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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 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 Vintage Copper Quilted Leather Bucket Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
CHANEL vintage Copper Quilted Leather Bucket Bag. Very convenient. This bucket bag closes with a zip. It is in quilted leather in copper color. It is carried over the shoulder by tw...
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Early 2000s Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

  • CHANEL Vintage Copper Quilted Leather Bucket Bag
  • CHANEL Vintage Copper Quilted Leather Bucket Bag
  • CHANEL Vintage Copper Quilted Leather Bucket Bag
  • CHANEL Vintage Copper Quilted Leather Bucket Bag
H 9.06 in. D 4.73 in. L 7.88 in.
Chanel Vintage Caviar Drawstring CC Bucket Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Caviar Drawstring CC Bucket Crossbody Bag Year: 1989-1991 Gold hardware Classic interwoven chain strap Black caviar leather Drawstring closure CC Stitched at bottom ...
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1980s Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Vintage Chanel Black Satin & Leather Drawstring Bucket Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Chanel Black Satin & Leather Drawstring Bucket Bag in good condition. Black quilted satin exterior trimmed with black leather and a woven chain and leather shoulder strap. Qu...
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1980s Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Chanel, Vintage in black leather
By Chanel
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: CHANEL - Model: Vintage - Condition: Very good condition. Sign of wear on Leather, Minor sign of wear on base corners, Scratches on the clasp - Accessories: None - Measur...
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Late 20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Chanel, Vintage in black leather
  • Chanel, Vintage in black leather
  • Chanel, Vintage in black leather
  • Chanel, Vintage in black leather
H 6.7 in. W 10.63 in. D 2.37 in.
Chanel, Vintage in burgundy leather
By Chanel
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: CHANEL - Model: Camera Vintage - Condition: Good condition. Sign of wear on Leather, Some exterior stains , Minor sign of wear on base corners - Accessories: Strap (Non R...
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Late 20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Chanel, Vintage in burgundy leather
  • Chanel, Vintage in burgundy leather
  • Chanel, Vintage in burgundy leather
  • Chanel, Vintage in burgundy leather
H 5.91 in. W 9.06 in. D 2.37 in.
Chanel Classic Quilted Shopper Black Vintage
By Chanel
Located in Roosendaal, NL
From the collection of Savineti we offer this Chanel Classic Shopper: - Brand: Chanel - Model: Classic Shopper - Year: 1994 - Condition: Good - Materials: Lambskin Leather, Gold Hard...
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1990s Hobo Bags

  • Chanel Classic Quilted Shopper Black Vintage
  • Chanel Classic Quilted Shopper Black Vintage
  • Chanel Classic Quilted Shopper Black Vintage
  • Chanel Classic Quilted Shopper Black Vintage
H 12.21 in. W 5.91 in. L 14.38 in.
Chanel, Vintage in red silk
By Chanel
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: CHANEL - Model: VIntage - Condition: Very good condition. Sign of wear on strap, Scratches on hardware - Accessories: Authenticity Card - Measurements: Width: 21cm , Heig...
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Early 2000s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Chanel, Vintage in red silk
  • Chanel, Vintage in red silk
  • Chanel, Vintage in red silk
  • Chanel, Vintage in red silk
H 5.12 in. W 8.27 in. D 1.78 in.
Chanel Vintage in brown leather
By Chanel
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: CHANEL - Model: Vintage - Condition: Very good condition. Few scratches, Minor sign of wear on base corners - Accessories: None - Measurements: Width: 27cm, Height: 20cm,...
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Late 20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Chanel Vintage in brown leather
  • Chanel Vintage in brown leather
  • Chanel Vintage in brown leather
  • Chanel Vintage in brown leather
H 7.88 in. W 10.63 in. D 3.15 in.
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 Vintage Black Shearling Drawstring Pochette with Silver Hardware
By Chanel
Located in West palm beach, FL
Chanel Vintage Black Shearling Drawstring Pochette with Silver Hardware 2003.
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20th Century Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Chanel Vintage Tie Dye Messenger Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Tie Dye Crossbody Waist Bag black/white adjustable shoulder strap logo patch to the front zip-fastening pocket Made in Italy
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Early 2000s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Chanel Vintage Tie Dye Messenger Bag
  • Chanel Vintage Tie Dye Messenger Bag
  • Chanel Vintage Tie Dye Messenger Bag
  • Chanel Vintage Tie Dye Messenger Bag
H 10.6 in. W 11.8 in. L 20.8 in.
Chanel Black Lambskin Vintage Camera Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Lambskin Camera Bag is in excellent vintage condition from the 1980's. A truly classic piece, it is a must have for any collection. Black structured case in ...
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Late 20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Vintage CHANEL Brown Bowling Doctor Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
This vintage bag comes from the 80s so it has no hologram. The large double "C" is made of vintage gold metal. The bag and its lining are both made of brown soft calf leather. It was...
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1980s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Vintage CHANEL Brown Bowling Doctor Bag
  • Vintage CHANEL Brown Bowling Doctor Bag
  • Vintage CHANEL Brown Bowling Doctor Bag
  • Vintage CHANEL Brown Bowling Doctor Bag
H 9.06 in. D 4.73 in. L 14.97 in.
Chanel Beige Quilted Leather Vintage Camera Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Beige Quilted Leather Camera Bag is in excellent vintage condition. The classic silhouette has all the quintessential Chanel design elements that make it a true...
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Late 20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Chevron Leather Vintage Day Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Chevron Leather Day Bag is in excellent vintage condition, circa 1989-1991. Timeless and sophisticated, this classic Chanel is the perfect way to elevate...
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Late 20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Caviar Triple CC Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Caviar CC Shoulder Bag Black This stunning classic shoulder bag circa 1996-1997 is crafted of luxurious caviar leather. The bag features six quilted Chanel CC logos at the b...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Single Flap Bag Vintage Medium Classic
By Chanel
Located in Roosendaal, NL
From the collection of Savineti we offer this Chanel Single Flap Bag: - Brand: Chanel - Model: Single Flap - Year: 1970-1980 - Condition: Good - Materials: Calfskin Leather - Extras...
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1970s Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Single Flap Bag Vintage Medium Classic
  • Chanel Single Flap Bag Vintage Medium Classic
  • Chanel Single Flap Bag Vintage Medium Classic
  • Chanel Single Flap Bag Vintage Medium Classic
H 7.09 in. W 2.37 in. L 9.85 in.
Chanel White Quilted Leather Vintage Structured Hobo
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel White Quilted Leather Structured Hobo is an early vintage piece in beautiful condition. Rare and collectible; a unique style not often seen. Snowy white leat...
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20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

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 90s Vintage Canvas & Leather Duffle Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel late 80s early 90s canvas and leather quilted duffle bag. Gold tone hardware. Handle drop 6.5". Detachable strap measures 44". Small glue residue on top, interior smell due to...
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1990s Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Chanel Black Leather CC Vintage Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Leather CC Vintage Crossbody Bag is in very good condition. It is a highly collectible vintage piece that has enjoyed a previous life. Small black leat...
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Late 20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Chevron CC Ivory quilted shoulderbag Vintage
By Chanel
Located in Roosendaal, NL
From the collection of Savineti we offer this Chanel Chevron Ivor: - Brand: Chanel - Model: Chevron - Year: 1994 - Code: 2038230 - Condition: good - Materials: Lambskin, Gold plated ...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage Quilted Canvas Mini Frame Bag
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
Black quilted grosgrain Chanel vintage mini frame bag with gold-tone hardware, single woven chain-link and leather shoulder strap, black leather interior, single pocket at interior w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Vintage Chanel Buckle Bag Red Matelasse Leather with Chain Strap F/W 1992 Rare
By Chanel
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Authentic, preowned, vintage Chanel Buckle Bag with chain strap in red matelasse leather, circa the 90s. Incredibly rare bag in an equally hard to find color. If you search old vid...
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1990s Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Chanel Vintage 90's Mini CC Drawstring Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage 90's Mini CC Drawstring Shoulder Bag circa 1995 black leather gold-tone hardware signature stitched interlocking CC logo drawstring fastening leather and chain-link s...
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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 Micro Mini Blue Cigarette Necklace Pouch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Crafted in turquoise blue leather and jet black calf hair. Featuring a textured style, gold-tone hardware, an embossed internal logo stamp, an open top design, a chain and leather s...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage Nylon Large Crossbody Fanny Pack Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Nylon Large Crossbody Fanny Pack Bag 2004 {VINTAGE 17 Years} Rubberized CC Logo Black thick nylon exterior Adjustable 'Chanel' stitched crossbody strap Zippered inte...
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Early 2000s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Transparent Naked Classic Silver Vintage Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Transparent Naked Classic Silver Vintage Flap Bag clear silver-tone hardware fold-over top with CC turn-lock fastening two leather and chain link shoulder straps back slip po...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Transparent Naked Classic Gold Vintage Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel naked transparent classic flap with gold lambskin piping and signature CC turn lock. Features gold hardware and a classic bag pocket. In very good condition with slight scr...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Full Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Mini
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This is a chic shoulder bag that is finely crafted of diamond quilted lambskin leather. The bag features a gold chain link and leather shoulder strap and a flap that opens to a leath...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Mini Square Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Mini Square Classic Flap Bag SKU: 112670 MSRP: USD 4,200.00 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Condition Description: Handbag Condition: Very Good Con...
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2010s Hobo Bags

Chanel Blue Lizard Vintage Double Flap Envelope Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Blue Lizard Double Flap Envelope Bag is in excellent vintage condition from the late 1980's- early 1990's. The elegant silhouette is a true classic and a great...
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Late 20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Brown Diamond Quilted Duffle Bag, 1980s
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel excellent condition brown flat quilted duffle bag with shoulder strap. Handle drop 4.5", strap length 38". Collection 1986/1988. Comes with hologram.
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1980s Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Vintage Brown Chanel Handbag with Gold-Colored Strap
By Chanel
Located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Beautiful vintage leather handbag with iconic Chanel checkering. This bag also has a gold-colored strap and matching hardware. This bag has 3 main pockets and the biggest pocket has ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Lambskin Vintage Shoulder Bag CC top lock
By Chanel
Located in Roosendaal, NL
From the collection of Savineti we offer this Chanel Lambskin Shoulder Bag with CC top lock - Brand: Chanel - Model: Vintage Shoulder bag with CC top lock - Year: 1960s - Condition...
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1960s Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Lambskin Vintage Shoulder Bag CC top lock
  • Chanel Lambskin Vintage Shoulder Bag CC top lock
  • Chanel Lambskin Vintage Shoulder Bag CC top lock
  • Chanel Lambskin Vintage Shoulder Bag CC top lock
H 7.09 in. W 3.75 in. L 11.03 in.
Chanel Vintage Grey Fur Sport Belt Lock Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Grey Lapin Fur Shoulder Bag Single flap, grey tech fabric lining, grey zip closure and snap buckle, silver-tone metal chain interlaced with grey tech fabric and gum label rea...
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Early 2000s 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 1994 Vintage Runway Waist Fanny Pack Belt Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Collectible Vintage Belt Bag Waist Bag 1994 Vintage Gold hardware CC turnlock Dark brown quilted lambskin leather Adjustable hook belt Made in France
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Rare Satin Silk Texturized Mini Vintage Logo Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Satin Silk Texturized Mini Vintage Logo Tote 1991 {VINTAGE 30 Years} Gold hardware CC turn-lock top closure Gold metallic interior Internal slip pocket 6.5" H x 6.7" W...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

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

Chanel Rare Vintage Small Denim Quilted Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Vintage Small Denim Quilted Classic Flap Bag 1998 {VINTAGE 23 Years} Gold-tone hardware Turn-lock in front Classic back pocket Lined in black lambskin leather Interior ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Lambskin Quilted CC Tassel Camera Case Navy
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This is a chic shoulder bag that is finely crafted of dark blue diamond quilted lambskin leather. The bag features a gold chain link and leather shoulder strap and a zipper that open...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage 90's Tweed Beige Classic Reissue Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Tweed Beige Classic Reissue Tote Bag W 10.63 inch, H 7.87 inch, D 3.15 inch Year 1994 Made in France
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel 90's Runway Minaudière Vintage Rare Blue Green Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Minaudière Celeste Lucite Beaded Crystal Vintage Rare Blue Green Beads Spring 1997 Green/ blue /white bead design double delicate chains no lining Made in France
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Patent Leather Double Flap Envelope Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Patent Leather Double Envelope Bag is in excellent vintage condition from the late 1980's- early 1990's. The elegant silhouette is a true classic and a g...
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Late 20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Brown Quilted Caviar Leather Vintage Timeless Camera Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Brown Quilted Caviar Leather Vintage Timeless Camera Bag Xupes Reference: HB3921 Serial Number: 2943780 Age (Circa): 1994 Authenticity Details: Serial Sticker (Made in Italy)...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

1991 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: HB3956 Serial Number: 1498982 Age (Circa): 1991 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag Authenticity Details: Serial St...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Beige Lizard Medium Classic Double Flap Vintage Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Beige Lizard Medium Classic Flap is in excellent vintage condition. It has enjoyed a previous life and may have some small imperfections. Lizard is a highly co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Pink Tweed Square Mini Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This vintage Chanel Mini Flap Bag is constructed in soft-pink timeless tweed. It’s outfitted with silver tone hardware, a front flap with the signature interlocking CC turn lock clos...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Vintage Black Chanel Quilted Gilt Gripoix Cross-body Handbag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Springs, CA
One of the most scarce Coco Chanel handbags - black quilted suede and kidskin lamb leather in a half-moon shape, with a gilt-metal woven leather chain. The chic bag is adorned by lar...
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1980s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Vintage Black Chanel Quilted Gilt Gripoix Cross-body Handbag
  • Vintage Black Chanel Quilted Gilt Gripoix Cross-body Handbag
  • Vintage Black Chanel Quilted Gilt Gripoix Cross-body Handbag
  • Vintage Black Chanel Quilted Gilt Gripoix Cross-body Handbag
H 6.00 in. W 8.30 in. D 1.75 in. L 17.00 in.
Chanel Red Lambskin Stripe Diana Medium Vintage Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel red Lady Diana Medium Classic Bag 1993 {VINTAGE 28 Years} Vintage red lambskin leather with gold hardware and classic cc interlocking clasp closure Beige lambskin interior li...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Messenger Vintage Black and White Nylon Cross Body Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Black and White Crossbody Waist Bag Made in Italy
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Early 2000s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL Full Flap Vintage Chain Shoulder Bag Black Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Full Flap Vintage Chain Shoulder Bag Black Quilted made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is...
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1980s 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 chestnut brown quilted Caviar leather VINTAGE 1990 Belt Bag
By Chanel
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Chanel 1990s quilted CC belt bag in chestnut brown caviat leather that's been stitched with the brand's iconic diamond quilting. Opens with the signature CC turn-lock ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Lambskin Quilted Small Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Vintage Black Lambskin Quilted Small Classic Double Flap Bag SKU: 111181 MSRP: USD 6,200.00 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Light scratc...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

2005 Chanel Peach Quilted Lambskin Leather Vintage Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Peach Quilted Lambskin Leather Vintage Mini Flap Bag Xupes Reference: CB294 Serial Number: 9615720 Age (Circa): 2005 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Box, Authenticity Card,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

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Vintage Chanel Bags For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, there are many options to choose from in our collection of vintage chanel bags. Many people prefer Black vintage chanel bags, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Beige, Gray and more options on these pages. 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. Finding accessories for sale for women should be easy, but there are 2693 pieces available to browse for men as well as unisex, too.

How Much are Vintage Chanel Bags?

On average, vintage chanel bags on 1stDibs sell for $2,837, while they’re typically $215 on the low end and $129,920 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 Shoulder Bags for You

Ever since we’ve needed an accessory to carry our personal items when we’re on the go, shoulder bags have proven indispensable. Today, vintage and designer shoulder bags are such a treasured part of fashion history that they even get their own museum exhibitions.

Prior to bags becoming an essential piece of any ensemble for any gender, women wore pockets strung on ribbons as garments that were separate from their gowns, accessible by openings in the fabric. Small handbags and handheld purses were developed before the accessory gained importance as functional and fashionable. Most had more in common with wallets than anything else.

While the bags of the 16th century warranted ornament, such as exteriors embroidered with silver-gilt thread and beads, it wasn’t until the late 18th century and early 19th century that the design and craft of bags had really broadened. Handheld purses were finished with details that were meant to garner attention, and bags were fitted with shoulder straps. A stylish shoulder bag meant that women could tote jewelry, cash and perhaps a decorative snuff box full of tobacco to an evening ball across town.

The early 1900s saw the introduction of gold and silver minaudières. The patenting of these compact bejeweled clutches has been attributed to revered French jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels, and today they remain a fashion favorite. One of Judith Leiber’s innovative minaudières even earned a role in the movie Sex and the City.

A luxury shoulder bag is a work of art with a long, fascinating origin story, and entire brands and fashion lines have emerged around creating the perfect versions of shoulder bags and top-handle bags. For example, the iconic Hermès Kelly bag, which was popularized by actress Grace Kelly, is a widely coveted, collected and often faked entry from the handbag hall of fame. And while vintage Gucci tote bags have their own dedicated fan base, collectors and lovers of luxury are likely familiar with the Dionysus, a pared-down Gucci shoulder bag that manages to make a substantial statement anyway.

Embrace a classic look with a vintage shoulder bag designed by Chanel, Givenchy or Fendi — find yours on 1stDibs today.