How To Buy A Chanel Bag In Heathrow?


Chanel boutique at Heathrow Airport, in the Tax-Free Area, will stop selling iconic handbags. What a heart-breaking news, but that was back in 2013.

Chanel at Heathrow is like a wish come true, all the handbags were sold tax-free, that means – no need to apply for tax-refund, therefore no need to pay for the extra administration fee and no need to check at the custom, and because all these effort are not needed, the tax-refund rate is also higher.

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But what about now? Can I buy a gorgeous Chanel Classic Bag at Heathrow Airport? Well, if you really want to know, then listen to this story.

Last week I chatted with Becky, she shared with me her entire shopping story – from Heathrow Airport to Munich. What she told us was really interesting and valuable; she bought a Chanel Boy Quilted Flap Bag at Heathrow (want to know more?). I belief her experience will help you purchase your very own Chanel bag in Europe, so we are going to share everything.

Becky at Chanel Heathrow: How Can I Get There?
Thank you for the feedback. I did it! I want to share with you and your readers how easy to do it, well not that easy but you can do it.

After check in from the terminal two security and walk to the center shopping area in terminal two, find the people who wears purple suits, they are from shop and collect, tell them you need to go shopping at any stores in other terminal, they will take you there. Service is free, but you do have to but at least of 250 pounds of goods from any store. However if you want to buy Chanel, then you have no problem.

You do need to have about 2 hours in between flights to do so. As you need to check in then check out, take airport bus to the terminal three and get into security in terminal three, then shop then leave, take bus back to terminal 2 and security again.
Worth all the efforts? I do not know, as the SA told me for Chanel, you can call to reserve 24 hours ahead of time, but they do not deliver to your terminal.

I got a dark blue medium boy flat with silver chain at airport price, about USD 3561, A saving of 1100 I believe. I can send you the picture. I also got a wallet, the color and leather are special, I do not have idea which style, SA told me is a come back style, it is 50 pound more than regular wallet. I paid 787 usd. Also can send you the picture for it.

Update on policy of how many you can buy, you can buy as much as you want! But not same style, like you can only one boy bag, one shopping tote and one baby 2.55.
All on all it is always fun to shop in Chanel, any place any country! Hope it helps.

Let’s summarize:
– Find the people who wears purple suits, they can take you to the right terminal
– You need to buy at least 250 pounds of goods
– You need to have about 2 hours in between the flights
– You can call the Chanel boutique to reserve 24 hours ahead of time
– You can buy as many bag as you want, as long as it is not the same style

Oh my, the information is worth more than gold! Very extensive explanation, well done Becky and thank you, thank you!

Oh, by the way, we are not done yet.

Chanel Store Do Carry The Classic 2.55 Baby Purse
Hi, the Chanel store only carry baby 2.55 purse at that day, so you are right before, they only carry the newer styles. The boy I bought is medium size but dark blue. The store has many other color that day.

Chanel Boutique At Milan Carries More Selection Than Munich
Hi, I did not buy the baby 2.55, it is too small to me, the size is smaller than a woc, only thicker. However it is cute, the one I saw is gold. So I do not have a picture. The price for the wallet is 787 US dollar. Just for information sharing. I also went to Milan Chanel store in September, there were a lot of selections, but I forgot to bring my passport, so I could not buy anything。 The following week I went The store in Munich, the selections are way less than any other stores I have ever been to.

Tax Refund In Munich Is 17 Percent
I bought a jumbo classic flap, the good news is the tax refund is at 17%。 I think it is the highest I ever got! Hope the information helps. Becky

Now, that’s something new, the highest tax-refund I’ve ever heard is at Heathrow Airport, then following Italy with 14 percent. Now we know that Munich gives 17 percent, I don’t think the store is safe anymore. We are going to shop until we drop!

Again, thank you Becky for sharing such valuable info and the pictures. If anyone got a question, please post it below in the comment section.


  • KM


    Hi, i’ve been told in Aug 2019 by SA at Chanel LHR T5 shop that from Nov 2019 they’ll have mini flap bags in caviar for sale. I’ll be passing by that shop next week and i wonder if they indeed have these bags now (i’m after mini flap rectangular in black caviar). Does anybody know please? Thank you!

    November 22, 2019
  • Chloe CFH



    I’m planning to buy a channel chevron flap bags, is there any stock there?

    November 21, 2018
    • BMB


      Is that the classic flap bag?

      November 21, 2018
      • Bonnie


        Hi I’m looking for a Chanel boy black, original medium in black with the gold hatdware

        April 8, 2019
        • BMB


          The Boy Bag in seasonal styles are available, but in limited supply.

          April 14, 2019
  • Jane


    Hi how many percent tax rebate can i get a heathrow airport? 20?


    May 20, 2018
  • Stina


    Do they sell small flap bag?

    April 26, 2018
  • Monica Mancini


    They DO sell BOY bags at Heathrow!

    April 8, 2018
  • Jay


    Hi –

    Do they sell any boy bags at heathrow anymore or none at all?

    April 5, 2018
  • Anna


    Do you know if they are still selling Chanel Boy Quilted Flap Bags there?

    Kind regards,

    January 16, 2018
  • Jane


    Hi Becky,
    I’m planning on going to Athens Greece and have a layover at London heathrow. This is my first time purchasing a Chanel bag abroad and I was wondering if I purchase a bag in the airport, do I need to request VAT or is that only for buying the bag outside of the airport? Please let me know. Thank you!

    February 12, 2017
  • Juls


    Hi Becky, I’m coming to Munich next month. Can you please share with me how to get the tax refund at Munich airport?

    April 18, 2015
  • Nurul


    Hi may i knw price for large boy at heatrow

    February 8, 2015
  • Tiffany


    AWWWWW thanks so much for the info! Esp on the prices on the med boys! My friend is going to the UK in Dec, so I hope she can find a small boy for me!!! *fingerscrossed* would u happen to know if there were many small boys in black (ghw or shw) available at heathrow aiport? 🙂

    November 23, 2014
    • becky


      Yes, there are quite some boys in the store, but you can only buy ONE.

      November 26, 2014
      • Tiffany


        Yay!! Thank you so much for the reply 🙂 hehe yup one is perfectly one with me 😛

        November 27, 2014

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