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Chanel Vintage Diamond CC Tassel Waist Bag Quilted Lambskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing and wear on exterior and strap, scuffs in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, With Strap Measurements: Height 5", Width ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Belt Bags

Chanel Vintage Beige CC Flap Waist Bag Quilted Caviar Small Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Beige CC Flap Waist Bag Quilted Caviar Small Bag Color: Brown Material: Leather Hardware Color: Gold 5.5"W x 5.5"H x 1.5"D
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1990s Belt Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Credit Card Holder
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Vintage black leather credit card holder by Chanel. Multiple inner credit card slots and slide pockets. 3"L x 4.5"H x 0.5"D. Condition: Pre-owned. Very good. Est...
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20th Century Wallets and Small Accessories

Chanel Vintage Timeless French Purse Wallet
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Chanel Vintage Timeless French Wallet in black caviar leather with gold-tone hardware, debossed interlocking 'CC' at front face, single interior kiss-lock coin compartment, dual bill...
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Early 2000s Wallets

  • Chanel Vintage Timeless French Purse Wallet
  • Chanel Vintage Timeless French Purse Wallet
  • Chanel Vintage Timeless French Purse Wallet
  • Chanel Vintage Timeless French Purse Wallet
H 4 in. W 6.75 in. D 0.75 in.
Chanel Vintage Oxblood Caviar Leather Cross-body Phone Purse
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Vintage Oxblood Caviar Leather Cross-body Phone Purse - Oxblood red caviar leather phone pouch cross-body bag - Gold-tone hardware - Press stud fastening - Internal keyring c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets and Small Accessories

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Vintage Bifold Wallet
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Crafted from fine quality leather, this wallet will be your go-to accessory. Equipped with multiple slots and compartments, this wallet from Chanel is stylish and convenient. The qui...
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2010s Wallets

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.
Chanel Maroon Leather CC Timeless Vintage Wallet
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This CC Timeless wallet from Chanel will help you stay organised. Ctrafted from leather, it has been styled with a front flap that has the iconic CC embossed on it. The leather and f...
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2010s Wallets

  • Chanel Maroon Leather CC Timeless Vintage Wallet
  • Chanel Maroon Leather CC Timeless Vintage Wallet
  • Chanel Maroon Leather CC Timeless Vintage Wallet
  • Chanel Maroon Leather CC Timeless Vintage Wallet
H 3.94 in. W 0.79 in. L 7.49 in.
Chanel Maroon Leather CC Timeless Vintage Wallet
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This CC Timeless wallet from Chanel will help you stay organised. Ctrafted from leather, it has been styled with a front flap that has the iconic CC embossed on it. The leather and f...
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2010s Wallets

  • Chanel Maroon Leather CC Timeless Vintage Wallet
  • Chanel Maroon Leather CC Timeless Vintage Wallet
  • Chanel Maroon Leather CC Timeless Vintage Wallet
  • Chanel Maroon Leather CC Timeless Vintage Wallet
H 3.94 in. W 0.79 in. L 7.49 in.
Chanel Maroon Leather CC Timeless Vintage Wallet
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This CC Timeless wallet from Chanel will help you stay organised. Ctrafted from leather, it has been styled with a front flap that has the iconic CC embossed on it. The leather and f...
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2010s Wallets

  • Chanel Maroon Leather CC Timeless Vintage Wallet
  • Chanel Maroon Leather CC Timeless Vintage Wallet
  • Chanel Maroon Leather CC Timeless Vintage Wallet
  • Chanel Maroon Leather CC Timeless Vintage Wallet
H 3.94 in. W 0.79 in. L 7.49 in.
Chanel Vintage 90's Black Caviar Leather Compact Timeless CC Wallet
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Vintage 90's Black Caviar Leather Compact Timeless CC Wallet Made In: Italy Year of Production: 1996 - 1997 Color: Black Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Caviar leather Lining: ...
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1990s Wallets and Small Accessories

Chanel Vintage Black Caviar Timeless CC Wallet
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Vintage Black Caviar Timeless CC Wallet Made In: Italy Year Of Production: 1994-1996 Color: Black Materials: Caviar leather, leather Lining: Black leather Closure/Opening: Sn...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets

Chanel Vintage Black Leather Quilted Checkbook Cover/Wallet
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Checkbook Wallet Made In: France Year of Production: Vintage Color: Black Materials: Leather Lining: Textile Interior Pockets: 2 Slit to hold checkbook Exterior Condition: Ve...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets

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

  • Chanel Black Leather Vintage Vanity Case
  • Chanel Black Leather Vintage Vanity Case
  • Chanel Black Leather Vintage Vanity Case
  • Chanel Black Leather Vintage Vanity Case
H 3.5 in. W 7.5 in. D 5.5 in.
Chanel 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 Vintage Black Caviar Leather Timeless CC Wallet
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Vintage Black Caviar Timeless CC Wallet Made In: France Year Of Production: 1996-1997 Color: Black Materials: Caviar leather, leather Lining: Black leather Closure/Opening: S...
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20th Century Wallets

Chanel Vintage 90's Belt Pouch Waist Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage 90's Belt Pouch Waist Bag circa 1990 black leather quilted signature interlocking CC logo tassel detail chain-link waist strap Made in Italy
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1990s Belt Bags

  • Chanel Vintage 90's Belt Pouch Waist Bag
  • Chanel Vintage 90's Belt Pouch Waist Bag
  • Chanel Vintage 90's Belt Pouch Waist Bag
  • Chanel Vintage 90's Belt Pouch Waist Bag
H 4.7 in. W 6.3 in. D 1.4 in.
Chanel Vintage Black Leather CC Belt Waist Bag
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
Black leather vintage Chanel CC Belt Bag with black coated hardware, single flat waist strap with buckle closure, contrast stitching, single flap pocket featuring CC turn-lock closur...
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20th Century Belt 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 Black Quilted Leather Belt/Waist Bag w/ CC
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Leather Belt Bag *Missing hologram sticker* Made In: Italy Year of Production: Vintage Color: Black Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Leather Lining: Black...
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20th Century Belt Bags

Chanel Rare Vintage Black Lambskin Waist Belt Bag Fanny Pack
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Vintage Black Lambskin Waist Belt Bag Fanny Pack Black leather 2002 quilted belt bag featuring a fold-over top with snap closure a signature interlocking CC logo gold...
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Early 2000s Belt Bags

Chanel Vintage Caviar Mini Classic Flap Fanny Pack Waist Belt Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Chanel square quilted caviar classic flap shaped fanny pack waist bag 2004 {VINTAGE 17 Years} Gold hardware Exterior black caviar leather Interior lambskin lining Back card ...
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Early 2000s Belt Bags

Chanel So Black Vintage Rare Waist Bum Belt Bag Fanny Pack
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel So Black Rare Vintage Waist Belt Bum Bag Fanny Pack Calfskin Year: 2003 {VINTAGE 18 Years} So Black hardware Black calfskin leather Nylon lining Top zippered pocket Interior ...
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Early 2000s Belt Bags

Chanel Rare Vintage Iridescent Champagne Pearl Mini Belt Bum Bag Fanny Pack
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Vintage Iridescent Pearl Lambskin Quilted Mini Belt Waist Bum Bag Fanny Pack 1991 {VINTAGE 30 Years} Gold hardware CC Turnlock closure Foldover flap 6.1" W x 4.7" H x 1....
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1990s Belt Bags

Chanel Belt Bag Rare Vintage Velvet Fanny Pack Waist Purple Leather Baguette
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Chanel violet velvet quilted medallion fanny pack 1991 {VINTAGE 30 Years} Gold hardware Purple velvet Lambskin lined Adjustable clasp belt with max 40" 4" H x 9" W x 3" D M...
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1990s Belt Bags

Chanel Waist Collectible Rare Vintage 90's Runway Black Patent Fanny Pack Belt
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare 90s Collectible Vintage Belt Bag Waist Bag 1994 {VINTAGE} Gold hardware Two turnlock tabs Black quilted patent leather Adjustable hook belt Made in France Similar style...
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1990s Belt Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Leather 2 in 1 Micro Mini Flap Bag Waist Belt Chain
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Vintage Black Leather 2 in 1 Micro Mini Flap Bag Evening Waist Belt Chain Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Flip lock closured (bag) Hook closure (belt) Made in Franc...
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Late 20th Century Belt Bags

Chanel Vintage Rare 1992 Black Quilted Waist Bag with Chunky Chain
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
This bag will come with a Certificate of Authenticity provided by Entrupy, at no further cost. - Chanel black quilted leather waist bag - Period/Era: from the F/W 1992 collection -...
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1990s Belt Bags

Chanel Waist Vintage Rare 1994 Belt Bum Fanny Pack Black Patent Leather Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Chanel classic patent leather fanny pack 1994 {VINTAGE 27 Years} Gold hardware Interior calfskin lining Interior center zipper pocket Lambskin piping detail Back zipper pock...
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1990s Belt Bags

Chanel Vintage 1995 Rare Quilted Calfskin Waist Pouch Fanny Pack Belt Bum Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Quilted Calfskin Waist Pouch Fanny Pack Belt Bum Bag 1995 {VINTAGE 26 Years} Gold hardware Calfskin leather Interwoven classic chain Made in Italy As seen on Bella ...
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1990s Belt Bags

Chanel Belt Bag Rare Vintage 90s Mini Fanny Pack Waist Black Leather Baguette
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Authentic CHANEL Vintage 1994 Black Leather Belt plus Mini Flap Bag . This rare belt and bag duo are crafted of diamond quilted black leather. The bag measures approximately 4" X 3" ...
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1990s Belt Bags

Chanel Belt Rare Vintage Waist Bum Fanny Pack Black Calfskin Leather Fanny Pack
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Vintage Waist Bum Belt Bag Fanny Pack Year: 2004 {VINTAGE 17 Years} Silver hardware Adjustable fit Top zip closure Main internal compartment Internal logo stamp Diamond...
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Early 2000s Belt Bags

Chanel Vintage 90's Waist Sport Banane Rare Soldout Black Nylon Fanny Pack Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Sport Fanny Pack Waist Bag Crossbody Banane Rare Soldout Silver hardware Zip closure with CC engraving Adjustable waist strap Nylon lining Made in Italy
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1990s Belt Bags

CHANEL Vintage Red Quilted Leather & Chain Link Belt Bag GHW sz 85
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Vintage Red Quilted Leather & Chain Link Belt Bag Features detachable belt creating two separate looks or one full look Made in: Italy Color: Red and goldtone Hardware: Go...
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20th Century Belt Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Lambskin Leather Quilted Belt Bag W/ Patent Belt Sz 34
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Lambskin Leather Quilted Belt Bag W/ Patent Belt Sz 34 Made In: Italy (bag), France (belt) Color: Black, gold Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Lambskin leather, patent lea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Belt Bags

Chanel Waist Vintage Rare 1994 Belt Bum Fanny Pack Black Patent Leather Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Chanel classic patent leather fanny pack 1994 {VINTAGE 26 Years} Gold hardware Interior calfskin lining Interior center zipper pocket Lambskin piping detail Back zipper pock...
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1990s Belt Bags

Chanel Waist Fanny Pack Vintage Rare Gold Chain Collector's Piece Red Belt Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Rare Medallion Fanny Pack Vintage Rare Gorgeous Gold Chain Collector's Piece 1991 {VINTAGE 30 Years} Gold hardware Lambskin lined Adjustable clasp belt with max 40" 4...
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1990s Belt Bags

Chanel Belt Rare Vintage 1995 Caviar Fanny Pack Waist Bum Black Leather Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Chanel classic caviar leather fanny 1995 {VINTAGE 26 Years} Gold hardware Interior calfskin lining Interior center zipper pocket Lambskin piping detail Back zippered pocket ...
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1990s Belt Bags

Chanel '90 Vintage Black Patent Quilted CC Twistlock Belt Bag sz 26"-28"
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Patent Leather Quilted CC Twist-lock Leather Laced Belt Bag Made In: Italy Year of Production: c. 1990s Color: Black Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Patent Leather Lining...
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1990s Belt Bags

Chanel Rare Vintage 90s Mini Fanny Pack Waist Belt Bum Bag Pouch Off White Cream
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Vintage Mini 1997 Fanny Pack Waist Belt Bum Bag Pouch 1997 {VINTAGE 24 Years} Gold Hardware CC Turnlock flap closure Classic interwoven chain belt with gold 'CHANEL' log...
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1990s Belt Bags

Chanel Black Caviar Leather Vintage CC Chain Phone Holder
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This phone holder from Chanel is stylish and practical. Crafted from caviar leather, it comes with an interior spacious enough to store your phone and other essentials like cards and...
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2010s Tech Accessories and Cases

DNL Chanel Bum Vintage 90s Rare Triple Cc Logos Waist Belt Fanny Pack Black
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
CHANEL Vintage 90s Rare Triple CC Logos Waist Belt Bum Bag Fanny Pack 1991 {VINTAGE 29 Years} Gold Hardware Black lambskin CC Logo detail around bag Interior zippered pocket 6.5" ...
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1990s Belt Bags

Chanel Vintage '90s Black Lambskin Leather Quilted CC Twistlock Belt Bag sz75/30
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Lambskin Leather Quilted Rectangular CC Twist-lock Belt Bag. This vintage belt bag is quite roomy and can an iPhone plus. Made In: Italy Year of Production: c. 1994-19...
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1990s Belt Bags

CHANEL Vintage 90's Black Quilted Patent Camera Bag GHW
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Quilted Patent Camera Bag Features black leather tassle with goldtone quilting on zipper pull closure Made in: Italy Year of Production: 1989-1991 Color: Black and g...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tech Accessories and Cases

Chanel Vintage Gold Metal Faux Pearls Hoop Two Way Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
MATERIAL: Metal COLOR: Gold MODEL: Two Way Clip on Earrings GENDER: Women SIZE: Diameter (only Studs): 0.75 inches - 1,9 cm - Height (Studs + loops): 2.5 inches -5,1 cm - Width (only...
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Late 20th Century Tech Accessories and Cases

Tan Vintage Chanel Small Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Tan quilted leather vintage crossbody bag by Chanel. Chain and leather crossbody strap. Front flap with twist-lock logo closure. Lined interior with inner slide pock...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Goldtone Vintage Chanel Small Pendant Necklace
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Vintage goldtone pendant necklace by Chanel. Small logo pendant. Toggle closure. 16.5" long. Condition: Pre-owned. Very good. Est. Retail $ 1,500.00
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20th Century Pendant Necklaces

Chanel Vintage Backpack Caviar Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Creasing on exterior, wear on exterior, flap edges, drawstring and strap, scratches and discoloration on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Measurements: Heigh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

  • Chanel Vintage Backpack Caviar Small
  • Chanel Vintage Backpack Caviar Small
  • Chanel Vintage Backpack Caviar Small
  • Chanel Vintage Backpack Caviar Small
H 9.5 in. W 8.5 in. D 4 in.
Chanel Vintage Backpack Caviar Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Discoloration and small marks on exterior, flap edges and straps, glue stains on front and strap base. Wear on base corners, drawstring and in interior, scratches an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

  • Chanel Vintage Backpack Caviar Small
  • Chanel Vintage Backpack Caviar Small
  • Chanel Vintage Backpack Caviar Small
  • Chanel Vintage Backpack Caviar Small
H 10 in. W 8.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Chanel Vintage Backpack Caviar Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Minor creasing and wear on exterior and underneath flap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Measurements: Height 9", Width 8", Depth 4", Stra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

Chanel Vintage Backpack Caviar Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Damaged. Repaired strap bases. Moderate wear and discoloration on base corners, flap edges and straps, creasing on exterior. Minor wear in interior, scratches and discolor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

Chanel Vintage Backpack Caviar Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate wear and creasing on exterior and strap, bubbling underneath flap, wear and small stains in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessorie...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

  • Chanel Vintage Backpack Caviar Small
  • Chanel Vintage Backpack Caviar Small
  • Chanel Vintage Backpack Caviar Small
  • Chanel Vintage Backpack Caviar Small
H 9 in. W 8.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Chanel Vintage Backpack Caviar Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate creasing, scuffs and wear on exterior and underneath flap, wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Height 9....
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

  • Chanel Vintage Backpack Caviar Small
  • Chanel Vintage Backpack Caviar Small
  • Chanel Vintage Backpack Caviar Small
  • Chanel Vintage Backpack Caviar Small
H 9.5 in. W 8.5 in. D 4 in.
Chanel Vintage Backpack Caviar Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Creasing and scuffs on exterior and opening trim, wear on base corners and straps, scratches and discoloration on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

  • Chanel Vintage Backpack Caviar Small
  • Chanel Vintage Backpack Caviar Small
  • Chanel Vintage Backpack Caviar Small
  • Chanel Vintage Backpack Caviar Small
H 10 in. W 8 in. D 3.5 in.
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

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 Drawstring Backpack Quilted Caviar Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing on exterior, moderate wear, discoloration and scuffs on base, opening trim and drawstrings, scratches and tarnish on hardware. Accessories: No Accessor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

Chanel Vintage Drawstring Bucket Bag Lambskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate wear, scuffs, discoloration and creasing on exterior and pochette, heavy wear on drawstring. Wear ad scuffs in interior, scratches and discoloration on hard...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Chanel Vintage Diana Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate creasing, scuffs and wear on exterior and underneath flap, wear on strap. Scuffs and indentations in interior, scratches and discoloration on hardware. Acce...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Clutch with Chain Quilted Leather Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing, wear, scuffs and discoloration on exterior and underneath flap, minor wear on strap. Light scuffs in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Aut...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

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Vintage Chanel Small For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact vintage or contemporary vintage chanel small you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Our collection includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Brown, Gray and protectString (more). Making the right choice when shopping for a vintage chanel small 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 Small?

Prices for a vintage chanel small can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $275 and can go as high as $14,920, while, on average they fetch $5,730.

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.