Department stores in the South Korean capital, Seoul, saw hundreds of shoppers queuing to buy Chanel luxury goods this week amid rumours of price rises, since confirmed by the French label. Authorities fear the queues could trigger coronavirus infections, and may order Chanel stores to close. Photo: Shutterstock Department stores in the South Korean capital, Seoul, saw hundreds of shoppers queuing to buy Chanel luxury goods this week amid rumours of price rises, since confirmed by the French label. Authorities fear the queues could trigger coronavirus infections, and may order Chanel stores to close. Photo: Shutterstock
Department stores in the South Korean capital, Seoul, saw hundreds of shoppers queuing to buy Chanel luxury goods this week amid rumours of price rises, since confirmed by the French label. Authorities fear the queues could trigger coronavirus infections, and may order Chanel stores to close. Photo: Shutterstock

Chanel coronavirus cluster fear amid rush to beat price rises for handbags prompts threat to close label’s stores in South Korean capital Seoul

  • Authorities in South Korean capital, alarmed by hundreds of shoppers, some from outside the city, thronging Chanel stores, consider ordering them to shut
  • ‘We were very worried about customers not practising proper social distancing while waiting,’ said an official at one department store with a Chanel boutique

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Department stores in the South Korean capital, Seoul, saw hundreds of shoppers queuing to buy Chanel luxury goods this week amid rumours of price rises, since confirmed by the French label. Authorities fear the queues could trigger coronavirus infections, and may order Chanel stores to close. Photo: Shutterstock Department stores in the South Korean capital, Seoul, saw hundreds of shoppers queuing to buy Chanel luxury goods this week amid rumours of price rises, since confirmed by the French label. Authorities fear the queues could trigger coronavirus infections, and may order Chanel stores to close. Photo: Shutterstock
Department stores in the South Korean capital, Seoul, saw hundreds of shoppers queuing to buy Chanel luxury goods this week amid rumours of price rises, since confirmed by the French label. Authorities fear the queues could trigger coronavirus infections, and may order Chanel stores to close. Photo: Shutterstock
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