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Chanel Beije Reissue Bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel Beije Reissue Bag gold tone with nude leather shoulder chain
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Multicolor Tweed Reissue Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Multicolor Tweed Reissue Flap Bag SKU: 118316 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Light discolorat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Bags and Minaudières

Chanel Black Leather Reissue Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
Chanel Black Leather Reissue Shoulder Bag with leather, gold-tone hardware, interior slip pocket, dual top handle and flap closure. 47244MSCÂ
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20th Century Shoulder Bags

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Chanel Patent Reissue Black Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This reissue collection shoulder bag from Chanel comes in classic patent black with a golden chain. Mix of gold and ruthenium hardware. The shoulder drop is 12 inches and the bag can...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Patent Reissue Black Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Patent Reissue Black Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Patent Reissue Black Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Patent Reissue Black Shoulder Bag
H 7.5 in. W 4.5 in. L 11.5 in.
Chanel Metallic Bronze Jumbo Reissue Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel bronze metallic 2.55 reissue jumbo classic flap bag. Ruthenium hardware. Shoulder drop, 9.5"/19"L. Can be carried on the shoulder, elbow, or cross body. Comes with hologram, i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Silver Mini Reissue Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel mini reissue silver cross body bag. Super limited edition. Shoulder drop 24". Comes with original dust cover.
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Early 2000s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Metallic Reissue Jumbo Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel dark gold metallic reissue jumbo flap with ruthenium hardware. Very good condition. Shoulder drop 11'/20". Chanel collection 2006/2008. Comes with hologram and original box
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Metallic Lavender Reissue Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel lavender metallic accordian reissue flap. Shoulder drop 11"/20". Comes with hologram.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Distressed Reissue Jumbo Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel black distressed metallic reissue jumbo classic flap bag. Gold tone hardware. Shoulder drop, 9.5"/19"L. Can be carried on the shoulder, elbow, or cross body. Comes with hologr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Gold Mini Reissue Runway Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Gold Mini Reissue Flap Bag is a runway piece in pristine condition. Encrusted with tiny gold flecks and quilted in signature Chanel diamond pattern. Gold tone...
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2010s Evening Bags and Minaudières

  • Chanel Gold Mini Reissue Runway Flap Bag
  • Chanel Gold Mini Reissue Runway Flap Bag
  • Chanel Gold Mini Reissue Runway Flap Bag
  • Chanel Gold Mini Reissue Runway Flap Bag
H 4.5 in. W 5.5 in. D 3 in.
Chanel Black Velvet Reissue Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Chanel Reissue is a buy that is worth every bit of your splurge. Exquisitely crafted from black velvet into an adorable shape, it carries the iconic Mademoiselle lock on the fla...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Black Velvet Reissue Flap Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Black Velvet Reissue Flap Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Black Velvet Reissue Flap Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Black Velvet Reissue Flap Shoulder Bag
H 5.52 in. W 1.19 in. L 11.82 in.
Chanel Pastel Tricolor Fabric Reissue Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Tricolor Fabric Reissue Flap Bag is in excellent condition. It is a beautiful version of the iconic reissue in feminine pastel colors. Grosgrain fabric is quil...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Purple Metallic Maxi Reissue Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel limited edition maxi reissue double flap with extra thick silver chain. Purple metallic distressed leather. Shoulder drop 10"/18". Comes with hologram and original dust cover.
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Reissue Camera Bag Quilted Denim Vertical
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Creasing, minor wear and discoloration on exterior, light creasing and wear on strap. Wear in interior, scratches and slight discoloration on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Black Silver Sequin Reissue Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel striped black and silver reissue sequins shoulder bag. Shoulder drop 10"/17". Comes with booklet, id card, hologram and original dust cover.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Multicolored Tweed Reissue Medium Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Multicolored Tweed Reissue Flap Bag is in excellent plus condition. The Reissue in tweed is lovely and sophisticated in a spectacular fusion of color. Black,...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Pink Tweed Reissue Crossbody Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Long Island City, NY
Rare one of a kind Chanel pink tweed crossbody bag with pink interior is a seasonal item in excellent condition. This can be worn crossbody or with the straps shorten, it can be worn...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Light Bronze Reissue Jumbo Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This Chanel 2.55 Reissue Size 227 bag comes in a metallic light bronze tone. The classic chain has a shoulder drop of 11 inches. The bag comes with the inventory card, booklet and Ch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Light Bronze Reissue Jumbo Flap Bag
  • Chanel Light Bronze Reissue Jumbo Flap Bag
  • Chanel Light Bronze Reissue Jumbo Flap Bag
  • Chanel Light Bronze Reissue Jumbo Flap Bag
H 7.5 in. W 3.5 in. L 12.5 in.
Chanel Black Reissue Gold Jumbo Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel jumbo reissue double-flap bag. Black distressed leather and gold tone hardware metal. Can be worn cross body. Shoulder drop: 11"/20"L. Hardware a little bit faded. Comes with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Early 2000s Chanel Black Quilted Reissue Mini Bag
By Chanel
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Chanel 2000’s era black lambskin mini bag with giant silver tone lock on the front. One larger compartment with a smaller quilted pocket on the front. Top flap closure with large rei...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Chanel Quilted Silver Glitter Leather Reissue Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A shimmering take on the iconic Chanel Reissue, this piece is draped by slim, twin chain-link straps. A glitter leather exterior features the signature quilted pattern and mademoisel...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Small Gold Reissue Classic Small Medium Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Whipstitch Flap Bag Metallic gold reissue quilted leather medium-small Chanel bag with gunmetal hardware, contrast fabric whipstitch trim throughout, dual leather and chain-...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Reissue 2.55 Flap Bag Plaid Quilted Tweed
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Your favorite flannel pajamas but make it cozy Chanel! Their signature twist lock flap closure is featured on the front, monogrammed and with an embossed lock. The silver chain link...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Red Jersey East West Reissue Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Red Jersey East West Reissue Double Flap Bag SKU: 118315 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Creas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Red Aged Calfskin 2.55 Reissue Waist Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Red Aged Calfskin 2.55 Reissue Waist Bag is in pristine condition. The petite silhouette packs a punch of style into any ensemble. Lipstick red aged calfskin i...
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2010s Belt Bags

Chanel Reissue 2.55 Flap Bag Quilted Sheepskin Mini
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Light indentations on flap, minor wear and scuffs on exterior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Box Measurements: Handle Drop 11", Height 5", Width 8",...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Reissue 2.55 Flap Bag Quilted Patent 226
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Stiff closure hardware. Moderate creasing, wear, loss of luster and scuffs on exterior, wear and scuffs underneath flaps and in interior. Indentations on interior fl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage 90's Tweed Beige Classic Reissue Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Tweed Beige Classic Reissue Tote Bag W 10.63 inch, H 7.87 inch, D 3.15 inch Year 1994 Made in France
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Nude Reissue 2.55 Flap Bag Calfskin 226
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Heavy scuffs, wear, creasing and indentations on exterior, moderate peeling and cracking on opening and flap opening corner wax edges. Wear underneath flaps and in i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Reissue 2.55 Flap Bag Quilted Patent 226
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Stripped turnlock. Minor wear and marks on exterior, creasing, indentations, moderate scuffs and wear underneath flap. Wear and scuffs in interior, scratches on hard...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Reissue 2.55 Flap Bag Quilted Velvet 225
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Light wear on exterior, wear and scuffs underneath flap and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, Dust Bag, Box ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Reissue 2.55 Flap Bag Quilted Tweed 225
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear and pilling on exterior, light creasing and scuffs underneath interior flap and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurements: H...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Hybrid Reissue Single Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Jumbo
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Odor in interior. Creasing, moderate wear, discoloration and scuffs on exterior and underneath flap, heavy wear and discoloration on exterior and flap edges, darkeni...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Reissue Camera Bag Quilted Grosgrain Small Black, Neutral
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
Chanel Reissue Camera Bag Quilted Grosgrain Small Black Neutral Grosgrain Condition Details: Odor in interior. Creasing on exterior, moderate discoloration and stains on rear pocket...
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20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Reissue 2.55 Flap Bag Quilted Tweed 225
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Slight odor in interior. Pilling on exterior and underneath flap, minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Patent Leather East West Reissue Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Patent East West Reissue Flap Bag is in pristine condition. Just the right size for day or evening, this versatile Chanel adds dimension to any wardrobe....
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Red Distressed Lambskin 2.55 Reissue Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Red Distressed Lambskin Reissue Flap Bag is in excellent condition. The 2.55 variation is a timeless collectible and is strikingly beautiful in lipstick red wi...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Pink Quilted Leather Reissue Medium Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel rare light pink lambskin medium reissue double flap. Excellent condition. Silver hardware. Shoulder drop 10"/19". Comes with hologram, original dust cover and box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Reissue 2.55 Flap Bag Quilted Metallic Calfskin 226
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Creasing, moderate wear and scuffs on exterior and in interior, indentations and minor darkening underneath flap. Small stain underneath interior flap, scratches on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger 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 Reissue 2.55 Flap Bag Quilted Glazed Calfskin 226
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Creasing on exterior and underneath flap, moderate discoloration and wear on exterior, bubbling on base. Heavy wear, scuffs and indentations underneath flap. Wear an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Brick Reissue Flap Bag Tweed and Leather Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear, scuffs and creasing on exterior and strap, moderate wear on base and flap corners, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Reissue 2.55 Flap Bag Metallic Quilted Caviar 226
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Slight loss of shape on base. creasing and minor bubbling underneath flap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Handle Drop 11", Height ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Reissue 2.55 Flap Bag Quilted Aged Calfskin Mini
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing on base and underneath flap, minor scuffs underneath flap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Authenticity Card Measurements: Handle Drop 11", H...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Reissue 2.55 Flap Bag Quilted Crinkled Patent 227
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Creasing, wear and loss of luster on exterior, stains on rear, Heavy wear, discoloration, scuffs and indentations underneath flap, wear and scuffs in interior, scrat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Nude Medallion Reissue 2.55 Flap Bag Calfskin 226
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear and slight scuffs on exterior, minor wear on base corners, indentations on interior flap. Cracking on side opening wax edges, wear in interior, scratches o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel 90's Vintage 1990's Tweed Pink Classic Reissue Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Tweed Pink Classic Reissue Tote Bag Gold hardware Pink Quilted Tweed 11"W x 8"H x 3"D 11" handle drop Year: 1994-1996 Made in France Same exact bag as seen in Emil...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Reissue 2.55 Flap Bag Crocodile Quilted Jersey 225
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Slight pilling on exterior and strap, creasing on base, bubbling underneath flap. Minor loose stitching on flap opening corner, light wear in interior, discolor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Brown Caviar Leather Reissue Gym Duffle Bag 118c24
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 11857367 Made In: Rubbed Off Measurements: Length: 20" Width: 6.5" Height: 12" Shoulder Handle Drop: 9" OVERALL GOOD CONDITION ( 7/10 or B ) Accessori...
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21st Century and Contemporary Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Chanel Chocolate Bar Accordion Reissue Flap Bag Quilted Metallic Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Odor in interior. Moderate creasing and scuffs on exterior, darkening on strap edges. Peeling on interior opening edge, wear and marks in interior and interior pocke...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Limited Edition Black Shanghai Jumbo 2.55 Reissue Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
CHANEL Limited Edition Paris Shanghai Collection Black Quilted Leather Jumbo 2.55 Reissue Flap Bag With Charms. Strap drop 11/19". Comes with hologram and original dust cover.
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Small Reissue Charm Paris Icons Mini Flap Bag Limited Edition
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Quilted Chanel black lambskin charmed flap with mademoiselle closure and reissue chain Year: 2012 Antique silver hardware Interior flap zippered pocket Interior flap Interior open p...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Metallic Gold Leather 2.55 Mini 224 Reissue Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Metallic Gold Leather 2.55 Mini 224 Reissue Flap Bag Made In: France Year of Production: 2020 Color: Gold Hardware: Pale goldtone Materials: Calfskin leather Lining: Gold lea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Red Quilted Caviar Reissue 2.55 227 Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Red Quilted Caviar Reissue 2.55 227 Double Flap Bag SKU: 116640 MSRP: 9500.00 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Reissue 2.55 Computer Laptop Work Business Classic Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Reissue 2.55 Computer Laptop Work Business Classic Tote Bag Aged silver-tone hardware accents Quilted diamond stitch aged calfskin leather Chanel's signature reissue chain s...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Cream Caviar Leather Cerf Reissue Tote bag 9ck216s
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Chanel Cream Caviar Leather Cerf Reissue Tote bag 9ck216s Date Code/Serial Number: 0132200 Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 14 " Width: 3.5 " Height: 8 " Handle Drop: 6.5" OVER...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Chanel Brown Quilted Leather 2.55 Reissue Classic 226 Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This 2.55 Reissue Classic 226 Flap bag from the House of Chanel is a beauty to behold. It is made from brown quilted leather on the exterior and comes with a logo embellishment on th...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Reissue 2.55 Flap Bag Quilted Metallic Aged Calfskin 227
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing on exterior, minor wear on flap and base corners. Minor scuffs and indentations in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Meas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Neon Orange Quilted Chévre Leather Reissue 2.55 224 Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Neon Orange Quilted Chévre Leather Reissue 2.55 224 Bag SKU: 116144 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Mint Condition Comments: Mint Condition. Plas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Reissue 2.55 Flap Bag Quilted Metallic Aged Calfskin 228
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Odor in interior. Moderate creasing, loss of shape and wear on exterior, heavy darkening and wear on exterior corners, flap and rear pocket edges. Creasing and scuff...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

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Chanel Reissue Bag For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact vintage or contemporary chanel reissue bag you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Our collection includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Gray, Beige and more. Making the right choice when shopping for a chanel reissue bag may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 20th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. There aren’t many items for men if you’re seeking these accessories, as most of the options available are for women and unisex.

How Much is a Chanel Reissue Bag?

The price for a chanel reissue bag starts at $495 and tops out at $42,569, and on average, selling for $3,291.

Chanel Biography and Important Works

In the years following the opening of her modest millinery shop, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel became 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. Today vintage Chanel handbags, jackets and evening dresses are among the most sought-after clothing and accessories for fashion lovers all over the world.

The first Chanel shop was established 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, Chanel's 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.

But 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 bags, evening dresses, shoes, jewelry and other clothing and accessories 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.