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Chanel Classic Flap Vintage Fringe Quilted Jumbo Maxi Jean Blue Denim Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Quilted Jumbo Maxi Jean Blue Denim Classic Flap 1991 {VINTAGE 30 Years} -Gold tone hardware -Oversized vintage CC turnlock -Denim blue quilted canvas -Classic inter...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Vintage classic CHANEL 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 Shoulder Bags

  • Vintage classic CHANEL bag calf skin black/white 1990/95
  • Vintage classic CHANEL bag calf skin black/white 1990/95
  • Vintage classic CHANEL bag calf skin black/white 1990/95
  • Vintage classic CHANEL bag calf skin black/white 1990/95
H 5.91 in. W 2.37 in. D 2.37 in. L 9.85 in.
Chanel Vintage White Quilted LeatherTimeless Classic Bag
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
Vintage Chanel Timeless Classic Quilted Double Flap Bag in White color. Features double 'CC' turn lock closure and double flap interior. Gorgeous gold metal strap; can be worn on the...
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Late 20th Century Structured 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 Transparent Naked Classic Gold Vintage Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel naked transparent classic flap with gold lambskin piping and signature CC turn lock. Features gold hardware and a classic bag pocket. In very good condition with slight scr...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Transparent Naked Classic Silver Vintage Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Transparent Naked Classic Silver Vintage Flap Bag clear silver-tone hardware fold-over top with CC turn-lock fastening two leather and chain link shoulder straps back slip po...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Vintage Chanel Black Quilted Jumbo Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Vintage Chanel black quilted lambskin jumbo single-flap bag. Signature oversize CC logo turn-lock clap. Very good condition. Can be worn with strap long, 25"L, or doubled, 14"L.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Maroon Suede Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Flap bags are the most iconic handbags. This maroon classic double flap bag is crafted from suede and features the iconic quilted pattern. It has a chain and suede interwove...
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2010s Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Chanel Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Jumbo
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Heavy wear, scuffs, creasing and discoloration on exterior and underneath flap. Moderate wear on strap, marks and scuffs in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessor...
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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: Very good. Moderate wear, creasing, discoloration and scuffs on exterior and underneath flap. Wear on strap, indentations on interior flap, small marks in interior, scratc...
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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: Great. Wear, creasing, scuffs and small indentations on exterior and underneath flap, minor wear on strap and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity...
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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. Discoloration on exterior, wear on exterior edges and strap. Creasing and indentations underneath flap and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authentic...
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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. 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 Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag Quilted Patent Jumbo
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Wear, scuffs and marks on exterior and underneath flap, creasing on sides, moderate indentations and creasing underneath flap. Wear on straps, scratches on hardware....
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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: Very good. Indentations and scuffs on exterior and underneath flap, wear on exterior edges and strap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Measurements: H...
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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: Good. Heavy wear, discoloration, creasing, scuffs and indentations on exterior and underneath flap. Moderate wear and discoloration on strap, slight oil slick discoloratio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

1991 Chanel White Quilted Lambskin Vintage Classic Camera Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL White Quilted Lambskin Vintage Classic Camera Bag Xupes Reference: HB3379 Serial Number: 2838685 Age (Circa): 1991 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Authenticity Card Authenti...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate wear, scuffs, creasing, indentations and discoloration on exterior and underneath flap. Wear on strap, minor scuffs and wear in interior, scratches on hardw...
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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: Very good. Creasing, moderate wear and scuffs on exterior and in interior, small indentations on base and rear. Bubbling underneath flap, scratches and slight tarnish on h...
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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: Good. Scuffs, creasing, wear, discoloration and small indentations on exterior and underneath flap, minor wear on strap. Scuffs and wear in interior, heavy discoloration i...
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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: Good. Wear, scuffs, creasing and indentations on exterior, interior flap, underneath flaps and in interior front pocket, wear on strap and in interior, scratches on hardwa...
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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: Very good. Wear on base corners, flap edges and strap, creasing and scuffs on exterior and underneath flap. Indentations on interior flap, scuffs and wear in interior, scr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Square Quilted Classic Caviar Flap Waist Bag
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
A very rare vintage Chanel fanny pack in excellent condition. This Vintage Chanel Flap Waist Bag is crafted in a quilted black caviar leather. Featuring gold toned hardware and an ad...
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Early 2000s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag Quilted Patent Jumbo
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Heavy scuffs, wear, loss of luster and creasing on exterior, strap and underneath flap, scuffs and indentations in interior. Minor splitting on interior pocket corne...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL Vintage Brown Lambskin Leather Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
CHANEL VINTAGE Brown Lambskin Leather Classic Double Flap Bag W. Gold Hardware AS-IS 1986 Age: 1986 Materials: brown lambskin, felt, gold hardware. Features classic ten inch Chane...
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1980s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Classic Maxi Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Classic Maxi Flap Bag Features adjustable shoulder straps Made In: France Year of Production: 1994-1996 Color: Black Hardware: Goldtone Materia...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Maxi
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Chanel Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Maxi is a timeless essential for any modern woman. Crafted from beautiful black lambskin leather, this coveted ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage Quilted Gold Leather Mini Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
AMAZING CHANEL vintage gold mini classic flap shoulder bag in excellent condition. Gold quilted leather exterior trimmed with shinning gold hardware. Signature CC twist logo closur...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Maxi
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This Chanel Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Maxi, crafted in black quilted lambskin, features woven-in leather chain link straps, exterior back slip pocket, and gold...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Long Rare Vintage Patent Leather Classic Flap Bag Bijoux Chain Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Small Chanel patent leather quilted flap 2005 {VINTAGE 16 Years} Gold hardware Bijoux chain Two small interior pockets Strap Drop: Single 14.5” Double 8” 4.5” H x 9” W x 2.5” D Mad...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Flap 2.55 Reissue Vintage Classic Quilted Rare Dark Denim Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Dark Denim Classic Quilted 2.55 Flap Bag Rare 1998 {VINTAGE 23 Years} Gold-tone hardware Turn-lock in front Classic back pocket Lined in black lambskin leather Inter...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

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 Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag Vertical Quilt Lambskin Jumbo
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate wear, discoloration, scuffs and creasing on exterior and underneath flap, discoloration and heavy wear on strap. Minor wear and scuffs in interior, scr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Square Classic Single Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Mini
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Heavy and discoloration on exterior corners, flap and rear pocket edges and strap, creasing, scuffs and indentations on exterior and underneath flap. Minor scuffs in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag Vertical Quilt Lambskin Jumbo
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate wear, scuffs, discoloration and creasing on exterior and underneath flap, wear on strap. Scuffs in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Acc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3804 Serial Number: 1498874 Age (Circa): 1991 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag Authenticity ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Vertical Quilted Lambskin Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Vertical Quilted Lambskin Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3799 Serial Number: 2570385 Age (Circa): 1994 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card Authentici...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Diana Classic Flap Bag Pink Suede Leather Vintage 90s
By Chanel
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Authentic, preowned, vintage 90s Chanel 'Diana' Flap Bag with removable gold chain. Made from pink suede, it's lined in suede and leather with one small zip pocket. A classic bag i...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Vintage Navy Quilted Lambskin 9" Classic Double Flap Bag GHW
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Vintage Navy Quilted Lambskin 9" Classic Double Flap Bag Features adjustable shoulder strap Made in: France Year of Production: 1989-1991 Color: Navy and gol...
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Quilted Black Satin Mini Classic Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
BEAUTIFUL Chanel black satin mini classic flap in excellent vintage condition. Quilted black satin exterior trimmed with gold hardware and woven chain and satin shoulder strap. Fro...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
A characteristic time-honored design of label and timeless favorite this double flap bag come from the house of Chanel. Crafted from leather, the quilted lambskin features a CC twist...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Small Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from leather in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on the le...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from leather in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on the le...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from leather in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on the le...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Small Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's classic flap bags are the most iconic handbags in the fashion world. Totally worth the splurge, these bags, that have become a symbol of class and luxury, carries unparallel...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from leather in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on the le...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Square Classic Single Flap Bag Quilted Jersey Mini
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This Chanel Vintage Square Classic Single Flap Bag Quilted Jersey Mini, crafted from beige quilted jersey, features woven-in jersey chain link strap and silver-tone hardware. Its CC ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Small Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's classic flap bags are the most iconic handbags in the fashion world. Totally worth the splurge, these bags, that have become a symbol of class and luxury, carries unparallel...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Lambskin Quilted Vintage Double Flap 10" Classic Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Made circa 1994-1996 Made of black lambskin leather with burgundy leather interior. Hologram sticker and matching authenticity card read "3957619" Interior stamped "CH...
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1990s Handbags and Purses

CHANEL Vintage Black QUILTED Leather JUMBO CLASSIC FLAP Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
- Vintage Chanel JUMBO Classic Flap Shoulder Bag - Period/Era: 1996/1997 - Timeless black quilted lambskin leather - Signature oversized CC front clasp in 24k gold plated hardware, ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Vintage Beige Leather QUILTED Classic 2 WAY FLAP Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
- Period/Era: 1980s - Quilted lamb skin is in beige color - Chanel CC gold logo on the front - Flap with snap button closure on the front - Chanel CC stitched behind the flap - Whit...
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Cream Quilted Lambskin Small 9" Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Cream Quilted Lambskin Classic Double Flap Bag Features adjustable shoulder strap Made In: France Year of Production: 1991-1994 Color: Cream, gold Hardware: Goldtone Material...
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21st Century and Contemporary Novelty Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Small Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Flap bags are the most iconic handbags. The vintage classic double flap bag is crafted from leather and features the iconic quilted pattern. It has a chain and leather woven...
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1990s Clutches

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from leather in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on the le...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in absolute awe of this Vintage Classic Flap bag from Chanel as it is simply appealing. With a leather body that is detailed in their signature quilt, the black bag brings for...
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2010s Shoulder 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 Vintage Tweed Rare Limited Edition Patchwork Small Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel patchwork small classic flap bag Year: 2006 {VINTAGE 15 Years} Denim and cotton stitched patchwork CC eyelet and floral patch details Gold brushed hardware Classic interwoven...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Medium Classic Vintage Striped Red and Beige Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Red beige and white Chanel lambskin fabric double flap with interlocking cc clasp 2005 {VINTAGE 16 Years} Gold hardware Interior flap CC logo Interior zipper flap pocket Interior la...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Double Classic Flap Vintage 2001 Logomania Coco Quilted Lambskin Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage 2000 Logomania Peach Orange Coco Quilted Classic Flap Bag 2001 {VINTAGE 20 Years} Gold hardware Classic interwoven leather chain CC Turnlock closure Double flap with...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Rare 1991 Vintage Quilted Black Lambskin Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare 1991 Vintage Lambskin Quilted Classic Flap Bag 1991 {VINTAGE 30 Years} Gold hardware CC Turnlock Closure Texturized stud hardware Classic flap back pocket Quilted Leathe...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

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Vintage Classic Chanel Bag For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the vintage or contemporary vintage classic chanel bag you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Black, Beige, Gold and protectString (more) in stock now. Making the right choice when shopping for a vintage classic chanel 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. There aren’t many items for men if you’re seeking these accessories, as most of the options available are for women and unisex.

How Much is a Vintage Classic Chanel Bag?

On average, a vintage classic chanel bag on 1stDibs sells for $6,920, while they’re typically $2,744 on the low end and $24,920 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 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 designer handbags and purses spanning numerous brands on 1stDibs — seasonal “It” designation no longer needed.