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Chanel Black Patent Leather Quilted CC Logo Cylinder Canister Wristlet Clutch
By Chanel
Located in San Francisco, CA
Chanel black patent leather mini wristlet purse from 2003/2004. Bag has square quilting throughout with CC logos, large CC logo at top. Dangling large gunmetal silver metal CC logo a...
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Early 2000s Clutches

Chanel Black Quilted Top, 2000
By Chanel
Located in Nice, FR
Chanel black quilted top from the 2000 ready-to-wear collection. This top features : - Black polyester/silk blend material with quilted design. - Front zippered closure. - Black CHA...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shirts

Chanel Vintage Quilted Enamel Minaudière Micro Mini Gala Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Quilted black Chanel enamel minaudière with hidden interwoven wrist chain and cc logo name plate 2001 {VINTAGE 21 Years} Black lambskin interior lining Antique silver hardware Snap ...
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Early 2000s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Chanel Black Quilted Belt
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Take your accessories repertoire to whimsical heights with this vintage Chanel belt. It was designed in 1980, before Karl Lagerfeld had been inducted to creative director of the hous...
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20th Century Belts

Chanel Black Quilted Ipad Case
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Very classy iPad case from Chanel. In very good condition, it will come with it box. Size 25x20x2 cm. Size of the screen space : 20x15 cm.
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2010s Briefcases and Attachés

  • Chanel Black Quilted Ipad Case
  • Chanel Black Quilted Ipad Case
  • Chanel Black Quilted Ipad Case
  • Chanel Black Quilted Ipad Case
H 7.88 in. L 9.85 in.
Chanel Black Quilted Leather Sunglasses
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage Chanel black leather sunglasses with wild quilted details on the side from year 1988. - Made in France. - Measurement: Frame width 5.8 inches. Temple/ Side Arm Height:...
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1980s Sunglasses

Chanel Black Quilted Skirt Suit
By Chanel
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Chanel Skirt Suit. Black Jacket with Button Closure, Quilted Detail & Knee Length A-Line Skirt.
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21st Century and Contemporary Skirt Suits

Chanel Black Cloth Quilted Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
Chanel Black Cloth Quilted Flap Bag Zipper on the back side. 18*11 cm No original packaging.
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather 19 Pouch
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Infusing signature touches to the classic style, this pouch from Chanel has a functional design brimming with durability. It is crafted with quilted leather and comes fitted with a f...
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2010s Clutches

  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather 19 Pouch
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather 19 Pouch
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather 19 Pouch
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather 19 Pouch
H 4.93 in. W 0.4 in. L 7.88 in.
Chanel Black Quilted Puffer Jacket Vest
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
Chanel Black Quilted Puffer Jacket Sz.38 Very good condition.
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2010s Coats and Outerwear

Chanel Black Caviar Quilted Snap Wallet
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Excellent condition. Quilted black caviar leather with gold CC logo along front. Snap flap closure opens to maroon nylon interior with enough space for cards/ids. No stains smells or...
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2010s Wallets

Chanel Quilted Leather Hair Tie Black
By Chanel
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Ties

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Zipper Tote
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel black vintage shoulder tote with gold tone hardware. Super comfortable leather shoulder straps. Collection 1991/1994. Shoulder drop 14.5". Comes with hologram and original dus...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Zipper Tote
  • Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Zipper Tote
  • Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Zipper Tote
  • Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Zipper Tote
H 10 in. W 2.5 in. L 12.5 in.
1990s Chanel Black Quilted Waist Bag
By Chanel
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Beautiful 1990s Chanel waist bag with all the classic and iconic Chanel features. Supple black quilted lambskin leather with a zipper across the front. Zipper features a black leathe...
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1990s Wallets and Small Accessories

Chanel Black Flat Quilted Caviar Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Classic Chanel black quilted caviar bag. No hologram shoulder drop 12". Hologram is missing, mid 90s. Comes with generic dust cover.
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1990s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Black Flat Quilted Caviar Bag
  • Chanel Black Flat Quilted Caviar Bag
  • Chanel Black Flat Quilted Caviar Bag
  • Chanel Black Flat Quilted Caviar Bag
H 10.5 in. W 6 in. L 12.5 in.
Chanel Black Quilted Vintage Headband
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel rare and collectible black quilted headband. Black, white and platinum lambskin. Excellent condition with original tag. One size fits all. Comes with original dust cover.
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21st Century and Contemporary Hats

Chanel Large Quilted Black Striped Clutch
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
New in box, Chanel large striped linen clutch. Black, grey and beige. Comes with hologram, id card, dust cover, box and ribbon.
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

  • Chanel Large Quilted Black Striped Clutch
  • Chanel Large Quilted Black Striped Clutch
  • Chanel Large Quilted Black Striped Clutch
  • Chanel Large Quilted Black Striped Clutch
H 9.5 in. W .75 in. L 13.5 in.
Vintage Chanel Black Quilted Sunglasses
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
COLOR: Black ITEM CODE: 01450 94305 FRAME MATERIAL: Acetate MEASUREMENTS~ Arms: 130mm Lens width: 56mm Lens height: 50mm Bridge: 17mm COMES WITH: Sunglass case Made in Italy
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21st Century and Contemporary Sunglasses

Chanel Black quilted Miniature Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel miniature black lambskin quilted leather shoulder bag measures 5 1/2" in height, 7 1/4" in length, 2 1/2 in width. Leather straps measures 20 1/2" in height. The exterior ...
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Black quilted Miniature Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Black quilted Miniature Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Black quilted Miniature Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Black quilted Miniature Shoulder Bag
H 5.50 in. W 2.50 in. L 7.25 in.
Chanel Vintage 90's Black Diamond Quilted Briefcase
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage 90's Black Diamond Quilted Briefcase circa 1992 black lambskin diamond quilting single flat top handle front flap closure push-lock fastening main compartment interna...
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1990s Briefcases and Attachés

Chanel Black Quilted Nylon Double Pocket Messenger
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This messenger bag by Chanel is an ideal option for keeping your daily essentials safe. Made from quilted nylon, the bag is handy and durable. A well-sized interior, dual exterior po...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Chanel Black Quilted Nylon Double Pocket Messenger
  • Chanel Black Quilted Nylon Double Pocket Messenger
  • Chanel Black Quilted Nylon Double Pocket Messenger
  • Chanel Black Quilted Nylon Double Pocket Messenger
H 10.63 in. W 5.52 in. L 10.63 in.
Chanel Black Quilted Nylon Small Biarritz Hobo
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Biarritz hobo is designed in a black nylon body and covered in quilting. It comes with side pockets for easy access, a CC logo zipper pull, and a shoulder handle. The creati...
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2010s Hobo Bags

  • Chanel Black Quilted Nylon Small Biarritz Hobo
  • Chanel Black Quilted Nylon Small Biarritz Hobo
  • Chanel Black Quilted Nylon Small Biarritz Hobo
  • Chanel Black Quilted Nylon Small Biarritz Hobo
H 7.49 in. W 5.52 in. L 11.42 in.
Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather iPhone Pouch
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Why just stop at owning a Chanel bag when you can also carry your darling iPhone in a lovely leather pouch with the brand's signature quilt! This creation from Chanel is truly one te...
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2010s Miscellaneous

  • Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather iPhone Pouch
  • Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather iPhone Pouch
  • Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather iPhone Pouch
  • Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather iPhone Pouch
H 2.56 in. W 1.58 in. L 4.93 in.
Chanel Black Quilted Leather Wild Stitch Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Cruise in style with this fabulous tote from Chanel. Beautifully crafted from leather and styled with a quilted exterior, this black creation is simple in design. It comes with a spa...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Wild Stitch Tote
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Wild Stitch Tote
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Wild Stitch Tote
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Wild Stitch Tote
H 7.88 in. W 4.34 in. L 13 in.
Chanel Bronze Quilted Caviar Hobo Black 860763
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
14 x 5 x 13 inches shoulder drop 4 inches VERY GOOD CONDITION (8/10 or AB) Includes Serial Seal Sticker and Authenticity Card Exterior is EXCELLENT with minor corner rubs Hardware s...
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20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Nylon Double Pocket Messenger
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This messenger bag by Chanel is an ideal option for keeping your daily essentials safe. Made from quilted nylon, the bag is handy and durable. A well-sized interior, dual exterior po...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Chanel Black Quilted Nylon Double Pocket Messenger
  • Chanel Black Quilted Nylon Double Pocket Messenger
  • Chanel Black Quilted Nylon Double Pocket Messenger
  • Chanel Black Quilted Nylon Double Pocket Messenger
H 10.63 in. W 5.52 in. L 10.63 in.
Vintage Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Camera Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Camera Bag in excellent condition. Black quilted caviar leather with quilted CC logo along front, gold hardware and woven chain and leather should...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Top Handle Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Top Handle Bag is in excellent condition from the early 2000's. Perfectly scaled, this ladylike silhouette is able to transition easily fr...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

  • Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Top Handle Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Top Handle Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Top Handle Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Top Handle Bag
H 9 in. W 12.5 in. D 4.75 in.
Chanel Black Iridescent Lambskin Crystal Quilted Clutch
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Clutch in Black Iridescent Lambskin Embellished with Black Crystals in a Diamond Pattern and Gunmetal Tone CC Closure and Chain and Lambskin Strap, Lined in Satin. 2017 Incl...
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2010s Clutches

CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Leather Clutch Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bangkok, TH
Authentic Chanel Clutch in black quilted Lambskin. Interior fully refurbished by Chanel store. Original tags preserved but serial sticker removed. Comes with original Chanel box. Ma...
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1990s Clutches

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Large Shopping Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Large Shopping Bag SKU: 110197 MSRP: USD 5,300.00 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Scuffing to corners. Scratching...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Timeless Quilted Black Paris-Dallas Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Limited edition Paris-Dallas bag with quilted stars and silver tone accessories. The bag has its hologram. Made in Italy in 2014. Dimensions : 30 x 20 x 7 cm . Lining is made of bla...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Timeless Quilted Black Paris-Dallas Bag
  • Chanel Timeless Quilted Black Paris-Dallas Bag
  • Chanel Timeless Quilted Black Paris-Dallas Bag
  • Chanel Timeless Quilted Black Paris-Dallas Bag
H 7.88 in. W 2.76 in. L 11.82 in.
Chanel Black Silk Dress with Quilted Bodice
By Chanel
Located in Oakland, CA
Classic lines on this Chanel dress. All over quilted bodice with darted bust. Dropped waist with a-line knife pleated skirt. Chanel button on hip. Back zipper. Lined. Tagged a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

Chanel Black Quilted Glazed Leather Portobello Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Sophisticated and stylish this Portobello tote from Chanel deserves to be yours! The black creation is crafted from glazed leather and features the signature quilted pattern. It flau...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Chanel Black Quilted Glazed Leather Portobello Tote
  • Chanel Black Quilted Glazed Leather Portobello Tote
  • Chanel Black Quilted Glazed Leather Portobello Tote
  • Chanel Black Quilted Glazed Leather Portobello Tote
H 12.21 in. W 3.94 in. L 16.54 in.
Chanel Black Quilted Caviar French Purse Wallet
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Black Quilted Caviar French Purse Wallet in excellent condition. Black quilted caviar leather trimmed with delicate silver cc logo along front snap closure. Black zipped compa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets

CHANEL BLACK Quilted Ankle Strap Sandal - 36
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
CHANEL BLACK Quilted Ankle Strap Sandal - 36. These adorable Chanel sandals are in excellent condition. They show barely any use, with exception to the bottom of the shoe, shown in p...
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2010s Block Heel

Vintage CHANEL Logo Quilted Classic Black Belt
By Chanel
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage CHANEL Logo Quilted Classic Black Belt Measurements: Buckle Height: 3.38 inches (8.6 cm) Wearable Length: 29.33 inches to 31.30 inches (74.5 cm to 79.5 cm) Total Length: 37...
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20th Century Belts

1980's Vintage Chanel Black Quilted Coin Handbag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel 80s black leather flat quilted handbag with gold center coin. Comes with generic dust cover.
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1980s Tote Bags

Chanel Bum Black Quilted Leather Waist Bag
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Chanel Bum Black Quilted Waist Bag. Featuring gold toned hardware, a chain zipper pull closure, an interlocking CC logo pendant, an adjustable belt strap that connects to gold toned ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Mademoiselle Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel Black Quilted Leather Flap Bag- EXCELLENT PLUS Condition Elegant and timeless, this medium sized shoulder bag is a smart addition for any polished wardrobe. Black leather is q...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Lambskin Quilted Jumbo Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This Vintage Chanel Jumbo Backpack is constructed in lambskin leather with quilted diamond stitching. Featuring an external pocket, a top flap with a gold Chanel CC Mademoiselle turn...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

Chanel 2009 Fall High Black Quilted Boots
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Complete all your fall outfits with these adorable Chanel boots! Circa 2009 from their Fall/Winter collection, these knee high boots are crafted from soft black leather and feature t...
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Early 2000s Shoes

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Patent Vanity Shoulder Crossbody Quilted Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Patent Vanity Shoulder Bag 1991 {VINTAGE 30 Years} Gold hardware Classic Interwoven top handle Detachable classic interwoven chain strap Patent leather...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Patent Vanity Shoulder Crossbody Quilted Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Patent Vanity Shoulder Bag 1991 {VINTAGE 31 Years} Gold hardware Classic Interwoven top handle Detachable classic interwoven chain strap Patent leather...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Wool Nylon Quilted Coco Neige Black Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Wool Nylon Quilted Coco Neige Backpack Black Year: 2018 This stylish backpack is beautifully crafted of soft and smooth diamond-quilted nylon in black, with the front exterior...
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2010s Backpacks

Chanel Quilted Black Leather Latch Front Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Quilted Black Leather Latch Front Tote Bag in excellent condition. Black quilted lambskin leather exterior trimmed with silver hardware, double top handles, and unique woven l...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Small Wild Stitch Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Cruise in style with this fabulous tote from Chanel. Beautifully crafted from leather and styled with a quilted exterior, this black creation is simple in design. It comes with a fab...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Large Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Boy Flap bag is an icon of Chanel's. This here is a version in black quilted Caviar leather. It brings the signature label within the fabric interior and the iconic CC push lock ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Large Boy Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Large Boy Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Large Boy Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Large Boy Bag
H 8.67 in. W 2.76 in. L 11.82 in.
Chanel Black Quilted Calfskin Oversized Bowling Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Quilted Calfskin Oversized Bowling Flap Bag SKU: 111802 Excellent Condition. Some wrinkling to leather. No other visible signs of wear. Brand: Chanel Model: Bowling Bag...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Mademoiselle Vintage Shopping Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This investment-worthy Chanel tote is crafted from black leather and it has the diamond quilt. It features the CC logo at the front and two shoulder handles in leather and metal chai...
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2010s Tote Bags

Chanel Black Vintage 90's Quilted Lambskin Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Black Vintage 90's Quilted Lambskin Tote Bag Leather And Chain Top Handle CC Turnlock Closure Interior Zip And Slip Pockets Lambskin Leather Leather Lining Gold Hardware Mad...
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1990s Tote Bags

Vintage Chanel Black Diamond Quilted Tassel Camera Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Chanel Black Diamond Quilted Tassel Camera Bag in good condition. Black diamond quilted lambskin exterior leather with CC logo quilted in center of diamond on front side. Gol...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Paris Dallas Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Adorned in a classic black hue, this Paris Dallas bag is a wow creation that carries the signature elegance and charm of Chanel accompanied by refreshing details. It is crafted from ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Coco Cocoon Quilted Case Trolley Black Luggage
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
CHANEL Coco Cocoon Quilted Case Trolley Black Luggage Rolled top handles Rolling wheels Top zipper Red burgundy nylon interior Made in Italy
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Early 2000s Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Large Boy Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Eyed by women worldwide, Chanel's luxurious Boy Flap bag is a must-have in your closet! The stunning bag is made from black leather and has the everlasting quilted pattern. It featur...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Large Boy Flap Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Large Boy Flap Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Large Boy Flap Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Large Boy Flap Bag
H 8.67 in. W 2.76 in. L 11.82 in.
Early 2000s Chanel Black Quilted Reissue Mini Bag
By Chanel
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Chanel 2000’s era black lambskin mini bag with giant silver tone lock on the front. One larger compartment with a smaller quilted pocket on the front. Top flap closure with large rei...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Chanel Black Lambskin Quilted Medium 90's Vintage Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Black quilted lambskin backpack with interwoven chain straps 1994 {VINTAGE 28 Years} Gold hardware Double CC turnlock closure Small front pocket Interior black lambskin linin...
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1990s Backpacks

Chanel Black Quilted Calfskin & Caviar Daily Round Tote
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Quilted Calfskin & Caviar Daily Round Tote SKU: 112327 MSRP: Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Condition Description: Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very ...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Boy Front Pocket Shopping Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
hanel Black Quilted Boy Front Pocket Shopping Bag SKU: 111336 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Good Condition Comments: Good Condition. Heavy tarnishing to hardware. Ma...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Black Chain Quilted Leather Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This bag from Chanel lends a signature touch to your dress and elevates its trend quotient. A black bag like this is hand-picked to make you look your best. Feel confident and beauti...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

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Quilted Black Chanel For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact vintage or contemporary quilted black chanel you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Many people prefer Black, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Beige, Purple and more options on these pages. Making the right choice when shopping for a quilted black chanel may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 18th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. There aren’t many items for men if you’re seeking these accessories, as most of the options available are for women and unisex.

How Much is a Quilted Black Chanel?

The price for a quilted black chanel starts at $150 and tops out at $19,920, and on average, selling for $2,819.

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.