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Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Handbag Satchel with Exterior Pockets
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
This bag will come with a Certificate of Authenticity provided by "MYPOUPETTE" - Chanel Black Quilted Leather Bag - Period/Era: 1996/1997 - Double top handles - Exterior pockets (2 ...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Jersey Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Vintage black quilted jersey flap bag by Chanel. Dual chain shoulder straps. Front flap with twist-lock closure. Zip and mirror flap pockets under front flap. L...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Satin Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
RARE Chanel satin shoulder bag in excellent condition. Quilted black satin exterior trimmed with gold hardware and signature woven chain and satin shoulder strap. Top zipper closur...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Leather Tote Shopping Bag
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Leather Tote Shopping Bag We offer Certificate of Authenticity provided by Entrupy for this item at no further cost. Material: Leather Color: Black Mo...
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20th Century Tote Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Silk Velcro Detail Skirt S
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel creations are coveted around the world for their exquisite design sense. This skirt is no different. Crafted from pure silk, this luxurious skirt comes in a classic shade of b...
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2010s Skirts

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Leather Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Leather Flap Bag with Gold Hardware Hologram sticker has peeled off, Entrupy Authenticity Certificate Included. Made In: France Year of Product...
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20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Leather Tote Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
Sophisticated black quilted leather shoulder bag by CHANEL with double gold metal chain and interwoven leather shoulder straps. Gold metal CC - CHANEL logo on the front. The bag feat...
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Late 20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Patent Vanity Shoulder Crossbody Quilted Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Patent Vanity Shoulder Bag 1991 {VINTAGE 30 Years} Gold hardware Classic Interwoven top handle Detachable classic interwoven chain strap Patent leather...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Black vintage quilted lambskin leather crossbody bag by Chanel. Dual crossbody straps. Top zip closure. Leather lined interior with inner zip and slide pockets. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

RARE Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Leather Mini Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
FABULOUS Vintage Chanel mini backpack in excellent condition. Quilted black lambskin leather exterior trimmed with matte gold hardware and signature woven chain and leather adjustab...
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1990s Backpacks

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Satin Crossbody Camera Bag
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
Vintage Chanel crossbody Camera Bag crafted in black quilted satin with CC logo on the front. It features gold metal hardware, single iconic shoulder strap with interwoven satin, upp...
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20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Waist Bum Bag Pouch
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
This bag will come with a Certificate of Authenticity provided by Entrupy, at no further cost. - Chanel black quilted leather bum bag - Period/Era: pre-1986 - Adjustable belt - Fron...
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20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Leather Large Camera Bag
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
- Chanel Vintage Camera Bag - Period/Era: 1989/1991 - Upper zipper closure - CC - CHANEL logo zipper pull - Front and rear open compartment - Gold metal chain strap with interwoven ...
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20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL Vintage Black Quilted HANDBAG Satchel w/ Exterior Pockets
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
- Chanel Black Quilted Leather Bag - Period/Era: 1996/1997 - Double top handles - Exterior pockets (2 open pocket and 1 mini pocket) - Upper zipper closure - CC - CHANEL logo charm a...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag Tote
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 that appears to be from early 80s - Made of black lambskin...
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20th Century Tote Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Leather Medium Bowling Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Leather Medium Bowling Bag Measurements: 13.5" Width x 10" Height x 3.5" Depth This bag is done in black quilted lambskin leather with gold ha...
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1990s Tote Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Classic Maxi Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Classic Maxi Flap Bag Features adjustable shoulder straps Made In: France Year of Production: 1994-1996 Color: Black Hardware: Goldtone Materia...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Leather Briefcase Work Bag Handbag
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
MATERIAL: Leather COLOR: Black MODEL: Briefcase GENDER: Women SIZE: Medium Condition B - VERY GOOD Gently used! Some normal wear of use on leather (slight cratches and creases), some...
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Late 20th Century Briefcases and Attachés

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Black Patent Leather Mini Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
AMAZING Chanel vintage black patent leather mini shoulder bag in very good vintage condition. Quilted black patent leather exterior trimmed with woven chain and leather shoulder stra...
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Velvet Evening Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
Elegant Chanel evening bag in black velvet with vertical and horizontal quilting. Gold metal hardware. Flap with CC logo turn-lock closure. Interwoven leather chain shoulder strap. G...
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20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Leather Small Backpack Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
This bag will come with a Certificate of Authenticity provided by Entrupy, at no further cost. Rare vintage Chanel backpack crafted in quilted black lambskin leather with gold-tone ...
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20th Century Backpacks

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Leather Double Chain Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
We offer Certificate of Authenticity provided by Entrupy for this item at no further cost. Vintage Chanel Quilted Double Chain Shoulder Bag from the late 80s - early 90s. Crafted in...
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Late 20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Leather Smooth Trim Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
We offer Certificate of Authenticity provided by Entrupy for this item at no further cost. Chanel vintage quilted flap bag with smooth trim and gold hardware. Black leather shoulder...
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20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Crossbody with Braided Strap - 1987
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Crossbody with Braided Strap - 1987. This quilted lambskin crossbody has a braided strap and a "CC" stitched on the bottom. The bag is a fold ov...
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1980s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag with Contrast Trim
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag with Contrast Trim Material : Leather Color : Black Model : Shoulder Bag Gender : Women Country of Manufacture : France Size : Medi...
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20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Leather Belt/Waist Bag w/ CC
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Leather Belt Bag *Missing hologram sticker* Made In: Italy Year of Production: Vintage Color: Black Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Leather Lining: Black...
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20th Century Belt Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Camera Crosdbody Bag w/ Tassel
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Camera Bag Features quilted goldtone and black leather fringe zipper pull and CC stitched on front of bag Made In: Italy Year of Production: 1...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Leather Bucket Shoulder Bag with Tassels
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
This beautiful Bag will come with a Certificate of Authenticity provided by Entrupy leading International Fashion Authenticators. The certificate will be provided at no further cost....
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Late 20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL Vintage Black Quilted Fabric HEART SHAPED MESSENGER BAG Rare
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
Brand: CHANEL Paris - Made in France Logos / Tags: 'CHANEL Paris ' embossed inside Condition rate & details (please read our condition chart below): B :GOOD CONDITION - Some l...
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1980s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Satin Clutch Evening Bag with Rhinestones
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
Vintage Chanel black quilted satin small clutch from the late 80s - early 90s. Flap with button closure. Gold metal CC - CHANEL logo on the front embellished with rhinestones. 1 open...
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20th Century Clutches

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Leather Tote Shopping Bag with Charms
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
We offer Certificate of Authenticity provided by Entrupy for this item at no further cost. - Beautiful vintage CHANEL tote with gold metal charms decorations - Made of black quilted...
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20th Century Tote Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Suede Mini Barrel Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Quilted Suede Mini Barrel Bag Features black tassel and goldtone CC charm Made In: Italy Year of Production: 1986-1988 Color: Black Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Sue...
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1980s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Caviar Leather Shoulder Bag with Gold Hardware
By Chanel
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Caviar Leather Shoulder Bag with Gold Hardware, 1996 - 1997. Crafted from the classic and Chanel's most durable black caviar leather, this Chanel Logo sh...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Square Mini Flap Bag with DB
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Square Mini Flap Bag Made In: France Year of Production: 1989-1991 Color: Black Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Lambskin leather, metal Lining: B...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Patent Leather Reissue Flap Bag XL Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Patent Leather Reissue Flap Bag XL Shoulder Bag Spacious carry-all version of the classic Chanel Reissue Flap Bag featured in the XL size, rendered in b...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Vintage Black QUILTED Leather CAMERA BAG Fold Detail CROSSBODY Tassel
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
- Black leather fold detail crossbody bag from Chanel Vintage - Quilted effect - CC - CHANEL embossed logo on the front - Gold-tone hardware - Hanging leather tassel as zipper p...
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20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage Black QUILTED Leather Mini 20cm Flap Bag CrossBody
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
Chanel Vintage Quilted Mini 20cm Flap Bag from the late 80s - early 90s. This size is larger than the regular Mini Flap but smaller than the Small Flap. The bag is finely crafted of...
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20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL Vintage Black QUILTED Leather JUMBO CLASSIC FLAP Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
- Vintage Chanel JUMBO Classic Flap Shoulder Bag - Period/Era: 1996/1997 - Timeless black quilted lambskin leather - Signature oversized CC front clasp in 24k gold plated hardware, ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Vintage Chanel Black Quilted Sunglasses
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
COLOR: Black ITEM CODE: 01450 94305 FRAME MATERIAL: Acetate MEASUREMENTS~ Arms: 130mm Lens width: 56mm Lens height: 50mm Bridge: 17mm COMES WITH: Sunglass case Made in Italy
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21st Century and Contemporary Sunglasses

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Vintage Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Give yourself a luxurious look with this black quilted leather bag that is stylish and functional. This beauty comes with a well-sized interior that features a small zip pocket and a...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Vintage Tote
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Vintage Tote
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Vintage Tote
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Vintage Tote
H 8.67 in. W 3.15 in. L 10.83 in.
Chanel Classic Quilted Shopper Black Vintage
By Chanel
Located in Roosendaal, NL
From the collection of Savineti we offer this Chanel Classic Shopper: - Brand: Chanel - Model: Classic Shopper - Year: 1994 - Condition: Good - Materials: Lambskin Leather, Gold Hard...
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1990s Hobo Bags

  • Chanel Classic Quilted Shopper Black Vintage
  • Chanel Classic Quilted Shopper Black Vintage
  • Chanel Classic Quilted Shopper Black Vintage
  • Chanel Classic Quilted Shopper Black Vintage
H 12.21 in. W 5.91 in. L 14.38 in.
Chanel Black CC Quilted Vintage Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
These authentic Chanel CC Black Quilted Earrings are in very good vintage condition from the mid to later 20th century. Round black quilted resin clip on earrings with gold tone int...
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20th Century Clip-on Earrings

Black Vintage Chanel Quilted Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Vintage black quilted flap bag by Chanel. Accented with a pearl detail. Chain crossbody strap. Concealed magnetic snap closure. Lined interior with inner zip po...
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Late 20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Leather Mini CC Cross-Body with GHW
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Quilted Leather Mini Crossbody with GHW Made In: Italy Year of Production: Vintage 1989-1991 Color: Black Interior Lining: Black leather Hardware: Goldtone Mater...
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20th Century Novelty Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Gold Chain Hardware Camera Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
CURATOR'S NOTES Lambskin leather Gold hardware Leather lining Zipper closure Made in France Date code 1204458 Measures 9.5" W x 6.3" H x 2" D Shoulder strap 16.5" Include...
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20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Vintage Bifold Wallet
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Crafted from fine quality leather, this wallet will be your go-to accessory. Equipped with multiple slots and compartments, this wallet from Chanel is stylish and convenient. The qui...
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2010s Wallets

1980's Vintage Chanel Black Quilted Coin Handbag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel 80s black leather flat quilted handbag with gold center coin. Comes with generic dust cover.
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1980s Tote Bags

Vintage Chanel Black Quilted Gold Chain Bag
By Chanel
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Chanel has commonly subscribed to the idea that less is more. Often times, Chanel designs are coveted for their subtlety and practicality. This Chanel bag is a perfect example. Made ...
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1990s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Chanel black quilted jersey VINTAGE Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Zürich, CH
Chanel quilted vintage shoulder bag in black jersey. Opens with a zipper on top and is lined in red canvas. Has one big open pocket with a little open pocket on top against the front...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Vintage Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel bags are coveted around the world for their timeless design and exquisite craftsmanship. This vintage shoulder bag is proof of that and delivers effortless style. Crafted in F...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Vintage Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this Vintage beauty from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from leather in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Vintage Box Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Box bag by Chanel is synonymous with sophistication and class. Crafted from black quilted leather, it is accented with gold-tone hardware and features a flat shoulder strap. The...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Vintage Box Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Vintage Box Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Vintage Box Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Vintage Box Bag
H 5.12 in. W 3.15 in. L 6.7 in.
Chanel Vintage Black Sunglasses w/ Quilted CC Arms
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Vintage Black Sunglasses w/ Quilted CC Arms Made In: Italy Color: Black Hardware: Goldtone hardware Materials: Resin Overall Condition: Excellent pre-owned condition, with t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Sunglasses

Chanel Vintage Black V Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
Sophisticated black Chevron V-quilted leather shoulder bag by CHANEL with double gold metal chain and interwoven leather shoulder straps. Gold metal CC - CHANEL logo on the front. Th...
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Late 20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Patent Leather Vintage Chain Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Carefully designed to evoke a timeless and fashionable feel, this patent leather bag is sure to be a prized possession. It features a black exterior with two interwoven chain handles...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3840 Serial Number: 1363077 Age (Circa): 1991 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Authenticity Card Authentici...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Lambskin Quilted Medium 90's Vintage Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Black quilted lambskin backpack with interwoven chain straps 1994 {VINTAGE 27 Years} Gold hardware Double CC turnlock closure Small front pocket Interior black lambskin linin...
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1990s Backpacks

Chanel Vintage Black Leather Quilted Checkbook Cover/Wallet
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Checkbook Wallet Made In: France Year of Production: Vintage Color: Black Materials: Leather Lining: Textile Interior Pockets: 2 Slit to hold checkbook Exterior Condition: Ve...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets

Chanel Vintage Black Lambskin Quilted Top Tote
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Lambskin Quilted Top Tote is in very good vintage condition. It is a beautiful classic that incorporates all the signature Chanel design elements. Soft b...
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Late 20th Century Tote Bags

Chanel Vintage '97 Black Quilted Flap Bag GHW
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Vintage '97 Black Quilted Flap Bag Features double black flat leather shoulder straps Made In: Italy Year of Production: 1997 Color: Black Hardware: Goldtone Materials:...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

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Chanel Vintage Black Quilted For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage or contemporary chanel vintage black quilted for your needs in our varied inventory. Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Black and protectString (more) in stock now. Finding the perfect chanel vintage black quilted 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. 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 Vintage Black Quilted?

Prices for a chanel vintage black quilted can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $275 and can go as high as $15,490, while, on average they fetch $4,170.

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 vintage and designer handbags and purses spanning numerous brands on 1stDibs — seasonal “It” designation no longer needed.