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Vintage Chanel Black Linen Pants
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage chanel black linen pants from 1994 collection. - A bit high waist. - Straight wide legs cutting. - Five "CC" gold hardware buttons closure. - Two slip front pockets...
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1990s Pants

Vintage Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Camera Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Camera Bag in excellent condition. Black quilted caviar leather with quilted CC logo along front, gold hardware and woven chain and leather should...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Vintage Chanel Black Tweed Blaze Jacket Size 38
By Chanel
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage Chanel Black Tweed Blaze Jacket Size 38 Product details: Size 38 Featuring half collar detail on the left side V- neck Front six buttons closure Black Swarovski crystals on ...
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Late 20th Century Blazers

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

Vintage Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Maxi Classic Flap
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Maxi Classic Flap in good condition. Black quilted lambskin exterior trimmed with gold hardware and woven chain and leather shoulder strap. sign...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Vintage Chanel Black Patent XL Weekender Super Model Tote
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Chanel Black Patent XL Weekender Super Model Tote in fair condition. Black patent leather exterior trimmed with woven leather and chain patent leather shoulder straps and gol...
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1990s Tote Bags

Vintage Chanel Black Mini Bag
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Vintage Black Mini Bag. Iconic and rare size mini black bag. Lambskin leather with gold hardware. Excellent condition for its age. 24kt gold plating on the hardware. Guarantee...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Vintage Chanel Black Sequin Dress
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
This vintage Chanel dress is the kind you'll be relying on time and again when you get a last minute invitation to a party. Lined in silk, it's cut with an effortless shift silhouett...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Chanel Black Quilted Sunglasses
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
COLOR: Black ITEM CODE: 01450 94305 FRAME MATERIAL: Acetate MEASUREMENTS~ Arms: 130mm Lens width: 56mm Lens height: 50mm Bridge: 17mm COMES WITH: Sunglass case Made in Italy
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21st Century and Contemporary Sunglasses

Vintage Chanel Black Sunglasses FW1995
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Black Sunglasses by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Fall / Winter 1995 Made in Italy Black Rounded square style frame Gold CC logo detail on sides of glasses Curved arm around ear...
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1990s Italian Sunglasses

1990's Vintage Chanel Black Caviar Leather Compact Mirror
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel compact mirror blk caviar leather
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1990s Other

Vintage Chanel Black and White Halter Maxi Dress
By Chanel
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
1990s CHANEL black and white V neck halter maxi dress. Size: 4 / small
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

90's Vintage Chanel Black Leather Chain Belt Spring
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel black leather belt with hanging charms. Collection spring 93, 70/28, original box or dust cover. Very collectible 90s supermodel belt. Small size.
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1990s Belts

Vintage CHANEL Black Strapless Silk Gown With Cascading Ribbon
By Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Elegant 1990s CHANEL black silk strapless gown with cascading ribbons applique on the bodice and hem. Dress has inner boning made of tulle and hook an eye and zip at the back. Size:...
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Early 20th Century Evening Dresses and Gowns

1990 Vintage CHANEL Black Quilted Canvas Mini Box Clutch Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bangkok, TH
This 1990 Chanel mini box clutch bag is crafted of diamond quilted canvas and lambskin leather in black with gold toned hardware. The clutch features gold toned chain interlaced with...
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1990s French Clutches

Vintage Chanel Black Lambskin Quilted Leather Tote Bag Gold CC Logo
By Chanel, Chanel Boutique
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel vintage black leather quilted large shoulder tote with multiple compartments. Handle drop 12". Comes with hologram and generic dust cover.
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1990s Tote Bags

Vintage Chanel Black Denim Maxi Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Black Denim Maxi Classic Flap Shoulder Bag in very good condition. Quilted black denim exterior trimmed with gold hardware. Front CC logo twist closure opens via single flap t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Vintage Chanel Black Wool High Waisted 90s Bodycon Pencil Skirt Gold CC Buttons
By Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel
Located in San Diego, CA
Classic vintage 1990s CHANEL by KARL LAGERFELD, high waist black virgin wool skirt! Bodcon fit hugs the body in all the right places. Super soft virgin wool, and completely line in b...
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1990s Pencil Skirts

Vintage 80s CHANEL black silk pleat skirt
By Chanel
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Timeless vintage Chanel black silk charmeuse knife pleats midi skirt. size: 2/ XS or Small Waist: 24"/ hip: 34" / Length: 38"
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1980s Pleated Skirts

Vintage Fall 1998 Chanel Black Velvet Pants
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage Chanel black velvet pants from 1998 A/W collection. - Wild legs cutting. - Black velvet "CC" button closure. - Zip fly closure. - Two side pockets. - Size 42. -...
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1990s Pants

Chanel Vintage Black Lambskin Quilted Medallion Fanny Pack Waist Belt Bag Rare
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Chanel black lambskin quilted medallion fanny pack 1991 {VINTAGE 31 Years} Gold hardware Lambskin lined Adjustable clasp belt with max 40" 4” H x 9” W x 3” D Made in France
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1990s French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Lambskin Quilted Medallion Fanny Pack Waist Belt Bag Rare
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Chanel black lambskin quilted medallion fanny pack 1991 {VINTAGE 31 Years} Gold hardware Lambskin lined Adjustable clasp belt with max 40" 4” H x 9” W x 3” D Made in France
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1990s French Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Black and Gold Rare Vintage Runway Chain Sunglasses
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
These are the most sought after Vintage Chanel Sunglasses and are considered as the "Grand prize" of all sunglasses. - 100% Authentic Vintage CHANEL. - Black sunglasses with CC log...
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1990s Italian Sunglasses

Vintage 1995 Chanel Black High Neck Long Sleeves Dress
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage Chanel black high neck long sleeves dress from 1995 pre collection. Featuring slit on the bottom in the front, a neck side zipper and body side zipper closure. A classic Ch...
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1990s Day Dresses

Chanel Timeless Vintage Cc Tote Towel Rare Piece Black Terry Cloth Beach Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Beach Bag CC Tote Towel Rare Piece 1989 {VINTAGE 33 Years} White terry "CC" lettering stitched on one side Black leather lined interior Interior zippered and open poc...
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1980s Italian Tote Bags

90s Chanel Pantsuit 2pc Jacket Pants Sheer Black Wool Crepe Size 36 Vintage
By Chanel
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Authentic, preowned, vintage Chanel Black Sheer Wool Crepe Jacket and Pant Suit 2pc Size 36, circa 1999. Jacket is sheer and unlined w/chain at hem; pant is partially lined in silk. ...
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1990s French Trouser Pant Suits

Chanel Vintage Black Smooth Leather CC Logo Shoulder Bag Purse
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
Vintage Chanel black smooth leather shoulder bag. CC - CHANEL logo stitched on the flap. Period/Era: 1997 -1999. It features a front flap with magnetic button closure and a rear open...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Vintage Sunglasses
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
CHANEL Vintage Sunglasses New Old Stock including Box, Case and Cloth. From the CHANEL Spring/Summer 1993 pret-a-porter collection. Including original CHANEL box, hardcase, warranty...
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1990s Italian Sunglasses

  • Chanel Black Vintage Sunglasses
  • Chanel Black Vintage Sunglasses
  • Chanel Black Vintage Sunglasses
  • Chanel Black Vintage Sunglasses
H 5.5 in. W 5.35 in. L 5.5 in.
Chanel Vintage Black Leather
By Chanel
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Chanel signed bag, one of the first models, made in the late 80s, made of black quilted leather with golden hardware. Equipped with a flap with interlocking CC logo closure, interna...
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Vintage Black Leather
  • Chanel Vintage Black Leather
  • Chanel Vintage Black Leather
  • Chanel Vintage Black Leather
H 6.3 in. D 2.76 in. L 8.67 in.
Chanel Vintage Black Wallet
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
COLOR: Black MATERIAL: Caviar leather MEASURES: H 4” x L 4” COMES WITH: Box, protector sleeve and Authenticity card CONDITION: Good - wallet appears lightly used with marks and used...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets

Vintage CHANEL bag black leather
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Very good condition Made in France Material : lambskin leather Color : black Dimensions : 17 x 13 x 7 cm Strap : 114 cm Hologramme : 2411... Authenticity card : oui Year : 1991-19...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Vintage CHANEL bag black leather
  • Vintage CHANEL bag black leather
  • Vintage CHANEL bag black leather
  • Vintage CHANEL bag black leather
H 6.7 in. W 5.12 in. D 2.76 in.
Chanel Black Vintage Maxi Bag
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Black Vintage Maxi Bag. Karl Lagerfeld designed big CC clasp. 24 kt gold plated hardware and chain. Iconic design. Black lambskin leather. Can be worn as a crossbody or as a s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Black White Suspenders Vintage
By Chanel
Located in Pasadena, CA
Rare and wonderful Chanel suspenders. A collectors and stylists dream! Leather pieces. These have scratches on them from use and wear. Adjustable Straps The WHITE Chanel logo is in ...
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1990s Suspenders

CHANEL Vintage Black Jersey Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
This beautiful little vintage evening bag is in black jersey. The jewelry is in golden metal, its chain can be worn in single or double. The bag has two storage bellows with a zipped...
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1970s Top Handle Bags

  • CHANEL Vintage Black Jersey Bag
  • CHANEL Vintage Black Jersey Bag
  • CHANEL Vintage Black Jersey Bag
  • CHANEL Vintage Black Jersey Bag
H 6.7 in. D 2.37 in. L 10.63 in.
Chanel Vintage Black Linen Dress
By Chanel, Chanel Boutique
Located in Milano, IT
Incomparable vintage linen dress designed by designer Chanel in the 1980s, made in Paris. ORIGINAL LABEL. The dress is made entirely of black linen. The dress has two linen stripes t...
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1980s French Cocktail Dresses

Chanel Vintage Black Dress Excellent
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel vintage black dress in excellent condition. Large CC buttons on the front and sides. Really nice dress.Fabric is thick Fabric have no holes or discoloration. Sleeves have rib...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

90s Chanel Vintage black semitransparent blouse
By Chanel
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Chanel black semitransparent polyester cardigan. Model with crew neck, three-quarter balloon sleeves, concealed zip fastening, strings on the waist and cuffs. Size: 42 IT Flat meas...
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1990s Blouses

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel antique black leather shoulder bag with quilting and gold hardware. The two pockets are both functional and original. It has an inside zip pocket with golden embellishments. D...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Shoulder bag
  • Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Shoulder bag
  • Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Shoulder bag
  • Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Shoulder bag
H 10.24 in. W 12.6 in. D 2.76 in. L 14.57 in.
Chanel Caviar Vintage Black Leather Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Black Caviar Backpack Vintage 2 Pocket Ball Charm CC Logo Chanel Black Caviar Backpack with golden ball charms. This chic vintage Chanel backpack is ideal for everyday style...
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1990s Italian Backpacks

  • Chanel Caviar Vintage Black Leather Backpack
  • Chanel Caviar Vintage Black Leather Backpack
  • Chanel Caviar Vintage Black Leather Backpack
  • Chanel Caviar Vintage Black Leather Backpack
H 4.92 in. W 11.41 in. L 10.23 in.
Chanel 80s Black Vintage Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel black vintage 80s shoulder bag in quilted lambskin. Hardware is discolored throughout the bag, please refer to photos for actual condition. Shoulder drop 13.5. Collection 1988...
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1980s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel 80s Black Vintage Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel 80s Black Vintage Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel 80s Black Vintage Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel 80s Black Vintage Shoulder Bag
H 9.5 in. W 3.5 in. L 10 in.
Chanel Black Leather Vintage Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Chanel vintage shopper bag, made of black leather with gold hardware. It is not equipped with any type of closure, internally lined in black leather, very roomy. Equipped with do...
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1990s French Top Handle Bags

  • Chanel Black Leather Vintage Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Black Leather Vintage Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Black Leather Vintage Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Black Leather Vintage Shoulder Bag
H 11.82 in. D 4.73 in. L 16.15 in.
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Backpack
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Backpack SKU: 117670 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Majority o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

Chanel Vintage Black Gripoix Silk Scarf
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel vintage black silk scarf with gripoix jewelry design. Hand rolled edges.
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21st Century and Contemporary Scarves

Vintage Chanel Classic Black Jacket 1998
By Chanel
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Chanel classic black blazer jacket 98A from 1998 Fall Collection. There are five front buttons and the 2 patch pockets on the front. Featuring a small unstructured collar a...
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Late 20th Century Jackets

Vintage Chanel trousers in black crepe
By Chanel
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Vintage Chanel trousers in black crepe, marked crease in front, side zip with Chanel logo buttons. 03C P20606V11702 94305
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1990s Pants

Chanel Black Leather Vintage Vanity Case
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Vintage Black Leather Vanity Case is in truly mint condition. From the mid 1990’s, this piece is a timeless addition to any collection. Black leather top handl...
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1990s Cosmetic Bags

  • Chanel Black Leather Vintage Vanity Case
  • Chanel Black Leather Vintage Vanity Case
  • Chanel Black Leather Vintage Vanity Case
  • Chanel Black Leather Vintage Vanity Case
H 3.5 in. W 7.5 in. D 5.5 in.
CHANEL Vintage Backpack In Black Leather
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Beautiful vintage CHANEL piece from the early 80s in black calfskin. The jewelry is golden but passed in some places (see photos). Opening by flap which gives on a burgundy lining, a...
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1980s Backpacks

  • CHANEL Vintage Backpack In Black Leather
  • CHANEL Vintage Backpack In Black Leather
  • CHANEL Vintage Backpack In Black Leather
  • CHANEL Vintage Backpack In Black Leather
H 11.82 in. D 7.09 in. L 9.85 in.
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Zipper Tote
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel black vintage shoulder tote with gold tone hardware. Super comfortable leather shoulder straps. Collection 1991/1994. Shoulder drop 14.5". Comes with hologram and original dus...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Zipper Tote
  • Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Zipper Tote
  • Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Zipper Tote
  • Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Zipper Tote
H 10 in. W 2.5 in. L 12.5 in.
1990's Chanel Vintage Black Shoulder Tote
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel 90s black lambskin shoulder tote with quilted bottom and gold tone hardware. Shoulder drop 13". Comes with hologram, id and generic dust cover.
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1990s Shoulder Bags

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 90s Chanel Black Velvet Pumps
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage 90s Chanel black velvet pumps with "CC" stitching logo in front. Its velvet and its perfect for winter with many occasions. - Made in Italy. - Size 37.8.
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1990s Heels

Vintage 1995 Chanel Little Black Dress
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage Chanel little black dress in wool from fall 1995 collection. - Featuring two horizontal welt pockets on the bust. Two vertical welt pockets with gold "CC" buttons on the ...
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1990s Day Dresses

Chanel Black Leather Vintage Speedy Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Leather Vintage Speedy Bag is in excellent condition. A timeless piece from the early 1990’s, it has maintained its status as a true classic. Black lea...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Chanel Black Velvet CC Vintage Tote
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel Black Velvet CC Vintage Tote- Excellent Condition Perfect for every day, this timeless Chanel is rarely found in such beautiful condition. Black velvet tote is tonally stitche...
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Late 20th Century Tote Bags

  • Chanel Black Velvet CC Vintage Tote
  • Chanel Black Velvet CC Vintage Tote
  • Chanel Black Velvet CC Vintage Tote
  • Chanel Black Velvet CC Vintage Tote
H 9 in. W 11 in. D 2 in.
Chanel Black Quilted Vintage Headband
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel rare and collectible black quilted headband. Black, white and platinum lambskin. Excellent condition with original tag. One size fits all. Comes with original dust cover.
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21st Century and Contemporary Hats

90s Chanel Vintage black silk tank top
By Chanel
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Chanel black silk tank top with yellow offset seam along the neck and the armhole. Loose fit. Size: 40 FR Flat measurements Height: 53 cm Bust: 48 cm Product code: A6303 Composit...
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1990s Tank Tops

90s Black silk pleated Chanel Vintage skirt
By Chanel
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Black silk pleated Chanel skirt. High waist, side button closure, length above the knee and straight hem. Size: 40 FR Flat measurements Lenght: 60 cm Waist: 34 cm Hips: 46 cm Prod...
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1990s Pleated Skirts

00s Chanel Vintage black wool crop trousers
By Chanel
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Chanel black wool blend crop trousers. Medium waist model, belt loops, zip and button closure, side pockets and welt pockets on the back. Size: 36 FR Flat measurements Height: 101 ...
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Early 2000s Pants

2000s Black silk Chanel Vintage midi skirt
By Chanel
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Black silk Chanel midi skirt. High waist with decorative stitchings, pleated details on the back and zip side closure. Size: 38 FR Linear measures Height: 70 cm Waist: 30 cm Hips: ...
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Early 2000s Flare Skirts

Chanel Vintage 90's Black Diamond Quilted Briefcase
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage 90's Black Diamond Quilted Briefcase circa 1992 black lambskin diamond quilting single flat top handle front flap closure push-lock fastening main compartment interna...
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1990s Italian Briefcases and Attachés

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Vintage Chanel Black For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage or contemporary vintage chanel black for your needs in our varied inventory. Our collection includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Gray, Brown and more. Making the right choice when shopping for a vintage chanel black may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 18th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. Finding a vintage chanel black for sale for women should be easy, but there are 2360 pieces available to browse for men as well.

How Much is a Vintage Chanel Black?

Prices for a vintage chanel black can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $150 and can go as high as $129,920, while, on average they fetch $2,761.

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.