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Chanel Black Lambskin Chevron Quilted Shopping Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Black Lambskin Chevron Quilted Shopping Bag SKU: 116314 MSRP: 4300.00 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Con...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Chanel 31 Shopping Bag Quilted Lambskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing and light scuffs on exterior, darkening and slight wear on base corners, moderate wear on opening corners, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel White Quilted Lambskin Tiny Shopping Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel White Quilted Lambskin Tiny Shopping Bag SKU: 116769 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Never Worn Brand: Chanel Model: White Quilted Lambskin Clutc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Pink Quilted Lambskin Tiny Shopping Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Pink Quilted Lambskin Tiny Shopping Bag SKU: 116637 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Mint Condition Comments: Mint Condition. Plastic on hardware....
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Large Shopping Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Large Shopping Bag SKU: 115495 MSRP: 4900.00 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Conditi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

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 Chain Around Shopping Bag Quilted Lambskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Minor wear, creasing and scuffs on exterior, small indentations on base, light wear in interior, scratches and discoloration on hardware. Acce...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Light Teal Quilted Lambskin Tiny Shopping Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Light Teal Quilted Lambskin Tiny Shopping Bag SKU: 117392 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Excellent Condition Comments: Excellent Condition. Some...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Calfskin Chain Handle Shopping Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Black Quilted Calfskin Chain Handle Shopping Bag SKU: 117636 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Excellent Condition Comments: Excellent Condition. P...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle 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

Coach Cream Quilted Shopper Tote bag 17CH1029
Located in Dix hills, NY
Coach Cream Quilted Shopper Tote bag 17CH1029 Date Code/Serial Number: NH1273-21237 Measurements: Length: 12.5 " Width: 6.5 " Height: 10 " Shoulder Handle Drop: 8 " OVERALL FAIR+ CO...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Red Caviar Quilted Small Business Affinity Shopping Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Red Caviar Quilted Small Business Affinity Shopping Bag SKU: 118577 MSRP: 4600.00 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: V...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Patent Leather Grand Shopping Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
Chanel Vintage Grand Shopping Tote Bag is crafted from black quilted patent leather, and accentuated with gold-tone hardware. It features double chain-link straps and a large stitche...
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20th Century Tote Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Leather Timeless Grand Shopping Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
Black quilted Lambskin leather Chanel Grand Shopping Tote with gold-tone hardware, dual chain-link, single patch pocket at back, quilted CC logo at front, tonal grosgrain lining and ...
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20th Century Tote Bags

Chanel Peach & Light Red Quilted Calfskin Large 31 Shopping Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Peach & Light Red Quilted Calfskin Large 31 Shopping Bag SKU: 115436 MSRP: 4400.00 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Excellent Condition Comments: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

Chanel Quilted Gold Biarritz Shopper Tote Bag 98cas52
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 11889272 Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 13" Width: 4.5" Height: 11" Shoulder Handle Drop: 7.5" OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION ( 7.5/10 or B+ ) Acce...
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20th Century Tote Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Patent GST Grand Shopping Tote bag 227805
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Width (inch) : 12.5 inch(approx) Width (cm) : 32 cm(approx) Height (inch) : 9.05 inch(approx) Height (cm) : 23 cm(approx) Depth (inch) : 5.11 inch(approx) Depth (cm) : 13 cm(approx) ...
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20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Shopping XL Quilted Jumbo Vintage 90's Runway Tote Black Calfskin Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Shopping XL Quilted Jumbo Vintage 90's Runway Tote Black Calfskin Bag W 17.7 x H 7.9 x D 4.3 " Handle Drop. 11.8 " Similar bag from the same collection (slightly smaller and...
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1990s Tote Bags

Chanel Shopping Tote Quilted Very Rare Limited Edition Black Patent Leather Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel patent leather rounded top quilted tote 1985 {VINTAGE 37 Years} Gold hardware Double interwoven chain with patent leather detail Hanging CC classic charm Interior black lambs...
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1980s Tote Bags

Chanel Beige Quilted Calfskin Leather 2.55 Reissue Grand Shopping Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
Beige quilted Lambskin leather Chanel 2.55 Reissue Grand Shopping tote bag with silver-tone hardware, two outer flat pockets, double Reissue chain shoulder straps, protective feet at...
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20th Century Tote Bags

CHANEL CC Black Caviar Quilted Gold Hardware Chain Carryall Shopper Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1994 Collection Caviar Leather Gold Tone Hardware Leather Lining Measures 11.5" W x 11.5" H x 3" D Shoulder Strap Drop 8.5" 100% Authenticity Guarant...
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Late 20th Century Tote Bags

Gucci Black Quilted Bamboo Shopper Tote 2way Bag with Strap 4G921
By Gucci
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 00019980540 Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 10.5" Width: 3.5 " Height: 9.5 " Shoulder Strap Drop: 16" Handle Drop: 4.5" OVERALL EXCELLENT VINTAGE CO...
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20th Century Top Handle Bags

Chanel Large Red Caviar Leather Quilted Chevron Shopper Tote Bag 563cas614
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 1841360 Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 14" Width: 3.5" Height: 14" Shoulder Handle Drop: 11" OVERALL VERY GOOD VINTAGE CONDITION ( 7.25/10 or B+ ...
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20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Large CHANEL CC Charm Shopping Bag/Shopper chain quilted lambskin navy blue
By Chanel
Located in Berlin, DE
Large CHANEL Quilted lambskin shopping bag in navy blue. The bag is in a very good condition and has minimal signs of use. The delivery includes: - Chanel Shopper - Dustbag - Warra...
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2010s Tote Bags

CHANEL Quilted Lambskin Fantasy Fur Shopper Large Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Tampa, FL
This is a guaranteed authentic CHANEL Quilted Lambskin Fantasy Fur Shopper Large Tote Bag. It is done in a lovely chocolate leather top and fur bottom exterior. It features two flat ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Handbags and Purses

Chanel Quilted Chain Shopper Tote 219356 Beige Leather Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Forest Hills, NY
This item will ship out immediately. Previously owned, unless otherwise stated. Date Code/Serial Number: 0498259 Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 11.02" Width: 2.36" Height: 8.66...
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20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel White Caviar Leather Quilted 'CC' "Grand Shopping Tote" Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
The classic GST "Grand Shopping Tote" from Chanel circa 2005-2006. Lightly padded caviar leather construction. Diamond quilted stitching throughout. Gold-tone hardware. Front 'CC' em...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

Chanel Off White "Outdoor Ligne" Quilted Leather "Shopper Tote" Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Carry your necessities in style with Chanel's "Shopper Tote" featuring "Outdoor Ligne" quilting and silver-tone hardware detailing. Signature 'CC' logo at the front, two chain link h...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

Vintage Chanel Brown Patent Leather Quilted Shopper Shoulder Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1997. Leather construction. Glossy patent finish. Gold-tone hardware. Diamond quilted stitching. Flat shoulder strap. Back zip compartment. Interior zip compartment. Two interi...
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1990s Tote Bags

Dior Quilted Leather Cannage Shopper Tote 233793 Black Canvas Shoulder Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in Forest Hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 01-BO-0131 Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 13" Width: 2" Height: 9" Shoulder strap drop: "" 8.5 OVERALL GOOD CONDITION ( 7/10 or B) Signs of Wear: Exte...
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20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel Quilted Chain Shopper Tote 869572 Brown Suede Leather Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Forest Hills, NY
Width (inch) : 12.2 inch(approx) Width (cm) : 31 cm(approx) Height (inch) : 9.84 inch(approx) Height (cm) : 25 cm(approx) Depth (inch) : 2.55 inch(approx) Depth (cm) : 6.5 cm(approx)...
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20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel Shopping Quilted Caviar Iridescent Chain Grand Gst 230471 Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Forest Hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 12423552 Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 13" Width: 5.5" Height: 9.5" Shoulder strap drop: 9.5" OVERALL GOOD CONDITION ( 7/10 or B ) Includes Serial Se...
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20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Shopping Quilted Caviar Tote 13cz0130 Black Leather Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Forest Hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 18389216 Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 13" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5" Shoulder strap drop: 10" OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION (7.5/10 or B+ ) Includes Ser...
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20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel Shopping Tote Quilted Gst 17cz0828 Black Leather Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Forest Hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 9445361 Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 13.25" Width: 5.5" Height: 10" Shoulder strap drop: 10.5" OVERALL GOOD CONDITION ( 7/10 or B ) Includes Serial S...
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20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel Shopping Tote Off-white Quilted Caviar Petite 233992 White Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Forest Hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 12668280 Measurements: Length: 9.8" Width: 5.1" Height: 7.6" OVERALL GOOD CONDITION ( 7/10 or B ) Includes Serial Seal Sticker, Box and Authenticity Card Sig...
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20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel Shopping Tote Quilted Caviar Grand 11cr0628 Dark Leather Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Forest Hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 11553423 Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 13.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 10.75" Shoulder strap drop: 10" OVERALL VERY GOOD VINTAGE CONDITION ( 7.5/10 or B+ )...
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20th Century Shoulder Bags

2012-13 Chanel Le Boy Beige Quilted Leather Large Shopping Tote Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bala Cynwyd, PA
This Chanel Le Boy cross-body tote features a brass-tone logo lock closure, a chain and leather shoulder strap, and two leather handles.
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Dior Shopping Tote Quilted Cannage Soft 3de0102 Red Patent Leather Shoulder Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in Forest Hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 01 BO 0142 Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 14" Width: 5" Height: 11" Shoulder strap drop: 7.5" OVERALL EXCELLENT CONDITION ( 9/10 or A ) Includes Dust ...
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20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel Quilted Caviar 2way Shopper Tote 3cz0116 Black Leather Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Forest Hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 26443780 Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 16" Width: 6.5" Height: 11.5" Shoulder strap drop: 13" Handle drop: 5" OVERALL EXCELLENT+ CONDITION ( 9.25/10 ...
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20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel Caviar Quilted Carryall Shopper Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
CURATOR'S NOTES Chanel Caviar Quilted Carryall Shopper Bag viable at Newfound Luxury Caviar leather Gold tone hardware Twill lining Zipper closure Date code Made in Italy Shoulder ...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel Beige Quilted CC Shopper Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Crafted in France from light beige caviar leather, this pre-owned, large-sized shopper bag by Chanel features a diamond quilted exterior, a practical, structured design and the iconi...
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1980s Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Patent Leather Shopper Bag
By Chanel
Located in Antwerp, BE
Chanel Black Quilted Patent Leather Shopper Bag. The leather is soft, double steel shoulder straps with black leather handles. The double leather chain straps drape elegantly and com...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Tote Bags

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H 10.63 in. W 13.78 in. D 7.88 in.
Chanel 31 Shopping Bag Quilted Calfskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Light scuffs and small indentations on exterior trims, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Measurements: Handle Drop 3", Height 14.5", Width...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Black Chanel Quilted Leather Shopper Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Black quilted leather shopper tote bag by Chanel. Dual shoulder straps. Twist-lock closure. Lined interior with inner zip and slide pockets and attached key fob....
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Chanel 31 Shopping Bag Quilted Calfskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
These are professional pictures of the actual bag offered by Rebag. Condition: Excellent. Minor creasing on exterior near base, minimal wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Acc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel 31 Shopping Bag Quilted Lambskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate wear on base corners, creasing and scuffs on exterior and interior opening trim. Wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Authen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Fringe Flat Shopping Bag Quilted Calfskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Light scuffs on exterior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Box Measurements: Height 11", Width 9.5", Depth 0.5", Strap Drop 16" Designer: Chanel Mo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Fringe Flat Shopping Bag Quilted Calfskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Light scuffs on exterior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Box Measurements: Height 11", Width 9.5", Depth 0.5", Strap Drop 16" Designer: Chanel Mo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hobo Bags

Chanel Giant Logo Shopping Bag Quilted Tweed Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, Box Measurements: Handle Drop 6", Height 9.5", Width 12.5", Depth 5" Designer: Chanel Model: Giant Logo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Charms Shopping Bag Quilted Aged Calfskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Minimal wear on exterior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 2", Height 14", Width 13", Depth 4.5", Str...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Giant Logo Shopping Bag Quilted Tweed Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Minor wear and slight pilling on exterior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Measurements: Handle Drop 6", Height 10", Width 13", Depth 5"...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Giant Logo Shopping Bag Quilted Tweed Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Pristine. Light scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 6", Height 11", Width 15", Depth 6" Designer: Chanel Model: Gia...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Giant Logo Shopping Bag Quilted Tweed Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Creasing and minor wear on exterior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Measurements: Handle Drop 6", Height 9.5", Width 12.5", Depth 4.5" De...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel 31 Shopping Bag Quilted Crumpled Calfskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This Chanel 31 Shopping Bag Quilted Crumpled Calfskin Small, crafted in silver quilted crumpled calfskin leather, features cutout leather handles and silver-tone hardware. Its turn-l...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Chanel Giant Logo Shopping Bag Quilted Tweed Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing on exterior near base, minor pilling and wear on exterior and handles, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Measurements: Handle Drop 6", ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Supermarket Drawstring Shopping Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Jumbo
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This Chanel Supermarket Drawstring Shopping Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Jumbo, crafted from purple leather, features a woven in chain link strap, exterior back pocket, and aged silver ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel In The Mix Shopping Bag Quilted Calfskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This Chanel In The Mix Shopping Bag Quilted Calfskin Small, crafted in black quilted calf skin leather, features dual flat leather handles, woven in leather chain link strap with lea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel 31 Shopping Bag Quilted Shearling and Leather Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Minor scuffs and small indentations on leather trims and interior opening, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Authenticity Card Measurements: Handle ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Chanel Supermarket Drawstring Shopping Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Jumbo
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This Chanel Supermarket Drawstring Shopping Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Jumbo, crafted from purple leather, features a woven in chain link strap, exterior back pocket, and aged silver ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel In The Mix Shopping Bag Quilted Calfskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This Chanel In The Mix Shopping Bag Quilted Calfskin Large, crafted from beige quilted calfskin leather, features dual top handles, dual woven-in leather chain link straps with shoul...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

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Quilted Shopping Bag For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage or contemporary quilted shopping bag for your needs in our varied inventory. Our collection includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Beige, Gray and more. Making the right choice when shopping for a quilted shopping bag 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. Finding a quilted shopping bag for sale for women should be easy, but there are 29 pieces available to browse for men as well.

How Much is a Quilted Shopping Bag?

Prices for a quilted shopping bag can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $135 and can go as high as $9,920, while, on average they fetch $2,808.

Chanel Biography and Important Works

In the years following the opening of her modest millinery shop, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel became 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. Today vintage Chanel handbags, jackets and evening dresses are among the most sought-after clothing and accessories for fashion lovers all over the world.

The first Chanel shop was established 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, Chanel's 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.

But 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 bags, evening dresses, shoes, jewelry and other clothing and accessories 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.