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Chanel Triptych Tote Quilted Calfskin
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Wear on base corners, loss of shape on exterior, scuffs and small indentations on base and interior opening trims. Moderate wear and stains in interior, scratches, d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

  • Chanel Triptych Tote Quilted Calfskin
  • Chanel Triptych Tote Quilted Calfskin
  • Chanel Triptych Tote Quilted Calfskin
  • Chanel Triptych Tote Quilted Calfskin
H 8.5 in. W 13 in. D 5 in.
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 Surpique Tote Quilted Leather XL
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate wear on base and opening corners, small marks on front, creasing wear and scuffs on exterior, handles and interior opening trims. Glue stains on opening edg...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Shopping Tote Quilted Calfskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Creasing near base, scuffs on exterior, handles and strap, small indentations on closure trim, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

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 Black Quilted Leather Vintage Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Give yourself a luxurious look with this black quilted leather bag that is stylish and functional. This beauty comes with a well-sized interior that features a small zip pocket and a...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Vintage Tote
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Vintage Tote
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Vintage Tote
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Vintage Tote
H 8.67 in. W 3.15 in. L 10.83 in.
Chanel Ivory Quilted Cotton Club Tote
By Chanel
Located in Long Island City, NY
Beautiful ivory quilted aged calfskin Chanel Cotton Club tote bag. The shoulder straps are dual chain-link with leather. The hardware is silver tone. There's a single exterior slit p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

  • Chanel Ivory Quilted Cotton Club Tote
  • Chanel Ivory Quilted Cotton Club Tote
  • Chanel Ivory Quilted Cotton Club Tote
  • Chanel Ivory Quilted Cotton Club Tote
H 9 in. W 11 in. L 4.75 in.
Chanel Elegant CC Tote Quilted Lambskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Indentations on exterior, wear on exterior edges, flap closure and in interior. Pen marks on rear, scuffs on interior opening trim, scratches and discoloration on ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote 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 Vintage CC Tote Quilted Suede Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear and discoloration on exterior corners, creasing near base and handles. Wear on handles and strap, marks and large runs on interior base, scratches on hardw...
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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 Vintage Pink Quilted Leather Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
Pink quilted leather vintage Chanel tote with gold-tone hardware, dual chain-link and leather shoulder straps, dual slip pockets at exterior, beige lambskin lining, single zip pocket...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel CC Crown Tote Quilted Leather Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Creasing on exterior, wear and discoloration on opening, base corners and in interior. Scuffs on interior opening trim, stains in interior, scratches on hardware. Ac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel CC Crown Tote Quilted Leather Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Loss of shape on exterior, scuffs on interior opening trim. Marks and wear in interior, scratches and tarnish on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measureme...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Vintage Chain Tote Quilted Patent Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate wear, scuffs and marks on exterior, small marks in interior pocket, scratches and discoloration on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurements: Handle...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote 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 Chain Me Tote Quilted Calfskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Minor wear on base corners, handles and in interior, creasing on exterior. Indentations and scuffs on base, scratches on hardware. Accessories...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

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 Vintage Petite Timeless Tote Quilted Patent
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Minor wear on base corners, moderate scuffs, creasing and marks on exterior, slight cracking on side opening corners. Wear and small indentations in interior, s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Boy Chained Tote Quilted Calfskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear on exterior corners, handles and shoulder pads, creasing and scuffs on exterior. Small indentations on base, light wear in interior, scratches on hardware....
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Reissue Tote Quilted Patent East West
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Creasing and wear on exterior and in interior, moderate scuffs on interior opening trim, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Me...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Vintage Chain Tote Quilted Lambskin Mini
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Heavy discoloration and wear on exterior edges and handles, creasing on exterior, minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, Dust...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Vintage CC Tote Quilted Nylon Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing on exterior, wear, scuffs and small indentations on exterior piping, leather trims and handles, splitting and cracking on handle base wax edges. Modera...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Glazed Leather Portobello Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Sophisticated and stylish this Portobello tote from Chanel deserves to be yours! The black creation is crafted from glazed leather and features the signature quilted pattern. It flau...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Chanel Black Quilted Glazed Leather Portobello Tote
  • Chanel Black Quilted Glazed Leather Portobello Tote
  • Chanel Black Quilted Glazed Leather Portobello Tote
  • Chanel Black Quilted Glazed Leather Portobello Tote
H 12.21 in. W 3.94 in. L 16.54 in.
Chanel Vintage Pink Quilted Leather Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
Pink quilted leather vintage Chanel tote with gold-tone hardware, dual chain-link and leather shoulder straps, dual slip pockets at exterior, beige lambskin lining, single zip pocket...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Silver Leather Quilted Shopping Tote
By Chanel
Located in Antwerp, BE
Very good preloved condition Chanel Silver Leather Quilted Shopping Tote This gorgeous Chanel tote is the perfect bag for all your shopping adventures. The gorgeous silver quilted ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

  • Chanel Silver Leather Quilted Shopping Tote
  • Chanel Silver Leather Quilted Shopping Tote
  • Chanel Silver Leather Quilted Shopping Tote
  • Chanel Silver Leather Quilted Shopping Tote
H 9.06 in. W 14.18 in. D 6.3 in.
Chanel Black Quilted Leather Large Ligne Cambon Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Radiate with classic style when you swing this Ligne Cambon tote from Chanel. Beautifully crafted from leather in black, and designed with quilts all over and the CC logo in patent l...
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Early 2000s Tote 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 CC Open Tote Fringe Quilted Canvas Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate wear, creasing and pilling on exterior, minor wear on handle edges and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Handle ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel vintage top handle diamond quilted tote bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel vintage top handle diamond quilted tote bag circa 2001 black caviar leather diamond quilting single rounded top handle fold-over top signature interlocking CC turn-lock faste...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

Chanel Coco Neige Shopping Tote Quilted Shearling Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing and minor scuffs on exterior, scratches n hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Authenticity Card Measurements: Handle Drop 10", Height 10.5", Width 10.5", Dept...
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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 Coco Luxe Shopping Tote Quilted Calfskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear on base corners and handle, creasing and moderate scuffs on exterior and interior opening trim. Scuff, indentations and small stains in interior, scratches...
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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 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 Shopping In Chains Tote Quilted Calfskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear on exterior corners, creasing and indentations on exterior. Minor wear on shoulder pads and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Coco Handle Shopping Tote Quilted Denim Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate discoloration and wear on exterior, scuffs and wear on base, handles, strap, closure trim and in interior opening trim. Indentations on interior openin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Fabric And Leather CC Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Give your wardrobe an instant elegant boost with this stunning tote from Chanel. It has been crafted from black fabric and leather in the signature quilt design and features dual han...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

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 Black Quilted Leather 2.55 Reissue Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We all need a tote that will 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 black leather and...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather 2.55 Reissue Tote
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather 2.55 Reissue Tote
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather 2.55 Reissue Tote
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather 2.55 Reissue Tote
H 6.89 in. W 3.15 in. L 11.42 in.
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 Black Shimmer Quilted Canvas Le Marais Tote
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautiful Chanel Black Shimmer Quilted Canvas Le Marais Tote in very good condition. Black soft quilted shimmery quilted canvas exterior trimmed with silver hardware and two handles....
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote 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 Rita Tote Quilted Glazed Crackled Calfskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing on exterior, minor wear on base corners and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, With Strap Measurements: Handle Drop 5", He...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Coco Neige Shopping Tote Quilted Shearling Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Small mark on closure trim, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 10", Height 10", Width 10", Depth 4" Desig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Chain Infinity Shopping Tote Quilted Lambskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Moderate wear on exterior corners, creasing, wear and scuffs on exterior, handles and straps. Heavy splitting on handle wax edges, wear and stains in interior, scrat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Classic Shoulder Tote
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Classic Shoulder Tote Xupes Reference: HB3917 Serial Number: 3666797 Age (Circa): 1996 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card Authenticity Details:...
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1990s Tote Bags

Chanel Urban Delight Chain Tote Quilted Lambskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear on base corners, scuffs on exterior and interior opening trim, light wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Measurements: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote 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 Crown Tote Quilted Aged Calfskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear on exterior corners and shoulder pads, creasing on exterior, small indentation on front. Light scuffs on interior opening trim, minor wear in interior, scr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel CC Crown Tote Quilted Aged Calfskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Scuffs on interior opening trim, minor glue stains on side opening zipper tape, wear in interior, scratches and tarnish on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Black and Grey Quilted Leather Bucket Tote
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Quilted Leather Bucket Tote is in excellent condition. Simply designed, this classic piece is perfect for daily enjoyment. Black leather is quilted in s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Classic CC Shopping Tote Quilted Calfskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear on base corners and handles, creasing and faint scuffs on exterior, wear and marks in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurements...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel On The Road Tote Quilted Leather Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Heavy discoloration, wear and scuffs on exterior, handles and interior trim. Cracking and splitting on handle and zipper pull wax edges, stains in interior, scratche...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

1990 Chanel Black Quilted Satin Mini Timeless Tote
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Satin Mini Timeless Tote Xupes Reference: HB3116 Serial Number: 1364238 Age (Circa): 1990 Accompanied By: Chanel Box Authenticity Details: Serial Sticker (Made ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Maroon Suede Quilted Leather Duffel Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
GORGEOUS Chanel maroon suede tote in excellent condition. Maroon suede leather exterior with topstitch pattern in the signature diamond shape trimmed with silver hardware. Double w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

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Chanel Quilted Tote For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact vintage or contemporary chanel quilted tote you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Our collection includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Beige, Gray and more. Finding the perfect chanel quilted tote may mean sifting through those that were made during different time periods — popular versions were made as early as the 20th Century and a newer one, made as recently as the 21st Century, can also be found on the site. If you’re browsing our inventory for these accessories, you’ll find that many are available today for women, but there are still pieces to choose from for men and unisex.

How Much is a Chanel Quilted Tote?

The price for a chanel quilted tote starts at $285 and tops out at $12,920, and on average, selling for $1,986.

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 Tote Bags for You

Although part of a modern look, tote bags have been used as handbags since at least 1944, with the launch of L.L.Bean’s “ice bag.” The Maine retailer, then largely known for rugged field coats and hunting shoes, had introduced a big, durable canvas bag that was initially intended to carry firewood or ice. In those days, to keep produce and other foods cool in refrigerators, consumers had to regularly replace the blocks of ice that were doing all the work in their bulky appliances. There was no better bag to help haul big blocks of ice from the trunk of your car to your front door and, subsequently, to your kitchen.

Years later, during the 1960s, L.L.Bean’s Boat and Tote was introduced as an overhauled structured canvas version of the ice bag. Tested to lug up to 500 pounds, the Boat and Tote became a best seller. Also during the 1960s, American designer Bonnie Cashin created the Cashin Carry for Coach. Cashin was Coach’s first lead designer, and she liked leather, large pockets and earth tones. Her modern interpretation of the tote bag introduced a touch of elegance to this increasingly ubiquitous accessory.

In the subsequent decades, more brands debuted their own iterations of the tote bag, from Tory Burch’s Perry leather tote bag to Louis Vuitton’s Neverfull.

Pay tribute to this long and interesting history by browsing the vintage and modern tote bags at 1stDibs. From classic medium-sized Louis Vuitton leather tote bags to authentic Desa 1972 structured shoulder bags, our large selection offers something for special occasions as well as everyday needs.