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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, 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.

Iconic Designs from Chanel
Explore timeless pieces that have earned their place in history.
Classic 11.12 Handbag
Classic 11.12 Handbag
Boy Chanel Handbag
Boy Chanel Handbag
2.55 Handbag
2.55 Handbag
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Designer: Chanel
Chanel Gold-Tone Horse Riding Motif Medallion Necklace Belt, 1990s
By Chanel
Located in Praha 2, Hlavní město Praha
Chanel gold-tone horse riding motif medallion necklace belt, made in France, 1990s. The belt is stamped. Very classic and great for everyday wear. Origin: France Size: total length ...
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1990s French Chanel

Chanel So Black Chevron Quilted Lambskin Mini Rectangular Classic Flap
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel So Black Chevron Quilted Lambskin Mini Rectangular Classic Flap SKU: 124204 Condition: Pre-owned Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Light scuffin...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Chanel

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin 19 Maxi Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin 19 Maxi Flap Bag SKU: 124930 MSRP: 6900.00 Condition: Pre-owned Handbag Condition: Excellent Condition Comments: Excellent Condition. Pl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chanel

CHANEL Black Leather Combat Boots with Trim and Faux Pearl CC Details SZ 36- 6
By Chanel
Located in Sanford, FL
CHANEL Black Leather Combat Boots with Trim and Faux Pearl CC Details - SZ 36- 6 Description These Chanel combat boots are crafted with black leather. They are designed with laces ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chanel

CHANEL New w/ Tags 20S Paris Print Pastel Shorts 34 US 2
By Chanel
Located in Sanford, FL
CHANEL - New w/ Tags - 20S Paris Print Pastel Shorts - Beige, Pink, Blue, Yellow, Purple, Orange - 34 - XS - Bottoms Description These Chanel shorts are from the 2020 Summer Spring...
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20th Century Italian Chanel

CHANEL 4 Pocket Blazer Plaid Tweed Jacket 40 US 10 03P Wool CC Buttons 2003
By Chanel
Located in Sanford, FL
CHANEL - Excellent - Vintage 03P Diagonal Wool Tweed Blazer - Sea Foam, Pink, Burnt Orange, White, Army Green, Gold-Toned Hardware - 40- US 10 - Jacket Description This vintage Cha...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Chanel

CHANEL Vintage Mini Handcuff Wristlet Clutch Black / Beige / Gold Ring
By Chanel
Located in Sanford, FL
CHANEL - Vintage Mini Handcuff Wristlet Clutch - Black / Beige / Gold Ring Description Vintage, Spring 2002 Collection by Karl Lagerfeld Quilted Pattern Gold-Tone Hardware Wrist S...
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Early 2000s French Chanel

CHANEL CC Quilted Leather Flap Ecru/ Gold-tone Shoulder Bag/ Crossbody
By Chanel
Located in Sanford, FL
CHANEL - CC Quilted Leather Flap - Ecru/ Gold-tone - Shoulder Bag/ Crossbody Description This Chanel handbag is crafted with ecru quilted leather and features a classic interlockin...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Chanel

CHANEL 19P CC Logo Belted Long Cotton Textured PInk Shorts 38 US M
By Chanel
Located in Sanford, FL
CHANEL - Excellent - 19P CC Logo Belted Long Cotton Textured Shorts - Pink - 38 US Medium - Bottoms Description 2019 Spring Summer Pre-Collection. Cotton textured shorts with seam ...
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2010s Italian Chanel

CHANEL- Mini Black / Gold Camellia Flower Patent Leather Single Flap Crossbody
By Chanel
Located in Sanford, FL
CHANEL- Mini Black / Gold Camellia Flower - Patent Leather Single Flap Crossbody Description Chanel Camellia Flap Bag by Karl Lagerfeld from the early 2000s. This crossbody bag fea...
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Early 2000s Italian Chanel

CHANEL VTG 90s Black Quilted Leather CC Chain Belt Mini Bag / Fanny Pack
By Chanel
Located in Sanford, FL
CHANEL - VTG 90s Black Quilted Leather CC Chain Belt Mini Bag / Fanny Pack Description This Chanel belt bag was featured in an ad campaign on supermodel Claudia Schiffer in the ea...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Chanel

Chanel Timeless CC Red Shoulder Bag in Quilted Caviar
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This chic and sophisticated Chanel Beige Quilted Caviar Leather Timeless CC Shoulder Bag is made for everyday elegance. This durable and hot red quilted caviar leather features a sle...
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Early 2000s French Chanel

Chanel Black Cami Crop-Top
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Get your hands on the most iconic elevated basic done by Chanel for the 2007 Autumn Collection. Chanel is an expert at the simply beautiful. This is an adorable and feminine black cr...
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Early 2000s Italian Chanel

Chanel Black Lambskin Triple Chain Hobo
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Black Lambskin Triple Chain Hobo SKU: 123535 Condition: Pre-owned Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Faint scuffing througho...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Chanel

Chanel Quilted Waist Pouch Bum Summer Lambskin Cross Body Bag CC-B0420P-0005
By Chanel
Located in Downey, CA
The super rare CHANEL Black NOIR Quilted CC Logo Lambskin Waist Pouch Bum Bag. This stylish waist bag is finely crafted of diamond quilted Black lambskin leather. The bag features a ...
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2010s Italian Chanel

Brown cashmere skirt with pocket on the side Chanel
By Chanel
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Brown cashmere skirt with pocket on the side. Zip in the top middle back and bottom middle back. Branded buttons. SIZE 38
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Early 2000s French Chanel

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Mini Square Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Mini Square Classic Flap Bag SKU: 123034 Condition: Pre-owned Handbag Condition: Mint Condition Comments: Mint Condition. Plastic at som...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel CC Shopping Tote Denim Large
By Chanel
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing on exterior and strap, minor wear and small marks in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Measurements: Handle Drop 4", Height 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Jumbo XL Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Jumbo XL Classic Single Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB4645 Serial Number: 3781102 Age (Circa): 1994 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card, Care Bookl...
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1990s French Chanel

2003 Chanel Black Leather Wild Stitch Surpique Bowler Bag
By Chanel
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Designed in 2003 by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, this small Surpique bowler bag would be a wonderful addition to your collection. Supple black leather with beige quilted top stitching....
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Early 2000s Italian Chanel

Chanel Silver Quilted Caviar Wallet On Chain
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Silver Quilted Caviar Wallet On Chain SKU: 122665 Condition: Pre-owned Handbag Condition: Mint Condition Comments: Mint Condition. No signs of wear. Final sale...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Marigold Camellia Velvet Classic Square Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Marigold Camellia Velvet Classic Square Mini Flap Bag SKU: 121559 MSRP: 3900.00 Condition: Pre-owned Handbag Condition: Excellent Condition Comments: Excellent...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Logo Printed Black Graffiti Denim Jeans (Size 30) 2022
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
COLOR: Black / multi MATERIAL: Denim; Cotton ITEM CODE: P58468K076660 94305 SIZE: 38 MEASURES Waist: 30” Hip: 34” Rise: 12” Inseam: 28” Leg Opening: 14" CONDITION: Excellent - like...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chanel

Chanel Filigree Vanity Case PVC with Lambskin Small
By Chanel
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Very good. Scuffs on exterior, minor wear on base corners and strap, small mark on clochette. Pilling along zipper tape, light wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Acc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Printed Calfskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Marketplace Only. Repainted exterior. Loss of shape on base and rear, moderate wear and darkening on exterior and shoulder pad, small glue stains on front opening corners....
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

CHANEL Beige Caviar Leather Medallion Tote
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Beige Caviar Leather Medallion Tote Xupes Reference: CB715 Serial Number: 11546870 Age (Circa): 2008 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag Authenticity Details: Serial Sticker (Ma...
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Early 2000s Italian Chanel

Chanel Large Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, QC
This practical luxurious purse comes in gorgeous grey lambskin. Excellent Condition. LXRandCo guarantees this is an authentic vintage Chanel Large Boy Bag shoulder bag.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chanel

Chanel Classic Round Coin Purse Goatskin Pink Goatskin Condition Details:
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
Chanel Classic Round Coin Purse Goatskin Pink Goatskin Condition Details: Odor in interior. Darkening, wear, small marks and creasing on exterior, peeling and splitting on zipper pu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Jumbo Classic Double Flap
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Jumbo Classic Double Flap SKU: 120359 MSRP: 9500.00 Condition: Pre-owned Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Cond...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Teal Quilted Caviar Classic Card Holder on Chain
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Teal Quilted Caviar Classic Card Holder on Chain SKU: 119454 Condition: Pre-owned Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Scuffin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Jacket and Skirt Suit in Black Wool With Silk Lining Cruise Resort 1996
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Portland, OR
This is a wonderful vintage black wool Chanel suit designed by Karl Lagerfeld for the 1996 Cruise / Resort collection. The outfit includes a skirt and a double breasted jacket with a...
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1990s French Chanel

Chanel Beige Lambskin Rodeo Drive Hobo
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Beige Lambskin Rodeo Drive Hobo is in pristine condition. Substantial chunky chain details and a spacious silhouette make this a perfect everyday bag for year-...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Floral Camellia CC Logo Print as 2022 Dress with Ruffle Details 40
By Chanel
Located in Switzerland, CH
The perfect CHANEL summer dress in a soft cotton fabric, flattering cut and a discreet logo print immediately recognized by other CHANEL lovers! Chanel did a revival of this print i...
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Early 2000s French Chanel

CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Diana Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Diana Classic Single Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB4685 Serial Number: 3419309 Age (Circa): 1994 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag Authentic...
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1990s French Chanel

Chanel Metallic Lambskin Quilted Coco Punk Cube Bag With Chain
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Metallic Lambskin Quilted Coco Punk Cube Bag With Chain SKU: 122116 Condition: Pre-owned Handbag Condition: Excellent Condition Comments: Excellent Condition. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Beige Mademoiselle East-West Flap
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Go glam with this gorgeous Chanel Mademoiselle East-West Flap, crafted in beige diamond-quilted lambskin leather with contrast stitching, featuring a silver-tone chain link shoulder ...
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Early 2000s Italian Chanel

1990’s Chanel Cream Lace & Bouclé Wool 5pc RTW Skirt Suit
By Chanel
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Stunning Chanel suit from the 1990s. Classic in shape and style with white lace complimenting the cream boucle beautifully. The cropped, boxy, collarless jacket with four patch pocke...
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1990s French Chanel

Chanel Blue Quilted Denim Square Mini Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Blue Quilted Denim Square Mini Classic Flap Bag SKU: 121230 Condition: Pre-owned Handbag Condition: Excellent Brand: Chanel Model: Denim Flap Origin Country: F...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel O Case Clutch Quilted Patent Large
By Chanel
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Fair. Heavy discoloration, minor wear and scuffs on exterior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Height 9", Width 14", Depth 1.5" Designer: C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Pale Pink Canvas Mini Deauville Tote
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Pale Pink Canvas Mini Deauville Tote SKU: 121375 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Excellent Condition Comments: Excellent Condition. Minor discolo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Vintage Black Lambskin Quilted Medallion Fanny Pack Waist Belt Bag Rare
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Chanel black lambskin quilted medallion fanny pack 1991 {VINTAGE 31 Years} Gold hardware Lambskin lined Adjustable clasp belt with max 40" 4” H x 9” W x 3” D Made in France
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1990s French Chanel

Chanel 2.55 Black Patent Leather 90’
By Chanel
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Chanel signed bag, model 2.55, year of production 1994-1996, made of black patent leather with gold hardware. It has two front flaps, one with a twist lock and one inside with a but...
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1990s Chanel

Amazing Chanel Classic single shoulder Flap bag in ecru quilted lambskin, GHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, IDF
Beautiful Chanel Classic Flap bag in ecru quilted lambskin leather, gold-tone metal hardware, a gold-tone metal chain handle interlaced with ecru leather allowing a shoulder and shou...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Chanel

Chanel Pink Terry Knit La Pausa T-Shirt L
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This T-shirt from Chanel is all about sporting a classy and comfy style. It is tailored from pink terry knit fabric, which is augmented with logo detailing on the front. It displays ...
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2010s French Chanel

Chanel Silver Metallic Quilted Caviar Mini Vanity Bag With Chain
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Silver Metallic Quilted Caviar Mini Vanity Bag With Chain SKU: 120755 MSRP: 1700.00 Condition: Pre-owned Handbag Condition: Excellent Condition Comments: Excel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

2019 Chanel Black Quilted Crumpled Metallic Calfskin SO Black Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Chevron Quilted Crumpled Metallic Calfskin Leather SO Black Mini Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3657 Serial Number: 25853358 Age (Circa): 2019 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chanel

Chanel Vintage Tie Dye Messenger Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Tie Dye Crossbody Waist Bag black/white adjustable shoulder strap logo patch to the front zip-fastening pocket Made in Italy
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Early 2000s Italian Chanel

Chanel Thong Ankle Strap 36.5 Bronze CC Logo Runway Sandals CC-0712N-0013
By Chanel
Located in Downey, CA
Chanel Thong Ankle Strap 36.5 Bronze CC Logo Runway Sandals CC-0712N-0013 Chanel Signature sandals with Signature elegant large bronze CC Logo on front of sandals. They feature adju...
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2010s Italian Chanel

Chanel Black & White Floral Canvas and Calfskin Large 31 Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Black & White Floral Canvas and Calfskin Large 31 Bag SKU: 118293 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Mint Condition Comments: Mint Condition. Plasti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chanel

Chanel Black CC Logo Suspenders Braces 106c6
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Made In: France Measurements: Length: 43.5" Width: 1.75" Height: 43.5" Shortest to Longest Strap Length: 28"-43.5" OVERALL VERY GOOD VINTAGE CONDITION ( 7.5/10 or B+ ) Accessori...
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20th Century Chanel

Vintage 80's CHANEL Waist Size XS Black Quilted Leather Belt-Bag
By Chanel
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage 80's CHANEL belt-bag comes in a black quilted leather featuring a removable chain belt strap, gold tone hardware, inner pocket, and signature CC closure. Comes with box. Made...
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19th Century Italian Chanel

Chanel Metallic Rose Gold Ombré Classic Rectangular Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Metallic Rose Gold Ombré Classic Rectangular Mini Flap Bag SKU: 116649 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Never Worn Brand: Chanel Model: Chanel Min...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chanel

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Jumbo Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Jumbo Classic Double Flap Bag SKU: 121585 MSRP: 9500.00 Condition: Pre-owned Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black Quilted Aged Calfskin Reissue Shopping Tote
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Black Quilted Aged Calfskin Reissue Shopping Tote SKU: 122167 MSRP: 4000.00 Condition: Pre-owned Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Con...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Gold Quilted Calfskin Small Gabrielle Hobo
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Gold Quilted Calfskin Small Gabrielle Hobo SKU: 116159 MSRP: 5000.00 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Cond...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel BLACK INTERLACED LAMBSKIN & GOLD VINTAGE COIN CHAIN BELT
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL BLACK INTERLACED LAMBSKIN & GOLD VINTAGE COIN CHAIN BELT CONDITION NOTES The hardware is in very good condition with light signs of use. The Hardware shows slight signs of ta...
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1980s Chanel

Chanel Black Tweed Tropiconic Chain Flat Slides Size 39
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel brings you these super comfy and relaxed pair of Tropiconic slides to elevate your style and give your feet comfort. This pair is made from black tweed, with chain detailing e...
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2010s Italian Chanel

Chanel Navy Quilted Patent Leather Accordion Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Navy Quilted Patent Leather Accordion Flap Bag SKU: 119364 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Scuffing and discolorati...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

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1stDibs offers an extraordinary range of authentic Chanel fashion. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of purple, red, pink and other tones. Customers who are interested in this designer might also find the work of Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Gucci appealing. Find Chanel haute couture, vintage and designer fashion from top boutiques around the world on 1stDibs. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at US$315 and tops out at US$13,216, while the average work can sell for US$2,320.
Questions About Chanel
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    Yes, Bergdorf Goodman carries Chanel handbags, shoes and accessories. These items can only be purchased in Bergdorf Goodman’s two physical locations in New York City. You'll find a large selection of vintage and modern Chanel pieces on 1stDibs.
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    Chanel was founded in 1910 by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, a French fashion designer who opened a hat boutique in Paris that year. Chanel went on to transform women’s fashion with revolutionary and elegant designs that tore down gender boundaries and freed women from the confining fashions of the day. Find vintage and contemporary Chanel bags, clothing and accessories from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJanuary 4, 2022
    Chanel bags are made in France and Italy. The contemporary version of Chanel’s 11.12 bag, for instance, starts its life in a small factory in Verneuil-en-Halatte, located 90 minutes north of Paris, where the pieces of lambskin are cut by artisans with six years of training. The pieces are sent to Paris, where embroiderers spend a week embellishing the components, incorporating slight variations that make each bag a one-of-a-kind piece. Then, the leather pieces are shipped back to Verneuil, where craftspeople assemble them by hand into the iconic rectangular shape, complete with intricate piping and beading. Shop a collection of vintage and contemporary Chanel bags from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    There are a few ways to get your hands on Chanel minis. Get in contact with a sales associate at the Chanel store to inquire which style/ color they have in stock or on 1stDibs; find a collection of vintage and new Chanel minis.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    How to clean white Chanel bags as they are susceptible to light and can turn yellow if exposed for too long by polishing the leather gently with a natural-coloured soft woollen cloth or pat with a fine woollen cloth when wet. Shop a range of authentic Chanel bags on 1stDibs.
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    To clean a Chanel lambskin bag, Chanel recommends using a soft cloth and avoiding any care products that may alter the finish of your handbag. To reduce the appearance of marks on the surface of lambskin leather, gently rub it in a circular motion. Shop iconic vintage and contemporary Chanel fashions and accessories from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To read a Chanel clothing label, look beneath the Chanel logo tag. There you will see another label with the style number, size and year it was created. If the style number starts with an A, it was from an Autumn collection. P stands for Printemps, which is spring, and C means that item is part of the cruise line. Shop a collection of expertly vetted vintage and new Chanel garments from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
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    Fake Chanel bags aren’t easy to spot — especially if you’re shopping online. Forgeries are getting increasingly difficult to identify, but there are a few clues that might indicate a Chanel bag is a counterfeit. Bags made in the mid-1980s and later have a serial number at the bottom of the bag, and this number should match the one on the Chanel authenticity card. The Cs in the clasp should have flat, not rounded, edges, and the right-hand C will always overlap the one on the left at the top, with the overlapping reversed at the bottom. The screw on the clasp will have a flat or star head — never a Phillips head. The zipper should have the Lampo logo on the back of the slider, and the bag should come in a duster bag with the Chanel logo printed in white in the center. The diamond-pattern quilting on the bag should be flawless and perfectly aligned, even where there’s a pocket. The lining should lie tight and flat against the interior — never creased or lumpy. The inside of the bag should have the Chanel logo followed by “Made in Italy” or “Made in France.” To ensure you’re purchasing an authentic Chanel bag, buy from a reputable seller that carefully vets their offerings. Shop a collection of properly vetted vintage and new Chanel bags from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
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    How you style your Chanel jacket is a matter of preference. Some people like to wear casual clothing, so the Chanel jacket stands out. Others prefer an entire Chanel ensemble with a jacket for an all-over look. Accessorizing your Chanel jacket with a scarf is also a very popular option. Find Chanel jackets on 1stDibs along with a variety of Chanel clothing to create eye-catching ensembles.
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    Tuck the chain inside your Chanel bag through its holes and store it in a dust-free environment and avoid touching or bumping into any other items while they're hanging out of sight. Shop a range of vintage and modern Chanel bags on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    The cost of a Chanel purse depends on its material, rarity, style and condition. On 1stDibs.com, you can purchase a Chanel purse starting from $280.
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    No, Chanel does not make bedding for your home, but they have great vintage home decor such as cushions, blankets and portraits. Find a collection of antique and vintage pieces on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    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.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    No, Chanel doesn’t make men’s sunglasses as they do not have a menswear line. That said, there are men who do wear Chanel sunglasses and other items from the women’s line to create their own noteworthy style. On 1stDibs, find a collection of authentic Chanel sunglasses and other accessories from some of the world’s top boutiques.
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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.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJanuary 4, 2022
    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.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    You can find a variety of second-hand Chanel bags online at boutiques and auction houses. You may also be able to find Chanel bags in consignment and vintage boutiques. It helps to know how to authenticate a Chanel bag to ensure you’re getting a legitimate Chanel handbag. Find a collection of expertly vetted Chanel handbags from some of the world’s top reputable boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Chanel is owned by Alain Wertheimer and Gérard Wertheimer. They are the grandsons of Pierre Wertheimer, the business partner of Coco Chanel, who founded the luxury fashion house in 1909. Shop a wide range of Chanel apparel and accessories on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJanuary 4, 2022
    The current designer of Chanel is Virginie Viard, who started as an intern at Chanel in 1987 and became creative director Karl Lagerfeld’s self-proclaimed “right arm and my left arm.” Aside from a five-year stint at Chloé, Viard worked as Lagerfeld’s Chanel studio director until his death in 2019, after which she was named his successor as creative director. Viard’s French bohemian style revisits the past, but always with a fresh eye. On 1stDibs, find vintage and contemporary Chanel haute couture from top sellers around the world.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Chanel manufactures their eyewear in Italy, Spain and Paris, similar to most high-end designers. The Haute-Couture and High Jewelry pieces are exclusively made in Paris. Shop Chanel's vintage and modern collection from some of the world's top sellers on 1stDibs.

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