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Chanel Vintage Black Lizard Exotic Leather Gold Evening Camera Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Rare Vintage Black Lizard Exotic Gold Evening Camera Shoulder Bag Lizard Gold tone hardware Leather lining Zipper closure Made in Italy Date code present 1317318 Shoulde...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Quilted Caviar handbag
By Chanel
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
A fabulous classic lambskin caviar flap bag by CHANEL. Intricately crafted with black and white quilted lambskin, flap with interlocking CC logo closure, and features gold-tone chain...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Classic Quilted Caviar handbag
  • Chanel Classic Quilted Caviar handbag
  • Chanel Classic Quilted Caviar handbag
  • Chanel Classic Quilted Caviar handbag
H 5.52 in. W 2.76 in. L 8.67 in.
Chanel Rare Limited Edition Metallic Bronze Large Brown Gold Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Limited Edition Chanel Old Medium Rare Metallic Bronze Gold Boy Bag Year: 2017 Chanel Dark Brown Bronze Quilted Patent Leather Large Boy Flap Bag Patent Leather in gold Gold Hardwa...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black leather gold hardware maxi jumbo shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel Black leather gold hardware maxi jumbo shoulder bag
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1980s Shoulder Bags

CHANEL CC Chic Flap Bag Black and Gold Lambskin with Brushed Gold Hardware 2019
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
Authentic CHANEL CC Chic Flap Bag Black and Gold Lambskin with Brushed Gold Hardware 2019. This stunning bag is in mint condition, the bag still holds its original shape, and the ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Metallic Gold Leather Evening Micro Mini Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Date code present Made in France Shoulder strap drop 19" Measures 2.75" W x 2.5" H x 1" D 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY is t...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel New Multi Color Sequin Leather Evening Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
A great gift! Chanel NEW Multi Color Sequin Leather Evening Flap Shoulder Bag Original purchase price $10,000 Sequin Leather Silver tone hardware Satin lining Turn-lock closure Da...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Crocodile Exotic Leather Gold Evening Small Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Rare Black Crocodile Leather Gold Evening Clutch Small Shoulder Flap Bag Crocodile Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Made in France Date code present Measures 7.5" W...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel Cognac Alligator Exotic Skin Leather Gold Evening Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
The Exotic Chanel You Need to Complement Your Collection. Since announcing the discontinuation of exotic skin handbags, the demand for exotic Chanel has increased tenfold. And the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Caviar Leather Quilted Gold Shopper Carryall Tote Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Black Caviar Quilted Gold Shopper Carryall Tote Shoulder Bag Caviar Gold tone hardware Turnlock closure Leather lining Made in France Date code present Shoulder strap drop 1...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Ostrich Exotic Leather Gold Single Evening Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Black Ostrich Exotic Leather Gold Single Evening Shoulder Flap Bag Ostrich Gold tone hardware Leather lining Snap closure Date code present Made in France Shoulder strap drop...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Lizard Exotic Pearl Gold Small Mini Evening Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Lizard Faux pearl Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Push-lock closure Made in France Shoulder strap drop 24" Measures 8" W x 4" H x 2" D 100% authenticity guaranteed NEW...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel NEW Tiffany Blue Leather MultiColor Small Evening Shoulder Flap Bag W/Box
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Leather Mosaic Gold tone hardware Leather lining Push-lock closure Made in Italy Shoulder strap drop 21" Measures 8" w x 5" H x 3.5" D Includes box 100% authenticity guaranteed N...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Leather Gold Logo Coin Clutch Evening Small Party Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Black Leather Gold Logo Coin Clutch Evening Small Party Shoulder Flap Bag Lambskin Gold tone hardware Leather lining Date code present Made in France Interior features built ...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Lambskin Leather Gold 2in1 Evening Clutch Flap Shoulder Bag in Box
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
CURATOR'S NOTES Chanel Black Lambskin Leather Gold 2 in 1 Evening Clutch Flap Shoulder Bag in Box Lambskin Gold tone hardware Leather lining Magnetic snap closure Made in France ...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Leather Shopper Bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel Black Leather Shopper Bag gold tone hardware for the chain CC logo on the front Totally made in France
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1980s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Black Leather Shopper Bag
  • Chanel Black Leather Shopper Bag
  • Chanel Black Leather Shopper Bag
  • Chanel Black Leather Shopper Bag
H 11.82 in. W 16.54 in. D 4.34 in.
Chanel 2018 S/S Tweed Patchwork Jumbo Single Flap Bag Limited Edition
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Strut your stuff with this adorable Chanel! Circa 2018 from their S/S collection, this jumbo single flap bag features a patchwork design made up of leathers, tweed and other fabrics....
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Caviar Supermodel Overnight Weekender Travel Tote Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Black Caviar Supermodel Large Overnight Weekender Carryall Travel Tote Shoulder Bag Caviar leather Gold hardware Made in Italy Date code present Measures 17.75" W x 13" H x 6...
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Late 20th Century Luggage and Travel Bags

Chanel Classic Black Leather Lambskin Gold Chain Evening Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Classic Black Leather Lambskin Gold Chain Evening Shoulder Flap Bag Lambskin leather Gold tone hardware Snap button closure Leather lining Date code present Made in France Sh...
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Late 20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

Chanel Classic Flap Vintage Fringe Quilted Jumbo Maxi Jean Blue Denim Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Quilted Jumbo Maxi Jean Blue Denim Classic Flap 1991 {VINTAGE 30 Years} -Gold tone hardware -Oversized vintage CC turnlock -Denim blue quilted canvas -Classic inter...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Leather 2 in 1 Envelope Clutch Single Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
CURATOR'S NOTES Lambskin leather Gold tone hardware Date code present Made in France Shoulder strap drop 15" Measures 8.5" W x 7" H x 3" D
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Vintage Leather Chanel Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Beautiful vintage Chanel shoulder bag with one main pouch and a small side zippered pocket. Stainless steel hardware with a stainless steel and leather strap which can be doubled up ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Vintage Leather Chanel Shoulder Bag
  • Vintage Leather Chanel Shoulder Bag
  • Vintage Leather Chanel Shoulder Bag
  • Vintage Leather Chanel Shoulder Bag
H 7.5 in. W 9 in. D 5 in.
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 Woman Shoulder bag Black
By Chanel
Located in Milan, IT
Shoulder bag, classic chain, single flap, eco-friendly fabric, solid color, engraved logo, braided, button fastening, gold-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, leather lining, tass...
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Mid-20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Canvas Shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Canvas Shoulder Bag is in excellent condition. Black canvas with tonally stitched interlocking CC and white leather reinforced corners. Substantial whit...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Woman Shoulder bag Grey
By Chanel
Located in Milan, IT
Shoulder bag, cc turn-lock fastening, leather, solid color, quilted, double chain handle, zipper fastening, ruthenium hardware, multiple pockets, fabric lining, day bag. Product Cond...
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Mid-20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Woman Shoulder bag Black
By Chanel
Located in Milan, IT
Shoulder bag, leather, solid color, front logo, zipper fastening, removable shoulder strap, silver-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, internal pockets, satin lining, day bag. Pro...
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Mid-20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Woman Shoulder bag Brown
By Chanel
Located in Milan, IT
Shoulder bag, leather, solid color, branded zipper, front logo, double chain handle, zipper fastening, external pocket, internal zipped pocket, day bag. Product Condition: Good. Hard...
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Mid-20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Light Blue Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel light blue shoulder bag with a gold toned and leather chain, a quilted foldover closure, and a gold toned twist clasp featuring engraved branding. The inside is lined with ma...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Light Blue Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Light Blue Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Light Blue Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Light Blue Shoulder Bag
H 5.32 in. W 10.24 in. D 2.37 in.
Black Chanel Leather Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Black leather shoulder bag by Chanel. Accented with neon topstitching and debossed logo. Single leather woven chain shoulder strap. Top zip closure. Lined inter...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Canvas Shoulder Bag
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Chanel black and white canvas printed shoulder bag. - Gold Hardware. - Measurements: Length: 25cm. Width: 5cm. Heigh...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Canvas Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Canvas Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Canvas Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Canvas Shoulder Bag
W 1.97 in. L 9.85 in.
Black Chanel Velour Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Black velour shoulder bag by Chanel. Trimmed with leather. Dual shoulder straps. Top zip closure. Lined interior with inner zip pocket. Silvertone hardware. A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Woman Shoulder bag Red
By Chanel
Located in Milan, IT
Shoulder bag, cc turn-lock fastening, classic chain, leather, solid color, matt effect, quilted, suede, silver-tone hardware, back pocket, internal pockets, gorsgrain lining. Product...
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Mid-20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Cross Body Camera Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Chanel Cross Body Camera Shoulder Bag. Featuring a black and white cross diamond woven exterior, silver toned hardware with the Chanel logo, and black fabric interior lining. BRAND:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Cross Body Camera Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Cross Body Camera Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Cross Body Camera Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Cross Body Camera Shoulder Bag
H 7 in. W 10.5 in. D 4 in.
CHANEL quilting chain shoulder Womens shoulder bag black x black hardware
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL quilting chain shoulder Womens shoulder bag black x black hardware. The color is black x black hardware. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is quilting...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL matelasse chain shoulderー Womens shoulder bag pink x silver hardware
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL matelasse chain shoulderー Womens shoulder bag pink x silver hardware. The color is pink x silver hardware. The outside material is Lavaー. The pattern is matelasse...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Tan Caviar CC Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Tan Caviar CC Shoulder Bag in excellent condition. Tan caviar leather exterior trimmed with matte gold hardware and the CC logo quilted along the front side. Top zipper closur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Black Chanel Quilted Nylon Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Black quilted nylon shoulder bag by Chanel. Trimmed with leather. Top magnetic snap closure. Leather lined interior with inner zip pocket. Goldtone hardware. A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

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.
Brown Chanel Quilted Satin Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Brown quilted satin shoulder bag by Chanel. Goldtone chain shoulder strap. Front flap with twist-lock closure.
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Satin Ribbon Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
GORGEOUS Chanel black satin ribbon evening bag in excellent condition. Black satin exterior with a front slit pocket and small gold CC logo. Multiple black satin ribbon shoulder stra...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Woman Shoulder bag Navy, White
By Chanel
Located in Milan, IT
Shoulder bag, fabric, other patterns, branded zipper, side logo, zipper fastening, silver-tone hardware, multiple pockets, metal application, day bag. Product Condition: Very Good. L...
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Mid-20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL matelasse chain shoulder Camera bag Womens shoulder bag black x antique
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL matelasse chain shoulder Camera bag Womens shoulder bag black x antique . The color is black x antique silver hardware. The outside material is soft caviar skin....
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

White Chanel Vintage Leather Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Vintage white leather shoulder bag by Chanel. Topstitched quilted design. Shoulder strap. Twist-lock logo closure. Leather lined interior with inner zip and sli...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Vintage Chanel Oval "CC" Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Live the fantasy with this vintage oval shoulder bag from Chanel! Crafted between 1989 and 1991, bag features signature double "C" applique on the front, gilt woven leather shoulde...
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Late 20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Vintage Chanel Oval "CC" Shoulder Bag
  • Vintage Chanel Oval "CC" Shoulder Bag
  • Vintage Chanel Oval "CC" Shoulder Bag
  • Vintage Chanel Oval "CC" Shoulder Bag
H 5 in. W 7 in. D 1.75 in.
CHANEL COCO mark chain shoulder Womens shoulder bag black x silver hardware
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL COCO mark chain shoulder Womens shoulder bag black x silver hardware. The color is black x silver hardware. The outside material is pile/ leather/ vinyl. The pat...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Lambskin Vintage Timeless Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Lambskin Vintage Timeless Shoulder Bag Xupes Reference: HB3818 Serial Number: 2531873 Age (Circa): 1994 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card Authenticity Details: Authen...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel beige chevron shoulder bag
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage Chanel beige chevron shoulder bag. - Front slip pockets in both sides. - Interior pocket zip closure and interior slip pocket. - Measurements: 28cm x 19cm x 9cm. Drop...
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel beige chevron shoulder bag
  • Chanel beige chevron shoulder bag
  • Chanel beige chevron shoulder bag
  • Chanel beige chevron shoulder bag
H 3.94 in. W 3.55 in. L 11.03 in.
Chanel Vintage Quilted Double Chain Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Quilted Double Chain Shoulder Bag circa 2006 black patent leather leather and chain-link shoulder strap quilted finish foldover top signature interlocking CC turn-loc...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel 2019 Venise Biarritz Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
From the 2019 Collection. White and black striped woven Chanel Venise Biarritz bag with silver-tone hardware, white leather trim, chain-link and leather shoulder strap with shoulder ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black New Medium Boy Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Sundbyberg, SE
Black and Beige leather embroidered Chanel New Medium Boy bag with – Silver-tone hardware – Convertible chain-link shoulder strap with leather shoulder guard – Embroidered trim thr...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Black New Medium Boy Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Black New Medium Boy Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Black New Medium Boy Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Black New Medium Boy Shoulder Bag
H 6.3 in. W 10.63 in. D 2.37 in.
CHANEL black leather COCO CABAS Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Chanel 'Coco Cabas' tote shoulder bag in black grained calfskin featuring silver-tone hardware and chain shoulder straps. Opens with a magnetic button on top and is li...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Brown Leather Square Quilted Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Brown Leather Square Quilted Shoulder Bag Made In: Italy Year of Production: 2004-2006 Color: Brown Hardware: Silvertone Materials: Leather Lining: Chanel fine textile lining...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel black quilted jersey VINTAGE Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Zürich, CH
Chanel quilted vintage shoulder bag in black jersey. Opens with a zipper on top and is lined in red canvas. Has one big open pocket with a little open pocket on top against the front...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Maroon Leather Top Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Gorgeous Chanel leather flap shoulder bag in excellent condition. Maroon leather with buckled side shoulder strap details. Front loop closure opens single flap style to a brown nyl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Satin Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
RARE Chanel satin shoulder bag in excellent condition. Quilted black satin exterior trimmed with gold hardware and signature woven chain and satin shoulder strap. Top zipper closur...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Brown Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
Chanel Vintage Brown Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag Vintage Chanel quilted shoulder bag in brown leather. Early 80. The bag features 2 exterior slip pockets (lined in leather). Upper...
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20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Beige Canvas Quilted Tote Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
Chanel quilted canvas shoulder bag in beige color. It has small fold-over flap with CC twist lock on front. It has 2 main compartmens with upper zip closure. 1 rear open compartment...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Lizard Chevron Quilted Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
GORGEOUS CHANEL black lizard shoulder bag in excellent condition. Black lizard leather exterior quilted in a chevron pattern and trimmed with shining gold hardware. Woven chain and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Pleated Lambskin Classic Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
FABULOUS CHANEL black pleated leather classic shoulder bag in excellent condition. Quilted black lambskin leather exterior trimmed with matte gold hardware. Signtaure CC twist clos...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

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Shoulder Chanel Bags For Sale on 1stDibs

Browse a vast assortment of shoulder chanel bags for sale on 1stDibs. Our collection of shoulder chanel bags includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Brown, Gray and protectString (more). Making the right choice when shopping for these accessories may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century, all of which have proven very popular over the years. 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 Shoulder Chanel Bags?

On average, shoulder chanel bags on 1stDibs sell for $3,999, while they’re typically $440 on the low end and $55,996 for the highest priced versions of these items.

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 Purses Bags 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.