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CHANEL Jumbo Black Python Timeless Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Beautiful CHANEL piece Jumbo model with double flap in black python. The jewelry is made of palladium silver metal and the chain is interlaced in python. It is lined with smooth blac...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • CHANEL Jumbo Black Python Timeless Bag
  • CHANEL Jumbo Black Python Timeless Bag
  • CHANEL Jumbo Black Python Timeless Bag
  • CHANEL Jumbo Black Python Timeless Bag
H 7.49 in. D 3.55 in. L 11.82 in.
Chanel Crocodile Black Jumbo Bag
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Crocodile Black Jumbo Bag. Beautiful and rare crocodile bag with silver hardware. Stunnin bag in good condition. Celebrity owned and needs a good home. Most wanted Jumbo size ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Black Leather Maxi Jumbo Bag
By Chanel
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Chanel bag model Maxi Jumbo doublee-flap made of black grained leather with silver hardware. Closure with CC logo, very large inside. The bag is equipped with a leather shoulder stra...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

  • Chanel Black Leather Maxi Jumbo Bag
  • Chanel Black Leather Maxi Jumbo Bag
  • Chanel Black Leather Maxi Jumbo Bag
  • Chanel Black Leather Maxi Jumbo Bag
H 9.45 in. D 3.55 in. L 13 in.
Chanel Black Jumbo Patent Leather Bag
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Black Jumbo Patent Leather Bag. Silver hardware. Good condition. Can be worn doubled or as a crossbody. Single flap. Good condition. Serial number inside the bag. Guaranteed a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Soft Black Jumbo Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This single flap bag from Chanel comes in super soft lambskin leather. In the front the double CC logo is attached and it has the classic chains which have shoulder drop of 9 inches....
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Soft Black Jumbo Flap Bag
  • Chanel Soft Black Jumbo Flap Bag
  • Chanel Soft Black Jumbo Flap Bag
  • Chanel Soft Black Jumbo Flap Bag
H 8 in. W 4.5 in. L 11.5 in.
Chanel Black Leather Maxi Jumbo Bag
By Chanel
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Chanel model Jumbo bag made of soft lambskin with silver hardware. Classic closure with CC logo, shoulder strap in leather and chain. Internally quite large. To be a vintage product ...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Black Leather Maxi Jumbo Bag
  • Chanel Black Leather Maxi Jumbo Bag
  • Chanel Black Leather Maxi Jumbo Bag
  • Chanel Black Leather Maxi Jumbo Bag
H 8.67 in. D 3.15 in. L 12.21 in.
Chanel Black Distressed Reissue Jumbo Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel black distressed metallic reissue jumbo classic flap bag. Gold tone hardware. Shoulder drop, 9.5"/19"L. Can be carried on the shoulder, elbow, or cross body. Comes with hologr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Lambskin Quilted Jumbo Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This Vintage Chanel Jumbo Backpack is constructed in lambskin leather with quilted diamond stitching. Featuring an external pocket, a top flap with a gold Chanel CC Mademoiselle turn...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

Chanel Limited Edition Black Patchwork Jumbo Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel limited edition patchwork jumbo single-flap bag. Mix of leather, Lurex, silk, and faux-fur. Shoulder drop, 14"L - 25"L. Collection 2010/2011. Comes with hologram and original ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

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 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 Lamb Jumbo Double Flap Gold Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel excellent condition black lambskin double flap with gold tone hardware. Shoulder drop 10", 21", can be worn cross body. Collection 29, 2019. Comes with hologram, booklet, id c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

1990s CHANEL Black Calf Leather Jumbo Chain Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bangkok, TH
1990s Chanel Jumbo chain tote in black calf leather featuring detachable leather chain straps. Made in France. 4 Series (Serial no illegible). Measures 16 x 12 x 4.25 inches Handle d...
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1990s Tote Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin XL Jumbo Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin XL Jumbo Single Flap Bag SKU: 112165 Good Condition. Creasing and scuffing to leather throughout. Discoloration throughout. Moderate wear to corners. Sc...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Jumbo 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 creation. Beautifully crafted from Caviar leather and covered in the diamond quilt, it bears the signature la...
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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 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 Caviar leather in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on...
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2010s Top Handle 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 Patent Leather Jumbo 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 creation. Beautifully crafted from patent leather and covered in the diamond quilt, it bears the signature la...
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2010s Shoulder 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

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Jumbo Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from caviar leather in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on...
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2010s 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 Jumbo Caviar 11" Large Chain Shoulder Bag Flap Black
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Jumbo Caviar 11" Large Chain Shoulder Bag Flap Black. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary. The ye...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black/Brown Leather and Suede Jumbo Surpique 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 and suede with a lovely striped pattern, it bears the signature...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Patent Leather Jumbo Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Quilted Patent Leather Jumbo Classic Double Flap Bag SKU: 111175 MSRP: USD 7,400.00 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Faint marks an...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Jumbo in black leather
By Chanel
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: CHANEL - Model: Jumbo - Condition: Very good condition. Scratches on the clasp, Minor sign of wear on base corners - Accessories: Dustbag - Measurements: Width: 32cm , He...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

  • Jumbo in black leather
  • Jumbo in black leather
  • Jumbo in black leather
  • Jumbo in black leather
H 9.06 in. W 12.6 in. D 3.55 in.
Chanel Black Suede Diamond Quilted Jumbo Business Affinity Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This Chanel classic is made with black suede with leather finishes. Featuring a sturdy black leather top handle, black leather trim, a signature interlocking CC clasp closure, a gold...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Limited Edition Black Shanghai Jumbo 2.55 Reissue Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
CHANEL Limited Edition Paris Shanghai Collection Black Quilted Leather Jumbo 2.55 Reissue Flap Bag With Charms. Strap drop 11/19". Comes with hologram and original dust cover.
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger 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 Green Fabbric Jumbo Cuba Bag
By Chanel
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Chanel signed bag, Cuba model in limited edition, made of military green fabric with golden hardware. Equipped with an interlocking closure, internally lined in floral fabric, very r...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Green Fabbric Jumbo Cuba Bag
  • Chanel Green Fabbric Jumbo Cuba Bag
  • Chanel Green Fabbric Jumbo Cuba Bag
  • Chanel Green Fabbric Jumbo Cuba Bag
H 7.09 in. W 11.82 in. D 3.94 in.
CHANEL Double Flap Jumbo Bag Black Lambskin with Gold Hardware 2014
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL Classic Double Flap Jumbo Bag Black Lambskin with Gold Hardware 2014. This stunning bag is in excellent condition, the bag still holds its original shape, and the hardware is...
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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 Single Flap Jumbo Bag Black Caviar with Silver Hardware 2009
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL Classic Single Flap Jumbo Bag Black Caviar with Silver Hardware 2009. This stunning bag is in excellent condition, the bag still holds its shape quite well, and the hardware ...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Double Flap Jumbo Bag Black Lambskin with Gold Hardware 2014
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL Classic Double Flap Jumbo Bag Black Lambskin with Gold Hardware 2014. This stunning bag is in excellent condition, the bag still holds its original shape, and the hardware is...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Double Flap Jumbo Bag Black Caviar with Gold Hardware 2016
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL Classic Double Flap Jumbo Bag Black Caviar with Gold Hardware 2016. This stunning bag is in mint condition, the bag still holds its original shape, and the hardware is still ...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Double Flap Jumbo Bag Black Caviar with Silver Hardware 2014
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL Classic Double Flap Jumbo Bag Black Caviar with Silver Hardware 2014. This stunning bag is in excellent condition, the bag still holds its original shape, and the hardware is...
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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 Quilted Lambskin Leather Vintage Jumbo Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Leather Vintage Jumbo Classic Single Flap Bag Xupes Reference: CB328 Serial Number: 8478153 Age (Circa): 2004 Accompanied By: Dust Bag Authenticity Det...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Quilted Black Lambskin Leather 2.55 Jumbo Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This bag is made with black diamond quilted lambskin leather. Featuring gold toned hardware, a gold toned chain interlace with leather, a flap with a Mademoiselle CC turn lock closur...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Metallic Bronze Jumbo Reissue Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel bronze metallic 2.55 reissue jumbo classic flap bag. Ruthenium hardware. Shoulder drop, 9.5"/19"L. Can be carried on the shoulder, elbow, or cross body. Comes with hologram, i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Timeless Jumbo in black leather
By Chanel
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: CHANEL - Model: Timeless jumbo - Condition: Very good condition. Scratches on the clasp, Interior stains - Accessories: Authenticity Card - Measurements: Width: 31cm , He...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Timeless Jumbo in black leather
  • Timeless Jumbo in black leather
  • Timeless Jumbo in black leather
  • Timeless Jumbo in black leather
H 8.27 in. W 12.21 in. D 2.76 in.
Chanel Jumbo Green Velvet Tweed Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel jumbo green velvet, purple tweed and gold tone boy bag. Shoulder drop, 12/20". Excellent condition, comes with hologram and original box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Jumbo Green Velvet Tweed Boy Bag
  • Chanel Jumbo Green Velvet Tweed Boy Bag
  • Chanel Jumbo Green Velvet Tweed Boy Bag
  • Chanel Jumbo Green Velvet Tweed Boy Bag
H 8.5 in. W 2.75 in. L 12 in.
Chanel Classic Flap Limited Edition Pny Jumbo Expandable Calfskin Maxi Black Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Paris New York PNY Jumbo Expandable Maxi Calfskin Flap Bag 2005 {VINTAGE 16 Years} Ruthenium hardware Diamond stitch calfskin aged leather Flap with CC turn lock Interior z...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Double Flap Jumbo Bag Black Iridescent Caviar with Gunmetal Hardware 2018
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL Classic Double Flap Jumbo Bag Black Iridescent Caviar with Light Gunmetal Hardware 2018 Super Rare! This stunning bag is in mint condition, the bag still holds its original s...
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2010s 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

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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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Shopping XL Quilted Jumbo Vintage 90's Runway Tote Black Calfskin Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Shopping XL Quilted Jumbo Vintage 90's Runway Tote Black Calfskin Bag W 17.7 x H 7.9 x D 4.3 " Handle Drop. 11.8 " Similar bag from the same collection (slightly smaller and...
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1990s Tote Bags

Chanel Timeless Maxi Jumbo single flap handbag in black quilted lambskin, GHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, Paris
The Majestic Chanel Timeless Jumbo Handbag with simple flap in black quilted lambskin leather, gold-tone metal hardware, a gold-tone metal chain handle interwoven with black leather ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Timeless Maxi Jumbo single flap handbag in black quilted lambskin, GHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, Paris
The Majestic Chanel Timeless Jumbo Handbag with simple flap in black quilted lambskin leather, gold-tone metal hardware, a gold-tone metal chain handle interwoven with black leather ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

WOMENS DESIGNER Chanel Classic Jumbo Double Flap
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
A wonderful Chanel Jumbo-sized Classic Double Flap bag for sale. Made from black lambskin leather with silver hardware. A preloved bag for sale in used, excellent condition – do look...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Reissue Roll Clutch Quilted Lambskin Jumbo
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate creasing, scuffs and wear on exterior and underneath flap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Authenticity Card Measurements: Height 9.5", W...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

WOMENS DESIGNER Chanel Classic Jumbo Double Flap
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
A wonderful Chanel Jumbo-sized Classic Double Flap bag for sale. Made from black lambskin leather with silver hardware. A preloved bag for sale in used, excellent condition – do look...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Timeless Jumbo shoulder bag in black quilted lambskin and golden hardware
By Chanel
Located in Paris, Paris
Majestic Timeless jumbo handbag in black quilted lambskin, gold-tone metal chain handle intertwined with black leather allowing a hand or shoulder support. Gilt metal logo closure o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Jumbo Maxi Lambskin Leather Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel maxi single flap in black lambskin with silver tone hardware. Made in Italy
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Single Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Jumbo
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate creasing, scuffs and wear on exterior and underneath flap. Indentations on rear, wear on strap and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Aut...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Classic Chain Me Around Single Flap Jumbo Maxi Cc Logo Black Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Calfskin Chain Me Jumbo Flap Bag in Black. This single flap shoulder bag is made of calfskin leather - super thick and soft calfskin that is stitched in a diamond quilted we...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Timeless Jumbo shoulder bag in yellow and black patent leather, SHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, Paris
Beautiful Handbag Chanel Timeless Jumbo with double flap in yellow and black patent leather, silver metal hardware, a silver metal chain handle intertwined with black leather allowin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Blue Quilted Leather Jumbo Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from leather in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on the le...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Olive Green Jumbo Classic Flap Patent Leather Handbag
By Chanel
Located in Antwerp, BE
Created by Karl Lagerfeld upon his arrival in 1983, the Chanel Classic Flap bag remains the inimitable IT bag up till today. Arrived in high-shine patent leather in an exclusive oliv...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

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Chanel Jumbo Black For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact vintage or contemporary chanel jumbo black you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Our collection includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Beige and more. Making the right choice when shopping for a chanel jumbo 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 Jumbo Black?

On average, a chanel jumbo black on 1stDibs sells for $3,962, while they’re typically $889 on the low end and $45,000 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 Shoulder Bags for You

Ever since we’ve needed an accessory to carry our personal items when we’re on the go, shoulder bags have proven indispensable. Today, vintage and designer shoulder bags are such a treasured part of fashion history that they even get their own museum exhibitions.

Prior to bags becoming an essential piece of any ensemble for any gender, women wore pockets strung on ribbons as garments that were separate from their gowns, accessible by openings in the fabric. Small handbags and handheld purses were developed before the accessory gained importance as functional and fashionable. Most had more in common with wallets than anything else.

While the bags of the 16th century warranted ornament, such as exteriors embroidered with silver-gilt thread and beads, it wasn’t until the late 18th century and early 19th century that the design and craft of bags had really broadened. Handheld purses were finished with details that were meant to garner attention, and bags were fitted with shoulder straps. A stylish shoulder bag meant that women could tote jewelry, cash and perhaps a decorative snuff box full of tobacco to an evening ball across town.

The early 1900s saw the introduction of gold and silver minaudières. The patenting of these compact bejeweled clutches has been attributed to revered French jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels, and today they remain a fashion favorite. One of Judith Leiber’s innovative minaudières even earned a role in the movie Sex and the City.

A luxury shoulder bag is a work of art with a long, fascinating origin story, and entire brands and fashion lines have emerged around creating the perfect versions of shoulder bags and top-handle bags. For example, the iconic Hermès Kelly bag, which was popularized by actress Grace Kelly, is a widely coveted, collected and often faked entry from the handbag hall of fame. And while vintage Gucci tote bags have their own dedicated fan base, collectors and lovers of luxury are likely familiar with the Dionysus, a pared-down Gucci shoulder bag that manages to make a substantial statement anyway.

Embrace a classic look with a vintage shoulder bag designed by Chanel, Givenchy or Fendi — find yours on 1stDibs today.