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Chanel Classic Flap Vintage Fringe Quilted Jumbo Maxi Jean Blue Denim Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Quilted Jumbo Maxi Jean Blue Denim Classic Flap 1991 {VINTAGE 30 Years} -Gold tone hardware -Oversized vintage CC turnlock -Denim blue quilted canvas -Classic inter...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black quilted Miniature Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel miniature black lambskin quilted leather shoulder bag measures 5 1/2" in height, 7 1/4" in length, 2 1/2 in width. Leather straps measures 20 1/2" in height. The exterior ...
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

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H 5.50 in. W 2.50 in. L 7.25 in.
Chanel Vintage Quilted Double Chain Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Quilted Double Chain Shoulder Bag circa 2006 black patent leather leather and chain-link shoulder strap quilted finish foldover top signature interlocking CC turn-loc...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL black quilted patent leather MADEMOISELLE Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Zürich, CH
Chanel shoulder bag in black quilted patent leather with silver-tone CC and chain. Open pocket on the outside back. Two open pocket on each side with a zipper pocket in the middle. L...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder 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 Quilted Nylon Shoulder Bag Medium
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
CHANEL Nylon Quilted Tweed on Stitch Zip Tote Bag. Black nylon with diamond quilted stitches of tweed. Gold chain link shoulder straps hanging gold Chanel CC pendant. Zipper opens ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Caramel Flat Quilted Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel caramel flat quilted shoulder bag with turncock clasp. Collection 2009. Shoulder drop 9". Hologram, booklet and generic dust cover. Very good Condition, Minor mark at lining.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

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H 11.5 in. W 2 in. L 17.5 in.
CHANEL Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Vinta...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

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

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

CHANEL Caviar Chain Shoulder Shopping Tote Bag Black Quilted
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Caviar Chain Shoulder Bag Shopping Tote Black Quilted. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary. The y...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder 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

2014 Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Timeless Foldover Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Timeless Foldover Shoulder Bag Xupes Reference: HB3541 Serial Number: 19377834 Age (Circa): 2014 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag Authenticity Details: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Burgundy Caviar Leather Square Quilted Shoulder Bag Tote
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
BEAUTIFUL Chanel quilted burgundy caviar leather shoulder bag tote in excellent condition. Square quilted burgundy caviar leather exterior trimmed with silver hardware and 2 large e...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Chain Around Accordian Purple Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Company-Chanel Model-Enchained Accordian Chain around Shoulder Bag Color-Purple Date Code-21423454 Material-Glazed Quilted Calfskin Measurements-11.5" x 5.25" x 9" Strap-10" Outsid...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL burgundy quilted wool JERSEY CLASSIC FLAP Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Zürich, CH
Chanel Vinatge shoulder bag in raisin wool jersey featuring light gold-tone chain strap and CC turn-lock. Lined in burgundy calfskin with on ezipper pocket against the back and one o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel camel brown quilted leather VINTAGE TORTOISESHELL STRAP Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Zürich, CH
Chanel quilted shoulder bag camel leather with faux tortoiseshell handles. Closes with a zipper. Lined in cognac faux leather with one zipper pocket against the back and one against ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder 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 Microfiber Acqua Blue Nylon Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Soft Chanel microfiber acqua flap Year: 2012 Silver hardware Interwoven chain Interlocking CC clasp Interior zipper closure Interior center zippered pocket Strap drop: Single 19" Do...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

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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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Jumbo 11" Chain Shoulder Bag Black Vertical Quilted Lamb
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Jumbo 11" Chain Shoulder Bag Black Vertical Quilted Lamb. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Vintage / Classi...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap 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 Vintage Black Quilted Patent Leather Reissue Flap Bag XL Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Patent Leather Reissue Flap Bag XL Shoulder Bag Spacious carry-all version of the classic Chanel Reissue Flap Bag featured in the XL size, rendered in b...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap 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 Diana Chain Flap Shoulder Crossbody Bag Black Quilted Lamb
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Diana Flap Chain Shoulder Bag Crossbody Black Quilted Lamb. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Vintage / Clas...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Caviar Chain Shoulder Shopping Tote Bag Black Quilted Purse
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Caviar Chain Shoulder Bag Shopping Tote Black Quilted Purse. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary....
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Diana Chain Flap Shoulder Bag Black Quilted Purse Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Diana Flap Chain Shoulder Bag Black Quilted 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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1990s Structured Shoulder 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 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 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 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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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

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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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Suede Diamond Quilted Jumbo Business Affinity Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This Chanel classic is made with black suede with leather finishes. Featuring a sturdy black leather top handle, black leather trim, a signature interlocking CC clasp closure, a gold...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Boy Chain Shoulder Bag Black Flap Quilted Leather Crossbody
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Boy Chain Shoulder Bag Black Quilted Flap Leather Crossbody. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary....
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2010s Structured Shoulder 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 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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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap 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 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 Small Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap 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 Small Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap 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 Caviar Chain Shoulder Shopping Tote Bag Black Quilted Purse
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Caviar Chain Shoulder Bag Shopping Tote Black Quilted Purse. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary....
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

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 Quilted Satin Shoulder Bag (1991-1994)
By Chanel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage satin quilted shoulder bag by Chanel Circa 1991-1994 Black quilted satin CC stitched on front Gold tone hardware All-metal chain shoulder strap Snap closure Decorative sid...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Chanel 1990s White Goatskin Quilted Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Carry around a rare piece of vintage history courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld! Circa late 1990s, this large Chanel shoulder bag is made of soft opaque white goatskin leather and is stitche...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Rare 1991 Vintage Quilted Black Lambskin Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare 1991 Vintage Lambskin Quilted Classic Flap Bag 1991 {VINTAGE 30 Years} Gold hardware CC Turnlock Closure Texturized stud hardware Classic flap back pocket Quilted Leathe...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Timeless shoulder bag in beige quilted jersey with silver hardware
By Chanel
Located in Paris, Paris
Lovely Timeless bag in beige jersey , silver metal hardware, silver metal handle intertwined with beige jersey allowing a hand or shoulder support. Padded flap closure, silver metal ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Braid Quilted Small Black Distressed Lambskin Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Lady Braid Quilted Distressed Quilted Lambskin Small Classic Flap Bag 2006 {VINTAGE 15 Years} Silver hardware Soft diamond quilted distressed lambskin leather Top handle is ...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Rare 1991 Vintage Quilted Black Lambskin Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare 1991 Vintage Lambskin Quilted Classic Flap Bag 1991 {VINTAGE 30 Years} Gold hardware CC Turnlock Closure Texturized stud hardware Classic flap back pocket Quilted Leathe...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Cambon Quilted Lambskin Camellia No. 5 Flap Black Leather Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
CC Chanel Camelia 5 Black on Black Lambskin Flap 2005 {VINTAGE 16 Years} Silver hardware Magnetic tab flap closure Patent leather piping and CC logo detail Black camelia flower Inte...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Shoulder bag in black quilted leather and gold hardware
By Chanel
Located in Paris, Paris
Beautiful Chanel Timeless/Classique handbag with double flap in black quilted lambskin leather, gold-tone metal hardware, a gold-tone metal chain handle intertwined with black leathe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Mini square shoulder bag in black quilted leather, Silver hardware
By Chanel
Located in Paris, Paris
Gorgeous Chanel Timeless extra Mini rectangle in navy blue quilted leather, silver metal chain handle intertwined with night blue leather allowing a hand or shoulder or shoulder stra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic shoulder bag in blue quilted leather and silver hardware
By Chanel
Located in Paris, Paris
Lovely Chanel Classic Blue Coated Leather Handbag, Antique Silver Metal Shoulder Chain for shoulder or crossbody support. Flap closure -- magnetic DC clasp. Grey canvas interior with...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Caviar Leather Shoulder Bag with Gold Hardware
By Chanel
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Caviar Leather Shoulder Bag with Gold Hardware, 1996 - 1997. Crafted from the classic and Chanel's most durable black caviar leather, this Chanel Logo sh...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Handbag - Black Alligator Quilted Silk Gold Chain Reissue Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in San Francisco, CA
Rare CHANEL mini reissue shoulder bag comes in an alligator texture quilted silk satin and features yellow gold tone hardware, double chain shoulder strap, double flap closure, and b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Red Quilted Lambskin Leather "CC" Rhinestones Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage 80s Chanel classic red quilted lambskin leather flap shoulder bag. Featuring gold toned "CC" rhinestones flap, snap button closure, gold chain with red leather shoulder st...
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel 90's Vintage Diamond Quilted CC Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage 90's Diamond Quilted CC Shoulder Bag Year: circa 1992 leather diamond quilting signature interlocking CC turn-lock fastening gold-tone hardware large tassel detail t...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Chanel CC Accordion Shoulder Bag Quilted Lambskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Loss of shape on exterior. Moderate scuffs and wear on exterior, handle and interior opening, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Measurements...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Rare Chanel 2.55 "Coco Chanel" shoulder bag in brown printed quilted canvas, GHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, Paris
Collector’s Coin/ Limited Edition Coco Chanel Beautiful Chanel Timeless 2.55 handbag with double flap in brown printed quilted canvas, gold metal hardware, a gold metal chain handle...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Casual Riviera Chain Shoulder Bag Quilted Calfskin
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate wear on base and opening corners, darkening on base. Cracking on shoulder pad wax edges. Scuffs on interior opening, minor wear in interior, scratches on ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

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Chanel Quilted Shoulder Bag For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact vintage or contemporary chanel quilted shoulder bag you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Many people prefer Black, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Brown, Gray and protectString (more) options on these pages. You’re likely to find the perfect chanel quilted shoulder bag 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. Finding a chanel quilted shoulder bag for sale for women should be easy, but there are 64 pieces available to browse for men as well.

How Much is a Chanel Quilted Shoulder Bag?

On average, a chanel quilted shoulder bag on 1stDibs sells for $3,753, while they’re typically $686 on the low end and $12,920 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.