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Chanel Limited edition 2.55 cartoon shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel Limited edition 2.55 25.5 x 15 cm
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21st Century and Contemporary 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 Precious Symbols Classic Flap Medium
By Chanel
Located in Dover, DE
CONDITION: A: Excellent condition with few signs of use; carefully kept. SET: Nothing, just a bag SIZE: 26/15/6 cm, Chain 115 cm BRAND: CHANEL MODEL: Chanel Limited Edition Precious ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

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 French 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

Huge Chanel "Limited Edition Magnificent "Golden CC Bracelet" Jacquard Scarf
By Chanel Boutique
Located in New York, NY
Huge Chanel "Limited Edition" wonderfully huge Magnificent "Golden CC Bracelet" silk jacquard scarf /shawl with hand-rolled edges, measures 38 inches by 38 inches. Made in France.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shawls

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 Italian Tote 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 Italian Jewelry Boxes

Chanel Limited Two-Tone Paris Edition Beige Classic Flap 1220c43
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Chanel Limited Two-Tone Paris Edition Beige Classic Flap 1220c43 Made In: France Measurements: Length: 10" Width: 2.5" Height: 6.5" Shoulder Handle Drop: 8" and 13.5" OVERALL GO...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

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 Airplane Rainbow Mixed Media Blue Jean Denim Rare Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Limited Edition Airplane Rainbow Mixed Media Blue Jean Denim Tote Rare 2005 {VINTAGE 17 Years} Silver-gold tone hardware Dark blue denim Pop art logo yellow heart mirror key...
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Early 2000s Italian Tote Bags

Chanel Limited Edition Pink Calfskin Button Line Cosmetic Pouch 94ck323s
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Chanel Limited Edition Pink Calfskin Button Line Cosmetic Pouch 94ck323s Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 5" Width: 2" Height: 3.2" OVERALL GOOD minus CONDITION ( 6.75/10 or...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

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 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 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 Italian Evening Bags and Minaudières

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 Italian Tote Bags

Chanel Limited Two-Tone Paris Edition Medium Large Classic Flap 1222c41
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Chanel Limited Two-Tone Paris Edition Medium Large Classic Flap 1222c41 Date Code/Serial Number: 0582021 Made In: France Measurements: Length: 10.6" Width: 2.5" Height: 6.5" Shoul...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

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 'Brasserie Gabrielle' Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This bag speaks for itself. The rarity of this bag is exceptional and is a collectors piece. Chanel pays tribute to its founder with this Brasserie Gabrielle shoulder bag. Crafted in...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Limited Brown Wooden Box Handbag, 1994
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage 1994 Chanel brown wooden box handbag that is limited sold to 100 Chanel VIPs worldwide. - Featuring smooth wooden panels. - Logo at the front and back. - black leath...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Chanel Limited Edition 2010 White Fishnet Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Atlanta, GA
Speechless. Pair with fishnets! A classic yet edgy beauty created by Karl Lagerfeld (of course!) in 2010 emulating our favorite iconic flap bag. This Canebiers Chanel is crafted in a...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

WOMENS DESIGNER Chanel Limited Edition Small Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
What a stunning beauty..! This Limited Edition Small Chanel flap bag in silk is exquisite. The CC detail along with the letter O which makes it look as though it says Coco is just lo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Limited Edition Transparent Bottle Minaudière Clutch Plexiglass Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Transparent Minaudière Clutch Bottle Limited Edition Plexiglass Bag Iconic Chanel no.5 perfume bottle bag made from transparent plexiglass, and attached interwoven lambskin l...
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2010s Italian Evening Bags and Minaudières

Chanel Limited Edition 2006 Cambon Patchwork Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Atlanta, GA
We are obsessed with how fashionable and versatile this double flap bag is! Crafted in a super soft patchwork jersey cotton with a 31 Rue Cambon motif throughout. The colors are supe...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

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 French Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Limited Edition 2012 Ice Blue CC Python Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Atlanta, GA
Stunning ice blue Chanel clutch from 2013 that is rare as can be! Crafted in blue python, with a prominent tonal CC logo to the front face, with gold-tone hardware that is gorgeous o...
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2010s Clutches

Chanel Limited Edition 2014 Runway Rose CC Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Atlanta, GA
Debuted on the Chanel runway in Spring 2014 line as an offspring to Chanel's iconic 'Lego' clutch bag, this flap features a stunning pink rose toned Plexiglas plate with an oversized...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

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 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 Italian 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 Italian Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Limited Edition 2014 Runway Red Ombre CC Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Atlanta, GA
Debuted on the Chanel runway in Spring 2014 line as an offspring to Chanel's iconic 'Lego' clutch bag, this flap features a stunning ombre toned cherry red Plexiglas plate with an ov...
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2010s 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

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 Italian 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 French Tote Bags

Chanel Limited Edition Black Large Crochet Nature Tweed Fringe Classic Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Soft Organic Nature Tweed Woven Large CC Tote This series is very hard to find! Year: 2009 Antique gold hardware Four bottom feet Flat bottom Tweed interwoven chain Diamond stit...
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Early 2000s Italian Structured Shoulder 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 Italian 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 Italian Tote Bags

Chanel Limited Edition Black Large Crochet Nature Tweed Fringe Classic Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Soft Organic Nature Tweed Woven Large CC Tote This series is very hard to find! Year: 2009 Antique gold hardware Four bottom feet Flat bottom Tweed interwoven chain Diamond stit...
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Early 2000s Italian Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Limited 11A Black Champagne Strass Crystals Rectangular Mini Flap Bag RHW
By Chanel
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
This is a stunning collectible, soft and unique yet modern and classic at the same time. In metallic black treated iridescent lambskin that shimmers against the light, this will turn...
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2010s Structured Shoulder 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 French Tote Bags

Vintage Chanel Limited Edition Diana 25 CC Flap Bag in Quilted Calfskin Leather
By Chanel
Located in Malibu, CA
This is not a bag you will see everyone else carrying! CHANEL stamped turn-lock hardware is framed by chic brown Lambskin leather and brown stitching. The two tone look is highly c...
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20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

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 French Structured 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

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 Italian 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 Italian Jewelry Boxes

Chanel Runway Limited Edition Dollar Bag Quilted Beaded Embroidered
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers an insanely fabulous very rare Chanel Limited Edition Runway Fall Winter 2014/2015 highlight of the collection. Quilted leather front accented with beading, embroid...
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2010s Clutches

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 Italian 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 Italian 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 Burgundy Boy Bag Limited
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Burgundy Leather Limited Boy Bag. Unique design and rich burgundy color. Silver hardware. Good condition. Guaranteed authentic.
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Tweed Limited Edition Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
A mini Chanel Boy Bag but make it Rock & Roll! Mixing red and black leather will never fail to make you feel like your most confident self. The graphic print and deep textures of thi...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

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  • Chanel Tweed Limited Edition Boy Bag
  • Chanel Tweed Limited Edition Boy Bag
  • Chanel Tweed Limited Edition Boy Bag
H 4 in. D 2.5 in. L 6 in.
Chanel "Boy" Iridescent limited size Unique
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 Ixt...
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2010s Tote Bags

Limited Edition Chanel Shopping Basket Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Crafted in Italy, this extremely rare and highly sought after bag from the Chanel 2014 Fall/Winter Runway Collection showcases a soft raven black lambskin leather trim, with silver-p...
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20th Century Handbags and Purses

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 French 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

Rare Limited Edition Chanel J12 Diamond Watch
By Chanel
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very rare and limited Edition Chanel J12 watch.
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Chanel Limited For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the vintage or contemporary chanel limited you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Many people prefer Black, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Gray, Beige and more options on these pages. Making the right choice when shopping for a chanel limited may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 20th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. Finding a chanel limited for sale for women should be easy, but there are 135 pieces available to browse for men as well.

How Much is a Chanel Limited?

The price for a chanel limited starts at $199 and tops out at $79,940, and on average, selling for $5,280.

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 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.