Bethenny Frankel slams ‘elitist and exclusionary’ Chanel after she’s denied store entry

Bethenny Frankel ranted against ultra-luxurious Chanel after the store allegedly denied her entry into one of its retail locations in Chicago because she did not have an appointment.

The “Real Housewives of New York City” alum explained in a video posted to her Instagram Wednesday that she showed up on a whim but was immediately stopped at the door by a security guard.

“I’m like, ‘No, I don’t have an appointment. I have a credit card. I have a bag of Garrett’s popcorn, a basic bitch purse. Am I not allowed to come in at 3:54 on a Tuesday?’ Evidently not,” Frankel, 53, told her 3.4 million followers.

Bethenny Frankel ranted about “elitist” Chanel after they denied her entry into one of their Chicago boutiques. bethennyfrankel/Instagram
The “RHONY” alum didn’t have an appointment. bethennyfrankel/Instagram
“To be treated like you’re an interloper. … I didn’t realize we weren’t allowed to walk into stores anymore,” she told her Instagram followers. bethennyfrankel/Instagram

“To be treated like you’re an interloper. … I didn’t realize we weren’t allowed to walk into stores anymore. Gotta get a pap smear appointment and also to walk into Chanel. No big deal.”

The former Bravolebrity acknowledged in her caption that “security is critical” because “crime is at an all time high,” but she felt the security guard’s behavior was “elitist and exclusionary” because she was wearing a “sweaty tshirt [sic] and not dolled up or looking wealthy.”

“In business, first impressions are lasting. I would never want anyone to feel lesser than, particularly from a luxury brand making billions off of people buying into the hype,” she wrote.

“Gotta get a pap smear appointment and also to walk into Chanel. No big deal.” bethennyfrankel/Instagram
The former reality star has been a longtime customer of the luxury brand. bethennyfrankel/TikTok

“Chanel is a beautiful brand with timeless classic pieces. Being kind to customers of all socioeconomic backgrounds is also timeless and classic.”

Reps for Chanel didn’t immediately return Page Six’s requests for comment.

Frankel has been a longtime customer of the haute couture brand, having previously shown off her duds online and at high-profile events.

Chanel has yet to respond to the Skinnygirl founder’s claims. WireImage
Frankel did acknowledge in her caption that “security is critical” because “crime is at an all time high.” bethennyfrankel/TikTok

Fans actually mocked the Skinnygirl founder last summer after she proudly displayed her $20,000 Chanel birdcage bag.

“ok, as much as I love Chanel, this is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen. come on, now, even for Chanel, this is stupid,” one commenter wrote.

Just last month, Frankel coordinated with her two dogs in all-denim ensembles and accessorized with a quilted Chanel purse (currently sold out).

“POV: You invite a creator to lunch & unintentionally match your dogs…” she captioned the post, referencing meeting up with model Tyshon Lawrence, who was also included in the slide.