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.

Guide To Heathrow Airport Overview


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.



  1. Jane May 20, 2018 Reply

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


  2. Stina April 26, 2018 Reply

    Do they sell small flap bag?

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      Alex April 27, 2018 Reply

      Yes they do!

  3. Monica Mancini April 8, 2018 Reply

    They DO sell BOY bags at Heathrow!

  4. Jay April 5, 2018 Reply

    Hi –

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

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      Alex April 6, 2018 Reply

      Heathrow don’t sell iconic bags. They don’t have the boy bags.

  5. Anna January 16, 2018 Reply

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

    Kind regards,

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      Alex January 20, 2018 Reply

      Hi Anna, no all iconic handbags are not being sold at Heathrow. But they do have the square mini/mini or the WOCs. Sometimes even the smallest size of the Reissue 2.55 Bag

  6. Jane February 12, 2017 Reply

    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!

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      Alex February 16, 2017 Reply

      Hi Jane, it works like this. If you are leaving from the Heathrow airport to a country outside Europe, you don’t need to tax-refund, but you need to let the SA know and see your ticket. If you’re staying in London and not leaving yet, while purchasing at the Heathrow airport, then you need to pay the VAT and apply the VAT-refund later on when leaving the EU.

  7. Juls April 18, 2015 Reply

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

  8. Nurul February 8, 2015 Reply

    Hi may i knw price for large boy at heatrow

  9. Tiffany November 23, 2014 Reply

    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? 🙂

    • becky November 26, 2014 Reply

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

      • Tiffany November 27, 2014 Reply

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

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