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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Someone just picked up a black classic flap mini with light gold HW today at Heathrow! Lucky lady
Thanks a lot Cynthia I need the classic mini silver hardware, It doesn’t matter if am able to get it in caviar or
lambskin was wondering if you know they might have it before Christmas the woc is my second best.
Hi Selina, you see, the stock is different on daily basis. The best way it to call them before you arrive at the airport: http://www.bragmybag.com/tax-free-chanel-heathrow-london-airport/
Hi Is Chanel at Heathrow still stopped stocking classics?
Classic meaning classic in black and silver/gold hardware. But you will find for example the Boy Bag in different styles and colors or even the Reissue 2.55
My husband will be flying from London in December and I wanted him to get the mini classic flap for me.was wondering if they always have it in stock at the airport since a seasonal bag? Please help
Hi Selina, the mini classic flap bag, I am not sure whether they have this bag. I know they have WOC. Usually they have stock at the airport.
The Mini Classic Flap Bag is not a seasonal bag, the colors are seasonal, but not the bag.
Do they carry the eyelet woc at Heathrow? If so, how much? Anyone else know the price difference between boy woc to the classic woc?
Hi Judy, they should carry the bag at Heathrow. The difference in price between boy and classic woc is not that much. You can see more here: http://www.bragmybag.com/chanel-woc-prices/
Does anyone know how much the WOC cost at Heathrow?
Hi Judy, depends on which WOC you’re looking for. But Heathrow airport tax-free area doesn’t charge VAT. So the bags are without VAT, that is 20%. So you take the price of the Chanel WOC on here: http://www.bragmybag.com/chanel-woc-prices/, you deduct 17 percent off, you will get a good estimate.
good evening can you pls advise whether you have the Chanel shoes no J G 26250 in black colour size 35.5
Do you know if the Chanel WOC is available via Heathrow Boutique?
Hi Julie, WOC’s are available.
any one know if London Heathrow still have classic chanel jumbo ?
Heathrow do not stock iconic bags anymore, there are six iconics, the Chanel Classic Flap Bag is one of them.
Thanks a lot. Do you know if purchase in London can get vat refund from their boutique shop out of airport?
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
Hi Alex, thanks for verifying. This is great to know. yup i will read up more.
Np, keep us updated =)
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
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?:/
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.
Hi Amanda, the GST is a classic too right? Don’t understand why they do have the GST in stock.
New updated information about buying Chanel bag at Heathrow http://www.bragmybag.com/tax-free-chanel-heathrow-london-airport/
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.
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.
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.
Heathrow is not selling iconic bags, but some classic they do sell. Like the Chanel classic Large shopping bag in tiole.
The price of the medium flap is around 2,700 pounds.
The Chanel medium flap is not that big. My jumbo only fit: iphone, ipad, large wallet, sunglass case and a cosmetic box. The size of the medium is much smaller, because the jumbo is a double flap. Imagine that…
I have a caviar, but heard that lambskin does look more beautifull vintage after a few years.