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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 Beige Lambskin Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
This vintage bag is in beige smooth lambskin. CHANEL is embroidered on the front of the bag. It closes with a zipper and the jewelry is in gold metal. The interior is lined with leat...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

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H 10.83 in. D 3.94 in. L 10.24 in.
Chanel Vintage Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Creasing, moderate wear, discoloration and scuffs on exterior, strap and in interior, indentations on rear pocket and flap, heavy scuffs underneath...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Timeless Tote Studded Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate scuffs and creasing on exterior and in interior, minor indentations on rear and strap, scratches and tarnish on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Car...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Vintage Front Pocket Tote Lambskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Heavy wear, discoloration, scuffs, indentations and creasing on exterior, straps and interior opening trim. Minor wear, scuffs and marks in interior, scratches and t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Lambskin Quilted Jumbo Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This Vintage Chanel Jumbo Backpack is constructed in lambskin leather with quilted diamond stitching. Featuring an external pocket, a top flap with a gold Chanel CC Mademoiselle turn...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

Chanel Vintage Chain Tote Quilted Lambskin Mini
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Heavy discoloration and wear on exterior edges and handles, creasing on exterior, minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, Dust...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

2000s Chanel Vintage Brown Lambskin Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
A.N.G.E.L.O. VINTAGE - Italy Chanel brown leather bag. Zip closure and patch pocket. The original code is 6157979. The bag was made between the 2000 and the 2002 and it's really a ...
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Early 2000s Clutches

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H 7.49 in. W 9.45 in. D 3.94 in.
Chanel Vintage Beige Lambskin Quilted Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This bag is sure to draw anyone’s attention because of its vintage look. This tote is crafted from leather. The golden chain woven into beige leather strap adds to its charm. Golden ...
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2010s 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 Black Lambskin Quilted Medium 90's Vintage Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Black quilted lambskin backpack with interwoven chain straps 1994 {VINTAGE 27 Years} Gold hardware Double CC turnlock closure Small front pocket Interior black lambskin linin...
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1990s Backpacks

Chanel Vintage Tassel Camera Bag Chevron Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate wear on base corners, creasing on exterior and strap, wear and scuffs in interior, scratches and discoloration on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage Tassel Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Creasing, moderate wear, discoloration, scuffs and indentations on exterior and underneath flap, glue stains on flap opening corners, scratches and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Camera Tassel Bag Chevron Lambskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing, scuffs and loss of luster on exterior, wear on opening trim and in interior, scratches and tarnish on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measuremen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Classic Shoulder Tote
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Classic Shoulder Tote Xupes Reference: HB3917 Serial Number: 3666797 Age (Circa): 1996 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card Authenticity Details:...
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1990s Tote Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3923 Serial Number: 1655811 Age (Circa): 1990 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag Authenticity Details: Serial Sti...
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1990s Structured Shoulder 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

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H 7.09 in. W 3.75 in. L 11.03 in.
Chanel Mini Lambskin Vintage CC 90S Crossbody Tote Rare
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Chanel mini black lambskin vintage 90s CC crossbody rare tote 1997 {VINTAGE 24 Years} Gold Hardware Long strap with classic interwoven chain Drawstring closure Double vintag...
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1990s Tote 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 Vintage ID Bracelet Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Heavy wear and discoloration on base corners and flap edges, creasing, wear and moderate scuffs on exterior and underneath flap. Small stains on front, light scuffs ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Chanel Vintage CC Full Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Odor in interior. Moderate creasing, scuffs, indentations and wear on exterior and underneath flap, heavy wear on base and flap corners. Wear on strap and in interio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Heavy odor in interior. Moderate creasing, scuffs and wear on exterior, underneath flap and in interior, peeling, splitting and wear on strap. Indentations on exteri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage Diamond Stitch Boston Bag Quilted Lambskin XL
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Moderate creasing, wear and scuffs on exterior, handles and strap. Wear and small marks in interior, scratches, discoloration and tarnish on h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Luggage and Travel Bags

Chanel 1990s Vintage Rare Rucksack Gold Lambskin Leather Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Circa 1991-1994. Vintage Chanel quilted leather backpack features gold tone hardware, dual leather and interwoven chain straps, front patch pocket, front flap with a CC turn lock clo...
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1990s Backpacks

Chanel Vintage Square Classic Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Moderate, wear, scuffs, oil slick discoloration and small indentations on exterior, strap and underneath flap. Minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accesso...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage Double Sided Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Jumbo
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate creasing, scuffs and wear on exterior and underneath flaps, wear on handles and in interior. Discoloration on flap edges, indentations and light marks in in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Front Pocket Camera Bag Quilted Lambskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Heavy creasing, scuffs and wear on exterior, discoloration on opening trim, wear on strap and in interior, scratches, discoloration and moderate ta...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Heavy wear, scuffs, creasing, and discoloration on exterior, underneath flap, interior flap and in interior. Oil slick discoloration on rear, strap and underneath fl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Creasing, discoloration and wear on exterior and strap, small crack on closure snap button. Scuffs and indentations underneath flap, on interior flap and in front po...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Leather Medium Bowling Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Leather Medium Bowling Bag Measurements: 13.5" Width x 10" Height x 3.5" Depth This bag is done in black quilted lambskin leather with gold ha...
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1990s Tote Bags

Chanel Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Heavy wear, discoloration, creasing and scuffs on exterior, strap, and underneath flaps. Indentations on interior flap, scuffs, wear and stains in interior, scratche...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Covered CC Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Moderate wear, scuffs, creasing and discoloration on exterior, strap and underneath flap, wear and scuffs in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accesso...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Diamond Stitch Boston Bag Quilted Lambskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Heavy wear, creasing and scuffs on exterior and strap, wear and scuffs on handles and in interior. Moderate wear and darkening underneath shoulder pad, splitting and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

1997 Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Timeless Frame Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Timeless Frame Bag Xupes Reference: HB3973 Serial Number: 4392309 Age (Circa): 1997 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Box Authenticity Details...
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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 Vintage '80s Black Lambskin Leather CC Stitched Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Vintage Black Lambskin Leather CC Stitched Bag. Can be worn as a crossbody, please refer to strap drop to see where it would fall. Made In: Italy Year of Production: 1986-1...
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage CC Camera Bag Vertical Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Heavy wear, creasing and scuffs on exterior and in interior, scratches, tarnish and discoloration on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Measurements: Height 9"...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Front Pocket Camera Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Moderate creasing, wear, discoloration and scuffs on exterior. Wear and discoloration on strap and zipper pull, minor wear in interior, scratches and heavy tarnish o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage CC Chain Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Creasing and discoloration on exterior and underneath flap, heavy wear on exterior, flap edges and strap. Scuffs underneath flap, peeling and stains in interior, scr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Creasing, scuffs and indentations on exterior and underneath flap, wear on strap and in interior. Small crack on closure snap hardware, scuffs in interior, scratches...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Scuffs, wear, creasing, indentations and minor discoloration on exterior and underneath flaps, wear and discoloration on strap. Heavy indentations on interior flap, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Vintage Jumbo CHANEL CC Logo Lambskin Leather Disc Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage Jumbo CHANEL CC Logo Lambskin Leather Disc Earrings Measurements: Height: 1.81 inches (4.6 cm) Width: 1.81 inches (4.6 cm) Weight per Earring: 21 grams Features: - 100% Aut...
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Vintage 1980s Clip-on Earrings

Couture Timeless CHANEL Vintage Bag in White Lambskin Leather
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Classic and timeless, this vintage CHANEL bag is in white lambskin leather. The jewelry is in gold metal and the clasp is two-tone, gold and silver metal. Worn over the shoulder. Go...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Wear, scuffs, creasing and indentations on exterior, underneath flaps and in interior pockets, discoloration on exterior. Stain on rear, wear on strap, scratches on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Chevron Quilted Lambskin Vintage Timeless Fringe Tote
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Chevron Quilted Lambskin Vintage Timeless Fringe Tote Xupes Reference: HB3761 Serial Number: 969152 Age (Circa): 2004 Authenticity Details: Serial Sticker (Made in It...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

Chanel Vintage Logo Messenger Bag Stitched Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate scuffs on exterior, in interior and strap, wear on opening, base corners and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: H...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Diamond CC Camera Bag Quilted Lambskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Creasing and scuffs on exterior, wear on opening trim, base corners and strap. Minor peeling in interior, scratches and tarnish on hardware. A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Heavy oil slick discoloration underneath flap. Heavy wear, scuffs, creasing and small indentations on exterior and underneath flap, wear on strap. Wear and scuffs in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Mocha Quilted Lambskin Vintage Timeless Fringe Camera Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Mocha Quilted Lambskin Vintage Timeless Fringe Camera Bag Xupes Reference: HB3813 Serial Number: 2516416 Age (Circa): 1994 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag Authenticity Deta...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

1996 Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Timeless Belt Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Timeless Belt Bag Xupes Reference: HB3015 Serial Number: 3827043 Age (Circa): 1996 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card Authenticity Details: Seri...
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1990s Belt Bags

Chanel Vintage Diamond CC Camera Bag Quilted Lambskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Touch up on exterior corners. Moderate wear, creasing and scuffs on exterior and strap. Minor scuffs and wear in interior, small stain on interior base, scratches, d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Vintage Chanel handbag two side - black Lambskin Leather - Large
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Chanel handbag with gold-colored hardware. The material of the bag is black Lambskin Leather. The bag opens with the interlocking CC lock. There are two compartments and two small po...
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1980s Top Handle Bags

Chanel Black Vintage Lambskin Leather Quilted Card Case Wallet
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Lambskin Leather Quilted Card Case Wallet Made In: France Year of Production: 1994-1996 Color: Black Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Lambskin leather Lining: Black grosgr...
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1990s Wallets

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 1997 Black Quilted Lambskin Leather Vintage Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Leather Vintage Mini Flap Bag Xupes Reference: CB306 Serial Number: 4348488 Age (Circa): 1997 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Box, Authenticity Card...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger 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

Chanel Vintage Quilted Lambskin Duma Cc Logo Beige Leather Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Brand: Chanel Material: Leather Style Name: Backpack Color: Beige Measurements: 8.5"L x 4"W x 8.6"H Item Name: Chanel Vintage Quilted Beige Lambskin Duma Backpack Bag CC Logo Type: B...
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1990s Backpacks

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

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Medium Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Medium Classic Double Flap Bag SKU: 111044 MSRP: USD 6,800.00 Handbag Condition: Good Condition Comments: Good Condition. Scuffing to corners. ...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Diamond CC Tassel Waist Bag Quilted Lambskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing and moderate wear on exterior, strap and opening trim, darkening on tassle, scratches and tarnish on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, Dust Bag...
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21st Century and Contemporary Belt Bags

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Vintage Chanel Lambskin For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the vintage or contemporary vintage chanel lambskin you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Many people prefer Black, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Beige, Red and more options on these pages. Finding the perfect vintage chanel lambskin may mean sifting through those that were made during different time periods — popular versions were made as early as the 18th Century and a newer one, made as recently as the 21st Century, can also be found on the site. 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 Lambskin?

Prices for a vintage chanel lambskin can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $380 and can go as high as $22,920, while, on average they fetch $3,099.

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 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.