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Chanel fucsia leather maxi jumbo shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel fucsia leather maxi jumbo shoulder bag silver hardware, cc silver logo measurements: 33 x 24 cm 12 cm depth
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Chanel multicoloured leather Maxi Jumbo shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel multicoloured leather Maxi Jumbo shoulder bag gold matte hardware 33 *23 cm, 9 cm depth
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Vertical Quilted Lamsbkin Leather Jumbo Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
Black vertical quilted Lambskin leather Chanel Jumbo Single Flap bag with gold-tone hardware, convertible chain-link and leather shoulder straps, single exterior patch pocket at back...
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20th Century Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Black Caviar Leather CC Gold Hardware Jumbo Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1996 Collection Caviar Leather Gold Tone Hardware Measures 11.75" W x 8.75" H x 3" D Shoulder Strap Drop 24.5" Includes Authenticity Card and Dust...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel Timeless Black Jumbo Single Flap Quilted Lambskin Shoulder Bag, 2008.
By Chanel
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Chanel Timeless Black Jumbo Single Flap Quilted Lambskin Shoulder Bag, 2006 - 2008. The iconic Chanel bag was originally issued by Coco Chanel in February 1955 which became the very ...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Black Alligator Exotic Leather Silver Hardware Jumbo Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Condition From 2008 Collection Alligator Silver Tone Hardware Measures 11.75" W x 7.75" H x 3.5" D Shoulder Strap Drop 24.5" Includes Dust Bag 100% Authenticity Guaranteed...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Black Caviar Leather Gold Evening Jumbo Evening Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1996 Collection Caviar Leather Gold Tone Hardware Leather Lining Measures 10.5" W x 7" H x 2.75" D Shoulder Strap Drop 16.5 " Includes Authenticity...
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Late 20th Century 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 Black Lambskin Quilted Leather 24K Gold Plated Shoulder Jumbo Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1999 Collection Lambskin Leather 24K Gold Plated Hardware Measures 11.75" W x 8.75" H x 3" D Shoulder Strap Drop 24.5" Includes Authenticity Card,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Vintage 90s Chanel Caviar Black Quilted Maxi Jumbo Envelope Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage 90s Chanel caviar black quilted maxi jumbo envelope flap shoulder bag. - “CC” gold hardware turn-lock envelope flap front exterior pocket. Back exterior slip pocket. - “...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Dark Navy Jumbo Bag
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Dark Navy Jumbo Bag. Ruthenium hardware. Rare dark navy blue color. Double flap bag. Mint like new condition. Guaranteed authentic.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Shoulder Bags

Chanel Bag 2.55 Jumbo.
By Chanel
Located in Carnate, IT
Chanel 2.55 bag in black leather lived effect, silver hardware. Unique bag, created by karl Lagerfeld, who thought, with his visionary genius, to enrich the bag with many different b...
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Early 2000s 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 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 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 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 Italian Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Jumbo 11" Large Chain Shoulder Bag Flap Lambskin Black Gold
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Jumbo 11" Large Chain Shoulder Bag Flap Black made of black Lambskin Gold. 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 Hot Pink Jumbo Lambskin Bag
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Jumbo Hot Pink Bag. Lambskin leather. Silver hardware. Good condition. Light wear. Please see photos. Interior clean. Double flap bag. Includes authenticity card and dust cove...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Pink Leather Maxi Jumbo Bag
By Chanel
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Chanel Maxi Jumbo Single Flap edition bag in pink quilted leather with silver hardware.

The bag features a front flap with CC interlocking closure.

The interior is lined with smoot...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Pink Leather Maxi Jumbo Bag
  • Chanel Pink Leather Maxi Jumbo Bag
  • Chanel Pink Leather Maxi Jumbo Bag
  • Chanel Pink Leather Maxi Jumbo Bag
H 8.67 in. D 3.94 in. L 13 in.
Chanel Classic Jumbo shoulder bag in embossed metallic lambskin leather, GHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, IDF
Chanel Classique Jumbo Flap limited edition shoulder bag in embossed lambskin leather quilted in metallic black and gold, gold-tone metal hardware, gold-tone metal chain handle inter...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Jumbo shoulder bag in black quilted lambskin leather, GHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, IDF
Rare & Exceptional Chanel Classique Jumbo Flap bag in black quilted lambskin leather with 2 white piping on top and back, gold metal hardware, gold metal chain handle intertwined wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Fuchsia Leather Maxi Jumbo Bag
By Chanel
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Chanel Maxi Jumbo Double Flap edition bag in fuchsia quilted leather with silver hardware.

The bag has two front flaps, a large external one with CC interlocking closure, and anothe...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Fuchsia Leather Maxi Jumbo Bag
  • Chanel Fuchsia Leather Maxi Jumbo Bag
  • Chanel Fuchsia Leather Maxi Jumbo Bag
  • Chanel Fuchsia Leather Maxi Jumbo Bag
H 9.06 in. D 3.94 in. L 13 in.
CHANEL Chevron Jumbo Leather Pink Fuchsia
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Large bag and iconic model of the brand. Pink lambskin leather fuchsia herringbone. The jewelry is palladium silver. The chain is interlaced with leather. The interior is smooth leat...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • CHANEL Chevron Jumbo Leather Pink Fuchsia
  • CHANEL Chevron Jumbo Leather Pink Fuchsia
  • CHANEL Chevron Jumbo Leather Pink Fuchsia
  • CHANEL Chevron Jumbo Leather Pink Fuchsia
H 7.68 in. D 3.94 in. L 11.82 in.
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 Italian Structured Shoulder Bags

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 Celeste Patent Jumbo Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel jumbo boy bag in celeste patent leather and ruthenium hardware. Shoulder drop 11”/19.5”, adjustable. Excellent condition, comes with hologram, ID card, booklet, original dust ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Celeste Patent Jumbo Boy Bag
  • Chanel Celeste Patent Jumbo Boy Bag
  • Chanel Celeste Patent Jumbo Boy Bag
  • Chanel Celeste Patent Jumbo Boy Bag
H 9 in. W 3 in. L 11 in.
Chanel Metallic Reissue Jumbo Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel dark gold metallic reissue jumbo flap with ruthenium hardware. Very good condition. Shoulder drop 11'/20". Chanel collection 2006/2008. Comes with hologram and original box
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Jumbo Patent Leather Brown Bag
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Jumbo Brown Patent Leather Bag. Nice chocolate brown patent bag. Silver hardware. Jumbo size 12" wide. Good condition. Single flap bag. Can be worn doubled as a handbag or wor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Jumbo 11" Large Chain Shoulder Bag Flap Lambskin Black Gold
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Jumbo 11" Large Chain Shoulder Bag Flap Black made of black Lambskin Gold. 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 Silver Jumbo Reissue Double Flap
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel jumbo reissue silver double flap. Metallic silver leather and silver metal. Can be worn cross body. Shoulder drop 11"/20". Comes with hologram and original dust cover.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Jumbo 11" Large Chain Shoulder Bag Flap Lambskin Black Gold
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Jumbo 11" Large Chain Shoulder Bag Flap Black made of black Lambskin Gold. 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 Timeless Jumbo shoulder bag in black quilted lambskin leather, SHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, IDF
Rare & Exceptional Shoulder bag Chanel Timeless Jumbo Flap bag from the "Bijoux" collection in black quilted lambskin leather, silver plated metal hardware, flat silver metal chain h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured 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

Chanel Classic Flap Soft Shell Vertical Quilted Jumbo Orange Nylon Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Soft Shell Flap Bag Vertical Quilted Nylon Jumbo is a limited edition piece from the brands' Spring 2012 Collection. Crafted from red orange quilted nylon, this chic bag featu...
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2010s Italian Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Timeless Maxi Jumbo flap shoulder bag in black quilted lambskin, GHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, IDF
Majestic Chanel Timeless/Classic Maxi Jumbo flap bag in black quilted leather, gold-tone hardware, a gold-tone metal chain handle interlaced with black leather for shoulder and shoul...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Timeless Jumbo single shoulder flap bag in black quilted lambskin, GHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, IDF
Majestic Chanel Timeless/Classic Jumbo flap bag in black quilted lambskin leather, gold-tone hardware, a gold-tone chain handle interlaced with black leather for a shoulder and shoul...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Timeless Jumbo single shoulder flap bag in black quilted lambskin, GHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, IDF
Exceptional Majestic Chanel Timeless Jumbo flap bag in black quilted lambskin leather, gold-tone hardware, a gold-tone chain handle interlaced with black leather for a shoulder and s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Timeless Maxi Jumbo flap shoulder bag in black quilted lambskin, GHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, IDF
Majestic Chanel Maxi Jumbo single flap bag in black quilted lambskin, gold-tone hardware, gold-tone chain handle interlaced with black leather for shoulder and shoulder strap Flap cl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Timeless Jumbo single flap shoulder bag in brown caviar leather, SHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, IDF
Majestic Chanel Timeless Jumbo Flap bag in dark brown quilted caviar lambskin, sliver-tone hardware, a silver-tone metal chain handle interlaced with dark brown leather for shoulder ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Timeless Jumbo single flap shoulder bag in black quilted lambskin, GHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, IDF
Majestic Chanel Jumbo single flap bag in black quilted lambskin leather with vertical stitching, gold-plated metal hardware, gold-plated metal chain handle interlaced with black leat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Timeless Jumbo single flap shoulder bag in black quilted lambskin, GHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, IDF
The Majestic Chanel Timeless Jumbo Single Flap shoulder bag in black quilted lambskin, gold-plated metal hardware, a gold-plated metal chain handle interlaced with black leather for ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Timeless Jumbo single flap shoulder bag in grey quilted jersey, SHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, IDF
Beautiful Chanel Timeless Jumbo single flap shoulder bag in grey quilted jersey, silver metal hardware, a silver metal chain handle interwoven with grey jersey. allowing a hand, shou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Timeless Jumbo shoulder Flap bag in black quilted perforated leather, SHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, IDF
The Majestic Shoulder Bag Chanel Timeless Jumbo Flap bag in black quilted perforated leather, silver metal hardware, silver metal chain handle interwoven with black leather for a han...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Beige Jumbo Classic Easy Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Antwerp, BE
Chanel Beige Jumbo Classic Easy Flap Bag Whether for a casual shopping spree or just a Sunday brunch outing, this contemporary Chanel Classic Easy Flap bag is impeccable for all you...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Beige Jumbo Classic Easy Flap Bag
  • Chanel Beige Jumbo Classic Easy Flap Bag
  • Chanel Beige Jumbo Classic Easy Flap Bag
  • Chanel Beige Jumbo Classic Easy Flap Bag
H 7.09 in. W 11.42 in. D 3.55 in.
2007-2008 Chanel Jumbo Gold Leather Bag
By Chanel
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Chanel 2.55 Jumbo bag in golden metallic leather with diamond matelassè leather and gold tone chain. Internal flap with press stud and internal patch pockets. Interior lined in silve...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

  • 2007-2008 Chanel Jumbo Gold Leather Bag
  • 2007-2008 Chanel Jumbo Gold Leather Bag
  • 2007-2008 Chanel Jumbo Gold Leather Bag
  • 2007-2008 Chanel Jumbo Gold Leather Bag
H 7.09 in. W 12.21 in. D 2.76 in.
Chanel Light Bronze Reissue Jumbo Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This Chanel 2.55 Reissue Size 227 bag comes in a metallic light bronze tone. The classic chain has a shoulder drop of 11 inches. The bag comes with the inventory card, booklet and Ch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Light Bronze Reissue Jumbo Flap Bag
  • Chanel Light Bronze Reissue Jumbo Flap Bag
  • Chanel Light Bronze Reissue Jumbo Flap Bag
  • Chanel Light Bronze Reissue Jumbo Flap Bag
H 7.5 in. W 3.5 in. L 12.5 in.
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 Timeless Jumbo single flap shoulder bag in black quilted lambskin, GHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, IDF
Majestic Chanel Timeless Jumbo single flap handbag in black lamb quilted leather, gold-tone metal hardware, a gold-tone metal chain interlaced with black leather for hand and shoulde...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Easy Flap Bag Quilted Caviar Jumbo
By Chanel
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Creasing on exterior and underneath flap, moderate wear on base corners, wear on strap and in interior. Pilling on zipper tape, scratches on h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Double Flap Jumbo Metallic Silver
By Chanel
Located in Dover, DE
CONDITION: A: Excellent condition with few signs of use; carefully kept. SET: Dustbag SIZE: 30/20/10 cm, Chain 120 cm Color: Silver MATERIAL: Lambskin Leather INSIDE COLOR: Silver IN...
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Early 2000s 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

Rare Chanel Timeless Jumbo single flap shoulder bag in black quilted velvet, GHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, IDF
Rare & Majestic Chanel Timeless Jumbo Single Flap shoulder bag in black velvet, vertical stitching, gold-tone metal hardware, a gold-tone metal chain handle interlaced with black vel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Beige Quilted Lambskin Single-Flap Jumbo Handbag
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Get your hands on the most perfect vintage CHANEL! From 1996 and in amazing condition you cannot go wrong. The neutral color will take you from morning to night and through any activ...
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1990s French Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Double Flap Bag Quilted Caviar Jumbo
By Chanel
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Light marks, small indentations and wear on exterior, underneath flap and in interior, scuffs in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Purple Quilted Leather Jumbo Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Reimagined season after season, the designs from Chanel manage to retain their timeless glamour and noteworthy silhouettes. From one of the most celebrated collections, this Classic ...
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2010s Italian Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Double Flap Bag Quilted Caviar Jumbo
By Chanel
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Excellent. Light wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Box, Authenticity Card, Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 12", Height 8", Width 12", Depth 3.5", St...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Double Flap Bag Quilted Caviar Jumbo
By Chanel
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Great. Faint scuffs in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Authenticity Card, Box Measurements: Handle Drop 12", Height 8", Width 12", Depth 3", Strap ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Double Flap Bag Quilted Caviar Jumbo
By Chanel
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear on base corners and strap, indentations on interior flap, scuffs in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Box, Authenticity Card Measurements: Ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Flap XL And Maxi Jumbo Multicolor Faux Fur Tweed Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Classic Flap XL And Maxi Jumbo Multicolor Faux Fur Tweed Shoulder Bag In excellent condition from Chanel 2010 RTW. 5"L x 13"W x 10"H Made in France
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2010s French Structured Shoulder Bags

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Chanel Jumbo Shoulder Bags For Sale on 1stDibs

Find an extraordinary variety of chanel jumbo shoulder bags available on 1stDibs. Many people prefer Black chanel jumbo shoulder bags, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Beige, Gray and more options on these pages. The ideal items for you are waiting among the distinctive accessories we have available, which include versions made as long ago as the 18th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Finding accessories for sale for women should be easy, but there are 510 pieces available to browse for men as well as unisex, too.

How Much are Chanel Jumbo Shoulder Bags?

Prices for chanel jumbo shoulder bags can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $640 and can go as high as $57,000, while these items, on average, fetch $4,100.

Chanel Biography and Important Works

In the years following the opening of her modest millinery shop, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel became 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. Today vintage Chanel handbags, jackets and evening dresses are among the most sought-after clothing and accessories for fashion lovers all over the world.

The first Chanel shop was established 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, Chanel's 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.

But 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 bags, evening dresses, shoes, jewelry and other clothing and accessories 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.