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Vintage Quilted Smoking Jacket
Located in London, GB
Vintage Quilted Smoking Jacket made from cotton and silk.
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1970s Smoking Jackets

Chanel Vintage Quilted Double Chain Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Quilted Double Chain Shoulder Bag circa 2006 black patent leather leather and chain-link shoulder strap quilted finish foldover top signature interlocking CC turn-loc...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Vintage Quilted Brown High Back Side Chairs After Donghia
By Donghia
Located in west palm beach, FL
Fantastic pair of vintage quilted brown side chairs. A beautiful sloped high back gives these chairs a distinctive Postmodern look. Done in the manner of the iconic Donghia. Acquired...
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Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Side Chairs

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Wood

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 Quilted Top Handle Black Cosmetic & Jewelry Hand Bag Vanity
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Quilted Top Handle Black Cosmetic & Jewelry Hand Bag Vanity This gorgeous hand bag was crafted from diamond quilted black leather. This vanity also features a round t...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Chanel RARE COLLECTORS Black Vintage Quilted Satin Micro Flap Bag Necklace
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Vintage Quilted Satin Micro Flap Bag Necklace Made In: France Year of Production: 1990s Color: Black Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Satin Lining: Leather Closure/Opening...
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1990s Novelty Bags

Chanel Vintage Quilted Lambskin XL Weekend Travel Overnight Business Bag Black
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Quilted Lambskin XL Weekend Travel Overnight Business Bag Black This ultra-chic vintage travel tote is crafted of luxury lambskin. The bag features leather shoulder s...
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1990s Tote Bags

Vintage Quilted Jacket by Textron
Located in London, GB
A fun vintage jacket by Textron. The jacket is in a red quilted fabric with black detail on each side. There is one patch pocket and x '' slit on either side. The jacket is fully li...
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1940s Jackets

Vintage Quilted Top for Fall
Located in London, GB
An unusual vintage top for Fall. The top has a sage green quilted top and yoke with a printed body and sleaves, It has a front button opening , stand up collar and is unlined.
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1970s Blouses

1980's Chanel Vintage Quilted Doorknocker Earrings
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel 80s quilted gold door knocker earrings. Minor chips through the top part, please refer to photos. Come with original box.
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Vintage 1980s Hoop Earrings

Chanel Vintage Quilted Yellow Gold Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Feasterville, PA
A magnificent pair of authentic Chanel earrings showcasing a quilted pattern in shimmering 18k yellow gold. The earrings have clip on backs and have the option for pierced ears as well.
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

1990s Moncler Red Vintage Quilted Jacket
By Moncler
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
A.N.G.E.L.O. Vintage - Italy Moncler quilted jacket for man, in a beautiful red color outer and blue inner. It has two outer pockets with zip and two applied inner pockets, knitted ...
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1990s Bomber Jackets

Prada Vintage Quilted Nylon Chain Strap Duffle Bag
By Prada
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This Prada duffle bag features a nylon exterior with diamond quilting, dual shoulder straps with a gold tone chain interlaced with leather, leather shoulder pads attached to shoulder...
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21st Century and Contemporary Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Chanel Vintage Quilted Leather Pumps EU 38 UK 5 US 8
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
These vintage pumps by Chanel are always stand out pieces, even designs as classic as these shoes, made in Italy from tan leather that are balanced out with an almond toe and quilted...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoes

Chanel Vintage Quilted Enamel Minaudière Micro Mini Gala Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Quilted black Chanel enamel minaudière with hidden interwoven wrist chain and cc logo name plate 2001 {VINTAGE 21 Years} Black lambskin interior lining Antique silver hardware Snap ...
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Early 2000s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Chanel Vintage Quilted Leather Smooth Trim Timeless Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
This beautiful Bag will come with a Certificate of Authenticity provided by Entrupy. The certificate will be provided at no further cost. Vintage Chanel Quilted Double Flap Bag with...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Emanuel Ungaro Parallele Vintage Quilted Velvet Multi Colored Longline Jacket
By Emanuel Ungaro
Located in Portland, OR
This phenomenal vintage Emanuel Ungaro Parallele jacket is bursting with color! The lush cotton faced velvet fabric is topstitched with black abstract shapes and the body of the jack...
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1990s Jackets

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 31 Years} Gold hardware CC Turnlock Closure Texturized stud hardware Classic flap back pocket Quilted Leathe...
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1990s 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 31 Years} Gold hardware CC Turnlock Closure Texturized stud hardware Classic flap back pocket Quilted Leathe...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Quilted Black Lambskin Leather 2.55 Jumbo Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This bag is made with black diamond quilted lambskin leather. Featuring gold toned hardware, a gold toned chain interlace with leather, a flap with a Mademoiselle CC turn lock closur...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Quilted Caviar Leather Camera Bag with Gold Hardware,1996 - 1997.
By Chanel
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Chanel Vintage Tan Caviar Leather Camera Crossbody Bag with Gold Hardware. This highly coveted and rare collectible crossbody camera bag was produced between 1996 - 1997, baring a se...
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1990s Shoulder 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 27 Years} Gold hardware Calfskin leather Interwoven classic chain Made in Italy As seen on Bella ...
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1990s Belt Bags

Chanel Quilted Lambskin Vintage Fanny Pack Waist Belt Bum Bag, 1990s
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel vintage quilted leather fanny pack features gold hardware. 1991 {Vintage 31 Years} Gold Hardware Blue quilted lambskin leather CC logo medallion charm Zippered closure Waist...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Shoulder Bag SKU: 119697 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Serial number illegible due...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Shoulder Bag SKU: 119697 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Serial number illegible due...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Vintage Chanel shoulder bag black quilted lambskin, 2 handle chains, 1995s
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Stuttgart, DE
Vintage quilted shoulder bag with two handles. The pocket opening consists of a 25 cm long zip with a Chanel pendant. Inside one side pocket with zipper and one without. It is a very...
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel vintage collectible 1994 quilted black lambskin Duma CC logo backpack
By Chanel
Located in Antwerp, BE
Chanel Investment Piece! Stunning condition authentique Chanel vintage collectible 1994 quilted black lambskin Duma CC logo backpack Item Name: Chanel Vintage Quilted Black Lambskin ...
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1990s Backpacks

Quilted Vintage Military Canvas Throw Blanket
By Stephen Kenn
Located in Los Angeles, CA
After several years of using military canvas half shelters to upholster our sofas and chairs from The Inheritance Collection, we have accumulated a great deal of scrap material. Most...
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2010s American Arts and Crafts Quilts and Blankets

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Canvas

Chanel Black Quilted Vintage Headband
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel rare and collectible black quilted headband. Black, white and platinum lambskin. Excellent condition with original tag. One size fits all. Comes with original dust cover.
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21st Century and Contemporary Hats

Vintage Chanel Black Quilted Sunglasses
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
COLOR: Black ITEM CODE: 01450 94305 FRAME MATERIAL: Acetate MEASUREMENTS~ Arms: 130mm Lens width: 56mm Lens height: 50mm Bridge: 17mm COMES WITH: Sunglass case Made in Italy
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21st Century and Contemporary Sunglasses

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Backpack
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Backpack SKU: 117670 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Majority o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

Vintage Chanel Quilted Cuff Bracelet, 1980s
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Iconic vintage Chanel Matelasse cuff bracelet in gold plate from the 1980s. This collector's item features the signature Chanel quilted pattern all around. Cuff-style bracelet feat...
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Vintage 1980s Modern Cuff Bracelets

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Gold Plate

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H 1.5 in. W 2.6 in. D 2 in.
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Patent Vanity Shoulder Crossbody Quilted Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Patent Vanity Shoulder Bag 1991 {VINTAGE 30 Years} Gold hardware Classic Interwoven top handle Detachable classic interwoven chain strap Patent leather...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Patent Vanity Shoulder Crossbody Quilted Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Patent Vanity Shoulder Bag 1991 {VINTAGE 31 Years} Gold hardware Classic Interwoven top handle Detachable classic interwoven chain strap Patent leather...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Zipper Tote
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel black vintage shoulder tote with gold tone hardware. Super comfortable leather shoulder straps. Collection 1991/1994. Shoulder drop 14.5". Comes with hologram and original dus...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

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H 10 in. W 2.5 in. L 12.5 in.
Vintage Multi Colour Silk Quilted Jacket
Located in London, GB
A chic vintage winter warmer, a silk multi colour quilted jacket. The jacket is collarless, and gathered at the shoulders and cuffs. It is lined in black.
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1980s Jackets

Vintage CHANEL Logo Quilted Medallion Necklace
By Chanel
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage CHANEL Logo Diamond Multi Chain Necklace Measurements: Height: 1.85 inches (4.7 cm) Wearable Length: 15.55 inches (39.5 cm) Features: - 100% Authentic CHANEL. - Diamond s...
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Vintage 1980s Multi-Strand Necklaces

Vintage Japanese Multi-Color Quilted Blanket
By antique textiles galleries
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage Japanese multi-color quilted blanket. Size: 94" W x 82.5" L.
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Japonisme Quilts and Blankets

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Cotton

Vintage CHANEL Gripoix Quilted Cuff Bracelet
By Chanel
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage CHANEL Gripoix Quilted Cuff Bracelet Measurements: Height: inches (5.7 cm) Inner Circumference: 7.08 inches (18 cm) Features: - 100% Authentic CHANEL. - Quilted wide cuff b...
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20th Century Cuff Bracelets

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Diana Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Vintage Black Quilted Lambskin Diana Bag SKU: 118212 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Good Condition Comments: Good Condition. Scratches throughou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage 90's Black Diamond Quilted Briefcase
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage 90's Black Diamond Quilted Briefcase circa 1992 black lambskin diamond quilting single flat top handle front flap closure push-lock fastening main compartment interna...
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1990s Briefcases and Attachés

Chanel Vintage CC Logo Quilted Cuff Bracelet
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Iconic vintage Chanel Matelasse cuff bracelet with CC logo in gold plate from the 1980s. This collector's item features the signature Chanel quilted pattern all around. Cuff-style ...
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Vintage 1980s Modern Cuff Bracelets

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Gold Plate

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H 1.5 in. W 2.6 in. D 2 in.
Vintage Chanel Quilted Byzantine Cuff Bracelet, 1980s
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Vintage Chanel Matelasse hinged cuff bracelet in gold plate from the 1980s. This collector's item features the signature Chanel quilted pattern all around with a central decorative ...
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Vintage 1980s Byzantine Cuff Bracelets

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Gold Plate

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H 2.3 in. W 2.25 in. L 2.5 in.
Chanel Vintage Gold Toned Quilted Cuff Bracelet
By Chanel
Located in Nice, FR
CHANEL vintage gold toned cuff bracelet featuring the iconic CHANEL quilted design. Collection n°25 (year : 1990). Jewelry creative director : VICTOIRE DE CASTELLANE. Embossed CHAN...
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20th Century Cuff Bracelets

Vintage Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Camera Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Camera Bag in excellent condition. Black quilted caviar leather with quilted CC logo along front, gold hardware and woven chain and leather should...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage, Timeless Black Quilted Jersey Handbag
By Chanel
Located in Beaune, FR
Lovely Chanel timeless handbag in black quilted jersey bought in the early 80s in the Chanel Boutique located 19 Rue Cambon - 75001 Paris. Hardware in gilt metal, chain strap in gil...
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20th Century French Trunks and Luggage

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Metal

Chanel Vintage Button Tote Quilted Caviar Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Wear on base corners, zipper tape and in interior, moderate creasing on exterior, cracking on handle wax edge. Splitting on handle base wax edges, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Vintage CHANEL Logo Quilted Classic Black Belt
By Chanel
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage CHANEL Logo Quilted Classic Black Belt Measurements: Buckle Height: 3.38 inches (8.6 cm) Wearable Length: 29.33 inches to 31.30 inches (74.5 cm to 79.5 cm) Total Length: 37...
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20th Century Belts

Chanel Beige Quilted Leather Vintage Camera Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Beige Quilted Leather Camera Bag is in excellent vintage condition. The classic silhouette has all the quintessential Chanel design elements that make it a true...
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Late 20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Vintage CHANEL Logo Medallion Quilted Cuff Bracelet
By Chanel
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage CHANEL Logo Medallion Quilted Cuff Bracelet Measurements: Height: 2.55 inches (6.5 cm) Inner Circumference: 7.08 inches (18 cm) opening included Features: - 100% Authentic ...
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20th Century Cuff Bracelets

Vintage Chez Catherine Quilted Silk Blouse 1980s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage 1980s Chez Catherine Palm Beach silk blouse in dark chocolate brown with tan quilted band collar, yoke front and back, upper sleeves and cuffs. Pull on blouse closes at the f...
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1980s Blouses and Tops

Vintage Helena Rubinstein Tortoise Quilted Sunglasses France
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Vintage Helena Rubinstein tortoise quilted frame with gradient lenses. Made in France. Please notice this item is nearly 50 years old and may show minor sign of wear due to storage.
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1970s Sunglasses

CHANEL Vintage Copper Quilted Leather Bucket Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
CHANEL vintage Copper Quilted Leather Bucket Bag. Very convenient. This bucket bag closes with a zip. It is in quilted leather in copper color. It is carried over the shoulder by tw...
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Early 2000s Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

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H 9.06 in. D 4.73 in. L 7.88 in.
Vintage Handcrafted and Quilted Textile from India
By Rajhastani
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Hand embroidered and quilted textile from India. Backed with black linen. Fanciful Asian folk designs this distinctive quilt work is a true sense of artistic freedom. The major...
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20th Century Indian Anglo Raj Textiles

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Silk

Chanel Vintage Gold Quilted Bracelet - Circa 1970s
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel Vintage Gold Quilted Bracelet with hanging gold "CC" Charm. This bracelet is in fair vintage condition with the gold coloring coming off some pieces. Circa 1970s. Measurement...
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Vintage 1970s Chain Bracelets

Chanel Vintage Full Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Mini
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Marketplace Only. Broken closure hardware. Moderate wear, scuffs, discoloration, creasing and indentations on exterior and underneath flap. Wear and discoloration on strap...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Quilted LeatherBucket Shoulder Bag Tote
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
This beautiful Bag will come with a Certificate of Authenticity provided by Entrupy. The certificate will be provided at no further cost. Vintage Chanel quilted shoulder bag tote, f...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Diamond Quilted Navy Blue Velvet Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
RARE VINTAGE CHANEL VELVET DIAMOND QUILTED BACKPACK 1996 {VINTAGE 26 Years} Silver hardware Quilted Navy Blue Velvet Classic CC Turnlock Flap Closure Zippered closure Lambskin line...
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1990s Backpacks

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 28 Years} Gold hardware Double CC turnlock closure Small front pocket Interior black lambskin linin...
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1990s Backpacks

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

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Vintage Quilted For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage or contemporary vintage quilted 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 quilted may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 18th 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 Quilted?

Prices for a vintage quilted can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $130 and can go as high as $25,000, while, on average they fetch $2,970.

Chanel Biography and Important Works

In the years following the opening of her modest millinery shop, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel became 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. Today vintage Chanel handbags, jackets and evening dresses are among the most sought-after clothing and accessories for fashion lovers all over the world.

The first Chanel shop was established 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, Chanel's 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.

But 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 bags, evening dresses, shoes, jewelry and other clothing and accessories 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.