Chanel Responds To Their $825 Advent Calendar Getting Dragged For Being Stingy

December 7, 2021 / Posted by:

WWD says that one TikToker has let Chanel have it regarding their 2021 advent calendar. If you don’t know, an advent calendar is like a gift box type thing for the month of December leading up to Christmas. Each day has a new surprise gift for you to open and enjoy. But if you’re gonna buy Chanel’s $825 advent calendar, maybe DON’T. Because TikToker, Elisa Harmon, collected all the hair follicles on their heads and snatched them up when she went through the shit-ass gifts they charged her nearly a grand for. I bet that Choupette Lagerfeld‘s advent calendar isn’t this cheap!

With over 245,000 followers, Elisa showed what’s inside the designer calendar which comes shaped like a bottle of Chanel No.5. The numbering of days begins at 5 instead of 1 and goes to 31, but why wait to be disappointed? Just open in all like Elisa. In the videos, the gifts Elisa discovers in her calendar include stickers, mini lipsticks, keychains, a plastic necklace, a mini paperweight, a 5-shaped money clip, possibly temporary tattoos/maybe more stickers–basically, the Chanel advent calendar is a loot bag from a birthday party in 1997. And not even a good one! Here are some of the lacklustre unveilings:


Reply to @jennyshopesanddreamsdied

♬ A Holly Jolly Christmas – Instrumental Christmas Music


Reply to @cumrag57 smiling but we’re close to tears

♬ Skating (From “A Charlie Brown Christmas”) – Rémi Ramaget


I’ll lay everything out and show you all of the contents and you can tell me if you think it’s worth it #chaneladventcalendar

♬ Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee


bless this mess

♬ Sleigh Ride – Leroy Anderson

Bruno Pavlovsky, the president of fashion and president of Chanel SAS, says the calendar was a part of the 100th anniversary of the Chanel No.5 perfume. It’s the first time such an item was available for sale, and I’m gonna guess it could be their last. Elisa’s videos have been viewed millions of times and she says in one that Chanel blocked her over them. But they gave an official statement about it saying that’s not true:

In an official statement, Chanel said the claim was “absolutely inaccurate,” as the brand is not active on TikTok. “We have never blocked access to the Chanel TikTok account to anyone, because it is simply not active. It has never been activated, no content has ever been published, it has no subscriber and no subscription. The page therefore appears empty to anyone who visits it,” the house clarified.

“When Ms. Harmon visited our page, she naturally found the usual message that she could not access this account, just like anyone else on the network,” it added. “We are very committed to sharing our world and our creations with our followers on social networks. Our pages are open to everyone, and millions of followers follow us all over the world. They are of course free to express their feelings and opinions, whether they are enthusiastic or critical, if they respect the rules of good conduct in accordance with the uses of social networks — no defamation, calls to violence, threats, or intimidation,” Chanel said.

“We are aware of the comments that are currently visible under our publications and are sorry that this calendar may have disappointed some people,” it continued. “Directly inspired by the mythical silhouette of the No.5 bottle, this calendar, only available for a short period, has a unique design and an original content, which makes it a true collector’s item whose value cannot be summed up by the products it contains alone,” Chanel said.

Mythical silhouette? Um… the Chanel bottle exists though? So what’s the myth? Oh, that Coco Chanel helped Nazis? Wait, that’s not a “myth” that’s “history.” And Bruno also cooed out some more praise for the calendar:

“This controversy is a bit of a shame because it was not what Chanel intended. Chanel thought it would please some of its customers by offering this type of product. Evidently, we see that you have to be careful and therefore, in future, we will certainly be much more cautious… I think it is one of the most beautiful ever made, both in terms of design and the materials used… Certainly, next time, we will think of another way to do this type of thing. I think that certain categories of products may be more suitable, in particular beauty–that could be a great idea. In any case, the objective is to promote our products and not to trigger any controversy, and even less to create frustrations or to send the wrong signals.”

Yeah, poor frustrated rich people spending almost a thousand dollars on a gift box and only getting like $400 worth of over-priced shit in return! How sad.

Obviously, the Chanel calendar is so chintzy because all the money was used for Choupette’s personal calendar featuring only the freshest filet mignon and caviar vacuum-sealed for freshness, another diamond-encrusted collar to add to her collection and the last soul Karl Lagerfeld stole from a model before he passed away. At least Choupette will have a blessed holiday season, which is all the matters.

Pic: Chanel

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