Chanel Price Increase Report May 2017


The first rumor circulated two months ago that Chanel would increase prices in April 2017 – but that never happened. Should we say that we were lucky? Or did we just dodge one bullet?

Well, we have some bad news and good news. Let’s start with the bad news. Chanel has just increased their prices and like always there were no warnings or pre-announcement – they just did it.

If you walk into the boutique right now and purchase a handbag, you will be slammed with the new price tag. It’s a punishment for procrastinating an extra day. So the question about Chanel will never be; ‘Will they increase their prices’, but instead it should be: ‘When will they increase?’.

But there is good news as well, let’s covered that one.

Which Countries Experienced The Price Increase?

We did a research about the prices as soon as we got informed. We compared the prices of different countries to see the effect of this new policy. The biggest question we had was; where did the prices go up and also where did the prices go down?

Go down? Yes there is a bag that has a price decrease! Surprised right? This is also a part of the good news, we will let you know more later on

Now, let’s answer the burning question of this topic. Which countries are hit by Chanel’s latest policy? Here are the results of the research:

CountryThe Results
United StatesNo Price Increases
EuropeYes, Price Increased
United KingdomNo Price Increase
SingaporeNo Price Increase
Hong KongNo Price Increase
AustraliaNo Price increase
JapanNo Price Increase
CanadaNo Price increase either

There you go, so the only place where Chanel did a hike in prices is Europe. Is that good news? Not really, because Europe is big remember? It consists of many well-known countries like France the city of fashion, Italy the city of famous leather craftsmanship and our other favorite travel countries like Spain, Germany and Netherlands.

Europe is also a popular place to shop Chanel, especially for tourists. It’s the place where it’s guaranteed that you get an authentic handbag for relatively lower prices than in the US, UK, Asia and other expensive places like Japan and Australia. So the price increase is actually a rip in our heart and especially for those that are addicted to Chanel – now you need to pay more for your medicine.

What’s does new prices in Europe mean for you? Let’s answer that question after we show you all the new Chanel retail prices in Europe.

Chanel New Prices In Europe

The Classic Bags

Chanel Classic Flap BagNew PricesPrevious Prices
Chanel Mini Classic Flap Bag (Square) Prices€2360 euro€2250 euro
Chanel Small Classic Flap Bag€3990 euro€4100 euro
Chanel Medium/Large Classic Flap Bag€4480 euro€4260 euro
Chanel Jumbo Classic Flap Bag €4990 euro€4750 euro
Chanel Maxi Classic Flap Bag €5420 euro€5160 euro

The Chanel Small Classic Flap Bag Decreased In Price

Did you noticed? If not, then here’s the truth; the price of the Chanel Small Classic Flap Bag actually decreased while all other Classic Bag prices went up. A coincidence? Maybe not, because Chanel might be pushing us to buy more of the Small Classic Flap Bag instead of the other sizes. Or the Small size is not as popular as the others, so the price decreased. But whatever the reason, it’s a bang for your bucks!

The Reissue 2.55 Bags

Chanel Reissue 2.55 BagNew PricesPrevious Prices
Chanel Reissue 2.55 Size 224 Bag€3990 euro€4100 euro
Chanel Reissue 2.55 Size 225 Bag€4480 euro€4260 euro
Chanel Reissue 2.55 Size 226 Bag€4990 euro€4750 euro
Chanel Reissue 2.55 Size 227 Bag€5420 euro€5160 euro

Chanel Boy BagNew PricesPrevious Prices
Chanel Small Boy Flap Bag€3660 euro€3420 euro
Chanel Old Medium Boy Flap Bag€3980 euro€3720 euro
Chanel New Medium Boy Flap Bag€4440 euro€4150 euro
Chanel Large Boy Flap Bag€4760 euro€4450 euro

So there you go. Now you know the new retail prices in Europe and you know how much it has been increased versus the previous time as well. Which leads us to the next question. So how steep is the price increase this time?

How Big Is The Impact Of The Price Hike?

It’s good to know the numbers. But if you look at it and see that the price of the Small Boy Chanel Flap Bag increased from €3420 to €3660 euro, you might think: ‘hmm, it’s 200 euro, not really big deal’. But the truth unveils when we change the numbers to percentages. Then you will see the full effect of the price increases beyond the curtains. Are you ready to put your Virtual Glasses on to see the truth? Check them out here.

Chanel Classic Flap BagPrice Increase in %
Chanel Mini Classic Flap Bag (Square) Prices+4.88%
Chanel Small Classic Flap Bag-2.68%
Chanel Medium/Large Classic Flap Bag+5.16%%
Chanel Jumbo Classic Flap Bag+5.05%
Chanel Maxi Classic Flap Bag+5.04%

The Chanel Classic Flap Bag has increased by around 5% and so is the Chanel Reissue 2.55 Bag because both bags have the same prices. Now that you know that its around 5% increase, would you think differently?

Ask yourself, what could you’ve done with the extra €220 euro? Maybe a new Chanel Wallet that goes with that bag. Or perhaps new Chanel Classic Earrings. Or maybe a new pair of flats?

Let’s also take a look at the Boy Bags, shall we?

Chanel Boy BagPrice Increase in %
Chanel Small Boy Flap Bag+7.01%
Chanel Old Medium Boy Flap Bag+6.98%
Chanel New Medium Boy Flap Bag+6.98%
Chanel Large Boy Flap Bag+6.96%

So there you go, the Chanel Boy Bag went up by 7% while the Classic Flap Bags and the Reissue 2.55 Bag increased by 5%+. Should you be happy about it? Not really. Why? Check this out:

StyleNew Price Minus Old Price in Euro
Chanel Mini Classic Flap Bag (Square) Prices€110 euro
Chanel Small Classic Flap Bag-€110 euro
Chanel Medium/Large Classic Flap Bag€220 euro
Chanel Jumbo Classic Flap Bag€240 euro
Chanel Maxi Classic Flap Bag€260 euro

And now for the boys:

StyleNew Price Minus Old Price in Euro
Chanel Small Boy Flap Bag€240 euro
Chanel Old Medium Boy Flap Bag€260 euro
Chanel New Medium Boy Flap Bag€290 euro
Chanel Large Boy Flap Bag€310 euro

Here we can make two conclusions:
1). The goal was to increase the prices by €200 – €300 euro and because the Boy Bags were more expensive, the price increase in % was lower, but the effect was the same like the Chanel Classic Flap Bag.
2). The bigger the bag you purchase, the higher the price increase. If today you purchase the Small Boy Flap Bag, you pay €240 euro extra. But if you get the Large Boy Chanel Flap Bag, then you need to pay €310 euro extra, which is 70 euro more price increase than the Small one.

Now what could you do with that extra €310 euro? New Chanel Earrings? Wallet? Shoes?

Did Chanel Also Increased The Prices Of The Seasonal Handbags?

We’re going to start rolling good news from now on. The recent price rises were only applied to the Classic and Iconic handbags like the Classic Flap Bag, the Reissue 2.55 Bag and the Boy Bags. So when we mention these bags, we mean all the related styles, like the latest Boy Bag with Chain Around design, the Classic Flap Bag in new embroideries or the Reissue 2.55 Bags with Iconic Charms.

Chanel has left the seasonal bag prices the same (for now). But you can be certain that they will not take it easy on you when the next collection is released – meaning the next collection will be more expensive.

Because we know certain seasonal handbags have become increasingly popular and you might question whether they were increased in prices, we will cover them as well.


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More Latest Chanel Euro Prices

We’re currently updating all the new prices and will post the links here. So stay tuned.

UPDATED: Chanel Classic Bag Prices >>

UPDATED: Chanel Wallet Prices >>

UPDATED: Chanel WOC Prices >>

  • Sheryl


    Hi, does anyone know what’s the current price of the Chanel jumbo classic flap bag at Hong Kong airport? Im looking for the caviar with GHW. Do you know if they carry it and if they have stock at the airport? Hope to hear from you guys soon. Thanks!

    January 3, 2018
    • sasa


      HK$42900, sometimes they have stock at the airport, depend on your luck.

      January 3, 2018
  • Veron Ang


    Hi, does the Chanel Classic Flap Bag (lambskin, medium size) still come with gold hardware? The official website only has this size in silver. Jumbo size has it in gold.

    December 7, 2017
  • Kian wee


    Hi Alex,
    Is chanel small classic (A01113) caviar still in production? Pls guide thank you.

    November 13, 2017
  • Supriya


    Can I know the accurate price of classic double flap jambo in caviar leather price in gpb.

    October 19, 2017
  • Kulani


    Gabriel Hobo Metallic Silver price in London and Paris, pls advice.

    July 30, 2017
  • CiCi


    Woc or boy woc for first chanel bag? Canada or us?

    July 6, 2017
  • Hazel


    Hi do they still sell the Rock in Rome bag? How much is it nowadays?

    July 1, 2017
  • Isabel


    Hi Alex, how much is the CHANEL CHEVRON QUILTED MINI CLASSIC FLAP BAG in Europe & Singapore?

    June 10, 2017
  • Victoria


    How much is the classic woc in uk?

    June 9, 2017
  • Betty


    Chanel Jumbo Classic Black In Carviar +
    Chevron Red In Silver Hardware ????

    June 7, 2017
  • Betty


    Hello Alex,
    Thanks for the tips cos I could get my hands as quickly as possible on these 2babies by Chanel Antwerpen Belgium before the increase , had always a lambskin but decided to sale it , preferable a Caviar after beautiful experiences with them . Ladies Of BragMyBag Pls Never Stop Ur FABULOUS Work Cos It Pays Big Time Lo?E U All??

    June 7, 2017
  • Linda


    Went to Paris on 5/20 and was able to purchase an old medium boy bag for €3720 euro. Guess I got lucky! 🙂

    June 1, 2017
  • Victoria


    Does anyone know where i can find chanel mini rec in any black leather with shw in europe?

    May 31, 2017
  • Jessica


    Hi, I noticed on your post about Chanel WOC prices that the Boy WOC has decreased from $2400 to $2100 USD in March of this year.

    Have you heard anything about the Boy WOC (increase/decrease) during this May update? I am worried about resale value, if I ever decide to go that route. Thank you!

    May 31, 2017
  • Jennifer


    How about the Gabrielle Hobo Bag?

    May 30, 2017
  • Anonymous


    how bout WOC?

    May 30, 2017
  • Roger


    Could u please explaine further on “price increase in %”?

    I’m confused… For example on Jumbo C/F bag, (New price 4990 – Old price 4750) / New price 4990 = 4.8%
    I would like to know where is the “price increase in %” +20% comes from…


    May 29, 2017
    • cynthia


      Thanks for the feedback, it’s corrected =)

      May 29, 2017
  • Victoria


    There was not a price increase in the mini rect?

    May 29, 2017
    • cynthia


      Yes, there is. But we couldn’t find the prices for the extra mini (yet). We will update later with more details, so stay tuned.

      May 29, 2017

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