CHANEL PRICE INCREASE REPORT FEB 2018

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Here is the Chanel Price Increase Report of February 2018. And of course, the prices of Chanel handbags went up in certain countries, but none of the prices went down.

In this report we will also warn you about one handbag that might hike in price in the future, but for now you can still take advantage of the low price tag. This one handbag is the Small Classic Flap Bag, more details will follow below.

We will also compare the prices between certain countries, so you can easily spot where to buy the cheapest. We will also take the tax-refund calculation into account.

Now, let’s get this report going. Let’s start by checking which countries have increased in prices and which not.

Which countries increased in prices?

The day of the release of the Spring Summer 2018 Collection Act 1 should be a happy day. But for those that didn’t double-checked, it was also the day that the classic and the upcoming-classic handbag prices went up significantly in Japan. We’re talking about the Classic Flap Bags, The Classic WOC’s, Classic Wallets and even the Classic Boy Bags – all went up, up and up.

And for the US! We’ve received a price hike of the classic bags in November 2017. But Chanel decided to increase the prices of the Gabrielle Bag in the United States as well. Perhaps this handbag is becoming very popular there – so more demand means higher prices.

And now, let’s cover and analyze the prices of each handbag.

Chanel Classic Flap Bag

The Classic Flap Bags in Japan went up in prices by around 7%. And perhaps 7% doesn’t sound a lot, but if you consider the already-super-high-price-tags of these iconic handbags, then it’s quite a lot of money. Let’s just say; this 7% extra payment could be an extra wallet or a beautiful coin purse.

THE CLASSIC FLAP BAGS NEW PRICES PREVIOUS PRICES
Chanel Small Classic flap Bag ¥551880 Yen ¥514080 Yen
Chanel M/L Classic flap Bag ¥621000 Yen ¥577800 Yen
Chanel Jumbo Classic flap Bag ¥691200 Yen ¥642600 Yen
Chanel Maxi Classic flap Bag est. ¥751607 Yen ¥698760 Yen


The Price Differences in Yen

THE CLASSIC FLAP BAGS PRICE INCREASE IN YEN
Chanel Small Classic flap Bag ¥37800 Yen
Chanel M/L Classic flap Bag ¥43200 Yen
Chanel Jumbo Classic flap Bag ¥48600 Yen
Chanel Maxi Classic flap Bag est. ¥52847 Yen


The Price Differences in %

THE CLASSIC FLAP BAGS PRICE INCREASE IN %
Chanel Small Classic flap Bag 7.35%
Chanel M/L Classic flap Bag 7.48%
Chanel Jumbo Classic flap Bag 7.56%
Chanel Maxi Classic flap Bag est. 7.56%


Chanel Boy Bag

The Boy Bag prices have jumped as high as the Classic Flap Bags – they too have been increased by 7%. But do note one thing; the Classic Bags have always been more expensive than the Boy Bags, which means that the prices in Yen went up much higher.

THE BOY BAGS NEW PRICES PREVIOUS PRICES
Chanel Boy Small Bag ¥506520 Yen ¥471960 Yen
Chanel Boy Medium Bag (Old Medium) ¥550800 Yen ¥513000 Yen
Chanel Boy Medium Plus Bag (New Medium) est. ¥614642 Yen ¥572461 Yen
Chanel Boy Large Bag est. ¥618258 Yen ¥575829 Yen


The Price Differences in Yen

THE BOY BAGS PRICE INCREASE IN YEN
Chanel Boy Small Bag ¥34560 Yen
Chanel Boy Medium Bag (Old Medium) ¥37800 Yen
Chanel Boy Medium Plus Bag (New Medium) est. ¥42181 Yen
Chanel Boy Large Bag est. ¥42429 Yen


The Price Differences in %

THE BOY BAGS PRICE INCREASE IN %
Chanel Boy Small Bag 7.32%
Chanel Boy Medium Bag (Old Medium) 7.37%
Chanel Boy Medium Plus Bag (New Medium) est. 7.3%
Chanel Boy Large Bag est. 7.3%


Chanel Trendy CC Bag

It wasn’t only the iconic bags that got the price-increase-slap, but the upcoming classics as well, like this Trendy CC Bag. In fact, the upcoming classics went up in prices even more, for example; the Trendy CC Bags were increased by more than 12%. Now, if that isn’t a big slap.

THE TRENDY CC BAGS NEW PRICES PREVIOUS PRICES
Chanel Small Trendy CC Bag ¥606960 Yen ¥538920 Yen
Chanel Medium Trendy CC Bag ¥654480 Yen ¥579960 Yen
Chanel Large Trendy CC Bag ¥760320 Yen ¥675000 Yen


The Price Differences in Yen

THE TRENDY CC BAGS PRICE INCREASE IN YEN
Chanel Small Trendy CC Bag ¥68040 Yen
Chanel Medium Trendy CC Bag ¥74520 Yen
Chanel Large Trendy CC Bag ¥85320 Yen


The Price Differences in %

THE TRENDY CC BAGS PRICE INCREASE IN %
Chanel Small Trendy CC Bag 12.63%
Chanel Medium Trendy CC Bag 12.85%
Chanel Large Trendy CC Bag 12.64%


Price Increase In The United States

As we’ve stated before, the prices of the Gabrielle Bags in the US have been increased as well. But it’s only the Gabrielle Bags, the other bag prices have remained the same.

Chanel Gabrielle Bag

The Gabrielle Bag collection is huge and almost all of these handbags have jumped prices. They went up by around 9% to 11%, which is quite a lot.

We will only cover the most popular Gabrielle Bags because there are too many. For the latest updated prices, you can always check the Gabrielle Bag Prices Page.

THE GABRIELLE BAGS NEW PRICES PREVIOUS PRICES
Chanel Gabrielle Small Hobo Bag $3600 USD $3200 USD
Chanel Gabrielle Hobo Bag $4000 USD $3600 USD
Chanel Gabrielle Large Hobo Bag $4400 USD $4000 USD
Chanel Gabrielle Small Purse Bag est. $3777 USD $3400 USD
Chanel Gabrielle Small Backpack $3300 USD $3000 USD


The Price Differences in Yen

THE GABRIELLE BAGS PRICE INCREASE IN YEN
Chanel Gabrielle Small Hobo Bag $400 USD
Chanel Gabrielle Hobo Bag $400 USD
Chanel Gabrielle Large Hobo Bag $400 USD
Chanel Gabrielle Small Purse Bag $377 USD
Chanel Gabrielle Small Backpack $300 USD


The Price Differences in %

THE GABRIELLE BAGS PRICE INCREASE IN %
Chanel Gabrielle Small Hobo Bag 11.11%
Chanel Gabrielle Hobo Bag 10%
Chanel Gabrielle Large Hobo Bag 9.09%
Chanel Gabrielle Small Purse Bag 10%
Chanel Gabrielle Small Backpack 9.09%


Other upcoming classic handbags

Bags like Coco Handle Bag have also been hit by the latest price increase. Currently we have only updated the newest size, the Maxi Coco Handle Bag. The prices of these bags went up in Europe, Hong Kong, Australia, Japan and even in Malaysia.

Read more about the Chanel Coco Handle Bag…

The mini accessories; WOC and Wallets

The Classic Quilted WOC in Japan went up in price as well. The Classic Wallets have also been increased. Both accessories have seen an increase of more than 6%. Some wallets even went as high as 7%+.

If you want to check out the latest prices, please go to WOC Prices Page and the Classic Wallet Prices Page.

More details

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We’ve created two graphs to give you an idea of how aggressive the price increases have been in Japan. Both the iconic Classic Bags and Boy Bags went up significantly and frequently. The last price increase was just in November 2017, so you wouldn’t expect another one that quickly. But now the prices went up again in January 2018, in that short amount of time. So if you can get your dream bag, get it as soon as possible. For now, the prices Europe are still the same, but how about tomorrow?

The Small Classic Flap Bag

A few months ago, the bag prices in Europe went up except for the Small Classic Flap Bag. There were some rumors that Chanel was about to discontinue the Small Classic Flap Bag, which must be the reason for the price decrease, because they want to empty their stock. But that wasn’t true at all, because the Small Classic Flap Bag is still here.

Now for all the bag hunters and dreamers out there, the Small Classic Flap Bag might jumped ‘a lot’ in prices in the next price increase announcement. Why? Because Japan is the proof.

Before November 2017, the price of the Small Classic Flap Bag was ¥523800 JPY (equivalent to $4756 USD). Then on November 2017, out of nowhere, all the bags in Japan went up in prices except for the Small Classic Flap Bag. In fact, the Small Classic Flap Bag decreased in price (yes the word decrease is so scarce at Chanel!). The price went down to ¥514080 JPY (equivalent to $4667 USD). But at per today, the price has jumped again, together with the other classics and went up to ¥551880 JPY (equivalent to $5011 USD).

Now that Japan has made as an example, the next price increase will also affect the Small Classic Flap Bag. So get it before it happens.

Is It Cheaper To Buy In the United States Or Japan?

We know that some US citizen travels to Japan to purchase Chanel bags because they’re cheaper there. The fact that they can take advantage of the tax-refund policy reduces the prices, and thus it might be cheaper to buy in Japan. But let’s create an overview, shall we?

Chanel M/L Classic Flap Bag in US and Japan BEFORE THE PRICE INCREASE

What were the prices before the price increase in the US and Japan. Was it cheaper for an US citizen to buy in Japan?

Retail price USD Price Japan VAT Excluded
$5300 USD ¥574983 JPY > Convert to USD > $4857 USD

Chanel M/L Classic Flap Bag in US and Japan AFTER THE PRICE INCREASE

Now let’s see how the prices are as per today. Is it still profitable to buy in Japan?

Retail price USD Price Japan VAT Excluded
$5300 USD ¥574983 JPY > Convert to USD > $5220 USD


As you can see, the price gap between US and Japan has been reduced. Perhaps this is why Chanel decided to increase the prices in Japan – it’s to eliminate this gap.

Is It Cheaper To Buy In the Singapore Or Japan?

Singapore citizen also shop in Japan because it’s cheaper and they can get the tax-refund. But let’s see how it affects the shoppers after the price increase.

Chanel M/L Classic Flap Bag in US and Singapore BEFORE THE PRICE INCREASE

First, let’s see how the prices were before the price increase.

Retail price USD Price Singapore VAT Excluded
$5300 USD ¥534985 JPY > Convert to SGD > $6409 SGD


Chanel M/L Classic Flap Bag in Singapore and Japan AFTER THE PRICE INCREASE

Now let’s see how the prices are as per today. Is it still profitable to shop in Japan?

Retail price USD Price Singapore VAT Excluded
$5300 USD ¥574983 JPY > Convert to SGD > $6888 SGD

Conclusion

It’s still cheaper for Singapore Citizens to buy an iconic Chanel bag in Japan. But if you’re an US citizen, then the discount is much less. So what do you think?

All Chanel prices are updated. Go to Chanel Classic Bag Prices.

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CANDICE SWANEPOEL, TAYLOR HILL HEAT UP VICTORIA SPORT SHOOT

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Victoria Sport taps its famous Angels for a new activewear photoshoot from the Victoria's Secret. Models Candice Swanepoel, Taylor Hill, Jasmine Tookes and Josephine Skriver hit the gym in the form-fitting designs. From leggings to sports bras and coverups, the girls flaunt their toned figures in the stylish looks. Photographed by David Roemer (Atelier Management), the quartet wears matching messy updos with a dewy makeup look.

Related: Is Adriana Lima Hanging Up Her Victoria’s Secret Wings

VICTORIA SPORT 2018 CAMPAIGN

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NATALIA VODIANOVA MODELS PRETTY PASTELS FOR INSTYLE SPREAD

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Natalia Vodianova looks pretty in pastel on the subscriber’s cover of InStyle Magazine’s March 2018 issue. The Russian model poses in a pink Chanel frock with jewelry and boots from the brand’s spring collection. For the accompanying spread, Natalia embraces chic looks from the latest season embracing delicate shades. Photographed by Chris Colls and styled by Julia Pelipas, Natalia wears the designs of Dior, Nina Ricci and Versace amongst others.

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LADY DIOR BABY CLUTCH WITH CHAIN

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The newcomers like J’Adior and Diorevolution have dominated the headlines of Dior. But the house hasn’t forgotten their most precious ones yet and that’s why they’re introducing the Lady Dior Baby Clutch for the Spring Summer 2018 Collection. A baby clutch, how cute, how fabulous, how stunning!

The Design

The true Lady Dior is beautified with the traditional soft Cannage Topstitching, just like this one! The side is refined with the smooth DIOR charm in light gold hardware. This DIOR charm is the signature symbol of the Lady Dior line.

The side is also attached with a detachable wrist, just to make it easier for you to carry as a clutch bag. But for those that want to use it as a mini shoulder bag, it does come with a long 120 cm chain strap (detachable) for cross body or on the shoulder carry. So isn’t this amazing? It’s a mini Lady Dior Bag that can be transformed into an iconic evening clutch.

This bag is made with lambskin; the wrist strap is also made with the same leather. Oh my, this baby bag is so extravagant that will make your heart skip a beat – it also features an inner flap!

The Interior

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In order to get inside, you will need to open the inner-flap. The interior is made with one main compartment and 1 card slot. After all, it’s a mini handbag; so don’t expect to fit an tablet inside. But its cuteness should neutralize all its flaws.

The Prices And Sizes

Measuring 17.5 x 10.5 x 4 cm, the chain is 120 cm while the wrist strap is measured 22.5 cm. Priced at €1150 EUR, £1100 GBP via Dior boutiques.

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AMBER VALLETTA LOOKS ELEGANT IN ESCADA’S SPRING 2018 CAMPAIGN

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Supermodel Amber Valletta looks as elegant as ever for the spring-summer 2018 campaign from Escada. Captured by Horst Diekgerdes, the blonde beauty poses in elegant looks from the German fashion brand. In one shot, Amber wears a white blazer with a lace top. And in another, the American model poses in a striped dress with a side split. For beauty, Amber wears her hair in polished waves with a minimal makeup look.

Related: Amber Valletta Enchants in Blumarine’s Spring 2018 Campaign

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DIVE IN! REFORMATION UNVEILS ALL NEW SWIMSUIT STYLES

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Reformation Swim 2018 CollectionReformation unveils new swimsuit styles for 2018

Sustainable, cool girl brand Reformation just launched their swimsuit line last year. And for 2018, the company has all new styles perfect for the beach or pool. From retro inspired bikini sets to scuba tops and one-piece styles, embrace these chic silhouettes. Whether you want to sport polka dot and plaid prints or minimal black, there’s plenty of options. See some of our favorites from the new swimsuit range below, and shop the rest at TheReformation.com.

Related: New Season Chic | Reformation Showcases Resort Styles

REFORMATION SWIMWEAR 2018 COLLECTION

Reformation 'Tofino' Bikini Top ($68) and 'Mandalay' Bikini Bottoms in Black ($68)Reformation ‘Tofino’ Bikini Top ($68) and ‘Mandalay’ Bikini Bottoms in Black($68)
Get ready to hit the beach in style wearing a scoop neck bikini top and low scooped back.Reformation Bora One Piece Swimsuit in Cherry $98Reformation ‘Bora’ One Piece Swimsuit in Cherry $98
Channel ‘Baywatch’ vibes in a red one-piece swimsuit with a low scooped back and elastic straps.
Reformation 'Antigua' Bikini Top ($78) and 'Mandalay' Bikini Bottoms in Laguna ($68)Reformation ‘Antigua’ Bikini Top ($78) and ‘Mandalay’ Bikini Bottoms in Laguna($68)
Channel retro vibes in a high-waist bikini bottom paired with a ruffled top.Reformation Maraca One Piece Swimsuit in Parque $128Reformation ‘Maraca’ One Piece Swimsuit in Parque $128
Rock some plaid by the pool in an one-piece swimsuit featuring tied straps.Reformation 'Baltic' Bikini Top ($98) and 'Tigre' Bikini Bottoms in Black ($58)Reformation ‘Baltic’ Bikini Top ($98) and ‘Tigre’ Bikini Bottoms in Black ($58)
This scuba style top will have you covered up while flaunting your midsection.Reformation Antigua Bikini Top ($78) and Cayo Bikini Bottoms in Coconut ($68)Reformation ‘Antigua’ Bikini Top ($78) and ‘Cayo’ Bikini Bottoms in Coconut($68)
Lay out in the sun with a polka dot print bikini in a retro inspired silhouette.Reformation Maraca One Piece Swimsuit in Laguna $128Reformation ‘Maraca’ One Piece Swimsuit in Laguna $128
This one-piece wonder features a miniature polka dot print with ties at the shoulder and front.

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