Chanel Bags Prices
The most popular Chanel Bags are listed below featuring the latest prices in USD and Euro. The Chanel Classic Flap Bag and Chanel Classic Boy Bag remained the most sought-after handbags. And because of their popularity, the prices of these two accessories go up the fastest. If you’re looking for prices in other currencies like GBP, JPY, CNY, HKD or AUD, you can click on the picture or the name of the bag and go to the next page.
Chanel Classic Bag Prices
Chanel SLG Prices
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Shopping Chanel In The US
Chanel Price Increase In US – While Chanel was focused with their price increase plan in Europe and Asia, the retail prices in the United States remained unchanged for 4 years until November 2017. This is due to the fact that buying in the US has always been more expensive compared to most countries. And when the prices became more in line with Europe, it was time to slap the handbags with 5% to 8% increase. We have written an extensive report with comparison analysis. Is buying Chanel More Expensive In The US? – What we’ve discovered in the special US versus EU price report is that Classic Bags tend to be higher priced in the US compared to Europe. But surprisingly, if you decide to purchase a Seasonal Bag, the differences between those two countries are not that significant. In fact, we compared the Chevron Statement Bag in 2017 and the difference in price was only $40 USD. Would you fly to Europe to buy a handbag that’s only 40 bucks cheaper? I don’t think so. So if you’re living or travelling in the US:
- Classic Bags buy in Europe
- Seasonal Bags buy in US or Europe are both fine
Did we miss something? Yes we did. Can you claim tax-refund in the US? – The reason why tourists prefer to shop designer bags elsewhere is not only because of the prices, but also the sales tax. Sales tax is the same as VAT in Europe and every State has different sales tax. And here is the irony, you cannot claim ‘Sales Tax’ refund even if you’re just visiting. However, some States do want to attract shoppers like you and me, so they have created special rules. Some States do allow tax-refund and some don’t even impose sales tax. Everything has been written in the ‘guide to tax refund in the US’ article. If you’re interested of course.
Shopping Chanel In Europe
Europe is the bag paradise. A true fashion girl would love to shop Chanel in Paris, which is also the place where the legendary Coco Chanel started her journey. The Chanel Prices in Paris are almost the same as in other places in Europe. But I’m okay even if I have to pay a bit more, because no store can substitute the iconic boutique at the 31 Rue Cambon street. When you get a Bag there, they will seal it inside a white box. In other stores, you get a black box. Maybe it’s not something significant, but who doesn’t want to carry a Chanel Bag that’s made in Paris and sold at the mother of all flagships. 31 Rue Cambon was also the site of Coco Chanel’s apartment. Why is it so hot to buy Chanel in Europe? – That’s all because of the attractive prices. First of all, tourists get tax-refund. And even without the tax-refund, the retail prices are still cheaper than most countries.
So how much tax-refund can you get buying a Chanel Bag? – It’s usually between 10% to 15% and it depends on the country that you’ve made the purchase. Our page Vat refund rate in Europe shows the exact amount of cash you can get back and from which country. But long story short, you can enjoy up to 15% tax-refund in Italy and 12% in France. Sometimes at the Chanel store in Galeries Lafayette in Paris, you can only get 11%, so do you research before shopping. Then there’s the cash transaction limitation rule that applies in the EU – If the price is €5000 euro for the Chanel Bag, you won’t be able to pay in cash in Italy. The maximum allowed in cash transfer is €3000 euro, so for the rest of the amount, you have to pay with credit card. Each EU country has their own law and rules. As a tourist in France, you can pay up to 10.000 euro in cash, but as a citizen, the maximum cash transfer is 1000 euro. Looking for more info? Check out the table that we’ve put together: Cash Transaction Limit Table. Another reason to shop Chanel in Paris is because of the number of boutiques available there – They have 13 stores that sell bags, SLG, shoes and jewelries. They load up stocks every single week, but there are competitions. Paris is full of tourists and sometimes it can be frustrating when you try to find a classic bag but it’s sold out or they don’t have the leather, size or color that you want.
Another location that might interest you is the CDG airport (or Charles de Gaulle Airport) – If it happens that you fly in or out from that airport, feel free to visit the boutique in the tax-free area. The store is not big, the stock is limited, but you can find a lot of SLG and earrings there. It’s worth your time because the tax-free area will be slightly cheaper than shopping in the city. You can find the location of the stores via this page – Shopping at CDG Airport in Paris.
Shopping Chanel In The UK
London has 6 locations to shop Chanel – Two of our most favorite stores are Harrods and Selfridges. But do finish your journey at the boutique in the New Bond Street. They have some good stocks there too.
Chanel at Heathrow Airport is the cheapest place to buy in Europe – The little but famous store can be found at Terminal 3, in the tax-free area. They have decent stock including Wallet On Chain but also handbags. When making a purchase, the SA don’t add VAT, thus you don’t need to process tax-refund, which will make the ultimate price much lower. In our Chanel Guide To Heathrow Airport, I wrote a step-by-step instruction on how to shop at Heathrow. I also advice to hire a Personal Shopper, who will know the ins and outs, and short-cuts to get to T3 or T5 so that you can save time. They can also reserve a bag for you.
Shopping Chanel In Japan
Tokyo might not be the best place to find bargains, but tourists do get 7.41% tax-refund on all Chanel Bag purchases, which can be cheaper than other Asian countries. Besides, Tokyo is known for its exceptional taste of fashion and you might find some limited editions that are not available in other parts of the world. Another good news is that most stores do process your tax-refund.
Shopping Chanel In Canada
Our tax-refund guideline for Canada was very short, because since 2007, they have discontinued the tax-refund program for tourists. It’s as simple as that. But is it cheaper to buy Chanel in the US or Canada? – According to our price analysis, the differences in retail prices are not that significant. It might be slightly cheaper to buy in Canada, but it’s not worth travelling all the way there.
Shopping Chanel In Malaysia
Malaysia abolished their GST in 2018 – which means no product taxes anymore. Chanel quickly followed up with price decreases, which made us think: ‘is it cheaper to shop in Malaysia now?’. The price did go down, but the results of our research were disappointing. The new prices were still expensive compared to countries like Australia, but it was cheaper than Singapore and Japan. Europe was still our favorite destination though, because nothing can beat shopping in the EU.
Shopping Chanel In Korea
What I really like about shopping in Seoul and other places in Korea, is the speed of processing your tax-refund. Most popular malls do process the tax-refund for you, it can save you a lot of time and hassle. The airport is also very convenient to claim the tax-refund, actually the process is automated. You can read more via Guide to Tax-refund in Korea.
Chanel Purchase Limitations
Because of high demands and low stock, Chanel has to enforce purchase limitations in certain locations. In Australia, you can buy as much bags as you want, but in Europe it’s a different story. There is a lot of Chanel hunters and tourists in EU, especially in big cities like Paris, London and Rome. To avoid a few people buying up all the available stocks, Chanel has enforced strict purchase rules.
- In the UK: Limit is 1 bag and 2 SLG per 60 days
- In other EU countries like Paris: 1 bag per passport and 4 SLG per 90 days
The rules can change in different locations and sometimes with the store manager’s approval; they will allow you to buy 1 more bag.
Chanel Leather Reference Guide
Each iconic bag comes with different types of leather. However, there are classic leathers for each design.
Chanel Classic Bag Basic Leathers
The Classic Bag choices are usually Lambskin or Caviar.
Chanel Reissue 2.55 Bag Basic Leathers
The Reissue 2.55 Bag choice is aged calfskin.
Chanel Classic Boy Bag Basic Leathers
The Classic Boy Bag usually comes with Calfskin leather. Lambskin and Caviar are priced the same and usually the aged calfskin. Patent Leather is a bit pricier. Chanel has recently banned exotic leathers like crocodile or lizard, as a replacement they introduces croc-embossed or lizard-embossed leathers. Both are made from calfskin. What’s Caviar? Why is this leather so stiff and hard? Everybody loves Caviar because it’s durable and easy-to-clean. Caviar is actually calfskin, but there is lot of types of Caviar’s. Everything is explained inside our Caviar Leather Reference Guide page. Read it.