For about two weeks now, rumors have been circulating about the possible Chanel price increase in the United States. Well, today we’ve learnt, that indeed, those weren’t rumors. As of January 15, 2021, Chanel handbag prices in the United States have officially increased again. Luckily, this time the increase was only 3-7 percent across the classic and popular styles, which seems like your typical yearly price increase. However, let’s not forget, that this is the second major Chanel price increase in the US over the last year. In May 2020, in the middle of the pandemic, Chanel has surprised us with an absolutely outrageous price increase. The superstar of the last price increase was, without a doubt, the Chanel Mini Classic Square Flap, which went up in price for whopping 20%. What can I say… I am still pretty saddened I couldn’t get my hands on one before the last price increase hit!
The January 2021 price increase affects the classic and popular Chanel handbag styles, from Classic Flaps to trending styles, like the Chanel 19. While 3-7 percent price hikes don’t feel that substantial at first, as soon as you start comparing the old and new prices, you notice the difference. See it yourself! Below I present you the detailed comparison between the old and new Chanel prices as of January 2021.
Chanel Price Increase 2021: The New Prices in the US
Classic Flap US Prices (January 2021)
|Bag Style||Current Price||Old Price|
|Chanel Classic Mini Rectangular Flap Bag||$4,000||$3,800|
|Chanel Classic Mini Square Flap Bag||$3,800||$3,600|
|Chanel Classic Small Flap Bag||$6,200||$5,800|
|Chanel Classic Medium Flap Bag||$6,800||$6,500|
|Chanel Classic Jumbo Flap Bag||$7,400||$7,100|
|Chanel Classic Maxi Flap Bag||$8,000||$7,700|
It seems like the superstar of this price increase was the Chanel Classic Maxi Flap Bag. The bag now retails for whopping $8,000. The Mini Flaps both went up for $200, now retailing for $3,800 and $4,000 respectively. The Chanel Classic Small Flap is now $6,200, which means a roughly 7% price increase. The Medium and Jumbo Flaps now retail at $6,800 and $7,400.
Reissue 2.55 US Prices (January 2021)
|Chanel Reissue 2.55 Bag Style||Current Price||Old Price|
|Chanel Reissue 224 Bag||$6,200||$5,800|
|Chanel Reissue 225 Bag||$6,800||$6,500|
|Chanel Reissue 226 Bag||$7,400||$7,100|
|Chanel Reissue 227 Bag||$8,000||$7,700|
Another classic Chanel handbag style that was subject to price increases this time is the Reissue 2.55. As of January 15, 2021, the Chanel Reissue 224 Bag retails for $6,200. The Reissue 225 went up in price for $300 from $6,500 to $6,800. Chanel Reissue 226 and 227 bags now retail for $7,400 and $8,000 respectively.
Boy Bag US Prices (January 2021)
|Chanel Boy Bag Style||Current Price||Old Price|
|Chanel Small Boy Flap Bag||$4,900||$4,600|
|Chanel Old Medium Boy Flap Bag||$5,300||$5,000|
|Chanel New Medium Boy Flap Bag||$5,600||$5,500|
As of January 15, 2021, the Chanel Small Boy Flap Bag retails for $4,900, that’s a price increase of $300 from the last price of $4,600. The Old Medium Boy also went up in price for $300. The bag now retails for $5,300. Interestingly enough, the New Medium Boy went up in price for just $100, which is from $5,500 retail price to $5,600.
Gabrielle Bag US Prices (January 2021)
|Chanel Gabrielle Bag Style||Current Price||Old Price|
Now, how about the Chanel Gabrielle? Small and Medium Gabrielle bags have increased in price for around 7 percent, or $300. They now retail for $4,400 and $4,600 respectively. The Gabrielle Bag in Large went up from $4,600 to $4,700, which is a $100, or just 2.2 percent price increase.
Chanel 19 Bag US Prices (January 2021)
|Chanel 19 Bag Style||Current Price||Old Price|
|Chanel 19 Small Bag||$5,100||$4,800|
|Chanel 19 Large Bag||$5,600||$5,300|
|Chanel 19 Maxi Bag||$6,200||$5,800|
Probably the most popular Chanel bag at the moment, the Chanel 19, has also been impacted by this price increase. Of course, it would be really weird if it was excluded. The Chanel 19 bag in Small increased in price for roughly 6 percent, from $4,800 to $5,100. The Chanel 19 Bag in Large is now going to cost $5,600. The Maxi has soared almost 7 percent, going up in price from $5,800 to $6,200.
Disclaimer: Prices in this blog post are listed for information purposes only. Actual prices in boutiques may vary.