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Chanel 19 Round Clutch with Chain and Coin Purse Quilted Tweed
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Minor wear on exterior and in interior, creasing on shoulder pad, scratches and discoloration on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, Dus...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Chanel Round Clutch with Chain and Coin Purse Quilted Tweed with Shearling
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Odor in interior. Wear and pilling on exterior, minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Authenticity Card Measurements: Handle Drop 1"...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Chanel Grip Clutch Quilted Tweed
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear on exterior, creasing and scuffs on leather trims, light wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Height 9.5", Wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

  • Chanel Grip Clutch Quilted Tweed
  • Chanel Grip Clutch Quilted Tweed
  • Chanel Grip Clutch Quilted Tweed
  • Chanel Grip Clutch Quilted Tweed
H 9.5 in. W 14 in. D 1 in.
Chanel Chanel Black/White Tweed Urban Spirit Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
We love anything Chanel and currently, this backpack has left us smitten! This Urban Spirit backpack boasts of fabulous style and outstanding details. It flaunts a tweed exterior wit...
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2010s Backpacks

Chanel Tweed Cotton Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Tweed Cotton Tote Bag. Excellent like new condition. Leather straps and handles. Top can be adjusted like a bucket bag. Versatile bag. Unique style. Authenticity card and dust...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Multicolor Tweed No. 5 Tote
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Multicolor Tweed No. 5 Tote is in excellent condition. Stylishly whimsical, this colorful tote is a great addition to any collection. Multi colored tweed fab...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Chanel Multicolor Tweed No. 5 Tote
  • Chanel Multicolor Tweed No. 5 Tote
  • Chanel Multicolor Tweed No. 5 Tote
  • Chanel Multicolor Tweed No. 5 Tote
H 15 in. W 13 in. D 3 in.
Chanel Vintage Pefume Bottle Clutch Embellished Tweed
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate wear and pilling on exterior, small glue stains on rear, wear, minor scuffs and indentations in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Chanel Wool Knit Mini Tweed Backpack Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel wool woven tweed backpack. Black and pink woven thread detail. Chanel Tweed Twist backpack with antiqued gold-tone hardware, black lambskin leather zip, leather straps, dual a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

Chanel Vintage Pefume Bottle Clutch Embellished Tweed
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Light wear and pilling on exterior, minor wear and indentations in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Measurements: Height 4", Width 11...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

New Chanel Straw Tweed Black Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel new condition straw bag with long leather straps and multicolor tweed interior. Can also be worn cross body. Shoulder drop 20". Reissue turn lock clasp. Comes with hologram, i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • New Chanel Straw Tweed Black Bag
  • New Chanel Straw Tweed Black Bag
  • New Chanel Straw Tweed Black Bag
  • New Chanel Straw Tweed Black Bag
H 10 in. W 5 in. L 10 in.
Chanel tweed sequins multicoloured shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel tweed sequins multicoloured shoulder bag This timeless bag is in perfect conditions, like unwork. Measurements Width: 23 cm Height: 15 cm Depth: 6 cm
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Yellow and Black Tweed Bag
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Yellow and Black Tweed Bag. Double flap bag. Black leather interior. Mint like new condition. Rare and limited collection. Guaranteed authentic.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Shopping Tote Embellished Tweed Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Heavy pullings on rear. Wear on exterior edges, creasing and wear on handles, small glue stain on front, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Measur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Shopping Tote Embellished Tweed Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Creasing and light wear on exterior and straps, heavy scratches on front embellishment, scuffs and indentations underneath straps. Loose stitching ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel black tweed leather shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel black tweed leather shoulder bag Measurements: 25 * 14 cm
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Grey Black Tweed Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This super cool Chanel Tweed bag comes with a rock'n roll chain made out of super soft leather and multiple thin steal chains. The shoulder drop is 12. The pattern of the Tweed shows...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Grey Black Tweed Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Grey Black Tweed Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Grey Black Tweed Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Grey Black Tweed Shoulder Bag
H 6 in. W 7 in. L 12.5 in.
Chanel Shopping Tote Embellished Tweed Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
These are professional pictures of the actual item offered by Rebag. Condition: Fair. Small hole and loose threads on front near base, wear on exterior and handles, light scuffs und...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel 2019 Mini Tweed Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Add this adorable Chanel to your collection! Circa 2019 from their Cruise collection, this chic mini flap bag is crafted from pink, blue, gold and metallic gold tweed fabric with Cha...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel 2019 Mini Tweed Flap Bag
  • Chanel 2019 Mini Tweed Flap Bag
  • Chanel 2019 Mini Tweed Flap Bag
  • Chanel 2019 Mini Tweed Flap Bag
H 5 in. W 3 in. L 8 in.
Chanel Tweed Fur Purple Single Flap
By Chanel
Located in Long Island City, NY
Brand new beautiful and rare Chanel glicine lapin & tweed single flap purple fur bag. The fur is extremely soft. Shoulder strap measures 9"L. Must have for your winter wardr...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Tweed Double Flap
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Crafted in France from pure wool, this pre-owned, purple tweed flap bag by Chanel is finished with silver-tone hardware and the classic CC turn lock. Featuring a fold-over top, a mai...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Medium Doudoune Nylon Tweed Coco Neige Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
Chanel Doudoune Backpack Embossed Nylon with Tweed Medium This Chanel Doudoune Backpack Embossed Nylon with Tweed Medium, crafted from black embossed nylon with tweed, features a top...
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2010s Backpacks

Chanel Tweed Limited Edition Collector’s Novelty Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Tweed Limited Edition Collector’s Novelty Tote This handbag features a wool body, metal handle, silver-tone chain, open top, and interior zip and slip pocket. Featuring two d...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Tweed Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
These are professional pictures of the actual item offered by Rebag. Estimated Retail Price: $4,600 Condition: Fair. Odor in interior. Repainted base and flap corners. Darkening and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Tweed Large
  • Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Tweed Large
  • Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Tweed Large
  • Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Tweed Large
H 9 in. W 11.5 in. D 3 in.
Chanel 2017 Astronaut Essentials Tweed Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
From the Winter 2017 Collection. White nylon Chanel Tweed Flap Bag with silver-tone hardware, single chain-link shoulder strap, tweed shoulder guard, single chain-link handle, multi...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel 2017 Astronaut Essentials Tweed Flap Bag
  • Chanel 2017 Astronaut Essentials Tweed Flap Bag
  • Chanel 2017 Astronaut Essentials Tweed Flap Bag
  • Chanel 2017 Astronaut Essentials Tweed Flap Bag
H 8.67 in. D 2.76 in. L 11.82 in.
Chanel Jumbo Green Velvet Tweed Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel jumbo green velvet, purple tweed and gold tone boy bag. Shoulder drop, 12/20". Excellent condition, comes with hologram and original box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Jumbo Green Velvet Tweed Boy Bag
  • Chanel Jumbo Green Velvet Tweed Boy Bag
  • Chanel Jumbo Green Velvet Tweed Boy Bag
  • Chanel Jumbo Green Velvet Tweed Boy Bag
H 8.5 in. W 2.75 in. L 12 in.
Chanel 2018 Shearling Trimmed Quilted Tweed And Leather Backback
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Made in Italy, this beautiful 2018 Chanel backpack has been made from cream shearling trim and quilted tweed and elather exterior with matching interior with one zip leather pouch, t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

Chanel Black Leather and Tweed Mini Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Every Chanel creation deserves to be etched with honor in the history of fashion as they carry irreplaceable style. Like this stunner of a Boy Flap that has been exquisitely crafted ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Black Leather and Tweed Mini Boy Bag
  • Chanel Black Leather and Tweed Mini Boy Bag
  • Chanel Black Leather and Tweed Mini Boy Bag
  • Chanel Black Leather and Tweed Mini Boy Bag
H 3.94 in. W 1.97 in. L 5.91 in.
Chanel Funny Tweed Bon Bon Tote Lambskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing on exterior, minor wear on strap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 6.5", Height 7.5", Width 11", D...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Rare Chanel Large Tweed Leather Boucle Jacket Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel rare and collectible large size jacket bag. Can be worn two ways, shoulder and cross body. Mint condition. Collection 2015/2016. Comes with hologram, id card and original dust...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Coco Vinyl Tweed Fringe Shearling Tote
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Coco Vinyl Biarritz Tweed Fringe Shopper is in pristine condition. Durable and stylish, this tote carries everything for daily use or travel. Weather f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel 1990s Patent Leather Tweed Print Tote
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Change up your Chanel collection with this rare Chanel tote! Circa 1994-1996, this structured shopping tote features Chanel's signature tweed in rich red, yellow and black but with a...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Chanel Organic Rope Woven Quilted Nature Beige Tweed Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
This Chanel Nature Tote Quilted Tweed, crafted from beige quitled tweed, features diamond quilted top trims, dual woven-in leather chain straps, inverted pleats details, and matte go...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

Chanel Classic Double Flap Bag Tweed and Ribbon Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Odor in interior. Small glue stain on flap, minor wear and discoloration in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Box, Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 9"...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Airlines Portobello Tote Quilted Lambskin and Tweed Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing on exterior, wear on base corners. Minor scuffs underneath flap and interior opening trim, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Measuremen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Tweed on Stitch Zip Tote Quilted Nylon Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate creasing on exterior, glue stain on opening corner, scratches and slight tarnish on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Measurements: Handle Drop ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Portobello Zip Tote Quilted Glazed Calfskin and Tweed
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Damaged. Repainted exterior and handles. Small slit on front near base, moderate creasing and wear on exterior and handles, pilling and wear on opening trim. Small marks i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Classic Double Flap Bag Tweed and Ribbon Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Minor fraying on base trim, glue stains on front. Wear on handles, small mark in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Dro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Camellia Messenger Bag Tweed Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear and pilling on exterior and underneath flap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Measurements: Height 13", Width 12", Depth 3", Strap D...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Classic Double Flap Bag Quilted Multicolor Tweed Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear on strap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 9", Height 6", Width 10", Depth 3", Strap Drop 16" De...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Timeless Tweed Iconic Camelia Flower Bicolor Black & White Leather Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel clutch designed with patent leather, lambskin and tweed opens to a three-fold clutch 2000 {VINTAGE 21 Years} Gold hardware Interior center zippered pocket 4 card slots Interi...
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Early 2000s Clutches

Chanel Tweed Icon Clover Boston Handbag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
This Chanel Tweed Boston handbag is a rare find. Featuring a subtle 4 leaf clover and no.5 print adorned on the tweed body. The main compartment contains an inner zipped pocket, as d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel New Tweed Space Flight Handle Logo Rare Limited Edition Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
New Chanel Tweed Space Flight Handle Logo Rare Limited Edition Backpack Fall Spring 2016 Blue navy tweed Top Handle Front pocket Decorative patches Firm caviar base Satin blue inter...
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2010s Backpacks

New Chanel Black Tweed Clear Lucite Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel brand new rare and collectible shoulder bag with lucite straps. Collection 2017. Shoulder drop 18", long enough to be worn cross body.. Comes with hologram, id card and origin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Bags and Minaudières

Chanel Black Crystal Embellished Tweed Jumbo Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Exquisitely crafted from tweed fabric, this Jumbo Classic Single Flap bag bears crystal embellishments on the exterior, the signature label within the canvas interior, and the iconic...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Bag XL Taupe Fringe Limited Edition Beige Tweed Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Large Chanel taupe and tweed calfskin tote Year: 2009 Silver hardware Double tweed and ribbon interwoven chain Interior tweed lining Interior flap CC interlocking clasp Interior cen...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

Chanel Bag with Top Handle Classic Flap Vintage Logo Nameplate Tweed Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel confetti tweed flap with large CC logo and name plate chain 1996 {VINTAGE 25 Years} Silver hardware Interior center zipper pocket Additional center pocket Interior white lamb...
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1990s Clutches

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 'Girl' Bag in Black and Shiny Tweed and Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Chanel Girl bag in black and shiny tweed and lambskin. Large model with a pocket at the front closed by snap. Buttons are hammered in mat silver metal. Zip closure. The interior is ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Gabrielle Hobo Quilted Tweed and Calfskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Slight creasing and light wear on exterior, small indentations on base trim, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Authenticity Card Measurements: Handle Dr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hobo Bags

Chanel Maxi Tweed Double Stitch Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Black quilted leather Chanel Maxi Tweed Double Stitch Flap bag with silver-tone hardware, dual convertible leather and chain-link shoulder strap, grey satin lining, three pockets at ...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Maxi Tweed Double Stitch Flap Bag
  • Chanel Maxi Tweed Double Stitch Flap Bag
  • Chanel Maxi Tweed Double Stitch Flap Bag
  • Chanel Maxi Tweed Double Stitch Flap Bag
H 8 in. W 13.5 in. D 3.5 in.
WOMENS DESIGNER Chanel Tweed Wallet On Chain
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Beautiful Chanel Tweed Wallet On Chain is absolutely stunning. The colours in the tweed next to the Chanel chain edged wording is just super. An as new item for sale which has been o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Tweed and Plexiglass Lego Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel's iconic tweed gets a playful makeover in this special rendition of the much-coveted Lego handbag. Accented with a black plexiglass Chanel monogram and logo closure, it also f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger 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 Drawstring Bucket Bag Tweed Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Wear, pilling and fraying on exterior, creasing and moderate wear on handle. Minor wear on shoulder pad and in interior, scratches on hardware...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Chanel Waist Bag Quilted Denim and Tweed
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear on exterior and strap, scuffs on strap base trims, light wear in interior, scratches and discoloration on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measureme...
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21st Century and Contemporary Belt Bags

Chanel Tan Tweed & Sequin Woven Hammock Hobo Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Tan Tweed & Sequin Woven Hammock Hobo Shoulder Bag. Various woven stripes of tweed, holographic sequins and shimmering threads give this piece a pop sparkle while remaining n...
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2010s Hobo Bags

Chanel Vintage Tassel Camera Bag Quilted Tweed Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate wear and discoloration on exterior edges, opening trim and strap, marks in interior, scratches and tarnish on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurem...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Timeless Black Green & White Tweed Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Original Chanel Timeless handbag in black, green and white tweed, hardware in silver metal, chain strap in silver metal interwoven with black canvas allowing the bag to be worn on th...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Black Tweed Swarovski Crystal Jumbo Classic Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Tweed Swarovski Crystal Jumbo Classic is in pristine condition. From the 2010 collection, this exquisite single flap bag makes a great addition to any co...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Gold Tweed Couture Collection Kiss Lock Mini Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Gold Tweed Kiss Lock Bag is in excellent condition. Petite and feminine, this mini features a silver frame with kiss lock closure. Short silver snake chain st...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Bags and Minaudières

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Chanel Tweed Purse For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact vintage or contemporary chanel tweed purse you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. 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, Brown and more. If you’re looking for a chanel tweed purse from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 18th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. Finding a chanel tweed purse for sale for women should be easy, but there are 417 pieces available to browse for men as well.

How Much is a Chanel Tweed Purse?

The price for a chanel tweed purse starts at $497 and tops out at $31,940, and on average, selling for $2,941.

Chanel Biography and Important Works

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

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

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

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

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

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

Finding the Right Handbags and Purses for You

An integral part of fashion, handbags and purses have been indispensable accessories ever since we began to carry around personal items. Level of craftsmanship, style and shape matters — from coin purses in ancient Greece to early 20th-century opera bags and onward, handbags have evolved considerably over the years to meet our needs and desires, whether or not you happen to be prioritizing functionality over a flashy exterior.

Once, a single “It” handbag ruled each fashion season. No more. Today, handbag lovers are savvier and have a wider range of shopping options. Nevertheless, classic bags still rule.

“It is not a fashion bag — it is a statement bag,” says Mightychic's Debra Kent of Hermès's widely beloved accessories. “When you carry an iconic Hermès bag — Birkin, Kelly, Constance — no one knows how long you have been into this culture or if you are a newbie. Your status is validated immediately.”

First released in 1997, Fendi's Baguette rose to fame along with Carrie Bradshaw, the Sex and the City character portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker. Recently, the design has seen such a resurgence in popularity that Fendi has reissued it.

They are part of design history, so owning a handbag has meaning. As New York–based fashion historian Sarah C. Byrd says, “You have made the choice to invest in this piece because you understand the value of it in the past and in the future to come.”

From a 1980s Chanel black leather quilted mini buckle bag to the rare Hermès Birkin 30cm Himalayan with diamond hardware to a range of 19th century bags, find a rich variety of vintage and designer handbags and purses spanning numerous brands on 1stDibs — seasonal “It” designation no longer needed.