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Chanel Calfskin Leather Vest Fully Lined
By Chanel
Located in Bath, GB
Chanel Calfskin Leather Size 38 Excellent Condition
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Early 2000s Vests

Chanel Signature Bowling Bag Calfskin
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Creasing and faint scuffs on exterior and shoulder pad, minor wear in interior, scratches and discoloration on hardware. Accessories: Box, Aut...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Chanel Signature Bowling Bag Calfskin
  • Chanel Signature Bowling Bag Calfskin
  • Chanel Signature Bowling Bag Calfskin
  • Chanel Signature Bowling Bag Calfskin
H 5 in. W 10 in. D 3.5 in.
Chanel Black Calfskin Reissue Pocket Tote
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Calfskin Reissue Pocket Tote is in excellent condition. Ultra chic details make this a true standout in any collection. Intentionally distressed black cal...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Tramezzo Flap Bag Calfskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing, scuffs and wear on exterior and underneath flap, wear on base corners. Moderate cracking on shoulder pad wax edges, scratches on hardware. Accessories...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Shopping Tote Quilted Calfskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Creasing near base, scuffs on exterior, handles and strap, small indentations on closure trim, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Chesterfield Backpack Iridescent Calfskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Light wear on exterior, minor wear on flap edges and handle, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Handle Drop 4", Height 13", Width 9", ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

Chanel Black Calfskin Straight Lines Tote
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Calfskin Straight Lines Tote is in excellent condition. The silhouette is highly sophisticated and works well for most any purpose. Black calfskin tote h...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Twisted Tote Glazed Calfskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing on exterior, small indentations on base, small stains, marks and wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Measurements: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Blue Calfskin Boy Flap Satchel
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Blue Calfskin Boy Flap Satchel is in excellent condition. A variation of the highly sought-after Boy Bag, this convertible style is spacious and chic. Blue gla...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Gray Quilted Polished Calfskin Satchel
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Gray quilted polished calf leather, top handle and chain/leather woven strap, push lock closure, gray striped fine textile interior lining with a zipper and media pocket. Designer: ...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Chanel Circle C Calfskin Square Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Circle C Calfskin Square Flap Bag has been hand-finished by skilled artisans in the label's workshop. Boasting a metallic embossed calfskin exterior, this structured design is...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vinyl Quilted Calfskin Travel Tote
By Chanel
Located in Antwerp, BE
Travel in style with this precious Chanel travel tote in vinyl quilted calfskin. The bag closes with a zipper, keeping sure your items are stored safely. Calfskin leather CC embosse...
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21st Century and Contemporary Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

  • Chanel Vinyl Quilted Calfskin Travel Tote
  • Chanel Vinyl Quilted Calfskin Travel Tote
  • Chanel Vinyl Quilted Calfskin Travel Tote
  • Chanel Vinyl Quilted Calfskin Travel Tote
H 12.21 in. W 16.15 in. D 6.7 in.
Chanel Black Calfskin Tassel Handbag
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Chanel black calfskin tassel handbag from 2003 to 2004 collection. - Silver Hardware zips closure. - Length: 34cm. Height: 34cm. Width: 14cm. Hand Drop: 20cm.
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

  • Chanel Black Calfskin Tassel Handbag
  • Chanel Black Calfskin Tassel Handbag
  • Chanel Black Calfskin Tassel Handbag
  • Chanel Black Calfskin Tassel Handbag
H 13.39 in. W 5.52 in. L 13.39 in.
Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Calfskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Minor wear on base and flap corners, small mark on flap, discoloration on flap trims. Creasing and light scuffs on base and underneath flap, scratches on hardwa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vanity Case Rattan and Calfskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Small marks and minor wear on exterior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Handle Drop 3", Height 4.5", Width 6", Depth 4", Strap Drop...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Chanel Urban Luxury Backpack Quilted Calfskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate wear on base corners and opening edge, creasing and scuffs on exterior and in interior. Indentations and darkening on side base wax edges, scratches on hard...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

Chanel Gabrielle Hobo Quilted Aged Calfskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Creasing on exterior, wear, scuffs, marks and indentations on base trim,small glue stain on side opening edges. Wear and peeling on opening edges and shoulder pad, m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Chesterfield Flap Bag Quilted Calfskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing, scuffs and moderate wear on exterior and underneath flap, scratches and slight tarnish on hardware. Accessories: Pochette, Authenticity Card Measureme...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Chain Me Tote Quilted Calfskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Moderate wear and discoloration on exterior corners, heavy scuffs and small indentations on base and interior opening trims, creasing on exterior. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Drawstring Backpack Crocodile Embossed Calfskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing and light wear on exterior, straps and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Measurements: Handle Drop 3", Height 13", Width 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

Chanel Drawstring Soft Hobo Quilted Calfskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing on exterior, minor scuffs and wear on exterior trim, creasing, wear and scuffs on handle. Moderate wear on drawstring, scratches on hardware. Accessori...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hobo Bags

Chanel Braided Chic Flap Bag Calfskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Damaged. Repainted exterior. Wear, darkening and marks on exterior, minor wear on strap and in interior, creasing and scuffs underneath flap, scratches on hardware. Access...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Gabrielle Hobo Chevron Aged Calfskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Light scuffs and small indentations on base trim, minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, Dust Bag Measurements: Height 8.5",...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vanity Case Rattan and Calfskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing on and underneath flap, light wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 3", Height 7", Wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Boy Medium Calfskin Chain Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
Chanel Boy bag - medium model In black smooth calf leather - ruthenium fittings To wear as single or lined-shoulder / crossbody Black canvas interior with 2 compartments + 1 zi...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Boy Medium Calfskin Chain Flap Bag
  • Chanel Boy Medium Calfskin Chain Flap Bag
  • Chanel Boy Medium Calfskin Chain Flap Bag
  • Chanel Boy Medium Calfskin Chain Flap Bag
H 6.7 in. D 3.15 in. L 11.03 in.
Chanel Boy Shopper Quilted Glazed Calfskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Discoloration on exterior, wear on exterior corners, small indentations on front. Darkening on shoulder pads, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Diamond Stitch Wallet on Chain Calfskin
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate wear and small glue stains on exterior edges, darkening on rear stitching, wear and darkening on strap. Creasing underneath flap, minor wear in interio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Twisted Flap Bag Glazed Calfskin Jumbo
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Wear, scuffs and moderate creasing on exterior, strap and underneath flap. Splitting and fraying on strap base, peeling underneath interior pocket ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Small Pearl White Calfskin Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
Authentic CHANEL Small Quilted Boy Bag Iridescent Pearly White Calfskin with Palladium Hardware. Condition: very good. Original packaging is not included. Color may be slightly...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • CHANEL Small Pearl White Calfskin Boy Bag
  • CHANEL Small Pearl White Calfskin Boy Bag
  • CHANEL Small Pearl White Calfskin Boy Bag
  • CHANEL Small Pearl White Calfskin Boy Bag
H 4.73 in. D 2.76 in. L 7.88 in.
Chanel Boy Flap Bag Chevron Calfskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Minor scuffs, wear, darkening and creasing creasing on exterior, creasing and moderate scuffs underneath flap. Light wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Ac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Twisted Tote Glazed Calfskin East West
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing on exterior, small indentations on base. Minor wear on handles and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 10...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Boy Chained Tote Quilted Calfskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing, minor wear and scuffs on exterior, handles and shoulder pads. Light splitting on front handle base wax edges, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Gray Aged Calfskin Gabriel Hobo Bag
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
Circa 2018-2019. Chanel medium Gabrielle hobo bag is crafted from quilted crinkled calfskin and features silver and gold tone hardware, adjustable interwoven chain strap, zip closure...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Gray Aged Calfskin Gabriel Hobo Bag
  • Chanel Gray Aged Calfskin Gabriel Hobo Bag
  • Chanel Gray Aged Calfskin Gabriel Hobo Bag
  • Chanel Gray Aged Calfskin Gabriel Hobo Bag
H 9.06 in. D 3.94 in. L 11.03 in.
Chanel Boy Chained Tote Quilted Calfskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor creasing on exterior, light wear on exterior, straps and handles, indentations on base. Small stains on interior opening, scratches on hardware. Accessories: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Gabrielle Hobo Quilted Aged Calfskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Scuffs on base and leather trims, moderate darkening and creasing on exterior. Glue stains on strap base, wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Ac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hobo Bags

Chanel Black Grained Calfskin Bolt Bowler Bag
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Chanel Bolt Bowler Bag is a stylish and functional bowler perfect for an everyday casual look. Crafted from black leather, this bag features dual flat handles, engraved CC bolt detai...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Chanel Pearl Embellished Grained Calfskin Ankle Boots
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
These beautiful Chanel boots are made from soft grained calfskin leather set on a leather lined platform sole, they are embellished with pearl detail around the laces and embroidered...
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21st Century and Contemporary Ankle Boots

Chanel Boy Medium Calfskin Chain Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
From Pre Fall 2013. Chanel Boy bag - medium model In black smooth calf leather - ruthenium fittings To wear as single or lined-shoulder / crossbody Black canvas interior with 2 compa...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Glazed Calfskin Leather Boy Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Glazed Calfskin Leather Boy Flap Bag has been hand-finished by skilled artisans in the label's workshop. Boasting smooth black and ivory calfskin-leather exterior, this design...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Glazed Calfskin Leather Boy Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Glazed Calfskin Leather Boy Flap Bag has been hand-finished by skilled artisans in the label's workshop. Boasting smooth black and ivory calfskin-leather exterior, this design...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Chain Me Tote Quilted Calfskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Heavy creasing on exterior and interior opening, wear on base corners, handles and interior. Stains on interior base, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Ac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Black Textured Calfskin Ankle-Strap Heels
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel's wonderfully wicked black textured calfskin ankle-strap heels is accented with textured "quilted" detailing. The heels measures 3" in height and is size 38 1/2/Eur , ...
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1990s Shoes

Chanel Vintage Cosmetic Case Quilted Glazed Calfskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Loss of luster, moderate wear and scuffs on exterior and handle, heavy discoloration on opening trim. Minor wear and marks underneath flap and in interior, scratches...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cosmetic Bags

Chanel North South Deauville Tote Glazed Calfskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate wear on base corners and rear pocket edges, creasing on exterior, wear, darkening and creasing on handles. Glue stain on side opening trim, minor wear in in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Calfskin Leather 19 Shoulder Tote
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Quilted Calfskin Leather 19 Shoulder Tote Xupes Reference: HB3838 Serial Number: 28498068 Age (Circa): 2020 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Box, Authenticity Card, C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Calfskin New Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear on base and flap corners, scuffs, minor scuffs and creasing on exterior. Creasing, scuffs, indentations and marks underneath flap, minor wear in interior, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Reverso Boy Flap Bag Calfskin New Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Minor wear on base corners and flap edges, moderate scuffs and creasing on exterior and underneath flap. Wear on strap, scuffs, wear and marks in interior, scra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Peach Quilted Calfskin Braided with Style Backpack
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Peach Quilted Calfskin Braided with Style Backpack SKU: 110220 Handbag Condition: Excellent Condition Comments: Excellent Condition. No visible signs of wear. Final sale. Bra...
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2010s Backpacks

Chanel Luxe Ligne Zip Top Tote Calfskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing and wear on exterior, handles and in interior, small stains in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Measurements: Handle Dro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Bicolor Gabrielle Hobo Quilted Aged Calfskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Loss of shape on exterior. Scuffs and indentations on base, minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Measurements: Handle Drop 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hobo Bags

Chanel White Quilted Calfskin & Caviar Leather Classic Tote
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL White Quilted Calfskin & Caviar Leather Classic Tote Xupes Reference: HB3919 Serial Number: 24262780 Age (Circa): 2018 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card Authenticity Details:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Casual Riviera Chain Shoulder Bag Quilted Calfskin
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate wear on base and opening corners, darkening on base. Cracking on shoulder pad wax edges. Scuffs on interior opening, minor wear in interior, scratches on ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Calfskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Creasing on sides and underneath flap, discoloration and wear on base corners and flap edges. Moderate scuffs, wear and indentations underneath flap, scratches on ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Shopping In Chains Tote Quilted Calfskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear on exterior corners, creasing and indentations on exterior. Minor wear on shoulder pads and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Convertible Chain Bowling Bag Quilted Calfskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Wear on base corners and strap, minor scuffs on exterior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, Dust Bag Measurements: Handle...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic CC Shopping Tote Quilted Calfskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear on base corners and handles, creasing and faint scuffs on exterior, wear and marks in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurements...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Black & Cream Calfskin Leather Small Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Black & Cream Calfskin Leather Small Boy Bag SKU: 109091 MSRP: USD 4,900.00 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Condition Description: Handbag Condition: Very Good Co...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Pearl Embellished Calfskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear and darkening on base corners, flap edges and shoulder pad. Minor creasing on exterior and underneath flap. Scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Woven Calfskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Slight touch-up on base and flap corners. Creasing, wear and scuffs on exterior and underneath flap, wear on strap and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessorie...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Calfskin New Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Moderate creasing, scuffs, wear and small indentations on exterior and underneath flap, discoloration and wear on strap bases. Heavy darkening and wear in interior, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

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Chanel Calfskin For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact vintage or contemporary chanel calfskin you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Gray, Beige, Brown and more in stock now. You’re likely to find the perfect chanel calfskin 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. When shopping for these accessories, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for men or unisex today than there are for women.

How Much is a Chanel Calfskin?

Prices for a chanel calfskin can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $340 and can go as high as $14,155, while, on average they fetch $2,811.

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.