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Chanel CC Charm Metallic Quilted Crossbody Bag 2014
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
It was available to select Chanel customers during the December 2014 holiday season. Black metallic quilted material with dark silver CC logo charm and a dark sliver toned chain inte...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Blue Limited Edition Heart Charm Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel limited edition blue lambskin single flap with heart charms. Shoulder drop 9.5"/18". Light gold tone hardware. Comes with hologram, id card and original dust cover.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Square CC Charm Shoulder Bag Quilted Nylon Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Odor in interior. Marks and wear on exterior, moderate wear and discoloration on base corners, scuffs and creasing on base. Light wear in interior, scratches and tar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel 18C Hamburg Charms Wool Lambskin Cross Body Bag
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
Chanel Cruise 2018 Collection Limited Edition with Hamburg Charms. Navy Blue Wool and Lambskin Cross Body Bag Luxuriously made from wool and Blue Navy lambskin outside with 3 Chanel...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Small Reissue Charm Paris Icons Mini Flap Bag Limited Edition
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Quilted Chanel black lambskin charmed flap with mademoiselle closure and reissue chain Year: 2012 Antique silver hardware Interior flap zippered pocket Interior flap Interior open p...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Black Lambskin Quilted Valentine Gold Charms Classic Evening Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Condition From 2010 Collection Lambskin Leather Gold Tone Hardware Measures 9.75" W x 6" H x 2.5" D Strap Drop 15.75" Includes Authenticity Card and Box 100% Authenticity G...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Bags and Minaudières

Chanel RARE Black Aged Calfskin Leather Medium Charms Deauville Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Aged Calfskin Leather Medium Charms Deauville Tote Bag Made In: Italy Year of Production: 2020 Color: Black Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Black calfskin leather with met...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Timeless Bag Rare Vintage 1990's Limited Edition Lucky Charm Black Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Timeless Bag Rare Vintage 1990's Limited Edition Lucky Charm Black Tote Made in France
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vinatage Rare Striped Micro Mini Charm Velvet Crossbody Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Mini striped velour cross body flap 2006 {VINTAGE 16 Years} Silver hardware Three hanging CC charms Interior black nylon and calfskin lining 3" H x 5.5" W x 2" D Strap Drop: 22.5" ...
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Early 2000s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL Black Lambskin Quilted Heart Charm Classic Mini Party Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 2008 Collection Lambskin Leather Gold Tone Hardware Leather Lining Measures 5.5" W x 3" H x 1.5" D Shoulder Strap Drop 23" Includes Authenticity Car...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Bags and Minaudières

Chanel Mini Charms Shoulder bag in Red quilted leather and Gold hardware
By Chanel
Located in Paris, IDF
Gorgeous and highly sought after Chanel Valentine Mini Charms Flap bag in red quilted leather, gold metal shoulder strap handle decorated with heart-patterned wooden charms (Valentin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel 93P CC Logo Black Interlaced Chain Keychain Bag Charm 502cas68
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 93 P Made In: France Measurements: Length: 2.5" Width: .1" Height: 6.5" OVERALL FAIR+ CONDITION ( 6.25/10 or C+ ) Accessories: Box Signs of Wear: Exter...
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20th Century Miscellaneous

Chanel Classic Flap 2.55 Reissue Runway Rare Swarovski Lucky Charms Black Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel bag with Swarovski crystals from the Dubai Resort Cruise Collection. This bag features the chain from the original Chanel flap bags but with a Mademoiselle turnlock. Very rare...
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Early 2000s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Classic Flap 2.55 Reissue Runway Rare Swarovski Lucky Charms Black Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel bag with Swarovski crystals from the Dubai Resort Cruise Collection. This bag features the chain from the original Chanel flap bags but with a Mademoiselle turnlock. Very rare...
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Early 2000s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel 2018 RARE Blush Lucky Charm Studded 10" Medium Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Blush Lucky Charm Studded 10" Medium Quilted Double Flap Classic Bag Made In: France Year of Production: 2018 Color: Blush Hardware: Antiqued matte goldtone and gunmetal Mate...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Silver Leather Chain Charm Lunch Wire Satchel Grocery Box Top Handle Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Limited Edition Silver Leather Chain Charm Vanity Cosmetic Jewelry Box Evening Top Handle Bag Metal Leather Silver tone hardware Date code present Made in France Handle drop...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Chanel Rare White x Silver 99a CC Logo Address Plate Keychain Bag Charm 770cc
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 99 A Made In: France Measurements: Length: 1.75" Width: .1" Height: 1" OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION ( 8/10 or AB ) Signs of Wear: Exterior Canvas: Excell...
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20th Century Miscellaneous

Chanel Crossbody Bag / WOC - Lipstick Charm - Rare
By Chanel
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Presented here is a Chanel crossbody bag. This little gem is comprised of a black silk satin fabric with a decorative charm of a lipstick and a mirror fastened to the flap of the bag...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Hobo Quilted Charm 218519 Salmon Coral Leather Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Forest Hills, NY
This item will ship immediately!! Previously owned. Date/style Code: 10548333 Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 6.88" Width: 14.37" Height: 7.08" Shoulder strap drop: 6" (adjustab...
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20th Century Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Clover Charm 216293 Black Tweed Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Forest Hills, NY
This item will ship immediately!! Previously owned. Date/style Code: 10589590 Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 13.38" Width: 5.51" Height: 6.69" Shoulder strap drop: 7" OVERALL G...
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20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Pink Mirror Charm Classic 2.55 Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Singapore, SG
Seasonal piece. It comes complete with original Chanel box and authenticity card. The purse has a detachable CC mirror charm that can be used as a keyring too. Silver chains and hard...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Pristine Chanel Black Patent Leather Lucky Charms Evening Bag - Silver Hardware
By Chanel
Located in By Appointment Only, GB
A Very Chic Chanel Black 'Lucky Charms' Embossed, Patent leather Evening bag with Silver Hardware. In pristine condition, the bag has never been worn and comes with it's Chanel authe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Large CHANEL CC Charm Shopping Bag/Shopper chain quilted lambskin navy blue
By Chanel
Located in Berlin, DE
Large CHANEL Quilted lambskin shopping bag in navy blue. The bag is in a very good condition and has minimal signs of use. The delivery includes: - Chanel Shopper - Dustbag - Warra...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Quilted Mauve Charm Chain Tote 7ce0104 Burgundy Leather Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Forest Hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 17060965 Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 14" Width: 4.5" Height: 10" Shoulder strap drop: 9" OVERALL GOOD CONDITION ( 7/10 or B ) Includes Serial Seal ...
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20th Century Shoulder Bags

Vintage CHANEL black goatskin shoulder bag with gold tone chains and cc charm.
By Chanel
Located in Kashiwa, Chiba
1980s. Vintage CHANEL black goatskin classic large shoulder bag with gold tone chain straps and a large oval square golden CC mark charm. Introducing a vintage CHANEL black goatskin...
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1980s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage wine leather tote bag with gold chain handles and CC motif charm
By Chanel
Located in Kashiwa, Chiba
1980s. Vintage CHANEL wine leather tote bag with gold chain handles and CC motif charm. Classic purse. This is a vintage leather CHANEL bag in a rare wine color with golden chain st...
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1980s Shoulder Bags

Vintage CHANEL brown lambskin large tote bag with gold tone chains and CC charm.
By Chanel
Located in Kashiwa, Chiba
1990s. Vintage CHANEL brown lambskin large tote bag with gold tone chains and jumbo CC mark charm to the LAMPO zipper. Classic purse. Introducing a vintage CHANEL brown color lamb l...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage brown lambskin mini 2.55 bag charm and golden chain belt with CC
By Chanel
Located in Kashiwa, Chiba
1990s. Vintage CHANEL taupe brown lambskin mini 2.55 bag charm with brown leather and golden chain belt with CC motifs. Must have. *****Please note that the belt is not the origina...
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1990s Belts

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Extra Mini Valentine Charm Flap Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Extra Mini Valentine Flap Crossbody Features heart charms at strap Made In: France Year of Production: 2008-2009 Color: Black Hardware: Goldtone Materi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage Micro Mini Classic Bag Charm
By Chanel
Located in Westhampton Beach, NY
Vintage Chanel Micro Mini Classic Bag Charm Added to a Chanel chain belt or worn dangling from a Chanel bag, this beautiful Micro Mini is stunning.
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20th Century Wallets and Small Accessories

CHANEL Charms Bag Belt
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
A great classic from Maison Chanel, this classic belt, in metal and leather, has been revisited with a charm bag in jersey fabric. It is in very good condition. The length of the be...
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2010s Belts

Iconic Chanel Charms Bag in Blush, Never Used
By Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel
Located in New Hope, PA
From a Park Avenue estate this pristine double sided Chanel bag is impressed with all of the iconic Chanel logos. The Number 5, a perfume bottle, a camellia and a heart with double C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Handbags and Purses

Chanel Charms Mini Bag
By Chanel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Charms Mini Bag by Chanel 2004-2005 Black satin exterior Leather lined Chocolate bar stitching Mirror and lipstick charms on front Silver tone hardware Turnlock closure on front fl...
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Early 2000s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Cruise Charm Mini Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel quilted red lambskin mini flap bag featuring gold tone hardware and perspex and wooden charms. The lining of the bag is cream canvas with one open pocket. Colour: Red Ma...
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Late 20th Century Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

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H 3.15 in. W 5.52 in. D 1.58 in.
Chanel 2019 Gabrielle "Coco" Bag Charm
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Accessorize your bag with this adorable Chanel bag charm! Circa 2019, this bag charm features three charms which include a Coco Chanel figurine, the iconic CC logo finished in tan en...
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2010s Miscellaneous

Chanel 2018 Lucky Charm Mini Bag
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Complete your collection with this amazing Chanel mini! Circa 2018, this bag can be worn as a clutch, is crafted from black lambskin and is embellished with mixed metal Chanel lucky ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Cuba Charms Waist Bag Quilted Canvas
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Chanel Cuba Charms Waist Bag Quilted Canvas is a stylish bag from the brand's Cruise 2017 Bag Collection. Crafted in green quilted canvas, this waist bag features aged...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Drawstring Charm Bucket Bag Fringe Denim
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Chanel Drawstring Charm Bucket Bag Fringe Denim updates the casual bucket bag mixing luxurious design with retro-inspired theme. Crafted from washed layered denim with...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Chanel Drawstring Charm Bucket Bag Fringe Denim
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Chanel Drawstring Charm Bucket Bag Fringe Denim updates the casual bucket bag mixing luxurious design with retro-inspired theme. Crafted from washed layered denim with...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Chanel Extra Mini Crossbody Bag with Charms
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Extra Mini Crossbody with Chanel charms. Hearts on gold hardware. Whimsical cute bag can be worn crossbody. Good condition. Limited collection. Tiny enough to be worn to Footb...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Red Quilted Charm Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Crafted in Italy from lipstick red lambskin leather, this limited edition mini cross-body bag from Chanel's Riviera-inspired cruise 2011 collection is irresistibly playful in its des...
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20th Century Handbags and Purses

Chanel Drawstring Charm Bucket Bag Fringe Denim
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Chanel Drawstring Charm Bucket Bag Fringe Denim showcased during 2015 Cruise Collection held in Dubai updates the casual bucket bag mixing luxurious design with a retr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Drawstring Charm Bucket Bag Fringe Denim
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Chanel Drawstring Charm Bucket Bag Fringe Denim updates the casual bucket bag mixing luxurious design with retro-inspired theme. Crafted from washed layered denim with...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Chanel Drawstring Charm Bucket Bag Fringe Denim
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Chanel Drawstring Charm Bucket Bag Fringe Denim updates the casual bucket bag mixing luxurious design with retro-inspired theme. Crafted from washed layered denim with...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Chanel Drawstring Charm Bucket Bag Fringe Denim
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Chanel Drawstring Charm Bucket Bag Fringe Denim updates the casual bucket bag mixing luxurious design with a retro-inspired theme. Crafted from washed layered denim wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Chanel Drawstring Charm Bucket Bag Fringe Denim
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Chanel Drawstring Charm Bucket Bag Fringe Denim updates the casual bucket bag mixing luxurious design with retro-inspired theme. Crafted from washed layered denim with...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Chanel Cruise Charm Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Heavy wear, discoloration, creasing and scuffs on exterior and underneath flap, wear on strap and in interior, scratches and discoloration on hardware. Accessories: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel CC Charm Shoulder Bag Quilted Satin Mini
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Chanel CC Charm Shoulder Bag Quilted Satin Mini showcases a sleek style that complements any look. Crafted from black satin in Chanel's iconic diamond quilted pattern,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Chanel CC Charm Shoulder Bag Quilted Satin Mini
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Chanel CC Charm Shoulder Bag Quilted Satin Mini showcases a sleek style that complements any look. Crafted from black satin in Chanel's iconic diamond quilted pattern,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Chanel Cruise Charm Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear and discoloration on exterior and strap, creasing and light scuffs underneath flap. Wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Box Measurement...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Medallion Charm Flap Bag Chevron Calfskin Jumbo
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This Chanel Medallion Charm Flap Bag Chevron Calfskin Jumbo, crafted from pink chevron calfskin, features woven-in leather chain strap, medallion CC charm, and gold-tone hardware. It...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel VIntage Charm Weekender Bag Quilted Lambskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate wear, scuffs and creasing on exterior, handles and in interior. Heavy bubbling and indentations on interior base, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Chanel Limited Edition Camel Charm Mini Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel limited edition mini classic charm bag. Camel brown leather with gold tone hardware. Shoulder strap 23". Comes with hologram and dust cover.
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel CC Charm Shoulder Bag Quilted Satin Mini
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Chanel CC Charm Shoulder Bag Quilted Satin Mini showcases a sleek style that complements any look. Crafted from black satin in Chanel's iconic diamond quilted pattern,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Chanel CC Charms Flap Bag Quilted Patent Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This Chanel CC Charms Flap Bag Quilted Patent Medium, crafted in black quilted patent leather, features a woven-in chain strap, medallion CC charm, and gold-tone hardware. Its CC tur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Medallion Charm Flap Bag Chevron Calfskin Jumbo
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This Chanel Medallion Charm Flap Bag Chevron Calfskin Jumbo, crafted from pink chevron calfskin, features woven-in leather chain straps, medallion CC charm, and gold-tone hardware ac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Medallion Charm Camera Bag Chevron Calfskin Mini
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This Chanel Medallion Charm Camera Bag Chevron Calfskin Mini, crafted from peach chevron calfskin leather, features woven-in leather chain strap, exterior back slip pocket, and gold-...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Charms Shopping Bag Quilted Aged Calfskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Minimal wear on exterior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 2", Height 14", Width 13", Depth 4.5", Str...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Medallion Charm Flap Bag Chevron Calfskin Jumbo
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Light wear on base corners and in interior, slight creasing on exterior and underneath flap. Small pen mark on rear base corner, glue stains on side near openin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Cuba Charms Banane Waist Bag Quilted Canvas
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, Dust Bag, Box Measurements: Height 5", Width 12", Depth 3", Strap Drop 10-12", Strap Drop 10-12" Design...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

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Chanel Charms Bags For Sale on 1stDibs

Browse a vast assortment of chanel charms bags for sale on 1stDibs. Many people prefer Black chanel charms bags, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Gray, Brown and more options on these pages. Making the right choice when shopping for these accessories may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century, all of which have proven very popular over the years. There aren’t many items for unisex if you’re seeking these accessories, as most of the options available are for men and women.

How Much are Chanel Charms Bags?

The prices for chanel charms bags start at $350 and top out at $31,940 with these items, on average, selling for $2,855.

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.