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Vintage Chanel Lambskin Jumbo Classic Flap Bag XL Black
By Chanel
Located in Hiroshima City, JP
Vintage Chanel jumbo classic flap bag in excellent vintage condition. Biggest classic in 2.55 Family. This vintage Chanel jumbo classic adds effortless cool to any outfit. Thanks to ...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Black Lambskin Quilted Leather Gold Top Handle Evening Kelly Flap Bags
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1996 Collection Lambskin Leather Gold Tone Hardware Leather Lining Mini Bag Measures 5.5" W x 4.25" H x 2.5" D Mini Bag Handle Drop 2.75" Medium Ba...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

Chanel Cloudy Bundle Hobo Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
These are professional pictures of the actual item offered by Rebag. Condition: Damaged. Heavy odor throughout. Moderate creasing and scuffs on exterior, trims and handle, wear and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hobo Bags

Chanel Quilted Lambskin Crossbody Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Lambskin Chanel quilted soft leather with magnetic closure and interior double compartments. 2016 Black leather Antique gold hardware Interior zipper pocket 5 charms Interwoven cha...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Multicolor Lambskin Wool Girl Bag
By Chanel
Located in Lugano, Ticino
Chanel Multicolor Lambskin Wool Girl Bag, 2015 - 100% authentic Chanel - textured wool - black lambskin leather strap - top opening with zipper - zipper pocket inside - black fabric ...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Chanel Multicolor Lambskin Wool Girl Bag
  • Chanel Multicolor Lambskin Wool Girl Bag
  • Chanel Multicolor Lambskin Wool Girl Bag
  • Chanel Multicolor Lambskin Wool Girl Bag
H 10.24 in. W 1.97 in. L 13.78 in.
Chanel Tote Bag Vintage Black Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Roosendaal, NL
From the collection of SAVINETI we offer this Chanel Vintage Tote Bag: - Brand: Chanel - Model: Tote Bag - Year: 1990s - Code: half hologram (not entirely readable anymore) - Condit...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Tote Bag Vintage Black Lambskin
  • Chanel Tote Bag Vintage Black Lambskin
  • Chanel Tote Bag Vintage Black Lambskin
  • Chanel Tote Bag Vintage Black Lambskin
H 8.67 in. W 4.93 in. L 11.82 in.
Chanel Tote Bag Vintage White Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Roosendaal, NL
From the collection of Savineti we offer this Chanel Vintage Tote Bag.: - Brand: Chanel - Model: Tote Bag - Year: 1996-1997 - Code: 4190686 - Condition: Good (small spots at the corn...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Tote Bag Vintage White Lambskin
  • Chanel Tote Bag Vintage White Lambskin
  • Chanel Tote Bag Vintage White Lambskin
  • Chanel Tote Bag Vintage White Lambskin
H 7.29 in. W 5.12 in. L 11.42 in.
Chanel Red Lambskin Maxi Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Red Lambskin Maxi Flap Bag is in pristine condition. Timeless and beautiful, the Maxi in bright red with silver hardware is guaranteed to add that wow factor t...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Red Lambskin Maxi Flap Bag
  • Chanel Red Lambskin Maxi Flap Bag
  • Chanel Red Lambskin Maxi Flap Bag
  • Chanel Red Lambskin Maxi Flap Bag
H 9 in. W 13 in. D 3.5 in.
Chanel Brown Pleated Lambskin Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Brown Pleated Lambskin Flap Bag is in very good condition. The unique silhouette and gathered details make this Chanel a standout piece in any collection. Ri...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Lambskin Vintage Camera Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Lambskin Camera Bag is in excellent vintage condition from the 1980's. A truly classic piece, it is a must have for any collection. Black structured case in ...
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Late 20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Aline Bag Milo Lambskin and Swift Mini
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate wear and darkening on base corners, heavy indentations on rear and interior opening trim. Cracking on side opening wax edges, scratches on hardware. Accesso...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hobo Bags

Chanel Fuchsia Lambskin Maxi Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Fuchsia Lambskin Maxi Classic Flap is in pristine condition, appearing never carried. A truly timeless piece, the Maxi is certain to hold its value. Vibrant fu...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Powder Blue Lambskin Small 19 Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Powder Blue Quilted Leather Small 19 Shoulder Bag - Stunning 2021 release in a light powder blue coloured leather, complemented by gold, silver & ruthenium-tone chain strap -...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hobo Bags

Chanel Black Lambskin Bucket Drawstring Pearl Small Shoulder Bag SS 2021
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
From the Spring/Summer 2021 collection. This limited Edition Chanel bag is made with lambskin leather with diamond quilting in black. The bag features pearl embellishments, a chain i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Hermes Aline Bag Milo Lambskin and Swift Mini
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear and darkening on base corners, light creasing and scuffs on exterior, strap and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Box Measuremen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hobo Bags

Chanel Black Lambskin Leather Maxi Bag
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Black Maxi Single Flap Bag. Black lambskin leather with gold hardware. Most coveted combo from Chanel. Classic bags are going up. Can be worn crossbody or doubled as a shoulde...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Valentino Teal Lambskin Shoulder Tote Handbag
By Valentino
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This gorgeous Valentino shoulder bag is a must have for every fashionable wardrobe. The exterior is in mint condition featuring plush teal lambskin leather with a gorgeous rose ruff...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Phone Holder Crossbody Bag Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Creasing, heavy scuffs and indentations on exterior, moderate wear on base and opening corners. Wear on strap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Christian Dior Diorama Flap Bag Lambskin Small
By Christian Dior
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Minor darkening on flap corner, glue stains on base, flap edges and opening corners. Discoloration on flap opening corner, cracking on flap opening corner wax e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Christian Dior Diorama Flap Bag Lambskin Small
By Christian Dior
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Creasing, wear, scuffs and indentations on exterior and underneath flap, moderate wear on base and flap corners. Glue stains on side and front...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Tricolor Single Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing, wear, scuffs and indentations on exterior, marks on rear. light scuffs underneath flap. Minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Du...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Balmain Quilted Lambskin Leather B-Bag 21 Crossbody
By Balmain
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
From Balmain's Fall 2019 runway in collaboration with Cara Delevingne. B-Bag 21 crafted in diamond quilted lambskin leather, has a structured form that is bold yet elegant taking the...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Chocolate Bar Multipocket Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate creasing, weer and scuffs on exterior and underneath flap,scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, Dust Bag Measurements: Height 6.5", Width 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hobo Bags

Chanel Green Lambskin Leather Small Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
Chanel Green Lambskin Leather Small Boy Bag with gold-tone hardware, interior zip pockets, leather lining, leather shoulder strap, snap closure.
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20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Navy Lambskin Maxi Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Navy Lambskin Maxi Flap Bag is in pristine condition. In a very deep shade of navy, it appears nearly black. This adds to the versatile nature of the classic ...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Coco Shelter Bowling Bag Quilted Shiny Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Light wear on base corners, shoulder pad and in interior, creasing on exterior. Darkening on strap edges, scratches and discoloration on hardw...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hobo Bags

Chanel Boy Wallet on Chain Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Damaged. Odor in interior. Repainted exterior and flap edges, wear and darkening on base corners and strap, darkening and scuffs on exterior. Indentations on front underne...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Lambskin Chain Around Phone Holder Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Lambskin Chain Around Phone Holder Bag has been hand-finished by skilled artisans in the label's workshop, it is boasting a black lambskin exterior, this design is accented wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Chanel Lambskin Chain Around Phone Holder Bag
  • Chanel Lambskin Chain Around Phone Holder Bag
  • Chanel Lambskin Chain Around Phone Holder Bag
  • Chanel Lambskin Chain Around Phone Holder Bag
H 8.5 in. W 3.75 in. D 1.75 in.
2004 Yves Saint Laurent Mamounia Brown Lambskin Shoulder Bag
By Tom Ford
Located in Houston, TX
This gorgeous cocoa brown split leather suede hobo shoulder bag by Yves Saint Laurent is both sculptural and wonderfully relaxed. The smooth lambskin full grain aniline body of the p...
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Early 2000s Hobo Bags

Stylish Chic Gucci Camel Hobo Quilted Lambskin Leather Handbag
By Gucci
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Gucci camel quilted lambskin leather handbag. - Famous hobo style. - Single flat leather handle with gold toned buckles closure. - Interior zip pocket.
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21st Century and Contemporary 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 33 Years} Gold hardware Black lambskin diamond stitch Red lambskin interior lining Classic interwoven long cha...
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor throughout. Moderate wear on exterior corners, faint scuffs underneath flap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, Box Measurements: Handl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Ribbon Round Clutch With Chain Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Faint scuffs on exterior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Authenticity Card, Box Measurements: Height 5", Width 5", Depth 2", Strap Drop 23" Desig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Bottega Veneta Cassette Padded Lambskin Leather Crossbody Bag
By Bottega Veneta
Located in New York, NY
The famous Bottega Veneta Cassette Padded lambskin yellow leather crossbody bag. Adjustable shoulder strap with gold-colored metal buckle closure. Front flap with magnetic snap butto...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear and darkening on base and flap corners, small scuffs on exterior, bubbling underneath flap. Indentations on front underneath flap, scratches on hardware. A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Odor in interior. Heavy wear, discoloration, oil slick discoloration, scuffs and indentations on exterior, shoulder pad and underneath flap, wear and small marks in ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Diamond Tassel Crossbody Quilted Lambskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate creasing, wear and discoloration on exterior, wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Height 6.5", Width 6.5...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Tricolor Double Crossbody Bag Quilted Lambskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear and darkening on base and flap corners, indentations on exterior and on front underneath flap. Scuffs and minor creasing underneath flap, light wear in int...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Classic Double Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Maxi
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Minor wear on base and flap corners, rear pocket edges and strap, light creasing and scuffs on exterior and underneath flap. Indentations and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Single Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Mini
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Light wear on exterior, creasing and minor scuffs underneath flap and in exterior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Measurements: Height 5", Wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Wear on exterior, shoulder pad and in interior, creasing and scuffs on exterior and underneath flap, bubbling on shoulder pad. Moderate discoloration in interior, sc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder 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 Boy Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Scuffs on exterior and underneath flap, moderate wear on exterior, flap edges and in interior. Peeling on flap edge, indentations underneath flap, marks in interior,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Marigold Lambskin Jumbo Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Marigold Lambskin Jumbo Classic is in pristine condition. A vibrant hue of golden yellow makes it a must have for any collection. Marigold lambskin is quilted...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Dior Yellow Cannage Lambskin Medium Lady Dior Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in New York, NY
Dior Yellow Cannage Lambskin Medium Lady Dior Bag SKU: 112644 MSRP: USD 5,200.00 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Condition Description: Renamed in honor of Princess Diana, the Lady Dior ...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Side Packs Crossbody Bag Quilted Lambskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Heavy odor in interior. Heavy discoloration, scuffs and small marks on exterior, strap and underneath flap, creasing on sides and base. Wear and darkening on base co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Fuschia Lambskin Jumbo Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Fuschia Lambskin Jumbo Classic Flap is in pristine condition. The highly sought after Jumbo Classic is breathtaking in this vivid shade of spicy hot pink. Quil...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Lavender Lambskin Jumbo Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Lavender Lambskin Jumbo Classic Flap is in pristine condition. The highly sought after Jumbo Classic is breathtaking in this feminine shade of soft lavender. Q...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Red Lambskin Paris Byzance Takeaway Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Red Lambskin Paris Byzance Takeaway Flap Bag is in excellent condition. From the 2011 collection, the edgy take on a reissue flap bag is unique and beautiful. ...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Mint Lagoon Lambskin Maxi Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Mint Lagoon Lambskin Maxi Flap Bag is in pristine condition. The breathtaking color in the Maxi silhouette is a brilliant addition to any collection. Vibrant mi...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Matte Silver Lambskin Maxi Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Matte Silver Lambskin Maxi Classic Flap is in very good condition. The matte silver finish makes this Timeless Classic extra glamorous. Muted silver lambskin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Studded Calfskin Lambskin Paris Dallas Flap Black
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This unique classic handbag is beautifully crafted of diamond quilted calfskin leather on the bottom and a lambskin CC studded flap. The bag features ruthenium chain link straps wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage Diamond Stitch Boston Bag Quilted Lambskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Heavy creasing on exterior, moderate wear and scuffs on exterior, shoulder pad and handles. Wear and small marks in interior, scratches and tarnish on hardware. Acce...
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21st Century and Contemporary Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Chanel Vintage Diamond Stitch Boston Bag Quilted Lambskin XL
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Wear on base corners, creasing and scuffs on exterior, cracking and peeling on handle wax edges. Bubbling on shoulder pad, heavy discoloration and wear underneath sh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Chanel large blue soft lambskin flap with extra thick chunky chain
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel large blue soft lambskin flap with extra thick chunky chain Year: 2006 Silver hardware Classsic CC turnlockclosure Soft blue lambskin Interior center zippered pocket 8”H x 1...
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Early 2000s Hobo Bags

Chanel large blue soft lambskin flap with extra thick chunky chain
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel large blue soft lambskin flap with extra thick chunky chain Year: 2006 Silver hardware Classsic CC turnlockclosure Soft blue lambskin Interior center zippered pocket 8”H x 1...
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Early 2000s Hobo Bags

Chanel Rare Metallic Mesh Quilted Soft Quilted Lambskin Mini Bag Small
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel black mesh chain soft lambskin quilted tote Year: 2008 Antique silver hardware Mesh chain strap with Chanel engraved on base Mesh print large CC zipper pull Grey satin micro...
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Early 2000s Hobo Bags

Woven lambskin with Patent Lambskin Leather Shoulder Bag
Located in New York, NY
Soft and supple combination of lambskin and patent lambskin leather woven together shoulder bag has three sectional interior. Of the three sections, the center one has a zipper closi...
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1980s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Metallic Mesh Silver-Tone Soft Lambskin Quilted Mini Small Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel black mesh chain soft lambskin quilted tote Year: 2008 Antique silver hardware Mesh chain strap with Chanel engraved on base Mesh print large CC zipper pull Grey satin micro...
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Early 2000s Hobo Bags

Chanel Metallic Mesh Limited Edition Soft Quilted Black Lambskin Leather Hobo
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Limited Edition Jumbo Mesh Chain Lambskin Quilted Hobo Satchel 2008 {VINTAGE 14 Years} Silver gunmetal hardware Mesh chainmail strap CC logo mesh zipper pull detail Main in...
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Early 2000s Hobo Bags

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Lambskin Bags For Sale on 1stDibs

Find an extraordinary variety of lambskin bags available on 1stDibs. Many people prefer Black lambskin bags, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Beige, Gray and more options on these pages. If you’re looking for accessories from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find some that date back to the 18th Century while other versions may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. 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 Lambskin Bags?

Prices for lambskin bags can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $225 and can go as high as $19,920, while these items, on average, fetch $3,085.

Chanel Biography and Important Works

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

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

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

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

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

Browse vintage Chanel evening dresses, jackets and more on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Handbags and Purses for You

An integral part of fashion, handbags and purses have been indispensable accessories ever since we began to carry around personal items. Level of craftsmanship, style and shape matters — from coin purses in ancient Greece to early 20th-century opera bags and onward, handbags have evolved considerably over the years to meet our needs and desires, whether or not you happen to be prioritizing functionality over a flashy exterior.

Once, a single “It” handbag ruled each fashion season. No more. Today, handbag lovers are savvier and have a wider range of shopping options. Nevertheless, classic bags still rule.

“It is not a fashion bag — it is a statement bag,” says Mightychic's Debra Kent of Hermès's widely beloved accessories. “When you carry an iconic Hermès bag — Birkin, Kelly, Constance — no one knows how long you have been into this culture or if you are a newbie. Your status is validated immediately.”

First released in 1997, Fendi's Baguette rose to fame along with Carrie Bradshaw, the Sex and the City character portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker. Recently, the design has seen such a resurgence in popularity that Fendi has reissued it.

They are part of design history, so owning a handbag has meaning. As New York–based fashion historian Sarah C. Byrd says, “You have made the choice to invest in this piece because you understand the value of it in the past and in the future to come.”

From a 1980s Chanel black leather quilted mini buckle bag to the rare Hermès Birkin 30cm Himalayan with diamond hardware to a range of 19th century bags, find a rich variety of vintage and designer handbags and purses spanning numerous brands on 1stDibs — seasonal “It” designation no longer needed.