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Chanel Black Patent Leather Quilted CC Logo Cylinder Canister Wristlet Clutch
By Chanel
Located in San Francisco, CA
Chanel black patent leather mini wristlet purse from 2003/2004. Bag has square quilting throughout with CC logos, large CC logo at top. Dangling large gunmetal silver metal CC logo a...
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Early 2000s Clutches

CHANEL Black Silk Clutch Coco Chanel Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
CHANEL black silk clutch with removable scarf. This CHANEL clutch is in black and white silk is quilted with character decoration (Coco Chanel) and black leather on the corners. The ...
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Early 2000s Clutches

  • CHANEL Black Silk Clutch Coco Chanel Bag
  • CHANEL Black Silk Clutch Coco Chanel Bag
  • CHANEL Black Silk Clutch Coco Chanel Bag
  • CHANEL Black Silk Clutch Coco Chanel Bag
H 5.12 in. D 0.79 in. L 10.63 in.
Chanel Black Lambskin Vertical Stitch Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Lambskin Vertical Stitch Clutch is in excellent condition. Elegant and timeless, this perfectly sized clutch is a great investment piece for a classic wa...
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Early 2000s Clutches

New Chanel Large Pewter Black Clutch
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel brand new in box timeless black and pewter quilted clutch. Signature center CC logo. Comes with hologram, ID card, booklet, box and ribbon.
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2010s Clutches

  • New Chanel Large Pewter Black Clutch
  • New Chanel Large Pewter Black Clutch
  • New Chanel Large Pewter Black Clutch
  • New Chanel Large Pewter Black Clutch
H 9.5 in. D 1 in. L 13.5 in.
Chanel Large Quilted Black Striped Clutch
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
New in box, Chanel large striped linen clutch. Black, grey and beige. Comes with hologram, id card, dust cover, box and ribbon.
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

  • Chanel Large Quilted Black Striped Clutch
  • Chanel Large Quilted Black Striped Clutch
  • Chanel Large Quilted Black Striped Clutch
  • Chanel Large Quilted Black Striped Clutch
H 9.5 in. W .75 in. L 13.5 in.
Chanel Black Lucite Kiss Lock Clutch
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel black Lucite kiss-lock evening clutch. Expandable leather sides. Comes with hologram, ID card, and box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

  • Chanel Black Lucite Kiss Lock Clutch
  • Chanel Black Lucite Kiss Lock Clutch
  • Chanel Black Lucite Kiss Lock Clutch
  • Chanel Black Lucite Kiss Lock Clutch
H 5 in. W 1 in. L 6.5 in.
Chanel Classic Flap Patent Black Frame Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Electric black quilted patent leather clutch with rectangle metal frame Year: 2014 Metallic black cc logo Satin interior lining Zippered back pocket 10.5” W x 5.5” H x 2” D Made i...
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2010s Clutches

2020 Chanel Evening Black Tweed Wool Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Chanel black tweed clutch bag featuring a top logo claps opening, gold-tone hardware, a diamond stitching, an inside silk lining, inside pockets. Circa 2020 Made in France. In excel...
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2010s Clutches

  • 2020 Chanel Evening Black Tweed Wool Clutch
  • 2020 Chanel Evening Black Tweed Wool Clutch
  • 2020 Chanel Evening Black Tweed Wool Clutch
  • 2020 Chanel Evening Black Tweed Wool Clutch
H 4.34 in. W 2.37 in. L 9.45 in.
Chanel Vintage 90'S black Clutch Grained Leather
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Lovely Vintage CC embossed black clutch made of grained leather. With gold jewelry on the zipper, and the brand's signature interlocking CC logo topical from the 90'S. Inner lining i...
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1990s Clutches

WOMENS DESIGNER Chanel Tweed Clutch Bag - Black
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
This is an exquisite piece which is stated inside, “Compliments of Chanel” which indicates a VIP Gift. This Chanel pouch is made from black tweed and still has the plastic coverings ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

WOMENS DESIGNER Chanel Leather Clutch Bag - Black
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
This is an exquisite piece which is stated inside, “Compliments of Chanel” which indicates a VIP Gift. This Chanel pouch is made from black leather and still has the plastic covering...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Chanel Black Iridescent Lambskin Crystal Quilted Clutch
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Clutch in Black Iridescent Lambskin Embellished with Black Crystals in a Diamond Pattern and Gunmetal Tone CC Closure and Chain and Lambskin Strap, Lined in Satin. 2017 Incl...
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2010s Clutches

CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Leather Clutch Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bangkok, TH
Authentic Chanel Clutch in black quilted Lambskin. Interior fully refurbished by Chanel store. Original tags preserved but serial sticker removed. Comes with original Chanel box. Ma...
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1990s Clutches

Chanel Clutch With Chain Gold Hardware Black
By Chanel
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New Dimension: 6 x 5 x 1.5 in Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

WOMENS DESIGNER Chanel Timeless Clutch Black Satin
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
The Chanel Timeless Classic Clutch Bag is what the celebrities are coveting. This popular Chanel style features a sleek design with a silvertone CC logo clasp reveals a spacious inte...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Chanel Black Lambskin Camellia Clutch-on-Chain COC
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Lambskin Camellia Clutch-on-Chain COC Xupes Reference: HB4079 Serial Number: 7492899 Age (Circa): 2003 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag Authenticity Details: Serial Sti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Novelty Bags

New Chanel Black and White Camellia Clutch Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel brand new in box timeless black and white quilted camellia clutch. Signature logo camellia with black velvet ribbon. Comes with hologram, ID card, booklet, box and ribbon.
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2010s Clutches

CHANEL Black Clear Transparent Plastic Silver 'CHANEL' Block Wristlet Clutch Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 2005 Collection Plastic Leather Lining Push Lock Closure Measures 5.5" W x 3.5" H x 1.5" D Strap Drop 6" 100% Authenticity Guaranteed by NEWFOUND LUXURY
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Chanel Vintage Black Lambskin Chain Embellished Clutch Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Black Lambskin Chain-Embellished Clutch Flap Bag Black leather Chanel embellished flap bag with gold-tone hardware, dual gathered shoulder strap with knot accent, cha...
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Early 2000s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL Lambskin Timeless Clutch Bag Black Quilted Silver Hardware
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL made of black Lambskin Timeless Clutch Bag Black Quilted Silver Hardware. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is ...
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Early 2000s Clutches

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Reissue Double Sided Flap Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Reissue Double Sided Flap Clutch by Chanel exhibits fine craftsmanship and a grand appeal. It features a black leather exterior covered in the iconic diamond quilt. The Mademois...
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2010s Clutches

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin CC Jewelry Pouch Clutch 861326
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 0515210 Made In: France Measurements: Length: 12.5" Width: 0.5" Height: 4.5" OVERALL EXCELLENT VINTAGE CONDITION ( 8.75/10 or A- ) Includes Serial Seal ...
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20th Century Miscellaneous

Chanel Small Box with Chain Patent Leather Clutch Black
By Chanel
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New Collection: Metiers d'art 2020/21/Runway Dimension: 4.3 x 3.1 x 1 in; Drop: 21.5 in Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Chanel Black Boy Lego Clutch Shoulder Bag (Circa 2016)
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
First introduced in 2013 and causing quite the buzz, Chanel's celebrated 'Lego' clutch bag is one of the ultimate pieces for any serious Chanel lover and collector. The bag took its ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

2007 Chanel Black Quilted Aged Patent Leather Timeless Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Aged Patent Leather Timeless Clutch Xupes Reference: HB3916 Serial Number: 11057294 Age (Circa): 2007 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Authenticity Card Authent...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

New in Box Chanel Black Paris Salzburg Clutch Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel brand new in box black and red Paris Salzburg clutch. Comes with hologram, id card, booklet, dust cover, camellia, ribbon and box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Chanel Runway Black Plastic Silver Chain Evening Clutch Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Plastic Leather Silver tone hardware Leather lining Snap closure Date code present Made in Italy Measures 4.25" w x 4.5" H x 1.5" D Includes dust bag 100% authenticity guaranteed b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Chanel Black Perspex Lucite Minaudiere Clutch / Chain Wristlet Collectors
By Chanel
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Black lucite Chanel clutch with matte silver-tone hardware, chain and woven leather handle at side, interlocking CC at top, quilted motif throughout, single interior wall pocket and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Chanel Quilted Lambskin Crossbody Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Lambskin Chanel quilted soft leather with magnetic closure and interior double compartments. 2016 Black leather Antique gold hardware Interior zipper pocket 5 charms Interwoven cha...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Minaudière Clutch Perfume Bottle Limited Edition Black Plexiglass Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Perfume Bottle Minaudiere Crossbody Clutch Limited Edition Iconic Chanel no.5 perfume bottle bag made from black plexiglass, and attached interwoven chain. Black lambskin int...
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2010s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Chanel Spring 2007 Limited Edition Charm Rare Black Leather Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Amazing clutch from Chanel 2007 Runway. Has been seen on many celebs including Penelope Cruz and Victoria Beckham. Chanel has come out with several similar pieces this past year how...
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Early 2000s Clutches

Chanel Twisted Chain Knotted Limited Edition Rare Black Lambskin Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Medium Chanel sized soft lambskin leather clutch with magnetic closure and four interior compartments. Year: 2008 Black leather Silver hardware Braided interwoven chain detail Mini ...
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Early 2000s Clutches

Chanel Spring 2007 Limited Edition Charm Rare Black Leather Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Amazing clutch from Chanel 2007 Runway. Has been seen on many celebs including Penelope Cruz and Victoria Beckham. Chanel has come out with several similar pieces this past year how...
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Early 2000s Clutches

Chanel Wood Top Handle Rare Vintage Black Caviar Leather Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Black Chanel quilted caviar leather with wooden top handle clutch tote 2003 {VINTAGE 19 Years} Gold hardware Flat bottom Hidden magnetic snap closure Pink leather interior lining Ce...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Chanel 80s Black Lambskin Extra Long Elongated Classic Flap Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel black lambskin extra long elongated classic flap clutch 1989 {VINTAGE 33 Years} Giant long lambskin leather clutch flap bag Gold hardware CC turnlock closure Interior long zi...
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1980s Clutches

CHANEL Full Chain Flap Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Full Flap Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Twisted Chain Knotted Limited Edition Rare Black Lambskin Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Medium Chanel sized soft lambskin leather clutch with magnetic closure and four interior compartments. Year: 2008 Black leather Silver hardware Braided interwoven chain detail Mini ...
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Early 2000s 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 CC Logo Letter Rare Vintage Black Silk Satin Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Exquisite rare small Chanel black satin silver logo CC letter clutch.  This evening clutch is made of satin with a large CC logo made of both silver hardware frame and black quilted ...
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Early 2000s Clutches

CHANEL Full Chain Flap Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Full Flap Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL black leather LAX SMALL VERTICAL QUILTE Clutch Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Chanel quilted mini shoulder bag in black calfskin. Opens with a zipper on top and is lined in black nylon. Has been carried once and is in virtually new condition. Co...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Full Chain Flap Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Full Flap Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Purse Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin Purse. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is...
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Black Gold Plexiglass 5 Crystal Lambskin Leather Clutch Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Condition From 2019 Collection Plexiglass Strass Crystal Lambskin Leather Gold Tone Hardware Leather Lining Measures 6.25" W x 4" H x 1.75" D Shoulder Strap Drop 24.5" Incl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Pleated Glazed Leather Clutch
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Riding the wave of the 2020 pleated soft clutches, this beautiful Chanel lambskin leather clutch in black is the perfect evening bag. The buckle shows a crystal and the logo and it c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

  • Chanel Pleated Glazed Leather Clutch
  • Chanel Pleated Glazed Leather Clutch
  • Chanel Pleated Glazed Leather Clutch
  • Chanel Pleated Glazed Leather Clutch
H 6 in. W 3 in. L 11.5 in.
CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

WOMENS DESIGNER Chanel Timeless clutch
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
The Chanel Timeless Classic Clutch Bag is what the celebrities are coveting. This popular Chanel style features a sleek design with a silvertone CC logo clasp reveals a spacious inte...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Chanel Oversize Gold Leather Clutch
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel limited edition "feministe mais feminine" cracked gold leather oversize clutch. Open back pocket, interior zipped pocket, and cell phone pocket. Includes hologram, booklet, ID...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

  • Chanel Oversize Gold Leather Clutch
  • Chanel Oversize Gold Leather Clutch
  • Chanel Oversize Gold Leather Clutch
  • Chanel Oversize Gold Leather Clutch
H 10 in. W .5 in. L 14.5 in.
CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Vintage CHANEL Clutch Bag in Black Lambskin Leather and Pearl
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
70's! Vintage CHANEL clutch bag in black lambskin leather. The jewelry is in gild metal with a clasp closure set with a half pearl. On the side a tassel of 12 rows of pearls and rhin...
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1970s Clutches

Chanel Rare 2002s Black Perspex Lucite Minaudiere Clutch / Chain Wristlet
By Chanel
Located in West palm beach, FL
Rare Black Lucite Chanel clutch with matte silver-tone hardware, chain and woven leather handle at side, interlocking CC at top, quilted motif throughout, single interior wall pocket...
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20th Century Clutches

Chanel Velvet Embellished Clutch Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Crafted in France from an intricate blend of luxurious velvet and soft lambskin leather, this timeless pre-owned Chanel clutch bag showcased a square diamond quilted finish and a gun...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Rare Chanel Limited Edition 2004 Cigarette Black Lambskin Leather Clutch
By Chanel
Located in West palm beach, FL
This highly collectible limited edition box clutch is from 2003. It is crafted from luxurious black box quilted lambskin and silver tone hardware and converts from wristlet to clutch...
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20th Century Clutches

Chanel Timeless Rare Pearl Black Lambskin Shoulder Bag Tote & Minaudière Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Rare Chanel Timeless Rare Pearl Black Lambskin Shoulder Bag Tote & Minaudière Clutch 2008 {VINTAGE 14 Years} Lambskin diamond stitch Pearl and chains multi straps Grey pinstripe fab...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

Chanel Black Velvet Vintage 80's Micro Mini Top Handle Minaudière Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Black Velvet Vintage 80's Micro Mini Top Handle Minaudière Clutch
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1990s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Chanel Ivory and Black Camellia Envelope Clutch with Strap
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Ivory and Black Camellia Envelope Clutch is in pristine condition. The contrasting neutrals and chain details make this versatile bag a brilliant complement to...
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Early 2000s Clutches

Chanel Minaudière Tote Bag Clutch Mini Vanity Black Calfskin Leather Satchel
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Mini Vanity Satchel Clutch Tote Bag This stylish vintage bag is crafted with luxurious diamond quilted lambskin leather. This unique bag features a looping end to end lambski...
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1990s Evening Bags and Minaudières

CHANEL Black Silver Plexiglass Robot Crystal Glitter Pearl Shoulder Clutch Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Condition From 2017 Collection Plexiglass Strass Crystal Faux Pearl Silver Tone Hardware Leather Lining Measures 6.75" W x 4.5" H x 1.5" D Shoulder Strap Drop 20" Includes ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

CHANEL Caviar Half Moon WOC Black Wallet On Chain Clutch Shoulder
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Caviar Half Moon WOC Black Wallet On Chain Clutch Shoulder. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary. ...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

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Chanel Black Clutch For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage or contemporary chanel black clutch for your needs in our varied inventory. If you’re looking for an option in Black and you’re unable to find the right fit, there are plenty of variations in Brown, Orange and more. If you’re looking for a chanel black clutch from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 19th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. Finding a chanel black clutch for sale for women should be easy, but there are 376 pieces available to browse for men as well.

How Much is a Chanel Black Clutch?

On average, a chanel black clutch on 1stDibs sells for $2,253, while they’re typically $350 on the low end and $50,000 for the highest priced versions of this item.

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 and Purses 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.