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Chanel Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Crafted from luxurious lambskin leather, this timeless Chanel flap bag features a diamond quilt finish and a versatile leather shoulder strap chain that can be worn on the shoulder o...
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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
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  • Chanel Black Maxi Single Classic Flap
H 9.5 in. W 4 in. L 13 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 Medium Classic Flap Bag Metallic Silver
By Chanel
Located in Antwerp, BE
Very good condition Chanel Medium Classic Flap Bag Metallic Silver The Chanel classic flap bag is a bag that has been turning heads for more than half a century. It was created by ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Medium Classic Flap Bag Metallic Silver
  • Chanel Medium Classic Flap Bag Metallic Silver
  • Chanel Medium Classic Flap Bag Metallic Silver
  • Chanel Medium Classic Flap Bag Metallic Silver
H 6.3 in. W 10.24 in. D 3.15 in.
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

Rare Chanel Aged Silver Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Antwerp, BE
This rare Chanel Classic flap bag is a must-have for all fashion lover, espacially in this limited white silverish aged calfskin. Crafted from aged calfskin , this beautiful bag sho...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Classic Flap Wallet
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This gorgeous wallet from the house of Chanel is crafted from leather and carries a lovely quilted exterior. Styled with a CC-adorned flap, the wallet is equipped with an interior to...
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2010s Wallets

  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Classic Flap Wallet
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Classic Flap Wallet
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Classic Flap Wallet
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Classic Flap Wallet
H 4.14 in. W 0.79 in. L 7.09 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 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

Chanel Maxi Camel Lambskin Single Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Antwerp, BE
Good Preloved Condition Chanel Maxi Camel Lambskin Single Classic Flap Bag The Chanel Classic Flap bag is undisputedly one of the most important accessories in the history of fashi...
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21st Century and Contemporary 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

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 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 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 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 Classic Flap Boy Perforated Medium Red Leather
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
Red perforated lambskin leather trimmed with shining silver hardware. Adjustable chain and leather shoulder shoulder strap. Front pinch style single flap closure opens to a beige ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Navy Vintage Resort Blue White Tweed Nautical Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Classic Flap Navy Vintage Resort Blue White Tweed Nautical Flap Bag Year: 2008 {VINTAGE 13 Years} Gold hardware Two interior pockets Navy blue lambskin lined interior Gold bi...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Blue Python Snakeskin XL Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Blue Python Snakeskin XL Classic Flap Shoulder Bag in excellent condition. Matte blue python snakeskin exterior trimmed with silver hardware and woven chain and leather should...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Vintage Chanel Black Denim Maxi Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Black Denim Maxi Classic Flap Shoulder Bag in very good condition. Quilted black denim exterior trimmed with gold hardware. Front CC logo twist closure opens via single flap t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vertical Stripe Quilted Reissue Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Vertical Stripe Quilted Classic Flap Reissue in excellent condition. Beautiful metallic champagne gold leather exterior in unique vertical stripe quilted pattern with matte go...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Beige Leather Chain Stitch Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Beige Leather Gunmetal Chain Quilted Classic Flap Shoulder Bag in very good condition. Soft beige quilted lambskin leather exterior trimmed with gunmetal hardware and delicate...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Leather Ultimate Stitch Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Black Leather Ultimate Stitch Classic Flap Shoulder Bag in excellent condition. Black calfskin leather exterior trimmed with thick black top stitching and silver hardware. Dou...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

RARE Chanel Metallic Green Patent Leather Jumbo Classic Flap
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Metallic Green Patent Leather Jumbo Classic Flap in excellent condition. Metallic green quilted patent leather exterior trimmed with silver hardware and signature woven chain ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Tan Leather Lattice Canebiers Medium Classic Flap Bag
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Tan Leather Lattice Canebiers Medium Classic Flap Bag in excellent condition. Tan lambskin leather exterior trimmed with a black knotted lattice cord cage and silver hardware....
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Small Classic Flap Bag in Chocolate Brown GHW
By Chanel
Located in Antwerp, BE
Chanel Small Classic Flap Bag in Chocolate Brown GHW Chanel Classic Flap Bag in small with double flap in beautiful smooth quilted chocolate brown lambskin and gold hardware. T...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Small Rare Tweed Cream Beige Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel small cream and grey and multi color tweed with large CC logo and interlocking clasp 2004 {VINTAGE 17 Years} Antique silver hardware Interwoven chain Interior center pocket ...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Patent Leather 2 way Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Black Patent Leather 2 way Classic Flap Shoulder Bag in very good condition. Black quilted patent leather exterior trimmed with silver hardware. 2 separate compartments each w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Hidden Sequins Mesh Jumbo Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Hidden Sequins Mesh Jumbo Classic Flap Shoulder Bag in excellent condition. Black mesh nylon quilted in signature diamond pattern with silver paillette sequins under the top l...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL burgundy quilted wool JERSEY CLASSIC FLAP Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Zürich, CH
Chanel Vinatge shoulder bag in raisin wool jersey featuring light gold-tone chain strap and CC turn-lock. Lined in burgundy calfskin with on ezipper pocket against the back and one o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Gabrielle Brasserie Menu Burgundy & Black Lambskin Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Brasserie Gabrielle Menu Classic Flap Clutch is sold out everywhere. A beautiful and elegant piece for a Chanel collector.
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2010s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Chanel Classic Flap 2.55 Reissue Vintage Classic Quilted Rare Dark Denim Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Dark Denim Classic Quilted 2.55 Flap Bag Rare 1998 {VINTAGE 23 Years} Gold-tone hardware Turn-lock in front Classic back pocket Lined in black lambskin leather Inter...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Graffiti Limited Edition Runway Newspaper Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Limited Edition Hand Painter Newspaper Graffiti Classic Flap Year: 2016 Aged Silver Hardware 10" W x 2.4" D x 6" H Strap Drop: 9" 1 Exterior Pockets 3 Interior Pockets Made ...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Electric Crochet Collectors Blue Cloth Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Classic Flap Electric Crochet Collectors Blue Cloth Shoulder Bag Year: 2014 Silver hardware Interior zipper pocket Interior blue canvas lining Strap drop 11” 6” H x 10” W x 2...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Medium Crochet Nature Tweed Fringe Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Black Medium Crochet Nature Tweed Fringe Classic Flap Bag circa 2008-2009 black cotton/silver-plated metal concealed magnetic fastening signature interlocking CC logo cha...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Flap 2.55 Baby Pink Tweed Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Soft Pink Tweed Vintage 2.55 Double Classic Flap 2005 {VINTAGE 16 Years} Silver hardware CC turnlock logo Double flaps Tweed Height: 7"; Width:10.5" ; Depth: 3" Made in Fr...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel XL Classic Flap Limited Edition Maxi Blue Caviar Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Limited Edition Caviar Blue Roi Maxi Classic Flap Bag Year: 2009 {VINTAGE 12 Years} Silver hardware Diamond quilted caviar leather Classic interwoven chain strip CC turn...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel 80s Black Lambskin Extra Long Elongated Classic Flap Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel black lamsbkin extra long elongated classic flap clutch 1989 {VINTAGE 32 Years} Giant long lambskin leather clutch flap bag Gold hardware CC turnlock closure Interior long zi...
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1980s Clutches

Chanel Marine Navy Patent Leather Jumbo Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Navy Patent Leather Jumbo Classic Flap Shoulder Bag in excellent like-new condition. Navy patent leather quilted exterior trimmed with silver hardware and 2 different size qui...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Turquoise Lambskin Quilted Rectangular Mini Classic Flap Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Turquoise Lambskin Quilted Rectangular Mini Classic Flap Crossbody Bag Made In: Italy Year of Production: 2019 Color: Turquoise Hardware: Brushed goldtone Materials: Lambskin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Black Leather Mosaic Studded Accordion Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Black Leather Mosaic Studded Accordion Classic Flap Shoulder Bag in excellent condition. Black Leather exterior trimmed with silver chiclet style mosaic studs on top flap crea...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black on Black Patent Leather Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Black on Black Patent Leather Classic Flap Shoulder Bag in excellent condition. Black patent leather exterior trimmed with black hardware. Mademoiselle twist closure opens to ...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Quilted Microfiber Acqua Blue Nylon Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Soft Chanel microfiber acqua flap Year: 2012 Silver hardware Interwoven chain Interlocking CC clasp Interior zipper closure Interior center zippered pocket Strap drop: Single 19" Do...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Portfolio Caviar Briefcase Black Leather Laptop Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Black Flap Laptop Bag 1.75" Approx. handle drop Caviar leather Front flap with CC turnlock closure Gold tone hardware 1 Interior slip pocket, 1 interior zip pocket 1 Exterior...
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1990s Briefcases and Attachés

Chanel Classic Flap Quilted Black Lambskin Leather Cross Body Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel black lambskin quilted flap Year: 2013 Antique gold hardware CC turnlock closure Classic interwoven chain Lambskin Burgundy interior lining Interior rear open back pocket Int...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Red Lambskin Stripe Diana Medium Vintage Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel red Lady Diana Medium Classic Bag 1993 {VINTAGE 28 Years} Vintage red lambskin leather with gold hardware and classic cc interlocking clasp closure Beige lambskin interior li...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Chain Around Mini Dark Blue Clutch Mini Classic Flap
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel dark navy mini chain around clutch flap Spring 2004 {VINTAGE 17 Years} Silver Hardware Signature CC Turnlock Triple classic interwoven chains around entire bag Beige monogram...
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Early 2000s Clutches

Chanel Bright Red Micro Mini Patent Leather Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Small Chanel red patent leather quilted sparkle flap. 2005 {VINTAGE 16 Years} Gold hardware Bijoux chain Red lambskin lined interior One small interior pocket Strap Drop: Single 7” ...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Maxi Classic Flap Bag - Burgundy Caviar Leather Silver Hardware
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Exquisite Chanel Classic Maxi double flap bag in burgundy caviar leather with silver hardware. This bag is preloved and shows signs of wear on the corners and interior but is in ver...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Red Quilted Leather CC Classic Flap Wallet on Chain
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Constructed from red leather, this wallet on chain from Chanel is quite impressive! It features an exterior that is detailed with the signature quilted pattern and the iconic CC logo...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Maxi Classic Flap Bag - Gold Patent Leather Gold Hardware
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Exquisite Chanel Classic Maxi single flap bag in gold patent leather with gold hardware. This bag is preloved and shows signs of wear on the corners and interior but is in very good...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Handbag Classic Flap Boy Brick Mini Studded Classic Logo CC Navy Blue Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Boy Brick Mini Studded WOC Classic Logo CC Flap Bag Year: 2016 Ruthenium brass hardware Chanel CC logo and studded brick accents Diamond quilted lambskin leather at rear...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

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