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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

1990s Chanel Black Leather Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1990s black quilted leather vintage Chanel classic mini flap bag with gold-tone hardware, single chain-link and leather shoulder strap, CC gold-tone turn-lock closure at front flap. ...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Vintage Fringe Quilted Jumbo Maxi Jean Blue Denim Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Quilted Jumbo Maxi Jean Blue Denim Classic Flap 1991 {VINTAGE 30 Years} -Gold tone hardware -Oversized vintage CC turnlock -Denim blue quilted canvas -Classic inter...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Fabbric Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Chanel Mini Flap made of black fabric with golden hardware. Closure with CC hook, internally not very large. Equipped with a leather and chain shoulder strap. It seems in perfect con...
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1990s Evening Bags and Minaudières

  • Chanel Black Fabbric Mini Flap Bag
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  • Chanel Black Fabbric Mini Flap Bag
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H 5.12 in. D 2.37 in. L 7.09 in.
Chanel Maxi Flap Bag Camera Case Vintage
By Chanel
Located in Roosendaal, NL
From the collection of SAVINETI we offer this Chanel Maxi Flap Bag: - Brand: Chanel - Model: Maxi Flap Camera Case - Year: 1990s - Code: Half hologram (not entirely readable anymore)...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Maxi Flap Bag Camera Case Vintage
  • Chanel Maxi Flap Bag Camera Case Vintage
  • Chanel Maxi Flap Bag Camera Case Vintage
  • Chanel Maxi Flap Bag Camera Case Vintage
H 9.85 in. W 4.73 in. L 13.78 in.
1990s Chanel Black Quilted Canvas Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bangkok, TH
1990s Chanel mini flap bag in black canvas and gold hardware featuring a gold toned crossbody chain interlaced with the same fabric. Made in France. Rectangular body measures 5.5 x 3...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Mini Vintage Lambskin Crossbody Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Mini Vintage Lambskin Crossbody Classic Flap Bag 1989 {VINTAGE 32 Years} Gold hardware Black lambskin diamond stitch Red lambskin interior lining Classic interwoven long cha...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Full Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Mini
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This is a chic shoulder bag that is finely crafted of diamond quilted lambskin leather. The bag features a gold chain link and leather shoulder strap and a flap that opens to a leath...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Gold Metallic Lambskin Quilted Mini Flap Handbag
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Chanel gold metallic lambskin leather quilted mini flap handbag from 1996 to 1997 collection. - Long: 17cm I Height(with strap): 19cm I Width: 6cm. - Include: Dust bag, Authent...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Unused Vintage 90s Chanel Black Caviar Flap Handbag
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage 90s Chanel black caviar leather flap handbag. - Made in France. - Length: 9in I Height: 7.5 I Width: 3 I Strap Height: 8in - Serial No: 5438537. - Include: Authenti...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Rare Vintage Small Denim Quilted Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Vintage Small Denim Quilted Classic Flap Bag 1998 {VINTAGE 23 Years} Gold-tone hardware Turn-lock in front Classic back pocket Lined in black lambskin leather Interior ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Mini Square Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Mini Square Single Flap Bag SKU: 112011 MSRP: Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Condition Description: Handbag Condition: Good Condition Comments: Good Con...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Vinta...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Diana Flap Navy Chain Shoulder Bag Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Diana Flap Navy Chain Shoulder Bag Quilted made of black Lambskin. The color is Navy. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Vintage ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Jumbo 11" Large Chain Shoulder Bag Flap Lambskin Black
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Jumbo 11" Large Chain Shoulder Bag Flap Black 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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1990s Structured 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 24 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 Diana Chain Flap Shoulder Crossbody Bag Black Quilted Lamb
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Diana Flap Chain Shoulder Bag Crossbody Black Quilted Lamb. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Vintage / Clas...
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1990s Structured Shoulder 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 Red Lambskin Stripe Diana Medium Vintage Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel red Lady Diana Medium Classic Bag 1993 {VINTAGE 28 Years} Vintage red lambskin leather with gold hardware and classic cc interlocking clasp closure Beige lambskin interior li...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Full Chain Flap Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Full Flap Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Jumbo 11" Large Chain Shoulder Bag Flap Lambskin Black
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Jumbo 11" Large Chain Shoulder Bag Flap Black 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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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Sand Beige Quilted Caviar Leather Vintage Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Chanel creation is simply excellent. Make an impressive appearance with this stylish bag paired along with an equally trendy outfit. It is unique while carrying the brand's sign...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Diana Chain Flap Shoulder Bag Black Quilted Purse Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Diana Flap Chain Shoulder Bag Black Quilted made of black Lambskin Purse. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Diana Chain Flap Shoulder Crossbody Bag Black Quilted Lamb
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Diana Flap Chain Shoulder Bag Crossbody Black Quilted Lamb. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Vintage / Clas...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Backpack Caviar Triple Coco Flap Leather Black Ruck Gold
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Backpack Caviar Triple Coco Flap Black Leather Ruck Gold. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Vintage / Classi...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Full Chain Flap Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Full Flap Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Backpack Caviar Triple Coco Mark Leather Black Flap Ruck
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Backpack Caviar Triple Coco Mark Black Leather Flap Ruck. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Vintage / Classi...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Full Chain Flap Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Full Flap Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black 1990s Quilted Satin Classic Single Flap Jumbo Bag
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Complete your Chanel collection with this amazing classic single flap! Circa 1990s, this timeless Chanel is crafted from soft black satin and features the signature quilted stitching...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Chocolate Brown Lambskin Leather Small Kelly Evening Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1991 Collection Lambskin Leather Gold Tone Hardware Leather Lining Measures 9" W x 6.75" H x 3" D Shoulder Strap Drop 21" 100% Authenticity Guarantee...
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1990s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Chanel Classic Flap Rare 1991 Vintage Quilted Black Lambskin Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare 1991 Vintage Lambskin Quilted Classic Flap Bag 1991 {VINTAGE 30 Years} Gold hardware CC Turnlock Closure Texturized stud hardware Classic flap back pocket Quilted Leathe...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Rare Beige Caviar Top Handle Classic Kelly Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Rare Beige Caviar Top Handle Classic Kelly Flap Bag Leather Top Handle CC Turnlock Closure Interior Zip And Slip Pockets Caviar Leather Leather Lining Gold Hardware ...
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1990s Tote Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Rare Micro Mini Vintage Gold Sequin & Microfiber Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Classic Flap Rare Micro Mini Vintage Gold Sequin & Microfiber Bag 1990 {VINTAGE 31 Years} Gold hardware Classic interwoven chain CC turn-lock closure Gold sequins throughout ...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Rare Jumbo Maxi XL Vintage Classic Flap Giant Clutch Briefcase
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Jumbo Maxi XL Vintage Classic Flap Giant Clutch Briefcase This Chanel Maxi Shoulder bag is extremely versatile. It can be worn over the shoulder or it can be carried acr...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Rare Micro Mini Vintage Gold Sequin & Microfiber Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Classic Flap Rare Micro Mini Vintage Gold Sequin & Microfiber Bag 1990 {VINTAGE 31 Years} Gold hardware Classic interwoven chain CC turn-lock closure Gold sequins throughout ...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL Two Face Double Sided Chain Flap Shoulder Bag Black Quilted
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Two Face Double Sided Flap Chain Shoulder Bag Black Quilted. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Vintage / Cla...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Rare Vintage Caviar CC Flap Executive Briefcase Portfolio Laptop Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel unisex vintage large caviar briefcase with gold CC clasp 1997 {VINTAGE 24 Years} Gold hardware Two main interior compartments Interior centered zippered pocket 4 Bottom Prote...
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1990s Briefcases and Attachés

Chanel Vintage Beige CC Flap Waist Bag Quilted Caviar Small Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Beige CC Flap Waist Bag Quilted Caviar Small Bag Color: Brown Material: Leather Hardware Color: Gold 5.5"W x 5.5"H x 1.5"D
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1990s Belt Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Rare 1991 Vintage Quilted Black Lambskin Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare 1991 Vintage Lambskin Quilted Classic Flap Bag 1991 {VINTAGE 30 Years} Gold hardware CC Turnlock Closure Texturized stud hardware Classic flap back pocket Quilted Leathe...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Rare Vintage 90s Red Caviar Executive Briefcase Laptop Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel caviar red vintage briefcase with gold CC clasp 1994 {VINTAGE 27 Years} Gold hardware Interior centered zippered pocket 11" H x 14.75" W x 2.5" D Handle Drop 2" Made in France
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1990s Briefcases and Attachés

Chanel RARE COLLECTORS Black Vintage Quilted Satin Micro Flap Bag Necklace
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Vintage Quilted Satin Micro Flap Bag Necklace Made In: France Year of Production: 1990s Color: Black Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Satin Lining: Leather Closure/Opening...
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1990s Novelty Bags

Chanel Bag with Top Handle Classic Flap Vintage Logo Nameplate Tweed Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel confetti tweed flap with large CC logo and name plate chain 1996 {VINTAGE 25 Years} Silver hardware Interior center zipper pocket Additional center pocket Interior white lamb...
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1990s Clutches

Chanel Classic Silk Woven Top Handle Mini Kelly Flap Black Rope Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Classic Silk Woven Top Handle Mini Kelly Flap Black Rope Clutch Year 1997 Made in Italy
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1990s Tote Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Rare Vintage and Letter Nameplate Black & White Canvas Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Chanel canvas black and white flap with name plate chain 1997 {VINTAGE 24 Years} Silver hardware Interior center zipper pocket Additional center pocket Magnetic closure Mad...
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1990s Clutches

Chanel Classic Flap Vintage Woven Organic Nude Beige Raffia Cloth Blend Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Vintage Woven Raffia Organic Classic Flap Bag Year: 1997 {VINTAGE 24 Years} Gold hardware Iconic CC turnlock closure Interwoven long shoulder strap Beige interior lining...
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1990s Tote Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Rare Quilted Micro Mini Silver Metallic Lambskin Leather Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Limited Edition 1994 Runway Gold Metallic Quilted Lambskin Micro Mini Classic Flap Bag 1994 {VINTAGE 27 Years} Silver hardware Silver lined interior 1 Interior pockets 4...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage 90's Metallic Lambskin Mini Quilted Flap Gold Cross Body Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage 90's Metallic Lambskin Mini Quilted Flap Gold Cross Body Bag This chic classic model, circa 1991-1994, is finely composed of luxuriously supple diamond quilted lambski...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Lambskin Quilted Classic Double Flap Bag Small (Circa 1997)
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This Chanel bag is made with lambskin leather in black with signature diamond stitching. The bag features gold tone hardware, a front flap with the interlocking CC turn lock closure,...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Rare Limited Edition 1994 Gold Metallic Quilted Lambskin Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Limited Edition 1994 Runway Gold Metallic Quilted Lambskin Flap 1994 {VINTAGE 27 Years} 2 Interior pockets 6" H x 10" W x 3" D Handle Drop: 20" Made in France
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Jumbo 13" Maxi 2.55 Chain Flap Shoulder Bag Lambskin Black
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Jumbo 13" Maxi 2.55 Flap Chain Shoulder Bag Black made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Jumbo 13" Maxi 2.55 Chain Flap Shoulder Bag Lambskin Black
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Jumbo 13" Maxi 2.55 Flap Chain Shoulder Bag Black made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Vintage 90s Chanel Black Patent Leather Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage 90s Chanel black patent leather shoulder flap bag. - Hardware: Black metal. - Measurements: Length: 28cm. Height: 17cm. Width: 8cm. Strap Drop: 51cm.
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Flap Box Vintage 1997 Classic Single Rare Black Caviar Leather Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Year: 1997 {VINTAGE 24 Years} Gold hardware Classic interwoven chain Interwoven chain Classic back pocket Caviar leather Black leather lined interior Main interior zippered pocket W ...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Bag Top Handle Vintage Rare Triple CC Turnlock Convertible Flap Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Year: 1994 {VINTAGE 27 Years} Gold hardware Quilted lambskin leather Three CC turn lock adornments Microfiber beige inside Main interior zippered pocket Main interior slip pocket ...
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1990s Clutches

Chanel Jumbo Flap Quilted Wool Leather Backpack Large VIntage CC Gold Logo
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Quilted Chanel jumbo wool leather backpack with large CC hardware 1995 {VINTAGE 26 Years} Gold hardware Patent leather strap with interwoven chain detail Interlocking CC closure Int...
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1990s Backpacks

Chanel Waist Classic Flap Rare Vintage 90s Limited Edition Micro Mini Bronze Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Vintage 90's Limited Edition Micro Mini Classic Flap Bag 1991 {VINTAGE 30 Years} Gold Hardware Bronze quilted lambskin leather CC Turnlock Leather lined interior 3.9" W ...
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1990s Evening Bags and Minaudières

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Chanel Flap 1999 For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the vintage or contemporary chanel flap 1999 you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Our collection includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Beige, Gray and more. If you’re looking for a chanel flap 1999 from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 20th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 20th Century. 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 Flap 1999?

On average, a chanel flap 1999 on 1stDibs sells for $3,285, while they’re typically $349 on the low end and $24,920 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.

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