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Chanel Beige Quilted Lambskin Large Chanel 19 Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Beige Quilted Lambskin Large Chanel 19 Bag SKU: 115380 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Mint Condition Comments: Mint Condition. Plastic on hardwa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Phone Holder Crossbody Bag Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Creasing, heavy scuffs and indentations on exterior, moderate wear on base and opening corners. Wear on strap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Cloudy Bundle Bowler Bag Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Heavy wear, discoloration, creasing and scuffs on exterior and handles, wear and marks in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Chanel Tricolor Single Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing, wear, scuffs and indentations on exterior, marks on rear. light scuffs underneath flap. Minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Du...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Leather Clutch Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bangkok, TH
Authentic Chanel Clutch in black quilted Lambskin. Interior fully refurbished by Chanel store. Original tags preserved but serial sticker removed. Comes with original Chanel box. Ma...
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1990s Clutches

Chanel Vintage Beige Lambskin Quilted Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This bag is sure to draw anyone’s attention because of its vintage look. This tote is crafted from leather. The golden chain woven into beige leather strap adds to its charm. Golden ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Large Shopping Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Large Shopping Bag SKU: 110197 MSRP: USD 5,300.00 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Scuffing to corners. Scratching...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Navy Quilted Lambskin Leather Clutch Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bangkok, TH
1990s Chanel Clutch in dark navy quilted Lambskin. Interior fully refurbished by Chanel store. Original tags preserved but holo sticker removed. Comes with original Chanel box. Mate...
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1990s Clutches

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB4086 Serial Number: 1499900 Age (Circa): 1989 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Authenticity Card Authenticity ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Logo Bowler Bag Quilted Lambskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Wear and darkening on exterior piping, scuffs and creasing on exterior and in interior. Glue stains on exterior logos and zipper tape, minor w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Chanel Black Vintage 90's Quilted Lambskin Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Black Vintage 90's Quilted Lambskin Tote Bag Leather And Chain Top Handle CC Turnlock Closure Interior Zip And Slip Pockets Lambskin Leather Leather Lining Gold Hardware Mad...
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1990s Tote Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor throughout. Moderate wear on exterior corners, faint scuffs underneath flap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, Box Measurements: Handl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Light stains on front flap near closure and underneath flap, small indentations on exterior, light scuffs underneath flap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear and darkening on base and flap corners, small scuffs on exterior, bubbling underneath flap. Indentations on front underneath flap, scratches on hardware. A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Odor in interior. Heavy wear, discoloration, oil slick discoloration, scuffs and indentations on exterior, shoulder pad and underneath flap, wear and small marks in ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Tricolor Double Crossbody Bag Quilted Lambskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear and darkening on base and flap corners, indentations on exterior and on front underneath flap. Scuffs and minor creasing underneath flap, light wear in int...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Classic Double Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Maxi
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Minor wear on base and flap corners, rear pocket edges and strap, light creasing and scuffs on exterior and underneath flap. Indentations and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Citizen Zip Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Jumbo
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Damaged. Odor in interior. Airbrushed, creasing, scuffs and indentations on exterior and underneath flap. Minor wear in interior, scratches and heavy tarnish on zipper har...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Orange Quilted Lambskin Classic Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Orange Quilted Lambskin Classic Mini Flap Bag SKU: 115418 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Mint Condition Comments: Mint Condition. Plastic on har...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Feather Weight Bowling Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Creasing, scuffs and indentations on exterior, heavy wear on exterior corners. Small marks and light wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Acces...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Wear on exterior, shoulder pad and in interior, creasing and scuffs on exterior and underneath flap, bubbling on shoulder pad. Moderate discoloration in interior, sc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Light wear on base and flap corners, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Box, Authenticity Card Measurements: Handle Drop 11", Height 6", Width 10", Depth 3.5",...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Classic Double Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Jumbo
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Damaged. Repainted exterior and strap. Moderate creasing on exterior and underneath flap, moderate darkening on rear and on interior flap, indentations on interior flap, s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Side Packs Crossbody Bag Quilted Lambskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Heavy odor in interior. Heavy discoloration, scuffs and small marks on exterior, strap and underneath flap, creasing on sides and base. Wear and darkening on base co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Metallic Bubble Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Minor wear on exterior corners and in interior, creasing and moderate scuffs on exterior and underneath flap. Small indentations on front underneath flap, scrat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

CHANEL Flap Bag in Black Quilted Lambskin Leather
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Chanel flap bag in black quilted lambskin leather. Silver metal hardware. CC clasp in silver metal and black enamel with snap. Light gray silk inner lining with three flat pockets in...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

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H 8.86 in. D 4.14 in. L 11.82 in.
Chanel Rare Metallic Mesh Quilted Soft Quilted Lambskin Mini Bag Small
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel black mesh chain soft lambskin quilted tote Year: 2008 Antique silver hardware Mesh chain strap with Chanel engraved on base Mesh print large CC zipper pull Grey satin micro...
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Early 2000s Hobo Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Classic Jumbo Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Classic Jumbo Double Flap Bag SKU: 115444 MSRP: 8500.00 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Lambskin Quilted Signature Handle Small Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Black Lambskin Quilted Signature Handle Small Boy Bag SKU: 115438 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Conditi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Medium Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Medium Classic Double Flap Bag SKU: 116401 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Excellent Condition Comments: Excellent Conditi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Lambskin Timeless Clutch Bag Black Quilted Silver Hardware
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL made of black Lambskin Timeless Clutch Bag Black Quilted Silver Hardware. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is ...
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Early 2000s Clutches

Chanel Square Classic Single Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Mini
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate wear on base and flap corners, scuffs underneath flap. Wear and peeling on interior side opening, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurem...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage Front Pocket Camera Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Heavy wear on base corners, strap and in interior, moderate creasing and scuffs on exterior, scratches and tarnish on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, Dust ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage Slit Pocket Shoulder Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Minor wear on base corners, opening corners and handles, creasing, scuffs and small indentations on exterior. Wear and small marks in interior, small glue stain...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Diamond Stitch Boston Bag Quilted Lambskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Heavy creasing on exterior, moderate wear and scuffs on exterior, shoulder pad and handles. Wear and small marks in interior, scratches and tarnish on hardware. Acce...
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21st Century and Contemporary Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

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

Chanel Vintage Diamond Stitch Boston Bag Quilted Lambskin XL
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Wear on base corners, creasing and scuffs on exterior, cracking and peeling on handle wax edges. Bubbling on shoulder pad, heavy discoloration and wear underneath sh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Chanel Vintage Diamond CC Camera Bag Quilted Lambskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Odor in interior. Heavy wear, discoloration and creasing on exterior and strap, scuffs in interior, scratches, heavy tarnish and discoloration on hardware. Accessori...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Perforated Lambskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate wear on base and flap corners, creasing on strap, heavy scuffs underneath flap. Glue stains on opening corners, minor wear and discoloration in interior, sc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Diamond CC Camera Bag Quilted Lambskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Damaged. Refurbished interior. Repainted exterior, wear, creasing and darkening on exterior, wear on strap. Glue stains and separating on opening corners, scratches and ta...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

2019 Chanel Pink Quilted Lambskin Leather Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Pink Quilted Lambskin Leather Mini Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB4040 Serial Number: 27904057 Age (Circa): 2019 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Box, Authenticity Card, Protect...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Rare Blue Medium Hula Hoop Quilted Lambskin Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Limited Edition Classic Flap Hula Hoop Clutch Tote Bag Year: 2013 Silver hardware Quilted Lambskin Leather Classic CC Mademoiselle turn lock Classic back pocket Jacquard fabr...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Timeless Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Timeless Single Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB4078 Serial Number: 1099244 Age (Circa): 1989 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Authenticity Card A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

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

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Leather Medium Bowling Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Leather Medium Bowling Bag Measurements: 13.5" Width x 10" Height x 3.5" Depth This bag is done in black quilted lambskin leather with gold ha...
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1990s Tote Bags

Chanel Red Reverso Quilted Lambskin Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Red Reverso Quilted Lambskin Classic Single Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB4006 Serial Number: 22284917 Age (Circa): 2016 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Protective Felt, Authe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger 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

Chanel Paris-Shanghai Quilted Fan Flap Bag Metallic Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Metallic lambskin leather Chanel Paris-Shanghai Flap Bag with aged gold-tone hardware, convertible leather chain-link shoulder strap, satin lining, single interior zip pocket and mag...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Diamond CC Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate wear, scuffs, indentations and creasing on exterior, underneath flap and in interior, wear and discoloration on strap, scratches and heavy discoloration on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Jumbo Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Jumbo Classic Single Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB4034 Serial Number: 13568227 Age (Circa): 2010 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Authenticity Card, Car...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Coco Shelter Bowling Bag Quilted Shiny Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Light wear on base corners, shoulder pad and in interior, creasing on exterior. Darkening on strap edges, scratches and discoloration on hardw...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hobo Bags

Chanel Quilted Caramel Lambskin Classic Jumbo Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This Chanel Double Flap Bag is made with smooth supple lambskin leather in a caramel color. Featuring dark sliver toned hardware, a metal chain interlaced with leather, an interlocki...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

1996 Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Timeless Belt Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Timeless Belt Bag Xupes Reference: HB3015 Serial Number: 3827043 Age (Circa): 1996 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card Authenticity Details: Seri...
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1990s Belt Bags

CHANEL Diana Flap Navy Chain Shoulder Bag Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Diana Flap Navy Chain Shoulder Bag Quilted made of black Lambskin. The color is Navy. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Vintage ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Soft Lambskin Bubble Quilted CC Bag Top Handle Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Soft Lambskin Bubble Quilted CC Bag Top Handle Tote Bag Year 2006 {VINTAGE 15 Years} 13"W x 8"H x 7.5"D Made in Italy
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Xupes Reference: HB4192 Serial Number: 6098544 Age (Circa): 2002 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag Authenticity Details: Serial Sticker (Made in France) Gender: Ladies Type: Shoulder ...
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Early 2000s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL Full Chain Flap Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Full Flap Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Quilted Black Lambskin Leather Cross Body Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel black lambskin quilted flap Year: 2013 Antique gold hardware CC turnlock closure Classic interwoven chain Lambskin Burgundy interior lining Interior rear open back pocket Int...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Xupes Reference: HB4201 Serial Number: 1945185 Age (Circa): 1993 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Authenticity Card Authenticity Details: Serial Sticker (Made in France) Gender: Lad...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Timeless Fringe Camera Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Xupes Reference: HB4204 Serial Number: 3166799 Age (Circa): 1994 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Authenticity Card Authenticity Details: Authenticity Card, Serial Sticker (Made in I...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

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Chanel Quilted Lambskin Bag For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact vintage or contemporary chanel quilted lambskin bag you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Beige, Brown, Gray and more in stock now. Making the right choice when shopping for a chanel quilted lambskin bag may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 19th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. When shopping for these accessories, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for men or unisex today than there are for women.

How Much is a Chanel Quilted Lambskin Bag?

Prices for a chanel quilted lambskin bag can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $403 and can go as high as $12,920, while, on average they fetch $3,193.

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.