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Vintage Chanel Timeless Black Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Vintage timeless Chanel bag with quilted chevrons, with gold tone accessories. The bag comes from the 80's and has no hologram. Dimensions : 26 x 17 x 7 cm. Lining is made of burgund...
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Vintage Chanel Timeless Black Flap Bag
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  • Vintage Chanel Timeless Black Flap Bag
H 6.7 in. W 2.56 in. L 10.24 in.
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Jersey Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Vintage black quilted jersey flap bag by Chanel. Dual chain shoulder straps. Front flap with twist-lock closure. Zip and mirror flap pockets under front flap. L...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3840 Serial Number: 1363077 Age (Circa): 1991 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Authenticity Card Authentici...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Harlequin Vintage Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel Harlequin Flap Bag- Mint Vintage Condition A very collectible piece, it has some truly unique design elements that are rarely seen. Navy leather rectangular flap bag has green...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Harlequin Vintage Flap Bag
  • Chanel Harlequin Vintage Flap Bag
  • Chanel Harlequin Vintage Flap Bag
  • Chanel Harlequin Vintage Flap Bag
H 6 in. D 3 in. L 8 in.
Vintage Chanel Black Leather Flap Bag with Tassel
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage 90s Chanel black leather flap bag with tassel. - Featuring a "CC" stitching logo in front. A knot on the top of the strap. - Made in Italy. - Height: 8 inches. Length...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage '97 Black Quilted Flap Bag GHW
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Vintage '97 Black Quilted Flap Bag Features double black flat leather shoulder straps Made In: Italy Year of Production: 1997 Color: Black Hardware: Goldtone Materials:...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Vintage Chanel Black Quilted Jumbo Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Vintage Chanel black quilted lambskin jumbo single-flap bag. Signature oversize CC logo turn-lock clap. Very good condition. Can be worn with strap long, 25"L, or doubled, 14"L.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Leather Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Leather Flap Bag with Gold Hardware Hologram sticker has peeled off, Entrupy Authenticity Certificate Included. Made In: France Year of Product...
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20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Lambskin Chain Embellished Clutch Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Black Lambskin Chain-Embellished Clutch Flap Bag Black leather Chanel embellished flap bag with gold-tone hardware, dual gathered shoulder strap with knot accent, cha...
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Early 2000s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Vintage Double Sided Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel bags are coveted around the world for their exquisite craftsmanship and timeless aesthetic. This vintage double-sided flap bag is no different. Crafted from quality leather, i...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Full Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Full Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3812 Serial Number: 1687037 Age (Circa): 1991 Authenticity Details: Serial Sticker (Made in France) Ge...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Timeless Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Timeless Single Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3758 Serial Number: 1104950 Age (Circa): 1991 Accompanied By: Authenticty Card, Box Authenticity...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Classic Maxi Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Classic Maxi Flap Bag Features adjustable shoulder straps Made In: France Year of Production: 1994-1996 Color: Black Hardware: Goldtone Materia...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage '90s Black Velvet Jumbo Flap Bag GHW
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Vintage '90s Black Velvet Jumbo Flap Bag Features vertical stitching throughout exterior Made In: France Year of Production: 1991-1994 Color: Black Hardware: Goldtone M...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Lambskin Leather Tortoise Medium Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
Black quilted lambskin vintage Chanel Medium Flap Bag with brown tortoise shell resin chain-link and leather shoulder strap, exterior patch pocket, burgundy leather lining, dual inte...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage '97 Black Patent Flap Bag GHW
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Vintage '97 Black Patent Flap Bag Features large leather CC stitched on flap top Made In: France Year of Production: 1997 Color: Black Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Pat...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Lambskin Leather Evening Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
CURATOR'S NOTES Chanel Vintage Black Lambskin Leather Evening Shoulder Flap Bag Lambskin leather Gold tone hardware Turnlock closure Leather lining Made in France Single shoulder ...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
A characteristic time-honored design of label and timeless favorite this double flap bag come from the house of Chanel. Crafted from leather, the quilted lambskin features a CC twist...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Small Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from leather in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on the le...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from leather in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on the le...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from leather in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on the le...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Small Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's classic flap bags are the most iconic handbags in the fashion world. Totally worth the splurge, these bags, that have become a symbol of class and luxury, carries unparallel...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Vintage 90s Chanel Black Patent Leather Shoulder Flap Bag
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage 90s Chanel black patent leather shoulder flap bag. - Hardware: Black metal. - Measurements: Length: 28cm. Height: 17cm. Width: 8cm. Strap Drop: 51cm.
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel 1980s Two Tone Black and White Vintage Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Two Tone Black and White Vintage Flap Bag 1989 {VINTAGE 32 Years} Lamsbkin leather Classic back pocket Gold hardware Interwoven classic chain Red lambskin interior lining CC ...
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Chevron Mini LAMBSKIN Flap Bag WITH GHW
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Chanel Vintage Chevron Mini Flap Bag in chevron textured leather. Featuring gold toned hardware, rare leather straps, and a flap with a closure push button. The interlocking CC logo ...
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1980s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Vertical Quilted Lambskin Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Vertical Quilted Lambskin Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3799 Serial Number: 2570385 Age (Circa): 1994 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card Authentici...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Patent Leather Reissue Flap Bag XL Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Patent Leather Reissue Flap Bag XL Shoulder Bag Spacious carry-all version of the classic Chanel Reissue Flap Bag featured in the XL size, rendered in b...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Calfskin Leather Vintage Diagonal Quilted Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
Chanel black calfskin leather shoulder bag with diagonal quilting, gold-tone hardware, burgundy fabric lining, interior zip pocket, chain-link and leather woven shoulder strap, and f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Coated Canvas Logo Half Flap Maxi Vintage Bag
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
Crafted out of black coated canvas, CHANEL logo throughout canvas, CC turn lock at front, and gold-tone hardware. 18101MSC
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from leather in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on the le...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Small Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's classic flap bags are the most iconic handbags in the fashion world. Totally worth the splurge, these bags, that have become a symbol of class and luxury, carries unparallel...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in absolute awe of this Vintage Classic Flap bag from Chanel as it is simply appealing. With a leather body that is detailed in their signature quilt, the black bag brings for...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from leather in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on the le...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Quilted Black Satin Mini Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
BEAUTIFUL Chanel black satin mini classic flap in excellent vintage condition. Quilted black satin exterior trimmed with gold hardware and woven chain and satin shoulder strap. Fro...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Small Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Flap bags are the most iconic handbags. The vintage classic double flap bag is crafted from leather and features the iconic quilted pattern. It has a chain and leather woven...
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1990s Clutches

Chanel Vintage Number 5 Denim Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This Chanel No. 5 bag is constructed in in navy blue canvas and quilted silver leather. Featuring a silver toned chain interlaced with red leather, a canvas exterior with 'CC' in whi...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Wear and discoloration on base corners, flap edges and strap, moderate creasing and scuffs on exterior and underneath flap. Wear in interior, scratches on hardware. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel 1990s Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Maxi Flap Bag GHW
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Quilted Maxi Flap Bag Features adjustable shoulder strap Made in: France Year of Production: 1994-1996 Color: Black Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Lambskin leather ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel '90s Vintage Black Satin Mini Camelia Flap Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Vintage Black Satin Mini Camellia Flap Bag Made In: Italy Year of Production: 1996 - 1997 Color: Black Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Satin, metal Lining: Gold leather Closure...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

1994 Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3648 Serial Number: 1585909 Age (Circa): 1994 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag Authenticity Details: Serial ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Rare 1991 Vintage Quilted Black Lambskin Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare 1991 Vintage Lambskin Quilted Classic Flap Bag 1991 {VINTAGE 30 Years} Gold hardware CC Turnlock Closure Texturized stud hardware Classic flap back pocket Quilted Leathe...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

1987 Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Studded Envelope Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Studded Envelope Single Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3410 Serial Number: 0601684 Age (Circa): 1987 Authenticity Details: Serial Sticker (Made i...
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

1996 Chanel Black Caviar Leather Vintage Maxi Jumbo XXL Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Caviar Leather Vintage Maxi Jumbo XXL Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3483 Serial Number: 3390848 Age (Circa): 1996 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card Authenticity Details:...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Navy Blue Leather Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
A must-have Chanel blue lambskin bag, sewn with herringbone patterns. The attributes are golden. It is worn on the shoulder. The gilding of the chain has passed, intertwined with lea...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Vintage Navy Blue Leather Flap Bag
  • Chanel Vintage Navy Blue Leather Flap Bag
  • Chanel Vintage Navy Blue Leather Flap Bag
  • Chanel Vintage Navy Blue Leather Flap Bag
H 5.91 in. D 1.97 in. L 9.06 in.
Chanel Classic Flap Rare 1991 Vintage Quilted Black Lambskin Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare 1991 Vintage Lambskin Quilted Classic Flap Bag 1991 {VINTAGE 30 Years} Gold hardware CC Turnlock Closure Texturized stud hardware Classic flap back pocket Quilted Leathe...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel RARE COLLECTORS Black Vintage Quilted Satin Micro Flap Bag Necklace
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Vintage Quilted Satin Micro Flap Bag Necklace Made In: France Year of Production: 1990s Color: Black Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Satin Lining: Leather Closure/Opening...
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1990s Novelty Bags

CHANEL Vintage Timeless Flap Bag in Black and Grey Quilted Leather
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Collector. Vintage Chanel Timeless handbag in semi-patent leather in black and gray quilted leather. This bag is in very good condition. under the flap there is a trace of pen (pictu...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

1994 Chanel Black Vertical Quilted Lambskin Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Vertical Quilted Lambskin Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3622 Serial Number: 2621104 Age (Circa): 1994 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Authenticit...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Mini Vintage Lambskin Crossbody Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Mini Vintage Lambskin Crossbody Classic Flap Bag 1989 {VINTAGE 32 Years} Gold hardware Black lambskin diamond stitch Red lambskin interior lining Classic interwoven long cha...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Full Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Mini
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate wear and discoloration on exterior and strap, creasing and scuffs on exterior and underneath flap. Heavy scuffs in interior, scratches and tarnish on hardwa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Full Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Mini
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate wear, scuffs, creasing and indentations on exterior and underneath flap, wear on strap and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage CC Flap Shoulder Bag Caviar XL
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Wear and discoloration on base corners, heavy creasing near base, scuffs on exterior. Moderate splitting on flap opening corner, creasing, bubbling and scuffs undern...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Coated Canvas Logo Half Flap Maxi Vintage Bag
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
Crafted out of black coated canvas, CHANEL logo throughout canvas, CC turn lock at front, and gold-tone hardware. 18101MSC
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Vertical Quilted Leather Jumbo Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's classic flap bags are the most iconic handbags in the fashion world. Totally worth the splurge these bags have become a symbol of class and luxury. This bag is crafted from ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Full Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Mini
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing, wear, scuffs, discoloration and small indentations on exterior and underneath flap. Minor wear on strap and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessori...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

1990s Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Classic Double Flap Bag This CHANEL Small Classic Double Flap Bag is in Excellent Pre-Owned Condition accompanied by Authenticity Card. C...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Square Mini Flap Bag with DB
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Square Mini Flap Bag Made In: France Year of Production: 1989-1991 Color: Black Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Lambskin leather, metal Lining: B...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel '90 Vintage Black Lambskin Vertical Quilted CC Jumbo Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Vintage Black Faded Lambskin Vertical Quilted Jumbo Flap Bag Made In: France Year of Production: 1994-1996 Color: Black Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Faded lambskin leather, ...
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20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Full Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate scuffs, wear and indentations on exterior and underneath flap, scuffs and minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Me...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black QUILTED Leather Mini 20cm Flap Bag CrossBody
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
Chanel Vintage Quilted Mini 20cm Flap Bag from the late 80s - early 90s. This size is larger than the regular Mini Flap but smaller than the Small Flap. The bag is finely crafted of...
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20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

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Vintage Chanel Bag Flap Black For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact vintage or contemporary vintage chanel bag flap black you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Many people prefer Black, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Gray and protectString (more) options on these pages. If you’re looking for a vintage chanel bag flap black from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 20th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. When shopping for these accessories, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for men or unisex today than there are for women.

How Much is a Vintage Chanel Bag Flap Black?

On average, a vintage chanel bag flap black on 1stDibs sells for $5,920, while they’re typically $1,295 on the low end and $24,920 for the highest priced versions of this item.

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.