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Chanel Rolled Up Tote Quilted Caviar
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Slight wear on base corners, minor scuffs on interior opening trim, faint scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Measurements: Handle Drop 9", He...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

  • Chanel Rolled Up Tote Quilted Caviar
  • Chanel Rolled Up Tote Quilted Caviar
  • Chanel Rolled Up Tote Quilted Caviar
  • Chanel Rolled Up Tote Quilted Caviar
H 9.5 in. W 12 in. D 4 in.
Chanel Black Flat Quilted Caviar Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Classic Chanel black quilted caviar bag. No hologram shoulder drop 12". Hologram is missing, mid 90s. Comes with generic dust cover.
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1990s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Black Flat Quilted Caviar Bag
  • Chanel Black Flat Quilted Caviar Bag
  • Chanel Black Flat Quilted Caviar Bag
  • Chanel Black Flat Quilted Caviar Bag
H 10.5 in. W 6 in. L 12.5 in.
Chanel Burgundy Quilted Caviar Leather Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
You will love carrying this fabulous tote from Chanel for your special outings. The burgundy tote is crafted from leather and features the everlasting quilted pattern on the exterior...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Chanel Burgundy Quilted Caviar Leather Tote
  • Chanel Burgundy Quilted Caviar Leather Tote
  • Chanel Burgundy Quilted Caviar Leather Tote
  • Chanel Burgundy Quilted Caviar Leather Tote
H 5.91 in. W 3.94 in. L 13.59 in.
Chanel Wallet on Chain Quilted Caviar
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Darkening on rear pocket edge, indentations on front pocket underneath flap. Light wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Authenticity ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Wallet on Chain Quilted Caviar
  • Chanel Wallet on Chain Quilted Caviar
  • Chanel Wallet on Chain Quilted Caviar
  • Chanel Wallet on Chain Quilted Caviar
H 5 in. W 7.5 in. D 1 in.
Chanel Timeless Classic Caviar Quilted Tote
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This Chanel Timeless Classic Caviar Quilted Tote is crafted from light beige quilted caviar leather. It features leather woven chain straps with leather shoulder pads, protective bas...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Metallic Quilted Caviar Bowler Bag
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
The most adorable Chanel bowler bag! Made of a silver toned metallic caviar leather with signature Chanel quilting and CC logo on the front. Quilting continues onto the back of the b...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Medallion Tote
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Quilted Caviar Leather Medallion Tote Xupes Reference: HB3821 Serial Number: 6384434 Age (Circa): 2002 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card, Care Booklet Authenticity De...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Beige Quilted Caviar Leather Medallion Tote
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Beige Quilted Caviar Leather Medallion Tote Xupes Reference: HB3730 Serial Number: 10382574 Age (Circa): 2005 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Authenticity Card, Care Bookle...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

Chanel City Shopping Tote Quilted Caviar Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate creasing and light wear on exterior, minor wear and stains in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, Dust Bag Measurements:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Filigree Flap Bag Quilted Caviar Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear on rear pocket and flap, creasing, light scuffs and indentations underneath flap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Measurements: H...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Quilted Dark Brown Caviar Leather Tote
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Informations : Brand: Chanel Model : Caviar Tote Year : 2010/2011 Type : Shoulder bag Fabric : Caviar Leather Color: Dark Brown / hardware silver Dimensions : Height: 27 cm; Width...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Quilted Dark Brown Caviar Leather Tote
  • Chanel Quilted Dark Brown Caviar Leather Tote
  • Chanel Quilted Dark Brown Caviar Leather Tote
  • Chanel Quilted Dark Brown Caviar Leather Tote
H 10.63 in. D 8.27 in. L 14.97 in.
Chanel City Shopping Tote Quilted Caviar Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing on exterior, minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Authenticity Card Measurements: Handle Drop 9.5", Height 10.5", Width 13...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Simply CC Tote Quilted Caviar Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear on exterior corners and handles, creasing and small marks on exterior. Cracking and peeling on handle wax edges, discoloration on interior opening, scratch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Medallion Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We all need one tote that will not only help assist our style but also be durable enough for our shopping sprees. Here's one from Chanel. It comes finely crafted from caviar leather ...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather iPhone Pouch
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Why just stop at owning a Chanel bag when you can also carry your darling iPhone in a lovely leather pouch with the brand's signature quilt! This creation from Chanel is truly one te...
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2010s Miscellaneous

  • Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather iPhone Pouch
  • Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather iPhone Pouch
  • Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather iPhone Pouch
  • Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather iPhone Pouch
H 2.56 in. W 1.58 in. L 4.93 in.
Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather CC Bag
By Chanel
Located in Antwerp, BE
Good Preloved Condition Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Lambskin Leather CC Bag Classic and elegant, a Chanel bag is a fashion statement to your outfit. Fashioned from luxurious black ca...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

  • Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather CC Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather CC Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather CC Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather CC Bag
H 11.82 in. W 9.85 in. D 5.12 in.
Chanel Red Quilted Caviar Tote Bag
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage 2004 -2005 Chanel red quilted caviar tote bag. - Outside: Pocket x 1 Inside: Pocket x 1 - Measurements: W30x H15 x D 25cm. Shoulder Strap: 15.5cm
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

  • Chanel Red Quilted Caviar Tote Bag
  • Chanel Red Quilted Caviar Tote Bag
  • Chanel Red Quilted Caviar Tote Bag
  • Chanel Red Quilted Caviar Tote Bag
H 5.91 in. W 9.85 in. L 11.82 in.
Chanel Carry Around Bowling Bag Quilted Caviar Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Heavy odor in interior. Minor wear on base corners, handle and shoulder pad. Moderate wear, discoloration and stains in interior, scratches and heavy discoloration o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Chanel Orange Quilted Caviar Leather Grand Shopping Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Featuring top handles with chain trim and the CC logo on a quilted pattern, this Chanel Orange Quilted Caviar leather tote exudes just the right amount of sophistication. The bag fea...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel White Caviar Quilted Leather CC Timeless Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Give your wardrobe an instant elegant boost with this stunning Timeless tote from Chanel. It has been crafted from white caviar leather in the signature quilt design and features dua...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Classic Double Flap Bag Quilted Caviar Jumbo
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Light wear on exterior, minor scuffs underneath flap and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Handle Drop 12", Height 8", W...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Beige Quilted Caviar Leather Grand Shopping Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Featuring top handles with chain trim and the CC logo on a quilted pattern, this Chanel beige Caviar leather tote exudes just the right amount of sophistication. The bag features an ...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Classic Double Flap Bag Quilted Caviar Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Heavy wear on base corners and flap edges, creasing, darkening and indentations on exterior and underneath flap. Moderate darkening and wear on strap, scuffs, marks ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Timeless CC Expandable Tote Quilted Caviar Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor creasing and wear on exterior, pilling on exterior zipper tape trim, wear on shoulder pads. Small indentations on rear, scratches on hardware. Accessories: N...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Boy Lock Flap Briefcase Quilted Caviar Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Heavy scuffs and wear on exterior and underneath flap, moderate wear on base corners. Melting and indentations on exterior and handle wax edges, minor scuffs and wea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Vintage Medallion Tote
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Quilted Caviar Leather Vintage Medallion Tote Xupes Reference: HB3726 Serial Number: 8918739 Age (Circa): 2003 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Authenticity Card, Care...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

Chanel Classic Double Flap Bag Quilted Caviar Maxi
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor scuffs and creasing on exterior and underneath flap, small indentations on interior flap and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Double Flap Bag Quilted Caviar Maxi
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Wear on exterior corners, strap and in interior, creasing, small marks and scuffs on exterior and underneath flap. Wear in interior, scratches...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Front Pocket Tote Quilted Caviar Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate discoloration and wear on base corners, light creasing on exterior, glue stains on opening edges. Minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessorie...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Double Flap Bag Quilted Caviar Maxi
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Light wear on base corners and flap edges, creasing on exterior. Creasing, scuffs, and small indentations underneath flap and in interior, scratches on hardware. A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Quilted Caviar Leather CC Crown Small Tote
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Light peach quilted leather Chanel Small Crown Shopper tote with antiqued gold-tone hardware, dual chain-link flat leather shoulder straps, interlocking CC accent at exterior front, ...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Double Flap Bag Quilted Caviar Jumbo
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Heavy peeling and wear on front opening corner. Moderate wear on exterior corners, flap edges and strap, creasing and wear on exterior and underneath flap. Small ind...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather L Yen Continental Wallet
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Yen wallet from Chanel is a wonderful creation! This black wallet is crafted from Caviar leather and features the signature quilted pattern all over the exterior along with the ...
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2010s Wallets

Chanel Dark Pink Caviar Quilted Grand Shopping Tote
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Dark Pink Caviar Quilted Grand Shopping Tote in excellent condition. Dark pink caviar quilted leather exterior trimmed with silver hardware. 3 separate interior storage compar...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

2002 Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Vintage Medallion Tote
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Caviar Leather Vintage Medallion Tote Xupes Reference: HB3753 Serial Number: 6795470 Age (Circa): 2002 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card, Care Booklet Authent...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Red Quilted Caviar Leather Mini Boy Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
We offer Certificate of Authenticity provided by Entrupy for this item at no further cost. Chanel mini quilted 'Boy' shoulder bag in red grained calfskin leather (Caviar). Period/Er...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel White Caviar Leather Vintage CC Quilted Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
White Caviar leather vintage Chanel quilted shoulder bag with gold-tone hardware, dual chain-link shoulder straps, dual pockets at exterior, tonal leather lining, dual interior zippe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

1999 Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Vintage Medallion Tote
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Caviar Leather Vintage Medallion Tote Xupes Reference: HB3750 Serial Number: 5660190 Age (Circa): 1999 Authenticity Details: Serial Sticker (Made in France) G...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Burgundy Caviar Leather Square Quilted Shoulder Bag Tote
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
BEAUTIFUL Chanel quilted burgundy caviar leather shoulder bag tote in excellent condition. Square quilted burgundy caviar leather exterior trimmed with silver hardware and 2 large e...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

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 Shopping Tote Fox Fur with Quilted Caviar Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This item can only be shipped within the United States. Estimated Retail Price: $5,200 Condition: Excellent. Minor discoloration and wear on base corners, creasing on exterior near ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Reissue 2.55 Flap Bag Quilted Patent Caviar 226
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing on exterior, small stains on base and rear. Creasing, indentations and light scuffs underneath flaps, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessorie...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Brown Quilted Caviar Leather Jumbo Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Flap bags are the most iconic handbags. The caviar leather construction features a well-known quilted pattern. It has a chain-leather woven strap along with a CC twist lock ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

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

Chanel Vintage Classic Top Handle Flap Bag Quilted Caviar Jumbo
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Creasing and scuffs on exterior, moderate wear on flap edges, base corners and handle. Discoloration, heavy wear and scuffs in interior, scratches on hardware. Acce...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

CHANEL Caviar Chain Shoulder Shopping Tote Bag Black Quilted Purse
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Caviar Chain Shoulder Bag Shopping Tote Black Quilted Purse. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary....
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Purse Black Chevron Quilted Caviar Leather with Shoulder Strap
By Chanel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Chanel Black Vintage Quilted Chevron Caviar Zip Shoulder Bag. Crafted in black quilted leather, features woven in leather chain link straps. CC logo fabric lining inside of bag and ...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

CHANEL Caviar PST Chain Shoulder Shopping Tote Bag Black Quilted
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Caviar PST Chain Shoulder Bag Shopping Tote Black Quilted. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary. T...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Caviar PST Chain Shoulder Shopping Tote Bag Black Quilted
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Caviar PST Chain Shoulder Bag Shopping Tote Black Quilted. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary. T...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Caviar Chain Shoulder Shopping Tote Bag Black Quilted Purse
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Caviar Chain Shoulder Bag Shopping Tote Black Quilted Purse. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary....
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Caviar Chain Shoulder Bag Black Flap Quilted Leather Silver
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Caviar Chain Shoulder Bag Black Quilted Flap Leather Silver. 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 Vintage Square Classic Single Flap Bag Quilted Caviar Jumbo
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing on rear base corners and underneath flap, scuffs on exterior and underneath flap. Moderate scuffs and wear in interior, small mark on base, scratches a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Front Pocket Shopping Tote Quilted Calfskin with Caviar Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor creasing and wear on exterior, light scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Measurements: Handle Drop 7.5", Height 11.5", Width 11", Depth 5" D...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

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

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

Chanel Beige Quilted Caviar Leather Small Square Stitch Bowler Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Radiate with elegance when you swing this Bowler bag from Chanel. Beautifully crafted from square quilted leather in beige, this bag is a beauty. Held by two handles, it comes with a...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Chanel Brown Quilted Caviar Leather Jumbo Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Flap bags are the most iconic handbags. The caviar leather construction features a well-known quilted pattern. It has a chain-leather woven strap along with a CC twist lock ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Caviar Chain Shoulder Shopping Tote Bag Black Quilted Purse
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Caviar Chain Shoulder Bag Shopping Tote Black Quilted Purse. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary....
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Nude Beige Square Quilted Caviar Leather LAX Bowler Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Radiate with elegance when you swing this LAX Bowler bag from Chanel. Beautifully crafted from quilted leather in nude beige, this bag is a beauty. Held by two handles, it comes with...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

2019 Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Urban Companion Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Caviar Leather Urban Companion Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3652 Serial Number: 25139673 Age (Circa): 2019 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Box, Authenticity Ca...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

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Chanel Caviar Quilted For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage or contemporary chanel caviar quilted for your needs in our varied inventory. Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Black, Gray, Brown and protectString (more) in stock now. Making the right choice when shopping for a chanel caviar quilted may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 20th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. 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 Caviar Quilted?

The price for a chanel caviar quilted starts at $637 and tops out at $25,000, and on average, selling for $2,900.

Chanel Biography and Important Works

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


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


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


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


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


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

Finding the Right Handbags Purses Bags for You

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

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

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

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

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

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