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New Chanel Straw Tweed Black Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel new condition straw bag with long leather straps and multicolor tweed interior. Can also be worn cross body. Shoulder drop 20". Reissue turn lock clasp. Comes with hologram, i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • New Chanel Straw Tweed Black Bag
  • New Chanel Straw Tweed Black Bag
  • New Chanel Straw Tweed Black Bag
  • New Chanel Straw Tweed Black Bag
H 10 in. W 5 in. L 10 in.
New Chanel Purple Metallic Clutch Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel new purple iridescent quilted metallic clutch. Enamel shiny charm zipper pull. Collection 2019. Never worn, comes with hologram, id card and generic dust cover.
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

  • New Chanel Purple Metallic Clutch Bag
  • New Chanel Purple Metallic Clutch Bag
  • New Chanel Purple Metallic Clutch Bag
  • New Chanel Purple Metallic Clutch Bag
H 8 in. W .5 in. L 11 in.
New Chanel Black 19 Bag Rare
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel sold out worldwide "19" bag in black quilted lambskin . Combination of satin gold hardware and ruthenium. Plastic still on hardware. Brand new in unused condition.Collection 3...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • New Chanel Black 19 Bag Rare
  • New Chanel Black 19 Bag Rare
  • New Chanel Black 19 Bag Rare
  • New Chanel Black 19 Bag Rare
H 6.5 in. W 3.5 in. L 10 in.
Chanel Mini Paris/New York Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel mini black distressed leather Paris/New York mini bag. Shoulder drop, 16"L. Collection 2005/2006. Comes with hologram and original dust cover.
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets and Small Accessories

  • Chanel Mini Paris/New York Bag
  • Chanel Mini Paris/New York Bag
  • Chanel Mini Paris/New York Bag
  • Chanel Mini Paris/New York Bag
W 2 in. D 1 in. L 4 in.
New Chanel Rare Quilted Beige 19 Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel sold out worldwide "19" bag in beige quilted lambskin . Combination of satin gold hardware and ruthenium. Plastic still on hardware. Brand new in unused condition.Collection 3...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • New Chanel Rare Quilted Beige 19 Bag
  • New Chanel Rare Quilted Beige 19 Bag
  • New Chanel Rare Quilted Beige 19 Bag
  • New Chanel Rare Quilted Beige 19 Bag
H 6.5 in. W 3.5 in. L 10 in.
New Chanel Black Tweed Clear Lucite Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel brand new rare and collectible shoulder bag with lucite straps. Collection 2017. Shoulder drop 18", long enough to be worn cross body.. Comes with hologram, id card and origin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Bags and Minaudières

New Chanel Fluorescent Patent Pink Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This glossy patent neon pink Chanel Boy Bag comes with a big chain in gold, which can be worn over the shoulder or cross body. Partial plastic still on hardware. The shoulder drop is...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin New Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Slight creasing on base, minor wear and darkening on flap corners. Scuffs and indentation underneath flap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Authenticit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Caviar New Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Creasing and indentations on exterior, moderate wear and darkening on exterior, flap edges, shoulder pad and in interior. Scuffs underneath flap, s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Patent New Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Small stains and scuffs on exterior and on front underneath flap, repainted exterior and flap edges, wear on exterior corners and strap. Heavy scuffs on base, sides ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Braided Sheepskin New Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear on base and flap corners, creasing, scuffs and oil slick discoloration underneath flap. Minor wear in interior, scratches and discoloration on hardware. Ac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Paris New York Cream Traveler Weekender Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel authentic and collectible weekend traveler Paris/New York Collection. Minor wear on corners( item is protected with removable cover when traveling) and minor odor inside (bag ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

New Chanel Coral Patent Jumbo Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel new jumbo classic double flap. Coral patent leather quilted with silver tone metal hardware. Single drop 24", double drop 14". Cruise 2016 collection. Comes with original tag,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

New Chanel Black and White Camellia Clutch Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel brand new in box timeless black and white quilted camellia clutch. Signature logo camellia with black velvet ribbon. Comes with hologram, ID card, booklet, box and ribbon.
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2010s Clutches

New Chanel Blue Beach Bag Towel Set Iconic Design
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel brand new beach set, tote and matching beach towel. Terry cloth blue bag lined in cotton print matching the terry cloth towel. Detachable pouch can be worn separately. Towel 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Perforated Lambskin New Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Creasing on exterior, moderate wear on exterior edges, shoulder pad and underneath flap. Heavy wear on base corners and side flap edges, scratches ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

New in Box Chanel Coral Caviar Chevron Clutch Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel brand new in box coral caviar chevron clutch. Chanel gift to VIP clients in December 2017. Never worn, comes with hologram, id card, dust cover and original box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

New in Box Chanel Rare Navy Cruise Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel brand new collectible navy blue fabric cruise flap. Shoulder drop 9"/17". Comes with hologram, ID card, booklet, dust cover and box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

New in Box Chanel Navy Paris Salzburg Clutch Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel brand new in box navy blue and black Paris Salzburg clutch. Leather and felt accent. Comes with hologram, id card, booklet, dust cover, camellia, ribbon and box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

New in Box Chanel Black Paris Salzburg Clutch Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel brand new in box black and red Paris Salzburg clutch. Comes with hologram, id card, booklet, dust cover, camellia, ribbon and box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Chanel Paris-New York Rolling Duffle Bag Quilted Calfskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Damaged. Odor in interior. Airbrushed exterior, repainted exterior and handle wax edges. Creasing on exterior, heavy splitting and peeling on handle base wax edges, modera...
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21st Century and Contemporary Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

New Chanel Mint Coco Cuba Sequins Bag Blue in Box
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel mint condition blue coco Cuba limited editions sequins flap bag. Handle drop, 9"/17"L. Comes with hologram, id and original Box
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21st Century and Contemporary Novelty Bags

Chanel Boy Bag Silver Python / Leather Ruthenium Hardware Medium New w/Box
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic signature Chanel medium Boy Bag featured in silver leather with python inset. Ruthenium Lego Brick lock. Signature coarse Gourmette chain link handle with padded...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel LIKE NEW 2021 Green 9" Small Quilted Double Flap Classic Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel NEW 2021 Green 9" Small Quilted Double Flap Classic Bag Made In: France Year of Production: 2021 Color: Green Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Lambskin Lining: Lambskin Closure/...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Runway Container Clutch / Shoulder Bag Karl Lagerfeld NEW
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Roosendaal, NL
From the collection of Savineti we offer this Chanel Container Clutch/ shoulder bag from the Métiers d' Art collection: - Brand: Chanel - Model: Container Clutch - Year: 2018 - Cod...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Runway Container Clutch/ Shoulder Bag Karl Lagerfeld NEW
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Roosendaal, NL
From the collection of Savineti we offer this Chanel Container Clutch/ shoulder bag from the Métiers d' Art collection: - Brand: Chanel - Model: Container Clutch - Year: 2018 - Cod...
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2010s Clutches

CHANEL New Medium Boy Bag Iridescent Purple Goatskin with Rainbow Hardware 2016
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL New Medium Boy Bag Quilted Iridescent Purple Goatskin with Rainbow Hardware 2016. This stunning bag is still in pristine - never worn condition, the bag still holds its origi...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel LIKE NEW 2020 Black Lambskin Leather Quilted Maxi 19 Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel 2020 Black Lambskin Leather Quilted Maxi 19 Flap Bag Made In: Italy Year of Production: 2020 Color: Black Hardware: Antiqued goldtone, ruthenium, and dark silver Materials: L...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel New Rare Vintage Transparent Clear Naked Gold Classic Medium Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Transparent Classic Medium Flap Bag 2001 {Vintage 20 Years} Metallic gold lambskin piping Interwoven gold lambskin chain Shoulder strap can be worn single, crossbody (25.5"...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL New Medium Chevron Boy Bag Nude Calfskin with Silver Hardware 2016
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL New Medium Chevron Boy Bag Nude Calfskin with Silver Hardware 2016. This stunning bag is still in excellent condition, the bag still holds its original shape and the hardware...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

New Chanel Wallet on Chain Royal Woc Blue Patent Leather Cross Body Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Royal Blue Patent Leather WOC Crossbody Pristine Year: 2014 So blue plated hardware Interior zippered pocket on flap Interior 6 card slot Interior large centered zipper ...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL New Medium Chevron Boy Bag Dark Red Embroidered Calfskin Gunmetal HW 2014
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL New Medium Chevron Boy Bag Dark Red Embroidered Thin Chains Calfskin with Light Gunmetal Hardware 2014. This stunning bag is still in very good condition; it still keeps its ...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel New Mini Timeless Shoulder bag in beige leather & blue navy cotton, GHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, IDF
The Stunning & Rare shoulder bag Chanel New Mini Timeless single Flap bi-material beige leather and cotton striped quilted navy blue accompanied by his wallet, gold metal hardware, c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel 2021 LIKE NEW Brown Quilted 19 Wallet On Chain WOC Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel 2021 Brown Quilted 19 Wallet On Chain WOC Crossbody Bag Made In: France Year of Production: 2021 Color: Caramel brown Hardware: Goldtone, darkened silver, rutheninum Material...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel 2020 NEW Light Blue Quilted Trendy CC Wallet On Chain WOC Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel 2020 Light Blue Quilted Trendy CC Wallet On Chain WOC Crossbody Bag. Style code A80982 Y04059 N5946 Made In: Italy Year of Production: 2020 Color: Light blue Hardware: Goldt...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

New Louis Vuitton Watercolor Keepall Bag 50
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Louis Vuitton limited edition designed by Virgil Abloh, watercolor collection keepall 50. Detachable shoulder strap. Padlock, keys and luggage tag. Brand new with original dust bag a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

  • New Louis Vuitton  Watercolor Keepall Bag 50
  • New Louis Vuitton  Watercolor Keepall Bag 50
  • New Louis Vuitton  Watercolor Keepall Bag 50
  • New Louis Vuitton  Watercolor Keepall Bag 50
H 11.4 in. W 9.1 in. L 20 in.
NEW Chanel LAX Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in San Diego, CA
Brand New! Ever so chic & stylish Chanel ivory quilted leather LAX East-West shoulder bag is perfect for everyday! This bag features gorgeous quilted calfskin leather with a bold CHA...
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21st Century and Contemporary Handbags and Purses

  • NEW Chanel LAX Shoulder Bag
  • NEW Chanel LAX Shoulder Bag
  • NEW Chanel LAX Shoulder Bag
  • NEW Chanel LAX Shoulder Bag
H 5.75 in. D 2.25 in. L 10 in.
Chanel Black New Medium Boy Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Sundbyberg, SE
Black and Beige leather embroidered Chanel New Medium Boy bag with – Silver-tone hardware – Convertible chain-link shoulder strap with leather shoulder guard – Embroidered trim thr...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Black New Medium Boy Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Black New Medium Boy Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Black New Medium Boy Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Black New Medium Boy Shoulder Bag
H 6.3 in. W 10.63 in. D 2.37 in.
Chanel Black Lambskin New Medium Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel New Medium Boy bag of black lambskin leather with antique gold hardware. This bag features a full front flap with the Le Boy CC push lock closure and an antique gold tone c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Small Label Click Shopping Bag NEW
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Small Label Click Shopping bag of quilted and smooth black grained calfskin leather and gold tone hardware. This limited edition Chanel bag, from the 2017 cruise collection, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Chanel Black Mosaic Embroidered Small Flap Bag NEW
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Mosaic Embroideried Small Flap bag of black lambskin leather with antique gold tone hardware. This collectible bag from the Brassiere Gabrielle Collection features multicol...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Fuchsia Pink Lego Clutch Boy Bag NEW
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This style features large CC logo with CC center on front and back, and interwoven silvertone chain link and fuchsia pink leather shoulder/crossbody strap which can be tucked inside ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Bags and Minaudières

  • Chanel Fuchsia Pink Lego Clutch Boy Bag NEW
  • Chanel Fuchsia Pink Lego Clutch Boy Bag NEW
  • Chanel Fuchsia Pink Lego Clutch Boy Bag NEW
  • Chanel Fuchsia Pink Lego Clutch Boy Bag NEW
H 4.7 in. D 2.4 in. L 7.9 in.
Chanel Black/Navy Gabrielle Large Hobo Bag New
By Chanel
Located in Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Chanel Gabrielle bag is the latest and most iconic from Chanel 2017 Bag collection. There are multiple ways to carry it as to throw it on the shoulder or across the body etc. It fea...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Yellow Caviar Medium Label Click Flap Bag NEW
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Medium Label Click Flap bag of quilted and smooth yellow grained calfskin leather and gold tone hardware. This limited edition Chanel bag, from the 2017 cruise collection, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Pink Embroidered Lambskin Square Mini Flap Bag NEW
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Square Mini Flap Bag of pink embroidered lambskin leather with ruthenium hardware. This limited edition runway bag has a front flap with CC turnlock closure and an interwov...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Caviar Medium Classic Double Flap Bag NEW
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Medium Classic double flap bag of black caviar leather with gold tone hardware. This bag features a front flap with signature CC turnlock closure, a half moon back pocket, an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Navy Chevron Quilted Lambskin New Medium Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel New Medium Boy bag of navy lambskin leather with silver tone hardware. This bag features a full front flap with the Le Boy CC push lock closure and a silver tone chain link...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Light Beige Medium Label Click Flap Bag NEW
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Medium Label Click Flap bag of quilted and smooth light "nude" beige grained calfskin leather and gold tone hardware. This limited edition Chanel bag, from the 2017 cruise ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Caviar Jumbo Classic Double Flap Bag NEW
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Jumbo Classic double flap bag of black caviar leather and accented with gold tone hardware. The bag features a front flap with signature CC turnlock closure, a half moon back...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel New Travel Line Black Quilted Nylon Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Fukuoka, Kyushu
Chanel Travel Line bag in black quilted nylon. The front has a flap with a CC logo twistlock. The underside of the flap is lined with leather and the inside is lined with fabric with...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Vintage Chanel New Travel Line Black and White Tote bag
By Chanel
Located in Fukuoka, Kyushu
Vintage Chanel Travel Line Tote Bag in Jacquard nylon. Outside has black leather should straps and piping with metal studs on the bottom to protect your bag. Inside has black washabl...
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1990s Tote Bags

CHANEL 2.55 277 Reissue Flap Bag Light Beige New
By Chanel
Located in Tampa, FL
This is an authentic CHANEL 2.55 277 Reissue Flap Bag Light Beige New. It is done in a lovely light beige quilted leather with dull silver toned hardware. The exterior features one f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Handbags and Purses

CHANEL 2.55 227 Reissue Bronze Metallic Flap Bag New
By Chanel
Located in Tampa, FL
This is an authentic CHANEL 2.55 227 Reissue Bronze Metallic Flap Bag New. It is done in a metallic bronze quilted leather with silver hardware. The exterior features one flat pocket...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Handbags and Purses

Chanel Quilted New Line Toiletry Case 219710 Beige Canvas Hobo Bag
By Chanel
Located in Forest Hills, NY
This item will ship out immediately. Previously owned, unless otherwise stated. Date Code/Serial Number: 6453379 Made In: Italy Measurements: Length:9.05 " Width:5.90 " Height:3.93 "...
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20th Century Hobo Bags

CHANEL Boy New Medium navy blue shoulder bag chevron lambskin 2016
By Chanel
Located in Berlin, DE
CHANEL Boy new medium made of navy blue chevron lambskin. The bag is in a very good condition and has minimal signs of use. The delivery includes: - Chanel Boy new medium - Dustbag...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Multicolor Quilted Leather Mini Flap Flower Power New Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
From the Chanel Runway Collection 2015. Printed watercolor effect printed lambskin quilted leather. Includes: Dust bag, authenticity card, care book, and box 3.7"H x 1.8"D x...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Coral Pink Velvet & Leather Quilted Crossbody "Classic New Mini" Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Size: Mini Color: Black,Pink, Style: Classic New Mini Made In: France Fabric Content: Exterior: Velvet Textile; Lining: Leather Item Specifics & Details: Released circa 2014-201...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

NEW ✿*゚Chanel LARGE Black White Plexiglass Resin Hardshell Clutch Handbag Bag
By Chanel
Located in KAOHSIUNG, TW
THIS CHANEL black and white hardshell clutch is so beautiful ! *** New never used ( 8.5 " x 5.25 x 1.8 " ). **** Since this collection hardshell resin bag is possibly the first Ch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Messenger Quilted New Line Travel 228870 Black Nylon Cross Body Bag
By Chanel
Located in Forest Hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 10173876 Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 9" Width: 3.5" Height: 9" Shoulder strap drop: 11"-22" OVERALL GOOD CONDITION ( 7/10 or B ) Includes serial sea...
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20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL Boy New Medium shoulder bag Limited Edition gold lambskin & antique gold
By Chanel
Located in Berlin, DE
CHANEL Boy new medium made of gold lambskin. The bag is in a good condition. On the Hardware are some signs of use. The delivery includes: - Chanel Boy new medium - Dustbag - Origi...
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2010s Tote Bags

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Chanel New Bag For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage or contemporary chanel new bag for your needs in our varied inventory. Our collection includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Gray, Beige and more. Finding the perfect chanel new bag 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 New Bag?

Prices for a chanel new bag can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $280 and can go as high as $44,944, while, on average they fetch $4,459.

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.