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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 Grey Reissue Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel Grey Reissue Shoulder Bag totally made in france still with box dust bag and card 25.5 x 12 cm depth 5
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1990s Shoulder Bags

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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21st Century and Contemporary 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 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 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 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 Metallic Bronze Jumbo Reissue Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel Bronze Metallic, 2.55 reissue classic flap bag in excellent condition. Ruthenium hardware. Gorgeous jumbo classic with aged wrinkly metallic leather. Shoulder drop 9/5"/19". C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder 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 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 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 Caviar Reissue 226 Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Sundbyberg, SE
Chanel Caviar Reissue 226 Double Flap Bag - Silver-tone hardware - Chain-link shoulder Straps - Leather lining & dual interior pockets - Turn-lock closure at front Overall Preloved...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Caviar Reissue 226 Double Flap Bag
  • Chanel Caviar Reissue 226 Double Flap Bag
  • Chanel Caviar Reissue 226 Double Flap Bag
  • Chanel Caviar Reissue 226 Double Flap Bag
H 7.09 in. W 11.03 in. D 3.55 in.
Chanel Orange Patent Leather Reissue Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Flap bags are iconic and noteworthy in the history of fashion. Hence, this Reissue bag is a buy that is worth every bit of your splurge. Exquisitely crafted from orange pate...
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2010s Shoulder 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 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 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 Rare Degrade' Pink Reissue Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel rare pink degrade' reissue medium flap with silver tone hardware. Shoulder drop 17"/34". Comes with original dust cover.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder 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 Argent Fonce' Reissue Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel argent fonce' metallic reissue double flap. Excellent condition. Ruthenium hardware. Shoulder drop 10"/19". Comes with hologram, id card, booklet and box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Metallic Gold Leather Reissue Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel Metallic Gold Leather Reissue Flap Bag- PRISTINE; appears never carried. The updated classic is stunning in show stopping metallic gold foil. Gold foiled leather is quilted i...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

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

Chanel Black Patent Leather XXL Reissue Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel Black Patent Leather XXL Reissue Bag- PRISTINE It is particularly rare in the oversized silhouette with ruthenium hardware. Glossy black patent leather is quilted in signature...
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21st Century and Contemporary 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 Reissue 2.55 226 Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Sundbyberg, SE
Black Chanel Reissue 2.55 226 Single Flap Bag - Perforated leather - Multi-tone hardware - Bijoux Chain - Turn-Lock & Flap Closures at Front - Satin Lining & Dual Interior Pockets ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Reissue 2.55 226 Single Flap Bag
  • Chanel Reissue 2.55 226 Single Flap Bag
  • Chanel Reissue 2.55 226 Single Flap Bag
  • Chanel Reissue 2.55 226 Single Flap Bag
H 7.88 in. W 11.42 in. D 1.97 in.
Chanel Beige/Black Quilted Leather Reissue Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Charm your way through every gathering by swinging this Reissue shoulder bag from Chanel. Crafted from leather, the bag has a beige exterior that features black trimmings and the sig...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Lambskin Leather Reissue Accordion Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
Black lambskin leather Chanel Reissue Accordion Flap Bag with silver-tone and gold-tone hardware, convertible chain-link with leather shoulder straps, beige woven lining, zip pocket ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Lambskin 2.55 Reissue Phone Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Lambskin 2.55 Phone Case is in very good condition. Perfect for when only the essentials are necessary, this piece looks great with everything. Black la...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tech Accessories and Cases

Chanel Silver Metallic 2.55 Reissue Classic Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel limited edition metallic reissue double flap. Leather interwoven chain. Shoulder strap, 11" or 20". Comes with original box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

New Chanel Red Quilted Leather Reissue Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel red leather reissue cross body bag with gold tone hardware. Brand new. Shoulder drop 23". Comes with hologram, id card and original dust cover.
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Turqouise Satin East West Reissue Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
This classic and elegant, vintage Chanel bag is a luxurious fashion statement to your outfit. A tribute to the classic Chanel double flap bag, this particular piece is jovial and ref...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured 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 Metallic Beige Whipstitch Square Quilt Reissue Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Metallic dark beige square quilted aged calf leather Chanel Reissue Flap Bag with ruthenium hardware, adjustable chain-link shoulder strap, beige whipstitch accents at edges, single ...
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Early 2000s Crossbody Bags and Messenger 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 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 Rayures Reissue 2.55 Flap Bag Quilted Calfskin 227
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear on exterior corners, creasing on exterior and underneath flap, cracking on flap edges. Indentations on interior flap, wear in interior, scratches on hardwa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Reissue 2.55 Flap Bag Quilted Patent Caviar 226
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing on exterior, small stains on base and rear. Creasing, indentations and light scuffs underneath flaps, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessorie...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Metallic Quilted Calfskin 2.55 Reissue Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Metallic Quilted Calfskin 2.55 Reissue Double Flap Bag has been hand-finished by skilled artisans in the label's workshop, it is boasting a metallic quilted calfskin exterior,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel 2.55 Reissue WOC Red Rouge Patent Leather Bag
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
The design of the Chanel Reissue 2.55 WOC is similar to the Reissue 2.55 Bag, except for the size of course and the functionality. The WOC’s are ideal for the evenings while the bigg...
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2010s 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 Pewter 2.55 Reissue 227 Double Flap Bag - 2006
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This Chanel pewter 2.55 Reissue bag is the 227 (maxi size equivalent) and is a stunning piece. The bag features silver hardware, and mademoiselle lock, a double flap, back pocket, an...
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Early 2000s Shoulder 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 Reissue 2.55 Flap Bag Quilted Metallic Aged Calfskin 227
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Heavy wear on base corners, creasing on exterior, wear and darkening on base, rear pocket and flap edges. Creasing and indentations underneath flap, scratches on har...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel So Black Reissue Camera Crossbody Bag Chevron Aged Calfskin Mini
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Minor creasing on exterior, light wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Box, Authenticity Card, Dust Bag Measurements: Height 4", Width 7", Dept...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger 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 Garden Charms Reissue 2.55 Flap Bag Quilted Tweed 225
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate glue stains on exterior and flap edges, minor wear and scuffs in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Authenticity Card Measurements: Han...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Reissue 2.55 Hanger Flap Bag Quilted Aged Calfskin 225
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Light creasing on exterior and underneath flap, small indentations on rear pocket. Minor wear and marks in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authentici...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Burnt Orange Croc Embroidered Jersey Reissue 2.55 224 Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Burnt Orange Croc Embroidered Jersey Reissue 2.55 224 Bag - Croc stitched design - Shiny gold hardware on the clasp and chain strap - Soft wool fabric - Small shape perfect ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Teal Quilted Leather Reissue 2.55 Classic 227 Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Every Chanel creation carries an irreplaceable style, like this stunner, Reissue 2.55 Classic 227 flap bag. It has been exquisitely crafted from leather in its signature quilted patt...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Tale Quilted Leather Reissue 2.55 Classic 227 Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Every Chanel creation carries an irreplaceable style, like this stunner, Reissue 2.55 Classic 227 flap bag. It has been exquisitely crafted from leather in its signature quilted patt...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Jersey Fabric 2.55 Reissue Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
Exquisitely crafted from black fabric, this Reissue 2.55 flap bag from Chanel has the signature mademoiselle lock on the flap closure. It has a quilted pattern all over and the piece...
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2010s 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 Flap 2.55 Reissue Fall 2014 Yellow Tweed Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Gorgeous Chanel Yellow Tweed Classic 2.55 Flap bag from the Fall 2014/15 Collection. This bag has a beautiful yellow color with additional colors include light green, orange, white...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Flap 2.55 Reissue Graffiti Crocodile Embossed Mini Cocodile Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
CHANEL Crocodile Embossed Calfskin Graffiti 2.55 Mini Cocodile Reissue Flap Black Pink Year: 2019 Bijoux hardware chain Mademoiselle turn lock Embossed calfskin with a crocodile pr...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Silver Striped Quilted Leather Reissue 2.55 Classic 227 Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Flap Bags are iconic and noteworthy in the history of fashion. We have a grand Reissue 2.55 here. Exquisitely crafted from silver leather, it bears stripes and their signatu...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

Chanel 2.55 Reissue Limited Edition Airplanes Flap Blue Denim Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Limited Edition Denim Airplanes Flap CHANEL Denim Airplane Embroidered is a stylish shoulder flap bag is made of fine denim with an airplane patch, a rainbow and a blue ...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Metallic Silver Quilted Leather Reissue 2.55 Classic 228 Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Flap Bags are iconic and noteworthy in the history of fashion. This Reissue 2.55 is a buy that is worth every bit of your splurge. Exquisitely crafted from metallic leather,...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Multicolor Jersey Fabric Jumbo Reissue 2.55 Classic 227 Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Every Chanel creation carries an irreplaceable style, like this stunner, Reissue 2.55 Classic 227 flap bag. It has been exquisitely crafted from jersey fabric in a quilted pattern. I...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Chanel Pink/Black Quilted Tweed and Leather 2.55 Reissue Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Flap Bags are iconic and monumental in the history of fashion. This Reissue 2.55 is a buy that is worth every bit of your splurge. Exquisitely crafted from tweed, it bears t...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

2015 Chanel Teal Quilted Jersey Mini Reissue Diana Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Teal Quilted Jersey Fabric Mini Reissue Diana Classic Single Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3390 Serial Number: 20936997 Age (Circa): 2015 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag Authen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel 2.55 Reissue Xxl Quilted Maxi Jetsetter Black Tweed Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
Stylish Chanel Reissue extra large travel flap bag featuring diamond stitch quilted black canvas in a classic style with a frontal flap. It features two strands of ruthenium should...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Patent Leather Reissue 2.55 Classic 227 Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Every Chanel creation carries an irreplaceable style, like this stunner, Reissue 2.55 Classic 227 flap bag. It has been exquisitely crafted from patent leather in a quilted pattern. ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

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Chanel Reissue Bag For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the vintage or contemporary chanel reissue bag you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Our collection includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Brown, Silver and protectString (more). If you’re looking for a chanel reissue bag from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 20th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. Finding a chanel reissue bag for sale for women should be easy, but there are 22 pieces available to browse for men as well.

How Much is a Chanel Reissue Bag?

On average, a chanel reissue bag on 1stDibs sells for $3,839, while they’re typically $709 on the low end and $14,920 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 Purses Bags 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 designer handbags and purses spanning numerous brands on 1stDibs — seasonal “It” designation no longer needed.