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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 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 Limited Edition Votez Coco Gold Clutch
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel limited edition Votez Coco cracked gold leather clutch, zipped with credit card compartments. Brand new in box with hologram, ID card, booklet, velvet dust cover, and box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Chanel Limited Edition Votez Coco Gold Clutch
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel limited edition Votez Coco cracked gold leather clutch, zipped with credit card compartments. Brand new in box with hologram, ID card, booklet, velvet dust cover, and box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Chanel Limited Edition Curved Warped Mirror Silver Metallic Minaudière Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Limited Edition Curved Warped Mirror Silver Metallic Minaudière Clutch Color Silver Metallic Material Stainless Steel, Leather Year 2013 Made in France
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2010s Clutches

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 Limited Edition Medium Boy Classic Grand Shopping Tote Travel Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Limited Edition Medium Boy Classic Grand Shopping Tote Travel Bag Year: 2011 Aged gold-tone hardware Black glazed calfskin leather Chain-link straps with leather pads Boy p...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Limited edition 1995 Football
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
A limited edition 100% leather Chanel black and white football. Features the iconic interlocking CC. Just for kicks. Colour: Black/ White Composition: 100% Leather Measurements: C...
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1990s Decorative Objects

Chanel Limited Edition Swimming Peddlers
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Crafted in France from an intricate combination of charcoal black synthetic rubber and Thermoplastic Polyurethane, this pair of pre-owned, limited edition swimming peddlers by Chanel...
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20th Century Decorative Objects

Chanel Limited Edition Boy Brick Crystal and Plexi Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Limited Edition Boy Brick Crystal and Plexi Crossbody Bag has been hand-finished by skilled artisans in the label's workshop. Boasting quilted patent-leather exterior, this de...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Limited Edition Light Gold Vanity Case Rare Home Decor Jewelry Box
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Limited Edition Pearl Lambskin Quilted Leather Rare Jewelry Box Vanity Case Home Decor Gold hardware Quilted Lambskin leather CC studded pearl drawer knob Features removable ...
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2010s Jewelry Boxes

Chanel Limited Edition Light Blue Leather & Mosaic Medium Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Limited Edition Light Blue Leather & Mosaic Medium Boy Bag SKU: 111045 MSRP: USD 7,500.00 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Light scuffing...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Limited Edition Navy Blue Leather & Mosaic Medium Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Limited Edition Navy Blue Leather & Mosaic Medium Boy Bag SKU: 111958 MSRP: USD 8,500.00 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Condition Description: Handbag Condition: Very Good Cond...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Limited Edition Soho Glazed Calfskin Quilted Tweed Flight Travel Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Limited Edition Soho Glazed Calfskin Quilted Tweed Flight Travel Tote Bag This is a limited edition bag with "SOHO 2010" engraved on the special plaque to commemorate the ope...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Limited Edition Ice Cube Flap Metallic Gold Lambskin Leather Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Limited Edition Ice Cube Flap Metallic Gold Lambskin Leather Shoulder Bag Crafted from gold-tone leather, this Ice Cube CC logo chain shoulder bag features a chain and interw...
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Early 2000s Evening Bags and Minaudières

CHANEL, Limited Edition in burgundy leather
By Chanel
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: CHANEL - Model: Limited Edition - Condition: Very good condition. Minor sign of wear on Leather, Minor scuff at the bottom of the bag - Accessories: None - Measurements: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • CHANEL, Limited Edition in burgundy leather
  • CHANEL, Limited Edition in burgundy leather
  • CHANEL, Limited Edition in burgundy leather
  • CHANEL, Limited Edition in burgundy leather
H 5.91 in. W 10.24 in. D 1.97 in.
CHANEL Limited Edition 2020 Pieces J12 Watch 38mm Size NEW With Collateral
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Limited edition J12-20 watch. Guaranteed 100% authentic .Comes with box, cards ,booklet manual ,little case and receipt from Chanel with personal info covered.Please see pict...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Chanel Limited Edition Distressed Calfskin Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Calfskin Distressed Classic Limited Edition Double Flap Bag 2006 {VINTAGE 16 Years} Distressed quilted calfskin leather Double layer flap closure Silver hardware Classic int...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Limited Edition Crochet Nature Tweed Extra Large Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel extra large sized beige tweed crochet flap 2009 Antique gold hardware Large CC logo Magnetic clasp closure Interior beige canvas lining Interior center zippered pocket Two ad...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Limited Edition Crochet Nature Tweed Extra Large Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel extra large sized beige tweed crochet flap 2009 Antique gold hardware Large CC logo Magnetic clasp closure Interior beige canvas lining Interior center zippered pocket Two ad...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Limited Edition Runway cruise 2018 black owl lucite clutch
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel highly collectible limited edition runway cruise 2018 black lucite and gold owl bag. Can be worn as a clutch or as crossbody with a gold jewel chain that can be hidden inside....
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Rare Chanel Limited Edition 2004 Cigarette Black Lambskin Leather Clutch
By Chanel
Located in West palm beach, FL
This highly collectible limited edition box clutch is from 2003. It is crafted from luxurious black box quilted lambskin and silver tone hardware and converts from wristlet to clutch...
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20th Century Clutches

Chanel Limited Edition Timeless Bag In Pink Velvet Calf Leather
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Stunning limited edition CHANEL Velvet calf leather and pink rhinestones. In a very good condition. Measurements : 19 x 13 x 5 cm. Strap measures 134 cm (340 Inches). Made in I...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Limited Edition Large CC Pearl Lambskin Tote Iridescent Blue Pearls
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Large Chanel lambskin leather tote with iridescent blue pearl detail 2008 {Vintage 14 Years} Silver hardware Removable interwoven chains Large CC pearl logo Flat bottom Five bottom ...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Limited Edition Vintage Duffel Tote White and Black Leather Weekend Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Oversized Chanel quilted logo letters duffel bag leather travel tote. 1992 {VINTAGE 30 Years} Black lamb "CHANEL" lettering stitched on both sides Quilted supple black lambskin Tw...
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1990s Tote Bags

Chanel Limited Edition Resort Fringe Mesh Black Leather Large Tote Rare Soldout
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel large fringe resort tote with black mesh 2011 Classic silver hardware interwoven chain Crochet mesh nylon fabric Strap drop 25" 15" H x 16" W x .5" D Made in Italy As seen...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Limited Edition Vintage Duffel Tote Black and White Leather Weekend Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Oversized Chanel quilted logo letters duffel bag leather travel tote. 1992 {VINTAGE 30 Years} White lamb "CHANEL" lettering stitched on both sides Quilted supple black lambskin Tw...
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1990s Tote Bags

Chanel Blue Limited Edition Heart Charm Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel limited edition blue lambskin single flap with heart charms. Shoulder drop 9.5"/18". Light gold tone hardware. Comes with hologram, id card and original dust cover.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

New Chanel Oversized Limited Edition Gold Clutch
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel limited edition "Je ne suis pas en solde" cracked gold leather oversized clutch. back open pocket, interior zipped pocket and cell phone pocket. Brand new with hologram, ID c...
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2010s Clutches

Chanel Classic Flap Graffiti Limited Edition Runway Newspaper Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Limited Edition Hand Painter Newspaper Graffiti Classic Flap Year: 2016 Aged Silver Hardware 10" W x 2.4" D x 6" H Strap Drop: 9" 1 Exterior Pockets 3 Interior Pockets Made ...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Limited Edition Chanel Maxi Grey Rain Jacket Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel limited edition grey lambskin quilted maxi flap with silver tone hardware. Special edition with retractable rain jacket. Measurements: 13"L x 3"W x 7"H, shoulder drop, 10"/17"...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Timeless Pool Limited Edition Navy Blue Terry Tote Beach Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Limited Edition Navy Blue Quilted CC Logo Quilted Towel Beach Pool Bag Quilted navy blue terry cloth exterior CC Logo at exterior Two calfskin leather shoulder straps Lined i...
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1990s Tote Bags

Chanel Black Vanity Case Limited Edition Rare Home Decor Cosmetic Jewelry Box
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Limited Edition Pearl Lambskin Quilted Leather Rare Jewelry Box Vanity Case Home Decor Gold hardware Quilted Lambskin leather CC studded pearl drawer knob Features removable ...
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2010s Jewelry Boxes

Chanel Metallic Mesh Limited Edition Soft Quilted Black Lambskin Leather Hobo
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Limited Edition Jumbo Mesh Chain Lambskin Quilted Hobo Satchel 2008 {VINTAGE 14 Years} Silver gunmetal hardware Mesh chainmail strap CC logo mesh zipper pull detail Main in...
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Early 2000s Hobo Bags

Chanel Paris-salzburg Mountain Limited Edition Black Shearlng & Leather Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
CHANEL Paris-Salzburg backpack in exact size and color as seen on Kylie Jenner. Features black calfskin and white (slightly beige) shearling. This model has been sold out and highl...
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2010s Backpacks

Limited Edition Chanel Basketball
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Collectible, limited edition Chanel basketball. Diameter 23.5 cm. Made in France. Previously used but in good condition. See signs of wear on the pictures. Will need to be re-inflate...
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Early 2000s Games

Chanel Boy Iridescent Limited Edition Bag
By Chanel
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Fantastic and rare Chanel Boy bag Iridescent metal hardware Limited Edition Brown leather Year 2016/2017 Internal serial n. 22059956 Can be carried on shoulder or crossbody too 2 I...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

  • Chanel Boy Iridescent Limited Edition Bag
  • Chanel Boy Iridescent Limited Edition Bag
  • Chanel Boy Iridescent Limited Edition Bag
  • Chanel Boy Iridescent Limited Edition Bag
H 7.09 in. D 3.35 in. L 11.03 in.
Chanel Tweed Limited Edition Collector’s Novelty Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Tweed Limited Edition Collector’s Novelty Tote This handbag features a wool body, metal handle, silver-tone chain, open top, and interior zip and slip pocket. Featuring two d...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

Limited Edition Chanel Paris-Bombay Parcel Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Crafted from leather with a caged construction and adorned with a signature interlocking CC logo charm, this parcel bag from Chanel is part of the 2011/12 Paris-Bombay collection. C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Chanel Rare Vintage Bible CC Limited Edition Minaudière
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage 2004 Book Motif Clutch designed in 2004 raven black/gold-tone suede book motif diamond quilt signature CC patch tassel detail internal logo patch foldover top with a ...
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Early 2000s Clutches

Chanel Black Leather 2.55 Limited Edition Bag
By Chanel
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Chanel celebrates the 50th anniversary of the classic Chanel 2.55 bag with this beautiful edition in black quilted leather with gold hardware. Year of the scholarship 2005.

The bag ...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Black Leather 2.55 Limited Edition Bag
  • Chanel Black Leather 2.55 Limited Edition Bag
  • Chanel Black Leather 2.55 Limited Edition Bag
  • Chanel Black Leather 2.55 Limited Edition Bag
H 7.49 in. D 2.76 in. L 12.21 in.
Chanel, Leo Chevron limited edition in red jersey
By Chanel
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: CHANEL - Model: Leo Chevron ltd ed. - Condition: Good condition. Few scratches - Accessories: None - Measurements: Width: 31cm, Height: 18cm, Depth: 8,5cm, Strap: 100cm -...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Chanel, Leo Chevron limited edition in red jersey
  • Chanel, Leo Chevron limited edition in red jersey
  • Chanel, Leo Chevron limited edition in red jersey
  • Chanel, Leo Chevron limited edition in red jersey
H 7.09 in. W 12.21 in. D 3.35 in.
2017 Chanel Cruise Limited Edition Urban Spirit Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Choose a sporty-chic style with this urban spirit shoulder bag in black Chanel fabric! This versatile bag features an elegant design, a flap closure, a large CC logo and gold hardwar...
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2010s Backpacks

Limited edition Chanel Factory 5 Bundle Water Bottle 4 Pieces NEW
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
100% guaranteed brand new never used Chanel Factory 5 set total off 4 pieces + booklet that came with this collection Please see pictures off whats included in this listing. Perfect...
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21st Century and Contemporary Decorative Objects

Limited Edition Chanel Gold Ball 2016 Dubai VIP Gift
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Limited Edition Chanel Beauté Gold Ball Dubai 2016 VIP Gift in fair condition. Mirrored gold exterior in unique ball shape with woven beige canvas shoulder strap with tasseled ends. ...
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2010s Novelty Bags

Chanel Pink and Beige Leather Jumbo Limited Edition Bag
By Chanel
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Limited edition Chanel Jumbo model bag. Made of smooth leather in different shades of pink and beige with gold hardware. Closure with classic CC logo, internally quite large. Equippe...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Wool and Gunmetal limited Edition Charm Bracelet
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Stunning Rare Authentic Chanel black wool and gunmetal charms bracelet in Mint condition. Black wool woven through gunmetal hardware with a fabulous left embellishment. The focal p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Link Bracelets

Chanel Spring 2007 Limited Edition Charm Rare Black Leather Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Amazing clutch from Chanel 2007 Runway. Has been seen on many celebs including Penelope Cruz and Victoria Beckham. Chanel has come out with several similar pieces this past year how...
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Early 2000s Clutches

Chanel Black Rare Vintage 90's Runway Limited Edition Collectors Sunglasses
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Black Chanel Vintage Comb Sunglasses CHANEL vintage 1993 black comb design sunglasses with gold toned CC logos on the temples. As seen on LADY GAGA. Marked CHANEL Made in Italy
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1990s Sunglasses

Chanel Expandable Strap Shopping Satchel Limited Edition Black Calfskin Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Expandable Strap Shopping Calfskin Satchel Tote 2008 {VINTAGE 14 Years} Silver hardware Strap drawstring clasp closure Chanel etched on clasp closure Grey satin lining Main ...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

Chanel Twisted Chain Knotted Limited Edition Rare Black Lambskin Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Medium Chanel sized soft lambskin leather clutch with magnetic closure and four interior compartments. Year: 2008 Black leather Silver hardware Braided interwoven chain detail Mini ...
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Early 2000s Clutches

Chanel XL Classic Flap Limited Edition Maxi Blue Caviar Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Limited Edition Caviar Blue Roi Maxi Classic Flap Bag Year: 2009 {VINTAGE 13 Years} Silver hardware Diamond quilted caviar leather Classic interwoven chain strip CC turn...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Twisted Chain Knotted Limited Edition Rare Black Lambskin Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Medium Chanel sized soft lambskin leather clutch with magnetic closure and four interior compartments. Year: 2008 Black leather Silver hardware Braided interwoven chain detail Mini ...
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Early 2000s Clutches

Chanel Bag XL Taupe Fringe Limited Edition Beige Tweed Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Large Chanel taupe and tweed calfskin tote Year: 2009 Silver hardware Double tweed and ribbon interwoven chain Interior tweed lining Interior flap CC interlocking clasp Interior cen...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

Chanel Spring 2007 Limited Edition Charm Rare Black Leather Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Amazing clutch from Chanel 2007 Runway. Has been seen on many celebs including Penelope Cruz and Victoria Beckham. Chanel has come out with several similar pieces this past year how...
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Early 2000s Clutches

Chanel Graffiti Watercolor Limited Edition Tote Turquoise Nylon Beach Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Graffiti Watercolor Limited Edition Tote Turquoise Nylon Beach Bag Year: 2011 Silver hardware Removable brown double leather strap Double interwoven chain CC logo CC turnlock...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel White Logo Vintage Mountaineer Helmet Limited Edition Novelty Hat
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Limited Edition from 90s Sport Line Collection. White, red and black acetate Chanel vintage mountaineer Helmet Silver-tone hardware Interlocking CC logo print at front Logo at side...
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1990s Caps

Chanel Minaudière Clutch Perfume Bottle Limited Edition Black Plexiglass Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Perfume Bottle Minaudiere Crossbody Clutch Limited Edition Iconic Chanel no.5 perfume bottle bag made from black plexiglass, and attached interwoven chain. Black lambskin int...
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2010s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Chanel Graffiti Watercolor Limited Edition Tote Turquoise Nylon Beach Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Graffiti Watercolor Limited Edition Tote Turquoise Nylon Beach Bag Year: 2011 Silver hardware Removable brown double leather strap Double interwoven chain CC logo CC turnlock...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Rare Limited Edition Ice Cube Minaudiere Silver Plexiglass Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel plexiglass minaudière clutch and convertible to a crossbody bag made to look like ice cubes. Features a CC Swarovski clasp closure, lined with silver lamb leather, silver ...
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2010s Clutches

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Chanel Limited Edition For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact vintage or contemporary chanel limited edition you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Gray, Beige, Brown and more in stock now. Finding the perfect chanel limited edition may mean sifting through those that were made during different time periods — popular versions were made as early as the 20th Century and a newer one, made as recently as the 21st Century, can also be found on the site. 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 Limited Edition?

On average, a chanel limited edition on 1stDibs sells for $5,437, while they’re typically $199 on the low end and $79,940 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Chanel Biography and Important Works

The first Chanel shop was opened in 1910 in Paris on rue Cambon by the young milliner Gabrielle Chanel (1883–1971), who had picked up the nickname “Coco” while working as a club singer. The boutique drew the attention of the Parisian fashion elite who popularized her wide-brimmed Chanel Modes hats. Soon she added a sportswear store in the Normandy resort town of Deauville, where Coco set the tone for her defining sense of style — traditionally masculine garments reimagined for feminine shapes, made from simple jersey fabric.

Effortless and elegant, her designs promoted comfort and grace in women’s wear that had been dominated in the previous century by complicated layers of fabric and cumbersome corsets. She followed this success with a couture house, opened in 1915 in Biarritz. Over the next six decades, Coco Chanel would become a pivotal designer of both fashionable casual wear and Paris haute couture as well as an icon and arbiter of 20th-century style with her bob haircut and pearls.

However, Chanel was not born into a life of glamour. Following the death of her mother, her father left her in an orphanage where she lived until the age of 18. It was there that she learned to sew as well as appreciate the classic pairing of black and white as worn by the nuns. In 1926, she introduced her first little black dress, reclaiming a color that had once been reserved for mourning and working-class women. That same decade, she debuted her perfume, Chanel No. 5, as well as the Chanel suit with a fitted skirt, inspired by the boxy lines of men’s clothing and employing a sporty tweed. 

Chanel closed her fashion operations during World War II, then returned to the industry in 1954 to design for the functional needs of modern women. Structure and wearability endured in all of Chanel’s clothing and accessories, like the quilted leather 2.55 handbag introduced in 1955 with its gold-chain shoulder strap that freed up a woman’s hands. Chanel's collarless jacket reacted against the constricting styles of Christian Dior's New Look, replacing them with a design that was timeless, an instant classic. The 1957 two-tone slingback pumps had a practical heel height while offering a bold statement in the black tip of the shoes.

After Coco Chanel died in 1971, the brand underwent several changes in leadership, including fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who took over as artistic director in 1983. Over the years, the company has continued to innovate, such as expanding into ready-to-wear fashion in 1978 and, in 2002, establishing a subsidiary company — Paraffection — dedicated to preserving the heritage skills of fashion artisan workshops. The House of Chanel still operates its flagship on rue Cambon in Paris, where it all began.

Browse vintage Chanel evening dresses, jackets and more on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Handbags and Purses for You

An integral part of fashion, handbags and purses have been indispensable accessories ever since we began to carry around personal items. Level of craftsmanship, style and shape matters — from coin purses in ancient Greece to early 20th-century opera bags and onward, handbags have evolved considerably over the years to meet our needs and desires, whether or not you happen to be prioritizing functionality over a flashy exterior.

Once, a single “It” handbag ruled each fashion season. No more. Today, handbag lovers are savvier and have a wider range of shopping options. Nevertheless, classic bags still rule.

“It is not a fashion bag — it is a statement bag,” says Mightychic's Debra Kent of Hermès's widely beloved accessories. “When you carry an iconic Hermès bag — Birkin, Kelly, Constance — no one knows how long you have been into this culture or if you are a newbie. Your status is validated immediately.”

First released in 1997, Fendi's Baguette rose to fame along with Carrie Bradshaw, the Sex and the City character portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker. Recently, the design has seen such a resurgence in popularity that Fendi has reissued it.

They are part of design history, so owning a handbag has meaning. As New York–based fashion historian Sarah C. Byrd says, “You have made the choice to invest in this piece because you understand the value of it in the past and in the future to come.”

From a 1980s Chanel black leather quilted mini buckle bag to the rare Hermès Birkin 30cm Himalayan with diamond hardware to a range of 19th century bags, find a rich variety of vintage and designer handbags and purses spanning numerous brands on 1stDibs — seasonal “It” designation no longer needed.