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

Chanel Jersey Small Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Jersey Small Double Flap Bag. Signature diamond quilted design detail CC turnlock closure Silver-plated hardware Back slip pocket Main compartment itself comes with three di...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Filigree Flap Bag Quilted Jersey Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Scratches on hardware. Accessories: Box, Authenticity Card, Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 12", Height 6", Width 9", Depth 2", Strap Drop 23" Designer: Chan...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Medium Jersey Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Sundbyberg, SE
Black Chanel Classic Medium Jersey Double Flap Bag – Gold-tone hardware – Interlocking CC logo & quilted pattern – Chain-link shoulder straps – Single exterior pocket – Burgundy lea...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Classic Medium Jersey Double Flap Bag
  • Chanel Classic Medium Jersey Double Flap Bag
  • Chanel Classic Medium Jersey Double Flap Bag
  • Chanel Classic Medium Jersey Double Flap Bag
H 5.91 in. W 9.85 in. D 2.76 in.
Chanel Blue Quilted Jersey Diana Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Flap Bags are iconic and monumental in the history of fashion. This Diana bag is a buy that is worth every bit of your splurge. Crafted from blue jersey, it bears their sign...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Blue Quilted Jersey Diana Flap Bag
  • Chanel Blue Quilted Jersey Diana Flap Bag
  • Chanel Blue Quilted Jersey Diana Flap Bag
  • Chanel Blue Quilted Jersey Diana Flap Bag
H 7.09 in. W 2.37 in. L 11.03 in.
Chanel Burgundy Quilted Jersey Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Flap Bags are iconic and monumental in the history of fashion. This bag is a buy that is worth every bit of your splurge. Crafted from burgundy fabric, it bears their signat...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Burgundy Quilted Jersey Flap Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Burgundy Quilted Jersey Flap Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Burgundy Quilted Jersey Flap Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Burgundy Quilted Jersey Flap Shoulder Bag
H 7.49 in. W 2.76 in. L 11.82 in.
Chanel Black Jersey Medium Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
CHANEL Black Quilted Jersey Fabric Medium Classic Double Flap Bag This CHANEL Medium Classic Double Flap Bag is in Excellent Pre-Owned Condition accompanied by Chanel Dust Bag, Box,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Chanel Black Jersey Medium Double Flap Bag
  • Chanel Black Jersey Medium Double Flap Bag
  • Chanel Black Jersey Medium Double Flap Bag
  • Chanel Black Jersey Medium Double Flap Bag
H 2.37 in. W 9.85 in. D 2.76 in.
Chanel Coco Sailor Flap Bag Quilted Jersey Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor creasing and light indentations underneath flap, small marks in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, With Strap Measurements: Handle Drop 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Metallic Grey Quilted Jersey Medium Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in absolute awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Crafted from fabric it features the iconic quilted pattern. It has a chain and leather interw...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Metallic Grey Quilted Jersey Medium Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in absolute awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Crafted from fabric it features the iconic quilted pattern. It has a chain and leather interw...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Metallic Grey Quilted Jersey Medium Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in absolute awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Crafted from fabric it features the iconic quilted pattern. It has a chain and leather interw...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel CC Chain Flap Bag Chevron Knit Jersey Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear on handles and underneath flap, creasing underneath flap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Measurements: Handle Drop 9", Height 6", ...
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21st Century and Contemporary 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 Red Jersey Medium Double Flap Bag with SHW
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Red Medium Double Flap Bag Features adjustable shoulder strap Made In: France Year of Production: 2006 Color: Red Hardware: Silver-tone Materials: Jersey Lining: Red...
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21st Century and Contemporary Novelty Bags

Chanel Burgundy Jersey Double Flap 9" Small Classic Bag GHW
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Burgundy Jersey Double Flap Small Classic Bag GHW Features adjustable mademoiselle chain shoulder straps Made In: France Year of Production: 2002 Color: Burgundy Hardwa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Jersey CC Pyramid Stud Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Add a winning touch to your evening attire with this stylish Chanel flap shoulder bag. It carries the same elegance and beauty as the label's other iconic bags; however, its eccentri...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Magenta Quilted Jersey Medium Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Flap bags are the most iconic handbags. The classic single flap bag is crafted from magenta jersey and features the iconic quilted pattern. It has a chain and jersey woven s...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Jersey CC Pyramid Stud Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Add a winning touch to your evening attire with this stylish Chanel flap shoulder bag. It carries the same elegance and beauty as the label's other iconic bags; however, its eccentri...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Pink Quilted Jersey Jumbo Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from jersey fabric in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Jersey CC Pyramid Stud Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Add a winning touch to your evening attire with this stylish Chanel flap shoulder bag. It carries the same elegance and beauty as the label's other iconic bags; however, its eccentri...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Jersey CC Pyramid Stud Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Add a winning touch to your evening attire with this stylish Chanel flap shoulder bag. It carries the same elegance and beauty as the label's other iconic bags; however, its eccentri...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Purple Quilted Jersey Jumbo Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from fabric in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on the lea...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Magenta Quilted Jersey Medium Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Flap bags are the most iconic handbags. The classic single flap bag is crafted from magenta jersey and features the iconic quilted pattern. It has a chain and jersey woven s...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Magenta Quilted Jersey Medium Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Flap bags are the most iconic handbags. The classic single flap bag is crafted from magenta jersey and features the iconic quilted pattern. It has a chain and jersey woven s...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Grey Quilted Jersey Jumbo Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from grey jersey fabric in their quilt design, it bears their signature labe...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Brown Quilted Jersey Medium Classic Double Flap Bag GHW
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Brown Quilted Jersey Medium Classic Double Flap Bag Features adjustable chain link shoulder strap Made In: France Year of Production: 2002-2003 Color: Brown and goldtone ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Tan Jersey 2.55 East/West Flap Bag RHW
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Tan Jersey 2.55 East/West Flap Bag Features tan patent leather trim and optional leather woven chain link shoulder strap Made In: France Year of Production: 2000-2002 Col...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black 2.55 Double Flap Shoulder Quilted Jersey Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Chanel black quilted jersey 2.55 shoulder bag featuring a double foldover top, a twist lock and a double chain handle, a back patch pocket, gold tone hardware, a red silk ottoman lin...
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1980s Clutches

CHANEL 2.55 Double Flap Jumbo Bag in Black Jersey
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Chanel 2.55 double flap jumbo bag in black jersey. The hardware is in aged gold metal. The interior is in black leather. Worn on shoulder and crossover. Hologram: 1382 ... (2009 to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Square Classic Single Flap Bag Quilted Jersey Mini
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This Chanel Vintage Square Classic Single Flap Bag Quilted Jersey Mini, crafted from beige quilted jersey, features woven-in jersey chain link strap and silver-tone hardware. Its CC ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Light Pink Quilted Jersey Medium Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Flap bags are the most iconic handbags. The classic single flap bag is crafted from light pink jersey and features the iconic quilted pattern. It has a chain and jersey wove...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Pink/White Quilted Perforated Jersey Medium Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from perforated fabric in their quilt design, it bears their signature label...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Purple Quilted Jersey 227 Re-Issue Double Flap Bag RHW
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Purple Quilted Jersey 227 Re-Issue Double Flap Bag Features adjustable shoulder strap Made in: Italy Year of Production: 2012-2013 Color: Purple and gunmetal...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Navy Quilted 2.55 Jersey 227 Double Flap Bag GHW
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Navy 2.55 Jersey 227 Double Flap Bag Features mademoiselle chain strap and re-issue rectangular twist lock with CHANEL engraved Made in: Italy Year of Production: 2012 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Light Pink Quilted Jersey Medium Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Flap bags are the most iconic handbags. The classic single flap bag is crafted from light pink jersey and features the iconic quilted pattern. It has a chain and jersey wove...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Multicolor Jersey Fabric Jumbo Reissue 2.55 Classic 227 Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Every Chanel creation carries an irreplaceable style, like this stunner, Reissue 2.55 Classic 227 flap bag. It has been exquisitely crafted from jersey fabric in a quilted pattern. I...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Chanel Black Jersey Reissue 2.55 225 Medium Double Flap Classic Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Jersey Reissue 225 Double Flap Bag Made in: France Year of Production: 2006-2008 Color: Black Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Jersey and metal Lining: Black leathe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Novelty Bags

Chanel Navy Blue Quilted Jersey Reissue 2.55 Classic 227 Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Flap Bags are iconic and noteworthy in the history of fashion. Hence, this Reissue 2.55 is a buy that is worth every bit of your splurge. Exquisitely crafted from navy blue ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Mini Full Flap Shoulder bag in red quilted leather and jersey, GHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, Paris
Splendid and rare Chanel Classic bag full flap bi-material in red quilted jersey and lambskin leather, gold-tone metal trim, gold-tone metal chain interwoven with red leather. Flap c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Red Jersey East/West Classic 2.55 Reissue Double Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Quilted red jersey with antiqued silvertone hardware. c.2006-2008 Bijoux double chain strap which can be doubled or worn long. Long chain is long enough to go cross body. Double ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Jersey Reissue 2.55 Reissue 225 Double Flap Bag with Box
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Jersey Reissue 2.55 Reissue 225 Double Flap Bag Features reissue twist lock at front and mademoiselle chain link strap Made In: France Color: Black Hardware: Goldtone M...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Jersey Patent Leather 2.55 East West Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Fall in love instantly with this brilliant flap bag by Chanel. Made from quilted jersey and patent leather, it is just about splendid as a style statement and for your essentials. Th...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

CHANEL RARE Vintage '50's Brown Quilted Jersey 2.55 Medium Classic Flap Bag GHW
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Vintage '50's Brown Quilted Jersey 2.55 Medium Classic Flap Bag Features fabric and chain link shoulder strap- convertable from two to one strap. This bag was the original 2...
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1950s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Jersey Fabric 2.55 Reissue Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
Exquisitely crafted from black fabric, this Reissue 2.55 flap bag from Chanel has the signature mademoiselle lock on the flap closure. It has a quilted pattern all over and the piece...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Medium Jersey Quilted Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Medium Jersey Quilted Flap Bag -Black quilted jersey bag -Gold toned hardware -Flap bag with twist clasp -One main interior pocket with one zipped pocket -Gold toned woven sh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Red Quilted Jersey Diana Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Flap Bags are iconic and monumental in the history of fashion. This Diana bag is a buy that is worth every bit of your splurge. Crafted from red jersey fabric, it bears the ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Red Quilted Jersey Diana Flap Bag
  • Chanel Red Quilted Jersey Diana Flap Bag
  • Chanel Red Quilted Jersey Diana Flap Bag
  • Chanel Red Quilted Jersey Diana Flap Bag
H 7.09 in. W 2.37 in. L 11.03 in.
Chanel Diana Flap Bag Quilted Jersey Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Faint wear on exterior and in interior, wear and darkening on chain strap, minor scratches on hardware. Accessories: Box, Authenticity Card, With Strap Measuremen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Blue Quilted Jersey Diana Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Flap Bags are iconic and monumental in the history of fashion. This Diana bag is a buy that is worth every bit of your splurge. Crafted from blue jersey, it bears their sign...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Blue Quilted Jersey Diana Flap Bag
  • Chanel Blue Quilted Jersey Diana Flap Bag
  • Chanel Blue Quilted Jersey Diana Flap Bag
  • Chanel Blue Quilted Jersey Diana Flap Bag
H 7.09 in. W 2.37 in. L 11.03 in.
Chanel Diana Flap Bag Quilted Jersey Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Faint wear on exterior and in interior, wear and darkening on chain strap, minor scratches on hardware. Accessories: Box, Authenticity Card, With Strap Measuremen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Jersey Embroidered Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel Black Jersey Embroidered Flap Bag- Pristine Condition; appears never carried From the Paris- Dallas Métiers D’art Pre-Fall 2014 collection, it has a southwestern theme with em...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Red Chevron Jersey Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Red Chevron Jersey Mini Flap Bag Red flap bag V-stitch detailing Jersey material Silver hardware Silver chain strap 'CC' design clasp Medium sized Large pocked inside Two ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Coco Sailor Flap Bag Quilted Jersey Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Chanel Coco Sailor Flap Bag Quilted Jersey Medium presented in the brand's Cruise 2014 Collection is a fresh, limited edition piece made for avid Chanel lovers. Crafte...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Single Flap Bag Chevron Jersey Mini
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Chanel Classic Single Flap Bag Chevron Jersey Mini is a timeless essential for any modern woman. Crafted in blue jersey, this classic flap bag features woven-in leathe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Double Flap Bag Quilted Jersey Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This Chanel Classic Double Flap Bag Quilted Jersey Medium, crafted from pink quilted jersey, features woven-in jersey chain strap, exterior back pocket and silver-tone hardware. Its ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Chanel CC Flap Bag Quilted Jersey East West
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This Chanel CC Flap Bag Quilted Jersey East West, crafted from black quilted jersey, features woven-in leather chain strap and matte gold-tone hardware. Its flap with CC turn-lock cl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Single Flap Bag Quilted Jersey Mini
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Faint fraying on exterior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Measurements: Height 5", Width 8", Depth 2.5", Strap Drop 22.5" Designer: Chan...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Single Flap Bag Quilted Jersey Mini
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Minor wear on exterior and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Measurements: Height 4.5", Width 8", Depth 2.5", Strap Drop 23" De...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Blue Quilted Jersey Small Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
Blue quilted jersey fabric Chanel small flap bag with silver-tone hardware, small pocket at back, two interior pockets (one zippered), and CC turnlock closure at front. 21931MSC MLR
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Coco Sailor Flap Bag Quilted Jersey Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Chanel Coco Sailor Flap Bag Quilted Jersey Medium presented in the brand's Cruise 2014 Collection is a fresh, limited edition piece made for avid Chanel lovers. Crafte...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Coco Sailor Flap Bag Quilted Jersey Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Chanel Coco Sailor Flap Bag Quilted Jersey Medium presented in the brand's Cruise 2014 Collection is a fresh, limited edition piece made for avid Chanel lovers. Crafte...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

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Jersey Flap Bag For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the vintage or contemporary jersey flap bag you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Black, Red, Pink and protectString (more) in stock now. You’re likely to find the perfect jersey flap bag 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 a jersey flap bag for sale for women should be easy, but there are 71 pieces available to browse for men as well.

How Much is a Jersey Flap Bag?

The price for a jersey flap bag starts at $530 and tops out at $5,900, and on average, selling for $2,260.

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.