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Pink Chanel Silk Soft Jacket
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
1990s pink Chanel soft silk jacket featuring a relax fit, a double-breasted fastening, no lapels,structured shoulders, turn up cuffs, a v-neck, two front pockets, no lining and cropp...
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1990s Jackets

Chanel Pink Tweed Jacket
By Chanel
Located in Geneva, CH
Great classic wool tweed jacket "bord à bord" from Chanel in a soft raspberry tone. Fabric: 90% wool - 5% mohair - 5% nylon Lining: 100% silk Color: Pink Size: FR38 Measurements: B...
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21st Century and Contemporary Jackets

Chanel Pink Silk Top
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Expertly crafted in France from pure powder pink silk, this classic, pre-owned blouse perpetuates Chanel's finesse with a sleeveless design, a fluid style and bold, textured tweed fr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Sweater Vests

Chanel Sleeveless Pink Shirt Dress
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Expertly crafted in France from pure silk, this pre-owned, contemporary-style shirt dress by Chanel showcases a whimsical tie-dye effect check print pattern, a concealed front button...
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21st Century and Contemporary Blouses

Chanel Timeless Quilted Pink Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
We love this CHANEL bag in pink lamb leather. Its trimmings are in pale gold metal. On the flap a double CC clasp, it is lined in pink fabric with a zippered pocket. On the back, the...
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2010s Novelty Bags

  • Chanel Timeless Quilted Pink Bag
  • Chanel Timeless Quilted Pink Bag
  • Chanel Timeless Quilted Pink Bag
  • Chanel Timeless Quilted Pink Bag
H 6.7 in. W 1.97 in. L 9.85 in.
Chanel Pink Leather Cambon Bag
By Chanel
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Fantastic Chanel Cambon model shopper bag made of pink and black leather. Equipped with leather handles, zip closure, very large inside. The bag is in good condition except for sligh...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

  • Chanel Pink Leather Cambon Bag
  • Chanel Pink Leather Cambon Bag
  • Chanel Pink Leather Cambon Bag
  • Chanel Pink Leather Cambon Bag
H 9.45 in. D 5.52 in. L 11.82 in.
90s Chanel Pink Silk Shirt
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Chanel pink silk shirt from 1997 cruise collection. - Featuring nine front pink gold "CC" buttons fastening, two front pockets and two pink gold "CC" buttons on each cuff. ...
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1990s Shirts

Chanel Pink Woven Padlock Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Crafted in Italy, this extremely rare and highly sought after bag from the Chanel 2014 Fall/Winter Runway Collection showcases a bubblegum pink wicker exterior, gold-plated brass acc...
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20th Century Handbags and Purses

CHANEL Chevron Jumbo Leather Pink Fuchsia
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Large bag and iconic model of the brand. Pink lambskin leather fuchsia herringbone. The jewelry is palladium silver. The chain is interlaced with leather. The interior is smooth leat...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • CHANEL Chevron Jumbo Leather Pink Fuchsia
  • CHANEL Chevron Jumbo Leather Pink Fuchsia
  • CHANEL Chevron Jumbo Leather Pink Fuchsia
  • CHANEL Chevron Jumbo Leather Pink Fuchsia
H 7.68 in. D 3.94 in. L 11.82 in.
Chanel Fluorescent Pink Camellia Flower Brooch
By Chanel
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Vintage large Chanel fluorescent pink camellia flower pin/brooch - signed Chanel.
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary Brooches

  • Chanel Fluorescent Pink Camellia Flower Brooch
  • Chanel Fluorescent Pink Camellia Flower Brooch
  • Chanel Fluorescent Pink Camellia Flower Brooch
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H 4.00 in. L 4.00 in.
Chanel Pink Quilted Chesterfield Drawstring Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Crafted in Italy from salmon pink calfskin leather, this Chesterfield drawstring bag from the Chanel 2015 Fall/Winter collection features a padded diamond quilted finish, a swollen, ...
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20th Century Handbags and Purses

Chanel Women's Shoulder Bag Pink Leather
By Chanel
Located in Milan, IT
From 2014 Collection. Product Description: Shoulder bag, cc turn-lock fastening, classic chain, leather, solid color, quilted, silver-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, multiple...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Pink Polka-dot Ribbon Scarf
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Crafted in France from the finest powder pink silk, pre-owned scarf by Chanel features a lightweight construction, a square shape and a contrasting, all-over white polka dot print. F...
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21st Century and Contemporary Scarves

New Chanel Fluorescent Patent Pink Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This glossy patent neon pink Chanel Boy Bag comes with a big chain in gold, which can be worn over the shoulder or cross body. Partial plastic still on hardware. The shoulder drop is...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Pink PVC and Tweed Funny Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Funny tote from Chanel looks pretty in pink! It comes crafted from PVC and tweed and features the signature quilted pattern on the exterior. It has been styled with the iconic C...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Pink PVC and Tweed Funny Tote
  • Chanel Pink PVC and Tweed Funny Tote
  • Chanel Pink PVC and Tweed Funny Tote
  • Chanel Pink PVC and Tweed Funny Tote
H 9.85 in. W 5.52 in. L 13.78 in.
Chanel Pink Leather Porte Bonheur Bifold Wallet
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Chanel wallet is an example of the brand's fine designs blended finely with the latest trends in fashion. The exquisite design of this pink wallet adds a classic finish to your ...
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2010s Wallets

  • Chanel Pink Leather Porte Bonheur Bifold Wallet
  • Chanel Pink Leather Porte Bonheur Bifold Wallet
  • Chanel Pink Leather Porte Bonheur Bifold Wallet
  • Chanel Pink Leather Porte Bonheur Bifold Wallet
H 4.14 in. W 0.79 in. L 7.09 in.
Chanel Supermarket Runway Pink Wool Pant Suit
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
The first look for Chanel's iconic supermarket fall 2014 runway show. By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel. Conditionis excellent Sz.34 For buyers from EU we can provide shipping from Poland...
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2010s Trouser Pant Suits

CHANEL Pink Cuff
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Light pink cuff in raffia, lurex and silver metal, sewn with silver threads. Good condition. Dimensions: height 4 cm - thickness 0.9 cm - diameter: 6.5 cm. The interior is metal. It...
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2010s Cuff Bracelets

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H 1.58 in. Dm 2.56 in.
Chanel Pink Sheer Sleeveless Pussybow Blouse - Size S
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Pink Sheer Sleeveless Blouse - Tie-neck - Pearl buttons with Chanel logo - Darts around the waist for shape - Very lightweight and floaty THERE IS NO SIZE LABEL, HOWEVER, BA...
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21st Century and Contemporary Blouses and Tops

1980s Chanel Pink Lucite Gold Logo Earrings
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
These fantastic 1980s Chanel pink lucite earrings feature a bold gold tone CC motif. Each piece measures 1.4 in diameter and is made of rose pink lucite mounted on a gold-plated back...
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Vintage 1980s Modern Clip-on Earrings

  • 1980s Chanel Pink Lucite Gold Logo Earrings
  • 1980s Chanel Pink Lucite Gold Logo Earrings
  • 1980s Chanel Pink Lucite Gold Logo Earrings
  • 1980s Chanel Pink Lucite Gold Logo Earrings
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W 1.4 in. Dm 1.4 in.
A 1990s Vintage Pink Chanel Paten Leather Handbag
By Chanel
Located in Copenhagen, DK
A fabulous 1990s pink Chanel patent leather handbag with a zipper closure, one large compartment and a small inside pocket. The characteristic double 'c' logo is embroidered onto the...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

  • A 1990s Vintage Pink Chanel Paten Leather Handbag
  • A 1990s Vintage Pink Chanel Paten Leather Handbag
  • A 1990s Vintage Pink Chanel Paten Leather Handbag
  • A 1990s Vintage Pink Chanel Paten Leather Handbag
H 7.09 in. W 11.42 in. D 3.15 in.
Chanel Hot Pink Caviar Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel jumbo classic double flap. Hot pink caviar leather quilted with silver tone metal hardware. Single drop 24", double drop 14". 2014 collection. Comes with hologram and original...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Hot Pink Caviar Double Flap Bag
  • Chanel Hot Pink Caviar Double Flap Bag
  • Chanel Hot Pink Caviar Double Flap Bag
  • Chanel Hot Pink Caviar Double Flap Bag
H 7.5 in. W 3.5 in. L 12 in.
Chanel Vintage Pink Quilted Leather Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
Pink quilted leather vintage Chanel tote with gold-tone hardware, dual chain-link and leather shoulder straps, dual slip pockets at exterior, beige lambskin lining, single zip pocket...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Cc Beach Medium Pink Terry Cloth Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
This Chanel CC Beach Tote Terry Cloth Medium, crafted in pink Terry cloth, features dual terry cloth handles, printed CC logo, and silver-tone hardware. It opens to a pink terry clot...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Pink Leather Floral Wallet On Chain
By Chanel
Located in Antwerp, BE
Very good preloved condition Chanel Pink Leather Floral Wallet On Chain This stunning Wallet On Chain by Chanel comes in pink lambskin leather with floral pattern. The pink leathe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Chanel Pink Leather Floral Wallet On Chain
  • Chanel Pink Leather Floral Wallet On Chain
  • Chanel Pink Leather Floral Wallet On Chain
  • Chanel Pink Leather Floral Wallet On Chain
H 4.73 in. W 7.49 in. D 1.19 in.
Chanel Lunch Box Shoulder Bag in Pink Gingham
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Picnic in style with this adorable novelty Chanel bag! Circa 2011, this Chanel lunch box bag is crafted from pink canvas gingham and features the iconic CC logo, two zipper closures ...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Pink Beaded Gripoix Double Strand Bracelet
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Pink Gripoix Double Strand Bracelet is in very good condition. Burgundy and pink chunky Gripoix beads with gold accents. Perfect statement piece for everythi...
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Late 20th Century Beaded Bracelets

Chanel Coral Pink Leather Double Breasted Trench Coat L
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This double-breasted trench coat from the house of Chanel exudes sophistication and style. Made from fine leather in a coral pink shade, the creation features classic lapels, long sl...
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2010s Coats

Chanel Pink Tweed Reissue Crossbody Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Long Island City, NY
Rare one of a kind Chanel pink tweed crossbody bag with pink interior is a seasonal item in excellent condition. This can be worn crossbody or with the straps shorten, it can be worn...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Pink Striped Floral Print Knit Shift Dress L
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Stylish, playful and perfect for vacations, this shift dress from Chanel is a must-have. Crafted from quality materials, it has been cut simply. It carries a pink striped and floral ...
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2010s Casual Dresses

New Chanel S/S 2014 Runway Embellished Tweed Pink Dress
By Chanel
Located in Totowa, NJ
NEW CHANEL S/S 2014 RUNWAY EMBELLISHED TWEED MINI DRESS SIZE FR 36 US 4 RETAIL $6,350 + TAX Look 18 from the Spring 2014 Runway. Chanel tweed dress with scoop neckline, dual slit ...
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2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Chanel Pink Logo Silk Shirt Pussy Bow Tie
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Chanel pink silk shirt featuring an all-over logo jacquard, a pussy-bow fastening, a front pleated detail, a concealed front fastening, buttoned cuffs. Composition: 100% silk Made in...
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1990s Chemises

1980's Vintage Chanel Oversize Supermodel Pink Pearl Earrings
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel rare and collectible 80s supermodel pink flower clip earrings. Faux mabe' pearl center. Gold plating is a little ruined on the clip. Victoire de Castellaine for Chanel. Come w...
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Vintage 1980s Clip-on Earrings

Delicate Baby Pink Chanel Silk Mini Dress
By Chanel
Located in Copenhagen, DK
A delicate 1990s Chanel light pink negligee with a sheer overdress, a ruffle hemline and a ruched trim across the bust. In the center front, the dress has a detachable white & pi...
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Early 2000s Negligees

New Chanel PInk Caviar Wallet On A Chain Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel pink caviar leather cross-body wallet on a chain with gold tone hardware. Brand new , unworn condition. Comes with hologram, id card, felt and original dust cover.
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21st Century and Contemporary Novelty Bags

Chanel Dark Pink Caviar Quilted Grand Shopping Tote
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Dark Pink Caviar Quilted Grand Shopping Tote in excellent condition. Dark pink caviar quilted leather exterior trimmed with silver hardware. 3 separate interior storage compar...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

Chanel Pink Wool Crop Jacket with Pockets – 8 - 1980's
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This beautiful Chanel cropped jacket is pink wool. There are 2 large pockets on the front. The buttons are pink with a silver Chanel logo and there are 2 buttons on the front and 3 o...
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1980s Jackets

Chanel Pink Patent Leather CC Phone Holder Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
This is a cute accessory piece from Chanel and is very popular among Chanel lovers everywhere. The patent leather features an embroidered CC logo and adorable mini chain and leather ...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage 2004 CC Pink Caviar Top Handle Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage 2004 CC Pink Caviar Top Handle Clutch circa 2004 petal pink caviar leather gold-tone hardware signature interlocking CC stitch internal logo stamp all-around zip fast...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

Chanel Vintage Timeless Orange Pink Quilted-Canvas Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Timeless Orange Pink Quilted-Canvas Shoulder Bag Orange, red and pink 2009 pre-owned Timeless quilted-canvas shoulder bag from Chanel Pre-Owned featuring a gold-tone ...
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Early 2000s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Pink Velvet Burnout Dress w/Self Belt ca. 1970's
By Chanel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Chanel pink velvet burnout day dress w/extra long ties at the back neck, dropped waist, self tie belt and nude colored chiffon lining. In excellent condition, size tag 6. Please cons...
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1970s Day Dresses

CHANEL Cabas XXL in Pink and White Vichy Canvas
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Limited series. Large XXL Chanel Cabas in canvas printed in pink and white vichy. Snap closure. Hologram: 1416 ... (2011), no authenticity card. Measurements : bottom length 47 ...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel CC Pink and White Plastic Wide Cuff Bracelet
By Chanel
Located in North Miami, FL
This ultra chic pink and white plastic Chanel CC cuff bracelet is wide on the wrist and fits a small wrist like a size 6 to 6.5 perhaps seven 7" maximum. Here are the dimensions: 2...
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Early 2000s Modern Cuff Bracelets

  • Chanel CC Pink and White Plastic Wide Cuff Bracelet
  • Chanel CC Pink and White Plastic Wide Cuff Bracelet
  • Chanel CC Pink and White Plastic Wide Cuff Bracelet
  • Chanel CC Pink and White Plastic Wide Cuff Bracelet
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H 2 in. W 2.5 in. D 2.5 in. L 2 in.
Chanel Runway Minaudière Ombre Pink & Orange Hard Shell Handbag Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Roosendaal, NL
From the collection of Savineti we offer this rare runway Chanel Minaudière handbag/clutch: - Brand: Chanel - Model: Minaudière - Year: 2014 - Code: 19424583 - Condition: very good ...
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2010s Clutches

Chanel Pink Wool Sleeveless Shift Dress with Pockets – 8 - 1980's
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This beautiful Chanel sleeveless dress is pink wool. There are 2 front pockets with 2 buttons, both pink with a silver Chanel logo. This piece is very good condition with paint chipp...
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1980s Day Dresses

Chanel Pink Iridescent Metallic Clutch
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This Chanel clutch comes in a eye-catching pink iridescent metallic. The zipper has the double CC logo. The hologram number shows that this piece was made in the year of 2019. It com...
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2010s Clutches

  • Chanel Pink Iridescent Metallic Clutch
  • Chanel Pink Iridescent Metallic Clutch
  • Chanel Pink Iridescent Metallic Clutch
  • Chanel Pink Iridescent Metallic Clutch
H 7.5 in. W 1 in. L 10 in.
Chanel Pink Cashmere Silk Shawl
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel brand new pink cashmere shawl with cc embroidered logo. 70% cashmere, 30% silk. Comes with original care tag.
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21st Century and Contemporary Scarves

Chanel Fuchsia Pink Silk Shirt with Back Gripoix buttons
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Chanel fuchsia pink silk shirt. - Featuring Gripoix buttons closure at the back and the cuffs. - Round neck. - Size 38. - 100% Silk.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shirts

Chanel Rare Pink Vintage 1990 Weekend Duffel Overnight Duffle Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Pink Vintage 1990 Weekend Duffel Overnight Duffle Tote 1992 {VINTAGE 29 Years} White lamb "CHANEL" lettering stitched on both sides Quilted supple pink lambskin-like vin...
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1990s Tote Bags

Chanel Clear Pink Leather Bag
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Clear Pink Leather Bag. Brand new condition. Limited and rare. Can be worn 2 ways.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

CHANEL pink white wool Tweed FLOWER BROOCH Blazer Jacket 42 L
By Chanel
Located in Zürich, CH
Chanel tweed jacket in mint green, white and brown viscose (55%), cotton (26%) and wool (19%) wiht pale grey silk chiffon trim and lavallier. Fringed hems. Two slit pockets on the fr...
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Early 2000s Blazers

Chanel Pink Tweed Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Pink and tan tweed flap bag. Like new condition. Unique style and limited. Includes authenticity card. Great Spring and Summer bag. Strap can be worn longer or doubled strap. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Woman Shoulder bag Pink
By Chanel
Located in Milan, IT
Shoulder bag, classic chain, leather, solid color, front logo, quilted, pressure lock closure, gold-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, multiple internal compartments, leather lin...
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Mid-20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Diana Classic Flap Bag Pink Suede Leather Vintage 90s
By Chanel
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Authentic, preowned, vintage 90s Chanel 'Diana' Flap Bag with removable gold chain. Made from pink suede, it's lined in suede and leather with one small zip pocket. A classic bag i...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Pink Vintage Chanel Boutique Pleated Silk Skirt
By Chanel Boutique
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Pink silk pleated knee-length skirt by Chanel Boutique. High-waist. Concealed snap button and zip side closure. 27" waist, 24" length. Condition: Pre-owned. Good. S...
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Late 20th Century Skirts

Chanel Pink Shearling Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel pink shearling shoulder bag with ruthenium hardware. Handle drop, 10"L. Comes with hologram and generic dust cover.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Pink Shearling Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Pink Shearling Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Pink Shearling Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Pink Shearling Shoulder Bag
H 7 in. W 4 in. L 11 in.
1991 Chanel Pink Chevron Quilted Lambskin Vintage Timeless Camera Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Pink Chevron Quilted Lambskin Vintage Timeless Camera Bag Xupes Reference: HB2808 Serial Number: 1995709 Age (Circa): 1991 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card Authenticity Deta...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Pink Fabric Vintage Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
This Chanel bag is in pink and white canvas. Magnetic closure. It is carried on the shoulder by the double handle. Each of them is made of a golden chain interlaced with white leathe...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Pink Fabric Vintage Bag
  • Chanel Pink Fabric Vintage Bag
  • Chanel Pink Fabric Vintage Bag
  • Chanel Pink Fabric Vintage Bag
H 7.88 in. D 4.34 in. L 15.36 in.
Chanel Rare Runway Pink & Orange Ombre Resin Plexiglass Brick Clutch Minaudière
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Pink Ombre Minaudiere Resin Plexiglass Brick Clutch Rare Chanel Spring 2014 Silver hardware Pink & orange interwoven leather chain Pink leather lined interior CC logo emboss...
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2010s Clutches

Chanel Hot Pink Ombre Patent Leather Brick Flap Crossbody Convertible Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel runway limited edition pink patent leather lego brick flap Year: 2014 Silver hardware One centered credit card slot Pink nylon lining Classic back pocket Strap Drop 24” Cross...
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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.


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