A Letter From CHANEL

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Because I received new information regarding changes in Chanel policies and so on, I thought you might also be interest to get the new updates. But before we get into the details, I also want you to know that Chanel prices have increased as per 1 October 2013. Fortunately Europe and UK haven’t been hit very hard, a Chanel Classic Jumbo Flap Bag for example, has increased from £2,975 to £3,050.

The prices in Paris went up by €50 EUR or so, but if you live a little further like Australia, you will notice a big change in prices. The jumbo went from $5,030 AUD to $6,220 AUD (3 November 2013). We got these prices thanks to Ivy, here’s what she has to share:

Ivy: just went to check the jumbo caviar shw in Australia and the price is AUD$6220 (03/11/2013). The SA hinted it might increase again :0

BMB: that’s a lot of price increase compare to europe!!

Ivy: It is. The chanel price in Australia is just getting crazier. Certainly not a great place to buy a Chanel classic . The maxi is currently AUD6760. Probably will hit 7k in next year

Oh gosh, 7k! Hate to hear that.

Now let’s get back to the policy changes;

If you’ve been following us so far, you will know that it’s possible to reserve your (iconic) bags 24-hour prior just by calling the Chanel boutique that you are going to visit. (Our community has left a lot of comments about this). But that’s going to change, read this:

Please know that there has been a change in policy and our boutiques are no longer able to take phone orders or reserves by phone for a few select iconic handbag styles.

Out of our entire handbag collection, only 7 iconic handbag styles are affected. These 7 styles are considered to be our most iconic pieces and due to high demand and limited quantities, it became necessary to adopt tighter controls.

7 Iconic handbags? Which one?

I am pretty certain that the first two are; The Chanel Classic Flap Bags and The Chanel Reissue 2.55 Classic Flap Bags. I need to guess the other five:

3. Chanel Grand Shopping Tote (GST)
4. Chanel Petite Shopping Tote (PST)
5. Chanel Reissue 2.55 Classic Flap Bag
6. Chanel Boy Bag
7. Chanel WOC (There’s a probability) or the Cerf Tote.

The Boy Bags are always sold-out in Europe and the GST is limited in supply. The PST is only to be found in a few Chanel boutiques (No, the PST is not discontinued).

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10 Comments

  1. Becca February 7, 2014 Reply

    Sigh. My Chanel wish-list is growing and I want to do the smart thing by saving money and not splurging BUT then if you don’t buy the bags now, you just KNOW the price will skyrocket!

    BTW, I am actually selling my black GST with whitegold hw. (Sorry if this is inappropriate to post that here).

  2. Banana January 14, 2014 Reply

    Hello, I am told the classic woc is € 1,260 and not € 1,200 in Amsterdam. Does that mean the price has already increase or is it more expensive in Amsterdam?

    • Lisa January 17, 2014 Reply

      Hi Banana, prices have increased recently, in Europe about €50,-. The WOC’s are around €1.200 EUR, the price of €1.260 should be accurate.

      • Banana January 19, 2014 Reply

        Hi Lisa, my mistake € 1,260 is the price in Paris and not Amsterdam.

        • Sassy January 19, 2014 Reply

          Hi Banana, I don’t think you’ve made a mistake, cuz the prices in Europe should be everywhere the same.

  3. Lina January 10, 2014 Reply

    Does anyone know how much a chanel gst is now in US? As I’m going to US in march and am looking to buy one.

  4. BRAGMYBAG January 4, 2014 Reply

    Happy New Year to you too!!!

  5. Love December 31, 2013 Reply

    Hppy Nw Yr Bragmybag!

  6. Dorothy December 31, 2013 Reply

    Crazy price huh!

    Anyhow, Happy New Year to all!!!!

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