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Chanel Ivory Quilted Lambskin Vintage Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Ivory Quilted Lambskin Vintage Flap Bag is in good previously owned condition
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Late 20th Century European Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Beige Quilted Lambskin Medium Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Chanel Vintage shoulder bag is crafted in beige quilted Lambskin leather, 24K gold plated chain
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1980s French Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Red Leather Scallop Quilted Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Red Leather Scallop Quilted Flap Bag is in very good vintage condition. Rare
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20th Century European Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Peach Square Quilted Medium Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Peach square quilted lambskin leather with polished silver-tone hardware, chain-link shoulder strap
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Early 2000s French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL Yellow Quilted Satin Vintage Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Yellow Quilted Satin Vintage Mini Flap Bag Serial Number: 2415763 Age (Circa): 1992
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1990s French Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Yellow Quilted Satin Vintage Mini Flap Bag
CHANEL Yellow Quilted Satin Vintage Mini Flap Bag
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H 4.34 in W 6.7 in D 2.37 in
Vintage Chanel Black Lambskin Quilted Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Jakarta, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta
Mini vintage Chanel in black lambskin with gold hardware. Very cute and versatile piece. Can be
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Lambskin Horizontal Quilted Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Color: Black Material: Lambskin Serial code: 8739003 Comes with dust bag. Condition: Good. Faint
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Shoulder Bags

Vintage CHANEL Diamond Quilted Lambskin Tassel Flap Bag Brown
By Chanel
Located in Bangkok, TH
This vintage CHANEL Flap Bag is crafted of diamond quilted lambskin leather in chocolate brown
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1990s French Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Navy Jersey Scallop Quilted Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Navy Scallop Quilted Fabric Flap Bag is in good vintage condition. It is a
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20th Century European Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Beige CC Flap Waist Bag Quilted Caviar Small Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Beige CC Flap Waist Bag Quilted Caviar Small Bag Color: Brown Material: Leather
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1990s Italian Belt Bags

CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Square Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Square Mini Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB5231 Serial Number
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1990s French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Square Mini Flap Bag
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Square Mini Flap Bag
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H 5.12 in W 6.7 in D 2.56 in
Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Square Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Brand- Chanel Model- Square Mini Flap Bag Product Type- Crossbody, Shoulder Serial Number- 52
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1990s French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL Red Quilted Caviar Leather Vintage Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Red Quilted Caviar Leather Vintage Mini Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB5240 Serial Number
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1990s Italian Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Red Quilted Caviar Leather Vintage Mini Flap Bag
CHANEL Red Quilted Caviar Leather Vintage Mini Flap Bag
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H 5.91 in W 6.3 in D 1.97 in
CHANEL Pink Quilted Lambskin Vintage Square Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Pink Quilted Lambskin Vintage Square Mini Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB5198 Serial Number
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Early 2000s French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL Pink Quilted Lambskin Vintage Square Mini Flap Bag
CHANEL Pink Quilted Lambskin Vintage Square Mini Flap Bag
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H 5.12 in W 6.7 in D 2.56 in
CHANEL Red Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Full Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Red Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Full Flap Bag Serial Number: 1280499 Age (Circa): 1989
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1980s French Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Red Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Full Flap Bag
CHANEL Red Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Full Flap Bag
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H 4.34 in W 7.49 in D 2.37 in
Vintage 1990s Chanel Yellow Lambskin Quilted Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Jakarta, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta
Rare classic lambskin vintage chanel in medium size with gold hardware. Overall in great vintage
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Classic Single Flap Bag With Top Handle Brand- Chanel
Category

1980s French Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel 1998 Rare Vintage Medium Denim Quilted Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Vintage Medium Denim Quilted Classic Flap Bag 1998 {VINTAGE 24 Years} Gold-tone
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1990s French Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Gold Quilted Metallic Lambskin Vintage Rectangular Micro Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Chanel Gold Quilted Metallic Lambskin Vintage Rectangular Micro Flap Bag Brand- Chanel Model
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1980s French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Beige Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Chanel Beige Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag Brand- Chanel Model- Medium
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1990s French Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Classic Double Flap Bag Brand- Chanel Model- Small
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1990s French Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Navy Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Chanel Navy Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag Brand- Chanel Model- Medium
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1990s French Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Navy Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Chanel Navy Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag Brand- Chanel Model- Medium
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Early 2000s French Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Square Classic Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Square Classic Mini Flap Bag Brand- Chanel Model- Square
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1980s French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Classic Double Flap Bag Brand- Chanel Model- Small
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Early 2000s French Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag Brand- Chanel Model- Medium
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1990s French Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Classic Double Flap Bag Brand- Chanel Model- Small
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Early 2000s French Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Burgundy Suede Logo Quilted Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Atlanta, GA
Stunning late 90s vintage treasure crafted of maroon quilted suede, with gold-tone hardware, a
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1990s French Shoulder Bags

Chanel Burgundy Suede Logo Quilted Flap Bag
Chanel Burgundy Suede Logo Quilted Flap Bag
H 7.75 in W 3.5 in L 11.25 in
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
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Early 2000s Italian Structured Shoulder Bags

Vintage Chanel White Quilted Lambskin Classic Flap Tortoiseshell Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage 90s Chanel white diamond quilted lambskin single flap shoulder bag with tortoiseshell
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1990s French Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Brand- Chanel Model- Small Classic Double Flap Bag Product Type- Shoulder Serial Number- 11
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1990s European Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Classic Double Flap Bag Serial Number: 3256728 Age
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Vintage Full Chain Flap Shoulder Bag Black Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Vintage Full Flap Chain Shoulder Bag Black Quilted made of black Lambskin. The
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1980s Italian Structured Shoulder Bags

Rare Vintage Chanel Black Caviar Vertical Quilted Medium Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Jakarta, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta
Rare medium vintage vertical flap in black caviar with gold hardware. Series #2. Beautiful
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1990s Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Vintage Iconic Gold Tone Quilted Flap Bag Dangling Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Nice, FR
CHANEL vintage gold tone iconic dangling earrings (clip-on) featuring quilted flab bag topped by a
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20th Century French Hoop Earrings

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Gilt Metal

CHANEL Vintage Classic Chain Shoulder Bag Single Flap Quilted Lamb
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Vintage Classic Chain Shoulder Bag Single Flap Quilted Lamb. The color is Black
Category

1980s French Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Single Flap Bag Serial Number: 6497137 Age
Category

Early 2000s Italian Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Crystal Embellished Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Crystal Embellished Mini Flap Bag Serial Number: 0538367 Age
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1980s French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Leather Logo Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Leather Logo Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB4616 Serial
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1990s French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL NAVY Vintage Chain Shoulder Bag Lambskin Flap Quilted Purse
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL NAVY Vintage Chain Shoulder Bag made of black Lambskin Quilted Flap Purse. The
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1990s French Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Vintage Classic Chain Shoulder Bag Single Flap Quilted Lamb
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Vintage Classic Chain Shoulder Bag Single Flap Quilted Lamb. The color is Black
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1980s French Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Red Quilted Satin Vintage XL Rectangular Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Red Quilted Satin Vintage XL Rectangular Mini Flap Bag Serial Number: 0731647 Age (Circa
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1980s French Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Red Quilted Satin Vintage XL Rectangular Mini Flap Bag
CHANEL Red Quilted Satin Vintage XL Rectangular Mini Flap Bag
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H 4.34 in W 7.49 in D 1.97 in
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Classic Double Flap Bag Serial Number: 6688783 Age
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Early 2000s French Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Beige Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Flap Bag with Wallet
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Beige Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Flap Bag with Wallet Serial Number: 1661731 Age (Circa
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1990s French Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Beige Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Flap Bag with Wallet
CHANEL Beige Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Flap Bag with Wallet
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H 7.09 in W 7.88 in D 2.37 in
CHANEL Vintage Half Moon Chain Shoulder Bag Single Flap Quilted
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Vintage Half Moon Chain Shoulder Bag Single Flap Quilted. The color is Black
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1980s French Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Beige Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Beige Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Classic Single Flap Bag Serial Number: 1059714 Age
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1980s French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL Beige Quilted Lambskin Vintage Half Moon Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Beige Quilted Lambskin Vintage Half Moon Mini Flap Bag Serial Number: 0605447 Age (Circa
Category

1980s French Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Beige Quilted Lambskin Vintage Half Moon Mini Flap Bag
CHANEL Beige Quilted Lambskin Vintage Half Moon Mini Flap Bag
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H 5.12 in W 7.09 in D 1.58 in
Vintage Chanel Black Lambskin Quilted Lucite Trim Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Jakarta, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta
Beautiful vintage lambskin bag with chain inside lucite trim. Buttery lambskin leather. Minor on
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1990s Clutches

Chanel 2005 Vintage Soft Distressed Leather Diamond Quilted Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel 2005 Vintage Soft Distressed Leather Bubble Diamond Quilted Classic Flap Bag 2005 {Vintage
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Early 2000s French Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Diana Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Diana Classic Single Flap Bag Brand- Chanel Model
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1990s French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Classic Single Full Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Classic Single Full Flap Bag Brand- Chanel Model
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21st Century and Contemporary French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel 1990 Vintage Diamond Quilted Belt Waist Mini Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel 1990 Vintage Diamond Quilted Belt Waist Mini Classic Flap Bag Circa 1990 {Vintage 33 Years
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1990s French Belt Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Classic Single Full Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Classic Single Full Flap Bag Brand Chanel Model- Small
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1990s French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Rare 2001 Vintage Cork Chevron Quilted Reissue Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare 2001 Vintage Cork Chevron Quilted Reissue Classic Flap Bag Year: 2001 Gold hardware
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Early 2000s French Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel 1991 Vintage Classic Flap Rare Quilted Black Lambskin Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare 1991 Vintage Lambskin Quilted Classic Flap Bag 1991 {VINTAGE 31 Years} Gold hardware
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1990s French Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Fringe Small Timeless Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Fringe Small Timeless Single Flap Bag Brand- Chanel Model
Category

1980s Italian Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel 2006 Vintage Patent Quilted Double Chain Shoulder Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel 2006 Vintage Patent Quilted Double Chain Shoulder Classic Flap Bag circa 2006 black patent
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Early 2000s Italian Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Diana Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Diana Classic Single Flap Bag Brand- Chanel Model
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1990s French Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Double Classic Flap Vintage 2001 Logomania Coco Quilted Lambskin Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage 2000 Logomania Peach Orange Coco Quilted Classic Flap Bag 2001 {VINTAGE 21 Years
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Early 2000s French Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Vintage Small Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Vintage Small Classic Single Flap Bag Brand- Chanel Model
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1990s French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

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Chanel Vintage Flap Bag Quilted For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage or contemporary chanel vintage flap bag quilted for your needs in our varied inventory. Our collection includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Beige, Gray and more. You’re likely to find the perfect chanel vintage flap bag quilted among the distinctive accessories we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 18th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Finding a chanel vintage flap bag quilted for sale for women should be easy, but there are 1463 pieces available to browse for men as well.

How Much is a Chanel Vintage Flap Bag Quilted?

The price for a chanel vintage flap bag quilted starts at $570 and tops out at $19,920, and on average, selling for $3,174.

Chanel for sale on 1stDibs

In the years following the opening of her modest millinery shop, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel became 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. Today vintage Chanel handbags, jackets and evening dresses are among the most sought-after clothing and accessories for fashion lovers all over the world.

The first Chanel shop was established 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, Chanel's 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.

But 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, Chanel 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 — a 1955 update of a 1920s-era design — with its gold-chain shoulder strap that freed up a woman’s hands. The 1957 two-tone slingback pumps had a practical heel height while offering a bold statement in the black tip of the shoes. Her collarless jacket reacted against the constricting styles of Christian Dior's New Look, replacing them with a design that was timeless, an instant classic. 

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. His collections for Chanel displayed his knack for synthesizing old and new, high and low. Lagerfeld revived Chanel ballet flats and thoroughly embraced the classic logo's interlocking CCs, which took the form of a clasp featured on so many of the rare Chanel bags that are much sought after today.

Vintage Karl Lagerfeld designs for Chanel dresses, coats and other clothing of the 1980s, '90s and 2000s riffed on its iconography, accenting a lexicon of Chanel-isms with tastes of the moment. And as the 1990s have become associated with styles adopted by today’s supermodels and influencers, vintage Chanel bags of the 1990s are among the most prized of the brand’s offerings.

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 bags, evening dresses, shoes, jewelry and other clothing and accessories on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right shoulder-bags for You

Ever since we’ve needed an accessory to carry our personal items when we’re on the go, shoulder bags have proven indispensable. Today, vintage and designer shoulder bags are such a treasured part of fashion history that they even get their own museum exhibitions.

Prior to bags becoming an essential piece of any ensemble for any gender, women wore pockets strung on ribbons as garments that were separate from their gowns, accessible by openings in the fabric. Small handbags and handheld purses were developed before the accessory gained importance as functional and fashionable. Most had more in common with wallets than anything else.

While the bags of the 16th century warranted ornament, such as exteriors embroidered with silver-gilt thread and beads, it wasn’t until the late 18th century and early 19th century that the design and craft of bags had really broadened. Handheld purses were finished with details that were meant to garner attention, and bags were fitted with shoulder straps. A stylish shoulder bag meant that women could tote jewelry, cash and perhaps a decorative snuff box full of tobacco to an evening ball across town.

The early 1900s saw the introduction of gold and silver minaudières. The patenting of these compact bejeweled clutches has been attributed to revered French jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels, and today they remain a fashion favorite. One of Judith Leiber’s innovative minaudières even earned a role in the movie Sex and the City.

A luxury shoulder bag is a work of art with a long, fascinating origin story, and entire brands and fashion lines have emerged around creating the perfect versions of shoulder bags and top-handle bags. For example, the iconic Hermès Kelly bag, which was popularized by actress Grace Kelly, is a widely coveted, collected and often faked entry from the handbag hall of fame. And while vintage Gucci tote bags have their own dedicated fan base, collectors and lovers of luxury are likely familiar with the Dionysus, a pared-down Gucci shoulder bag that manages to make a substantial statement anyway.

Embrace a classic look with a vintage shoulder bag designed by Chanel, Givenchy or Fendi — find yours on 1stDibs today.

Questions About Chanel
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Depending on the bag's material, a vintage Chanel can be quite expensive. For instance, a vintage crocodile top handle bag costs around $130,000. The classic quilted leather bag is around $10,000.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    The latest prices for the Chanel wallet on chain is $3,100. There are many variations of this classic design, with some selling for closer to $2,100.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Yes, Chanel is one of the most desirable luxury brands in the world. This top-class designer brand creates their products from quality raw materials and high production methods while employing some of the best-known talent in the fashion world. Find many Chanel accessories and apparel on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    A Chanel tote's price can vary on the second depending on size, model, condition, and age. New Chanel small clutches start at around $1,900 while totes and other purses fetch $4,000-$5,000.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    All Chanel bags are guaranteed to be authentic, as they come with a unique tag and authentication card.This is an easy way for you to determine the authenticity of your bag. Shop a large selection of vintage or modern Chanel bags on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    No, Chanel doesn’t make men’s belts and they do not have a menswear line. That said, there are men who do wear Chanel belts and other items from the women’s line to create their own noteworthy style. On 1stDibs, find a collection of authentic Chanel garments and accessories from some of the world’s top boutiques.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Although some Chanel jewelry contains real freshwater pearls, much of their costume jewelry is made from coated glass, though they are still high quality.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Chanel doesn't usually make men's clothing. The brand has never offered a full menswear line. However, Chanel does have partnerships with designers that occasionally yield items for men such as suits or neckties.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    All of Chanel's fine jewelry is made with 18K Gold (both yellow and white) and platinum and all of the diamonds used have very high clarity and color with a perfect set, resulting in some of the highest quality jewelry.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To remove creases from Chanel can be done with care, of course. Use a clean cloth and dry cleaning solution but stay away from any chemicals on the bag as they can damage it permanently. On 1stDibs, find vintage and modern Chanel pieces.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    You can make Chanel jacket trims feathery, flat or embellished ribbons and stitched on wool bindings are worth all the effort with a seamstress. You'll find a vast collection of authentic Chanel twill jackets from some of the world's top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Although costume jewelry is usually more affordable because many Chanel costume pieces have a timeless style as well as good craftsmanship, they hold their value and so can be sold at an expensive price.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJanuary 4, 2022
    Chanel is a luxury French fashion house founded by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel in 1910. Focused on women’s ready-to-wear clothing and haute couture, Chanel is most famous for the 1921 perfume Chanel No. 5, the 1925 Chanel Suit and the iconic 1926 little black dress, which remains a staple in women’s closets around the world to this day. Shop a collection of vintage and designer Chanel pieces from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Chanel Matelasse is a quilted Chanel bag. It's an emblem of the Chanel brand. Chanel Matelasse bags and other Chanel bags can be found on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Chanel No. 5 smells like a subtle mix of florals, including rose, ylang-ylang, jasmine, lily of the valley and iris, sandalwood, and a hint of vanilla. Chanel No. 5 is one of the most popular scents in the world.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Chanel recommends storing your boy bags by wrapping the chains or straps in tissue paper and storing them upright in the original pouch. Other sources suggest stuffing the bag with acid-free tissue paper to support its shape and make sure the chain or strap is well-padded so it doesn’t imprint the bag. Shop a collection of expertly vetted vintage and new Chanel bags from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    You can buy a Chanel Mini Flap bag directly from Chanel’s website or one of Chanel’s boutiques. Additionally, you may find a Chanel Mini Flap bag in one of Chanel’s retail partners’ stores. Shop a collection of authentic Chanel Mini Flap bags from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJanuary 4, 2022
    Coco Chanel, born Gabrielle Chanel in France in 1883, was a fashion designer who got her nickname during her short-lived career as a cabaret singer. In 1910, she opened a boutique in Paris to sell her hats, which were beloved by the popular French actresses of the era. Her success with hats led her to open the first Chanel Couture House five years later, where she designed and sold women’s sportswear made of jersey — which until then was used to make men’s underwear. Her revolutionary style catapulted her to fame, and in the decades that followed, Coco Chanel remained on the cutting edge of fashion, creating modern, timeless clothing, perfumes and accessories — and, of course, her iconic bags, which are revered to this day. Shop a collection of Chanel from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJanuary 4, 2022
    The Chanel brand is owned by brothers Alain and Gerard Wertheimer. The Wertheimer brothers, whose grandfather acquired Chanel with his brother in 1924, are very private, known as the fashion industry’s “quietest billionaires.” The brand’s founder, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, saw the purchase by French brothers Pierre and Paul Wertheimer as an opportunity to reach more customers, but she tried unsuccessfully to regain control of the house in 1941. Shop our Chanel collection of vintage and new bags, clothing and accessories from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The classic ballerina flats by Chanel are a must-have for every shoe lover. The chic design and versatility make them perfect to wear with any outfit, whether jeans or dresses. Shop a selection of Chanel pieces from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.