I want to buy a Chanel bag. (the 2.55)

Hello ladies!
My husband and I are planning to buy a 2.55 bag (black) for me. (:yahoo:)
We are planning to buy this at the "official" store in Paris, Rue Cambon no 31.

I do not have experience with buying from a official Chanel store.

(My Chanel sunglasses are from a chanel dealer in Ypres :smile:)

So I was wondering...

Can everybody get in that store from Chanel?
Are they polite?
Do they speak English / Dutch? (Our French is not so good... :P)
How should you ask if you want to buy a 2.55?
"Hello, I would like a 2.55 in black, jumbo please". That does not fit at all!

So any advice please?

I would APPRECIATE it really deep! :heart:
 

shells

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congrats on going to get your first bag :biggrin: while i have never had any experience buying at rue cambon, i can tell you that you would ask to see a black jumbo in __________ (lambskin or caviar leather) with __________ (gold or silver) hardware. i found that the SA's in paris generally speak some english, some better than others. good luck in your purchase!
 

angelastoel

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Can everybody get in that store from Chanel?
Yes, it is just like almost any other store.

Are they polite?
I haven't been in that boutique (but in others) and I had very nice experiences and I heard many people had nice experiences there.

Do they speak English / Dutch? (Our French is not so good... :P)
Yes, but I think it is always polite to start in French. At least a Bonjour Madame.

How should you ask if you want to buy a 2.55?
"Hello, I would like a 2.55 in black, jumbo please". That does not fit at all!
They always have classic flaps in the store, so you can just point at the bag and say I would like to see this bag but with ... hardware ... colour

Good luck, you will never regret a classic flap!
 

hatawa

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Hi,

Everybody has acces to the Chanel stores.
Greet them in your best French, and ask what you like to see.
Have fun buying your bag !!
 

hkc

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Just go for IT! I was there back in April and everyone was friendly and helpful...my DH & I were even offered a beverage! (fyi: we were not dressed to the nine) Just remember to bring your passport everywhere so they can get your VAT paperwork in order (i brought mine but i noticed someone forgot and had to come back so they got a little annoyed).
You'll have a blast! I :heart: Paris!
 

finnfan

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Its around 1900 euros. Sometimes its hard to get classic flap, they dont have it in store always...but there are a few chanel stores in Paris.
My adwice is to call the store and make shure that the bag will wait for you....good luck!
 
Oh okay :smile: The phone number can be found on the site or???



And does a lot fit in a jumbo?

I mean, I have a huge case for my Chanel sunglasses and it just does not fit in any of my bags...(I do have small bags...-

Should it fit than in a Jumbo?
 

finnfan

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Yeah, you can find the number on the official web site.
I dont know about fitting, coz Im waiting my jumbo to come next monday :woohoo:
A friend of mine bought it for me in Firence. But it was werry hard to find it. They even have waiting lists in some stores in Europe.
 

bagtasia

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Go ahead, no hesitation as long as you are there as a client they must respect you by ALL MEANS. The customers should be treated special and fairly.
 

shells

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Oh, let me know what you can put in the jumbo the, finnfan! :smile:

Congrats with your bag! :yahoo:
check the what's in your chanel bag today sticky at the top of the forum - pages 32 and 35 have pics of peoples jumbos with stuff inside. while you would be able to fit your sunglass case in a jumbo, it would take up a LOT of room inside of it. it might also make the bag bulge in width slightly (depends on the size of the case)