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Chanel brown wool tweed 3 piece skirt suit, c. 1970s
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld
Located in London, GB
Chanel brown wool tweed 3 piece skirt suit. Jacket with gold lion buttons, silk lining with interior gold chain hem. Matching below the knee skirt.
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1970s Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Chanel Silver Grey Metallic Slub Tweed Jacket 1999A 42
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Chanel 1999A silver grey metallic slub tweed jacket. V neck, logo mother of pearl button front with pale grey faux leather trims. The jacket is woven with slubs of pale blue, copper ...
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1990s Jackets

CHANEL 00A blue boucle tweed crystal strass A-line cropped blazer jacket FR42
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Hong Kong, NT
CHANEL 00A blue boucle tweed crystal strass A-line cropped blazer jacket FR42 Brand: CHANEL Designer: Karl Lagerfeld Collection: 00A Model Name / Style: Tweed Jacket Material: Nylon ...
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Early 2000s Blazers

runway CHANEL 12A black pink tweed cap sleeve jewel button vest jacket FR38
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Hong Kong, NT
runway CHANEL 12A black pink tweed cap sleeve jewel button vest jacket FR38 Brand: Chanel Designer: Karl Lagerfeld Collection: Fall Winter 2012 Model Name / Style: Tweed vest Materia...
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2010s Vests

runway CHANEL 09A black boucle tweed wrap collar jade leather belt jacket FR42
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Hong Kong, NT
runway CHANEL 09A black boucle tweed wrap collar jade leather belt jacket FR42 Brand: CHANEL Designer: Karl Lagerfeld Collection: 09A Model Name / Style: Tweed jacket Material: Wool ...
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Early 2000s Blazers

CHANEL 98A vintage lipstick red tweed peak lapel copper CC blazer jacket FR44
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Hong Kong, NT
CHANEL 98A vintage lipstick red tweed peak lapel copper CC blazer jacket FR44 Brand: CHANEL Designer: Karl Lagerfeld Collection: 98A Model Name / Style: Tweed blazer Material: Other;...
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1990s Blazers

CHANEL Cruise 2000 2pc Tri-Color Raw Edge Fringe Tweed Jacket Skirt Suit Size 36
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Thiensville, WI
Chanel Cruise 2000 collection two piece wool boucle tweed suit. Jacket is ivory, navy, tan and taupe color block/stripe with fringe detail. 3/4 length sleeves. Closes at front with s...
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Early 2000s Skirt Suits

Chloe by Karl Lagerfeld Tweed Jacket, 1980s
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chloe, Chloe
Located in Berlin, DE
Chloe by Karl Lagerfeld beige and gold tone tweed jacket from circa 1980s. The buttons are made of mother-of-pearl. There is no size specification - please note the dimensions. It fi...
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1980s Jackets

Chanel Karl Lagerfeld Tweed Jacket with CC Logo Pearl Chains NEW 48FR
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
CHANEL fantasy tweed jacket designed by Karl Lagerfeld A true CHANEL signature item that will last you for many years Stunning colors, so versatile, perfect with jeans or dress it ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Jackets

Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld pastel tweed mini dress jacket, ss 1996
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in London, GB
▪ Chanel pastel tweed mini dress jacket ▪ Designed by Karl Lagerfeld ▪ Silver buttons with coin style engravings ▪ Nipped waist ▪ Silk lining ▪ Wool and nylon blend tweed ▪ Yell...
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1990s Jackets

Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld brown tweed pleated jacket maxi skirt suit, fw 1998
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in London, GB
▪ Chanel brown and beige woven wool tweed skirt suit ▪ Designed by Karl Lagerfeld ▪ Unlined pleated jacket with spread collar ▪ Matching belt with brass-tone caps to each end with 'C...
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1990s Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld lilac tweed jacket and maxi skirt suit, fw 1998
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in London, GB
▪ Chanel lilac tweed skirt suit ▪ Designed by Karl Lagerfeld ▪ Cardigan jacket with dark lilac embroidered lattice trim ▪ 'CC' engraved silver metal cufflink buttons ▪ Maxi skirt wi...
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1990s Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld brown and black tweed and tulle sequin dress, fw 1991
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in London, GB
▪ Chanel brown and black houndstooth maxi dress ▪ Designed by Karl Lagerfeld ▪ Sequin houndstooth pattern ▪ Two silk bows ▪ Maxi skirt made up of four layers of silk tulle with ribb...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld orange and brown knit and tweed jacket dress, fw 1995
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in London, GB
▪ Chanel orange and brown rib knit wool dress ▪ Designed by Karl Lagerfeld ▪ Checked boucle jacket attached to front of dress ▪ CC logo buttons ▪ 4 front pockets ▪ Long knitted ...
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1990s Day Dresses

Chloé by Karl Lagerfeld Vintage Tweed Jacket
By Chloe
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Chloé by Karl Lagerfeld Vintage Gray Wool Bouclé Tweed & Velvet Jacket, 1980s Estimated Size: UK 8-10/ US 4-6/ EU 36-38. Please check measurements. Bust - 34” / 86cm Waist - 30” / ...
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1980s Double-Breasted Jackets

Important Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Pink Sequin Lesage Fantasy Tweed Jacket
By Chanel
Located in Switzerland, CH
Beautiful Chanel tweed jacket In amazing pink pastel colors Signature trimming with shiny sequins From the 1995 collection Seen on topmodels like Christy, Helena and Naomi Jacket wit...
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1990s Jackets

Chanel Fall 2017 tweed Coat
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Carnate, IT
Chanel Coat. From Fall Ready to Wear 2017. Look #1. Designed by Karl Lagerfeld. Featuring four front pockets and silver zip. Fabric is a mix between nylon, pvc, polyester and viscos...
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21st Century and Contemporary Coats

Chanel Cruise 2001 Tweed Coat
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in London, GB
A Chanel tweed coat in ochre and cream checks, from their 2001 Cruise collection designed by Karl Lagerfeld. The coat features a standard collar and a zip finishing at the hips, leav...
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21st Century and Contemporary Coats

Chanel Green Tweed 3/4 Length Sleeves Jacket
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Chanel green, white , black tweed jacket from 2006 cruise collection. - 3/4 length sleeves. - Silver buttons hardware closure. - Two front pockets. - Green silk "CC" camell...
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Early 2000s Jackets

Chanel Tweed Blazer Fall/Winter 1997
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Jacket Fall / Winter 1997 Ready-to-Wear Collection Blazer style jacket Notched lapel Single breasted with five buttons down front of jacket Circular gun met...
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1990s Blazers

1990s Chanel Gunmetal Lame Tweed Babydoll Coat Dress w/ Jeweled Buttons
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in San Francisco, CA
A fantastic 1990s Chanel gunmetal gray wool and lame tweed baby doll coat dress with fringed trim and jeweled buttons. Dolman cut sleeves and faux front pockets. Fully lined in camel...
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1990s Coats and Outerwear

Chanel Ribbon Tweed Dress 38 SS 2011
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Carmel by the Sea, CA
Chanel dress made from woven ribbons and yarn in a buttercream, tan, taupe ribbons and black, white and yellow yarns woven throughout. Fringe selvage detailing at all hem, sleeves an...
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2010s Day Dresses

Chanel Black Fantasy Tweed 3/4 Jacket W/ Turquoise Knit Piping & CC Logo Buttons
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in San Francisco, CA
Chanel long jacket of fantasy tweed in shades of black, white, turquoise and multicolor boucle. 3/4 length jacket with 3/4 length sleeves, turquoise knit piping at pockets and all ed...
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Early 2000s Jackets

Chanel Autumn / Winter 2003 Tweed Zip Up Jacket
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in London, GB
A Chanel autumn/winter 2003 tweed jacket with a zip that fastens up to the collar and is covered with a strap that is buttoned with a gunmetal button adorned with the house logo. Thi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Jackets

Chanel Teal Green Wool Tweed Dress, Fall 2012
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Atlanta, GA
Fall/Winter 2012 Chanel long sleeved shift dress in a beautiful teal green wool tweed fabric accented by silver metallic threading. The dress zips at the back and cuffs with an orna...
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2010s Shift Dresses

  • Chanel Teal Green Wool Tweed Dress, Fall 2012
  • Chanel Teal Green Wool Tweed Dress, Fall 2012
  • Chanel Teal Green Wool Tweed Dress, Fall 2012
  • Chanel Teal Green Wool Tweed Dress, Fall 2012
Size: FR 40 (Best Fits US Size 8)
Unworn Vintage Chanel Spring 1995 Pink Tweed Jacket
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage Chanel pink tweed jacket from spring 1995 collection. - “Chanel’ gold hardware zip closure. - Four front pockets. - “CC’ gold hardware buttons. - Size 40 but fits l...
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1990s Jackets

F/W 2008 Chanel Runway Black Metallic Tweed Shearling Fur Coat Jacket
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 2008 Chanel Runway Please contact us for more images and/or information. CONDITION: Good- Feels hardly worn if at all but there is one pulled thread inside at the hem...
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Early 2000s Coats

WOW! Chanel Limited Edition 28cm Fur & Tweed 'Sac Classique' by Karl Lagerfeld
By Karl Lagerfeld
Located in By Appointment Only, GB
A rare, Limited Edition, ' Sac Classique' Shoulder Bag by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, finished in Choclate Brown Fur, accented with a check Tweed, finished with Silver Palladium hardw...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

1990s Chanel Black Tweed and Fruit Pattern Silk Jacket
By Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Paris, FR
CHANEL BOUTIQUE Black tweed jacket adorned with a black silk galloons printed with colorful fruit pattern The galloons are displayed around the round neck, the lining, the cuffs an...
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1990s Blazers

Chanel 09P 2009 Tweed Jacket Silver Lime White Jacket Sz38
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Lake Park, FL
This is a 2009 Chanel 09P tweed jacket with silver buttons colors white, silver, grey, lime green Size 38 50% cotton 19% wool 18% rayon 6% nylon 1% polyester lining 100% silk...
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21st Century and Contemporary Jackets

Chanel 02A Tulle Confetti Tweed Long Sleeve Off Shoulders Mini Wool Dress sz 38
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Lake Park, FL
This is a Chanel 02A 2002 tulle confetti tweed semi off shoulders long sleeve mini dress Wool blend fully lined Hidden back zipper A Line Fabric composition: 72% wool, a percen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses

Chanel 1996 Gold Top & Pants with Tan Tweed Jacket Set Size 4.
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Atlanta, GA
Chanel 1996 gold silk lame brocade set with tan tweed jacket / coat & gripoix buttons is a French size 38 and fits a size 4. Stunning sleeveless gold lame top has Chanel logo button...
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1990s Trouser Pant Suits

Chanel 2001 01P Pink, Plum, Coral A-Line Fantasy Tweed Skirt FR 38/ US 4 6
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Ormond Beach, FL
Beautiful, "Chanel" 2001 01P fuchsia pink, plum, amethyst, coral fantasy tweed "A-Line" skirt in size FR 38/ US 6. So gorgeous & perfect for Summer. The fantasy tweed is intricate, s...
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Early 2000s A-Line Skirts

Chanel Fall 1991 Denim & Multi Color Tweed Grosgrain Mini Skirt FR 36/ US 2 4
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Ormond Beach, FL
Stunning, vintage "Chanel" Fall 1991 runway blue denim & multi color tweed & bordeaux grosgrain pencil mini skirt in size FR 36/ US 2 & 4. So gorgeous & perfect for all seasons. The ...
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1990s Pencil Skirts

Chanel 2014 14K Camel Tan Supermarket Tweed Jacket & Skirt Suit FR 34/ US 2
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Ormond Beach, FL
Lovely, "Chanel" 2014 14K camel-tan tweed jacket & skirt suit in size FR 34/ 2, from the "Supermarket Collection". The tweed is lightweight, feminine & the perfect camel-tan color wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Skirt Suits

Chanel AW 2010 Faux-Fur Tweed Skirt
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld
Located in London, GB
Iconic Chanel skirt from the Autumn/Winter 2010 "Iceberg" collection. Features tweed waistband and faux fur a-line cut.
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21st Century and Contemporary A-Line Skirts

CHANEL PARIS Lambskin leather & tweed 2pc. pant suit
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Amazing CHANEL PARIS Lambskin leather & tweed 2pc. pant suit. This great 2pc. jacket and pant set was designed by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel during the 2000's in France. The jac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Trouser Pant Suits

Karl Lagerfeld Red Confetti Tweed Cropped Jacket
By Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Carmel by the Sea, CA
Vintage Karl Lagerfeld cropped jacket featured in a red-maroon color with a single button closure and buttons at the cuffs of the sleeves. Jacket is fully lined, composed with wool a...
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Late 20th Century Jackets

Karl Lagerfeld Multicolor/Black Quilted Tweed and Leather Mini Tote
By Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
An absolute delight, this tote is a Karl Lagerfeld creation. Crafted from tweed and leather, the bag features two handles and a fabric interior sized perfectly to hold your essential...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel / Lagerfeld 1991 Neon Pink Fantasy Tweed Jacket
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Chanel 1991 Neon Pink Fantasy Tweed Jacket This is so charming, from the "Scuba "1991 collection , this is edged in pink grossgrain ribbon. Size 36 Bust 40" Waist 32" Sleeve 24"
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1990s Jackets

Chanel Pink/Slate Multi Color Tweed Jacket W Tweed Trimmed Camisole EU 48
By Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel Pink and Slate Multi Color Jacket is classic Coco! Features signature tweed fabric, two on-seam pockets, and double vented back. Finished with 3 buttons front closure and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Single-Breasted Jackets

2001 Chanel cream tweed & sequin jacket
By Karl Lagerfeld
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Chanel cream tweed & sequin jacket...Princess seam, single button jacket has notched lapels, on seam front pockets and long sleeves with single button cuff...Jacket is fully lined iv...
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21st Century and Contemporary Single-Breasted Jackets

Chanel Tweed Vest
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld
Located in San Francisco, CA
Chanel vest designed by Karl Lagerfeld, zips up with fringe, and sequins in a blend of linen, vinyl, cotton, nylon and silk.
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1990s Vests

Chanel high top tweed sneaker boot, EU 37
By Karl Lagerfeld
Located in London, GB
Rare Chanel high-top sneakers. Navy blue, brown, metallic and white tweed, patent leather 'CC' logo at rear, lace closure, rubber sole, brown canvas shell toe and leather interior. ...
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Early 2000s Shoes

Chanel Numbered Haute Couture Braid & Fringe Trimmed Tweed Suit
By Karl Lagerfeld
Located in New Hope, PA
This beautiful tweed suit in shades of black and beige with a hint of coral has the classic Chanel braid trim on the collar, cuffs, pockets and hemline. The jacket is fully lined in ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Skirt Suits

1990s Futuristic Lilac Lavender Chanel Tweed Jacket with Lurex
By Karl Lagerfeld
Located in New York, NY
From the 1990s or possibly later we have this rare spunky Chanel Jacket. From a house known for its classics we live how they've taken this jacket out of the norm with the lured in t...
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Late 20th Century Jackets

Chanel 2004 Cruise Mint Green Tweed Zippered Jacket W. Whimisical Appliques
By Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Just in time for St. Patrick's Day! Chanel Mint Green Zippered Jacket With Whimsical Appliques is a must for connoisseurs of all things Coco! Crafted from Madame Chanel's signature ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Single-Breasted Jackets

Chanel 2009 Cruise Black Wool Tweed & Metallic Lace Twinset w 3-D Beadwork
By Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Stunning Chanel Black Tweed and Lace Twinset is fit for "Mademoiselle" herself. Must be seen to be believed! Ultra-luxurious signature black tweed has been effortlessly paired deli...
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21st Century and Contemporary Twin Sets

Chanel Spring Tweed Jacket With Rolled Cuffs and Frayed Hem
By Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel Spring Tweed Jacket With Rolled Cuffs and Frayed Hem is a wonderful addition to any collection celebrating all things Coco! Features signature tweed in shades of pink, sky, s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Single-Breasted Jackets

Chanel Fringe Fantasy Tweed Jacket
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Wonderful Fringe Fantasy Tweed Jacket from Chanel Spring 2004 This is a lovely shade of gray with gray and black fringe with ruffle black lace details. Sz 40 Bust 40 Sleeve 25"...
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20th Century Jackets

Super rare Chanel Tweed Clogs
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld
Located in London, GB
Rare Chanel clogs designed by Karl Lagerfeld. Features 'COCO' 'CHANEL" in metallic silver leather leathering, patent leather and tweed. Unworn Length - 25 cm / 9.8 inches
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1990s Shoes

Chanel 2008 Spring Cotton/Linen Blend Tweed Wrap Skirt W Inverted Pleat
By Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld's 2008 Spring Wrap Skirt With Inverted Pleat is a welcome addition to any wardrobe that celebrates Mademoiselle! Features luxurious Cotton and Linen Blend Tw...
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Early 2000s Wrap Skirts

Chanel Spring Cotton/Wool Tweed Blend Pale Lavender Double Breasted Jacket
By Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel Spring Cotton and Wool Blend Jacket is a timeless classic. Features, double breasted design and ultra-luxurious signature Tweed in a lovely shade of Pale Lavender. Two patch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Double-Breasted Jackets

Chanel 2001 Cruise Honey and Tan Tweed Dress and Coat Ensemble
By Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel 2001 Cruise Cotton Blend and Silk Dress and Coat Ensemble is an ode to Coco's love of the "Complete Look". Dress features slightly capped sleeves, dropped waist, 100% peach s...
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Early 2000s Dress and Coat Ensembles

Chanel Fall Cranberry Tweed Jacket
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel Fall Jacket is Classic Coco! Features the renowned tweed fabrication, placket front, and three patch pockets. Cuffs have single, working-buttons emblazoned with gold tone ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Jackets

Chanel Black Boucle Wool & Mohair Blend Tweed Sheath Dress Sz 50
By Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel Black Wool and Mohair Blend Sleeveless Sheath is a must-have foundation piece for any woman's wardrobe! Features Mademoiselle's signature boucle wool tweed fabric, sophistica...
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21st Century and Contemporary Sheath Dresses

Chanel Black 100% Cotton Tweed Coat Black Enamel Camellia Buttons Size 48
By Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel Black Tweed Coat is a must for any "Coco Connoisseur"! Influenced by coats worn by officers of years past, coat features ultra luxurious 100% Cotton fabric, elongat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Coats

Chanel Multicolor Pink Tweed Skirt Suit With Banded Waist and Patch Pockets
By Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel Blush Pink Skirt Suit is fit for "Mademoiselle" herself! Features signature mohair, cotton and wool boucle tweed, gold tone buttons, four buttoned flap patch pocket...
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Early 2000s Skirt Suits

Chanel Black and White Tweed Cutaway Jacket W Zipper Piping & Trim Size 48
By Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel Black and White Jacket is classic with just the right amount of "edge"! Features signature silk blend tweed fabric, "cutaway" silhouette, shawl collar an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Single-Breasted Jackets

Chanel Cruise 2004 Iconic Tweed Jacket
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel Cruise 2004 Iconic Jacket is quintessential "Coco"! Finished with "unfinished" yarn hem, this jacket is a welcome addition to any collection of Chanel jackets. Features butt...
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21st Century and Contemporary Single-Breasted Jackets

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Karl Lagerfeld Tweed For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage or contemporary karl lagerfeld tweed for your needs in our varied inventory. Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Beige, Brown, Gray and more in stock now. Making the right choice when shopping for a karl lagerfeld tweed may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 20th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. There have been many well-made iterations of this accessory over the years, but those made by Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld and Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel are often thought to be among the most stylish. 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 Karl Lagerfeld Tweed?

Prices for a karl lagerfeld tweed can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $245 and can go as high as $14,800, while, on average they fetch $1,576.

Karl Lagerfeld Biography and Important Works

More than a mere tastemaker, Karl Lagerfeld devoted himself to the continual pursuit of chic. “My life and my job,” the designer once said, “is to forget myself.” During his five-decade career designing shoes, handbags, evening dresses and other items for Chanel, Fendi, Chloé and many others, Lagerfeld was a quintessential chameleon, ever evolving to embody the times.

An outsize, instantly recognizable personality — his ponytail powdered like an 18th-century viscount, his eyes perpetually shielded by dark glasses, wearing fistfuls of chunky silver jewels — Lagerfeld was, above all, an avatar of style.

Born in Hamburg (in 1933, ’35, or ’38 by varying accounts), Karl Lagerfeld packed his bags for Paris in 1954. His design for a coat won him the International Wool Secretariat and landed him a job with the celebrated couturier Pierre Balmain. He went on to become the designer of Jean Patou, eventually realizing that his seemingly endless ideas could fuel a career as a designer-for-hire. As such, Lagerfeld lent his vision to everyone from Loewe and Max Mara to Krizia and Charles Jourdan, nimbly moving among a diverse range of styles. It was an unprecedented way of working in the days when freelance was still a dirty word. During the late ’60s and ’70s, he refashioned Chloé to reflect the free spirit of the day and, beginning in 1965, joined forces with the Fendi family, taking it from sleepy furrier to fashion’s haute-est stratum.

Because of his track record for reviving and reimagining brands that had grown stagnant, in 1984 Lagerfeld was handed the reins at Chanel, which had been gathering dust since its founder’s heyday. From his first collection, Lagerfeld injected the venerable house with a frisson of modernity. He riffed on its iconography — tweed skirt suits, pearls, camellias — accenting a lexicon of Chanel-isms with tastes of the moment. Despite producing eight collections a year for Chanel, as well as four to five for Fendi, Lagerfeld never faltered in proposing new ideas each time he put pencil to paper.

Lagerfeld’s collections for Chanel, in particular, displayed his knack for synthesizing old and new, high and low. From Watteau (Spring/Summer 1985 couture) and Serge Roche (Spring/Summer 1990 ready-to-wear) to hip-hop fly girls (Fall/Winter 1991 ready-to-wear), surfers (Spring/Summer 2003 ready-to-wear) and ancient Egypt (Pre-Fall 2019), Lagerfeld used each season’s inspiration to conceive Chanel’s signatures anew.

Browse a collection of sophisticated designs by Karl Lagerfeld on 1stDibs, including evening gowns for Chanel, vintage cocktail dresses for Chloé and more.

Finding the Right Clothing for You

From museum-worthy vintage Oscar de la Renta evening dresses and jackets to audacious T-shirts and trousers from provocative punk designer Vivienne Westwood, one thing is abundantly clear: If the clothing available on 1stDibs could talk, it would certainly make a statement. 

For fashion lovers, the 1990s have become associated with styles adopted by today’s supermodels and influencers — think Galliano and Cavalli — but maybe ‘80s accessories are among your (guilty?) pleasures. Playful, boldly colored coats and outerwear from Moschino and other titans of the era can take a simpler ensemble to the next level, while chic and practical suits from the likes of Christian Dior and Chanel remain classic for haute couture advocates and beyond. By exploring the vast array of vintage collections on these pages, you can transform your closet into a retreat that is as retro as it is royal. 

Velvet cocktail dresses and silk evening gowns designed by French-born American couturiere Pauline Trigère — who dressed Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor — have proven timeless since their mid-century debut, while an overcoat by Alexander McQueen is the perfect finishing touch. In fact, an emerald one stays in rotation for Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge.

Those seeking modern high-fashion brands are also in luck. Turn your day-to-day into a runway with selections from Dolce & Gabbana, Yves Saint Laurent and Versace or complete that fresh look with stunning footwear classics from the likes of Gucci and Christian Louboutin. The future — and glamorous past — of fashion is yours for the wearing. 

Build your collection of covetable and iconic vintage garments by shopping on 1stDibs. No matter where you roam, our diverse apparel and accessories will keep you covered in the hottest styles and comfiest black hoodie imaginable.