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Chanel Be Caviar Tote Quilted Caviar Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing and indentations on exterior, minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 10", Height 8", Width 12.5", D...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Grand Shopping Tote Quilted Caviar
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Moderate wear on base and opening corners, creasing near base, wear on rear pocket opening edge and handles. Broken stitches on side opening corner, moderate wear an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Petite Timeless Tote Quilted Caviar
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate wear and discoloration on exterior corners, opening edges and handles, creasing near base and along opening. Glue stains on side opening edges, small pen ma...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Black Flat Quilted Caviar Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Classic Chanel black quilted caviar bag. No hologram shoulder drop 12". Hologram is missing, mid 90s. Comes with generic dust cover.
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1990s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Black Flat Quilted Caviar Bag
  • Chanel Black Flat Quilted Caviar Bag
  • Chanel Black Flat Quilted Caviar Bag
  • Chanel Black Flat Quilted Caviar Bag
H 10.5 in. W 6 in. L 12.5 in.
Chanel Burgundy Quilted Caviar Leather Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
You will love carrying this fabulous tote from Chanel for your special outings. The burgundy tote is crafted from leather and features the everlasting quilted pattern on the exterior...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Chanel Burgundy Quilted Caviar Leather Tote
  • Chanel Burgundy Quilted Caviar Leather Tote
  • Chanel Burgundy Quilted Caviar Leather Tote
  • Chanel Burgundy Quilted Caviar Leather Tote
H 5.91 in. W 3.94 in. L 13.59 in.
Chanel Berry Caviar Quilted Business Affinity Backpack
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Berry Caviar Quilted Business Affinity Backpack SKU: 111160 MSRP: Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Condition Description: Handbag Condition: Excellent Condition Comments: Excel...
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2010s Backpacks

Chanel Metallic Quilted Caviar Bowler Bag
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
The most adorable Chanel bowler bag! Made of a silver toned metallic caviar leather with signature Chanel quilting and CC logo on the front. Quilting continues onto the back of the b...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Chanel Vintage Grand Shopping Tote Quilted Caviar
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Wear, indentations and moderate creasing on exterior and in interior, wear on handles. Bubbling on inteiror opening, scuffs in interior, scratches on hardware. Acces...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Chic Shopping Tote Quilted Caviar Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Wear and darkening on base corners, wear and moderate loss of shape on exterior, stains on base. Light pilling on zipper tape, minor wear on handles and in interior,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Vintage Chain Tote Quilted Caviar Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Creasing, scuffs and wear on exterior, darkening and wear on exterior corners, fraying on opening stitch. Glue stains on opening edge and in interior, wear on exteri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Beige Quilted Caviar Leather Reissue Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
When it’s Chanel, you know it’s classic! This versatile beige bag by Chanel made of caviar leather is subtle yet super stylish with its gold finish turn lock and braided chain handle...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Beige Quilted Caviar Leather Reissue Tote
  • Chanel Beige Quilted Caviar Leather Reissue Tote
  • Chanel Beige Quilted Caviar Leather Reissue Tote
  • Chanel Beige Quilted Caviar Leather Reissue Tote
H 11.03 in. W 5.91 in. L 14.97 in.
Chanel Just Mademoiselle Bag Quilted Caviar Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate wear on base corners, creasing on exterior, minor wear and marks in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Charms, Authenticity Card M...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Shiva Tote Quilted Glazed Caviar Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing and minor wear on exterior, moderate wear on base corners, scratches and tarnish on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Handle Drop 4.5...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Casual Style Hobo Quilted Caviar Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear on base corners, creasing and scuffs on exterior. Cracking and splitting on strap base and side opening wax edges, scratches and discoloration on hardware....
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Quilted Dark Brown Caviar Leather Tote
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Informations : Brand: Chanel Model : Caviar Tote Year : 2010/2011 Type : Shoulder bag Fabric : Caviar Leather Color: Dark Brown / hardware silver Dimensions : Height: 27 cm; Width...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Quilted Dark Brown Caviar Leather Tote
  • Chanel Quilted Dark Brown Caviar Leather Tote
  • Chanel Quilted Dark Brown Caviar Leather Tote
  • Chanel Quilted Dark Brown Caviar Leather Tote
H 10.63 in. D 8.27 in. L 14.97 in.
Chanel Daily Round Backpack Quilted Calfskin with Caviar
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Damaged. Odor in interior. Repainted exterior. Creasing, wear, darkening and marks on exterior, handle and straps, splitting on strap wax edges, glue stains on strap base ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

Chanel Chic Shopping Tote Quilted Caviar Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear and discoloration on exterior corners and handles, moderate creasing on exterior. Minor scuffs on interior opening trim, wear in interior, scratches on har...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather CC Bag
By Chanel
Located in Antwerp, BE
Good Preloved Condition Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Lambskin Leather CC Bag Classic and elegant, a Chanel bag is a fashion statement to your outfit. Fashioned from luxurious black ca...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

  • Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather CC Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather CC Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather CC Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather CC Bag
H 11.82 in. W 9.85 in. D 5.12 in.
Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Top Handle Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Top Handle Bag is in excellent condition from the early 2000's. Perfectly scaled, this ladylike silhouette is able to transition easily fr...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

  • Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Top Handle Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Top Handle Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Top Handle Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Top Handle Bag
H 9 in. W 12.5 in. D 4.75 in.
Chanel Deauville Bowling Bag Quilted Caviar Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Moderate wear and darkening on base corners and handles, small stain on front base corner, creasing on exterior. Splitting on zipper pull wax ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Chanel Timeless CC Charm Tote Quilted Caviar Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Creasing and wear on exterior, wear and discoloration on handles, strap and opening edges, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 4",...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Urban Delight Chain Tote Quilted Caviar Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Minor wear on base corners, moderate indentations on front, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Measurements: Handle Drop 8", Height 14", Widt...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Timeless CC Frame Tote Quilted Caviar Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Creasing on exterior, wear on exterior, strap and interior opening trim, marks on interior opening trim. Minor splitting on strap edges, moderate d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Timeless CC Shopping Tote Quilted Caviar Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Heavy wear on base corners and handles, creasing on exterior, scuffs on base. Wear and stains in interior, scratches and moderate discoloration on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Wallet on Chain Quilted Caviar
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Moderate wear and discoloration on base corners and flap edges, creasing on exterior. Wear and marks in interior, scratches and discoloration on ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets

  • Chanel Wallet on Chain Quilted Caviar
  • Chanel Wallet on Chain Quilted Caviar
  • Chanel Wallet on Chain Quilted Caviar
  • Chanel Wallet on Chain Quilted Caviar
H 5 in. W 7.5 in. D 1.5 in.
Chanel Timeless CC Expandable Tote Quilted Caviar Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Creasing, darkening, wear and marks on exterior, handles and opening trim. Glue stain on front handle, wear and discoloration in interior, scratches on hardware. Acc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Coco Handle Shopping Tote Quilted Caviar Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Light wear on base corners and in interior, minor creasing on exterior. Small glue stain on interior pocket corner, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel White Caviar Quilted Leather CC Timeless Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Give your wardrobe an instant elegant boost with this stunning Timeless tote from Chanel. It has been crafted from white caviar leather in the signature quilt design and features dua...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel White Quilted Calfskin & Caviar Leather Classic Tote
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL White Quilted Calfskin & Caviar Leather Classic Tote Xupes Reference: HB3919 Serial Number: 24262780 Age (Circa): 2018 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card Authenticity Details:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Blue Quilted Caviar Leather CC Phone Holder Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
An ideal Chanel collectible, this phone holder clutch comes in a leather body and features a quilted design. It features a flap tab accented with the CC logo that reveals a suede com...
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2010s Clutches

Chanel Front Pocket Wallet on Chain Quilted Caviar
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Faint scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, Box Measurements: Height 5", Width 7.5", Depth 1.5", Strap Drop 24.5" Designer: Chanel Model: Front...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Blue Quilted Caviar Leather Petite Shopping Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A timeless creation from the house of Chanel, this shopping tote is full of charm. Crafted from Caviar leather, it features a quilted exterior and the 'CC' logo on the front. The tot...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Business Trip Camera Bag Quilted Caviar Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing on exterior, moderate wear on base corners, cracking on strap base wax edges, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Height 7...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel French Riviera Fold Tote Quilted Caviar Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Moderate discoloration and wear on base corners, creasing on exterior, wear on exterior, handle and in interior. Marks on rear near base and interior opening trim, s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel CC Daily Shopping Tote Quilted Caviar Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear and minor darkening on base corners and handles, creasing on exterior. Light wear and marks in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Strawberry Quilted Caviar Shopping Tote
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Strawberry Quilted Caviar Shopping Tote SKU: 110515 Handbag Condition: Mint Condition Comments: Mint Condition. No visible signs of wear. Final sale. Brand: Chanel Model: Cha...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Timeless Classic Caviar Quilted Tote
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This Chanel Timeless Classic Caviar Quilted Tote is crafted from light beige quilted caviar leather. It features leather woven chain straps with leather shoulder pads, protective bas...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Black Caviar Leather Silver Top Handle Quilted Satchel Handbag Purse
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld
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

Chanel Dark Pink Caviar Quilted Grand Shopping Tote
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Dark Pink Caviar Quilted Grand Shopping Tote in excellent condition. Dark pink caviar quilted leather exterior trimmed with silver hardware. 3 separate interior storage compar...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

Chanel Timeless Jumbo single flap handbag in brown quilted caviar leather, GHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, Paris
Beautiful Chanel Timeless Jumbo Handbag with simple flap in brown quilted caviar leather, gold metal hardware, a golden metal chain handle (new) intertwined with brown leather allowi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Casual Style Hobo Quilted Caviar Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Slight odor in interior. Creasing on exterior, scuffs on base, leather trims, and handle, scratches and minor discoloration on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hobo Bags

Chanel Classic Vintage Beige CC Diamond Quilted Caviar Timeless Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Classic Vintage Beige CC Diamond Quilted Caviar Timeless Clutch This stylish clutch is beautifully crafted of beige diamond quilted caviar leather. The clutch features a poli...
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1990s Clutches

Chanel Classic Vintage Caviar CC Black Diamond Quilted Timeless Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Classic Vintage Caviar CC Black Diamond Quilted Timeless Clutch This stylish clutch is beautifully crafted of black diamond quilted caviar leather. The clutch features a poli...
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1990s Clutches

Chanel Coco Handle Bowling Bag Quilted Caviar Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Minor wear and darkening on base corners and handles, creasing on exterior. Wear, discoloration and stains in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: With...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Chanel Stone Blue Quilted Caviar Leather Petite Timeless Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A stylish tote is an everyday staple for all fashionistas! This Timeless tote from the house of Chanel is crafted from blue leather and covered in its timeless quilt. The piece is eq...
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2010s Tote Bags

2002 Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Vintage Medallion Tote
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Caviar Leather Vintage Medallion Tote Xupes Reference: HB3753 Serial Number: 6795470 Age (Circa): 2002 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card, Care Booklet Authent...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Dark Grey Quilted Caviar Patent Leather Reissue Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Everyone needs a tote that does not only help assist our style but also be durable enough for our shopping sprees. Here's one from Chanel. It comes finely crafted from dark grey Cavi...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Cream/Grey Ombre Quilted Caviar Leather Shopping Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This tote from Chanel is chic and sophisticated! The bag comes crafted from caviar leather and features the signature quilted pattern on the cream & grey ombre exterior. It flaunts t...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Off White Quilted Caviar Leather Timeless Shopper Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A timeless creation from the house of Chanel, this shopper tote is full of charm. Crafted from Caviar leather, it features a quilted exterior and the 'CC' logo on the front. The tote...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Vintage Front Pocket Camera Bag Quilted Caviar Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Repainted exterior edges. Odor in interior, creasing, wear and scuffs on exterior, moderate wear on strap, wear and stains in interior, scratches and heavy discolora...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Globetrotter Drawstring Shopping Tote Quilted Iridescent Caviar Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Creasing on exterior, missing charm on handle base, scuffs on base trim. Wear and marks on handles, peeling on handle wax edges, discoloration and wear in interior, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Rare Maxi Jumbo Quilted Vintage 90s Red Caviar Leather Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Extra Large XL Jumbo Rare Vintage Red Caviar Backpack Year: 1991 {VINTAGE 30 Years} Gold hardware Classic CC turn lock closure Two main interior zippered pockets 11.5 W x 14...
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1990s Backpacks

Chanel Yacht Expandable Zipper Hobo Quilted Caviar Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Creasing on exterior, pilling, moderate darkening and wear along zipper tape, small glue stain on front near opening edge. Discoloration on front logo and handles, m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hobo Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Jumbo Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from caviar leather in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Filigree Vanity Case Quilted Caviar Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Damaged. Odor in interior. Replaced leather strap. Touch up on base corners. Slight peeling on front base wax edge, scuffs and indentations on exterior edges and in interi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cosmetic Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Maxi Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from caviar leather in a quilted design, it bears the signature label on the...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Maxi Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from caviar leather in a quilted design, it bears the signature label on the...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Urban Companion Top Handle Shopping Tote Quilted Caviar Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate loss of shape on exterior, creasing on handle bases, minor scuffs on interior opening trims. Minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Aut...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Vintage Square Pocket Chain Shoulder Bag Quilted Caviar Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Wear and darkening on exterior edges and strap, small stains on side and opening edges, creasing on exterior. Darkening, indentations and smal...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Maxi Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from Caviar leather in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

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Chanel Quilted Caviar Handbag For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage or contemporary chanel quilted caviar handbag for your needs in our varied inventory. Many people prefer Black, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Beige, Gray and more options on these pages. Making the right choice when shopping for a chanel quilted caviar handbag may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 18th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. 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 Quilted Caviar Handbag?

On average, a chanel quilted caviar handbag on 1stDibs sells for $2,699, while they’re typically $320 on the low end and $25,000 for the highest priced versions of this item.

chanel Biography and Important Works

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

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

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

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

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

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

Finding the Right Handbags and Purses for You

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

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

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

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

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

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