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

Chanel Shopping Tote Woven Striped Canvas Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Creasing near base and on handle bases, stain on side, moderate discoloration and wear on base corners. Scuffs and wear on leather trims, handles, strap and interior...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Shopping Tote Duffle Cc Sport Line Beige Nylon
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Very good. Small marks on base and handles, slight discoloration and wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 8-14...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

Chanel Shopping Tote Crochet Mixed Fibers with Lambskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, Dust Bag, Extra Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 13", Height 17.5", Width 12", Depth 5.5" Designer: Chanel M...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Shopping Tote Denim with Quilted Aged Calfskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Wear, creasing and discoloration on exterior and strap, scuffs on leather trims, handles and interior opening trim. Light wear in interior, sc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Shopping Tote Vintage 90's Floral Flower Beach Quilted Cc Green Red Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Shopping Tote Vintage 90's Floral Flower Beach Quilted Cc Green Red White Canvas Shoulder Bag Made in Italy
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1990s Tote Bags

Chanel Black Calfskin Shopper Tote
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Calfskin Shopper is in pristine condition with the tag attached. Truly classic, this chic silhouette is a wardrobe staple and will hold its value. Blac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

  • Chanel Black Calfskin Shopper Tote
  • Chanel Black Calfskin Shopper Tote
  • Chanel Black Calfskin Shopper Tote
  • Chanel Black Calfskin Shopper Tote
H 7.5 in. W 14 in. D 6 in.
Chanel Black Grand Shopper Tote
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Black Grand Shopper Tote. Large size. Caviar black leather. Silver hardware. Excellent condition. Light perfume smell. Will air out. Leather is in beautiful condition. Looks l...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Cream Grand Shopper Tote
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Cream Grand Shopper Tote in Caviar leather. Beautiful cream color with gold hardware. The GST's are now discontinued from Chanel. A great every day bag that will hold all your...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

  • Chanel Cream Grand Shopper Tote
  • Chanel Cream Grand Shopper Tote
  • Chanel Cream Grand Shopper Tote
  • Chanel Cream Grand Shopper Tote
H 10.04 in. W 5.32 in. L 13 in.
Chanel Black Leather Cerf Shopper Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Cerf tote from Chanel is a perfect blend of practicality and style. It features a black leather construction that is enhanced with a silver-tone CC logo on the front and dual to...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Chanel Black Leather Cerf Shopper Tote
  • Chanel Black Leather Cerf Shopper Tote
  • Chanel Black Leather Cerf Shopper Tote
  • Chanel Black Leather Cerf Shopper Tote
H 9.06 in. W 5.32 in. L 14.18 in.
Chanel Grand Shopping Tote Quilted Caviar
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Moderate wear on base and opening corners, creasing near base, wear on rear pocket opening edge and handles. Broken stitches on side opening corner, moderate wear an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Silver Ice Cube Shopper Tote
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Silver Ice Cube Shopper is in pristine condition. A rare collectible from the 2008 collection, it’s certain to add a “cool” vibe to any wardrobe. Metallic sil...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

  • Chanel Silver Ice Cube Shopper Tote
  • Chanel Silver Ice Cube Shopper Tote
  • Chanel Silver Ice Cube Shopper Tote
  • Chanel Silver Ice Cube Shopper Tote
H 14.5 in. W 12 in. D 4 in.
Chanel Shopping Tote Quilted Very Rare Limited Edition Black Patent Leather Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel patent leather rounded top quilted tote 1985 {VINTAGE 36 Years} Gold hardware Double interwoven chain with patent leather detail Hanging CC classic charm Interior black lambs...
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1980s Tote Bags

Chanel Open Shopping Tote Degrade Denim Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear and discoloration on base corners, opening edges and handles, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Authenticity Card, Charms, Pochette Measurement...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Logo Shopping Tote Printed Shearling Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Wear, scuffs and indentations on leather trims, light creasing and wear on exterior. Minor wear on handles and straps, wear and marks in inter...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Vintage Grand Shopping Tote Quilted Caviar
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Wear, indentations and moderate creasing on exterior and in interior, wear on handles. Bubbling on inteiror opening, scuffs in interior, scratches on hardware. Acces...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Chic Shopping Tote Quilted Caviar Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Wear and darkening on base corners, wear and moderate loss of shape on exterior, stains on base. Light pilling on zipper tape, minor wear on handles and in interior,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Gray Glazed Caviar Shopper Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel gray glazed caviar shoulder tote with front cc silver logo. Center zipped compartment, interior zipped pocket, 2 open compartments and easy find key strap. Great everyday bag....
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Red Leather Executive Cerf Shopper Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Cerf tote from Chanel is a perfect blend of practicality and style. It features a red leather construction that is enhanced with a silver-tone CC logo on the front and dual top ...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

  • Chanel Red Leather Executive Cerf Shopper Tote
  • Chanel Red Leather Executive Cerf Shopper Tote
  • Chanel Red Leather Executive Cerf Shopper Tote
  • Chanel Red Leather Executive Cerf Shopper Tote
H 11.82 in. W 5.52 in. L 15.75 in.
Chanel Chic Shopping Tote Quilted Caviar Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear and discoloration on exterior corners and handles, moderate creasing on exterior. Minor scuffs on interior opening trim, wear in interior, scratches on har...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

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

  • Chanel Silver Leather Quilted Shopping Tote
  • Chanel Silver Leather Quilted Shopping Tote
  • Chanel Silver Leather Quilted Shopping Tote
  • Chanel Silver Leather Quilted Shopping Tote
H 9.06 in. W 14.18 in. D 6.3 in.
Vintage Chanel "Coco" Lady Shopper Tote Handbag
By Chanel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This vintage Chanel black tote features the profile picture of Coco Chanel wearing actual beads, a crocheted bow at the neck, faux pearl earrings and her signature hat. Made of wool ...
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Late 20th Century Tote Bags

Chanel Coco Neige Shopping Tote Quilted Shearling Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing and minor scuffs on exterior, scratches n hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Authenticity Card Measurements: Handle Drop 10", Height 10.5", Width 10.5", Dept...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Timeless CC Shopping Tote Quilted Caviar Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Heavy wear on base corners and handles, creasing on exterior, scuffs on base. Wear and stains in interior, scratches and moderate discoloration on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Shopping In Chains Tote Quilted Calfskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear on exterior corners, creasing and indentations on exterior. Minor wear on shoulder pads and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

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

Chanel Coco Handle Shopping Tote Quilted Caviar Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Light wear on base corners and in interior, minor creasing on exterior. Small glue stain on interior pocket corner, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Covered CC Shopping Tote Stitched Caviar Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Small marks on base, handles and shoulder pad, creasing on exterior, cracking and melting on side opening wax edges. Minor wear and indentations on interior poc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Coco Luxe Shopping Tote Quilted Calfskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear on base corners and handle, creasing and moderate scuffs on exterior and interior opening trim. Scuff, indentations and small stains in interior, scratches...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Blue Quilted Caviar Leather Petite Shopping Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A timeless creation from the house of Chanel, this shopping tote is full of charm. Crafted from Caviar leather, it features a quilted exterior and the 'CC' logo on the front. The tot...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Women's Handbag Grand Shopping Tote Navy Leather
By Chanel
Located in Milan, IT
Grand shopping tote, leather, solid color, shiny effect, front logo, patent, silver-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, internal pocket, multiple internal compartments, day bag P...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

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

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

Chanel CC Daily Shopping Tote Quilted Caviar Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear and minor darkening on base corners and handles, creasing on exterior. Light wear and marks in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

WOMENS DESIGNER Chanel Grand Shopper Tote GST Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Unicorn Alert..! A lovely Chanel GST bag in pink blush Caviar leather with silver hardware for sale. Just beautiful. A pre-Loved item in Very Good condition – Please do look at the p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

  • WOMENS DESIGNER Chanel Grand Shopper Tote GST Bag
  • WOMENS DESIGNER Chanel Grand Shopper Tote GST Bag
  • WOMENS DESIGNER Chanel Grand Shopper Tote GST Bag
  • WOMENS DESIGNER Chanel Grand Shopper Tote GST Bag
H 9.85 in. W 13.39 in. D 5.52 in.
Chanel Classic CC Shopping Tote Quilted Calfskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear on base corners and handles, creasing and faint scuffs on exterior, wear and marks in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurements...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Black Checkered Leather Shoulder Bag Shopper Tote
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
CLASSIC CHANEL black leather checkered shopping shoulder tote in excellent condition. Black lambskin and patent leather exterior trimmed with the signature CC logo in patent leather...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Dark Pink Caviar Quilted Grand Shopping Tote
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Dark Pink Caviar Quilted Grand Shopping Tote in excellent condition. Dark pink caviar quilted leather exterior trimmed with silver hardware. 3 separate interior storage compar...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

Chanel Straight Lines Zipped Shopping Tote Quilted Calfskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing, moderate wear and scuffs on exterior and opening trims, wear on base corners, scratches and discoloration on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel CC Charm Chain Shopping Tote Quilted Calfskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Creasing near base, scuffs on exterior, handles and in interior, slight cracking on opening wax edges. Wear, indentations and oil slick discol...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel CC Chain Shopping Tote Quilted Glazed Calfskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Discoloration and wear on base corners, creasing and scuffs on exterior, pen mark on rear. Loss of luster along opening, marks and moderate wear in interior, sc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Mesh Logo Retro Sport Gym Shopper Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Mesh Logo Retro Sport Gym Shopper Tote Bag 2003 {VINTAGE 18 Years} Top handles Rubber printed logo at front Contrasting panels Top zip closure Internal zippered pocket 15" H ...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

Chanel Shopping In Moscow Tote Quilted Distressed Leather Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing on exterior, minor wear on base corners and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Handle Drop 12", Height 10.5", Wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel CC Charm Shopping Tote Quilted Mixed Fibers Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Faint mark on front handle, wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Measurements: Handle Drop 5", Height 17", Width 14", Depth 8...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel CC Front Pocket Shopping Tote Quilted Calfskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing on exterior, indentations on rear, scratches and discoloration on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Measurements: Height 11.5", Width 11", Depth 2.5...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Cream/Grey Ombre Quilted Caviar Leather Shopping Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This tote from Chanel is chic and sophisticated! The bag comes crafted from caviar leather and features the signature quilted pattern on the cream & grey ombre exterior. It flaunts t...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Off White Quilted Caviar Leather Timeless Shopper Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A timeless creation from the house of Chanel, this shopper tote is full of charm. Crafted from Caviar leather, it features a quilted exterior and the 'CC' logo on the front. The tote...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Ring My Bag Shopping Tote Stitched Calfskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Wear on base corners, creasing and minor scuffs on exterior, indentations on opening edges. Cracking on side and opening corner wax edges, moderate...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Globetrotter Drawstring Shopping Tote Quilted Iridescent Caviar Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Creasing on exterior, missing charm on handle base, scuffs on base trim. Wear and marks on handles, peeling on handle wax edges, discoloration and wear in interior, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Vintage Brown Quilted Leather Tote Shoulder Shopping Bag
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
This bag will come with a Certificate of Authenticity provided by Entrupy, at no further cost. Beautiful vintage CHANEL tote from the late '80. Made of brown quilted leather. Big CC...
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20th Century Tote Bags

Chanel CC Zip Chain Shopping Tote Quilted Calfskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing on exterior, minor wear on base edges, handles and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Handle Drop 10.5", Height ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Pink/Orange Quilted Leather Medium 31 Shopper Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Give your wardrobe an instant elegant boost with this amazing shopper tote from Chanel. It has been crafted from pink & orange leather and features signature quilt detailing, shoulde...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Essential 31 Rue Cambon Shopping Tote Leather Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Odor in interior. Heavy wear, discoloration, scuffs and creasing on exterior and handles, moderate splitting and peeling on exterior wax edges. Wear and glue stains ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Resort Summer Denim Diamond Stitch Fringe Beach Shopping Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Beach Shopping Tote Bag Pool Resort Fringe Large Travel Shoulder Bag Canvas diamond stitch exterior with fringe detail CC embroidery detail Interior soft terry cloth lining ...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Expandable Strap Shopping Satchel Limited Edition Black Calfskin Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Expandable Strap Shopping Calfskin Satchel Tote 2008 {VINTAGE 13 Years} Silver hardware Strap drawstring clasp closure Chanel etched on clasp closure Grey satin lining Main ...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

Chanel Urban Companion Top Handle Shopping Tote Quilted Caviar Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate loss of shape on exterior, creasing on handle bases, minor scuffs on interior opening trims. Minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Aut...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Ombre Shopping Pop Art Gradient 2014 Runway Large Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Quilted metallic leather with resin details Includes: Box and authenticity card 2014 Interwoven retractable chain straps Single zip closure Microfiber interior lining One interior ma...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Shopping Organic Raffia Summer Pink Straw and Leather Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Organic Raffia Straw Pink Shopping Tote Summer Bag 2005 {VINTAGE 16 Years} Brushed gold hardware Woven pink raffia straw Classic interwoven chain CC Classic Turnlock CC pink ...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

Chanel Black Blue Nylon Rue Cambon Large Shopping Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
Black and Blue canvas Chanel Rue Cambon Large Shopping tote with silver-tone hardware, black leather trim, single zip pocket at front, interlocking CC logo charm at front, tonal stit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

2012 Chanel Red Quilted Caviar Leather Grand Shopping Tote XL
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Red Quilted Caviar Leather Grand Shopping Tote XL Xupes Reference: HB3952 Serial Number: 17232833 Age (Circa): 2012 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card, Care Booklet Authentici...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

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Chanel Shopper Tote For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact vintage or contemporary chanel shopper tote you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Many people prefer Black, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Beige, Brown and more options on these pages. Finding the perfect chanel shopper tote may mean sifting through those that were made during different time periods — popular versions were made as early as the 18th Century and a newer one, made as recently as the 21st Century, can also be found on the site. Finding a chanel shopper tote for sale for women should be easy, but there are 760 pieces available to browse for men as well.

How Much is a Chanel Shopper Tote?

The price for a chanel shopper tote starts at $368 and tops out at $17,000, and on average, selling for $2,599.

chanel Biography and Important Works

The first Chanel shop was opened in 1910 in Paris on rue Cambon by the young milliner Gabrielle Chanel (1883–1971), who had picked up the nickname “Coco” while working as a club singer. The boutique drew the attention of the Parisian fashion elite who popularized her wide-brimmed Chanel Modes hats. Soon she added a sportswear store in the Normandy resort town of Deauville, where Coco set the tone for her defining sense of style — traditionally masculine garments reimagined for feminine shapes, made from simple jersey fabric.

Effortless and elegant, her designs promoted comfort and grace in women’s wear that had been dominated in the previous century by complicated layers of fabric and cumbersome corsets. She followed this success with a couture house, opened in 1915 in Biarritz. Over the next six decades, Coco Chanel would become a pivotal designer of both fashionable casual wear and Paris haute couture as well as an icon and arbiter of 20th-century style with her bob haircut and pearls.

However, Chanel was not born into a life of glamour. Following the death of her mother, her father left her in an orphanage where she lived until the age of 18. It was there that she learned to sew as well as appreciate the classic pairing of black and white as worn by the nuns. In 1926, she introduced her first little black dress, reclaiming a color that had once been reserved for mourning and working-class women. That same decade, she debuted her perfume, Chanel No. 5, as well as the Chanel suit with a fitted skirt, inspired by the boxy lines of men’s clothing and employing a sporty tweed. 

Chanel closed her fashion operations during World War II, then returned to the industry in 1954 to design for the functional needs of modern women. Structure and wearability endured in all of Chanel’s clothing and accessories, like the quilted leather 2.55 handbag introduced in 1955 with its gold-chain shoulder strap that freed up a woman’s hands. Chanel's collarless jacket reacted against the constricting styles of Christian Dior's New Look, replacing them with a design that was timeless, an instant classic. The 1957 two-tone slingback pumps had a practical heel height while offering a bold statement in the black tip of the shoes.

After Coco Chanel died in 1971, the brand underwent several changes in leadership, including fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who took over as artistic director in 1983. Over the years, the company has continued to innovate, such as expanding into ready-to-wear fashion in 1978 and, in 2002, establishing a subsidiary company — Paraffection — dedicated to preserving the heritage skills of fashion artisan workshops. The House of Chanel still operates its flagship on rue Cambon in Paris, where it all began.

Browse vintage Chanel evening dresses, jackets and more on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Tote Bags for You

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

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

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

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