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CHANEL (EST. 1910)

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 collarless jacket and 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. 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.


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CHANEL Vintage Golden Hat Brooch
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
The jewel is from Maison CHANEL. It represents the classic CHANEL hat with the origins of the brand. Have a vintage spirit and revisit your classics! A must-have to keep in its jewel...
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1990s Brooches

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Gilt Metal

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Chanel Vintage Gold Hat Brooch Pin
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel Gold Vintage Hat Pin is in excellent condition. A charming whimsical piece for any collection. Gold tone straw hat with large bow. Secures with a straight pin on the rear....
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Vintage 1980s Brooches

Vintage CHANEL Iconic Sun Hat Charm Necklace
By Chanel
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage CHANEL Iconic Sun Hat Charm Necklace Measurements: Height: 1 6/8 inches (4.44 cms) Width: 1 5/8 inches (4.12 cms) Wearable Length: 15 1/8 inches (38.41 cms) Features: - 10...
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20th Century Choker Necklaces

Chanel Vintage Iconic Sun Hat Charm Necklace
By Chanel
Located in Nice, FR
CHANEL vintage iconic chain necklace featuring five sun hat charms. Lobster clasp closure. Embossed CHANEL Made in France. Indicative measurements : chain length approx. 38 cm (14...
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20th Century Chain Necklaces

Chanel Vintage Gold Toned Iconic Prairie Straw Hat Clip On Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Nice, FR
CHANEL vintage gold toned clip-on earrings featuring CHANEL's iconic Parisian prairie straw hat with amazing details including a bow. Embossed CHANEL. Made in France. Indicative me...
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20th Century Clip-on Earrings

Chanel Vintage Hat
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Brown suede hat from Chanel Vintage featuring a contrasting ribbon. Returns Policy: Final Sale - No Returns. All of our items are shipped from the UK, as a result you may be liabl...
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20th Century Hats

Vintage Chanel Cherry Red Straw Hat
By Chanel
Located in Boca Raton, FL
A vintage Chanel hat Woven straw in a cherry red. Grosgrain ribbon trim Excellent condition. Size: 58 Measurements: Inner circumference: 23 and 1/4 inches Brim: 3 inches ...
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Late 20th Century Hats

Vintage Multicolor Chanel Printed Beach Hat
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Blue, yellow and pink printed beach hat by Chanel. Lined interior. Condition: Excellent. New with tags.
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21st Century and Contemporary Hats

Vintage CHANEL Pink Quilted Cotton Flat Top Hat
By Chanel
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage CHANEL flat top dress sun hat comes in muted pink woven quilted cotton with grosgrain piping, flat top, and ribbon with bow. Mint exterior with inner discoloration. With ori...
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19th Century Hats

Vintage Chanel White Hat w/ Camellia Flower & Ribbon Trim
By Chanel
Located in Boca Raton, FL
A vintage Chanel white woven hat. Grosgrain ribbon band with red and blue stripes. Camellia Flower. Excellent condition. Size: 57 Measurements: Inner circumference: 21.5 i...
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1990s Hats

Rare Chanel Black Glass Beaded Cloche Hat Collectors Vintage
By Chanel
Located in Boca Raton, FL
When Gabrielle Chanel opened her first boutique on the Rue Cambon in Paris in 1910, it was hats she debuted to her early clientele. Having performed as a singer before becoming a des...
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Late 20th Century Hats

Vintage CHANEL Black Straw Velvet Bow Retro Cloche Hat
By Chanel
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage retro 1920's style CHANEL cloche hat comes in light weight black woven straw with a wide brimmed front and thick velvet bow band. Made in France. New Vintage with Tags. Mar...
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Late 20th Century Hats

Chanel Vintage Black Velvet Quilted Hat with Gold Chain
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel Vintage Black Velvet Quilted Hat with Gold Chain. This hat is in excellent condition. Circumference- 21.15"
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Late 20th Century Hats

Vintage Chanel Tan and Black Grosgrain Ribbon Rolled Brim Hat
By Chanel
Located in Boca Raton, FL
A chic Chanel woven straw hat with a black wide grosgrain ribbon band. The brim is rolled. Marked a size 57 Measurements: Inside Circumference: 21 inches Height of Crown 4 inches
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Late 20th Century Hats

Magnificent Chanel Black Feather Vintage Collectors Hat with Tags 1990s
By Chanel
Located in Boca Raton, FL
The height of chic is this magnificent Chanel hat covered in black feathers. The feathers move and sway with you. Lined in satin. In mint condition with Chanel tags.
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1990s Hats

CHANEL By Karl Lagerfeld Vintage Hat With Camellia And Tulle Net
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
CHANEL By Karl Lagerfeld Vintage Hat With Camellia ,Tulle Net and velvet straps Size 57 Excellent vintage condition Final Sale
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21st Century and Contemporary Hats

Rare Vintage Chanel Lambskin Leather Hat As Seen On Rihanna NEW
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Rare Vintage Chanel Leather Hat As Seen On Rihanna NEW. Excellent new condition.Never worn,old stock. Chanel signature chain on the top and Chanel CC gold plated pin in the front. ...
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Late 20th Century Hats

Vintage CHANEL Black and White COCO print Cotton Hat
By Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Fun Vintage Chanel Cotton floppy Hat. Coco Chanel print in black and white. Marked size Medium. Hat is in excellent condition. Hat is styled with vintage Paco Rabanne Bikini set and...
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1990s Hats

Rare Vintage Chanel Lambskin Leather Hat As Seen On Rihanna Mint New
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Rare Vintage Chanel Leather Hat As Seen On Rihanna and Miley . Mint like new condition.Description paper tag attached inside. Chanel signature chain on the top and Chanel CC gold...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hats

Chanel Lambskin Quilted Leather Vintage Collectors Hat New '94
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Lambskin Leather Vintage Quilted Collectors Hat. New with original tag. From '94 collection.Size 58. Vintage Chanel signature gold tone chain with leather stitched all a...
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Late 20th Century Hats

CHANEL Vintage '97 Iridescent Rainbow Resin Large Barrette
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Vintage '97 Iridescent Rainbow Resin Large Barrette Features "CHANEL" in big bold letters across top Made in: France Year of Production: 1997 Stamp: 97 CC P Closure: Push...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hats

Chanel Gold Straw Hat Vintage Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
These authentic Chanel Gold Straw Hat Earrings are in excellent condition, from the early 1980’s. Gold textured straw hat with a decorative bow. Clip on closure. Made in France.
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Vintage 1980s Clip-on Earrings

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Gold

Chanel Vintage Gold Toned Beret Hat Brooch
By Chanel
Located in Nice, FR
CHANEL vintage gold toned beret hat brooch. Marked CHANEL Made in France. Indicative measurements : length approx. 1.8 cm (0.71 inch) / width approx. 4.4 cm (1.73 inches). JEWELRY...
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20th Century Brooches

Never Worn Vintage Chanel Straw Hat Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Chanel Straw Hat Earrings are worthy of Mademoiselle herself! Clip on earrings feature gold plated straw hats with luxurious bows dangling from waffle weave diamond shapes. ...
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Late 20th Century Clip-on Earrings

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Gold Plate

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  • Never Worn Vintage Chanel Straw Hat Earrings
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Chanel Vintage '70s Navy Wool Beret Hat
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Vintage '70s Navy Wool Beret Hat Features black bow ribbon trim detail Color: Navy and black Composition: Wool Lining: None Overall Condition: Excellent pre-owned vi...
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1970s Berets

Vintage CHANEL Size L Tan Corduroy Page Boy Cap Hat
By Chanel
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage CHANEL page boy's cap in thick tan corduroy with short brim and black CC lining. Made in France. Excellent Pre-Owned Condition. Marked: L Fits: About 22 in. Around
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Late 20th Century Caps

Rare Vintage Chanel Gold Plate Hat & Classic Flap Charm Necklace
By Chanel
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
FINAL SALE Madam Virtue & Co Gold plated metal with twisted rings for the necklace chain. Centerpiece pendants consist of the classic straw hat and trademark "CC" flap bag. The bac...
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Vintage 1970s Pendant Necklaces

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Gold Plate

Rare Chanel Vintage Black Wool Beret Wedding Evening Veil Hat Documented
By Chanel
Located in Boca Raton, FL
When Gabrielle Chanel opened her first boutique on the Rue Cambon in Paris in 1910, it was hats she debuted to her early clientele. Having performed as a singer before becoming a des...
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1980s Berets

CHANEL VINTAGE STRAW HAT W/ BOW EARRINGS
Located in New York, NY
These gorgeous vintage Chanel Hat Earrings evoke the timeless and classic design of Chanel, and they are sure to turn heads wherever you wear them!<br /> <br /> Features a quilted ...
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Vintage 1980s Drop Earrings

Vintage Chanel Black Silk Satin French Beret Hat
Located in Chicago, IL
Wonderful black silk satin vintage Chanel beret! Extremely rare find, with so much style! Can easily transition from day to night. In great condition. Marked Size Medium
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1980s Berets