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Vintage Chanel Lambskin Jumbo Classic Flap Bag XL Black
By Chanel
Located in Hiroshima City, JP
Vintage Chanel jumbo classic flap bag in excellent vintage condition. Biggest classic in 2.55 Family. This vintage Chanel jumbo classic adds effortless cool to any outfit. Thanks to ...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Chanel 2014 Coral Velvet Small Medium So Black CC Classic Flap
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Coral Velvet Small Medium So Black CC Classic Flap Year: 2014 So Black Hardware CC Turnlock Closure Classic Interwoven chain Coral interwoven velvet Classic back pocket In...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Classic Black Leather Flats
By Chanel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Chanel classic black leather flats with cap toes. Size Marked: 37 1/2 Good Vintage Condition: Please remember all clothes are previously owned and gently worn unless otherwise not...
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Early 2000s Slippers

Chanel Classic Black Leather Square Toe Heels
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage 90s Chanel classic black leather square toe heels. Featuring gold "CC" logo on the strap fastening . - Made in Italy. - Size 37.5.
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1990s Heels

Chanel Classic Black Calfskin/White Piped Trim Pumps
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage 90s Chanel classic black calfskin leather pumps with white piped trim. - Made in Italy. - Size 37.5. - Length: 9in I Heels: 2.5in. - Include: Dust Bag.
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1990s Heels

Vintage 90s Chanel Classic Black Silk "CC" Heels Shoes
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage 90s Chanel classic black silk heels shoes. Featuring a "CC" logo in front. - Made in France. - Size 38.5.
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1990s Low Heels

Chanel Classic Black Wool Silver "CC" Buttons Jacket
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage Chanel classic black wool jacket from 1996 pre-collection. - Featuring silver "CC" buttons fastening in front and cuff. - Straight line cutting with shoulder pad. - ...
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1990s Jackets

Vintage 90s Chanel Classic Black Quilted Patent Handbag
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage 90s Chanel classic black quilted patent leather handbag. - Kiss lock closure. - Interior zip closure. - One interior slip pocket. - Silver Hardware. - Measurement...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Vintage 1995 Chanel Classic Black Wool Long Dress
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage Chanel classic black wool long dress from year 1995 A/W collection. Featuring two front open pockets with two black gold "CC" buttons closure, three buttons black gold "CC"...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 90s Chanel Classic Black Caviar Leather Round Toe Heels
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage 90s Chanel classic black caviar leather heels. Featuring a round toe front and stitched "CC" logo at the back. Chanel black classic heels is always a must for every wardrob...
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1990s Heels

Chanel Classic Black Double Flap 10"Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel black classic double flap lambskin 2.55 bag. Can be worn two ways: shoulder drop, 17.5"L or 9.5"L. Comes with hologram and dust bag. Minor scuffs on leather and hardware.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Classic Black Double Flap 10"Bag
  • Chanel Classic Black Double Flap 10"Bag
  • Chanel Classic Black Double Flap 10"Bag
  • Chanel Classic Black Double Flap 10"Bag
H 6 in. W 2.5 in. L 10 in.
Vintage 90s Chanel black classic suede silver toned "CC" Straps Pumps
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage 90s Chanel classic black suede pointy pumps. - Decorative silver toned "CC" strap. - Size 37.5.
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1990s Low Heels

Unworn Fall 1995 Chanel Classic Little Black Dress
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage Chanel classic black wool dress from fall 1995 collection. - Featuring four "CC" logo buttons and four pockets on bust. - Back zipper closure. - Height: 108cm I Bust: ...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Chanel Classic Long Zipped Black Wallet
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
Size: 4.1 x 7.6 x 0.8 in 19*10cm Color: Black with Silver Hardware Come with Original Chanel box, dust bag, authenticity card. For buyers from EU we can provide shipping from Pol...
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2010s Wallets

Chanel Black Lambskin Classic Flap Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Lambskin Classic Flap Backpack is in very good vintage condition. A cool unisex spin on the timeless classic flap bag, the backpack is a roomy hands-free...
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Late 20th Century Backpacks

Chanel Classic Flap Patent Black Frame Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Electric black quilted patent leather clutch with rectangle metal frame Year: 2014 Metallic black cc logo Satin interior lining Zippered back pocket 10.5” W x 5.5” H x 2” D Made i...
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2010s Clutches

CHANEL, Classic Flap Vintage in black leather
By Chanel
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: CHANEL - Model: Classique Vintage - Condition: Good condition. Sign of wear on Leather, Bag dyed - Accessories: None - Measurements: Width: 25cm , Height: 16cm , Depth: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • CHANEL, Classic Flap Vintage in black leather
  • CHANEL, Classic Flap Vintage in black leather
  • CHANEL, Classic Flap Vintage in black leather
  • CHANEL, Classic Flap Vintage in black leather
H 6.3 in. W 9.85 in. D 2.76 in.
Chanel Black Crocodile Mini Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Crocodile Mini Classic Flap is in excellent condition. The highly sought after silhouette is particularly collectible in porosus crocodile; Chanel is in ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Vintage CHANEL Logo Quilted Classic Black Belt
By Chanel
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage CHANEL Logo Quilted Classic Black Belt Measurements: Buckle Height: 3.38 inches (8.6 cm) Wearable Length: 29.33 inches to 31.30 inches (74.5 cm to 79.5 cm) Total Length: 37...
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20th Century Belts

Chanel Classic Flap So Classic Jumbo Maxi Black Sequins Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
This Chanel Classic Single Flap Bag Sequins Jumbo, crafted in black sequins, features woven in leather chain link strap, exterior back slip pocket, and gunmetal-tone hardware. Its CC...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Flap So Classic Jumbo Maxi Black Sequins Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
This Chanel Classic Single Flap Bag Sequins Jumbo, crafted in black sequins, features woven in leather chain link strap, exterior back slip pocket, and gunmetal-tone hardware. Its CC...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Tweed Swarovski Crystal Jumbo Classic Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Tweed Swarovski Crystal Jumbo Classic is in pristine condition. From the 2010 collection, this exquisite single flap bag makes a great addition to any co...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Satin Classic Pump w/ CC logo - 40.5
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel Black Satin Classic Pump w/ CC logo - 40.5 These beautiful pumps are in excellent condition. They have barely and wear to them.There is some discoloring on the soul of the sh...
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2010s Heels

Chanel Black Vintage Medium Double Flap Classic Bag
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Black Vintage Double Classic Bag. Medium size. Lambskin leather. 24 kt gold plated vintage chain and CC closure. The most classsic Chanel bag. Burgundy leather interior. Guara...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Pleated Leather Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
STUNNING Chanel black leather classic flap shoulder bag in excellent condition. Pleated black leather upon top flap with diamond quilted leather throughout. gold chain shoulder stra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Lambskin Leather Classic Quilted Yen Wallet
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Lambskin Leather Quilted Yen Wallet Made In: France Year of Production: 2005-2006 Color: Black Hardware: Silvertone Materials: Lambskin leather Lining: Black smooth lea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets

Chanel Black White Tweed Vintage Interwoven Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Black White Tweed Vintage Interwoven Classic Flap Bag Year: 2004-2005 Black and creme tweed Chanel Small Flap bag with ruthenium hardware, convertible shoulder strap with ch...
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Early 2000s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

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

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Classic Jumbo Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Classic Jumbo Double Flap Bag SKU: 115444 MSRP: 8500.00 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Maxi Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Maxi Classic Double Flap Bag SKU: 116398 MSRP: 10000.00 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very G...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Medium Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Medium Classic Double Flap Bag SKU: 116401 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Excellent Condition Comments: Excellent Conditi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

NEW Chanel Black Classic Shorts 5 Pocket Denim Style Pants
By Chanel
Located in Switzerland, CH
Beautiful CHANEL shorts A timeless classic piece Deep black color 5 pocket design Stretchy fabric A true CHANEL signature item that will last you for many years Opens with a zip & b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bermuda Shorts

Chanel Black Quilted 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 quilted design, it bears the signature label on the leathe...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Patent Vinyl Graphic Edge Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Bold and edgy, this Classic flap style bag is designed from a black-hued patent vinyl with a graphic pattern on it. Ideal for evenings, this bag comes topped with two sleek chain str...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

CHANEL So Black Chevron Classic Medium Double Flap Bag Black Lambskin Black HW
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL So Black Chevron Classic Medium Double Flap Bag Black Lambskin with Black Hardware 2015 Limited Edition. This stunning bag is still in excellent condition, the bag still hold...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Card Holder With Handle & Chain Black
By Chanel
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New Dimension: 3.9 x 4.3 x 1.2 in Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets and Small Accessories

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Jumbo Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Jumbo Classic Single Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB4034 Serial Number: 13568227 Age (Circa): 2010 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Authenticity Card, Car...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel 9" Black Classic Double Flap Bag with Gold Hardware
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel black classic double-flap lambskin 2.55 bag. Can be worn two ways: Shoulder drop, 17.5"L or 9.5"L. Comes with hologram and dust bag. Minor scuffs on leather and hardware.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

90s Classic Chanel Black Caviar "CC" Square Toe Shoes
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage 90s Chanel black caviar square toe shoes. - Featuring a "CC" logo in front. - Square shape heels. - Size 38.5.
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1990s Low Heels

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

Chanel Black Patent Leather 2 way Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Black Patent Leather 2 way Classic Flap Shoulder Bag in very good condition. Black quilted patent leather exterior trimmed with silver hardware. 2 separate compartments each w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Chevron Patent Leather Maxi Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from patent leather in a chevron design, it bears its signature CC turn-lock on t...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

1999 Chanel Black Quilted Patent Leather Vintage SO Black Classic Single Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Patent Leather Vintage SO Black Classic Single Flap Bag Xupes Reference: CWAHF-HB002 Serial Number: 5141799 Age (Circa): 1999 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card ...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

CHANEL Black Classic WOC Wallet On Chain Shoulder Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Black Classic Wallet On Chain WOC Shoulder Bag Crossbody. 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 Quilted Lambskin Leather Maxi Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We're bringing Chanel's iconic Classic Flap bag to your closet with this beautiful metallic gold creation. Exquisitely crafted from quilted leather, it bears the signature label insi...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Xupes Reference: HB4201 Serial Number: 1945185 Age (Circa): 1993 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Authenticity Card Authenticity Details: Serial Sticker (Made in France) Gender: Lad...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Portfolio Caviar Briefcase Black Leather Laptop Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Black Flap Laptop Bag 1.75" Approx. handle drop Caviar leather Front flap with CC turnlock closure Gold tone hardware 1 Interior slip pocket, 1 interior zip pocket 1 Exterior...
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1990s Briefcases and Attachés

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

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Jumbo Classic Double 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 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 caviar leather in a quilted design, it bears the signature label on the...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Patent Leather Maxi Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We're bringing Chanel's iconic Classic Flap bag to your closet with this beautiful metallic gold creation. Exquisitely crafted from quilted patent leather, it bears the signature lab...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Top Handle Rare Vintage Black Canvas Satchel
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Black Woven Silk Rope Vintage Mini Classic Kelly Year: 1997 {VINTAGE 25 Years} Gold Hardware (24k Plated) CC Turn Lock Closure Black Silk Woven Rope Black Leather Interior...
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1990s Top Handle 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 So Black Lambskin Mini Rectangular Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel So Black Lambskin Mini Rectangular Classic Single Flap Bag SKU: 115384 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Condition Description: The Chanel Mini Recutangular Classic S...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Medium Crochet Nature Tweed Fringe Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Black Medium Crochet Nature Tweed Fringe Classic Flap Bag circa 2008-2009 black cotton/silver-plated metal concealed magnetic fastening signature interlocking CC logo cha...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Xupes Reference: HB4192 Serial Number: 6098544 Age (Circa): 2002 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag Authenticity Details: Serial Sticker (Made in France) Gender: Ladies Type: Shoulder ...
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Early 2000s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel 80s Black Lambskin Extra Long Elongated Classic Flap Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel black lambskin extra long elongated classic flap clutch 1989 {VINTAGE 33 Years} Giant long lambskin leather clutch flap bag Gold hardware CC turnlock closure Interior long zi...
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1980s Clutches

Chanel Classic Flap Hidden Mesh Medium Black Sequins Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Classic Flap Hidden Mesh Medium Black Sequins Shoulder Bag This authentic Chanel Hidden Sequins Flap Bag Sequins Medium is an intricate and meticulously crafted piece perfect...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Xupes Reference: HB4194 Serial Number: 2002745 Age (Circa): 1992 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Authenticity Card Authenticity Details: Authenticity Card, Serial Sticker (Made in F...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Black Crystal Embellished Tweed Jumbo Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Exquisitely crafted from tweed fabric, this Jumbo Classic Single Flap bag bears crystal embellishments on the exterior, the signature label within the canvas interior, and the iconic...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

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Chanel Classic Black For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact vintage or contemporary chanel classic black you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. If you’re looking for an option in Black and you’re unable to find the right fit, there are plenty of variations in Beige, Red and more. Making the right choice when shopping for a chanel classic black may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 18th 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 Classic Black?

On average, a chanel classic black on 1stDibs sells for $3,525, while they’re typically $120 on the low end and $49,920 for the highest priced versions of this item.

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.