a little cheaper -- around 10% and no sales tax.
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Aug 1st, 2006, 07:15 PM
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Recommend checking Clinique product line and prices at Strawberrynet.com and Sasa.com - both ship (free) worldwide.

When I was in Paris, prices for Clinique in the department stores and pharmacies were much higher than in the USA, and even at duty-free shops and the airport.
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Aug 1st, 2006, 07:18 PM
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But they don't have the men's products in Italy -- including the M Lotion I use every day.
 
Aug 1st, 2006, 10:16 PM
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Thank you all. Can anyone recommend good cosmetic brands to buy in Italy? DD is concerned she'll run out of mascara and eyeliner while she's there
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Aug 1st, 2006, 10:24 PM
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So, she's going to be there more than a month?
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Aug 1st, 2006, 10:24 PM
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OMG - does she think she is going to some remote part of the 3rd world? Tell her not to worry. They DO have wonderful cosmetics in Italy (and France, and the UK and just about everywhere)

Half the fun of shopping in Europe is finding wonderful new cosmetics and treatments. The only problem - she is likely to fall in love w/ some italian brand that will cost a true fortune to replace back in the States.
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Aug 1st, 2006, 10:31 PM
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Jean - yes, for 5 months.

Janis - lol, no she doesn't, but sometimes you get stuck on a particular brand.

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Aug 1st, 2006, 10:38 PM
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If she simply must have a specific brand/color - 3 or 4 tubes of mascara takes up almost no room in her luggage. If they aren't unsealed they won't dry out.

But I'd still tell her to enjoy buying/using European cosmetics.
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 02:37 AM
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Stock up a few of favourite things while she's still in the US (your local, or duty-free at departing airport). I found a cosmetic shop in Milan called Limone. Seemed like a chain, has very extensive products from top-brands (Chanel, YSL), Clinique to more funky, local stuff.
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