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Get ready to embrace the winds of change in Chanel's ever-evolving world of fashion. The luxury brand has just unveiled its latest official modification, effective June 7th: a quota system that will have you rethinking your Chanel collection strategy. You'll now be restricted to purchasing a maximum of two Chanel classic flap bags per year. ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ›๏ธ

Rumors had been circulating for some time about Chanel considering limits on its iconic classic flaps. But up until a few months ago, Chanel's official stance was that purchase restrictions were determined regionally or store-wise, primarily due to supply constraints. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‘œ


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However, the winds have shifted, and this is now an official brand-wide policy. The new rule allows for the acquisition of two classic flaps per year, regardless of color or size. And yes, this applies to mini flaps as well. While we can confirm this change in the US, we have a hunch it will soon become a global phenomenon. And if you've already acquired your two classic flaps this year, congratulations โ€“ you've reached your quota for fiscal year 2022. ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ๐Ÿ‘œ

This is a significant development, one that draws parallels with a certain other luxury house we're all familiar with. It's a move that could potentially elevate the classic Chanel flap to even greater heights of exclusivity, desirability, and value, thanks to its reduced availability and fewer new bags on the market. It's all about scarcity increasing appeal. ๐Ÿ“ˆ๐ŸŒŸ

So, what does this mean for collectors and shoppers alike? Whether your cherished classic flap's value in your wardrobe skyrockets remains to be seen. Immediate price hikes might not be on the horizon, but in a few years, with sustained popularity and limited supply, it could become a reality. Increased scarcity can have that effect. As your ability to expand your collection becomes restricted, you might find yourself growing even fonder of the classic flaps you already own. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘œ


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As for selling a classic flap on the secondary market, it's a bit of a crystal ball situation. Brand new in box (BNIB) bags in the latest, trendiest colors could potentially command a premium price, similar to the elusive quota styles offered by Hermรจs. But, for now, it's more of an aspiration than a certainty, as Chanel classic flaps have typically not seen secondary market pricing exceeding their original retail cost. ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‘œ๐Ÿ’ฐ

Furthermore, this move could be part of Chanel's grand plan to divert attention to its other stunning bag offerings. Take the Cruise 2023 runway, for example โ€“ classic flaps were conspicuously absent, while various other bag styles took the spotlight. If the quota bags are off the table, customers might be more inclined to explore alternative options and styles. Chanel offers a plethora of choices, from the beloved vanity cases in various sizes to backpacks, jewelry, and of course, their iconic ready-to-wear collections. ๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ›๏ธ


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For the dedicated Chanel aficionado accustomed to adding multiple bags to their collection annually, or at least having the freedom to do so, this new limitation may feel like an unwelcome change. With Chanel's substantial price hikes in recent years, it's understandable to feel somewhat targeted by this new policy. But it's quite likely that the brand's motive runs deeper โ€“ an attempt to curtail, interfere with, or restrict the growing reseller market capitalizing on the enduring popularity of Chanel's classic bags. ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ‘œ


Stay tuned as we continue to track this evolving story. How do you view this transformation in the Chanel fashion landscape? Share your thoughts! ๐Ÿ’ญ๐Ÿ›๏ธ

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