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CHANEL CC Chic Flap Bag Black and Gold Lambskin with Brushed Gold Hardware 2019
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
Authentic CHANEL CC Chic Flap Bag Black and Gold Lambskin with Brushed Gold Hardware 2019. This stunning bag is in mint condition, the bag still holds its original shape, and the ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Lambskin Sneakers
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Chanel black lambskin sneakers. - Black and white sole. - Gold "CC" hardware. - Size 39.5
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Early 2000s Shoes

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

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 Black Lambskin Maxi Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel classic maxi flap bag with signature oversize "CC" logo. Turn lock closure. Black quilted lambskin and goldtone hardware. Very good condition. Strap, 25"L - 14"L. Comes with h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Black Lambskin Maxi Flap Bag
  • Chanel Black Lambskin Maxi Flap Bag
  • Chanel Black Lambskin Maxi Flap Bag
  • Chanel Black Lambskin Maxi Flap Bag
H 9 in. W 4 in. L 13 in.
Iconic Chanel Black Lambskin Leather Jacket
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, QC
Featuring a soft lambskin leather Chanel jacket, pleated ruffle collar, pleating on front, back, and repeated on the sleeves, straight zip down the front; signature Chanel logo butto...
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Late 20th Century Jackets

Chanel Black Lambskin Quilted Medium Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Lambskin Quilted Medium Boy Bag SKU: 108902 MSRP: USD 5,300.00 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Light scuffing to corners. Scratc...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Black Lambskin Classic Wallet on Chain
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Black Lambskin Classic Wallet on Chain - Made of luxurious soft lambskin - Legendary CC Logo to the front - Signature quilted texture - Silver tone hardware - Chain and l...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets

  • Chanel Black Lambskin Classic Wallet on Chain
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  • Chanel Black Lambskin Classic Wallet on Chain
H 5.12 in. D 1.58 in. L 7.49 in.
Chanel Black Lambskin and Swarovski Crystal Wristlet
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Lambskin and Crystal Wristlet is in pristine condition. Perfectly sized for an evening’s essentials, this pouch goes with everything. Black lambskin is w...
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Early 2000s Pouches and Wristlets

Chanel Black Lambskin Data Center Wallet on a Chain
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Lambskin Data Center Wallet on a Chain is in excellent condition. A distinctive take on the beloved WOC, it is a limited edition and considered collectib...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Black Lambskin 2.55 Reissue Phone Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Lambskin 2.55 Phone Case is in very good condition. Perfect for when only the essentials are necessary, this piece looks great with everything. Black la...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tech Accessories and Cases

Chanel Black Lambskin Pleated Leather Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Black Lambskin Pleated Leather Single Flap Bag One of the most desirable bags in the world the Chanel flap style is a super versatile design that can be worn with any look an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Lambskin Quilted Medium 90's Vintage Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Black quilted lambskin backpack with interwoven chain straps 1994 {VINTAGE 27 Years} Gold hardware Double CC turnlock closure Small front pocket Interior black lambskin linin...
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1990s Backpacks

Chanel Black Lambskin Leather Reissue Accordion Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
Black lambskin leather Chanel Reissue Accordion Flap Bag with silver-tone and gold-tone hardware, convertible chain-link with leather shoulder straps, beige woven lining, zip pocket ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Stunning Chanel Black Lambskin Gold Chain Handbag
By Chanel
Located in Wallkill, NY
Stunning black Chanel leather with thick gold tone chain. front logo Middle zippered closure with 2 outside compartments with snap closures. Measures 14 inches wide x 9 inches high....
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Chanel Black Lambskin Quilted CC Cardholder Wallet (2011)
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This card holder is made with diamond quilted lambskin leather in black. Featuring a sliver tone Chanel CC logo on the front with four separate card holder slots. Chanel bags with th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets

2017 Chanel Black Lambskin & Gold Chevre Goatskin Leather Le Boy
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Lambskin & Gold Chevre Goatskin Leather Le Boy Xupes Reference: HB3611 Serial Number: 21598347 Age (Circa): 2017 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Box, Authenticity Car...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel black lambskin gold chain open toe platform sandals u
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Chanel black lambskin gold chain open toe platform sandals. - Size 39.
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2010s Sandals

Chanel Black Lambskin Leather Square Quilted 2.55 Reissue Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Lambskin Leather Square Quilted Reissue Flap Bag Made In: France Year of Production: 2000-2002 Color: Black Hardware: Brushed silvertone Materials: Lambskin leather Lin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Vintage 90s Chanel Black Lambskin Leather Lace-Up Oxford Heels Shoes
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage 90s Chanel black lambskin leather lace-up oxford heels shoes. - Cap Toe. - "CC" embedded at the back. - Mid Heels. - Size 37.5
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1990s Low Heels

Vintage Chanel Black Lambskin Quilted Leather Tote Bag Gold CC Logo
By Chanel, Chanel Boutique
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel vintage black leather quilted large shoulder tote with multiple compartments. Handle drop 12". Comes with hologram and generic dust cover.
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1990s Tote Bags

Chanel XL Black Lambskin Shopper Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel extra large black quilted lambskin shoulder bag. Shoulder drop 16". Comes with hologram and original dust cover.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel XL Black Lambskin Shopper Bag
  • Chanel XL Black Lambskin Shopper Bag
  • Chanel XL Black Lambskin Shopper Bag
  • Chanel XL Black Lambskin Shopper Bag
H 12 in. W 5 in. L 14 in.
Chanel Black Leather Lambskin Scarf
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Collectible Calfskin scarf from Karl LAGERFELD's last collection Fall/Winter 2019. The iconic CC logo is made of pearls and the bandanna is finished with a chain Never worn in the bo...
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2010s Bandannas

Vintage 1989 to 1991 Chanel black lambskin camera bag with tassel.
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
Length: 23cm. Height: 16cm. Width: 6cm. Strap drop: 54cm. Condition: 8 out of 10.
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Lambskin Quilted Top Tote
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Lambskin Quilted Top Tote is in very good vintage condition. It is a beautiful classic that incorporates all the signature Chanel design elements. Soft b...
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Late 20th Century Tote Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Chanel 19 Large Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Chanel 19 Large Flap Bag SKU: 108901 MSRP: Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Condition Description: Handbag Condition: Excellent Condition ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

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 Vintage Black Lambskin Quilted Jumbo Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This Vintage Chanel Jumbo Backpack is constructed in lambskin leather with quilted diamond stitching. Featuring an external pocket, a top flap with a gold Chanel CC Mademoiselle turn...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

Chanel Black Lambskin Quilted Shiny Leather No. 11 Hobo Bag with SHW Chain
By Chanel
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Company: Chanel Handles: Black Lambskin Leather Hobo Strap, Drop: 7" Two Black Leather & SHW Chain Straps, Drop: 7" Measurements: 16.5" x 7" x 9" Materials: Black Quilted Shiny L...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hobo Bags

Chanel Jumbo Black Lambskin Double Flap SHW
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Jumbo Black Lambskin Leather Double Flap Bag. Silver hardware. Good condition. Chanel keeps going up. Great to invest in the classics just as this. Most wanted jumbo (medium-l...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL Black Lambskin Leather Camellia Rosette Velvet Trim Ballet Pump Heels
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Thiensville, WI
CHANEL Black Lambskin Leather Camellia Rosette Velvet Trim Ballet Pump Heels Brand / Manufacturer: Chanel Designer: Karl Lagerfeld Marked Size: 37 Style: Ballet pumps Color(s): Sh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoes

Chanel Black NEW Quilted Lambskin Leather Flap Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Geneva, CH
Exquisite new black lambskin leather flap clutch from the house of Chanel. The clasp is a mix of the timeless goldtone CC and the brushed metal from the Boy line. Year: 2020 Mater...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

1990's Chanel Black Iconic Lambskin Leather Bucket Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel 90s iconic black caviar bucket bag. Shoulder drop 19". Comes with hologram and original dust cover.
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1990s Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Flap Bag in Black Quilted Lambskin Leather
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Chanel flap bag in black quilted lambskin leather. Silver metal hardware. CC clasp in silver metal and black enamel with snap. Light gray silk inner lining with three flat pockets in...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

  • CHANEL Flap Bag in Black Quilted Lambskin Leather
  • CHANEL Flap Bag in Black Quilted Lambskin Leather
  • CHANEL Flap Bag in Black Quilted Lambskin Leather
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H 8.86 in. D 4.14 in. L 11.82 in.
Chanel Black Vintage Lambskin Leather Quilted Card Case Wallet
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Lambskin Leather Quilted Card Case Wallet Made In: France Year of Production: 1994-1996 Color: Black Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Lambskin leather Lining: Black grosgr...
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1990s Wallets

Chanel Classic Flap Quilted Black Lambskin Leather Cross Body Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel black lambskin quilted flap Year: 2013 Antique gold hardware CC turnlock closure Classic interwoven chain Lambskin Burgundy interior lining Interior rear open back pocket Int...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Quilted Lambskin Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Chanel Backpack Vintage Circa 1990's Brown Lambskin Quilted leather detail Front flap with interlocked CC turn lock Drawstring closure at top Gold Backpack style straps Trian...
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1990s Backpacks

Chanel Soldout Black Lambskin Pearl Chain Gold Cuff Bracelet
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Soldout Black Lambskin Pearl Chain Gold Cuff Bracelet This bold and gold tone cuff features faux pearls and black lambskin leather threaded through the chains to form a stunn...
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2010s Cuff Bracelets

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 Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL 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 Vinta...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Leather Medium Bowling Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Leather Medium Bowling Bag Measurements: 13.5" Width x 10" Height x 3.5" Depth This bag is done in black quilted lambskin leather with gold ha...
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1990s Tote Bags

CHANEL Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL 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 Vinta...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

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

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Full Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Full Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3812 Serial Number: 1687037 Age (Circa): 1991 Authenticity Details: Serial Sticker (Made in France) Ge...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

1996 Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Timeless Belt Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Timeless Belt Bag Xupes Reference: HB3015 Serial Number: 3827043 Age (Circa): 1996 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card Authenticity Details: Seri...
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1990s Belt Bags

CHANEL Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL 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 Vinta...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Wallet on Chain (WOC) in black lambskin leather
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Chanel Wallet on Chain (WOC) in black lambskin leather. The hardware is silver-colored. The bag closes with a push button. On the inside of the flap is a zip pocket that stretches do...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black & Silver Lambskin CC Espadrilles - Size EU 36
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Black & Silver Lambskin CC Espadrilles -Soft leather material -Stunning iconic CC logo in silver -Leather insoles for added comfort -Woven double midsoles -Black cap rounded t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoes

Vintage Chanel handbag two side - black Lambskin Leather - Large
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Chanel handbag with gold-colored hardware. The material of the bag is black Lambskin Leather. The bag opens with the interlocking CC lock. There are two compartments and two small po...
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1980s Top Handle Bags

Chanel Black Chevron Quilted Lambskin Vintage Timeless Fringe Tote
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Chevron Quilted Lambskin Vintage Timeless Fringe Tote Xupes Reference: HB3761 Serial Number: 969152 Age (Circa): 2004 Authenticity Details: Serial Sticker (Made in It...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

2014 Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Timeless Foldover Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Timeless Foldover Shoulder Bag Xupes Reference: HB3541 Serial Number: 19377834 Age (Circa): 2014 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag Authenticity Details: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Jacket in Black Lambskin Leather Size 42EU
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
CHANEL jacket in black lambskin leather. It closes with 2 zippers at the front. It has 2 patch pockets and zipped on the chest. Dimensions flat: shoulder width 45 cm, chest 51 cm, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Jackets

CHANEL 2.55 Double Flap 9" Chain Shoulder Bag Lambskin Black
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL 2.55 Classic Double Flap 9" Chain Shoulder Bag Black made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Pleated Lambskin 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 the logo and it closes the co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

  • Chanel Pleated Lambskin Leather Clutch
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H 6 in. W 3 in. L 11.5 in.
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 2.55 Double Flap 9" Chain Shoulder Bag Lambskin Black
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL 2.55 Classic Double Flap 9" Chain Shoulder Bag Black made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Studded Calfskin Lambskin Paris Dallas Flap Black
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This unique classic handbag is beautifully crafted of diamond quilted calfskin leather on the bottom and a lambskin CC studded flap. The bag features ruthenium chain link straps wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

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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2010s 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 Multicolour Fantasy Tweed & Black Lambskin Medium Easy Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
This authentic Chanel Easy Fantasy Flap Bag Quilted Multicolor Tweed Medium is playful and modern in design perfect for Chanel lovers. Crafted in multicolor quilted tweed, this flap ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

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Chanel Black Lambskin For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage or contemporary chanel black lambskin for your needs in our varied inventory. Our collection includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Gray, Red and protectString (more). If you’re looking for a chanel black lambskin from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 20th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. 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 Lambskin?

The price for a chanel black lambskin starts at $394 and tops out at $39,920, and on average, selling for $3,990.

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.