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Chanel Classic Black Leather Lambskin Gold Chain Evening Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Classic Black Leather Lambskin Gold Chain Evening Shoulder Flap Bag Lambskin leather Gold tone hardware Snap button closure Leather lining Date code present Made in France Sh...
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Late 20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

Chanel 2014 Coral Velvet Small Medium So Black CC Classic Flap
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Coral Velvet Small Medium So Black CC Classic Flap Year: 2014 So Black Hardware CC Turnlock Closure Classic Interwoven chain Coral interwoven velvet Classic back pocket In...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Vintage Fringe Quilted Jumbo Maxi Jean Blue Denim Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Quilted Jumbo Maxi Jean Blue Denim Classic Flap 1991 {VINTAGE 30 Years} -Gold tone hardware -Oversized vintage CC turnlock -Denim blue quilted canvas -Classic inter...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Maxi Classic Flap
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Maxi Classic Flap. Chanel Maxi Flap bag with Gold plated hardware and Jumbo CC lock, burgundy bag interior. 100% Lambskin. Approx measurements: Handle Drop: 88 cm Width...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Large Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Large Classic Flap Bag. Classic chanel large flap bag with silver hardware and lock. Fabric: Caviar leather. Size: Large. Approx measurements: Strap: 63 cm Length: 33 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Chanel Large Classic Flap Bag
  • Chanel Large Classic Flap Bag
  • Chanel Large Classic Flap Bag
  • Chanel Large Classic Flap Bag
H 9.06 in. W 3.55 in. D 5.12 in. L 13 in.
Chanel Denim Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Sundbyberg, SE
Chanel Denim Classic Flap Bag – Silver-tone hardware – Interlocking CC Logo & Quilted Pattern – Chain-Link Shoulder Strap – Turn-Lock Closure at Front – Single interior pocket Over...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Chanel Denim Classic Flap Bag
  • Chanel Denim Classic Flap Bag
  • Chanel Denim Classic Flap Bag
  • Chanel Denim Classic Flap Bag
H 5.12 in. W 8.67 in. D 2.37 in.
Chanel Black Lambskin Classic Flap Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Lambskin Classic Flap Backpack is in very good vintage condition. A cool unisex spin on the timeless classic flap bag, the backpack is a roomy hands-free...
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Late 20th Century Backpacks

Chanel Vintage Black Lizard Classic Flap
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Black Lizard Classic Flap in excellent condition. Black quilted lizard leather exterior with CC logo quilted along front side. Multiple chain shoulder strap. Front snap flap c...
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Silver Large Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel silver large classic flap bag. This bag features a pocket on the exterior, a pocket on the interior, and a zip pocket on the interior. There is a chain strap the doubles up an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Maxi Single Classic Flap
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel black quilted lambskin maxi single flap with silver tone hardware. Shoulder drop 11"/21". Collection 2009/2010. Storte price $7300. Comes with hologram and original box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Black Maxi Single Classic Flap
  • Chanel Black Maxi Single Classic Flap
  • Chanel Black Maxi Single Classic Flap
  • Chanel Black Maxi Single Classic Flap
H 9.5 in. W 4 in. L 13 in.
Beige Chanel Medium Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Beige quilted lambskin leather flap bag by Chanel. Leather wrapped chain shoulder straps. Front flap with twist-lock closure. Leather lined interior with inner s...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Fendi Black Leather Classic Flap Wallet
By Fendi
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Wallets are a must-have, everyday accessory! This Fendi wallet is crafted from black leather in a flap style. It has a leather and fabric-lined interior equipped with multiple card s...
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2010s Wallets and Small Accessories

  • Fendi Black Leather Classic Flap Wallet
  • Fendi Black Leather Classic Flap Wallet
  • Fendi Black Leather Classic Flap Wallet
  • Fendi Black Leather Classic Flap Wallet
H 3.55 in. W 0.79 in. L 7.49 in.
Chanel Brown Embossed Quilted Leather Classic Flap
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Brown Embossed Quilted Leather Classic Flap in excellent condition. Brown quilted leather exterior with embossed CC logo along quilting. Ruthenium hardware and double chain sh...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Clear PVC Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Clear PVC Classic Flap Shoulder Bag in excellent condition. Clear PVC trimmed with cream patent leather and gold hardware. Chain and leather shoulder strap can be worn short o...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Red Wicker Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Red Wicker Classic Flap Shoulder Bag in excellent condition. Red wicker exterior trimmed with gold hardware and signature red leather and chain woven shoulder strap. Front top...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Gold Leather Extra Mini Classic Flap
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Gold Leather Extra Mini Classic Flap in excellent condition. Gold calfskin leather exterior trimmed with antiqued silver hardware and woven chain and leather shoulder strap. S...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Around the World Classic Flap Bag
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Around the World Classic Flap in excellent condition. Slate grey quilted lambskin exterior trimmed with a gunmetal spinning globe top. Single flap opens to a hinged closure re...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Hidden Sequins Jumbo Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel Hidden Sequins Jumbo Classic Flap Bag- Pristine, Unworn Condition. Special Edition. The classic silhouette is texturally and visually unique; an imperative acquisition for col...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Tan Raffia Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
GORGEOUS Chanel Tan Raffia Classic Flap Shoulder Bag in excellent condition. Natural Tan straw raffia exterior trimmed with tan leather and gold hardware. Front CC logo twist closure...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Red Patent Leather Mini Classic Flap
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Red Patent Leather Mini Classic Flap in very good condition. Red quilted patent leather exterior trimmed with silver hardware. Front CC logo twist closure opens via single fla...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Yellow Jumbo Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Yellow Maxi Classic Flap Shoulder Bag in excellent condition. Quilted yellow leather exterior trimmed with gold hardware. Signature CC logo twist closure opens via single flap...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Taupe Patent Leather Mini Classic Flap
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Taupe Patent Leather Mini Classic Flap in excellent condition. Taupe patent leather exterior trimmed with silver hardware and woven chain and leather shoulder strap. Signature...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Rainbow Raffia Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Rainbow Raffia Classic Flap Shoulder Bag in excellent condition. Beautiful multicolor raffia exterior woven with metallic gold thread and quilted in the signature Chanel diamo...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Patent Single Flap Jumbo Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Quilted Patent Jumbo Classic Flap Bag Features adjustable shoulder strap Made In: Italy Year of Production: 2010 Color: Black Hardware: Silvertone Materials: Pat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Raspberry Lambskin Jumbo Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Raspberry Lambskin Jumbo Classic Flap Bag Features adjustable shoulder strap Made In: France Year of Production: 2009-2010 Color: Raspberry red Hardware: Silvertone M...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel XXL 2.55 Reissue Classic Flap
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
CHANEL black PVC XXL classic shoulder bag tote. Black quilted PVC exterior with gunmetal hardware. Mademoiselle style front closure opens single flap style to a black nylon lined int...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Fendi Blue Elite Leather Classic Flap Wallet
By Fendi
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Wallets are a must-have, everyday accessory! This Fendi wallet is crafted from blue Elite leather in a flap style. It has a fabric-lined interior equipped with multiple card slots. a...
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2010s Wallets

  • Fendi Blue Elite Leather Classic Flap Wallet
  • Fendi Blue Elite Leather Classic Flap Wallet
  • Fendi Blue Elite Leather Classic Flap Wallet
  • Fendi Blue Elite Leather Classic Flap Wallet
H 3.55 in. W 0.79 in. L 7.49 in.
New Chanel Two Tone Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel new two tone flap bag in powder pink and black . Gold tone hardware with protective plastic. Shoulder drop 13"/23". Can be also worn cross body. Comes with hologram,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

New Chanel Two Tone Classic Flap Bag
H 6.5 in. W 3.5 in. L 11.5 in.
Chanel Ombré Python Exotic Snakeskin Rare Classic Flap
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Ombré Python Exotic Snakeskin Rare Classic Flap Gold hardware Classic back pocket Classic CC turnlock clasp Interior center zippered pocket Grey interior lambskin lining Addi...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Limited Edition Classic Patchwork Assorted Multi Color Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Classic Flap Limited Edition Classic Patchwork Multi Colored Assorted Hobo Bag Year: 2006 {VINTAGE 15 Years} Denim and cotton stitched patchwork CC eyelet and floral patch details G...
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Early 2000s Hobo Bags

Chanel Mini Vintage Lambskin Crossbody Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Mini Vintage Lambskin Crossbody Classic Flap Bag 1989 {VINTAGE 32 Years} Gold hardware Black lambskin diamond stitch Red lambskin interior lining Classic interwoven long cha...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Shopping Tote Quilted Lambskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Creasing and scuffs on exterior and underneath flap, moderate wear on base corners and shoulder pads. Moderate oil slick discoloration on flap and interior opening t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Vintage Classic Flap Backpack Quilted Velvet Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear and discoloration on exterior edges and straps, creasing and indentations underneath flap. Scuffs in interior, scratches and tarnish on hardware. Accessori...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

Chanel Black Leather Butterfly Mini Classic Flap Bag
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Black Leather Butterfly Mini Classic Flap Bag in excellent condition. Soft black lambskin exterior trimmed with a leather butterfly appliqué along front side and signature wov...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

As New Chanel Transparent PVC Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Antwerp, BE
As New As New Chanel Limited PVC Classic Flap Bag WOW make heads turn with this limited Chanel Transparent Classic Medium Flap Bag finished with metallic gold lambskin piping. The ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • As New Chanel Transparent PVC Classic Flap Bag
  • As New Chanel Transparent PVC Classic Flap Bag
  • As New Chanel Transparent PVC Classic Flap Bag
  • As New Chanel Transparent PVC Classic Flap Bag
H 6.3 in. W 10.04 in. D 2.96 in.
Chanel Classic Flap So Classic Jumbo Maxi Black Sequins Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
This Chanel Classic Single Flap Bag Sequins Jumbo, crafted in black sequins, features woven in leather chain link strap, exterior back slip pocket, and gunmetal-tone hardware. Its CC...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Cruise Lambskin-Trimmed Sequin Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Cruise 2017 Lambskin Trimmed Sequin Classic Flap Bag has been hand-finished by skilled artisans in the label's workshop, it is boasting a metallic two-tone sequin exterior wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Black Pleated Leather Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
STUNNING Chanel black leather classic flap shoulder bag in excellent condition. Pleated black leather upon top flap with diamond quilted leather throughout. gold chain shoulder stra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Flap So Classic Jumbo Maxi Black Sequins Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
This Chanel Classic Single Flap Bag Sequins Jumbo, crafted in black sequins, features woven in leather chain link strap, exterior back slip pocket, and gunmetal-tone hardware. Its CC...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Charcoal Perforated Leather Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautiful Chanel perforated leather classic flap in excellent condition. Grey perforated distressed leather exterior trimmed with silver chain shoulder strap and silver/gold front m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Metallic Maroon Leather Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Flap bags are the most iconic handbags. The classic flap bag is crafted from leather and features the iconic quilted pattern. It has a chain and leather woven strap along wi...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Black Chanel Quilted Leather Maxi Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Black quilted lambskin skin leather Maxi classic flap bag by Chanel. Dual shoulder chain and leather straps. Front flap. Twist-lock logo closure. Leather lined ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Caviar Leather Classic Flap Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
Black Caviar leather vintage Chanel Classic Flap backpack with gold-tone hardware, dual flat shoulder straps, three compartments, black grosgrain lining, dual zip pockets at interior...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

Chanel Pink Rubber Raincoat Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
RARE CHANEL pink raincoat classic flap in excellent condition. Pink rubber quilted classic flap 10 inch shoulder bag with attached nylon print raincoat cover that can be folded up a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Wicker Basket Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
GORGEOUS CHANEL black wicker basket classic flap shoulder bag in excellent condition. Black woven wicker exterior trimmed with gold hardware and woven chain and leather shoulder str...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Transparent Clear Ombre PVC Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel ombre smoke effect faded black and clear transparent vinyl flap with lamb leather. Larger than a medium flap bag, featuring silver hardware and classic interwoven lambskin ch...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Pink Patent Leather Extra Mini Classic Flap
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Pink Patent Leather Extra Mini Classic Flap in excellent condition. Pink patent leather exterior trimmed with silver hardware and woven chain and leather shoulder strap. Signa...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Ultra Grey Tweed Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel grey tweed flap super rare! This bag is in excellent condition, as seen on celebrities like Mischa Barton and Diane Kruger. This is a very rare bag that is hard to find. Will...
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Early 2000s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Jumbo Maxi Lambskin Leather Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel maxi single flap in black lambskin with silver tone hardware. Made in Italy
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Purple Beaded Leather Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Purple Beaded Leather Classic Flap Shoulder Bag in excellent condition. Purple quilted lambskin leather exterior trimmed with silver hardware and delicate purple beads at ever...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

RARE Chanel Chinchilla Fur Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
STUNNING CHANEL chinchilla fur classic flap in excellent condition. Black and grey extremely soft chinchilla fur exterior trimmed with antiqued silver hardware and black leather sid...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Quilted Patent Leather Reissue Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Gorgeous CHANEL patent leather classic flap in excellent condition. Quilted patent leather exterior in deep purple/black trimmed with gunmetal hardware. Front mademoiselle twist cl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Shimmery Leather & Raffia Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Authentic Chanel leather & raffia classic flap bag in NEW-UNUSED condition. Shimmery, pale, ice-blue leather, woven multi-color raffia throughout, matte gold hardware. Interlocking ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Leather Mini Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
BEAUTIFUL Chanel black leather mini classic flap shoulder. Black lambskin exterior trimmed with gold hardware. gold cc logo closure opens to a maroon leather lined interior that ho...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Gold Perforated Leather Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
STUNNING CHANEL gold perforated leather classic flap in excellent condition. Gold perforated leather exterior trimmed with silver hardware. Double silver chain shoulder strap with l...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Patent Leather Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Flap bags are the most iconic handbags. Crafted from black patent leather the bag features the iconic quilted pattern. It has a single chain and leather woven strap along wi...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Red Crocodile 2.55 Classic Flap Handbag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Brighten up your wardrobe with this vivacious rendition of Chanel's small Classic Flap shoulder bag. It is crafted in a beautifully patterned matte alligator skin in a playfully Pari...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Red Crocodile 2.55 Classic Flap Handbag
  • Chanel Red Crocodile 2.55 Classic Flap Handbag
  • Chanel Red Crocodile 2.55 Classic Flap Handbag
  • Chanel Red Crocodile 2.55 Classic Flap Handbag
H 4.73 in. W 7.49 in. D 2.37 in.
Chanel Cream Quilted Leather Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
GORGEOUS Chanel quilted cream leather classic flap shoulder bag in excellent condition. Quilted cream lambskin leather exterior trimmed with silver hardware and snake chain shoulder ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Quilted Bronze Leather Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Quilted Bronze Leather Classic Flap Shoulder Bag in excellent condition. Quilted distressed bronze leather trimmed with woven silver chain and bronze leather wrapped shoulder ...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Silver Paillette Sequin Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
GORGEOUS CHANEL silver paillette sequin classic flap in excellent condition. Silver small paillette sequin exterior trimmed with silver hardware and woven chain and silver leather s...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

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Classic Flap S For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of classic flap s for sale on 1stDibs. Our collection of classic flap s includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Beige, Gray and protectString (more). Finding the perfect accessories for you may mean sifting through those that were made during different time periods — popular versions of these were made as early as the 20th Century and a newer one, made as recently as the 21st Century, can also be found on the site. When shopping for these accessories, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for men or unisex today than there are for women.

How Much are Classic Flap S?

The prices for classic flap s start at $410 and top out at $39,920 with these items, on average, selling for $6,088.

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.