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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 Vintage Camera Lens Black Sunglasses Made In Italy, Spring / Summer 1993
By Chanel
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Rare Chanel sunglasses from the collection Spring Summer 1993. A seldom and unique piece in this new, never displayed or worn condition. This pair of Chanel sunglasses is an ab...
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1990s Sunglasses

Chanel Vintage Camera Lens Black & Grey Sunglasses Made in Italy Collector Item
By Chanel
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Rare Chanel sunglasses. A seldom and unique piece. This pair of Chanel sunglasses is an absolute showstopper. This pair may show minor sign of wear due to storage.
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1990s Sunglasses

Chanel Vintage Black Round Button Gold Charm Evening Dangle Drop Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Vintage Black Round Button Gold Charm Evening Dangle Drop Earrings Metal Enamel Gold tone Clip on closure Made in France Width 1" Drop 2" Includes original Chanel box
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Late 20th Century Dangle Earrings

Chanel Vintage 1993 Black Comb Logo Sunglasses
By Chanel
Located in Nice, FR
**** WE NO LONGER SHIP SUNGLASSES TO THE USA **** CHANEL vintage 1993 black comb design sunglasses with gold toned CC logos on the temples. As seen on LADY GAGA. Marked CHANEL Mad...
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20th Century Sunglasses

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Handbag Satchel with Exterior Pockets
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
This bag will come with a Certificate of Authenticity provided by "MYPOUPETTE" - Chanel Black Quilted Leather Bag - Period/Era: 1996/1997 - Double top handles - Exterior pockets (2 ...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

New Vintage Chanel 01947 Spring / Summer 1993 Black Sunglasses Made In Italy
By Chanel
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Rare Chanel sunglasses form the collection Spring Summer 1993. A seldom and unique piece in this new, never displayed or worn condition. This pair of Chanel sunglasses is an ab...
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1990s Sunglasses

Chanel Vintage Gold Toned CC Brooch
By Chanel
Located in Nice, FR
CHANEL lovely antiqued gold toned vintage CC logo brooch featuring Baroque embossed motifs. Embossed CHANEL Made in France. Numbered 1109. Indicative measurements : width approx. 3...
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20th Century Brooches

Chanel Vintage 1992 Iconic Leather Chain Sunglasses
By Chanel
Located in Nice, FR
**** WE NO LONGER SHIP SUNGLASSES TO THE USA **** CHANEL vintage black sunglasses featuring iconic leather and chain accross the frame and temples. As seen on LADY GAGA. Marked CH...
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20th Century Sunglasses

Chanel Vintage 1993 Iconic Coco 31 Rue Cambon Paris Coin Wooden Cuff Bracelet
By Chanel
Located in Nice, FR
CHANEL vintage 1993 iconic and rare wooden cuff bracelet featuring gold toned coins with COCO profile alterning with crowned CC 31 RUE CAMBON PARIS. Season 28 (1993). Embossed CHAN...
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20th Century Cuff Bracelets

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 Top, Size Small
By Chanel
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Product details: The top features v neck line, 3/4 sleeves length (20.5"), CC logo on the front as well as on the lower left side. All the tags are missing.
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Late 20th Century Shirts

Vintage Chanel Black Tweed Suit Size S.
By Chanel
Located in Port Hope, ON
There are not many garments that compete with a Chanel suit , the weight of tweed on your shoulders, the rich texture and the details. This suit is colour blocked and characterized b...
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Late 20th Century Skirt Suits

1990's Vintage Chanel Black Patent Beauty Case
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel vintage 90s iconic black patent leather beauty case with detachable strap. Shoulder drop 21". Collection 1997/1999. Comes with hologram, id card and original box.
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1990s Novelty Bags

1990's Vintage Chanel Black Caviar Shoulder Tote
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel 90s iconic shoulder tote with gold tone hardware. Minor crease on outer leather, Minor odor inside. Shoulder drop 14". Collection 1996/1997. Comes with hologram, id card and g...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Vintage Chanel Black Flower and Pearl Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Vintage large Chanel flower statement clip-on button earrings in a baroque manner, comprised out of "metal dore", black "pate de verre" poured glass, and large faux white pearls. The...
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Vintage 1980s Artisan Clip-on Earrings

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  • Vintage Chanel Black Flower and Pearl Earrings
  • Vintage Chanel Black Flower and Pearl Earrings
  • Vintage Chanel Black Flower and Pearl Earrings
  • Vintage Chanel Black Flower and Pearl Earrings
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H 1.13 in. W 1.13 in.
1980's Vintage Chanel Black Quilted Coin Handbag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel 80s black leather flat quilted handbag with gold center coin. Comes with generic dust cover.
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1980s Tote Bags

Vintage Chanel Black Quilted Gold Chain Bag
By Chanel
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Chanel has commonly subscribed to the idea that less is more. Often times, Chanel designs are coveted for their subtlety and practicality. This Chanel bag is a perfect example. Made ...
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1990s Evening Bags and Minaudières

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 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

1980's Vintage Chanel Black Silk Ribbon Bow Pin
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Authentic Chanel silk bow pin from a 1980s collection. Comes in a velvet pouch.
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20th Century Brooches

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

1990'S Vintage Chanel Black Patent Small Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel vintage small shoulder bag in classic black patent leather with gold tone hardware. Shoulder drop 15". Collection 1991/1994. Comes with hologram and original box.
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20th Century Shoulder Bags

Vintage Chanel Black Floral Print Pants 1997
By Chanel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Chanel black, red, and yellow floral print cotton pants, featuring a high waist, corset laces at the ankles, and front fly zipper. Collection Spring / Summer 1997. Excellent...
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1990s Pants

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

Vintage CHANEL Black Lambskin Shoulder Handbag NEW
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Chanel black lambskin shoulder handbag. New ,comes with hologram inside,attached lambskin leather small pouch and chanel book. Bag is new with small wrinkle on the back l...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Vintage Chanel Black Sunglasses with Gold Camellia Flower Medallions
By Chanel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Chanel black sunglasses with signature gold camellia flower medallions on side arms. Excellent Vintage Condition. One Size Measurements: Frame Height 2” Frame Width 5.5”
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20th Century Sunglasses

Vintage Chanel Black 2.55 Bag Medium
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
What more can be said about this iconic bag first designed by Coco herself in 1955? She made it for herself. The rest of the world followed her example! Here is a superior 2.55 cr...
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Late 20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Vintage Chanel Black 2.55 Bag Medium
  • Vintage Chanel Black 2.55 Bag Medium
  • Vintage Chanel Black 2.55 Bag Medium
  • Vintage Chanel Black 2.55 Bag Medium
H 6.5 in. W 10 in. D 3 in.
Vintage Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Simplicity and elegance at its best! This vintage Chanel shoulder bag is in excellent condition. Features signature quilted lambskin and gilt dual chains. Top zipper. Luxuriously...
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Late 20th Century Structured 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 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.
1980's Vintage Chanel Black Classic Zipped Tote With Chains
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel classic quilted zipped handbag with heavy duty gold chains. Shoulder drop 10.5". Collection 1989/1991. Comes with hologram, authenticity certificate, id card and original dust...
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1980s Shoulder Bags

1990's Vintage Chanel Black Caviar Supermodel Weekender Travel Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
1990s Chanel weekender bag in black caviar with gold tone hardware. Shoulder drop, 15"L. Hologram and original dust cover.
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1990s Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Black Vintage Chanel Handbag
By Chanel
Located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Black Leather Back with 2 external Pockets, and 2 internal zippered pockets. This bag also has yellow gold colored hardware and leather and yellow gold colored chain straps. With but...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Black Vintage Chanel Handbag
  • Black Vintage Chanel Handbag
  • Black Vintage Chanel Handbag
  • Black Vintage Chanel Handbag
H 8.5 in. W 11.5 in. D 3.5 in.
Black Vintage Chanel Jumpsuit
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Vintage black jumpsuit by Chanel. Crewneck. Cap sleeves. Button accents. Concealed back zip closure. Condition: Very good.
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Late 20th Century Jumpsuits

Vintage Chanel Black Silk & Gold Sunflower CC Motif Brooch 1980s
By Chanel
Located in Wilmslow, GB
A striking Vintage Chanel Sunflower Brooch from the 1980s. Featuring a large sunflower style design with the iconic CC logo at it's heart. The design most likely inspired by Coco Cha...
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Vintage 1980s Brooches

CHANEL PARIS Black Vintage Sunglasses
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
The sunglasses are from CHANEL. They are oval in shape, black in color, one glass with the inscription CHANEL, the other with the inscription PARIS. Each branch has the double C of t...
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1990s Sunglasses

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 Leather Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Unmissable backpack, Vintage Chanel in black quilted leather. Very sought-after piece from the 80s. Large model with wide flap lined in leather. The interior is in burgundy leather w...
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1980s Backpacks

  • CHANEL Vintage Black Leather Backpack
  • CHANEL Vintage Black Leather Backpack
  • CHANEL Vintage Black Leather Backpack
  • CHANEL Vintage Black Leather Backpack
H 11.82 in. D 5.12 in. L 14.18 in.
CHANEL Vintage Black Toiletry Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Very convenient. CHANEL toiletry bag in smooth black quilted leather. In very good condition, it is embroidered "CC" on each side. The jewelry is in aged gold metal. The interior is ...
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1980s Cosmetic Bags

  • CHANEL Vintage Black Toiletry Bag
  • CHANEL Vintage Black Toiletry Bag
  • CHANEL Vintage Black Toiletry Bag
  • CHANEL Vintage Black Toiletry Bag
H 5.12 in. D 3.55 in. L 9.06 in.
Black Vintage Chanel Cotton Skirt
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Vintage black cotton skirt by Chanel. Banded waist. Button and zip back closure. Label size FR 38. 26" waist, 21.5" length. Condition: Pre-owned. Very good.
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21st Century and Contemporary Pencil Skirts

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 and comfortable.No fabric label but it does not feel i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

Chanel Vintage Black Pencil Skirt
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Vintage black pencil skirt by Chanel. Banded waist with chain accent. Concealed side zip closure. Label size FR 40. 28" waist, 23" length. Condition: Pre-owned...
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20th Century Pencil Skirts

Chanel Black Leather Vintage Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Company-Chanel Model-Vintage Color-Black Date Code-5971015 Material-Leather Measurements-9" x 8" x 8" Strap-28" Outside-Good Condition Inside-Good Condition , Check Pictures Outsi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

Black Vintage Chanel Corduroy Jacket
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Vintage black corduroy jacket by Chanel. Scoopneck. Long sleeves. Turn back cuffs with four button detail. Double-breasted button front. Button flap front pockets. ...
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Late 20th Century Double-Breasted Jackets

Black Vintage Chanel Boucle Jacket
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Vintage black boucle jacket by Chanel. Stand collar. Long sleeves. Chest flap pocket. Waist patch pockets. Goldtone hardware. 38" bust, 40" waist, 46" hips,...
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Late 20th Century Jackets

Black & White Vintage Chanel Dress
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Vintage black and white blouson dress by Chanel. Split jewelneck. Short sleeves. Four front button patch pockets. Front hem vent. Back button closure. Condit...
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Late 20th Century Cocktail Dresses

Black Vintage Chanel Sleeveless Shirtdress
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Vintage black shirtdress by Chanel. Spread collar. Sleeveless. Button-front placket. Chest button flap pockets. 32" bust, 34" length. Condition: Pre-owned. Ve...
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Late 20th Century Shirts

Black Vintage Chanel Silk Top
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Vintage black silk top by Chanel. Accented with a nude panel at crewneck. Short sleeves. Button back closure. Condition: Excellent. Est. Retail $ 1,328.00
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Late 20th Century Blouses

Brown & Black Vintage Chanel Blazer
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Vintage brown and black blazer by Chanel. Notched lapel. Three-quarter length sleeves. Triple-button detail at turn back cuffs. Button front closure. Flap patch pock...
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Late 20th Century Blazers

Black Vintage Chanel Buckle Belt
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Vintage black fabric belt by Chanel. Adjustable buckle closure. Triple faux buckle accents. Goldtone hardware. 29"-31" waist. Condition: Pre-owned. Very good.
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Late 20th Century Belts

Chanel Vintage 90's Black Logo Sunglasses
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage 90's Black Acetate Sunglasses Made in Italy Condition: Very good. Slight scratches on CC logo.
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1990s Sunglasses

  • Chanel Vintage 90's Black Logo Sunglasses
  • Chanel Vintage 90's Black Logo Sunglasses
  • Chanel Vintage 90's Black Logo Sunglasses
  • Chanel Vintage 90's Black Logo Sunglasses
H 1.97 in. W 5.52 in. D 5.12 in.
CHANEL Black Vintage Black Leather Belt Size 65
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
The belt is from Maison Chanel. It is in black leather with the buckle of rectangular shape in aged gold metal and interlaced with black leather. The belt is a vintage model in good ...
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1990s Belts

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 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 Black Leather Vintage Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Chanel Vintage Shopper crafted in black leather with golden hardware. Equipped with double leather handle and chain, to wear it comfortably on the shoulder. Without closure, very lar...
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1990s 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 4.34 in. L 16.15 in.
Vintage Chanel Black Lambskin Quilted Leather Tote Bag Gold CC Logo
By Chanel Boutique, Chanel
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

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Vintage Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Give yourself a luxurious look with this black quilted leather bag that is stylish and functional. This beauty comes with a well-sized interior that features a small zip pocket and a...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Vintage Tote
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Vintage Tote
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Vintage Tote
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Vintage Tote
H 8.67 in. W 3.15 in. L 10.83 in.
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 Vintage Black Cashmere Crewneck Jumper
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
Vintage Chanel black cashmere jumper. It features long sleeve styling, crewneck and small CC logo embroidered on the hem. Composition tag is missing. Size is not indicated. Estimated...
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20th Century Pullovers

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.
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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. If you’re looking for an option in Black and you’re unable to find the right fit, there are plenty of variations in Gray, Red and protectString (more). You’re likely to find the perfect vintage chanel black among the distinctive accessories we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 18th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. If you’re browsing our inventory for these accessories, you’ll find that many are available today for women, but there are still pieces to choose from for men and unisex.

How Much is a Vintage Chanel Black?

The price for a vintage chanel black starts at $205 and tops out at $129,920, and on average, selling for $2,888.

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.