Chanel Boutique In Heathrow Airport Terminal 3 Stopped Stocking Bags

Sometimes I ask the question; why this and why that? After receiving a quality tip from our member ‘Vixxen’, we just needed to figure this one out. What’s happening to our favorite Chanel boutique store in Heathrow?

Heathrow was a favorite spot for most European bag lovers, especially terminal 3. Our favorite Chanel boutique is open from 7.00 to 22.00. It’s stocked with bag, bags and bags. Oh yes, Chanel jumbo flap bag, Chanel 2.55 reissue and tote and medallions. They are all there and discounted.

The Chanel boutique in Heathrow airport was located in the tax-free area. So Chanel lovers could buy their bag at 14% discount because there are no administration fee involved. Some will even buy a cheap ticket, fly there for the night, just to get their hands on their favorite bags.

But recently some disappointing news have been announced. Chanel is going to stop stocking iconic bags at Heathrow (like the classics). That’s their new policy. What a disappointing news.

So what else is there to do? US and Asian can travel all the way to EU and get their Chanel bags with tax-refund. Europeans don’t have much choices. Can we travel all the way to US or Asia to get some tax-refund or discount? Sight, I wish Chanel could make our life easier and not harder.

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22 Comments

  1. JEANNIE tan August 30, 2015 Reply

    good evening can you pls advise whether you have the Chanel shoes no J G 26250 in black colour size 35.5

  2. Julie August 26, 2015 Reply

    Do you know if the Chanel WOC is available via Heathrow Boutique?

    • Cynthia August 26, 2015 Reply

      Hi Julie, WOC’s are available.

  3. Vera.Y July 29, 2015 Reply

    any one know if London Heathrow still have classic chanel jumbo ?

    • Alex July 29, 2015 Reply

      Hi Vera,

      Heathrow do not stock iconic bags anymore, there are six iconics, the Chanel Classic Flap Bag is one of them.

      • MissV July 30, 2015 Reply

        Hi Alex,

        Thanks a lot. Do you know if purchase in London can get vat refund from their boutique shop out of airport?

        • Alex August 1, 2015 Reply

          Hi MissV, can you clarify? So you want to buy from boutiques in London and not at the airport. Yes you can get VAT-refund if you’re a tourist. The only difference is that the stores at the tax-free area airport doesn’t include VAT in their prices.

          • MissV August 3, 2015

            Actually I am looking at if London Heathrow airport doesn’t have classic flap jumbo which i suppose cost 3425GBP is before 20% Vat then maybe try at London boutique. which i am not sure how much it cost.

          • Alex August 3, 2015

            Hi MissV, 3425 GBP is after VAT, that’s also true in the boutiques. The VAT-return when purchased in the boutique is around 12 – 13 percent. The VAT is higher at Heathrow airport because when you apply for tax-refund, it doesn’t count the administration cost.

          • MissV August 4, 2015

            Hi Alex,

            Then it seems like the price isn’t much cheaper after all. I am in Singapore and boutique sells SGD 7430. according to what u said if after vat still 3425 GBP then conversion is SGD 7360.71

          • Alex August 4, 2015

            Hi MissV, in Europe we say after VAT, which means the tax is included. So the prices 3425 GBP is with VAT, deduct the VAT (which is around 12 percent because you need to pay for commission, administration cost and so on for applying tax-refund), you will end up paying 3014 GBP (estimated). Convert that to SGD and you will get 6486 SGD (estimated). Boutique sells for 7430 SGD – 6486 SGD = 944 SGD. It’s cheaper, but not as cheap as before Chanel’s price harmon. strategy. Please read more here: http://www.bragmybag.com/is-buying-chanel-in-europe-still-cheaper-after-price-increase/

            Hope this helps!

          • MissV August 5, 2015

            Hi Alex, thanks for verifying. This is great to know. yup i will read up more.

          • Alex August 8, 2015

            Np, keep us updated =)

  4. Ossama halawi April 22, 2015 Reply

    Hello ,I was In you shop from one month ago I saw a white dress it was coast more or appromax 1300£ N u had it same in black I need to know if u still have it 42 white pls let me know end send me if u could z photo thank u

  5. Andrea April 26, 2013 Reply

    Hi girls! my mom’s BFF will be dropping by London Heathrow tomorrow and wed, and I was thinking if they might still have the limited edition 2.55 flap bags even though they no longer stock iconic bags… does their new policy include all kinds/types of the 2.55? because I wanna get the jumbo caviar GHW in dark navy blue which is limited edition (?) and it can’t be found in SG… anyone knows?:/

    • Coco W August 5, 2013 Reply

      I just called them a few days ago, and to double check, I called again a week before and spoke to a different SA. They no longer stock ANY classic or popular bags: classic flaps, or 2.55 reissue.

      The only bags they will stock is the new season collections.

      :(

      • Alex August 7, 2013 Reply

        Hi Amanda, the GST is a classic too right? Don’t understand why they do have the GST in stock.

    • Author
      Sassy October 16, 2013 Reply

      New updated information about buying Chanel bag at Heathrow http://www.bragmybag.com/tax-free-chanel-heathrow-london-airport/

  6. Name February 22, 2013 Reply

    I called the chanel boutique at heathrow this morning. The store still sells the classic bags and the staff did not say they will stop stocking.

    • Author
      sassy.bag February 23, 2013 Reply

      This is strange, becoz beside me, more people called the heathrow boutique and have heard that Chanel stopped stocking iconic bags. Read more: http://www.bragmybag.com/is-it-true-a-glimps-in-chanel-price-increase-2013.

      The news is still fresh, so let’s all just wait and see what’s going to happen =D.

      • Helen March 17, 2013 Reply

        I was looking for a classic medium flap at T3 but SA told me they were no longer sell classic flap bags at Heathrow duty free shops, so that I got a GST instead but the dusty bag is very small and not so convient when stores and takes the bag out. It was at end do Jan13.

        Anyone knows the current price of the medium flap? Can it fit small wallet, mob, camera, mirror, tissue and other essential for going out? Is lambskin really hard to maintain? What the lambskin will look like after few years later? Any picture. One of my LV still looks like new after 7 years.

        Thanks.

        Helen

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