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Chanel Rare Limited Edition Metallic Bronze Large Brown Gold Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Limited Edition Chanel Old Medium Rare Metallic Bronze Gold Boy Bag Year: 2017 Chanel Dark Brown Bronze Quilted Patent Leather Large Boy Flap Bag Patent Leather in gold Gold Hardwa...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

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

Chanel Black Leather Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Chanel bag signed model Boy mini size made of black leather with golden hardware. Closure with interlocking logo, internally roomy for the essentials. Equipped with a sliding leather...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Black Leather  Boy Bag
  • Chanel Black Leather  Boy Bag
  • Chanel Black Leather  Boy Bag
  • Chanel Black Leather  Boy Bag
H 4.73 in. W 7.88 in. D 2.76 in.
Chanel Black Chain Around Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Black Chain Around Boy Bag. Ruthenium hardware. Excellent condition. Looks like new. Sturdy calfskin leather. Can be worn crossbody or doubled as a shoulder bag. Medium size. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel black boy patent leather handbag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel black boy patent leather handbag Still with card Measurements: widht 21 cm height 14 cm depth 4,5 cm
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Boy Phone Pouch
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Presenting a phone holder with a fine mixture of charm and utility. This red creation from Chanel is a splendid pick. This pretty piece features a leather quilted exterior, CC-detail...
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2010s Pouches and Wristlets

  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Boy Phone Pouch
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Boy Phone Pouch
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Boy Phone Pouch
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Boy Phone Pouch
H 2.76 in. W 1.58 in. L 5.52 in.
Chanel Black and White Chevron Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Black and White Chevron Boy Bag. Ruthenium hardware. Unique pattern and style. Excellent condition. Can be worn crossbody or doubled as a shoulder bag. Includes authenticity c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Large Boy Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Boy flap bag is an icon of Chanel's. This here is a version in black quilted leather. It brings the signature label within the fabric interior and the iconic CC push lock on the ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Large Boy Flap Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Large Boy Flap Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Large Boy Flap Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Large Boy Flap Bag
H 8.67 in. W 2.76 in. L 11.82 in.
Chanel Black Quilted Leather Large Boy Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Eyed by women worldwide, Chanel's luxurious Boy Flap bag is a must-have in your closet! The stunning bag is made from black leather and has the everlasting quilted pattern. It featur...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Large Boy Flap Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Large Boy Flap Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Large Boy Flap Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Large Boy Flap Bag
H 8.67 in. W 2.76 in. L 11.82 in.
Chanel Black Quilted Boy Front Pocket Shopping Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
hanel Black Quilted Boy Front Pocket Shopping Bag SKU: 111336 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Good Condition Comments: Good Condition. Heavy tarnishing to hardware. Ma...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

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

Chanel Beige/Black Quilted Leather Large Boy Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Boy flap bag is an icon of Chanel's. This here is a version in beige and black leather. It brings the signature label within the fabric interior and the iconic CC push lock on th...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Mini Boy in Black Leather, Gold Lace and Black Pearls
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
SUPERB CHANEL mini BOY bag in black leather. It is covered with golden lace and black pearls. The deck hardware (including the 'BOY' clasp) is made of ruthenium-colored metal. The s...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black & Beige Ombré Quilted Leather Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black & Beige Ombré Quilted Leather Boy Bag SKU: 111546 MSRP: Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Condition Description: Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good ...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL, Boy in blue leather
By Chanel
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: CHANEL - Model: Boy - Condition: Very good condition. Minor sign of wear on Leather, Sign of wear on strap - Accessories: None - Measurements: Width: 25cm, Height: 15cm, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • CHANEL, Boy in blue leather
  • CHANEL, Boy in blue leather
  • CHANEL, Boy in blue leather
  • CHANEL, Boy in blue leather
H 5.91 in. W 9.85 in. D 2.76 in.
CHANEL Boy Chain Shoulder Bag Black Quilted Calfskin Leather Flap
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Boy Chain Shoulder Bag Black Quilted Calfskin Leather Flap. 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

Chanel Green Leather "Boy" Bag
By Chanel
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Chanel bag in green leather with aged silver metal hardware. Green canvas interior. A patch pocket inside. Worn on shoulder or crossover with a chain strap of 104cm. Very good cond...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Green Leather "Boy" Bag
  • Chanel Green Leather "Boy" Bag
  • Chanel Green Leather "Boy" Bag
  • Chanel Green Leather "Boy" Bag
H 5.91 in. D 3.15 in. L 9.85 in.
Chanel Black Quilted Iridescent Suede XL Gentle Boy Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Every Chanel creation deserves to be etched with honour in the history of fashion as they carry irreplaceable style. Like this stunner of a Boy Flap that has been exquisitely crafted...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Bicolor Medium Boy Chain Flap Shoulder Bag Black Gold
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Bicolor Medium Boy Flap Chain Shoulder Bag Black Gold. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary. The y...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Burgundy Boy Bag Limited
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Burgundy Leather Limited Boy Bag. Unique design and rich burgundy color. Silver hardware. Good condition. Guaranteed authentic.
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Woman Boy Tote Navy
By Chanel
Located in Milan, IT
Boy tote, leather, solid color, front logo, quilted, snap closure, silver-tone hardware, multiple pockets, gorsgrain lining, day bag. Product Condition: Good. Lining: slightly visibl...
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Mid-20th Century Top Handle Bags

Chanel Black/White Quilted Leather Large Checkerboard Trim Boy Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Every Chanel creation deserves to be etched with honor in the history of fashion as they carry irreplaceable style. Like this stunner of a Boy Flap that has been exquisitely crafted ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Quilted Black Lambskin Leather Shopping Boy Tote Large (Circa 2014)
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This bag is made with soft and supple lambskin leather in black with diamond quilting in black. The bag features dual flat top handles attached by metal links, aged Ruthenium hardwar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Jumbo Green Velvet Tweed Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel jumbo green velvet, purple tweed and gold tone boy bag. Shoulder drop, 12/20". Excellent condition, comes with hologram and original box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Jumbo Green Velvet Tweed Boy Bag
  • Chanel Jumbo Green Velvet Tweed Boy Bag
  • Chanel Jumbo Green Velvet Tweed Boy Bag
  • Chanel Jumbo Green Velvet Tweed Boy Bag
H 8.5 in. W 2.75 in. L 12 in.
Chanel Blue Ombré Quilted Leather Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in Lugano, Ticino
Chanel Blue Ombré Quilted Leather Boy Bag, 2015. This particular bag is the large size of the collection and features a long antique ruthenium chain-link strap with a leather pad tha...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Chanel Blue Ombré Quilted Leather Boy Bag
  • Chanel Blue Ombré Quilted Leather Boy Bag
  • Chanel Blue Ombré Quilted Leather Boy Bag
  • Chanel Blue Ombré Quilted Leather Boy Bag
H 6.89 in. W 2.96 in. L 11.03 in.
Chanel Brown Quilted Patent Leather Boy Wallet
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Boy wallet is crafted from patent leather and it flaunts the everlasting quilted pattern all over and the iconic Boy CC logo in gold-tone on the front. Styled as a trifold, ...
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2010s Wallets

  • Chanel Brown Quilted Patent Leather Boy Wallet
  • Chanel Brown Quilted Patent Leather Boy Wallet
  • Chanel Brown Quilted Patent Leather Boy Wallet
  • Chanel Brown Quilted Patent Leather Boy Wallet
H 4.14 in. W 0.6 in. L 4.53 in.
2012 Chanel Stingray Galuchat Le Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
This pre-owned Chanel Boy Flap Bag is the perfect combination of classic elegance and a modern edgy twist. Exquisitely crafted in Galuchat Leather and leather trims, the iconic Boy F...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Runway Op-art Lego Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel's playful lego clutch gets a barcode treatment. This rare and collectable clutch bag is formed of plexiglass patterned with a striking Op-art graphic on one side and it's done...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

  • Chanel Runway Op-art Lego Boy Bag
  • Chanel Runway Op-art Lego Boy Bag
  • Chanel Runway Op-art Lego Boy Bag
  • Chanel Runway Op-art Lego Boy Bag
H 5.01 in. W 7.09 in. D 2.25 in.
Chanel Two Tone Black and Ivory Plush Shearling Large Boy Bag Shopping Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Two Tone Black and Ivory Plush Shearling Large Boy Bag Shopping Tote 2015 Metiers d'Art Collection Made from black and ivory shearling and calfskin, this Chanel Boy shoulde...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Boy Chained Tote Quilted Calfskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear on exterior corners, handles and shoulder pads, creasing and scuffs on exterior. Small indentations on base, light wear in interior, scratches on hardware....
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Grey Quilted Leather Large Boy Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Every Chanel creation deserves to be etched with honor in the history of fashion as they carry irreplaceable style. Like this stunner of a Boy Flap that has been exquisitely crafted ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Grey Quilted Leather Large Boy Flap Bag
  • Chanel Grey Quilted Leather Large Boy Flap Bag
  • Chanel Grey Quilted Leather Large Boy Flap Bag
  • Chanel Grey Quilted Leather Large Boy Flap Bag
H 8.67 in. W 2.76 in. L 11.82 in.
Chanel Boy Flap Bag Chevron Nubuck Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Moderate wear, discoloration and marks on exterior, strap and underneath flap, light wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Aut...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag 3D Pleated Leather Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Damaged. Heavy odor in interior. Repainted exterior trims and edges. Creasing, wear and scuffs on exterior, shoulder pad and underneath flap, indentations on rear edges an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Braided Sheepskin New Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear on base and flap corners, creasing, scuffs and oil slick discoloration underneath flap. Minor wear in interior, scratches and discoloration on hardware. Ac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel boy blue navy patent leather shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel boy patente leather shoulder bag it is in perfect conditions still with card Measurements: width 25 cm height 16 cm depth 7 cm
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Dark Green Lambskin Leather Velvet Small Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
Chanel Dark Green Lambskin Leather & Velvet Mini Boy Bag with Antiqued Silver Hardware. This bag is part of the Boy Chanel Collection, originally released in 2011. This is a new and...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Tweed and Leather Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing and minor wear on exterior and underneath flap, pilling on flap. Small marks, wear and glitter in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Acce...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Green Embossed Leather Medium Paris Dallas Boy Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Every Chanel creation deserves to be etched with honor in the history of fashion as they carry irreplaceable style. Like this stunner of a Boy Flap that has been exquisitely crafted ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Graffiti Crocodile Embossed Calfskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Creasing, scuffs and indentations on exterior, shoulder pad and underneath flap, bubbling on shoulder pad, scratches on hardware. Accessories:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Navy Blue Quilted Glazed Leather Large Boy Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Eyed by women worldwide, Chanel's luxurious Boy Flap bag is a must-have in your closet! The stunning bag is made from navy blue leather and has the everlasting quilted pattern. It fe...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Limited Edition Boy Brick Crystal and Plexi Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Limited Edition Boy Brick Crystal and Plexi Crossbody Bag has been hand-finished by skilled artisans in the label's workshop. Boasting quilted patent-leather exterior, this de...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Limited Edition Medium Boy Classic Grand Shopping Tote Travel Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Limited Edition Medium Boy Classic Grand Shopping Tote Travel Bag Year: 2011 Aged gold-tone hardware Black glazed calfskin leather Chain-link straps with leather pads Boy p...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Paris-Édimbourg Burgundy Quilted Velvet & Tweed Old Medium Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Paris-Édimbourg Burgundy Quilted Velvet & Tweed Old Medium Boy Bag SKU: 112643 MSRP: Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Condition Description: Handbag Condition: Good Condition Co...
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2010s Hobo Bags

Boy in blue leather
By Chanel
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: CHANEL - Model: Boy - Condition: Very good condition. Sign of wear on Leather, Few scratches, Minor sign of wear on base corners - Accessories: Dustbag, Authenticity Card...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Boy in blue leather
  • Boy in blue leather
  • Boy in blue leather
  • Boy in blue leather
H 6.3 in. W 9.85 in. D 2.37 in.
Chanel Handbag Classic Flap Boy Brick Mini Studded Classic Logo CC Navy Blue Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Boy Brick Mini Studded WOC Classic Logo CC Flap Bag Year: 2016 Ruthenium brass hardware Chanel CC logo and studded brick accents Diamond quilted lambskin leather at rear...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Bicolor Boy O Case Clutch Calfskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
These are professional pictures of the actual item offered by Rebag. Condition: Great. Scuffs on exterior, splitting and peeling on zipper pull wax edges, scratches on hardware. Acc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

  • Bicolor Boy O Case Clutch Calfskin Large
  • Bicolor Boy O Case Clutch Calfskin Large
  • Bicolor Boy O Case Clutch Calfskin Large
  • Bicolor Boy O Case Clutch Calfskin Large
H 9.5 in. W 13.5 in. D 1 in.
Chanel Boy Black Patent Medium Evening Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Singapore, SG
This piece comes complete with original Chanel box, dustbag and Authenticity card. Patent leather is buttery and not sticky to the touch. There are no visible stains or scratches on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Bags and Minaudières

Chanel Chevron Boy WOC caviar black
By Chanel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Chanel Chevron Boy WOC caviar black Sold out in stores. Brand new condition. Black caviar leather. Gold logo and chain. Magnetic closure. COA and dustbag included. Made in Italy.
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21st Century and Contemporary Cosmetic Bags

Chanel Vanity Boy bag in black leather
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Chanel Vanity Boy bag in black leather. 2013 / 2014. Good condition. Shoulder strap. 12cm x 21cm x 10cm
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black New Medium Boy Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Sundbyberg, SE
Black and Beige leather embroidered Chanel New Medium Boy bag with – Silver-tone hardware – Convertible chain-link shoulder strap with leather shoulder guard – Embroidered trim thr...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Black New Medium Boy Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Black New Medium Boy Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Black New Medium Boy Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Black New Medium Boy Shoulder Bag
H 6.3 in. W 10.63 in. D 2.37 in.
Chanel Black Lambskin New Medium Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel New Medium Boy bag of black lambskin leather with antique gold hardware. This bag features a full front flap with the Le Boy CC push lock closure and an antique gold tone c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Chevron Iridescent PVC Medium Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Old Medium Boy bag of black lambskin leather with multicolor iridescent PVC chevron pattern and silver tone hardware. This limited edition Chanel bag is in the classic Boy st...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Le Boy Large Black Patent Leather
By Chanel
Located in Westmount, Quebec
Brand: Chanel Manufactured: Italy Color: Black Size: Large Bag Length: 12" Bag Height: 8.5" Bag Depth: 3" Strap Drop: 19.5" Serial number: 16173742
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Large Boy shoulder bag black quilted caviar / calfskin 2016
By Chanel
Located in Berlin, DE
CHANEL Large Boy made of black quilted calfskin. The bag is in a very good condition and has minimal signs of use. The delivery includes: - Chanel Large Boy - Dustbag - Original CH...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Black Quilting Patent Leather Chain Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Kowloon, HK
Color: Black Material: Patent Leather Condition: Brand New Overall: Brand New, Not Used Surface: Good Corners : Good Edges: Good Handles/Straps: Good Hardware: Good Dimension: ...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Calfskin Leather Coco Boy Flap Bag Shoulder Handbag
By Chanel
Located in Corona Del Mar, CA
Designer: Chanel Type: Handbag Condition: Exterior: Pre-owned in very good condition - minor wear Interior: Pre-owned in very good condition - minor wear Color: Black Mate...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Chanel Boy Bicolor Le 131255 Black/White Leather Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Forest Hills, NY
Overall Condition: Good Exterior Condition: Good, there are fingernail scratches on outside and inside the flap, wear on bottom corners, and patina on the white leather Interior Cond...
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20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black and White Geometric Lambskin Medium Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Old Medium Boy bag of black and white lambskin leather and black hardware. This Chanel bag is in the Boy style with a full front flap with the Boy signature CC push lock clos...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Chain Strap Mini Boy "WOC" Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
The mini Chanel "Wallet on Chain " or "WOC" bag designed similarly to its staple "Boy" flap bag. From the spring 2014 collection. Soft, supple lambskin leather construction. Diamond ...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL A67086 Boy Medium shoulder bag black quilted caviar / calfskin 2018
By Chanel
Located in Berlin, DE
CHANEL Boy Medium Shoulder Bag made of black quilted caviar. The bag is in a very good condition and has no signs of use. The delivery includes: - Chanel Boy Medium caviar - Dustba...
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2010s Tote Bags

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Chanel Boy Black For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact vintage or contemporary chanel boy black you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Purple, White, Beige and more in stock now. You’re likely to find the perfect chanel boy black among the distinctive accessories we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Finding a chanel boy black for sale for women should be easy, but there are 443 pieces available to browse for men as well.

How Much is a Chanel Boy Black?

Prices for a chanel boy black can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $325 and can go as high as $29,925, while, on average they fetch $4,041.

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.