Wealthy Moscow socialites fleeing the war and sanctions to shop in Dubai are outraged that Chanel has refused to sell them their favorite accessories…
Russian interior designer and influencer Liza Litvin told how she was refused a Chanel bag in a top Dubai mall.
“I went to a Chanel boutique in the Mall of the Emirates,” she posted in fury.
“They didn’t sell me the bag because (attention!) I am from Russia!!!”
She told how Chanel “has a new order that they only sell after I sign a piece of paper saying that I won’t wear this bag in Russia.”
She exploded: “What?!”
Litvin told how ‘they asked for my ID details and I gave my Russian phone number.
She explained how a manager at the store told her “We know you are a Russian celebrity.”
“We know you’ll be making purchases to Russia, so we can’t sell our brand’s items.”
So, it seems that the war is being taken to the streets outside of Ukraine and Russia by companies that usually use their products essentially for advertising. Interesting how that is working given the bad publicity the retailers are getting in the deal.