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Chanel Classic Black Leather Lambskin Gold Chain Evening Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Classic Black Leather Lambskin Gold Chain Evening Shoulder Flap Bag Lambskin leather Gold tone hardware Snap button closure Leather lining Date code present Made in France Sh...
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Late 20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

Chanel 2014 Coral Velvet Small Medium So Black CC Classic Flap
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Coral Velvet Small Medium So Black CC Classic Flap Year: 2014 So Black Hardware CC Turnlock Closure Classic Interwoven chain Coral interwoven velvet Classic back pocket In...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Black Large Classic Bag
By Chanel
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Fantastic and iconic Chanel bag Year 2009/2010 Caviar leather Black color Metal silver chain CC Closure External pocket No card Serial number inside Cm 30 × 19.5 x 10 (11.8 x 7.67 ...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Chanel Black Large Classic Bag
  • Chanel Black Large Classic Bag
  • Chanel Black Large Classic Bag
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H 7.68 in. D 3.94 in. L 11.82 in.
Chanel Black Lambskin Classic Flap Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Lambskin Classic Flap Backpack is in very good vintage condition. A cool unisex spin on the timeless classic flap bag, the backpack is a roomy hands-free...
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Late 20th Century Backpacks

CHANEL Classic Jumbo Double Flap Black Caviar Leather Handbag NEW
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Black Chanel classic jumbo double flap black handbag. Collection '00. Caviar leather with silver hardware. Brand new with tag .Made in Italy. Dust bag and authenticity card with...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Maxi Single Classic Flap
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel black quilted lambskin maxi single flap with silver tone hardware. Shoulder drop 11"/21". Collection 2009/2010. Storte price $7300. Comes with hologram and original box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Black Maxi Single Classic Flap
  • Chanel Black Maxi Single Classic Flap
  • Chanel Black Maxi Single Classic Flap
  • Chanel Black Maxi Single Classic Flap
H 9.5 in. W 4 in. L 13 in.
Chanel Black Lambskin Classic Shopping Tote
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Black Lambskin Classic Shopping Tote Chanels bags are some of the most sought after bags in the world. This classic style tote has generous dimensions and allows you to carry...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Black Lambskin Classic Shopping Tote
  • Chanel Black Lambskin Classic Shopping Tote
  • Chanel Black Lambskin Classic Shopping Tote
  • Chanel Black Lambskin Classic Shopping Tote
H 11.23 in. D 3.94 in. L 14.57 in.
Chanel Black Classic Quilted Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Vintage Black Classic Quilted Tote Bag. This roomy quilted Chanel black tote bag has exterior slip pockets on both sides of the bags, and a leather bag charm that's ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

CHANEL Black Metallic 2.55 Classic Flap W/ Black Hardware
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Metallic 2.55 Classic Flap W/ Black Hardware Made In France Age: 2008-2009 Materials: Leather Stamped: "CHANEL MADE IN FRANCE" 227 Size F...
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21st Century and Contemporary Handbags and Purses

Stunning Chanel Classic handbag in black quilted lambskin with gold hardware
By Chanel
Located in Paris, Paris
Chic Chanel Classique shoulder bag in black quilted leather, gold plated metal hardware (24k plated), a gold plated metal chain handle intertwined with black leather allowing a shoul...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Stunning Chanel Classic handbag in black quilted lambskin with gold hardware
By Chanel
Located in Paris, Paris
Chic Chanel Classique shoulder bag in black quilted leather, gold plated metal trim (24k plated), a gold plated metal chain handle intertwined with black leather allowing a shoulder ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Stunning Chanel Classic handbag in black quilted lambskin with gold hardware
By Chanel
Located in Paris, Paris
Chic Chanel Classique shoulder bag in black quilted leather, gold plated metal trim (24k plated), a gold plated metal chain handle intertwined with black leather allowing a shoulder ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Stunning Chanel Classic handbag in black quilted lambskin with gold hardware
By Chanel
Located in Paris, Paris
Gorgeous Chanel Classic bag in black quilted lambskin leather, gold-tone metal chain interwoven with black leather. Flap closure, gold-tone CC symbol. Lining in burgundy leather. 1 z...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Black Double Flap 10"Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel black classic double flap lambskin 2.55 bag. Can be worn two ways: shoulder drop, 17.5"L or 9.5"L. Comes with hologram and dust bag. Minor scuffs on leather and hardware.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Classic Black Double Flap 10"Bag
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  • Chanel Classic Black Double Flap 10"Bag
H 6 in. W 2.5 in. L 10 in.
Chanel Black Python Large Classic Shopper Tote
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Black Python Large Classic Shopper Tote -Large python shopping tote -Red lining -One main interior pocket with two card slots and one zipped pocket -Expandable bag with silve...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted-Leather Classic Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
CHANEL Chanel Black Quilted-Leather Classic Shoulder Bag Reference: 2415 Serial Number: 6267917 Age (Circa): 2000 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Box, Authenticity Card, Care Book...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Lambskin Classic Shopping Tote
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Black Lambskin Classic Shopping Tote Chanels bags are some of the most sought after bags in the world. This classic style tote has generous dimensions and allows you to carry...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Black Lambskin Classic Shopping Tote
  • Chanel Black Lambskin Classic Shopping Tote
  • Chanel Black Lambskin Classic Shopping Tote
  • Chanel Black Lambskin Classic Shopping Tote
H 11.23 in. D 3.94 in. L 14.57 in.
Chanel Classic Quilted Shopper Black Vintage
By Chanel
Located in Roosendaal, NL
From the collection of Savineti we offer this Chanel Classic Shopper: - Brand: Chanel - Model: Classic Shopper - Year: 1994 - Condition: Good - Materials: Lambskin Leather, Gold Hard...
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1990s Hobo Bags

  • Chanel Classic Quilted Shopper Black Vintage
  • Chanel Classic Quilted Shopper Black Vintage
  • Chanel Classic Quilted Shopper Black Vintage
  • Chanel Classic Quilted Shopper Black Vintage
H 12.21 in. W 5.91 in. L 14.38 in.
Chanel Black Quilted Soft Lambskin Leather Classic Flap Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
GORGEOUS Chanel black classic flap clutch with chain strap in excellent condition. Quilted soft black lambskin leather exterior trimmed with matte gold hardware and a removable silv...
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2010s Clutches

Chanel Black Quilted Patent Leather Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Flap bags are the most iconic handbags. Crafted from black patent leather the bag features the iconic quilted pattern. It has a single chain and leather woven strap along wi...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Classic Single Flap bag from Chanel comes in a classy black shade which blends so well with the silver-tone hardware to exude beauty. Its leather body is detailed with their sig...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Classic Single Flap bag from Chanel comes in a classy black shade which blends so well with the silver-tone hardware to exude beauty. Its leather body is detailed with their sig...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Classic Single Flap bag from Chanel comes in a classy black shade which blends so well with the silver-tone hardware to exude beauty. Its leather body is detailed with their sig...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Leather Jumbo Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from leather in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on the fa...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Classic Single Flap bag from Chanel comes in a classy black shade which blends so well with the silver-tone hardware to exude beauty. Its leather body is detailed with their sig...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather CC Classic Camera Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This classic Camera bag from Chanel is a vintage piece stacked with the brand's iconic details. Crafted with black leather featuring the signature quilting all over, the bag is metic...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Vintage Chanel Black Quilted Jumbo Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Vintage Chanel black quilted lambskin jumbo single-flap bag. Signature oversize CC logo turn-lock clap. Very good condition. Can be worn with strap long, 25"L, or doubled, 14"L.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel 80s Black Lambskin Extra Long Elongated Classic Flap Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel black lamsbkin extra long elongated classic flap clutch 1989 {VINTAGE 32 Years} Giant long lambskin leather clutch flap bag Gold hardware CC turnlock closure Interior long zi...
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1980s Clutches

Chanel Classic Vintage Caviar CC Black Diamond Quilted Timeless Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Classic Vintage Caviar CC Black Diamond Quilted Timeless Clutch This stylish clutch is beautifully crafted of black diamond quilted caviar leather. The clutch features a poli...
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1990s Clutches

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Maxi Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from leather in a quilt design, it has a leather and fabric interior and the...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Caviar Leather Classic Flap Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
Black Caviar leather vintage Chanel Classic Flap backpack with gold-tone hardware, dual flat shoulder straps, three compartments, black grosgrain lining, dual zip pockets at interior...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Classic East West Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from leather in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on the le...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel 2019 Black Lambskin Leather Quilted Classic Flap Clutch Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel 2019 Black Lambskin Leather Quilted Classic Flap Clutch Bag Made In: France Year of Production: 2019 Color: Black Hardware: Silvertone Materials: Lambskin Leather Lining: Lea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Small Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Flap bags are the most iconic handbags. The vintage classic double flap bag is crafted from leather and features the iconic quilted pattern. It has a chain and leather woven...
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1990s Clutches

1980's Vintage Chanel Black Classic Zipped Tote With Chains
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel classic quilted zipped handbag with heavy duty gold chains. Shoulder drop 10.5". Collection 1989/1991. Comes with hologram, authenticity certificate, id card and original dust...
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1980s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Jumbo Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Flap bags are the most iconic handbags in the fashion world. The classic single flap bag is crafted from the signature black leather and features the iconic quilted pattern ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Aged Calfskin Quilted Classic Flap Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
GORGEOUS Chanel Black Aged Calfskin Quilted Classic Flap Tote Bag in excellent condition. Black aged calfskin exterior trimmed with silver hardware. 2 Front exterior small flap pocke...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

Chanel Black Lambskin Quilted Vintage Double Flap 10" Classic Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Made circa 1994-1996 Made of black lambskin leather with burgundy leather interior. Hologram sticker and matching authenticity card read "3957619" Interior stamped "CH...
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1990s Handbags and Purses

Chanel 9" Black Classic Double Flap Bag with Gold Hardware
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel black classic double-flap lambskin 2.55 bag. Can be worn two ways: Shoulder drop, 17.5"L or 9.5"L. Comes with hologram and dust bag. Minor scuffs on leather and hardware.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Maxi Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in absolute awe of this Classic Double Flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Crafted from leather it features the iconic quilted pattern. It has a chain an...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Jumbo Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in absolute awe of this Classic Double flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Crafted from leather it features the iconic quilted pattern. It has a chain an...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Jumbo Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from leather in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on the le...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Maxi Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's classic flap bags are the most iconic handbags in the fashion world. Totally worth the splurge, these bags, that have become a symbol of class and luxury, carries unparallel...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Classic Maxi Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Classic Maxi Flap Bag Features adjustable shoulder straps Made In: France Year of Production: 1994-1996 Color: Black Hardware: Goldtone Materia...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Jumbo Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Flap bags are the most iconic handbags in the fashion world. The classic single flap bag is crafted from the signature black leather and features the iconic quilted pattern ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Patent Leather Camellia Accordion 3 Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
If you ever need to make a timeless and luxurious Chanel purchase then this stunning Accordion 3 Classic Flap Bag is sure to fulfill all your luxury dreams. Crafted in black patent l...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Glazed Caviar Medium Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Classic Flap Bag by Chanel is structured with sophistication. Crafted from black leather, it is accented with quilted details and silver-tone hardware. This bag comes with a cha...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Jumbo Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from leather in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on the le...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Vertical Quilted Leather Jumbo Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from leather in their vertical quilt design, it bears their signature label ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Jumbo Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from leather in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on the le...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Maxi Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in absolute awe of this Classic Double Flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Crafted from leather it features the iconic quilted pattern. It has a chain an...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Flap bags are iconic and monumental in the history of fashion. This classic single flap bag is crafted from black leather and features the iconic quilted pattern. It has dua...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Jumbo Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Flap bags are the most iconic handbags. This black Classic double flap bag is crafted from leather and features the brand's signature quilted pattern. It has a chain and lea...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Jumbo Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Classic Flap bags are iconic and monumental in the history of fashion and this one is a buy that is worth every bit of your splurge. Exquisitely crafted from leather in thei...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Jumbo Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from leather in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on the le...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Jumbo Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from leather in their quilted design, it bears their signature label on the ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Maxi Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Classic Flap Bags are iconic and monumental in the history of fashion. Hence, this one is a buy that is worth every bit of your splurge. Exquisitely crafted from leather in ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Jumbo Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Classic Single Flap bag from Chanel comes in a classy shade which blends so well with the silver-tone hardware to exude beauty. Its leather body is detailed with their signature...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Maxi Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from leather in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on the le...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Jumbo Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from leather in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on the le...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

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Chanel Black Classic Handbag For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact vintage or contemporary chanel black classic handbag you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. If you’re looking for an option in Black and you’re unable to find the right fit, there are plenty of variations in Beige, Red and protectString (more). Finding the perfect chanel black classic handbag may mean sifting through those that were made during different time periods — popular versions were made as early as the 20th Century and a newer one, made as recently as the 21st Century, can also be found on the site. There aren’t many items for men if you’re seeking these accessories, as most of the options available are for women and unisex.

How Much is a Chanel Black Classic Handbag?

The price for a chanel black classic handbag starts at $813 and tops out at $39,920, and on average, selling for $5,920.

Chanel Biography and Important Works

The first Chanel shop was opened in 1910 in Paris on rue Cambon by the young milliner Gabrielle Chanel (1883–1971), who had picked up the nickname “Coco” while working as a club singer. The boutique drew the attention of the Parisian fashion elite who popularized her wide-brimmed Chanel Modes hats. Soon she added a sportswear store in the Normandy resort town of Deauville, where Coco set the tone for her defining sense of style — traditionally masculine garments reimagined for feminine shapes, made from simple jersey fabric.

Effortless and elegant, her designs promoted comfort and grace in women’s wear that had been dominated in the previous century by complicated layers of fabric and cumbersome corsets. She followed this success with a couture house, opened in 1915 in Biarritz. Over the next six decades, Coco Chanel would become a pivotal designer of both fashionable casual wear and Paris haute couture as well as an icon and arbiter of 20th-century style with her bob haircut and pearls.

However, Chanel was not born into a life of glamour. Following the death of her mother, her father left her in an orphanage where she lived until the age of 18. It was there that she learned to sew as well as appreciate the classic pairing of black and white as worn by the nuns. In 1926, she introduced her first little black dress, reclaiming a color that had once been reserved for mourning and working-class women. That same decade, she debuted her perfume, Chanel No. 5, as well as the Chanel suit with a fitted skirt, inspired by the boxy lines of men’s clothing and employing a sporty tweed. 

Chanel closed her fashion operations during World War II, then returned to the industry in 1954 to design for the functional needs of modern women. Structure and wearability endured in all of Chanel’s clothing and accessories, like the quilted leather 2.55 handbag introduced in 1955 with its gold-chain shoulder strap that freed up a woman’s hands. Chanel's collarless jacket reacted against the constricting styles of Christian Dior's New Look, replacing them with a design that was timeless, an instant classic. The 1957 two-tone slingback pumps had a practical heel height while offering a bold statement in the black tip of the shoes.

After Coco Chanel died in 1971, the brand underwent several changes in leadership, including fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who took over as artistic director in 1983. Over the years, the company has continued to innovate, such as expanding into ready-to-wear fashion in 1978 and, in 2002, establishing a subsidiary company — Paraffection — dedicated to preserving the heritage skills of fashion artisan workshops. The House of Chanel still operates its flagship on rue Cambon in Paris, where it all began.

Browse vintage Chanel evening dresses, jackets and more on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Handbags Purses Bags for You

An integral part of fashion, handbags and purses have been indispensable accessories ever since we began to carry around personal items. Level of craftsmanship, style and shape matters — from coin purses in ancient Greece to early 20th-century opera bags and onward, handbags have evolved considerably over the years to meet our needs and desires, whether or not you happen to be prioritizing functionality over a flashy exterior.

Once, a single “It” handbag ruled each fashion season. No more. Today, handbag lovers are savvier and have a wider range of shopping options. Nevertheless, classic bags still rule.

“It is not a fashion bag — it is a statement bag,” says Mightychic's Debra Kent of Hermès's widely beloved accessories. “When you carry an iconic Hermès bag — Birkin, Kelly, Constance — no one knows how long you have been into this culture or if you are a newbie. Your status is validated immediately.”

First released in 1997, Fendi's Baguette rose to fame along with Carrie Bradshaw, the Sex and the City character portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker. Recently, the design has seen such a resurgence in popularity that Fendi has reissued it.

They are part of design history, so owning a handbag has meaning. As New York–based fashion historian Sarah C. Byrd says, “You have made the choice to invest in this piece because you understand the value of it in the past and in the future to come.”

From a 1980s Chanel black leather quilted mini buckle bag to the rare Hermès Birkin 30cm Himalayan with diamond hardware to a range of 19th century bags, find a rich variety of vintage and designer handbags and purses spanning numerous brands on 1stDibs — seasonal “It” designation no longer needed.