I usually purchase luxury items in the EU to take advantage of VAT and sometimes the exchange rate. But with the pandemic I’ll be home in the US for awhile. I know there was a recent US price increase with Chanel but I’m not too familiar. I’m looking to purchase a classic WOC and a classic flap in med in a new color too. With the US price increase, is it now cheaper to purchase in US or Germany/France? I can wait if it’s cheaper in the latter. Or if it IS cheaper there, is it possible to purchase over the phone and STILL get VAT back, somehow??