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oxymoron: inexpensive Chanel in Paris?

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oxymoron: inexpensive Chanel in Paris?

Does such a thing exist? Real Chanel not fake. Thanks.

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1. Re: oxymoron: inexpensive Chanel in Paris?

You might find less-expensive items in the line that you do not find at home.

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2. Re: oxymoron: inexpensive Chanel in Paris?

Define expensive. There are consignment shops where you can find plenty of it. To some that makes it affordable, to others it remains out of reach. Le Reciproque on rue de la Pompe in the 16th has the best selection. The buttons have all been removed to avoid theft and are handed over at time of purchase.

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3. Re: oxymoron: inexpensive Chanel in Paris?

There are stores in Paris that sell designer clothes at about half-price or so. Do you call half of 2,000E for a blouse inexpensive?

On the positive note: I am now getting my makeup at Chanel when I go to paris. Twice I bought an eyeliner pencil and once I bought eyeshadow with two colors. The quality is great, I have a souvenir, I get to carry around a Chanel bag so that people can wonder what I bought and am I rich (haha) and I get to use it everyday and think about my trip.

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4. Re: oxymoron: inexpensive Chanel in Paris?

Sales start on the last wednesday in June this year. You can get up to 50% off sale items.

Chanel, like Vuitton has always been cheapest in France(although Vuitton never has sales)however, due to the recent crash in Sterling, I believe for the first time ever - and only until they adjust the prices up - the UK is currently the cheapest place to buy allowing for currency conversions (and local taxes within the Euro zone)


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5. Re: oxymoron: inexpensive Chanel in Paris?

You should check a few second hand or outlet stores. Phread already recommended one: I do like L'Annexe des Créateurs, near place de la Madeleine, they usually have Chanel items:


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6. Re: oxymoron: inexpensive Chanel in Paris?

I bought my first Chanel and Vuitton in paris, and found it slightly cheaper than the UK, however still cheaper to buy in the US i think due to exchange rate, even tho its not as great as last year.

Some chanel pieces can be found in vintage stores which i think are more classic and timeless than the Lagerfeld period (just my opinion) so it might be worthwhile looking there!

And if you want CHEAP chanel - the only choice is make up, their waterproof mascara is GREAT!!! and Galeries Lafayette is perfect for chanel make up!

Hope this helps


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