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

Chanel Black Quilted Top, 2000
By Chanel
Located in Nice, FR
Chanel black quilted top from the 2000 ready-to-wear collection. This top features : - Black polyester/silk blend material with quilted design. - Front zippered closure. - Black CHA...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shirts

Chanel Vintage Gold Toned Quilted Links Bracelet 1985
By Chanel
Located in Nice, FR
CHANEL vintage gold toned bracelet featuring two tiered of quilted links and a dangling ball charm with CC logos at the end of the chain. Spring clasp and toggle closure. Marked CH...
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20th Century Link Bracelets

Chanel Lambskin Quilted Leather Medium 19 Flap Bag
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This Chanel handbag is made with supple lambskin quilted leather in black. The bag features signature diamond stitching, gold and sliver tone hardware, a front flap with the signatu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

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 Quilted Lambskin Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Chanel Backpack Vintage Circa 1990's Brown Lambskin Quilted leather detail Front flap with interlocked CC turn lock Drawstring closure at top Gold Backpack style straps Trian...
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1990s Backpacks

Chanel Quilted Ballet Flats
By Chanel
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Chanel Pink/White Ballet Flats with Quilted Detail Pink Lace Front Bow Tie at Round Toe Chanel Logo at Heel Slightly Worn Size 34 - Made In Italy
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoes

CHANEL Quilted Leather Purse
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
This beautiful little CHANEL purse is yellow quilted leather. The interior is lined in beige leather with a small zipped pocket. The jewelery is golden. The chain is gilded metal int...
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1980s Evening Bags and Minaudières

  • CHANEL Quilted Leather Purse
  • CHANEL Quilted Leather Purse
  • CHANEL Quilted Leather Purse
  • CHANEL Quilted Leather Purse
H 6.7 in. D 3.94 in. L 6.7 in.
Chanel Quilted Jacket Shorts Suit
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
Chanel Quilted Jacket Shorts Suit sz.38 Condition is very good.
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2010s Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Chanel Quilted Lambskin Crossbody Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Lambskin Chanel quilted soft leather with magnetic closure and interior double compartments. 2016 Black leather Antique gold hardware Interior zipper pocket 5 charms Interwoven cha...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

1980s Chanel Quilted Magnifier Necklace
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
1980s Chanel quilted gold tone metal magnifier necklace. Can be worn single or double. Comes with original box.
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1990s Pendant Necklaces

  • 1980s Chanel Quilted Magnifier Necklace
  • 1980s Chanel Quilted Magnifier Necklace
  • 1980s Chanel Quilted Magnifier Necklace
  • 1980s Chanel Quilted Magnifier Necklace
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W .5 in. L 37 in.
Chanel Quilted Vintage Raffia Bag
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Be resort ready at all times with this adorable Chanel bag! Circa 1991-1994, this bag is crafted from neutral woven raffia and features Chanel's signature quilted stitching, a pouch ...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Quilted Vintage Raffia Bag
  • Chanel Quilted Vintage Raffia Bag
  • Chanel Quilted Vintage Raffia Bag
  • Chanel Quilted Vintage Raffia Bag
H 6 in. W 2 in. D 5 in. L 7 in.
Chanel Quilted Leather Biker Boots
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel's signature quilted leather capture the essence of the French powerhouse: sophisticated and elegant with a tough-luxe edge, these leather boots have a round toe, a ridged rubb...
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21st Century and Contemporary Boots

Chanel Quilted CC Diamante Clutch Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
A classy pre-owned clutch from Chanel featuring a shiny black exterior with a gold-toned signature interlocking CC detail. The perfect addition to an evening outfit! Measurements: H...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Chanel Quilted Lambskin Leather Luggage Tag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Made in Italy, this beautiful Chanel luggage tag has been made from soft black quilted lambskin leather, this piece is decorated with Chanel's ruthniem-silver hardware on the front a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tech Accessories and Cases

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 Quilted Satin Silk Skirt
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Geneva, CH
Cut in a classic pencil silhouette, this late 80's Chanel black satin silk skirt is expertly quilted to create texture and little dimension. Fully lined in black silk, it fastens dow...
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1980s Pencil Skirts

Chanel Quilted Leather Hooded Parka (1990’s)
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Parka Coat Vintage Circa early 1990's Made in France Oversize fit Black Lambskin Quilted stitch detailing Zipper down front of coat Snap closure...
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1990s Hooded Jackets

Vintage Massive CHANEL Quilted CC Logo Pearl Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage Massive CHANEL Quilted CC Logo Pearl Earrings Measurements: Height: 1.6 inches (4 cm) Width: 1.6 inches (4 cm) Features: - 100% Authentic CHANEL. - Gold tone with quilted C...
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20th Century Clip-on Earrings

Chanel Quilted Lambskin Chain Around Phone Holder Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Quilted Lambskin Chain Around Phone Holder Bag has been hand-finished by skilled artisans in the label's workshop, it is boasting a black quilted lambskin exterior, this desig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Vintage CHANEL Quilted Colourful Camellia Leather Corset Belt
By Chanel
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage CHANEL Quilted Colourful Camellia Leather Corset Belt Measurements: Height: 4.33 inches (11 cm) Will Fit Waists: 26.4 inches (67 cm), 27.16 inches (69 cm) and 28.3 inches (7...
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20th Century Belts

Chanel Quilted Black Leather Latch Front Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Quilted Black Leather Latch Front Tote Bag in excellent condition. Black quilted lambskin leather exterior trimmed with silver hardware, double top handles, and unique woven l...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Quilted Patent Leather CC Zip Organizer Wallet
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Infusing signature touches, this wallet from Chanel has a functional structure brimming with durability. It is crafted with quilted patent leather and comes fitted with a leather and...
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Early 2000s Wallets

Chanel Quilted Leather Cambon Ligne Yen Long Wallet
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Chanel Ligne Yen wallet is carefully designed for everyday use. Crafted from leather, the exterior has an iconic quilt pattern. The wallet opens to reveal a zip compartment and ...
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Early 2000s Wallets

Chanel quilted leather datebook 2009 unused
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Chanel quilted leather datebook 2009 unused...Together with a Chanel paper note book...Chocolate brown soft quilted leather with double pockets (lined in brown faille) on the inside ...
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21st Century and Contemporary For The Desk

Chanel Quilted Coral Leather CC Turnlock Cuff Bracelet
By Chanel
Located in Nice, FR
CHANEL lambskin leather cuff bracelet featuring a gun metal CC turn lock. Stunning coral color, perfect for Spring/Summer ! Embossed on the leather CHANEL B 12 C Made in Italy. Eng...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cuff Bracelets

Vintage CHANEL Quilted Cut Out Plate Double Chain Necklace
By Chanel
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage CHANEL Quilted Cut Out Plate Double Chain Necklace Measurements: Height: 1 inch (2.5 cm) Width: 4.13 inch (10.5 cm) Wearable : 16.53 inches (42 cm) Features: - 100% Authent...
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20th Century Chain Necklaces

Chanel Quilted Patent Leather Wallet On Chain Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Quilted Patent-Leather Wallet on Chain Crossbody Bag has been hand-finished by skilled artisans in the label's workshop, it is boasting a quilted patent-leather exterior, this...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Quilted Caviar Leather Long Bi-Fold Lavender Wallet
By Chanel
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Chanel Quilted Caviar Leather Long Bi-Fold Lavender Wallet. Exceptionally made, this highly sought after and popular piece was produced between 2005 - 2006 under the direction of Kar...
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Early 2000s Wallets

Chanel Quilted Caviar Leather Medium Just Mademoiselle Bowler Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Spacious and lovely, this Just Mademoiselle Bowler bag is from Chanel. It has been crafted from black Caviar leather in their signature quilt pattern and enhanced with silver-tone ha...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Quilted Caviar Leather Small CC Box Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Chanel box flap bag is the perfect accessory to dress up any outfit while remaining classy and minimalist at the same time. Crafted from beige quilted caviar leather, this small...
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2010s Shoulder 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

Chanel Black Quilted Belt
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Take your accessories repertoire to whimsical heights with this vintage Chanel belt. It was designed in 1980, before Karl Lagerfeld had been inducted to creative director of the hous...
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20th Century Belts

Vintage Black Chanel Quilted Gilt Gripoix Cross-body Handbag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Springs, CA
One of the most scarce Coco Chanel handbags - black quilted suede and kidskin lamb leather in a half-moon shape, with a gilt-metal woven leather chain. The chic bag is adorned by lar...
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1980s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Vintage Black Chanel Quilted Gilt Gripoix Cross-body Handbag
  • Vintage Black Chanel Quilted Gilt Gripoix Cross-body Handbag
  • Vintage Black Chanel Quilted Gilt Gripoix Cross-body Handbag
  • Vintage Black Chanel Quilted Gilt Gripoix Cross-body Handbag
H 6.00 in. W 8.30 in. D 1.75 in. L 17.00 in.
Chanel Quilted Emerald Green Silk Evening Clutch with Tassle
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel's rare quilted emerald-green silk-satin clutch has a zipper top and lambskin leather tassel with gold hardware. The edges are finished with lambskin leather piping. The interi...
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1980s Clutches

Chanel Gold Quilted Gripoix Cuff
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Gold Quilted Gripoix Cuff is in wonderful vintage condition from the early 1980’s. A substantial gold tone cuff has signature Chanel quilted pattern. Adorned w...
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Late 20th Century Cuff Bracelets

Chanel Quilted Vintage 1994 Micro Mini Rucksack Black Lambskin Leather Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Quilted Lambskin Vintage 1994 Micro Mini Backpack Rucksack Production Year: 1994, {Vintage 27 Years} Black quilted lambskin leather One small exterior flap pocket with gold C...
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1990s Backpacks

Chanel Quilted Black Caviar Skin Grand Shopper Chain Tote, Golden Hardware
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Quilted Black Caviar Skin Grand Shopper Chain Tote, Golden Hardware Chanel’s Grand Shopping Tote comes in durable black caviar leather and features Golden hardware, This styli...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Vintage Chanel Black Quilted Sunglasses
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
COLOR: Black ITEM CODE: 01450 94305 FRAME MATERIAL: Acetate MEASUREMENTS~ Arms: 130mm Lens width: 56mm Lens height: 50mm Bridge: 17mm COMES WITH: Sunglass case Made in Italy
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21st Century and Contemporary Sunglasses

Chanel Oversize Black Quilted Glasses
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
1980s Chanel oversize black celluloid quilted sunglasses with large side logos. Small fit. Comes with original Chanel box. Minor scratches on frame and lenses.
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1990s Sunglasses

Chanel Quilted Lambskin Waist Belt Bum Bag with Gold Hardware, 1985.
By Chanel
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Chanel Quilted Lambskin Waist Belt Bum Bag with Gold Hardware, 1985. After decades of success for the iconic fashion house, the 1980's sought a new modern approach for the Chanel bra...
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1980s Pouches and Wristlets

CHANEL Beige Quilted Leather Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
For everyday, small tote in beige quilted leather. The jewelry is gold, closed with a zip. The interior is lined in beige monogram "CC" fabric. A large storage space separated in two...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

  • CHANEL Beige Quilted Leather Bag
  • CHANEL Beige Quilted Leather Bag
  • CHANEL Beige Quilted Leather Bag
  • CHANEL Beige Quilted Leather Bag
H 6.7 in. D 4.34 in. L 11.03 in.
Chanel Timeless Quilted Pink Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
We love this CHANEL bag in pink lamb leather. Its trimmings are in pale gold metal. On the flap a double CC clasp, it is lined in pink fabric with a zippered pocket. On the back, the...
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2010s Novelty Bags

  • Chanel Timeless Quilted Pink Bag
  • Chanel Timeless Quilted Pink Bag
  • Chanel Timeless Quilted Pink Bag
  • Chanel Timeless Quilted Pink Bag
H 6.7 in. W 1.97 in. L 9.85 in.
Chanel Black Quilted Ipad Case
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Very classy iPad case from Chanel. In very good condition, it will come with it box. Size 25x20x2 cm. Size of the screen space : 20x15 cm.
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2010s Briefcases and Attachés

  • Chanel Black Quilted Ipad Case
  • Chanel Black Quilted Ipad Case
  • Chanel Black Quilted Ipad Case
  • Chanel Black Quilted Ipad Case
H 7.88 in. L 9.85 in.
Chanel Black Quilted Skirt Suit
By Chanel
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Chanel Skirt Suit. Black Jacket with Button Closure, Quilted Detail & Knee Length A-Line Skirt.
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21st Century and Contemporary Skirt Suits

Chanel Faux Pearl Quilted Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Riverdale, NY
Chanel Faux Pearl Quilted Earrings with clip back fittings from the 1990's. Excellent condition. Approx 1".
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

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Gilt Metal

Chanel Gold Quilted CC Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
These authentic Chanel Gold Quilted CC Earrings are in exceptionally good vintage condition from the late 20th century. Black trim with clip on closure. Pouch or box included.
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Late 20th Century Clip-on Earrings

Chanel Quilted Lambskin Vintage Fanny Pack Waist Belt Bum Bag, 1990s
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel vintage quilted leather fanny pack features gold hardware. 1991 {Vintage 30 Years} Gold Hardware Blue quilted lambskin leather CC logo medallion charm Zippered closure Waist...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Sunglasses
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage Chanel black leather sunglasses with wild quilted details on the side from year 1988. - Made in France. - Measurement: Frame width 5.8 inches. Temple/ Side Arm Height:...
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1980s Sunglasses

Chanel Quilted Black Caviar Leather Small CC Filigree Vanity Case Bag
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This Chanel CC Filigree Vanity Case is made with black quilted caviar leather. Featuring gold toned hardware, an embroidered CC at the front face, a gold toned chain interlaced with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Vintage CHANEL Gripoix Quilted Cuff Bracelet
By Chanel
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage CHANEL Gripoix Quilted Cuff Bracelet Measurements: Height: inches (5.7 cm) Inner Circumference: 7.08 inches (18 cm) Features: - 100% Authentic CHANEL. - Quilted wide cuff b...
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20th Century Cuff Bracelets

Chanel Quilted Silk Print Jacket Blazer with Ruffles Métiers d’Art Collection
By Chanel
Located in Switzerland, CH
BEAUTIFUL CHANEL QUILTED SILK PRINT JACKET DETAILS: Beautiful CHANEL jacket from the luxurious Métiers d’Art collection A true signature item that will last you for many years Fabr...
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Early 2000s Jackets

Chanel CC Quilted Logo Pendant Necklace
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Chanel long chain necklace with CC logo quilted pendant. Very good condition, comes with Chanel box. Only pendant is authentic, necklace added by jeweller. COLOR: Gold MATERIAL: Me...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chain Necklaces

Chanel Gold Quilted Leather Boston Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Smoothly glide from day to night with this versatile Boston bag, expertly crafted from the house of Chanel to provide you with superior design with comfort. This bag is crafted with ...
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Early 2000s Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

  • Chanel Gold Quilted Leather Boston Bag
  • Chanel Gold Quilted Leather Boston Bag
  • Chanel Gold Quilted Leather Boston Bag
  • Chanel Gold Quilted Leather Boston Bag
H 10.63 in. W 6.7 in. L 16.15 in.
Chanel quilted two-tone taffeta evening skirt, circa 1999
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld
Located in London, GB
Chanel quilted two-tone taffeta evening skirt, autumn-winter 1999. High-waisted, interior waist cincher and metal zip closure.
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1990s Skirts

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium O Pouch
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium O Pouch in Like New unused condition. Black diamond quilted calfskin leather exterior with tiny silver CC logo emblem along front and back side sl...
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2010s Pouches and Wristlets

1990s Chanel Black Quilted Waist Bag
By Chanel
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Beautiful 1990s Chanel waist bag with all the classic and iconic Chanel features. Supple black quilted lambskin leather with a zipper across the front. Zipper features a black leathe...
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1990s Wallets and Small Accessories

Chanel Brown Quilted Leather Messenger Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This special Chanel messenger bag is fashioned using brown quilted leather. The structured bag has a classic charm and an impeccable finish. The iconic CC logo on the flap, the comfo...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Chanel Brown Quilted Leather Messenger Bag
  • Chanel Brown Quilted Leather Messenger Bag
  • Chanel Brown Quilted Leather Messenger Bag
  • Chanel Brown Quilted Leather Messenger Bag
H 7.88 in. W 1.58 in. L 9.06 in.
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

  • Chanel Caramel Flat Quilted Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Caramel Flat Quilted Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Caramel Flat Quilted Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Caramel Flat Quilted Shoulder Bag
H 11.5 in. W 2 in. L 17.5 in.
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

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Chanel Quilted For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the vintage or contemporary chanel quilted you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Many people prefer Black, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Beige, Gray and more options on these pages. If you’re looking for a chanel quilted from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 18th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. 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?

The price for a chanel quilted starts at $140 and tops out at $27,750, and on average, selling for $2,677.

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.