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Chanel Vintage Black Lizard Exotic Leather Gold Evening Camera Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Rare Vintage Black Lizard Exotic Gold Evening Camera Shoulder Bag Lizard Gold tone hardware Leather lining Zipper closure Made in Italy Date code present 1317318 Shoulde...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black leather gold hardware maxi jumbo shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel Black leather gold hardware maxi jumbo shoulder bag
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1980s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Cognac Alligator Exotic Skin Leather Gold Evening Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
The Exotic Chanel You Need to Complement Your Collection. Since announcing the discontinuation of exotic skin handbags, the demand for exotic Chanel has increased tenfold. And the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Metallic Gold Leather Evening Micro Mini Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Date code present Made in France Shoulder strap drop 19" Measures 2.75" W x 2.5" H x 1" D 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY is t...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel Rare Limited Edition Metallic Bronze Large Brown Gold Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Limited Edition Chanel Old Medium Rare Metallic Bronze Gold Boy Bag Year: 2017 Chanel Dark Brown Bronze Quilted Patent Leather Large Boy Flap Bag Patent Leather in gold Gold Hardwa...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL CC Chic Flap Bag Black and Gold Lambskin with Brushed Gold Hardware 2019
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
Authentic CHANEL CC Chic Flap Bag Black and Gold Lambskin with Brushed Gold Hardware 2019. This stunning bag is in mint condition, the bag still holds its original shape, and the ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Black Leather Lambskin Gold Chain Evening Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Classic Black Leather Lambskin Gold Chain Evening Shoulder Flap Bag Lambskin leather Gold tone hardware Snap button closure Leather lining Date code present Made in France Sh...
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Late 20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

Chanel Black Caviar Leather Quilted Gold Shopper Carryall Tote Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Black Caviar Quilted Gold Shopper Carryall Tote Shoulder Bag Caviar Gold tone hardware Turnlock closure Leather lining Made in France Date code present Shoulder strap drop 1...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Crocodile Exotic Leather Gold Evening Small Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Rare Black Crocodile Leather Gold Evening Clutch Small Shoulder Flap Bag Crocodile Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Made in France Date code present Measures 7.5" W...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Ostrich Exotic Leather Gold Single Evening Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Black Ostrich Exotic Leather Gold Single Evening Shoulder Flap Bag Ostrich Gold tone hardware Leather lining Snap closure Date code present Made in France Shoulder strap drop...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Lizard Exotic Pearl Gold Small Mini Evening Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Lizard Faux pearl Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Push-lock closure Made in France Shoulder strap drop 24" Measures 8" W x 4" H x 2" D 100% authenticity guaranteed NEW...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel NEW Pink Crocodile Exotic Gold Chain Envelope Evening Clutch Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel NEW Pink Crocodile Exotic Leather Gold Pearl Envelope Evening Clutch Flap Bag Crocodile Gold-tone hardware Faux pearl Leather lining Pull-through closure Date code present ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Chanel Rare Crocodile Gold Kelly StyleEvening Top Handle Satchel Bag in Box
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Rare Chocolate Crocodile Exotic Gold Kelly StyleEvening Top Handle Satchel Bag in Box Crocodile Leather Gold tone hardware Turnlock closure Leather lining Date code present M...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

Chanel Black Leather Gold Logo Coin Clutch Evening Small Party Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Black Leather Gold Logo Coin Clutch Evening Small Party Shoulder Flap Bag Lambskin Gold tone hardware Leather lining Date code present Made in France Interior features built ...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Lambskin Leather Gold 2in1 Evening Clutch Flap Shoulder Bag in Box
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
CURATOR'S NOTES Chanel Black Lambskin Leather Gold 2 in 1 Evening Clutch Flap Shoulder Bag in Box Lambskin Gold tone hardware Leather lining Magnetic snap closure Made in France ...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel Gold Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel gold leather flap bag with metal chain straps and a twist fastening, one exterior pocket and decorative stitching in a check design. The interior features one main compartment...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Pale Gold Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel gold leather shoulder bag. The bag features a quilted square bottom and gold shoulder chain. The bag is closed with a functioning magnetic button with interlocking 'CC' detai...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel gold tone leather shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel gold tone leather shoulder bag Measurements Width: 15 cm Height: 10 cm Depth: 5 cm
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Vintage Chanel gold leather shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel gold leather shoulder bag Chanel vintage gold lambskin mini flap, slight signs of time Measurements: Width: 14 cm Height: 10 cm Depth: 3 cm
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Gold Boy Bag Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Chanel "Le Boy" Bag Medium in perforated gold leather with a thick gold chain strap. This is the "old" medium size Boy bag. Great condition. A luxe, roomy bag with great structure t...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Gold Perforated Leather Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
This large CHANEL second hand bag is gold grade. It is laser perforated leather. It's a limited edition. It is lined in smooth golden leather and gold satin. It has two large pockets...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

  • CHANEL Gold Perforated Leather Bag
  • CHANEL Gold Perforated Leather Bag
  • CHANEL Gold Perforated Leather Bag
  • CHANEL Gold Perforated Leather Bag
H 14.97 in. D 5.91 in. L 17.72 in.
Chanel Gold Quilted Flap Bag Vintage Pin
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Gold Quilted CC Flap Bag Pin is in excellent vintage condition from the mid 1980’s. An iconic quilted flap bag dangles by its chain straps from a gold interloc...
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Vintage 1980s Brooches

Chanel Gold Sequin Runway Vintage Evening Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel Gold Sequin Vintage Evening Bag- Excellent Condition Rare and collectible, this Chanel Gold Sequin Evening Bag is stunning early vintage runway piece. Petite domed structure...
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1980s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Chanel Metallic Gold Leather Reissue Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel Metallic Gold Leather Reissue Flap Bag- PRISTINE; appears never carried. The updated classic is stunning in show stopping metallic gold foil. Gold foiled leather is quilted i...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

New RARE Chanel Gold 19 Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel sold out worldwide "19" bag in gold quilted lambskin . Combination of satin gold hardware and ruthenium. Brand new in unused condition. Collection 30. Handle drop 3.5". Should...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • New RARE Chanel Gold 19 Bag
  • New RARE Chanel Gold 19 Bag
  • New RARE Chanel Gold 19 Bag
  • New RARE Chanel Gold 19 Bag
H 6.5 in. W 3.5 in. L 10 in.
Chanel Gold Lambskin Reissue Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Gold Lambskin Reissue Flap Bag is in excellent plus condition. Perfect for day or evening, the 227 size is roomy without being oversized. Metallic gold lambs...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Gold Limited Edition Lamé Bag
By Chanel
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Fantastic and iconic Chanel bag Year 2006/2008 Limited edition Lamé Golden color Golden hardware With card and serial number inside Cm 23 x 14 x 6 (9 x 5.5 x 2.36 inches) With dustb...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

  • Chanel Gold Limited Edition Lamé Bag
  • Chanel Gold Limited Edition Lamé Bag
  • Chanel Gold Limited Edition Lamé Bag
  • Chanel Gold Limited Edition Lamé Bag
H 5.52 in. D 2.37 in. L 9.06 in.
Chanel Gold Leather Seashell Clutch/ Evening Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Gold Seashell Evening Bag Features optional crossbody strap Made In: Italy Year of Production: 2010-2011 Color: Metallic gold Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Leather Lining: P...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Metallic Gold Chanel Lady Braid Quilted Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Metallic gold Lady Braid quilted shoulder bag by Chanel. Dual chain braided shoulder straps. Top flap with magnetic snap closure. Top zip closure under top flap....
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black and Gold Sequins Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
OMG what an amazing sequins bag in silver color gradient. You may use it with a black dress or with a jean, day and night. It is a double flap. The interior is lined in black duchess...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Bags and Minaudières

  • Chanel Black and Gold Sequins Bag
  • Chanel Black and Gold Sequins Bag
  • Chanel Black and Gold Sequins Bag
  • Chanel Black and Gold Sequins Bag
H 7.49 in. D 5.52 in. L 7.88 in.
Chanel Gold Leather Camellia Clutch/Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Gold Leather Camellia Clutch/Crossbody Bag Made In: Italy Year of Production: 2015 Color: Gold Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Leather, metal Lining: Gold leather Closure/Open...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Chanel Gold And Black Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
This large CHANEL tote is made of iridescent golden leather. The lining is beige canvas with a zipped pocket. It is worn on the shoulder with two straps made of chain and leather. On...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

  • Chanel Gold And Black Tote Bag
  • Chanel Gold And Black Tote Bag
  • Chanel Gold And Black Tote Bag
  • Chanel Gold And Black Tote Bag
H 16.54 in. D 7.88 in. L 19.69 in.
Chanel Gold Mini Diamond Quilted CC Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Gold Mini Diamond Quilted CC Crossbody Bag circa 2012-2013 gold-tone leather square body diamond quilting gold-tone hardware signature interlocking CC turn-lock fastening fol...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Gold Patent Leather Bowling Bag
By Chanel
Located in Antwerp, BE
Very good condition Chanel Gold Patent Leather Bowling Bag This versatile bag is crafted from gold patent leather and features an all-round chain trim. The gold hardware contrast b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Chanel Gold Patent Leather Bowling Bag
  • Chanel Gold Patent Leather Bowling Bag
  • Chanel Gold Patent Leather Bowling Bag
  • Chanel Gold Patent Leather Bowling Bag
H 8.67 in. W 16.93 in. D 7.88 in.
Chanel Gold Mini Pochette Evening Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel Gold Leather and Calf Hair Pochette Evening Bag- Pristine Collectible miniature evening bag in metallic gold leather and calf hair. Extra long leather and gold chain entwine...
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Early 2000s Evening Bags and Minaudières

  • Chanel Gold Mini Pochette Evening Bag
  • Chanel Gold Mini Pochette Evening Bag
  • Chanel Gold Mini Pochette Evening Bag
  • Chanel Gold Mini Pochette Evening Bag
H 3 in. D 0.75 in. L 2.5 in.
Chanel Transparent Naked Classic Gold Vintage Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel naked transparent classic flap with gold lambskin piping and signature CC turn lock. Features gold hardware and a classic bag pocket. In very good condition with slight scr...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Women's Shoulder Bag Gold Leather
By Chanel
Located in Milan, IT
Shoulder bag, leather, solid color, laminated effect, front logo, serial number, quilted, magnetic closure, gunmetal hardware, internal zipped pocket, fabric lining, metal applicatio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Women's Shoulder Bag Gold Leather
  • Chanel Women's Shoulder Bag Gold Leather
  • Chanel Women's Shoulder Bag Gold Leather
  • Chanel Women's Shoulder Bag Gold Leather
H 6.3 in. W 9.85 in. D 1.97 in.
1980's Rare Chanel Gold Leather Evening Bag Crossbody
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel rare mini gold frame 80s evening bag. Shoulder drop 21". Comes with hologram, id card and original box.
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1980s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Metallic Gold Leather Chevron Coco Twin Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel bags are coveted around the world for their exquisite craftsmanship and timeless appeal. This Coco Twin bag is no exception. Crafted in France, it is made from quality leather...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Gold Perforated Leather Drill Accordion Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Charm your way through every gathering by swinging this Accordion flap bag from Chanel. Crafted from perforated leather, the bag has a gold exterior with a flap that has the signatur...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black and Gold Wicker Basket Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black and Gold Wicker Basket Bag is in excellent condition. Highly collectible and sought after, this is a rare piece for any collection. Black wicker sturdy...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Chanel Metallic Gold Leather Mini Evening Bag GHW
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Metallic Gold Leather Mini Evening Bag Features intricately designed coin at push frame opening with CC in center Made In: Italy Color: Gold Hardware: Goldtone Materials...
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20th Century Clutches

1990's Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag Black Gold
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This shoulder bag from Chanel comes in the classic color black with a golden chain. The shoulder drop is 12 inches and the leather is super soft. According to the hologram number the...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Vintage Chanel Gold Plated Flap Bag Cufflinks
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel gold-plated rhodium cufflinks with etched flap bag detail. Comes with original pouch. Minor wear.
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Vintage 1980s Cufflinks

  • Vintage Chanel Gold Plated Flap Bag Cufflinks
  • Vintage Chanel Gold Plated Flap Bag Cufflinks
  • Vintage Chanel Gold Plated Flap Bag Cufflinks
  • Vintage Chanel Gold Plated Flap Bag Cufflinks
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W 1 in. D .75 in. L 1 in.
Chanel Gold Flap Bag Pendnt Triple Chain Necklace
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Gold Flap Bag Pendant Necklace is in excellent vintage condition from the 1970’s. Lariat style gold tone triple chain. Gold quilted flap bag charm dangles dai...
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Late 20th Century Drop Necklaces

Chanel Gold Silk Evening Bag Jewel Clasp
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel gold silk evening bag with jewel clasp. Shoulder drop 9". Collection 2008/2009. Comes with hologram and original dust cover.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Vintage Chanel Black Quilted Gold Chain Bag
By Chanel
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Chanel has commonly subscribed to the idea that less is more. Often times, Chanel designs are coveted for their subtlety and practicality. This Chanel bag is a perfect example. Made ...
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1990s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Chanel Gold Tweed Couture Collection Kiss Lock Mini Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Gold Tweed Kiss Lock Bag is in excellent condition. Petite and feminine, this mini features a silver frame with kiss lock closure. Short silver snake chain st...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Bags and Minaudières

Chanel Black Reissue Gold Jumbo Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel jumbo reissue double-flap bag. Black distressed leather and gold tone hardware metal. Can be worn cross body. Shoulder drop: 11"/20"L. Hardware a little bit faded. Comes with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL 'Cocoon' Bag in Gold Quilted Leather
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Chanel 'Cocoon' bag in gold quilted leather. It is fully lined in burgundy leather with a zipped pocket and a keychain. Included : Hologram: 1333 ...(2010), no authenticity card. M...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • CHANEL 'Cocoon' Bag in Gold Quilted Leather
  • CHANEL 'Cocoon' Bag in Gold Quilted Leather
  • CHANEL 'Cocoon' Bag in Gold Quilted Leather
  • CHANEL 'Cocoon' Bag in Gold Quilted Leather
H 10.24 in. D 6.7 in. L 16.54 in.
Chanel Gold Quilted Leather Large Just Mademoiselle Bowler Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Spacious and captivating, this Just Mademoiselle Bowler bag is from Chanel. It has been crafted from gold leather and features the iconic quilted pattern. It is equipped with two cha...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Gold Premiere Plexiglass Minaudiere Clutch Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Creations so breathtaking and creative are hard to find! This awe-inspiring Minaudiere clutch from Chanel is just what you need to grab all the attention at those soirees and parties...
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2010s Clutches

Chanel Gold Leather Just Mademoiselle Bowling Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Spacious and lovely, this Just Mademoiselle Bowling bag is from Chanel. It has been crafted from gold leather in their signature quilt pattern and enhanced with gold-tone hardware. I...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Camellia Mini Bag Black / Gold Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
CHANEL Camellia Mini Gold/Black Lambskin with Antique Gold Hardware 2015 Limited Edition. This stunning bag is still in a mint condition; the bag still holds the original shape and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Gold Leather Just Mademoiselle Bowling Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Spacious and lovely, this Just Mademoiselle Bowling bag is from Chanel. It has been crafted from gold leather in their signature quilt pattern and enhanced with gold-tone hardware. I...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Gold Quilted Leather Vintage Camera Bag
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
Vintage Chanel camera shoulder bag, in gold lambskin leather with gold hardware. This Chanel camera bag features an outer flap snap pocket with stitched CC logo. Large lambskin leath...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

Chanel Women's Shoulder Bag Timeless Black/Gold
By Chanel
Located in Milan, IT
Pre-Fall 2019 Métiers d'Art Paris-New York Collection Product Description: Timeless, cc turn-lock fastening, double flap, leather, other patterns, external pocket, internal pockets,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Gold Canvas Paris Biarritz Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Paris Biarritz Hobo is designed in a gold-coated canvas body detailed with quilting. It comes with a top zipper, side pockets for easy access and a top shoulder strap. The s...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Gold Canvas Paris Biarritz Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Gold Canvas Paris Biarritz Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Gold Canvas Paris Biarritz Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Gold Canvas Paris Biarritz Shoulder Bag
H 7.09 in. W 5.52 in. L 10.24 in.
Chanel Gold Quilted Leather Large Just Mademoiselle Bowler Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Spacious and captivating, this Just Mademoiselle Bowler bag is from Chanel. It has been crafted from gold leather and features the iconic quilted pattern. It is equipped with two cha...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Gold Quilted Leather Large Just Mademoiselle Bowler Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Spacious and captivating, this Just Mademoiselle Bowler bag is from Chanel. It has been crafted from gold leather and features the iconic quilted pattern. It is equipped with two cha...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

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Chanel Gold Bag For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage or contemporary chanel gold bag for your needs in our varied inventory. Our collection includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Brown, Beige and protectString (more). If you’re looking for a chanel gold bag 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 21st 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 Gold Bag?

The price for a chanel gold bag starts at $499 and tops out at $155,232, and on average, selling for $5,609.

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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