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Chanel Vintage Runway Piece Sunglasses Made In Italy, F / W 1994
By Chanel
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Rare Vintage Chanel Runway Fall / Winter 1994 sunglasses. A seldom and unique piece in this new, never displayed or worn condition. This pair of Chanel sunglasses is an absolut...
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1990s Sunglasses

Chanel Spring 2002 Black Leather Sliding Chain Lock Runway Belt
By Chanel
Located in Nice, FR
CHANEL black leather wide belt featuring two gold toned sliding chain locks. As seen on the CHANEL Spring/Summer Ready-To-Wear 2002 runway. Embossed CHANEL 02 P Made in Italy. Size...
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21st Century and Contemporary Belts

Chanel Runway Earrings, Maison Gripoix
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Riverdale, NY
Amazing long Chanel Runway Earrings, Maison Gripoix. Completely handmade bezels with signature ruby, emerald and sapphire poured glass accented with pastes accented with a handmade p...
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1990s Dangle Earrings

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Bronze, Gilt Metal

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W 1 in. L 5 in.
Chanel Runway Ribbon Cocktail Dress
By Chanel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gorgeous navy and black and ribbon Chanel runway dress is one of a kind. Gorgeously classic, but a show stopper. CHANEL 06A Runway Black silk ribboned dress with a square nec...
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Early 2000s Cocktail Dresses

Chanel Runway Silver Skirt, Spring 2012
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel runway spring 2012 skirt. New without tags. Size 36. Made in Italy. Waist measure 13",length 40".Fabric and waist is stretchy and this skirt would fit size 38 or even 40 in ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Skirts

Chanel Runway Red and Green Gripoix and Pearl Necklace
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Runway Gripoix and Pearl Necklace is in excellent condition. Red and green Gripoix glass is set in stained glass design with silver tone metal. Three differen...
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Late 20th Century Pendant Necklaces

F/W 1991 Chanel Runway Off Shoulder Velvet & Lace Gown Dress
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 1991 Chanel Runway by Karl Lagerfeld Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- no holes or stains FABRIC: Silk Blend COUNTRY MADE: France ...
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1990s Maxi Dress

S/S 1998 Chanel Runway Liquid Gold Logo Monogram Long Dress Gown
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1998 Chanel Runway Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Fair- has minor flaws, nothing major. See last photos. FABRIC: 100% rayon COUNTRY ...
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1990s Maxi Dress

F/W 2008 Chanel Runway Black Metallic Tweed Shearling Fur Coat Jacket
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 2008 Chanel Runway Please contact us for more images and/or information. CONDITION: Good- Feels hardly worn if at all but there is one pulled thread inside at the hem...
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Early 2000s Coats

Pre-Fall 2009 Chanel Runway 20's Flapper Style Pearl Chain Logo Hat Cap
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: Pre-Fall 2009 Chanel Runway Please contact us for more images and/or information. CONDITION: Excellent/flawless FABRIC: Faux pearl & metal chains COUNTRY: France SIZE...
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Early 2000s Hats

Massive Chanel Runway Orbital Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Riverdale, NY
Oversized runway earrings of concentric diamonte hoops with large Swarovski crystals by Chanel, Paris. Clip back fittings, 1980's France. Excellent condition. 3.5" long x 2.5" wide.
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Vintage 1980s Dangle Earrings

Materials

Gilt Metal

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F/W 1990 Chanel Runway Gold Body Chain Jewelry Necklace & Black Mini Dress Set
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 1990 Chanel Runway Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- the chain at one point was sewn to the dress so you can see some threads inside...
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1990s Mini Dress

Chanel Runway Black Silver Rectangle Box 2 in 1 Clutch Shoulder Bag in Box
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Runway Black Silver Paris Rectangle Box 2 in 1 Clutch Shoulder Bag in Box Resin Metal Leather Silver tone hardware Leather lining Flip lock clousure Date code present Made ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Runway Op-art Lego Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel's playful lego clutch gets a barcode treatment. This rare and collectable clutch bag is formed of plexiglass patterned with a striking Op-art graphic on one side and it's done...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

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H 5.01 in. W 7.09 in. D 2.25 in.
Chanel Runway Supermarket Grocery Basket Chain Tote Minaudière
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel classic silver interwoven chain in the form of a rectangle sized grocery shopping basket Fall 2014 Silver hardware Classic interwoven chain CC Silver Charm Can be used for hi...
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2010s Evening Bags and Minaudières

1970's Vintage Chanel Runway Pink Gripoix Clip Earrings
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel clip 1970s runway gripoix earrings with pink marble effect
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Vintage 1970s Clip-on Earrings

Rare Vintage Chanel Runway PVC Wide Brimmed Hat
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
The ultimate in accessories making luxury craftsmanship. The Iconic House of Chanel always provides us with timeless and classic pieces. This beautiful hat takes timeless creation to...
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Early 2000s Hats

Chanel Runway Multicolor Velvet Chiffon Beaded Evening Dress, 1990s
By Chanel
Located in San Francisco, CA
Chanel Boutique evening dress from the Fall 1997 collection, as seen on the runway. Multicolored velvet is covered with a black silk chiffon that extends to mid calf. Red, lavender a...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Chanel Runway Black Plastic Silver Chain Evening Clutch Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Plastic Leather Silver tone hardware Leather lining Snap closure Date code present Made in Italy Measures 4.25" w x 4.5" H x 1.5" D Includes dust bag 100% authenticity guaranteed b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Chanel Runway Limited Edition Dollar Bag Quilted Beaded Embroidered
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a guaranteed authentic insanely fabulous very rare Chanel Limited Edition Runway Fall Winter 2014/2015 highlight of the collection. Quilted leather front accented w...
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2010s Clutches

Chanel Runway Container Clutch/ Shoulder Bag Karl Lagerfeld NEW
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Roosendaal, NL
From the collection of Savineti we offer this Chanel Container Clutch/ shoulder bag from the Métiers d' Art collection: - Brand: Chanel - Model: Container Clutch - Year: 2018 - Cod...
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2010s Clutches

Chanel Runway Container Clutch / Shoulder Bag Karl Lagerfeld NEW
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Roosendaal, NL
From the collection of Savineti we offer this Chanel Container Clutch/ shoulder bag from the Métiers d' Art collection: - Brand: Chanel - Model: Container Clutch - Year: 2018 - Cod...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Runway Tan Plastic Silver CC Chain Evening Clutch Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Plastic Leather Silver tone hardware Leather lining Snap closure Date code present Made in Italy Measures 4.25" w x 4.5" H x 1.5" D 100% authenticity guaranteed by NEWFOUND LUXURY
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Chanel Runway Button Metal Logo Large Dangle Drop Statement Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This stunning and classic Chanel earrings feature large CC with an gold tone metal engraved with "Chanel Paris." Sold out in stores. COLOR/MATERIAL: Gold toned metal MEASURES: H 4....
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21st Century and Contemporary Drop Earrings

Chanel Runway Minaudière Ombre Pink & Orange Hard Shell Handbag Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Roosendaal, NL
From the collection of Savineti we offer this rare runway Chanel Minaudière handbag/clutch: - Brand: Chanel - Model: Minaudière - Year: 2014 - Code: 19424583 - Condition: very good ...
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2010s Clutches

Chanel Runway Brasserie Calfskin Gabrielle Shoulder Flap Bag and Clutch, 2015
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Green calfskin and quilted diamond stitch Chanel Menu clutch flap Year: 2015 Gold hardware Classic interlocking cc clasp Interior large pocket Two additional interior pockets Interw...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Runway Finale Jeweled Car Wash Gown Dress NEW Featured in Introspective
By Chanel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare Chanel black silk gown from Fall 2006 as seen on the runway. Gown fashioned of black silk/satin with attached large inverted "V" neckline encrusted with hand set clear crystals....
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Early 2000s Evening Gowns

Chanel Runway Clear Plastic Gold Blue Bead Small Micro Mini Evening Handle Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Plastic Metal Bead Gold tone hardware Strap drop 6" Measures 5" W x 5" H x 2.75" D Includes dust bag 100% authenticity guaranteed by NEWFOUND LUXURY
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel Runway Black White Fur Gold Logo Evening Muffler Shoulder Hand Mitt Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Fur Nylon lining Gold tone hardware Shoulder strap drop 17.5" Measures 17" W x 10" H x 2" D 100% authenticity guaranteed by NEWFOUND LUXURY
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Runway Black White Fur Gold Logo Evening Muffler Shoulder Hand Mitt Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Fur Satin lining Gold tone hardware Shoulder strap drop 19.5" Measures 9.75" W x 9.75" H x 6" D 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY is the premier luxury fashion dealer o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel White 1994 Cc Runway Sunglasses
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel 1994 CC White Runway Sunglasses From the 1994 Chanel runway collection, these glasses were made for the catwalk as a Sample and never made it to stores. Made in Italy Con...
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1990s Sunglasses

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H 2 in. W 5.5 in. L 5.2 in.
New Chanel Cruise 2016 Runway Sequin Embellished Swimsuit Bodysuit
By Chanel
Located in Fort Myers, FL
NEW CHANEL RUNWAY SEXY SEQUIN OPEN BACK SWIMSUIT BODYSUIT FR 36 US 4 From the 2016 Cruise Collection. Black Chanel one-piece swimsuit with sequin embellishment throughout and button...
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2010s Bodysuits

Chanel Waist Collectible Rare Vintage 90's Runway Black Patent Fanny Pack Belt
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare 90s Collectible Vintage Belt Bag Waist Bag 1994 {VINTAGE} Gold hardware Two turnlock tabs Black quilted patent leather Adjustable hook belt Made in France Similar style...
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1990s Belt Bags

F/W 1994 Chanel Documented Runway Black & White Faux Fur Cropped Jacket
By Chanel
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 1994 Chanel runway Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- No holes or stains! FABRIC: faux fur COUNTRY MADE: France SIZE: 38 MEASURE...
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1990s Cropped Jackets

CHANEL Coco Print 2007 Runway Silk Robe NEW UNISEX
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
100% authentic Chanel runway 2007 silk robe One size fit all.Photographed on mannequin size 6US. Fabric is 100% Silk but it's kind of thick fabric silk Brand new with tags UNI -One ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Runway Spring 1994 CHANEL Gold Toned Leather Chain Lucite Plate Long Necklace
By Chanel
Located in Bangkok, TH
This rare long necklace in red and also black was seen on Chanel Runway Spring 1994. 190cm of gold toned chain interlaced with black leather featuring transparent lucite square plate...
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1990s Chain Necklaces

CHANEL clear PVC Rain Cape Jacket M SS 2018 Runway
By Chanel
Located in Zürich, CH
Chanel runway PCV rain cape in clear polyrethan (100%) with ruched trim and a hoddy from spring 2018 collection. Closes with a air bubble filled clear button and a CC logo in the fro...
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2010s Blazers

RUNWAY Chanel Graffiti On The Pavements Bowling Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
RARE Chanel Runway edition Graffiti Stenciled On The Pavements Bowling Bag in excellent condition. Canvas toile exterior trimmed with brown leather and ruthenium hardware. Canvas f...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Chanel F/W 2001 Runway Sequin Embellished Tweed Dress
By Chanel
Located in Fort Myers, FL
CHANEL RUNWAY F/W 2001 COLLECTION EMBELLISHED TWEED DRESS Ivory and tan Chanel tweed sleeveless evening dress with sequin embellishments at front, scoop neck, interlocking CC belt a...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

New Chanel Cruise 2013 Runway Gold Brocade Leather Trimmed Open Back Dress
By Chanel
Located in Fort Myers, FL
NEW CHANEL RUNWAY BROCADE LEATHER TRIMMED DRESS FR 36 Look 28 from the Cruise 2013 Runway. Metallic Chanel brocade sleeveless mini dress with suede trim, scoop neck, buckle accents...
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2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage Jumbo Chanel Gold and Pearl Runway Necklace
By Chanel
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Vintage important Chanel runway gold-tone rope-link necklace with fixed faux pearls stations and spring clasp closure signed Chanel from the Fall/Winter 1994 collection. The necklace...
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1990s Artisan Chain Necklaces

Materials

Pearl, Gold

Runway SS2016 Chanel Sautoir
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Collector! Beautiful Chanel necklace from the Chanel Airlines Collection. Spring-Summer 2016 fashion show. Pearls covered with blue-white-red, colors of the French flag and a CC. N...
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2010s Beaded Necklaces

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Base Metal

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Chanel 2014 Runway Brown Western Hat
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Complete your look with this amazing Chanel hat! Circa 2014 from Chanel's memorable pre-fall Dallas collection, this derby/western style hat features a lambskin leather brim, a choco...
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2010s Hats

RARE Chanel Guitar Case Runway Piece
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Rare Chanel white leather guitar case. excellent condition from spring 2009 runway show. cream quilted leather exterior with silver hardware and matching adjustable shoulder strap. f...
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Early 2000s Novelty Bags

Chanel Multistrand Pearl Bib Runway Necklace
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Multistrand Pearl Bib Necklace is in excellent condition. A couture runway piece, this striking choker is certain to become a favorite in any collection. Ni...
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21st Century and Contemporary Choker Necklaces

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

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H 4.5 in. W 5.5 in. D 3 in.
Chanel, Paris-Bombay Runway Pink Scarf Sweater
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
Chanel sweater from ''Paris - Bombay'' Collection by Karl Lagerfeld, Look # 43 from Catwalk. Very good condition. Made of cashmere with delicate lurex shining. Gripoix stones logo ...
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2010s Pullovers

Chanel S/S 2008 Runway Denim Jacket Trench Coat
By Chanel
Located in Fort Myers, FL
Chanel S/S 2008 Runway Denim Jacket Trench Coat FR 36 Chanel double-breasted medium wash denim trench coat featuring quilted panels throughout, notched lapels, belt at waist, dual p...
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Early 2000s Coats and Outerwear

1995 Runway Chanel Rhinestone CC Chain Belt Necklace
By Chanel
Located in Bangkok, TH
1995 Runway Chanel chain belt in multicolored rhinestones featuring a rhinestoned CC Charm. Seen on supermodels Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista on the runway of Chanel Spring/Su...
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1990s Belts

Chanel Vintage 90’s Runway Rhinestone CC Diamond Belt
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Logo Rhinestone Belt Gold plated brass logo rhinestone belt from Chanel Vintage featuring a logo to the front Made in France
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1990s Belts

Vintage Runway CHANEL Byzantine Multi Cabochon Cross Belt
By Chanel
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage Runway CHANEL Byzantine Multi Cabochon Cross Belt Measurements: Cross Height: 3.50 inches (8.9 cm) Cross Width: 3.50 inches (8.9 cm) Flowers Height: 1.42 inches (3.6 cm) Flo...
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1980s Belts

Chanel Electric Blue Patent Leather Quilted Runway Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel electric blue quilted patent leather clutch with rectangle metal frame Year: 2014 Metallic blue cc logo Satin interior lining Zippered back pocket 10.5" W x 5.5" H x 2" D Ma...
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2010s Clutches

Chanel Gold Gripoix with Pearl Sautoir Runway Necklace
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Gold Gripoix and Pearl Runway Medallion Necklace is in excellent condition. Adjustable length long necklace with inlaid sparkly glass, faux pearls and CC charm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

Chanel S/S 2004 Runway Open Knit Crochet Black Dress
By Chanel
Located in Fort Myers, FL
Chanel S/S 2004 Runway Open Knit Crochet Black Dress FR 40 Look 23 from the Spring 2004 Collection.
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Chanel Black Blue Strapless Mini Dress Runway, 2013
By Chanel
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Always keeping it modern, the Chanel 2013 collection played off of a graphic, geometric aesthetic. Highlighting the simplicity of dots, grids, gingham, the collection reimaged the mu...
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2010s Cocktail Dresses

Chanel Rock Crystal Runway "Ice" Necklace Fall 2010
By Chanel
Located in Riverdale, NY
Chanel Rock Crystal Runway "Ice" Necklace from F/W 2010 . This is a one of a kind runway model, never commercialized in stores. A massive rock crystal quartz specimen is mounted on...
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2010s Drop Necklaces

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Quartz, Rock Crystal, Gilt Metal

Chanel Vintage 90's Runway Collector COCO CHANEL Gold Letters Belt Necklace Rare
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage 90's Runway Collector COCO CHANEL Gold Letters Belt Necklace Rare Vintage Chanel belt from 1993 featured in gold with black leather intertwined. Belt spells out "COCO...
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Early 1900s Belts

Chanel Stunning Poured Glass and Pearl Runway Necklace
By Chanel
Located in Palm Desert, CA
This beautiful and amazing vintage necklace by Chanel features four clustered poured glass red coral squash blossoms surrounded by multiple poured glass pearls, each suspended on a h...
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Vintage 1980s Chain Necklaces

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Gilt Metal

Chanel 1994 Vintage Runway Waist Fanny Pack Belt Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Collectible Vintage Belt Bag Waist Bag 1994 Vintage Gold hardware CC turnlock Dark brown quilted lambskin leather Adjustable hook belt Made in France
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel 90's Runway Minaudière Vintage Rare Blue Green Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Minaudière Celeste Lucite Beaded Crystal Vintage Rare Blue Green Beads Spring 1997 Green/ blue /white bead design double delicate chains no lining Made in France
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

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Chanel Runway For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact vintage or contemporary chanel runway you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. If you’re looking for an option in Black and you’re unable to find the right fit, there are plenty of variations in Gray, Beige and more. You’re likely to find the perfect chanel runway among the distinctive accessories we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 19th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. 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 Runway?

On average, a chanel runway on 1stDibs sells for $3,243, while they’re typically $240 on the low end and $52,000 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.

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