Cheapest Place To Buy Chanel Bags


A little research shows where you can find the cheapest place to buy your Chanel dream bag. A couple percentage discount is already a few of hundred bucks less and you can use the extra money to buy something else, don’t you agree?

Until today, Chanel has increased their prices every year, but when comparing EU, Asia and US, the cheapest place is still Europe. If you are a NON-EU citizen, you can enjoy a whopping 12% tax advantage. And if not, you can still fly over to Heathrow airport and buy in the tax-free area.

Even if we don’t include the EU tax advantage, it still cheaper to buy in Europe, thanks to currency exchange. The price of a Chanel reissue 226 cost €3,450, while you are paying $4,900 in the US (prices from 2012).

Maybe the price differences has to do with the shipping cost, Chanel bags are made in France, Spain and Italy, but to get into the US or Hong Kong, they need be transported. On the other hand, the extreme high-demand on luxury products in Asia are pulling the prices up, people in Hong Kong are willing to stand in line just to get INTO the Chanel boutique. How amazing is that?

Now that might explain the ridiculous prices in Hong Kong. But for me, I love shopping Chanel in France, especially in Paris. It’s like picking your fruit fresh from the tree. And they have 12 boutiques available, with nice and professionally trained SA’s to assist me. I love Chanel and I love Paris!

UPDATE: You can find the latest information about buying Chanel bags cheaper here.


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  1. diana January 5, 2016 Reply

    Would it be cheaper to buy a Chanel bag in the UK or Canada?

    • Cynthia January 10, 2016 Reply

      Hi Diana, we did an intensive research about this topic, the articles will be published over a few weeks. But here are the facts that we’ve found:

      I assume you’re not a UK or Canada citizen. (where are you actually from?)

      If you’re a tourist and you buy a Chanel bag in the UK, and you can get tax-refund, it will be cheaper than to buy in Canada.

  2. Mavis December 27, 2015 Reply

    Sorry, is eur €2830.

  3. Mavis December 27, 2015 Reply

    Hi, I just purchased the Chanel GST in Athen, Greece. The price is eur €2850 before VAT refund.

  4. Mavis December 26, 2015 Reply

    Hi, may I know the VAT refund for purchases in Istanbul ?

    • Alex January 3, 2016 Reply

      Its 4.5%

  5. Irx December 19, 2015 Reply

    What about Chanel price in Saudi? Anyone has any idea?

  6. Mavis December 9, 2015 Reply

    Hi, I’ll be traveling to Greece Athen, Prague and Dubai, can advice which country to purchase Chanel GST is cheaper ?

    • Cynthia December 11, 2015 Reply

      Hi Mavis, Greece is the cheapest. Dubai is tax-free, but its still more expensive. In Greece, you can get VAT back.

  7. Eva December 8, 2015 Reply

    Hi I’m looking for a Chanel boy bag medium in black however they are all sold out in Australia. Where can I find one ?

  8. Dani November 8, 2015 Reply

    Hi im wondering if I buy a chanel boy bag in dubai airport if it will be much cheaper than uk stores? I am after a medium or large boy bag . Many thanks in advance for your advice.

    • Cynthia November 9, 2015 Reply

      Hi Dani, I belief UK is cheaper because they hv tax-refund if you’re a tourist. We know Dubai is tax-free, but if I am not wrong the prices are still steep. You can compare the prices here: when you arrive in Dubai

  9. Cheryl November 7, 2015 Reply

    Hi, i am from singapore. May I know which part of europe of chanel bags is cheaper than usual? I m thinking of getting chanel boy and flap bag. pls advise. Thanks.

    • Alex November 7, 2015 Reply

      In Italy is the cheapest, around 14 percent tax-refund.

  10. Yc October 9, 2015 Reply

    Hi, ill be traveling to Greece, can you advise me where i can purchase the Chanel flap mini? And if there is a price difference between purchasing in Greece as suppose to Paris? Thank you

    • Cynthia October 10, 2015 Reply

      Hi Yc, no there is no price difference between Greece and Paris. You can buy at:

      Chanel Linea Piu
      6, Sekeri Street
      106 74 Athens

      Or at Linea Piu
      24 N.Kalogera St, Chora
      84600 MyKonos

  11. Vera.Y July 29, 2015 Reply

    Hi All,

    please advise if it would be cheaper to buy classic double flap jumbo in dubai airport or london healthrow.

    • Alex July 29, 2015 Reply

      Hi Vera, Chanel at airport do not stock well, especially the iconic bags like the Classic Flap Bag. You should try to purchase the bag in Italy, for 14 percent tax-refund. However, do note that the ‘black’ color is almost always sold-out.

  12. Jean June 7, 2015 Reply

    Hi ladies, just wondering is it cheaper to get chanel accessories from Heathrow airport? I am keen to get the classic earrings and a necklace. How is the collection at the airport? Thanks for the advice! 😀

    • Alex June 9, 2015 Reply

      Hi Jean, yes they are cheaper because its tax-free. No need to apply for tax-refund and pay for the extra administration fee and so on. The collection on accessories are quite good.

  13. Jackie August 26, 2014 Reply

    Hi! I live in Canada, but will be travelling to Paris and London in about a month. I’m dreaming of buying a Chanel mini (rectangular) flap in black with silver hardware and am wondering if it is better to purchase it in Paris or London and how I can find out which stores have it in stock. Any help is greatly appreciated!

    • Alex August 27, 2014 Reply

      The stock depends on the demand, it can be sold-out, nobody knows. But I’d recommend to purchase whenever you spot your favorite bag, do not hestitate.

  14. Alice Strachan April 2, 2014 Reply

    Hi Guys!

    I’m completely new to this site but I might be able to help someone out, and they in turn may help me!

    I am a drama student living in Chiswick, London, and desperately trying to sell my Chanel bag! Need to sell it to help pay for my fees!

    It is a classic Chanel black flap bag, and measures 7.9 X 11.8 X 3.9 and is Lamb skin!

    It has all of the engravings etc, and I am more than happy to post pictures to people, or if you live in London and would like to see it before you buy it, I don’t mind meeting up with people!

    Would love to sell it for around £1300 ONO
    Let me know if anyone is interested!

    • Alex April 6, 2014 Reply

      Please post your pics and details in the forum, in the Chanel section.

    • MissusAJ April 8, 2014 Reply

      I’m interested! Mail me!

  15. april January 13, 2014 Reply

    hi there, do you know if there is Chanel boutique in amsterdam, need to get my hands on some chanel baggs when Im there! ha

    • Alex January 17, 2014 Reply

      Hi April, yes there is. The Chanel boutique in Amsterdam is located at the Pc Hooftstraat. You can get there from the central station, take the tram 2 or 5 (about 12 minutes travel), and get off in stop ‘Rijksmuseum’. Walk distance only 2 minutes

  16. zena January 9, 2014 Reply

    Hi I want to buy a chanel maxi caviar
    Double flap would you know where I would get it the cheapest and how much would it be
    In dollars
    Please let me know thanks

  17. Lauren x August 18, 2013 Reply

    Hi everyone!! I’m Lauren from England and I am desperate to make my first chanel handbag purchase!!! I’ve always dreamt of owning one and I’ve decided to take the plunge and start saving! I’ve started doing research and I absolutely love your website! I feel like I have been able to learn so much from you all, so thankyou! :) I think I would go with the medium classic flap, black caviar with gold hardware. Does anyone know how much this would cost me in England? my local Chanel retailer would be a Selfridges a couple of hours from where I live.I am traveling to both Paris and Rome in the next 6 months would I be better buying my bag in one of these countries instead? :)

    • Alex August 21, 2013 Reply

      Hi Lauren, we have all Chanel bag prices here:

      The price is: £2,670. You can also check the other euro prices on the link above. It’s best to buy other non-iconic bags at Heathrow airport. P.S. I would put your purchase on hold because Chanel is releasing their f/w collection next month. But for your first purchase, I would recommend the medium classic flap. Keep us informed!

  18. peachypie April 20, 2013 Reply

    I live in UK and would like a Chanel bag. Obviously I could not get advantage of the tax return. Where is the best place for me to get it at lower price? Feedbacks welcome. Thanks

    • Author
      sassy.bag April 21, 2013 Reply

      Do you have any idea which bag you are looking for. You can get the cheapest at the heathrow airport at tax-free area. But then you need to travel to get in there.

      • Peachy Pie April 21, 2013 Reply

        I don’t have a particular style that I want in mind. Other than Heathrow airport, which other countries/airports are cheap to get my hand on one? Thanks

        • Author
          sassy.bag April 22, 2013 Reply

          Hi Peachy Pie, Heathrow is EU citizen’s only Chanel place to be for handbags. I don’t know any place that offers Chanel cheap. But you can try flash sites like ideeli or ruelala, there are times that they list Chanel bags, but then again you probably won’t like the styles.

  19. dateser2013 March 28, 2013 Reply

    OMG, i will buy my chanel next week in paris, im so excited !!

    • Author
      sassy.bag March 28, 2013 Reply

      Congratulation! I am very excited for you too. Share us your experience after you bought it.

  20. Wendy January 30, 2013 Reply

    The cheapest place to buy Chanel bag is at Bloomingdales why? If u know a friends or whatever who work at Bloomingdales ,they have employee discount 36 % off I think only once a year around at Dec .not whole year have 36% tho

    • Author
      sassy.bag January 30, 2013 Reply

      OMG! I didn’t know that. I know that some employee at Chanel also get discount on their bags. But I heard that the bags have their names marked on it, to make sure that they are not using their discount to sell the bag in the market and make a profit. I am not sure how much discount they get, but 36% from Bloomsdale is a lot. Thanks for sharing.

    • doubtful January 31, 2013 Reply

      are you sure it’s on the classic flap bags as well? my friend who works at bloomies said they could only get it on chanel but not the classics

    • Bloomie February 11, 2014 Reply

      Chanel is EXCLUDED

  21. flowie December 15, 2012 Reply

    The cheapest place to buy Chanel is not buying in States. I have success with tax-refund buying Chanel on airport and in Paris.

  22. kandell November 6, 2012 Reply

    cheapest place depend on the currency, you can save a hundred of dollars when you buy at the right time, when the euro’s are lowest.

    • Bunnygirl November 7, 2012 Reply

      OMG, i will buy my chanel next week in paris, im so excited !!

    • hyaring November 9, 2012 Reply

      If you convert the currency it’s still cheapest in Europe. You can save over $1000 AUD if you buy the GST in Europe instead of Australia (Around $2150AUD in Europe and $3360AUD in Australia.

      • kandell November 9, 2012 Reply

        OMG, are you sirious, about which bag are we talking about? the 2.55 reissue right?

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