If you work at Chanel

Binkysmom

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don't know about the first part, but an aunt of a friend of mine just retired and she get's a 30% discount for life. Not sure if that's what she got while she was working there. I know when she started working there she also got a clothing allowance, but she worked in the head office (training).
 

chanelcraze

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My friend used to worked with Chanel (in Malaysia). She could buy 1 item from the boutique per year (purse/wallet..) at 30% off but the item must not exceed Ringgit Malaysia 5,000 (approximately Euro 1176 / US$1587). There aren't many choices within the price range, are there?
 

chanelcraze

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i am not sure if this applies to Chanel worldwide but logically, it won't be far off. It has to maintain it's "standard", i doubt Chanel will "encourage" its staff to buy at 30% off and sell it elsewhere at a discount? JMO
 

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The crappy thing is you have to wait a certain number of months before you are allowed to buy something (clients always first when it comes to access). My SA always misses out on her favourite LE items.
 

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Yeah, when my boutique got the black lambskin with red tweed Camellia flap, my SA was so excited to show it to me and wanted to get it so bad...she wanted it for herself but was sure it'd be gone when the time limit was up.
 

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Yeah, when my boutique got the black lambskin with red tweed Camellia flap, my SA was so excited to show it to me and wanted to get it so bad...she wanted it for herself but was sure it'd be gone when the time limit was up.
She couldn't even buy it at full price...like a regular customer?

My boutique SA gets 50% off but there is a $5K annual limit. She also gets basic items to wear while at work (simple Chanel button up sweaters and t-shirts and sometimes jewlery too). I love her so much. Sometimes she buys me something small I keep eyeing (using her discount) like CJs or scarfs and I pay her back... she says she does not want any more "Chanel things" so why not make me smile :cloud9::yahoo: I can't imagine the day I don't want any more Chanel.

NM is different. The NM Chanel Specialist gets a clothing allowance (free stuff EVERY season totalling like $4K). So jelly! She gets the cutest things!!!:greengrin:
 

karman

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I don't think so, she was going to get her mom to look for it in another country so I'm guessing not.

It wouldn't be very fair if she could, because then she'd know way in advance if something was coming in..there'd be nothing left for the customers!
 

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I don't think so, she was going to get her mom to look for it in another country so I'm guessing not.

It wouldn't be very fair if she could, because then she'd know way in advance if something was coming in..there'd be nothing left for the customers!
Yea, I think I remember one SA telling me she was so sad because she was not able to get the lux ligne bowler. I think she said they had to wait a certain amount of time before they could buy it on discount or that they could pay full price if it was still available after a few months. It was not available. She was very sad.
 

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I mean if you really want to cheat the system you could get a friend to wait list for you...but if your boss finds out...uh oh!!