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Chanel

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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, Chanel 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. Her 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.

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Designer: Chanel
Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Jumbo Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Jumbo Classic Double Flap Bag Model- Jumbo Classic Double Flap Bag Product Type- Crossbody, Shoulder Serial Number- 15****** Age- Circa 2011 Acco...
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2010s Italian Chanel

Chanel By Karl Lagerfeld Perforated "CC" Fingerless Leather Glove
By Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel
Located in Geneva, CH
Impossible not to think of Karl Lagerfeld while seeing this Chanel fingerless glove ! Inseparable from Karl's iconic look, mittens are naturally to be found in the collections he des...
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2010s French Chanel

Chanel CC Buttons Lesage Tweed Jacket 46 FR
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
Chanel navy lesage tweed jacket with CC buttons. Boutique price ca. 9,000$ Size mark 46 FR. Pristine condition.
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Rarest Paris / Bombay Runway Leather Jacket
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
Stunning, rare Chanel burgundy leather jacket from Runway of Paris / BOMBAY Collection, 2012 Metiers d'Art Boutique price ca. 10,000$ - price on ebay 8,000$ - CC logo jewel 'elephant...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel New Paris / Cosmopolite Ribbon Tweed Jacket
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
One of the most recognisable Chanel jacket from Paris / COSMOPOLITE Collection, 2017 metiers d'Art As seen in Adverts all over the world! Boutique price over 11,000$ Size mark 42 FR....
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2010s Chanel

Chanel 5K New Paris / Salzburg Alpine Motifs Cardi Jacket
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
New stunning Chanel steel gray cardigan with alpine tyrolean motifs -- from Runway of Paris / SALZBURG Collection, 2015 Metiers d'Art Boutique price over 4,800$ - CC logo DEAR button...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel 2015 Paris Dubai Lambskin Night Gas Tank Jerry Can
By Chanel
Located in Honolulu, HI
Chanel 2015 Paris Dubai Lambskin Night Gas Tank Jerry Can Included accessories: Dust bag Measurements: Shoulder Strap Drop: 14" Height: 11" Width: 9.25" Depth: 5.25" Color: Metalli...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel New Super Rare CC Jewel Eagle Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
New, Extremely rare Chanel flap bag on chain with CC Logo Jewel Eagle! Price at farfetch over 10,000$ for a used item with flaws. This bag is new, has never been worn. Comes with du...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Black Caviar Grand Shopper Tote GST Bag SHW 67454
By Chanel
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Store item: 67454 For 20 years, Boutique Patina has specialized in sourcing and curating the most pristine vintage and collectible accessories by searching closets around the world. ...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Icon Billboard Ribbon Tweed Trench
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
Luxurious Chanel beige trench made of most precious Lesage ribbon tweed! Retail price over 14,000$ As seen in Ad Campaign and on Billboards around the world! - CC logo tweed buttons ...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel 2020 Famous Chain Trim Fluffy Jacket
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
Hard to get iconic Chanel pink fluffy cardi jacket from 2020 Cruise Collection, 20C Retail price over 5,000$ -- instantly sold out in boutiques worldwide! SO recognisable, seen on ma...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel 2016 Paris Seoul Brown Tortoise Minaudière Evening Clutch Bag 66738
By Chanel
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Store item: 66738 Chanel 2016 Paris Seoul Brown Plexiglass Minaudière Evening Clutch Bag From Lagerfeld's 2016 Cruise Collection Paris Seoul runway. Rare. In brown tortoise plexig...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel 2018 Green Sequin Jumbo Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Atlanta, GA
Make a dazzling statement with Chanel's green sequin flap bag, adorned with silver hardware and a signature CC turnlock. A zippered pocket within the leather interior ensures your es...
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2010s French Chanel

NIB Chanel 23C Monaco Slot Machine Casino Minaudière Evening Clutch Bag 67196
By Chanel
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Store item: 67196 NIB Chanel 23C Monaco Slot Machine Casino Minaudière Evening Clutch Bag The most desirable and hard to find of the three minaudière clutch bags from 2023 cruise. I...
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1980s Chanel

Chanel CC Heart Patch Cashmere Jumper
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
Chanel ecru cashmere thick jumper with CC Heart Patch at sleeve -- from Paris / MIAMI Cruise COolection. Size mark 42 FR.
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Resort 2015 Camel Boucle Cape Shoulder Gripoix Button Jacket
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in London, GB
Stunning Chanel jacket from the Resort 2015 collection. Worn once and then carefully stored. Made from boucle textured camel coloured wool with stunning glass gripoix buttons. It ha...
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2010s French Chanel

Chanel New Fluffy Cute Jacket
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
Super cute, fluffy Chanel beige faux fantasy fur jacket with 100% cashmere thick lining. - CC two-way zippers at front Size mark 38 fr. Never worn.
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2010s Chanel

Rare Chanel 2000 Vintage Rattan Wicker Mini Flap Bag 24k GHW 67780
By Chanel
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Store item: 67780 Rare Chanel 2000 Vintage Rattan Wicker Mini Flap Bag 24k GHW is a true collector's piece. If you know you know - a bag that will rarely if ever show up especially i...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel 19A Black All About Chains Pearl Fanny Pack Bag GHW 67686
By Chanel
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Store item: 67686 Effortlessly chic and Chanel are their waist bag/fanny packs. Released limited edition for the 2019 Chanel Métiers d'Art Paris-New York, a collection inspired by t...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel New Paris / Cuba Runway Jeans
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
New famous Chanel jeans from Runway of Paris / CUBA 2017 Cruise collection. Condition: NEW, Tags attached (including price tag of of 2,200€) - blue washed denim with green fading tra...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Vintage Spring/Summer 1994 Ecru Ivory Cream Black Scoubidou 94P Jacket
By Chanel
Located in Jersey City, NJ
In Chanel's Spring-Summer 1994 collection, Karl Lagerfeld brought a fresh perspective to the classic suit. The first look from this iconic collection was the legendary ivory suit...
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1990s French Chanel

Chanel Miroslava Duma Style New Oversized Coat
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
New Chanel pink and grey oversized coat from Paris / EDINBURGH Collection. As seen on Miroslava Duma! Retail price 7,680$ - CC logo lionhead buttons Size mark 38 FR. Never worn.
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2010s Chanel

Chanel New Paris / New-York CC Jewel Buttons Tweed Jacket
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
Absolutely stunning Chanel lesage tweed jacket with Camellias from Paris / NEW-YORK Collection, Metiers d'Art Retail was over 9,000$ Size mark 46 fr. Never worn! Masterpiece details ...
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2010s Chanel

Pristine Chanel Black 225 Reissue Small 2.55 Flap Bag 24k GHW 67274
By Chanel
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Store item: 67274 Chanel collectors know how hard it is to find reissue flaps in pristine condition, with sleek panels and no creasing. Established 20 years ago, Boutique Patina has ...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel CC Logo 4 Pockets Braided Trim Tweed Jacket Blazer 08A 2008 New With Tag
By Chanel
Located in Merced, CA
Chanel Cc logo tweed jacket with braided trim jacket blazer. It is adorned with 4 front pockets and Chanel interlocking CC logo buttons. It ha...
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Early 20th Century French Chanel

Chanel Spring 2001 Rubber Logo & Clover Belt Silverbuckle Vintage
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Алматинский Почтамт, KZ
Chanel Spring 2001 Rubber Logo & Clover Belt Silver buckle Vintage Size ONE SIZE Spring 2001 Collection - - length 74 cm, width 2 cm This is an orig...
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Early 2000s French Chanel

Chanel New 2022 Fall Runway CC Jewel Buttons Tweed Jacket
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
Look # 7 from Catwalk of 2022 Fall Chanel Collection, 22A New Chanel tweed jacket in gorgeous pastel pink / dusty rose colour. - marvellous CC logo jewel Gripoix buttons at front and...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Statement CC Buttons Black Tweed Jacket
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
Timeless and iconic Chanel black tweed jacket with CC logo tweed buttons from Paris / Edinburgh Collection, metiers d'Art - signature braided trim - tow flap pockets - black silk lin...
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2010s Chanel

2000s Chanel Camellia Chantilly Lace Top with Ruffle Cravat
By Chanel
Located in Kingston, NY
Fabulous black camellia detailed Chantilly lace sleeveless round neck top. Lined in a soft nudish pink lace that shows through. Sz 44 / US12 / Large
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Early 2000s French Chanel

Chanel Paris / Edinburgh Jewel Gripoix Buttons Tweed Coat
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
Gorgeous, collectible Chanel lesage tweed coat from Runway of Paris / EDINBURGH Collection, 2013 metiers d'Art Boutique price over 10,000$. Size mark 36 FR. Condition is pristine. - ...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel New Iconic Paris / Dallas Fringed Poncho
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
New Iconic Chanel poncho with fringe detail from Runway of Paris / DALLAS Collection, 2014 metiers d'Art As seen on Drake, Kristen Stewart, Anna dello Russo! - CC logo 'star' adornme...
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2010s Chanel

S/S 2005 Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Metallic White Tweed Above-Knee Dress
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in North Hollywood, CA
S/S 2005 Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld metallic white tweed above-knee dress. Square neck sleeveless dress with fringe trim and concealed back zip closure, with two pearlescent Chanel 'CC...
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Early 2000s Chanel

CHANEL Vintage 90s CC Logo Silk Satin Purse
By Chanel
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
Vintage Chanel brown moire effect watered silk top handle mini purse circa 1999. Gold CC logo turnlock hardware enclosure. Two inserts and inner zip pocket. Perfect size for phone, ...
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1990s Italian Chanel

Chanel Rare Collectible Vintage Tweed Coat with Belt
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
Rare, Collectible Chanel tweed coat with logo belt from 2000 Fall Collection by Karl Lagerfeld. - CC logo buttons - tonal silk lining Size mark 38 FR. Kept unworn, condition of a new...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Vintage F/W 1993 Navy Midnight Blue Sequin Gold CC 93A Jacket
By Chanel
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Introducing an exquisite piece of fashion history: the rare Chanel jacket from the iconic Fall/Winter 1993 collection. This elegant piece boasts shimmering tonal sequins, signature g...
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1990s French Chanel

Chanel Vintage Spring/Summer 1996 Black CC Logo Velour T-Shirt Top
By Chanel
Located in Jersey City, NJ
This vintage Chanel Spring/Summer 1996 black t-shirt is a rare piece crafted from luxurious velour material featuring the iconic CC logo all over. Its versatile design, featuring a b...
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1990s French Chanel

CHANEL AL639 05C Size 4 Cream Boucle Cotton Blend Jacket
By Chanel
Located in San Francisco, CA
CHANEL jacket comes in a cream boucle cotton blend with a full monogram liner featuring a notch lapel, camelia pin detail, silver tone buttons, and a three button closure. Made in Fr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

CHANEL Trendy CC Bag Small Navy Blue Lambskin Ruthenium Hardware 2015
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL Trendy CC Top Handle Bag Small Navy Blue Lambskin with Ruthenium Hardware 2015 – 15B. This stunning bag is in very good condition, the bag still holds its shape very well, an...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Red Quilted Shiny Caviar Leather Medallion Square Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Chanel Red Quilted Shiny Caviar Leather Medallion Square Mini Flap Bag Brand- Chanel Model- Square Mini Flap Bag Product Type- Crossbody, Shoulder Serial Number- KX****** Age- Circa...
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2010s Italian Chanel

Vintage Rare 90's CHANEL Mademoiselle Comic Clutch - "JUST A DROP OF NO. 5"
By Chanel
Located in Iba, PH
Iconic and extremely hard-to-find Chanel Mademoiselle Comic Clutch. One of the rarest vintage CHANEL purses that features CHANEL Mademoiselle portrait print saying "𝒥𝓊𝓈𝓉 𝒶 𝒟𝓇�...
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1990s Italian Chanel

Chanel Black & Red Quilted Lambskin Large Le Boy
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Chanel Black & Red Quilted Lambskin Large Le Boy Brand- Chanel Model- Large Le Boy Product Type- Crossbody, Shoulder Serial Number- 17****** Age- Circa 2012 Accompanied By- Chanel D...
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2010s Italian Chanel

Chanel Super Rare 64-K Gold Buttons Tweed Jacket
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
Extremely rare, collectible Chanel beige tweed jacket with quilted suede detail from 1990 Fall Collection by Karl Lagerfeld. Prices on other sources start from 5,000$ for similar. -...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Pre-owned 2014 logo print transparent tote bag
By Chanel
Located in L'ESCALA, ES
CHANEL Pre-Owned 2014 logo-print transparent tote bag Known for transforming Paris' Grand Palais exhibition hall for their fantastical catwalk shows each season, Chanel created their...
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2010s British Chanel

CHANEL P23159V13825 Size 4 Red White Cotton Blend Single breasted Jacket
By Chanel
Located in San Francisco, CA
CHANEL 2004 jacket comes in a red and white boucle cotton blend with a full monogram liner featuring a notch lapel, chanel logo buttons detail, and a three button closure. Made in Fr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Icon 2020 Victoria Ceretti Ad Campaign Tweed Jacket
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
As seen on Victoria Ceretti in Ad Campaign! One of the most recognisable jackets from Chanel 2020 Cruise COCO EXPRESS Collection, 20C - CC logo buttons - iconic 4-pockets silhouette ...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel 13K Maxi Silk CC Logo Dress
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
Luxurious Chanel black maxi silk dress with CC logo pattern -- today's boutique price for similar item is over 12,000€ - CC logo buttons - lambskin leather details Size mark 34 FR. K...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Resort Summer Denim Diamond Stitch Fringe Beach Shopping Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Beach Shopping Tote Bag Pool Resort Fringe Large Travel Shoulder Bag Canvas diamond stitch exterior with fringe detail CC embroidery...
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2010s Italian Chanel

CHANEL Shopping in Fabrics Black Tweed Robot Tote Bag Silver Hardware 2017
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL Shopping in Fabrics Black Tweed Robot Tote Bag with Silver-Tone Hardware 2017 – 17S. This stunning tote is still in very good condition, and the hardware is still very clean ...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel New Iconic CC Logo Teddy Jumper
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
New Iconic Chanel CC Logo Teddy jumper from Runway of 2019 Fall -- Karl Lagerfeld's very last winter collection! - As seen in wardrobes of many celebs! Size mark 34 FR. Never worn.
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2010s Chanel

New 2022 Runway Logo Ribbon Tweed Black Jacket
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
Luxurious Chanel black jacket with interwoven logo ribbons from Runway of fresh 2022 Pre-Fall Collection, Metiers d'Art Size mark 38 FR. Never worn. - CC logo jewel Gripoix buttons -...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Claudia Schiffer Paris / Miami Iconic Dress
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
As seen on Supermodel Claudia Schiffer! New iconic Chanel ecru tweed dress with signature bow from Runway of Paris / MIAMI Cruise Collection - CC logo heart buttons - tonal silk lini...
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2010s Chanel

CHANEL Trendy CC Bag Small Blue Lambskin Light Gold Hardware 2017
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL Trendy CC Top Handle Bag Small Blue Lambskin with Light Gold-Tone Hardware 2017. This stunning bag is in very good condition, the bag still holds its original shape, and the ...
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2010s Chanel

CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Classic Single Full Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Classic Single Full Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB5225 Serial Number: 1397568 Age (Circa): 1990 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Authentici...
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1990s French Chanel

Chanel 2004 Sakura Pink Caviar Medium Classic Double Flap Bag SHW 67868
By Chanel
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Store item: 67868 The Chanel 2004 Sakura Pink Caviar Medium Classic Double Flap Bag SHW is arguably one of the most famous pinks released by Chanel in Lagerfeld's history, and harde...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Red Lizard Leather Vintage Timeless Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Chanel Red Lizard Leather Vintage Timeless Mini Flap Bag Brand- Chanel Model- Timeless Mini Flap Bag Product Type- Crossbody, Shoulder Serial Number- 89**** Age- Circa 1989 Accompan...
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1980s Italian Chanel

Chanel Olive Grey Patent Leather Jumbo Double Flap Classic 2.55
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Olive Grey Patent Leather Jumbo Double Flap Classic 2.55 in excellent condition. Patent leather exterior in signature diamond quilt pattern trimmed with silver hardware. Woven...
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2010s Chanel

A Gabrielle Chanel Couture Woollen & golden lamé skirt suit Circa 1968-1970
By Chanel
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1968-1970 France Beautiful wool and pink and gold lamé skirt and blouse suit attributed to Gabrielle Chanel Haute Couture Circa 1960/1970 (see l...
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1960s French Chanel

Chanel Blue Glazed Calfskin Quilted Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Blue Glazed Calfskin Quilted Tote Bag in very good condition. Blue glazed quilted calfskin leather trimmed with antiqued brass and silver hardware. double chain and leather sh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

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    Chanel Mademoiselle perfume smells like orange, jasmine, rose, patchouli and vetiver. It is quite a bold and fresh scent.
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    Chanel doesn’t have a specific men’s shoe division but they do have a sneakers line that can be worn by any gender. These sneakers come in a variety of colors with different fabrics and all feature Chanel’s outstanding quality. On 1stDibs, find a collection of Chanel shoes and other accessories from some top sellers around the world.
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    Yes, you can buy Chanel clothing, bags, perfumes and accessories online, although Chanel’s website doesn’t sell them directly. Online boutiques, auction sites and luxury resale platforms sell both vintage and new Chanel bags and other items, but authenticity is always a concern when buying online, so it’s important to purchase from a reputable seller that properly vets the origin and authenticity. An authentic Chanel bag sold online will never be cheap, but a high price tag doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the real thing. Find a collection of expertly vetted Chanel garments, accessories and handbags from some of the world’s top reputable boutiques on 1stDibs.
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    The value of Chanel bags has been steadily increasing for years. This is because each year, they make a “limited run,” which means that there are only so many available to purchase from the Chanel store or expertly vetted platforms from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.

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