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Vintage CHANEL lipstick red caviar cosmetic and toiletry pouch. Classic purse.
By Chanel
Located in Kashiwa, Chiba
1990s. Vintage CHANEL lipstick red caviar leather cosmetic and toiletry pouch. Very chic vanity purse. Must have. This is a 90's vintage CHANEL cosmetic purse made out of caviar lea...
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1990s Wallets and Small Accessories

Vintage CHANEL lipstick red lamb leather trapezoid shape tote bag with cc motif.
By Chanel
Located in Kashiwa, Chiba
1980s. Vintage CHANEL lipstick red quilted lamb leather trapezoid shape tote bag with a gold CC plate and chains. Introducing another vintage lambskin CHANEL in hot red color with g...
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1980s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Bronze Metallic Lambskin Reissue 226 Double Flap SHW Bag, Circa 2006
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel Bronze Metallic Lambskin 2.55 Double Flap - SHW - 226 size This beautiful reissue bag has the mademoiselle lock and chain in SHW. It is a spectacular metallic bronze lambskin....
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Early 2000s Handbags and Purses

Chanel Black Patent Leather Quilted CC Logo Cylinder Canister Wristlet Clutch
By Chanel
Located in San Francisco, CA
Chanel black patent leather mini wristlet purse from 2003/2004. Bag has square quilting throughout with CC logos, large CC logo at top. Dangling large gunmetal silver metal CC logo a...
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Early 2000s Clutches

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

Authentic Black Chanel Camelia handbag bag purse
By Chanel
Located in Daylesford, Victoria
Authentic Chanel Black Camelia Clutch or Handbag, double interior, Zipped pocket to one, and in original Box. The Shoulder leather plaited shoulder chain can be folded to the inside,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Authentic Black Chanel Camelia handbag bag purse
  • Authentic Black Chanel Camelia handbag bag purse
  • Authentic Black Chanel Camelia handbag bag purse
  • Authentic Black Chanel Camelia handbag bag purse
H 5.91 in. W 9.26 in. D 3.15 in. L 14.57 in.
Chanel Vintage brown caviar skin cosmetic and toiletry purse vanity bag
By Chanel
Located in Kashiwa, Chiba
1990s. Vintage CHANEL dark brown caviar skin cosmetic, makeup and toiletry purse. Very chic vanity purse from Chanel back in the era. This is a 90's vintage CHANEL cosmetic purse ma...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Lambskin Leather Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Nice Chanel Backpack with one strap in black supersoft lambskin leather. Good vintage condition. With inner pouch Hologram inside Size 26x35
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1990s Backpacks

Reversible canvas shoulder Chanel bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Super Funny Bag from Chanel ( 2006 to 2008 ) Reversible canvas shoulder bag with zebra or white print. Preserved in very good condition. Sold with its dustbag and with its authenti...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

Authentic Chanel Vintage Shoulder Bag Handbag
By Chanel
Located in Daylesford, Victoria
Early Authentic Chanel Handbag, Quilted Black Leather and Chrome trim to outer Zip, CC Logo tab; Inner Labels of “Chanel” and “R” (registered Mark), and also the “Made In Italy” in C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Authentic Chanel Vintage Shoulder Bag Handbag
  • Authentic Chanel Vintage Shoulder Bag Handbag
  • Authentic Chanel Vintage Shoulder Bag Handbag
  • Authentic Chanel Vintage Shoulder Bag Handbag
H 7.88 in. W 9.45 in. D 3.94 in.
Authentic Black Large Chanel Caviar leather handbag bag
By Chanel
Located in Daylesford, Victoria
A Chanel Oyster Leather in Caviar finish, Black Handbag with Gilt trim and the large “CC” to the front. All in excellent, near new condition. The bag has an outer pocket to each end;...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Vintage Chanel Lambskin Jumbo Classic Flap Bag XL Black
By Chanel
Located in Hiroshima City, JP
Vintage Chanel jumbo classic flap bag in excellent vintage condition. Biggest classic in 2.55 Family. This vintage Chanel jumbo classic adds effortless cool to any outfit. Thanks to ...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Coco Cambon Silver Coated Canvas
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Super Funny Bag from Chanel Cambon in Nylon. good conditions 12cm x 20cm
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Chanel Vintage Dark Navy Shopper Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Vintage Chanel small shopper (28x22 cm) in blakc lambskin leather Good vintage condition, some light signs of use Hologram inside, no card or dust bag
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Chanel 2000's Top Handle Small Summer Straw Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Chanel summer bag in straw with front logo. Holgram avauilable. good condition Size 25x23 cm
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

1998 Chanel All Black Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Rare Chanel Collectible All Black bag in black lambskin leather and black hardware. Really good condition for a vintage bag, just some light signs of uses in the leather. Corners a...
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1990s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Chanel Burgundy Caviar Leather Vintage Shopper Bag Triple Logo
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Chanel Vintage Shopper Bag in Caviar grained leather Good vintage condition, signs of wear in the leather. Corners in good condition. hardware used but still shiny Size 30x31 cm
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Chanel Vintage Rigide Vanity Case 90s Caviar Leather
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Vintage Chanel Vanity case in black caviar leatherand golden hardware. Possible to attach a strap and wear it as a shoulder bag Good vintage condition, it has some small signs of ...
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1990s Luggage and Travel Bags

Chanel Vintage Mini Lizard Logo Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Chanel vintage bag in black lizard and golden hardware Sold with card and hologram Size 16x11 cm
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Blue Lizard Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Chanel vintage bag in blue lizard Good vintage condition, some signs of use. leathe ron the front slightly lighter than in the back due to use ( not really noticeable) Chain in goo...
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

Black Nylon Chanel Travel Line Bag with Brossbody strap
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Chanel small nylon bag in logo canvas. Perfect for tarvelling, small and foldable Xith Crossbody Strap 2 zip compartiments Size 24x18 Really good condition just some light signs of wear
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel East West Pristine Condition
By Chanel
Located in Bologna, Emilia Romagna
Chanel East West in white lambskin. Silver hardwares. The bag comes with its original box, dustbag and card. Early 2000 years. Pristine condition. Only light signs of use in the inside.
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel East West Pristine Condition
  • Chanel East West Pristine Condition
  • Chanel East West Pristine Condition
  • Chanel East West Pristine Condition
H 5.12 in. D 1.97 in. L 9.85 in.
2006 Chanel 2.55 Double Flap Bag in Golden Aged Leather
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Nice classical 2.55 Chanel bag in aged Golden leather and rose golden hardware. Style of aged leather Signs of wear in corners and flap of normal use. Hologram inside Size 28x18
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Reissue 227 Grey Leather Pristine Conditions
By Chanel
Located in Bologna, Emilia Romagna
Chanel Reissue 227 double flap in grey distressed leather. Ruthenium hardwares. The bag comes with its original set (box, dustbag and card). Code 14. Excellent conditions.
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Cuba Collectors Item New Never Worn
By Chanel
Located in Bologna, Emilia Romagna
Chanel Cuba new and never worn (still with film oh the hardwares). It's a collector's item and it comes with its box, dustbag and card.
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Cuba Collectors Item New Never Worn
  • Chanel Cuba Collectors Item New Never Worn
  • Chanel Cuba Collectors Item New Never Worn
  • Chanel Cuba Collectors Item New Never Worn
H 6.7 in. D 2.76 in. L 11.03 in.
Chanel Reissue 227 White Leather Very Good Condition
By Chanel
Located in Bologna, Emilia Romagna
Chanel Reissue 227 double flap in grey distressed leather. Ruthenium hardwares. The bag comes with its original set (box, dustbag and card). Code 14. Excellent conditions.
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

2014 Chanel 2.55 Bordeaux Caviar Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bologna, Emilia Romagna
Chanel 2.55 double flap in caviar Color dark bordeaux/brown With dustbag. Perfect condition, like new. Year 2014
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

  • 2014 Chanel 2.55 Bordeaux Caviar Flap Bag
  • 2014 Chanel 2.55 Bordeaux Caviar Flap Bag
  • 2014 Chanel 2.55 Bordeaux Caviar Flap Bag
  • 2014 Chanel 2.55 Bordeaux Caviar Flap Bag
H 5.52 in. D 1.97 in. L 9.85 in.
2009 Chanel Reissue 228 Metallic Blue Leather Pristine Conditions
By Chanel
Located in Bologna, Emilia Romagna
Chanel Reissue 228 double flap in metallic blue leather. Nichel hardwares. The bag comes with its original set (box, dustbag and card). Excellent conditions.
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Vintage CHANEL dark navy lamb leather waist bag, fanny pack with golden chains.
By Chanel
Located in Kashiwa, Chiba
1980s. Vintage CHANEL dark navy lamb leather waist bag, fanny pack with golden chain belt & CC closure. Belt size good for 25.2"~ 28.3" (64cm ~ 72cm). Classic and most popular bag f...
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1980s Belt Bags

2012 Chanel Boy Small Flap Bag Dark Red Ruthenium Hardware
By Chanel
Located in Bologna, Emilia Romagna
Chanel boy small in distressed lambskin dark red. Ruthenium hardwares Year 2012 Dustbag available Pristine condition
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Green and Brown Multicolor Python Snakeskin Cerf Tote Handbag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Green and Brown Multicolor Python Snakeskin Cerf Tote Handbag in very good condition. Multicolor python snakeskin exterior trimmed with antiqued silver hardware. 2 exterior sl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

CHANEL by Karl Lagerfeld Keychain Key Holder Charm
By Chanel
Located in ., FR
Beautiful Authentic CHANEL Keychain Created by Karl Lagerfeld for the "Cruise Runway" of 2013 Made of Métal Colorways: Pink, Silver-tone "CHANEL" engraved at back Measurements: ...
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2010s Wallets and Small Accessories

1990s Chanel Black Leather Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1990s black quilted leather vintage Chanel classic mini flap bag with gold-tone hardware, single chain-link and leather shoulder strap, CC gold-tone turn-lock closure at front flap. ...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel 2014 Coral Velvet Small Medium So Black CC Classic Flap
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Coral Velvet Small Medium So Black CC Classic Flap Year: 2014 So Black Hardware CC Turnlock Closure Classic Interwoven chain Coral interwoven velvet Classic back pocket In...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL Belt With Mini Chanel Purse SZ 80 NEW With Tags
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
100% Chanel authentic guaranteed . Purchased at Chanel store and comes with original receipt with personal info covered. Chanel adjustable belt with mini classic Chanel purse attache...
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21st Century and Contemporary Belts

Chanel Black Velvet Purse
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
A unique black velvet purse from Chanel featuring a fold-over top, silver-plated hardware, a zip-top main internal compartment and a snap fastening. This purse comes in its origina...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets and Small Accessories

WOMENS DESIGNER Chanel clutch with mini purse
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
This is a delightful Clutch Bag with a matching mini purse. An elegant and chic piece to add to any collection, perfect for evening or a stylish daytime outfit. The silver hardware n...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Chanel Red Leather Coin Purse
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Red Leather Coin Purse is in excellent vintage condition. Bright lipstick red leather purse with large interlocking CC stitched on the front. Zippered top wit...
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Late 20th Century Wallets

  • Chanel Red Leather Coin Purse
  • Chanel Red Leather Coin Purse
  • Chanel Red Leather Coin Purse
  • Chanel Red Leather Coin Purse
H 3.5 in. W 5 in. D 1 in.
Chanel Trendy CC Coin Purse Black
By Chanel
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New Dimension: 4.75 x 3.5 x 1.75 in; Drop: 21 in Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets and Small Accessories

Chanel Caviar Boy Zip Coin Purse Yellow
By Chanel
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New Dimension: 4.25 x 3 x 1 in Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets and Small Accessories

Chanel Micro Seed Glass Beaded Evening Purse
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel's wonderfully detailed micro seed beaded evening purse is all hand-beaded from the iconic "House of Lesage". Known for their detailed hand-beaded and hand-embroidered workmans...
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1970s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Chanel Timeless Limited Edition Vintage Naked Clear Purse Transparent Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
As seen on Olivia Culpo! Unique vintage extra large Chanel transparent tote made of PVC and lined with patent leather. Features silver hardware, CC logo zipper detail, diamond stitch...
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1990s Tote Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar French Purse Wallet
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Black Quilted Caviar French Purse Wallet in excellent condition. Black quilted caviar leather trimmed with delicate silver cc logo along front snap closure. Black zipped compa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets

CHANEL c.2007 Brown Quilted Lambskin Leather “8 Knots” Tote Handbag Purse
By Chanel
Located in Thiensville, WI
DESCRIPTION: CHANEL Brown Quilted Lambskin Leather “8 Knots” Tote Handbag Purse Estimated Retail: $2750 Brand / Manufacturer: Chanel Labels: Chanel (Made in France); Hologram w/...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

Chanel Quilted Top Handle Coin Purse With Chain Black
By Chanel
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New Dimension: 4.9 x 3.75 x 1.25 in; Drop: 21 in Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets and Small Accessories

Chanel 19 Flap Coin Purse With Chain Lambskin Black
By Chanel
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New Dimension: 3.3 × 4.7 × 1 in Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets and Small Accessories

Chanel Gold Coated Canvas & Nylon Biarritz GM Tote No. 11 Handbag Purse
By Chanel
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand: Chanel Handles: Coated Canvas and Nylon Shoulder Straps; Drop: 7.5" Measurements: 18" x 6" x 12" Materials: Gold Coated Canvas, Nylon, Silver Hardware Interior: White Text...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Black Lambskin CC Coin Purse Wallet 16l520
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 3283226 Made In: France Measurements: Length: 4.5" Width: 0.5" Height: 3.8" OVERALL FAIR+ CONDITION ( 6.5/10 or BC ) Accessories: None Signs of Wear: Ex...
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20th Century Wallets

Chanel Flap Coin Purse With Chain Calfskin & Gold-Tone Metal Beige
By Chanel
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New Dimension: 3.7 × 4.9 × 1.4 in Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets and Small Accessories

CHANEL Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Purse Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin Purse. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is...
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Navy Flap Quilted Purse Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Navy Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin Purse. The color is Navy. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is V...
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black x White CC Logo Coin Pouch Keychain Purse 1018c2
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 7219696 Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 5" Width: .3" Height: 3" OVERALL GOOD minus CONDITION ( 6.75/10 or B- ) Accessories: Serial Sticker Signs ...
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20th Century Wallets

Chanel Chain Phone Holder with Purse Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Scratches on hardware. Accessories: Box, Authenticity Card, Dust Bag Measurements: Height 7.5", Width 5.5", Depth 1", Strap Drop 22.5" Designer: Chanel Model: C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tech Accessories and Cases

Chanel Black Caviar Leather CC Logo Coin Purse Compact Wallet 862298
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
GOOD CONDITION (7/10 or B) Includes Serial Seal Sticker (Outside) rubs on the edges partially wrinkle (Outside) minor dullness on the whole parts minor stains on the whole parts ...
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20th Century Wallets

Chanel Red Caviar Leather Coin Purse Compact Wallet 824lv52
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: Made In: Measurements: Length: 4.5" Width: .5" Height: 4" OVERALL GOOD CONDITION ( 7/10 or B ) Accessories: Serial Sticker Signs of Wear: Exterior Le...
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20th Century Wallets

Chanel Small Logo CC Caviar Coin Purse Square Compact Wallet 860005
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: peeled off Made In: France Measurements: Length: 4.5" Width: 1" Height: 4" OVERALL GOOD VINTAGE CONDITION ( 6.5/10 or BC ) Signs of Wear: Exterior: rubs, c...
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20th Century Wallets

Chanel Red Cc Lambskin Coin Purse Compact 13cz1025 Wallet
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 3692114 Made In: France Measurements: Length: 4.5" Width: 0.5" Height: 4" OVERALL FAIR+ CONDITION ( 6.5/10 or C+ ) Includes Serial Seal Sticker Sign...
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20th Century Wallets

Chanel Black Caviar Cc Logo Coin Purse Square 15cz1005 Wallet
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 6888844 Made In: France Measurements: Length: 4.5" Width: 1" Height: 4" OVERALL GOOD VINTAGE CONDITION ( 6.25/10 or C+ ) Includes Serial Seal Sticker ...
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20th Century Wallets

Chanel Black Caviar Cc Logo Square Compact Purse 6cz1005 Wallet
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: **27867 Made In: France Measurements: Length: 4.5" Width: 1" Height: 4" OVERALL FAIR CONDITION ( 6/10 or C ) Includes Serial Seal Sticker Signs of We...
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20th Century Wallets

CHANEL Black Caviar Leather Silver Top Handle Quilted Satchel Handbag Purse
By Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel
Located in Thiensville, WI
CHANEL Black Caviar Leather Silver Top Handle Quilted Satchel Handbag Purse Brand / Manufacturer: Chanel Style: Top Handle Bag Color(s): Black Unmarked Materials (feel of): Leather...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

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Chanel Pursed For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact vintage or contemporary chanel pursed you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Beige, Brown, Gray and more in stock now. You’re likely to find the perfect chanel pursed among the distinctive accessories we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 18th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. 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 is a Chanel Pursed?

The price for a chanel pursed starts at $100 and tops out at $1,699,003, and on average, selling for $2,790.

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.

Questions About Chanel Pursed
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    The cost of a Chanel purse depends on its material, rarity, style and condition. On 1stDibs.com, you can purchase a Chanel purse starting from $280.