French fashion brand Chanel joined anti-Russian sanctions and prohibited to sell its production to Russians, as well as take their products to Russia and use them there. This was stated by the Russian blogger Lisa Litvin who tried to by Chanel bag in Dubai.
Chanel’s ban on selling goods to residents of Russia became known today, on April 1, 2022. Russian blogger Lisa Litvin posted a photo with the brand’s lilac bag and noted that the store’s employees in the UAE refused to sell it to her.
In addition, she published a picture showing a paper that is required to be signed by all Russian customers: “I don’t live in Russia and I won’t wear it on the territory of Russia.”
The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, commented on the information and recalled that the founder of the brand Coco Chanel during the Second World War was an agent of the Third Reich and had a close relationship with employees of the occupying government of France. According to the diplomat, Coco personally participated in attempts to organize secret negotiations between Germany and Great Britain.
“Moreover, the fashion designer solved her commercial tasks at the expense of the fascists. Before the war, she sold the production facilities of the famous perfume “Chanel No. 5″ to industrialists of Jewish origin. By attracting the Nazis, she tried to regain the rights to profit from the sale of perfumes,” Zakharova said.
The Spokeswoman added that, in her opinion, the leadership of Chanel “can return to its circles and, as its creator, support Nazism.”