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Vintage CHANEL lipstick red lamb leather trapezoid shape tote bag with cc motif.
By Chanel
Located in Kashiwa, Chiba
1980s. Vintage CHANEL lipstick red quilted lamb leather trapezoid shape tote bag with a gold CC plate and chains. Introducing another vintage lambskin CHANEL in hot red color with g...
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1980s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Chanel Vintage Blue Lizard Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Chanel vintage bag in blue lizard Good vintage condition, some signs of use. leathe ron the front slightly lighter than in the back due to use ( not really noticeable) Chain in goo...
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1980s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Chanel Vintage Mini Lizard Logo Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Chanel vintage bag in black lizard and golden hardware Sold with card and hologram Size 16x11 cm
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1980s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Vintage Chanel Lambskin Jumbo Classic Flap Bag XL Black
By Chanel
Located in Hiroshima City, JP
Vintage Chanel jumbo classic flap bag in excellent vintage condition. Biggest classic in 2.55 Family. This vintage Chanel jumbo classic adds effortless cool to any outfit. Thanks to ...
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

2006 Chanel 2.55 Double Flap Bag in Golden Aged Leather
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Nice classical 2.55 Chanel bag in aged Golden leather and rose golden hardware. Style of aged leather Signs of wear in corners and flap of normal use. Hologram inside Size 28x18
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1980s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

1998 Chanel All Black Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Rare Chanel Collectible All Black bag in black lambskin leather and black hardware. Really good condition for a vintage bag, just some light signs of uses in the leather. Corners a...
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Chanel Vintage Rigide Vanity Case 90s Caviar Leather
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Vintage Chanel Vanity case in black caviar leatherand golden hardware. Possible to attach a strap and wear it as a shoulder bag Good vintage condition, it has some small signs of ...
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

1990s Chanel Black Leather Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1990s black quilted leather vintage Chanel classic mini flap bag with gold-tone hardware, single chain-link and leather shoulder strap, CC gold-tone turn-lock closure at front flap. ...
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Vintage classic CHANEL shoulder bag calf skin black/white 1990/95
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Stuttgart, DE
This classic black - white shoulder bag comes with 7 digits ID card Nr. 6884197, this is around 1995. The whole bag is black and white, the 2 adjustable (short and long) straps, the...
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Chanel Velvet Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, IDF
Chanel, Ready to Wear Collection, CIRCA 1985 Small evening bag with flap, chenille velvet and leather lamb green fir. Gold metal chain and intertwined green leather. fermeture par b...
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1980s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

  • Chanel Velvet Shoulder Bag
  • Vintage Chanel Velvet Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Velvet Shoulder Bag
  • Vintage Chanel Velvet Shoulder Bag
H 5.91 in. D 2.37 in. L 7.88 in.
Chanel silver leather shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel silver leather shoulder bag
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Chanel brown leather Shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel brown leather Shoulder bag measurements: 31 * 23 cm , depth 12 cm Gold tone Chanel hardware logo
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Chanel Timeless metallic shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel Timeless metallic shoulder bag Gold tone, gold tone hardware Plissè leather just few signs of use measurements: 25.5 x 15 cm depth 7 cm
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Chanel red leather shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel red leather shoulder bag widht: 11.2 cm height: 11.5 cm depht: 5 cm
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Chanel brown leather shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel brown leather shoulder bag silver tone hardware
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Chanel Rare rattan shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel Rare rattan shoulder bag Gold tone hardware Mini flap in excellent condition Measurements: widht 17 cm height 14.5 cm depth 5 cm
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Chanel wool timeless green shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel wool timeless green shoulder bag Wool double flap "loden" shoulder bag gold tone hardware, black lining mesurements: 23 x 14 cm, 6.5 cm depth
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

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 Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

  • 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 Brown Suede Vintage Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The accessory to invest in this season is this creation by Chanel. Fashioned using chevron-quilted suede, the brown shoulder bag has a compact size with a well-lined interior. A leat...
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

  • Chanel Brown Suede Vintage Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Brown Suede Vintage Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Brown Suede Vintage Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Brown Suede Vintage Shoulder Bag
H 6.89 in. W 1.97 in. L 7.49 in.
Chanel gold tone leather shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel gold tone leather shoulder bag Measurements Width: 15 cm Height: 10 cm Depth: 5 cm
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Vintage Chanel gold leather shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel gold leather shoulder bag Chanel vintage gold lambskin mini flap, slight signs of time Measurements: Width: 14 cm Height: 10 cm Depth: 3 cm
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Chanel Maxi Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Iconic for its simplicity and elegance, this pre-owned Chanel Maxi flap bag, crafted from black lambskin leather, is truly a rare item. This bag features a classic interlocking CC tu...
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Late 20th Century Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

1980s Chanel black leather Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
1980s Chanel black leather Shoulder Bag totally made in france with gold tone hardware 1 pocket outside 2 pockets in the inside as for age bag is in good condition not perfect...
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1980s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

  • 1980s Chanel black leather Shoulder Bag
  • 1980s Chanel black leather Shoulder Bag
  • 1980s Chanel black leather Shoulder Bag
  • 1980s Chanel black leather Shoulder Bag
W 13.78 in. D 3.94 in. L 13.78 in.
Chanel Woman Shoulder bag Black
By Chanel
Located in Milan, IT
Shoulder bag, classic chain, single flap, eco-friendly fabric, solid color, engraved logo, braided, button fastening, gold-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, leather lining, tass...
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Mid-20th Century Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Chanel white leather gold hardware shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel white leather gold hardware shoulder bag measurements: 21 x 14 cm 6 cm depth inside the sign of the shoulder bag, as for its age it is in really good condition bordeaux linin...
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Chanel blue leather silver hardware shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel blue leather silver hardware shoulder bag Measurements: 17 * 27 cm
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Chanel fucsia leather maxi jumbo shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel fucsia leather maxi jumbo shoulder bag silver hardware, cc silver logo measurements: 33 x 24 cm 12 cm depth
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Chanel Burgundy leather silver hardware shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel Burgundy leather silver hardware shoulder bag CC logo on the front Measurements: 35 x 47 cm depth 12 cm
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Chanel black leather CC Logo shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel black leather CC Logo shoulder Bag Chanel lambskin black leather embellished with CC gold tone hardware As for its age is in a perfect condition Measurements: 43 * 34 cm , 12...
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Chanel brown leather gold hardware shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel brown leather gold hardware shoulder bag Double gold hardware brown leather shoulder strap CC logo on the top measurements: 28 x 35 cm
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Chanel red leather and fabric shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel red leather and fabric shoulder bag Chanel red leather and fabric with two different shoulder straps. One made of red leather, the other one is made of gold tone chain On one ...
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

1990's VIntage Chanel White Caviar Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel white caviar leather 90s shoulder bag with gold tone hardware. Excellent exterior. Shoulder drop 16". Collection 1996/1997. Comes with hologram and generic dust cover.
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Chanel white leather CC logo shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel white leather CC logo shoulder bag White leather, gold tone hardware Measurements Width: 28 cm Height: 18 cm Depth: 14 cm
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Chanel black leather textile shoulder bag / backpack
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel black leather textile shoulder bag / backpack silver tone hardware CC logo
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Chanel Black quilted Miniature Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel miniature black lambskin quilted leather shoulder bag measures 5 1/2" in height, 7 1/4" in length, 2 1/2 in width. Leather straps measures 20 1/2" in height. The exterior ...
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1980s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

  • Chanel Black quilted Miniature Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Black quilted Miniature Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Black quilted Miniature Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Black quilted Miniature Shoulder Bag
H 5.50 in. W 2.50 in. L 7.25 in.
Chanel Camera bag red leather gold tone chain shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel red leather gold tone chain shoulder bag 90s Red Chanel CC logo on the front, gold tone hardware with red leather fringes on the side and a red and gold tone shoulder strap Ca...
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Chanel beige chevron shoulder bag
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage Chanel beige chevron shoulder bag. - Front slip pockets in both sides. - Interior pocket zip closure and interior slip pocket. - Measurements: 28cm x 19cm x 9cm. Drop...
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1980s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

  • Chanel beige chevron shoulder bag
  • Chanel beige chevron shoulder bag
  • Chanel beige chevron shoulder bag
  • Chanel beige chevron shoulder bag
H 3.94 in. W 3.55 in. L 11.03 in.
Chanel 90's Vintage Diamond Quilted CC Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage 90's Diamond Quilted CC Shoulder Bag Year: circa 1992 leather diamond quilting signature interlocking CC turn-lock fastening gold-tone hardware large tassel detail t...
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Chanel white leather black hardwared CC shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel white leather black hardwared CC shoulder bag Measurements: 33 x 26 cm depth 13 cm
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Chanel red laminate leather gold hardware shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel red laminate leather gold hardware shoulder bag 21x13cm 9 cm depth
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Chanel 80s Black Vintage Leather Shoulder Chain Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel excellent vintage black shoulder bag, partially quilted. Gold tone hardware. Collection 1986/1988. Shoulder drop 13". Comes with hologram and original dust cover.
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1980s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Chanel 90s Black Large Vintage Leather Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel authentic 90s very large black shoulder bag with gold tone hardware. Collection 1996. Front outer pocket and two zipped interior compartments. Shoulder drop 13". Comes with ho...
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Vintage Chanel Large Camera Bag Black Exotic Ostrich Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Authentic, preowned, vintage Chanel Large Camera bag in black exotic ostrich with gold hardware. Two slip pockets outside, main zip compartment lined in leather with one zip pocket i...
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1980s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Chanel black leather gold hardware CC logo shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel black leather gold hardware CC logo shoulder bag Measurements: 36 x 28 cm 16 cm depth
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Chanel black leather gold hardware CC logo shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel black leather gold hardware CC logo shoulder bag from the end of the 80ies Black caviar leather, gold hardware, cc gold logo measurements: 42 * 30 cm 14 cm depth
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

CHANEL CC Red Lizard Exotic Gold Small Evening Shoulder Camera Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1988 Collection Lizard Leather Lining Gold Tone Hardware Measures 7" W x 5" H x 2.75" D Strap Drop 17.75" Includes Authenticity Card 100% Authentici...
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Late 20th Century Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Chanel Vintage 90's Mini CC Drawstring Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage 90's Mini CC Drawstring Shoulder Bag circa 1995 black leather gold-tone hardware signature stitched interlocking CC logo drawstring fastening leather and chain-link s...
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Chanel Vintage Micro Mini Shoulder Flap Bag Rare
By Chanel
Located in Roosendaal, NL
From the collection of SAVINETI we offer this super rare Chanel Micro Flap Bag: - Brand: Chanel - Model: Micro Flap Bag - Year: From 1990 Collection - Code: Half Hologram (1xxxx) - ...
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Chanel Sand Beige Quilted Caviar Leather Vintage Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Chanel creation is simply excellent. Make an impressive appearance with this stylish bag paired along with an equally trendy outfit. It is unique while carrying the brand's sign...
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

1990's Vintage Chanel Caramel Quitled Leather Shoulder Bag Excellent Condition
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel rare and collectible vintage shoulder tote. Two outer pockets and center zipper. 2 interior pockets. Shoulder drop 17". Collection 1989/1991. Comes with hologram, id card and...
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

CHANEL Vintage Black Lambskin Diamond Evening Shoulder Medium Camera Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1994 Collection Lambskin Leather Gold Tone Hardware Leather Lining Measures 9" W x 7" H x 3" D Shoulder Strap Drop 17.5" Includes Authenticity Card a...
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Late 20th Century Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

CHANEL Gold Metallic Lambskin Quilted Leather Tortoise Kisslock Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1997 Collection Lambskin Leather Plastic Tortoise Measures 7" W x 4.75" H x 2.5" D Handle Drop 6.25" Leather Lining 100% Authenticity Guaranteed by ...
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Late 20th Century Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Chanel Metallic Gold Leather Evening Micro Mini Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Date code present Made in France Shoulder strap drop 19" Measures 2.75" W x 2.5" H x 1" D 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY is t...
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Late 20th Century Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

1980s Chanel brown leather and fabric Gold tone hardware shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
1980s Chanel brown leather and fabric Gold tone hardware shoulder bag Vintage Chanel bag from the end of the 80ies measurements: 17 * 19 cm , depth 5 cm
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1980s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

Chanel coated canvas quilted Lips and Kisses Graffiti tote shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel coated canvas quilted Lips and Kisses Graffiti tote shoulder bag This chic circa 1994 shoulder bag is crafted of diamond quilted coated canvas. The bag features a red and pink...
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1990s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

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 Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

CHANEL Vintage Chain Shoulder Bag Black Flap Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Vintage Chain Shoulder Bag Black Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Vint...
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1980s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

CHANEL Classic Chain Shoulder Bag Black Flap Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Classic Chain Shoulder Bag Black Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Vint...
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1980s Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

CHANEL Black Caviar Leather Chevron Gold Hardware Shoulder Maxi Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1996 Collection Caviar Leather Gold Tone Hardware Leather Lining Measures 13.75" W x 9.5" Hx 3.5" D Shoulder Strap Drop 23" Includes Authenticity Car...
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Late 20th Century Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

CHANEL Gray Shiny Lambskin Leather Gold Evening Small Camera Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1994 Collection Lambskin Leather Gold Tone Hardware Leather Lining Measures 8" W x 4.75" H x 2.5"D Shoulder Strap Drop 8.75" Includes Dust Bag and Bo...
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Late 20th Century Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag

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Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage or contemporary vintage chanel shoulder bag for your needs in our varied inventory. Our collection includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Beige, Gray and more. Making the right choice when shopping for a vintage chanel shoulder bag may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 20th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. When shopping for these accessories, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for men or unisex today than there are for women.

How Much is a Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag?

On average, a vintage chanel shoulder bag on 1stDibs sells for $2,653, while they’re typically $165 on the low end and $52,500 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Chanel Biography and Important Works

The first Chanel shop was opened in 1910 in Paris on rue Cambon by the young milliner Gabrielle Chanel (1883–1971), who had picked up the nickname “Coco” while working as a club singer. The boutique drew the attention of the Parisian fashion elite who popularized her wide-brimmed Chanel Modes hats. Soon she added a sportswear store in the Normandy resort town of Deauville, where Coco set the tone for her defining sense of style — traditionally masculine garments reimagined for feminine shapes, made from simple jersey fabric.

Effortless and elegant, her designs promoted comfort and grace in women’s wear that had been dominated in the previous century by complicated layers of fabric and cumbersome corsets. She followed this success with a couture house, opened in 1915 in Biarritz. Over the next six decades, Coco Chanel would become a pivotal designer of both fashionable casual wear and Paris haute couture as well as an icon and arbiter of 20th-century style with her bob haircut and pearls.

However, Chanel was not born into a life of glamour. Following the death of her mother, her father left her in an orphanage where she lived until the age of 18. It was there that she learned to sew as well as appreciate the classic pairing of black and white as worn by the nuns. In 1926, she introduced her first little black dress, reclaiming a color that had once been reserved for mourning and working-class women. That same decade, she debuted her perfume, Chanel No. 5, as well as the Chanel suit with a fitted skirt, inspired by the boxy lines of men’s clothing and employing a sporty tweed. 

Chanel closed her fashion operations during World War II, then returned to the industry in 1954 to design for the functional needs of modern women. Structure and wearability endured in all of Chanel’s clothing and accessories, like the quilted leather 2.55 handbag introduced in 1955 with its gold-chain shoulder strap that freed up a woman’s hands. Chanel's collarless jacket reacted against the constricting styles of Christian Dior's New Look, replacing them with a design that was timeless, an instant classic. The 1957 two-tone slingback pumps had a practical heel height while offering a bold statement in the black tip of the shoes.

After Coco Chanel died in 1971, the brand underwent several changes in leadership, including fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who took over as artistic director in 1983. Over the years, the company has continued to innovate, such as expanding into ready-to-wear fashion in 1978 and, in 2002, establishing a subsidiary company — Paraffection — dedicated to preserving the heritage skills of fashion artisan workshops. The House of Chanel still operates its flagship on rue Cambon in Paris, where it all began.

Browse vintage Chanel evening dresses, jackets and more on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Shoulder Bags for You

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

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

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

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

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

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