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CHANEL (FRANCE)

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.


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CHANEL Bracelet Vintage 1990s
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Vintage 1990s Cuff Bracelet Incredible heart shaped cuff bracelet from the 1990s chanel archive Detail -Made in France for the 1993 Autumn Winter collection -Crafted from 24...
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1990s Chanel

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Gold Plate

Chanel High Jewelry White Gold and Diamond Bracelet, Les Intemporels Collection
By Chanel
Located in Boston, MA
A constellation of stars encircles the wrist in this spectacular, one-of-a-kind Chanel High Jewelry diamond bracelet. Comets, stars and moons were some of Coco Chanel’s favorite desi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

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 Chanel

Chanel Classic Three Row Gold Chain Belt with Chanel rue Cambon Paris Medallions
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld
Located in New Hope, PA
This classic three row Chanel gold toned chain belt has three large round medallions with the famous Paris address of her Chanel House, 31 rue Cambon on both sides. The hook used to...
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Late 20th Century Chanel

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: HB3802 Serial Number: 2582498 Age (Circa): 1994 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Box, Authent...
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1990s Chanel

A 1980s Vintage Chanel Magnifying Glass Sautoir Necklace
By Chanel
Located in Copenhagen, DK
An 80s vintage Chanel magnifying glass sautoir gold-toned necklace Chain length: 45 cm Pendant size: 5x5 cm
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1980s Vintage Chanel

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Diana Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Diana Classic Single Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3797 Serial Number: 3150811 Age (Circa): 1996 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card, Care ...
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1990s Chanel

1980s Chanel Gold Tone and Red Poured Glass Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Chanel clip on earrings from the 1980s. Beautifully ornate with square poured glass centres, trimmed in double twisted details. Circular rolled trim with small wave etched detailed. ...
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1980s Vintage Chanel

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Gilt Metal

1980s Chanel Wire Cuff with Multi Coloured Cabochons and Pearls
By Chanel
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Interesting and unique 1980s birds nest style Chanel cuff. Brass tone metal wire abstractly designed and molded into a cuff. Embellished with dark red, dark green, purple and yellow ...
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1980s Vintage Chanel

Chanel Vintage Metallic Gold Egg Minauderè Diamond Quilted Red Carpet Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Lambskin Quilted Tassel Clutch Gold Bag This stylish egg-shaped clutch is crafted of diamond stitched lambskin leather in gold. The clutch features a gold hardware and a hang...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel White Quilted Lambskin Classic Single Full Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL White Quilted Lambskin Classic Single Full Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3807 Serial Number: 1810704 Age (Circa): 1991 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Authenticity Card Aut...
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1990s Chanel

Unworn Chanel Sport Leather & Nylon Logo Ankle Boots, Fall-Winter 2000
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Geneva, CH
From the early Chanel Sport line, these never worn Chanel ankle boots have been made in Italy from white nylon, black and grey leather. Inspired by classic hiking styles, this lace-u...
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Early 2000s Chanel

1994 Chanel Red Caviar Leather Timeless Bucket Bag with Pouch
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Red Caviar Leather Timeless Bucket Bag with Pouch Xupes Reference: HB3623 Serial Number: 2355647 Age (Circa): 1994 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card, Pouch Authenticity Deta...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Burgundy, Black & Khaki Lambskin Medium Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Burgundy, Black & Khaki Lambskin Medium Classic Double Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3834 Serial Number: 18510245 Age (Circa): 2014 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card Authentic...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Ivory Quilted Lambskin Vintage Chain Around Timeless Frame Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Ivory Quilted Lambskin Vintage Chain Around Timeless Frame Bag Xupes Reference: HB3808 Serial Number: 3838967 Age (Circa): 1996 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Box, Authen...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Ivory Quilted Calfskin Leather Timeless Shoulder Tote
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Ivory Quilted Calfskin Leather Timeless Shoulder Tote Xupes Reference: HB3806 Serial Number: 27070943 Age (Circa): 2019 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card Authenticity Deta...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Classic Double Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3800 Serial Number: 2805831 Age (Circa): 1994 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Authenticity ...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Mini Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Mini Classic Single Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3810 Serial Number: 5135537 Age (Circa): 1999 Accompanied By: Care Booklet, Authenticity Card, ...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Full Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Full Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3812 Serial Number: 1687037 Age (Circa): 1991 Authenticity Details: Serial Sticker (Made in France) Ge...
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1990s Chanel

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 Chanel

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Medium Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Medium Classic Single Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3809 Serial Number: 4519644 Age (Circa): 1997 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Box, Authenticity Car...
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1990s Chanel

One Pair Of Chanel Button Earrings, Great Bold Scale.
By Chanel
Located in Buchanan, MI
One Pair Of Chanel Button Earrings, Great Bold Scale.
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20th Century Classical Greek Chanel

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 Chanel

Chanel Black Knit Mini Dress Size 34 French
By Chanel
Located in Port Hope, ON
This is a beautiful Chanel short dress in a discreet lurex knit. Long sleeves with a very deep v back. CC logo embroidered on the bottom of the dress Demure yet sexy. Fits a size ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

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

Chanel Pink Quilted Lambskin Classic Top Handle Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Pink Quilted Lambskin Classic Top Handle Shoulder Bag Xupes Reference: HB3841 Serial Number: 24022406 Age (Circa): 2018 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag Authenticity Detail...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black & Ivory Quilted Calfskin Leather Classic Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black & Ivory Quilted Calfskin Leather Classic Backpack Xupes Reference: HB3842 Serial Number: 25587261 Age (Circa): 2018 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Box, Authenticity ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Camellia Charm Pouch-on-Chain POC
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Camellia Charm Pouch-on-Chain POC Xupes Reference: HB3816 Serial Number: 19144476 Age (Circa): 2014 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Box, Authenticit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Timeless Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Timeless Shoulder Bag Xupes Reference: HB3819 Serial Number: 3089585 Age (Circa): 1994 Authenticity Details: Serial Sticker (Made in France) ...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Grey Chevron Quilted Studded Lambskin Envelope Wallet-on-Chain
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Grey Chevron Quilted Studded Lambskin Envelope Wallet-on-Chain Xupes Reference: HB3839 Serial Number: 26153695 Age (Circa): 2019 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Box, Authen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3840 Serial Number: 1363077 Age (Circa): 1991 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Authenticity Card Authentici...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Micro Mini Black Quilted Patent Leather Jewelry Box Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Micro Mini Black Quilted Patent Leather Jewelry Box Crossbody Bag Patent leather Black Leather interwoven chain strap Top lid opening with magnetic snap closure Gold tone har...
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2010s Chanel

Classic Chanel Gold Earings, Great Gutsy Scale.
By Chanel
Located in Buchanan, MI
Classic Chanel Gold Earings, Great Gutsy Scale.
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20th Century Classical Roman Chanel

Materials

Gold

A Chanel Blouse in Printed Silk Numbered 46641 Circa 1970
By Chanel
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1971 France Rare Chanel Haute Couture short blouse in printed silk, probably dating from the end of the Gabrielle Chanel period who died in 1971. Superb silk pekin alternating...
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1970s Chanel

Chanel Vintage Pumps Woven Shoes With Tan Leather Trim in Size 8.5
By Chanel
Located in Portland, OR
These late 1990s or early 2000's Chanel vintage shoes are made with basket woven leather and they have smooth leather trim, toes and heels. These Chanel pumps are labeled a size 8 an...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Classic Flap Pop Art No. 5 Caption Comic Lambskin Black Multicolor Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Pop Art No. 5 Caption Comic Shearling & Lambskin Flap Bag - Fall 2014 Runway Collection - Collector Limited Edition Bag - Black Shearling and Lambskin Leather Classic Flap B...
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2010s Chanel

Vintage Chanel Beaded Multi Strand Gold Intaglio Statement Necklace
By Chanel
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Impressive and scarce vintage Chanel Haute Couture necklace - choker comprised out of three braided strands of iridescent bronze/purple faceted glass beads. The center of the large n...
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1990s Byzantine Chanel

Materials

Gold

Chanel Rare Tweed Lambskin Quilted Mini Beauty Lock Multicolor Black Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
CHANEL Tweed Lambskin Quilted Mini Beauty Lock Flap Multicolor Black Excellent Like New Condition Includes Dust Bag And Authenticity Card Stunning Silver CC Pushlock Black leather w...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Graffiti Watercolor Limited Edition Tote Turquoise Nylon Beach Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Graffiti Watercolor Limited Edition Tote Turquoise Nylon Beach Bag Year: 2011 Silver hardware Removable brown double leather strap Double interwoven chain CC logo CC turnlock...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Black Lambskin Vintage Timeless Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Lambskin Vintage Timeless Shoulder Bag Xupes Reference: HB3818 Serial Number: 2531873 Age (Circa): 1994 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card Authenticity Details: Authen...
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1990s Chanel

Spectacular Three Leaf Gold And Faux Mabe Pearl Chanel Earings, Great Scale.
By Chanel
Located in Buchanan, MI
Spectacular Three Leaf Gold And Faux Mabe Pearl Chanel Earings, Great Scale.
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20th Century Classical Greek Chanel

Chanel Ombre Shopping Pop Art Gradient 2014 Runway Large Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Quilted metallic leather with resin details Includes: Box and authenticity card 2014 Interwoven retractable chain straps Single zip closure Microfiber interior lining One interior ma...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Classic Flap 2.55 Baby Pink Tweed Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Soft Pink Tweed Vintage 2.55 Double Classic Flap 2005 {VINTAGE 16 Years} Silver hardware CC turnlock logo Double flaps Tweed Height: 7"; Width:10.5" ; Depth: 3" Made in Fr...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Black Leather Slip On Italian Low Heel Flats Size 38.5 c 1990s
By Chanel
Located in Santa Barbara, CA
Chanel black leather slip-on Italian low heel flats Size 38.5 c 1990s The stylish Italian flats are constructed with smooth black matte leather designed with a square-shaped toe. Acc...
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Late 20th Century Chanel

Chanel Micro Mini Gold Quilted Lambskin Leather Jewelry Box Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Micro Mini Gold Quilted Lambskin Leather Jewelry Box Crossbody Bag Lambskin leather Gold Leather interwoven chain strap Top lid opening with magnetic snap closure Gold tone h...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Silk Floral Scarf
By Chanel
Located in Port Hope, ON
Gorgeous soft pink silk scarf. never worn. 35"
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Vintage Chanel Gold Swirl Pearl and Turquoise Statement Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Scarce large vintage Coco Chanel statement clip-on earrings, comprised out of satin gold metal in a swirl motif, the earrings feature large pearls at the center and large turquoise "...
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1990s Baroque Chanel

Materials

Pearl, Turquoise, Gold

Chanel 90's Runway Minaudière Vintage Rare Blue Green Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Minaudière Celeste Lucite Beaded Crystal Vintage Rare Blue Green Beads Spring 1997 Green/ blue /white bead design double delicate chains no lining Made in France
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1990s Chanel

Elegant Gold Tone Chanel Broach
By Chanel
Located in Buchanan, MI
Elegant Gold Tone Chanel Broach. Feel free to call as we have a nice selection of Chanel.
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20th Century Classical Greek Chanel

Materials

Gold

Chanel Rare Runway Quilted Classic Flap Bag Patent Hot Pink Fuschia Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Electric pink fuschia quilted patent leather clutch with rectangle metal frame Year: 2014 Metallic cc logo Satin interior lining Zippered back pocket 10.5" W x 5.5" H x 2" D Made in...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Black Vanity Case Limited Edition Rare Home Decor Cosmetic Jewelry Box
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Limited Edition Pearl Lambskin Quilted Leather Rare Jewelry Box Vanity Case Home Decor Gold hardware Quilted Lambskin leather CC studded pearl drawer knob Features removable ...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Lime Green Quilted Satin Leather Tassel Camera Bag, 1990s
By Chanel
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Although Chanel certainly has a signature look, when it comes to handbags, the house has been sure to come up with a variety of styles and sizes that makes it easy to find the perfec...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Blue and Pink Sapphire "Byzantine" Band Ring
By Chanel
Located in Greenwich, CT
"Byzantine" wide band ring, set with graduating calibre blue and pink sapphires on one side and a single pink sapphire on the opposite side, mounted in 18k yellow gold, numbered 6110...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Materials

Sapphire, Yellow Gold

Chanel Shopping Tote Duffle Cc Sport Line Beige Nylon
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Very good. Small marks on base and handles, slight discoloration and wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 8-14...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Limited Edition Resort Fringe Mesh Black Leather Large Tote Rare Soldout
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel large fringe resort tote with black mesh 2011 Classic silver hardware interwoven chain Crochet mesh nylon fabric Strap drop 25" 15" H x 16" W x .5" D Made in Italy Conditio...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Mesh Chainmail Lambskin Quilted Tote Bag Small
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel black mesh chain soft lambskin quilted tote Year: 2008 Antique silver hardware Mesh chain strap with Chanel engraved on base Mesh print large CC zipper pull Grey satin micro...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Classic Flap Large Jumbo Quilted Saddle Brown Nubuck Leather Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Caramel Brown Nubuck Quilted Leather Saddle Crossbody Bag Diamond stitched nubuck leather Ruthenium classic interwoven chain Satin-canvas interior lining Main interior slide ...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Modern Thick Chunky Chain Exotic Python Metallic Blue Hobo Slouchy Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel metallic blue exotic python hobo with chunky chain handle. 2007 {VINTAGE 14 Years} Silver hardware Metallic blue python Crochet diamond stitching Thick chunky chain detail 1...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Two Tone Black and White Flap Bag Rare Limited Edition
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Two Tone Black and White Flap Bag Rare Limited Edition 2006 {VINTAGE 15 Years} Gold tone hardware Resin shoulder chain Mademoiselle re-issue oversized turn lock Lambskin qui...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Small Rare Tweed Cream Beige Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel small cream and grey and multi color tweed with large CC logo and interlocking clasp 2004 {VINTAGE 17 Years} Antique silver hardware Interwoven chain Interior center pocket ...
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Early 2000s Chanel

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