Chanel at the London Heathrow Airport is considered one of the few places where you can get a good deal on a Chanel bag. However, this depends a lot on the exchange rate since the stronger the pound the lower your savings. That being said the alternative is to buy Chanel in Paris since EU countries participates in a VAT refund (approx. 13%) for for tourists visiting the country. This not only applies to Chanel but all other designer bags as Heathrow has multiple shops including Dior, Mulberry etc..
Note, that import duties may apply depending on your country if you exceed limits. For instance, in Canada, for purchases exceeding $800 in a one week period one could be taxed up to 25% on the total price (all in including any additional costs incurred) effectively negating your cost savings.
The Chanel at Heathrow stock bags, jewelry, shoes, sunglasses and ready-to-wear. Stock is limited since this is one of the busiest airports in the world and popular styles sell out faster. There are some restrictions on how much one can purchase, which you can inquire about when at the store. Reservations are available but are held for limited periods so inquire with the store for appropriate stock if you plan to travel there.
Chanel at London Heathrow Airport is at Terminal 3 opening hours are from 7:00 – 22:00. Their phone number is 44-20-87541000. Airports typically allow transfer to other terminals; however, moving through security gates is required with your passport and boarding passes.
(FOR REFERENCE USE ONLY: Prices are approximate and it is important to contact the store directly for stock and price)
Style and Price
Price in pounds
|Chanel Classic M/L Flap Bag||£2,300.00|
|Chanel Classic Jumbo Flap Bag||£2,500.00|
|Chanel Maxi Flap Bag||£2,700.00|
|Chanel GST Bag||£1,300.00|
|Chanel Medallion Tote Bag||£1,200.00|
|Chanel Timeless Clutch Bag||£930.00|
|Chanel WOC Bag||£850.00|
|Chanel Reissue 226 Bag||£2,500.00|
Here is the map of Terminal 3 at the London Heathrow Airport where the Chanel Botique is located.
Photo from www.heathrow.com