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Chanel, Woc in black leather
By Chanel
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: CHANEL - Model: WOC - Condition: Very good condition. Minor sign of wear on base corners, Scratches on the clasp - Accessories: Dustbag, Authenticity Card - Measurements:...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Chanel, Woc in black leather
  • Chanel, Woc in black leather
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  • Chanel, Woc in black leather
H 5.12 in. W 7.49 in. D 1.19 in.
CHANEL WOC Shoulder bag in Gold Leather
By Chanel
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: CHANEL - Model: WOC - Condition: Very good condition. Minor sign of wear on base corners - Accessories: Dustbag - Measurements: Width: 19cm, Height: 12.5cm, Depth: 2cm, S...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • CHANEL WOC Shoulder bag in Gold Leather
  • CHANEL WOC Shoulder bag in Gold Leather
  • CHANEL WOC Shoulder bag in Gold Leather
  • CHANEL WOC Shoulder bag in Gold Leather
H 4.93 in. W 7.49 in. D 0.79 in.
Chanel Red Leather Woc Bag
By Chanel
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Chanel woc model bag made of textured red leather and silver hardware. Button closure, internally capacious for the essentials and equipped with compartments for cards. Equipped with...
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2010s Evening Bags and Minaudières

  • Chanel Red Leather Woc Bag
  • Chanel Red Leather Woc Bag
  • Chanel Red Leather Woc Bag
  • Chanel Red Leather Woc Bag
H 4.73 in. D 1.19 in. L 7.49 in.
Chanel Pink Leather WOC Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
Chanel Pink Leather WOC Crossbody Bag with silver-tone hardware, single leather and chain-link shoulder strap, exterior flap pockets, single slit pocket under front flap, tonal grosg...
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20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Stitched Flap Shoulder WOC Bag
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
Light Blue Aged Calfskin Leather / Black-Tone Hardware / Chain-Link Shoulder Strap with Leather Pad / Grey Fabric Lining / Dual Compartments with Zipper Pocket at Inside / Turn Lock ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Stitched Flap Shoulder WOC Bag
  • Chanel Stitched Flap Shoulder WOC Bag
  • Chanel Stitched Flap Shoulder WOC Bag
  • Chanel Stitched Flap Shoulder WOC Bag
H 15 in. D 7 in. L 25 in.
Chanel Burgundy Caviar Leather Wallet On Chain WOC Bag
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
Burgundy Caviar leather Chanel Wallet On Chain with gold-tone hardware, single leather and chain-link shoulder strap, CC logo adornment at front, single zip pocket flap underside, si...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets

Chanel Wallet on Chain (WOC) in black lambskin leather
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Chanel Wallet on Chain (WOC) in black lambskin leather. The hardware is silver-colored. The bag closes with a push button. On the inside of the flap is a zip pocket that stretches do...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Pink Quilted Lambskin Leather Wallet on Chain WOC
By Chanel
Located in Bangkok, TH
Chanel Pink Quilted Lamskin Leather Wallet on Chain WOC Style: Bifold wallet Material: Caviar/Lambskin leather Color: Pink with silver hardware wear Origin: Italy Measurements: 19...
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Early 2000s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL Caviar WOC Wallet On Chain Black Shoulder Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Caviar Wallet On Chain WOC Black Shoulder Bag Crossbody. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary. The...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black & White Striped Patent Leather Wallet On Chain WOC
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
From the Resort 2014 Collection; Chanel Wallet on Chain Striped Patent, crafted from black and white striped printed patent Calfskin leather, features woven-in leather chain strap, i...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL Caviar WOC Wallet On Chain Black Shoulder Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Caviar Wallet On Chain WOC Black Shoulder Bag Crossbody. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary. The...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Black Classic WOC Wallet On Chain Shoulder Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Black Classic Wallet On Chain WOC Shoulder Bag Crossbody. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary. Th...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Caviar WOC Wallet On Chain Black Shoulder Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Caviar Wallet On Chain WOC Black Shoulder Bag Crossbody. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary. The...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Black Camellia Embossed WOC Wallet On Chain Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Black Camellia Embossed Wallet On Chain WOC Shoulder Bag. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Embossed. This item is Contemporary....
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Caviar WOC Wallet On Chain Black Shoulder Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Caviar Wallet On Chain WOC Black Shoulder Bag Crossbody. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary. The...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Caviar WOC Wallet On Chain Black Shoulder Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Caviar Wallet On Chain WOC Black Shoulder Bag Crossbody. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary. The...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Caviar WOC Wallet On Chain Black Shoulder Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Caviar Wallet On Chain WOC Black Shoulder Bag Crossbody. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary. The...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Black Camellia Embossed WOC Wallet On Chain Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Black Camellia Embossed Wallet On Chain WOC Shoulder Bag. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Embossed. This item is Contemporary....
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Caviar WOC Wallet On Chain Black Shoulder Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Caviar Wallet On Chain WOC Black Shoulder Bag Crossbody. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary. The...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Caviar WOC Wallet On Chain Black Shoulder Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Caviar Wallet On Chain WOC Black Shoulder Bag Crossbody. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary. The...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Black Camellia Embossed WOC Wallet On Chain Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Black Camellia Embossed Wallet On Chain WOC Shoulder Bag. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Embossed. This item is Contemporary....
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Early 1600s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Caviar WOC Wallet On Chain Dark Green Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Caviar Wallet On Chain WOC Dark Green Shoulder Bag. The color is Dark Green. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary. The...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Caviar Black Camellia WOC Wallet On Chain Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Caviar Black Camellia Wallet On Chain WOC Shoulder Bag. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary. The ...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

WOMENS DESIGNER Chanel Lucky Charms Casino 2.55 Reissue WOC
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
This is an exquisite piece, the Chanel Aged Calfskin Lucky Charms Casino 2.55 Reissue Wallet on Chain WOC Gold. It is crafted of luxurious aged calfskin leather with iconic diamond ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL Caviar WOC Wallet On Chain Double Zip Chain Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Caviar Wallet On Chain WOC Double Zip Chain Shoulder Bag. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary. Th...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel White Caviar Timeless CC Wallet on Chain WOC Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel White Caviar Timeless CC Wallet on Chain WOC Crossbody Bag Made In: France Year of Production: 2005-2006 Color: White Hardware: Silvertone Materials: Caviar leather Closure/O...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL Caviar Half Moon WOC Black Wallet On Chain Clutch Shoulder
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Caviar Half Moon WOC Black Wallet On Chain Clutch Shoulder. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary. ...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Caviar Small WOC Wallet On Chain Black Shoulder Bag Purse
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Caviar Small Wallet On Chain WOC Black Shoulder Bag Purse. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary. T...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Caviar Half Moon WOC Black Wallet On Chain Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Caviar Half Moon WOC Black Wallet On Chain Shoulder Bag. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary. The...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Lambskin WOC Wallet On Chain Double Zip Chain Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL made of black Lambskin Wallet On Chain WOC Double Zip Chain Shoulder Bag. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is ...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel 2019A Iridescent Blue CC Quilted Wallet On Chain WOC Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Iridescent Blue CC Quilted Wallet On Chain WOC Crossbody Bag Made In: Italy Year of Production: 2019 Color: Blue Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Smooth leather Lining: Blue lea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Black Alligator Leather Exotic Leather Gold Small WOC Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Alligator Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Made in France Date code present Shoulder strap drop 17" Measures 9" W x 5.5" H x 1" D 100% authenticity guaranteed by NEWFOUND L...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel Blue Orlay Fur and Distressed Brown Leather Wallet on a Chain WOC
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel Blue Fur Wallet on a Chain- PRISTINE From the 2013 Paris- Edinburgh Runway collection, this stand out piece is a must have for collectors. Nearly neon blue goat fur combines b...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

New Chanel Wallet on Chain Royal Woc Blue Patent Leather Cross Body Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Royal Blue Patent Leather WOC Crossbody Pristine Year: 2014 So blue plated hardware Interior zippered pocket on flap Interior 6 card slot Interior large centered zipper ...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Metallic Black Nylon Travel Ligne CC Wallet on Chain WOC Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Metallic Black Nylon Travel Ligne Wallet on Chain WOC Crossbody Bag Made In: France Year of Production: 2006-2008 Color: Metallic black Hardware: Silvertone Materials: Nylon ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage 90's Woc Wallet On A Chain Black Calfskin Leather Cross Body Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Vintage 90's Black Caviar WOC Wallet on a Chain 1996 {VINTAGE 25 Years} Gold hardware Classic leather interwoven single chain CC Stitched Logo at front Black leather in...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel 2021 LIKE NEW Brown Quilted 19 Wallet On Chain WOC Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel 2021 Brown Quilted 19 Wallet On Chain WOC Crossbody Bag Made In: France Year of Production: 2021 Color: Caramel brown Hardware: Goldtone, darkened silver, rutheninum Material...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL Red Wallet On Chain WOC Double Zip Chain Shoulder Bag
By Chanel Boutique
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Red Wallet On Chain WOC Double Zip Chain Shoulder Bag The outside material is made of black Lambskin. Conditions & Ratings Outside material: Lambskin Color: Red C...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Amazing Chanel Wallet on Chain (WOC) shoulder bag in Pink quilted leather, CHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, Paris
Lovely Chanel Wallet on Chain (WOC) shoulder bag in pink quilted leather, champagne metal trim, a champagne metal chain handle intertwined with pink leather allowing a shoulder or sh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Wallet on Chain (WOC) shoulder bag in black quilted patent leather, SHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, Paris
Lovely Chanel Wallet on Chain (WOC) shoulder bag in black quilted patent leather, silver metal trim, a silver metal chain handle intertwined with black leather allowing a shoulder or...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Wallet on Chain (WOC) Camelia shoulder bag in pink quilted leather, GHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, Paris
Lovely shoulder bag Chanel Wallet on Chain (WOC) Camellia in pink quilted leather, gold-tone metal trim, a gold-tone metal chain handle intertwined with pink leather allowing a shoul...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel NEW Silver Blue Sequin Small WOC Wallet Chain Evening Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Sequin Shearling Leather Gunmetal tone hardware Leather lining Date code present Made in France Features six card slot Shoulder strap drop 23" Measures 7.5" W x 4.5" H x 1.25" D In...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Caviar Leather Antique Gold WOC Wallet on Chain Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Caviar leather Antique tone hardware Leather lining Features six card slots Shoulder strap drop 53" Measures 4.75" W x 7.5" H x 1.5" D Includes authenticity card 100% authenticity...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Red Wallet On Chain WOC Double Zip Chain Shoulder Bag
By Chanel Boutique
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
Condition & Ratings Overall: 8 of 10 The outside is in excellent condition with minimal signs of use only. The leather is still puffy. The inside is also excellent and very clean. A...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Wallet on Chain Classic Flap Rare Ying Yang Mini Woc Cross Body Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Ying Yang Mini Flap Bag WOC Wallet on Chain Year: 2016 Ruthenium hardware Double CC accents at front Classic interwoven chain Lambskin quilted leather Black leather lin...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel 2020 NEW Light Blue Quilted Trendy CC Wallet On Chain WOC Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel 2020 Light Blue Quilted Trendy CC Wallet On Chain WOC Crossbody Bag. Style code A80982 Y04059 N5946 Made In: Italy Year of Production: 2020 Color: Light blue Hardware: Goldt...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Peach Patent Wallet On A Chain WOC Classic
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Peach Patent Wallet On A Chain WOC Classic in excellent condition. Peach patent leather exterior trimmed with silver hardware. Signature woven chain and leather shoulder strap...
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2010s Wallets

CHANEL Caviar WOC Wallet On Chain Black Shoulder Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Caviar Wallet On Chain WOC Black Shoulder Bag Crossbody. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary. The...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Black WOC Wallet On Chain Shoulder Crossbody Bag Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Black Wallet On Chain WOC Shoulder Bag Crossbody made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is C...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Boy Black Caviar Flap WOC Wallet On Chain Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Boy Black Caviar Flap Wallet On Chain WOC Shoulder Bag. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary. The ...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Boy Black V-Stitch Caviar WOC Wallet On Chain Doube Zip Leather
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Boy V-Stitch Black Caviar WOC Wallet On Chain Doube Zip. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary. The...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Boy Black Caviar WOC Wallet On Chain W Zip Shoulder Bag Leather
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Boy Black Caviar Wallet On Chain WOC W Zip Shoulder Bag. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary. The...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Caviar Wallet On Chain WOC Black Shoulder Crossbody Bag
By Chanel Boutique
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
Condition & Ratings Overall: 8 of 10 The outside is in excellent condition with minimal signs of use only. NO notable scratches, scuff marks or stains. The inside is also excellent ...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Caviar Wallet On Chain WOC Black Shoulder Bag Crossbody
By Chanel Boutique
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Caviar Wallet On Chain WOC Black Shoulder Bag Crossbody The outside material is Caviar leather. Conditions & Ratings Outside material: Caviar leather Color: Black...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Wallet On Chain WOC Black Crossbody Lambskin Shoulder Bag
By Chanel Boutique
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic Chanel Wallet On Chain WOC Black Crossbody made of black Lambskin Shoulder Bag The outside material is made of black Lambskin. Conditions & Ratings Outside material: La...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Boy Navy Caviar WOC Wallet On Chain Double Zip Shoulder Bag Leather
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Boy Navy Caviar Wallet On Chain WOC Double Zip Shoulder Bag. The color is Navy. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary. ...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Caviar WOC Wallet On Chain Black Shoulder Crossbody Bag
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Caviar Wallet On Chain WOC Black Shoulder Bag Crossbody. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Vintage / Classic...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Green WOC
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Mint Green Wallet on a Chain Crossbody Bag. Bright green color with silver hardware. Good condition like new. Can be worn as a crossbody or as a clutch. Guaranteed authentic.
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Menthe Green WOC
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Menthe Green Wallet On A Chain. Matte Gold hardware and chain. Beautiful minty green lambskin leather. Mint condition. Like new. Can be worn as a clutch or crossbody. Includes...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Red Lambskin WOC
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Red Lambskin Wallet On A Chain. Silver hardware. Good condition. Can be worn as a clutch or a crossbody. Cherry red color. Don't miss out on this one. Includes dust cover, aut...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Chanel Red Lambskin WOC
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H 4.75 in. D 1.5 in. L 7 in.
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Chanel Woc For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the vintage or contemporary chanel woc you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range 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 Brown, Pink and more. You’re likely to find the perfect chanel woc among the distinctive accessories we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Finding an appealing accessory such as this — no matter the origin — is easy, but Chanel, Chanel Boutique and Valentino each produced a popular version that is worth a look. 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 Woc?

On average, a chanel woc on 1stDibs sells for $2,599, while they’re typically $786 on the low end and $15,996 for the highest priced versions of this item.

chanel Biography and Important Works

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

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

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

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

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

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.