The cheapest place in the world to buy Chanel is none other than Terminal Three, Heathrow Airport in London. Following is a simple FAQ done to explain why Chanel is much cheaper in the Heathrow Airport compared to anywhere else in the world.
Why Chanel is much cheaper compared to other places?
Chanel prices are the same throughout Europe and London, that is assuming after converting the purchase price from EURO or Pounds to your local currency is more or less the same. Putting exchange rates out of the formula, the extra saving comes in the form of VAT refund offered which is 20% in 2013 when you purchase in London Heathrow Airport Terminal 3 versus 11 to 13% from EU Countries. Buying it from EU countries require lots more paperwork and legwork as well. You need to fill in the tax refund form, go to the airport early to submit the paperwork etc. Finally there are service fees involved so basically you do not get the entire tax refund.
How is the Chanel variety at London Heathrow Airport Terminal 3
Mostly the higher end current season stuff
- Chanel WOC
- Chanel PST
- Chanel GST
- Classic pumps
- Chanel Clothing
- Chanel Boy Bags
- Smaller pieces, actual wallets, jewellery etc also made an appearance
What they do not sell anymore or you may call to confirm
- Chanel Classic flaps
- Chanel reissues
Where is the Chanel store located at Terminal 3?
The unit number is 11
What is the opening Hours?
Opening hours are from 7:00 – 22:00 daily
How to check if they have stock?
You may consider calling them at 44-20-87541000 to check what is available before heading down.
What happen if you are not departing from Terminal 3?
If you are not departing from any terminal none other than Terminal 3 then you are not allowed to visit the Chanel store which is located at Terminal 3. To change between terminals at Heathrow, you need to go through Flight Connections where you need the Connection pass.
What Airline departure from Terminal 3?
If you are taking the following airlines, you are in luck as they depart from Terminal 3
- Virgin Atlantic
- Ethiopian Airlines
- Royal Jordanian
- Turkmenistan Airlines
- EVA Air
- Thai Airways
- Air China
- British Airways
- Egypt Air
- Air Canada
- American Airlines
- SAS – Scandinavian Airlines
- Cathay Pacific Airways
- Pakistan International Airlines
- Turkish Airlines
- Oman Air
- Singapore Airlines
- Iran Air
- Japan Airlines