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

Chanel Wallet on Chain Quilted Patent
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Moderate wear, scuffs and creasing on exterior, underneath flap and in interior. Marks in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Chanel Wallet on Chain Quilted Patent
  • Chanel Wallet on Chain Quilted Patent
  • Chanel Wallet on Chain Quilted Patent
  • Chanel Wallet on Chain Quilted Patent
H 5 in. W 7.5 in. D 1.5 in.
Chanel, Camera in black patent leather
By Chanel
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: CHANEL - Model: Camera - Condition: Good condition. Minor sign of wear on base corners, Sign of wear on strap, Scratches on hardware - Accessories: None - Measurements: W...
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Late 20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Chanel, Camera in black patent leather
  • Chanel, Camera in black patent leather
  • Chanel, Camera in black patent leather
  • Chanel, Camera in black patent leather
H 6.3 in. W 9.06 in. D 2.37 in.
Chanel Black Camellia Embossed Patent Vinyl Accordion Hobo
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This gorgeous bag is from Chanel and is crafted from camellia-embossed patent vinyl. The bag comes with chain-leather woven shoulder handles, a CC logo at the front, and a satin inte...
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2010s Hobo Bags

Chanel Boy Wallet on Chain Quilted Patent
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Peeling on flap corner, moderate wear on base edges and strap, creasing on base. Creasing, indentations and heavy scuffs underneath flap and on interior pocket, mino...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Red Jumbo Patent Reissue Leather Bag
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Reissue Jumbo Red Patent Leather Bag. Silver Chain. Can be worn crossbody or doubled as a shoulder bag. Excellent like new condition. Guaranteed authentic.
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage Timeless Vanity Case Patent Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
These are professional pictures of the actual item offered by Rebag. Condition: Fair. Heavy wear, scuffs, loss of luster and stains on exterior, creasing and scuffs on handle, strap...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

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 White Patent Leather Large Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
Chanel White Patent Leather Large Boy Bag with patent leather, white-tone hardware, white leather trim, interior zip pockets, white patent lining, dual top handles, chain-link should...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Tweed Petals Camellia Flap Bag Patent Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Fraying on front embellishment edges, minor wear and marks on exterior. Moderate scuffs and creasing underneath flap and on interior opening trims, scratches on hard...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Vintage Early 2000s Chanel Yellow Patent “CC” Handbag
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Mint condition vintage early 2000s Chanel yellow patent leather with “CC” handbag. - Kiss lock closure. -Full package with card, sticker and booklet -Brown silk interior wit...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Patent Leather Supermodel Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Quilted Patent Leather Supermodel Flap Bag SKU: 111184 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Marks to inside flap. Small dimple to paten...
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Early 2000s Structured 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 Classic Double Flap Bag Quilted Patent Maxi
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Odor in interior. Creasing and light wear on exterior, small marks on rear pocket and in interior. Minor suffs underneath flap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Patent CC Duffle Boston Bag 1996
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
A classic Bowler bag made in the bold and statement black patent leather, this Chanel bag is everything that is highly functional and also extremely stylish. With a gold-tone top zip...
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1990s Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Chanel XXL Burgundy Patent Mademoiselle
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel xxl burgundy patent leather mademoiselle bag with silver tone hardware. Collection 2011. Shoulder drop 8". Comes with hologram and generic dust cover.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage CC Chain Flap Bag Quilted Patent Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Creasing, loss of luster, wear and scuffs on exterior, discoloration and marks underneath flap. Cracking on flap corners, scratches and discolorati...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Patent Leather East West Reissue Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Patent East West Reissue Flap Bag is in pristine condition. Just the right size for day or evening, this versatile Chanel adds dimension to any wardrobe....
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Boy Brick Flap Bag Patent and Plexiglass Mini
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate wear on base and flap corners, slight discoloration on exterior. Creasing and scuffs on exterior and underneath flap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Au...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Patent Leather Double Flap Envelope Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Patent Leather Double Envelope Bag is in excellent vintage condition from the late 1980's- early 1990's. The elegant silhouette is a true classic and a g...
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Late 20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Quilted Patent Leather Wallet On Chain Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Quilted Patent-Leather Wallet on Chain Crossbody Bag has been hand-finished by skilled artisans in the label's workshop, it is boasting a quilted patent-leather exterior, this...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage Chain Lunch Box Bag Quilted Patent Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Scuffs and wear on exterior, in interior and strap, scratches and discoloration on hardware. Accessories: With Strap Measurements: Handle Drop...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Black Patent Leather 2 way Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Black Patent Leather 2 way Classic Flap Shoulder Bag in very good condition. Black quilted patent leather exterior trimmed with silver hardware. 2 separate compartments each w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Blue Ombré Quilted Patent Leather & Aged Calfskin Small Gabrielle Hobo
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Blue Ombré Quilted Patent Leather & Aged Calfskin Small Gabrielle Hobo SKU: 112458 MSRP: USD 5,000.00 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Condition Description: Handbag Condition: Ve...
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2010s Hobo Bags

Chanel Red Quilted Patent Leather Medium Just Mademoiselle Bowling Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Spacious and captivating, this Just Mademoiselle Bowling bag is from Chanel. It has been crafted from red patent leather and features the iconic quilted pattern. It is equipped with ...
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2010s Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Chanel Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag Quilted Crinkled Patent Jumbo
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Damaged. Creasing on exterior, peeling and stickiness on flap and strap, cracking on strap. Heavy creasing, stickiness and peeling underneath flap, wear and marks in inter...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Bright Red Micro Mini Patent Leather Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Small Chanel red patent leather quilted sparkle flap. 2005 {VINTAGE 16 Years} Gold hardware Bijoux chain Red lambskin lined interior One small interior pocket Strap Drop: Single 7” ...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Patent Leather Quilted Single Flap Maxi Classic Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Patent Leather Quilted Single Flap Maxi Classic Bag **PLEASE NOTE, this bag is a Press sample and has a PRESS stamp stitched to the inside pocket** Made In: France Yea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Blue Patent Leather Quilted Jumbo Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Blue Patent Leather Quilted Jumbo Classic Double Flap Bag SKU: 111808 MSRP: USD 8,500.00 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Condition Description: Handbag Condition: Very Good Cond...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

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

Chanel Ritz Shoulder Bag Convertible Clutch Black Matelasse Patent Leather
By Chanel
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
This authentic and preowned Ritz convertible clutch bag was made by Chanel. It features three compartments: one large pocket under the front flap, one large framed center pocket that...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Red Quilted Patent Leather Jumbo Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Red Quilted Patent Leather Jumbo Classic Double Flap Bag SKU: 111174 MSRP: USD 7,400.00 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Discoloration ma...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Bronze Patent Leather Quilted Single Flap Jumbo Classic Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Bronze Patent Leather Quilted Single Flap Jumbo Classic Bag **PLEASE NOTE, this bag is a Press sample and has a PRESS stamp stitched to the inside pocket** Made In: France Y...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Model: Medallion Tote Quilted Patent
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Damaged. Odor in interior. Tear on rear handle base. Moderate peeling on base corners, creasing, wear, scuffs, marks and loss of luster on exterior and handles. Moderate s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel, Boy in green patent leather
By Chanel
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: CHANEL - Model: Boy - Condition: Good condition. Minor sign of wear on base corners, Slight marks on interior, Scratches on hardware - Accessories: Dustbag, Authenticity...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel, Boy in green patent leather
  • Chanel, Boy in green patent leather
  • Chanel, Boy in green patent leather
  • Chanel, Boy in green patent leather
H 6.3 in. W 9.85 in. D 3.15 in.
Chanel XXL Red Patent Mademoiselle Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel xxl red patent leather mademoiselle bag with silver tone hardware. Darkening is visible throughout the bag, please refer to photos. it looks like a degrade' design. Collection...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black & White Striped Patent Leather Wallet On Chain WOC
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
From the Resort 2014 Collection; Chanel Wallet on Chain Striped Patent, crafted from black and white striped printed patent Calfskin leather, features woven-in leather chain strap, i...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel black boy patent leather handbag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel black boy patent leather handbag Still with card Measurements: widht 21 cm height 14 cm depth 4,5 cm
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Patent Reissue Black Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This reissue collection shoulder bag from Chanel comes in classic patent black with a golden chain. Mix of gold and ruthenium hardware. The shoulder drop is 12 inches and the bag can...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Patent Reissue Black Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Patent Reissue Black Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Patent Reissue Black Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Patent Reissue Black Shoulder Bag
H 7.5 in. W 4.5 in. L 11.5 in.
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Patent Vanity Shoulder Crossbody Quilted Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Patent Vanity Shoulder Bag 1991 {VINTAGE 30 Years} Gold hardware Classic Interwoven top handle Detachable classic interwoven chain strap Patent leather...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Limited Edition Electric Neon Blue Puzzle Patent Grand Shopping Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Electric blue patent leather puzzle tote with large hanging CC charm Year: 2009 {VINTAGE 12 Years} Gold hardware Puzzle stitched design detail Double interwoven patent chain strap I...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Supermodel Super Rare Quilted Black Patent Leather Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Small Chanel quilted patent leather flap with classic back pocket 2005 {VINTAGE 16 Years} Silver hardware Interwoven chain Interior centered zippered pocket Black nylon interior li...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Blue Quilted Ombré Patent & Aged Calfskin Gabrielle Wallet on Chain
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Blue Quilted Ombré Patent & Aged Calfskin Gabrielle Wallet on Chain SKU: 112332 MSRP: USD 2,700.00 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Condition Description: Handbag Condition: Exce...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Supermodel Super Rare Quilted Black Patent Leather Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Small Chanel quilted patent leather flap with classic back pocket 2005 {VINTAGE 16 Years} Silver hardware Interwoven chain Interior centered zippered pocket Black nylon interior li...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Double Split Frame Runway Black Patent Leather Cross Body Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel double patent leather split frame limited edition runway bag 2007 {VINTAGE 14 Years} Silver hardware Two large coin purse detail design Raised CC Stitched Logo Interior black...
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Early 2000s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Patent Vanity Shoulder Crossbody Quilted Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Patent Vanity Shoulder Bag 1991 {VINTAGE 30 Years} Gold hardware Classic Interwoven top handle Detachable classic interwoven chain strap Patent leather...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Hot Pink Ombre Patent Leather Brick Flap Crossbody Convertible Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel runway limited edition pink patent leather lego brick flap Year: 2014 Silver hardware One centered credit card slot Pink nylon lining Classic back pocket Strap Drop 24” Cross...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage Woven Fabric & Patent Leather Diamond Stitch Camera Bag (2011)
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This vintage 2011 Chanel Camera Bag is constructed in woven fabric and patent leather with the signature diamond pattern stitch. Featuring a black and white cross diamond woven exter...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Marine Foncé Quilted Patent Leather Reissue Double Compartment Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Marine Foncé Quilted Patent Leather Reissue Double Compartment Flap Bag SKU: 110490 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Tarnishing to hardwa...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Petite Timeless Tote Quilted Patent
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Loss of luster, wear, creasing, scuffs and marks on exterior and opening trims. Loose thread on front handle base, wear, creasing, scuffs, indentat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Black and White Patent Leather Shoulder Strap bag
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
Length: 23cm Height: 20cm Width: 7cm Double Straps: 25cm Single Strap: 47cm Year: 2000 to 2002. Condition: Good with vintage imperfections.
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel CC Chain Tote Perforated Patent Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Moderate wear, loss of luster, creasing and marks on exterior, bubbling on interior trim. Wear in interior, indentations on interior base, scratche...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Vintage Grand Shopping Tote Quilted Patent
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Heavy wear and discoloration on opening corners, moderate wear, scuffs and indentations on exterior, opening trim, and in interior, scratches and tarnish on hardware...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel CC Eyelet Tote Quilted Patent Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Light scuffs on exterior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, Dust Bag, Box Measurements: Handle Drop 9.5", Height 7.5", Width 10.5", Depth 4...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

  • Chanel CC Eyelet Tote Quilted Patent Small
  • Chanel CC Eyelet Tote Quilted Patent Small
  • Chanel CC Eyelet Tote Quilted Patent Small
  • Chanel CC Eyelet Tote Quilted Patent Small
H 7.5 in. W 10.5 in. D 4 in.
Chanel Reverso Boy Chain Tote Patent Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Minor wear and creasing on exterior, marks and scuffs on interior opening, wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Authenticity Card, Bo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Vintage 90s Chanel Black Patent Leather Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage 90s Chanel black patent leather shoulder flap bag. - Hardware: Black metal. - Measurements: Length: 28cm. Height: 17cm. Width: 8cm. Strap Drop: 51cm.
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Camera Mini Quilted Vintage Rare Beige Nude Patent Cross Body Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Camera Mini Quilted Vintage Rare Beige Nude Patent Cross Body Bag Year: 1994 {VINTAGE 27 Years} Amazing color for this vintage camera bag / vanity bag. Very rare only one of ...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Rare Mini Classic Patent Flap Bag Silver Hardware Vintage
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Black Quilted Rare Mini Classic Patent Flap Bag Silver Hardware Vintage The bag features a light gold chain link leather threaded cross body shoulder strap and a light gold t...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Long Rare Vintage Patent Leather Classic Flap Bag Bijoux Chain Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Small Chanel patent leather quilted flap 2005 {VINTAGE 16 Years} Gold hardware Bijoux chain Two small interior pockets Strap Drop: Single 14.5” Double 8” 4.5” H x 9” W x 2.5” D Mad...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Triple CC Tote Perforated Patent Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Exterior Material: Patent Leather Exterior Color: Black Interior Material: Leather Interior Color: Black
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

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Chanel Patent Bags For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of chanel patent bags for sale on 1stDibs. Many people prefer Black chanel patent bags, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Red, Blue and more options on these pages. Finding the perfect accessories for you may mean sifting through those that were made during different time periods — popular versions of these 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. If you’re browsing our inventory for these accessories, you’ll find that many are available today for women, but there are still pieces to choose from for men and unisex.

How Much are Chanel Patent Bags?

On average, chanel patent bags on 1stDibs sell for $2,500, while they’re typically $190 on the low end and $14,340 for the highest priced versions of these items.

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.