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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 Double Flap Maxi Bag Black Caviar with Gold Hardware 2018
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL Classic Double Flap Maxi Bag Black Caviar with Gold Hardware 2018. This stunning bag is in never worn condition, the bag still holds its original shape, and the hardware is s...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Maxi Flap Bag Camera Case Vintage
By Chanel
Located in Roosendaal, NL
From the collection of SAVINETI we offer this Chanel Maxi Flap Bag: - Brand: Chanel - Model: Maxi Flap Camera Case - Year: 1990s - Code: Half hologram (not entirely readable anymore)...
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1990s Chanel

1980s CHANEL Gold Toned Quilted CC Triple Chain Belt
By Chanel
Located in Bangkok, TH
1980s Chanel gold toned chain belt featuring draped triple chain front and two quilted CC logos. Adjustable hook fastening. It can be worn as a belt or a multi strand necklace. Stamp...
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1980s Chanel

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 Chanel

CHANEL So Black Chevron Classic Medium Double Flap Bag Black Lambskin Black HW
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL So Black Chevron Classic Medium Double Flap Bag Black Lambskin with Black Hardware 2015 Limited Edition. This stunning bag is still in excellent condition, the bag still hold...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Lilac Iridescent Metallic Diamond Quilted Leather Minaudiere
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Lilac Iridescent Metallic Diamond Quilted Leather Minaudiere - Stunning iridescent leather fading through a lilac-hued rainbow of tones including purple pink and sage green -...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

CHANEL Single Flap Maxi Bag Black Caviar with Silver Hardware 2010
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL Classic Single Flap Maxi Bag Black Caviar with Silver Hardware 2010. This stunning bag is in pristine condition, the bag still holds its original shape, and the hardware is s...
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2010s Chanel

CHANEL Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Navy Flap Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Navy Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin. The color is Navy. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Vintage...
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1980s Chanel

new CHANEL pearl white grosgrain toe cap two tone sling block heel EU38.5 C
By Chanel
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHANEL pearl white grosgrain toe cap two tone sling block heel EU38.5 C Reference: TGAS/B01097 Brand: Chanel Model: Two tone sling pump Material: Leather Color: White Pattern: So...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel 2018 Coco Neige Shearling Trimmed Quilted Suede Backpack
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Made in Italy, this beautiful 2018 Chanel ‘Coco Neige’ backpack has been made from cream shearling trimmed quilted tan suede exterior and matching interior with one zip leather pouch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel 09A Gold Cashmere Sequins Sweater Cardigan Coat
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
From Paris-Moscow. Cardi coat with gold and royal blue cashmere blend knit. Holographic sequins. Single breasted. Adorned with gold double-headed eagle buttons. Two patch pockets. De...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Covered CC Shopping Tote Stitched Caviar Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing on exterior, small mark near base, minor wear on base corners and strap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, Dust Bag Measurements: Hand...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Beige & White Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Trapeze Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Beige & White Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Trapeze Classic Single Flap Bag with Pouch Xupes Reference: HB4089 Serial Number: 1521910 Age (Circa): 1990 Accompanied By: Chanel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black Lambskin Camellia Clutch-on-Chain COC
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Lambskin Camellia Clutch-on-Chain COC Xupes Reference: HB4079 Serial Number: 7492899 Age (Circa): 2003 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag Authenticity Details: Serial Sti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Mushroom Brown Distressed Glossy Caviar Leather Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Mushroom Brown Quilted Textured Caviar Leather Shoulder Bag - Textured caviar calfskin leather in rich mushroom brown hue - Signature diamond quilted outer - Aged silver...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Beige Quilted Lambskin Vintage Top Handle Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Beige Quilted Lambskin Vintage Top Handle Mini Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB4095 Serial Number: 0738398 Age (Circa): 1988 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Authenticity Card Au...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel White/Black Quilted Leather CC Zip Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We all need something in our closets that will never go out of style. This CC bag is super classy and well-made that it is bound to last and give you ceaseless style. It has been cra...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Powder Blue Lambskin Small 19 Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Powder Blue Quilted Leather Small 19 Shoulder Bag - Stunning 2021 release in a light powder blue coloured leather, complemented by gold, silver & ruthenium-tone chain strap -...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Camel, Red, Magenta & Rust Suede Rhinestone Vintage Micro Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Camel, Red, Magenta & Rust Suede Rhinestone Vintage Micro Single Flap Bag Xupes Reference: CB383 Serial Number: 5959373 Age (Circa): 1997 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Bo...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Tan Caviar Wallet on Chain WOC
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Tan Caviar Wallet on Chain WOC in very good condition. Tan caviar leather exterior trimmed with woven gold chain and leather shoulder strap. Gold engraved zip pull on back ext...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Bicolour Logo Shearling Winter Headband
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Bicolour Logo Shearling Winter Headband - Chic winter headband featuring monchrome brand logo rendered in soft shearling - Cashmere lined for added luxury and comfort - ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Brown leather padded bag Chanel ( numbered)
By Chanel
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Brown leather padded bag
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1990s Chanel

CHANEL beige black leather VINTAGE Ballet Flats Shoes 38
By Chanel
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Chanel Vintage ballet flats in beige calfskin with a black tip. Have been worn and are in excellent condition. Measurements Imprinted Size 38 Shoe Size 38 Inside Sol...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Women Shoulder bags Timeless Navy, Red, Yellow Leather
By Chanel
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: The Timeless bag is Karl Lagerfeld's modern interpretation of the iconic 2.55 Chanel. This version features the rectangular shape, quilted pattern, double chain ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Women Shoulder bags Black Leather
By Chanel
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Cross body bag, leather, solid color, front logo, turn-lock closure, gold-tone hardware, external pocket, internal pockets, day bag Includes: - Authenticity car...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Beige Quilted Caviar Leather Medallion Tote
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Beige Quilted Caviar Leather Medallion Tote Xupes Reference: HB4075 Serial Number: 9789063 Age (Circa): 2005 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card Authenticity Details: Authentic...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

1995 Runway Chanel Rhinestone CC Chain Belt Necklace
By Chanel
Located in Bangkok, TH
1995 Runway Chanel chain belt in multicolored rhinestones featuring a rhinestoned CC Charm. Seen on supermodels Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista on the runway of Chanel Spring/Su...
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1990s Chanel

1980s Chanel Black Leather Quilted Medium Tote with Chain Handles
By Chanel, Chanel Boutique
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Stunning Chanel bag from the early 1980s. Soft black quilted lambskin leather with gold tone metal chain and leather straps and gold tone metal hardware. Small top flap closure with ...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Black Lambskin Bucket Drawstring Pearl Small Shoulder Bag SS 2021
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
From the Spring/Summer 2021 collection. This limited Edition Chanel bag is made with lambskin leather with diamond quilting in black. The bag features pearl embellishments, a chain i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

WOMENS DESIGNER Chanel Rue Cambon Tote
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
This Limited Edition Chanel Canvas Tote Bag is stunning and is made from canvas. Finished off with two leather shoulder straps.. Wear the bag handheld or as a shoulder bag. So soft t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Grey Aged Quilted Calfskin Leather 227 2.55 Reissue Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Grey Aged Quilted Calfskin Leather 227 2.55 Reissue Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB4007 Serial Number: 12322647 Age (Circa): 2012 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Box, Protectiv...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

2020 Chanel Evening Black Tweed Wool Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Chanel black tweed clutch bag featuring a top logo claps opening, gold-tone hardware, a diamond stitching, an inside silk lining, inside pockets. Circa 2020 Made in France. In excel...
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2010s Chanel

CHANEL Caviar Chain Shoulder Shopping Tote Bag Black Quilted
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Caviar Chain Shoulder Bag Shopping Tote Black Quilted. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary. The y...
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Early 2000s Chanel

The Coveted Chanel Timeless 23cm Shoulder bag in white quilted lambskin, GHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, IDF
Beautiful Chanel Timeless Medium 23cm handbag with double flap in white quilted lambskin leather, gold metal hardware, a golden metal chain handle intertwined with white leather allo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Classic shoulder bag in beige quilted lambskin and gold hardware
By Chanel
Located in Paris, IDF
Splendid Chanel Mini Classic bag in beige quilted leather, gold-tone metal trim, gold-tone metal chain handle intertwined with beige leather for a hand, shoulder or shoulder strap. C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

New Chanel Shearling Headband White with Box
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This headband from Chanel is really sought after. It keeps you warm and stays tight on your head Its brand-new and never worn and comes in the original Chanel box. On the front it's ...
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2010s Chanel

NEW Chanel Blush Pink Cashmere Mix Ruched Knit Pullover Top with Ruffle Trim
By Chanel
Located in Switzerland, CH
Classic Chanel knit top pullover Simply slips on Sleeveless Beautiful soft pink color Ruched details on collar and on sleeves CHANEL plate discreetly on the front with the signature ...
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2010s Chanel

Christian Dior Tweed Sleeveless Top
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior Tweed Sleeveless Top -Dior sleeveless fitted top. -Black, white and red wool tweed, baby pink and shiny threads. -Round neck. -Black silk lining. -Concealed ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Autumn / Winter 2003 Tweed Zip Up Jacket
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in London, GB
A Chanel autumn/winter 2003 tweed jacket with a zip that fastens up to the collar and is covered with a strap that is buttoned with a gunmetal button adorned with the house logo. Thi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Blue Ombré Quilted Patent Leather & Aged Calfskin Small Gabrielle Hobo
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Blue Ombré Quilted Patent Leather & Aged Calfskin Small Gabrielle Hobo SKU: 112458 MSRP: USD 5,000.00 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Condition Description: Handbag Condition: Ve...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Classic Full Flap shoulder bag in Taupe quilted leather and gold hardware
By Chanel
Located in Paris, IDF
Lovely Chanel Classic Mini Full Flap bag in taupe quilted lambskin leather, gold-tone metal hardware, taupe leather interlocking gold-tone metal chain for hand, shoulder or shoulder ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

WOMENS DESIGNER Chanel Classic Zip Wallet
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Beautiful, Timeless and Classic Zip around wallet by Chanel for sale in Aubergine caviar leather with silver hardware. A preloved item in used, good condition. BRAND Chanel F...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Deauville Tote Raffia Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Odor in interior. Heavy darkening and wear on exterior, small glue stains on front near handle base trim. Marks and minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Ac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel CC Logo Rain Boots
By Chanel
Located in Oakland, CA
This is a pair of Chanel cap-toe rain boots with CC logo and quilted sole detail. These are in good pre-owned condition. These have been worn and show a bit of scuffing in a couple ...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Dark Brown Metallic Wool Turtleneck Sweater
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Dark brown metallic wool turtleneck sweater by Chanel. Circa 2001. Long sleeves. Designer size 42. 30" bust, 23" shoulder width, 20" length. Condition: Pre-owned. Ex...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Timeless Medium double flap Shoulder bag in black quilted lambskin, GHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, IDF
Beautiful Chanel Timeless Medium 25cm handbag with double flap in black quilted lambskin leather, gold-tone metal hardware, a gold-tone metal chain handle interwoven with black leath...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel 2021 Logo Leather Sneakers EU 38 UK 5 US 8
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Part of Chanel's 2021 Collection, these low-top sneakers have been made from durable calfskin leather, they have the brand's logo on the back in leather and terry cloth and finished ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Coco Country Seagrass Camellia Large Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Coco Country Seagrass Camellia Bag is in excellent condition. The casual style is embellished with chic Chanel design elements. Neutral woven raffia large ba...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

WOMENS DESIGNER Chanel Large Deauville Caviar Leather - black
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
This Chanel large Deauville tote bag is in excellent condition. Carefully crafted from luxurious black caviar leather and silver studded details , the Chanel Deauville handbag is jus...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black Shearling CC Logo Earmuffs
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Black Shearling CC Logo Earmuffs - Crafted from soft black shearling with CC logo rendered in white Materials: Shearling PLEASE NOTE, THESE ITEMS ARE PRE-OWNED AN...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black Python CC Accordion Large Chain Tote Bag rt. $4,850
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Python CC Accordion Large Chain Tote Bag Made In: France Year of Production: 2008 Color: Black Hardware: Darkened silvertone Materials: Python snakeskin Lining: Black f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Textile Open Toe Booties
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
Chanel Textile Open Toe Booties From 2009. Excellent condition. No original packaging.
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Black, Gold and Royal Blue Lurex Dress
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
This contemporary Chanel dress, made of an eye-catching lurex in an abstract print of black, gold and blue. The silhouette is reminiscent of ancient Greek dress, from the curved coll...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Beige/Black Quilted Leather Cambon Ligne Bowler Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Radiate with elegance when you swing this Bowler bag from Chanel. Beautifully crafted from leather in beige, and designed with the CC logo on the side, this bag is a beauty. A zip cl...
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Early 2000s Chanel

CHANEL CC Black Lambskin Quilted Gold e Evening Carryall Shoulder Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1996 Collection Lambskin Leather Gold Hardware Leather Lining Measures 13.75" W x 12.25" H x 4.25" Strap Drop 10" 100% Authenticity Guaranteed by NEW...
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Late 20th Century Chanel

Chanel Maxi Black Caviar GHW Double Flap
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Black Maxi Caviar leather with gold hardware. Pristine mint condition. Black caviar leather is very durable and highly sought after. This is the largest size of the Classics. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Ivory Sleeveless Pleated Silk Globe buttons Top
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
Chanel Ivory Sleeveless Pleated Silk top w/ Bow Detail & Globe buttons Chanel Ivory Pleated Silk top w/ Bow Detail & Globe buttons Sz- 42 It has long pleats from the collar down t...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Women Pumps Black Leather EU 37.5
By Chanel
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Pumps, leather, solid color, suede, gold-tone hardware, square toe, branded insole, branded sole, tapered heel, mid heel, flowers application Includes: - Dust ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

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Questions About Chanel
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Depending on the bag's material, a vintage Chanel can be quite expensive. For instance, a vintage crocodile top handle bag costs around $130,000. The classic quilted leather bag is around $10,000.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Chanel Matelasse is a quilted Chanel bag. It's an emblem of the Chanel brand. Chanel Matelasse bags and other Chanel bags can be found on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    A Chanel tote's price can vary on the second depending on size, model, condition, and age. New Chanel small clutches start at around $1,900 while totes and other purses fetch $4,000-$5,000.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    A classic Chanel bag ranges from $3,500 to $6,000. A vintage classic Chanel flap bag can cost as much as $20,000 if it’s in good condition. Though Chanel offers the flap bags in a range of materials and designs in each collection, the ultimate classic flap bag is a quilted lambskin one.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Yes, Chanel is one of the most desirable luxury brands in the world. This top-class designer brand creates their products from quality raw materials and high production methods while employing some of the best-known talent in the fashion world. Find many Chanel accessories and apparel on 1stDibs.