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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 Chain Link Necklace With Rhinestone CC's and Perfume # 5 Pendant
By Chanel
Located in North Miami, FL
This Chanel 1980's chain link necklace is long and is pendant formed at the end with a circular CC/'s of clear rhinestones and a dangled that says perfume # 5. One can go on top of a...
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1980s Modern Vintage Chanel

NIB Chanel Success Story Set of 4 Mini Bags and Trunk
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
NIB Chanel Success Story Set of 4 Mini Bags and Trunk SKU: 108720 Created for the 2019/2020 Métiers d’Art Collection, the Success Story is a collectible set of Chanel's most iconic...
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2010s Chanel

Major Chanel Black Resin Cuff with Rhinestones from the 2009 Cruise Collection
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This important Chanel black resin and rhinestone cuff was released as part of the 2009 cruise collection. It is in excellent vintage condition and is simply stunning. What a wonderf...
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Early 2000s Chanel

2001 Red Wool Blend Chanel Blazer Jacket W Notch Collar and CC Button Closure
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Portland, OR
This pre-fall 2001 Chanel blazer jacket is beautifully structured and has a very flattering fit. The darts and seams along the waistline give this jacket it's incredible shape. This ...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Black Asymmetric Skirt with Pleated Ruffles Silk Taffeta Evening 02A Sz S
By Chanel
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
This incredible silk taffeta skirt is constructed with panels of pleated ruffle fabric, fitted at the waist and hips, and features an asymmetric hem. One flat pocket can be found at...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

WOMENS DESIGNER Chanel Medium Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Gorgeous Chanel Medium Boy bag in black lambskin leather with ruthenium hardware – just a classic. This bag has been used and is in very good condition and the price has been reflect...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Lifesaver Round Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
This Chanel Lifesaver Round Crossbody Bag Lambskin, crafted from black and blue leather, features woven-in canvas chain link strap with shoulder strap and gold-tone hardware. Its zip...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Small Boy Bag Limited Edition 2019
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Gorgeous Chanel 2019 Limited Edition Egyptian Small Boy bag for sale. Made from Black and Gold leather in a chevron pattern – just exquisite. This bag is in as new condition. BRAND ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Woman Boots Black Leather IT 37.5
By Chanel
Located in Milan, IT
From 2011 Collection Shoe, leather, solid color, side logo, silver-tone hardware, round toe, branded insole, block heel, low and flat heel, decorative buckle Includes: - Box - Dust ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium O Pouch
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium O Pouch in Like New unused condition. Black diamond quilted calfskin leather exterior with tiny silver CC logo emblem along front and back side sl...
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2010s Chanel

CHANEL PANAMA STRAWHAT size 57 signed 1994
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Stuttgart, DE
A very nice and light Panama straw hat from Chanel, garnished with an 8 cm wide black silk ribbon. The fine Panama straw hat was braided by hand and is very light, it has hardly any...
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1980s Chanel

Iconic Vintage Chanel Gold Magnifying Glass "Gripoix" Pendant Necklace
By Chanel
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Iconic vintage Coco Chanel gilt metal magnifying glass pendant necklace with red "pate de verre" poured glass "gripoix" cabochons. The pendant measures 2.50" inches by 2.00" inches.
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Late 20th Century Artisan Chanel

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Gold

Vintage Chanel Gold Nugget Logo Necklace
By Chanel
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Exceptional vintage Chanel statement necklace comprised out of a thick gilt "metal dore" rope chain adorned by large oval nuggets inscribed CHANEL throughout, circa 1980s. The neckla...
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Late 20th Century Artisan Chanel

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Gold

Chanel Woman Shoulder bag Gold Leather
By Chanel
Located in Milan, IT
From 2005-2006 collection Bag, leather, solid color, front logo, quilted, adjustable shoulder strap, with flap, silver-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, branded lining, day bag...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

WOMENS DESIGNER Chanel Boy Wallet On Chain
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Beautiful Chanel Boy Wallet On Chain made from black lambskin leather available for sale. This beautiful piece is preloved in very good condition. Please do see photos as there are s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Fancy Chanel Whistle Pendant With CC Medallion Necklace Chain Spring/Summer 2015
By Chanel
Located in Tustin, CA
Rare and fabulous, fancy Chanel whistle pendant necklace from the Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Crafted of silver tone metal, the whistle is exquisitely encrusted with baguette and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Chanel

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Crystal, Base Metal

Chanel Medalion Pendant Necklace, Season 23, 1986
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
A very beautiful Chanel pendant necklace rich gold patina from 1986. The curb link chain is 34 inches long and .32 of an inch wide. It is a watch chain style with large jump ring on ...
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1980s Vintage Chanel

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Gold Plate

Chanel Woman Handbag Black Leather
By Chanel
Located in Milan, IT
From 2006-2008 Collection Bag, leather, solid color, branded zipper, patent, zipper fastening, silver-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, internal pocket, evening Includes: - Du...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

CHANEL HAT beige cotton size 59
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Stuttgart, DE
Chanel hat made of beige cotton garnished with a black 4 cm wide black sattin ribbon with a bow. The entire hat is sepped all around like a straw hat with a 1/2 cm wide seam. Measure...
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Early 2000s Chanel

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

Chanel Pastel Abstract Logo CC Print Silk Chiffon Dress With Pleated Skirt
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Portland, OR
We think this is the perfect Spring Summer dress! This Chanel 2001 Cruise collection dress is in a beautiful silk abstract logo print in soft muted shades of lime green, light brown,...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Spring 2000 Green Boucle Jacket With Camellia Flower Silk CC Monogram Top
By Chanel
Located in Portland, OR
This colorful Spring Green Chanel jacket is in a beautiful bouclé and is lined with a floral silk chiffon. We are also including the floral silk top from the same collection that mat...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Pendant Necklace from the Autumn 1995 Collection
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
From the Autumn 1995 collection is this Chanel CC logo medallion pendant necklace. The pendant consists of 4 pierced and openwork paisleys with a central CC logo. It measures 2.25" w...
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1990s Chanel

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Gold Plate

Chanel New With Tags 2018 Raspberry Pink Wool Blend Jacket W Camellia Lining
By Chanel
Located in Portland, OR
This exquisite 2018 raspberry Chanel cropped tweed jacket is unworn with its original Chanel and Nordstrom tags! The color is a beautiful and rich raspberry and the fabric is a wool/...
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2010s Chanel

Vintage Chanel Canvas and Denim Double Breasted Jacket 1980s
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Chanel off white canvas and blue denim trimmed double breasted jacket from the 1980s. V neckline, long sleeves, jacket closes with Chanel gold logo buttons at the front. Fron...
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1980s Chanel

Vintage 1994 Chanel Navy-Blue Silk Halter Bustier & Asymmetric Draped Skirt Set
By Chanel
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Chanel is known to be one of the most luxurious and decadent fashion houses in the world. This gorgeous navy-blue silk chiffon ensemble from their iconic 1994 collection is a perfect...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Rare Vintage Playing Cards Silk Blouse 1995
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Chanel rare vintage playing cards silk blouse 1995. Jewel neckline blouse closes at the shoulder side with Chanel buttons, short sleeves, slim straight cut to hem. In very good pre o...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Brown Leather Tote
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
This Chanel XL Tote bag is crafted from brown lambskin leather. The iconic Chanel CC logo is stitched on the front of the bag and the inside features one large pocket with a zipper, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Purple Lambskin Large Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
Chanel Purple Lambskin Large Backpack Is Back Bag is a true gem! This bag is crafted of soft lambskin leather in purple, while the side flap pockets and base features quintessential...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Blue Brushstroke Print Silk & Cashmere Stole
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Blue Brushstroke Print Silk & Cashmere Stole - Luxurious extremely soft silk and cashmere texture - Gorgeous painting like print - Chanel signature to the side - Beautiful...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black Gold Chain Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
Chanel Le Boy Bag This stunning black and gold leather Le Boy bag is adorned with three gold tone chains and a gold tone Le Boy clasp. Made of soft lambkin with detailed stitching...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Wool 2014 Pre-Fall Paris Dallas Cropped Cardigan
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
In 2014, Chanel presented their Pre-Fall Collection in Dallas, inspired by the western look. Beautifully crafted from navy sequins, this cropped cardigan from the collection will mak...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel 2.55 Reissue Classic Flap Limited Garden Party 225 Double Tweed Bag
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
Limited Edition. From the Spring/Summer 2011 Collection. Chanel Garden Party 2.55 Reissue 225 Flap Bag with gold-tone hardware, Jeweled embellishments at exterior, dual chain-link ...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Sun Visor
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Keep the sun away from your eyes with this chic vintage Chanel Sun Visor. Crafted from 100% cotton, this sun visor features the signature Chanel 31 Rue Cambon print all over. Colour...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

CHANEL Timeless Tweed Rhinestone Flap Bag Handbag
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
CHANEL Timeless Tweed Rhinestone Flap Bag Handbag The original CHANEL Timeless Tweed rhinestone flap bag handbag is an elaborately processed handbag in the typical timeless style of...
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2010s Chanel

CHANEL 01C Size 6 Peach Sorbet Tweed Cotton Blend Jacket Skirt Set
By Chanel
Located in San Francisco, CA
CHANEL jacket and skirt set comes in a peach sorbet tweed cotton blend with a monogram silk print liner featuring gold tone chanel buttons, patch pockets, and a spread collar. Also, ...
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20th Century Chanel

Chanel Multicolor Tweed And Leather CC Cap Toe Smoking Slippers Size 37.5
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
To perfectly complement your attires, Chanel brings you this pair of smoking slippers that speak nothing but high-fashion. They've been crafted from leather & tweed and decorated wit...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Dark Grey Shimmer Leather Large Just Mademoiselle Bowling Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Spacious and captivating, this Just Mademoiselle Bowling bag is from Chanel. It has been crafted from shimmer leather and features the iconic quilted pattern all over the exterior. I...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Blue Leather Floral Embellishment Flat Thong Sandals Size 37.5
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Perfectly blending comfort and style, these sandals from Chanel need to be owned by you! They are crafted from blue leather exhibiting a thong design and styled with the signature Ca...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel White Rubber And Leather CC Lace Up Sneakers Size 40
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Have everyone look at you in admiration with these leather and rubber sneakers from Chanel. They are fabulously designed with the signature CC logo on the sides, rubber-soles, and a ...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Black/Burgundy Leather CC Pearl Embellished Heel Pumps Size 36.5
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
How can one not be smitten by these stunning pumps by Chanel! In a magical blend of luxury and high-fashion, the pumps come crafted from burgundy leather and designed with almond bla...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Black/Grey Patent And Leather Wedge Sandals Side 39.5
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Gorgeous sandals are a wardrobe essential with their contemporary design and chic appeal. From Chanel, these sandals come carrying a tapered vamp strap crafted from patent leather. C...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Black Leather Chain Embellished Sandals Size 40
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
You'll truly be in love with these sandals from Chanel as they are stylish and modern. They flaunt straps decorated with signature interweaved chains, buckle ankle fastenings, and th...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Monochrome Leather Slip On Sneakers Size 42
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Don't miss out on making these classy leather sneakers from Chanel yours this season. These slip-on sneakers carry a lovely monochrome color scheme, bands on the sides and the signat...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Black Suede Pearl Thong Flat Sandals Size 41
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This gorgeous pair of sandals made of quality suede will add a classic touch to your look. They come in a thong design with the signature pearl and CC logo detailing on the straps. A...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Red Quilted Leather Flat Sandals Size 40.5
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Comfort, luxury, and high-fashion come combined in these flat sandals from Chanel! They are crafted using red quilted leather, styled with open toes and curved vamp straps, and equip...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Coco Black Curve (34823 S5018) Sunglasses
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
COLOR: Black ITEM CODE: 34823 S5018 FRAME MATERIAL: Acetate (plastic) MEASUREMENTS~ Arms: 130mm Lens width: 70mm Lens height: 60mm Bridge: 20mm COMES WITH: Sunglass case CONDITION...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Peral Gold Tags Drops Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
CHANEL PERAL GOLD TAGS DROPS EARRINGS Chanel Peral Gold Tags Drops Earrings This stunning and classic Chanel earrings feature large resin pearls and gold metal tags engraved with th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Runway Button Metal Logo Large Dangle Drop Statement Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This stunning and classic Chanel earrings feature large CC with an gold tone metal engraved with "Chanel Paris." Sold out in stores. COLOR/MATERIAL: Gold toned metal MEASURES: H 4....
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Coco Cuba Trolley Travel Luggage Rolling Carry On
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Coco Cuba Trolley Travel Luggage Rolling Carry On Denim Cuba Suitcase Chanel Cruise 2017 Dark wash blue denim Silver-tone hardware Retractable handle dual flat handles at top...
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2010s Chanel

CHANEL CC Sport Line Duffle Travel Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
CHANEL CC Sport Line Duffle Travel Bag Year: 2001 {VINTAGE 20 Years} Black nylon Dual flat canvas shoulder straps Logo embroidery Dual rolled handles at sides Sip pocket at front To...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Rugby Football Ball
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rugby Football Ball 2007 {VINTAGE 14 Years} Very good condition
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Rare Black Vintage 90's CC Paris Sunglasses
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Black Vintage 90's CC Paris Sunglasses Year: 1993 Spring/Summer Collection Lens: Solid Black Frame Color: Black Style: Round Measurements: Height: 2.12 inches (5.4 cm) Fr...
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1990s 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 Limited Edition Vintage Duffel Tote White and Black Leather Weekend Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Oversized Chanel quilted logo letters duffel bag leather travel tote. 1992 {VINTAGE 29 Years} Black lamb "CHANEL" lettering stitched on both sides Quilted supple black lambskin Tw...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Limited Edition Vintage Duffel Tote Black and White Leather Weekend Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Oversized Chanel quilted logo letters duffel bag leather travel tote. 1992 {VINTAGE 29 Years} White lamb "CHANEL" lettering stitched on both sides Quilted supple black lambskin Tw...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Rare Pink Vintage 1990 Weekend Duffel Overnight Duffle Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Pink Vintage 1990 Weekend Duffel Overnight Duffle Tote 1992 {VINTAGE 29 Years} White lamb "CHANEL" lettering stitched on both sides Quilted supple pink lambskin-like vin...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Rare Purple Vintage 1990 Weekend Duffel Overnight Duffle Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Purple Vintage 1990 Weekend Duffel Overnight Duffle Tote 1992 {VINTAGE 29 Years} White lamb "CHANEL" lettering stitched on both sides Quilted supple purple lambskin-like...
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1990s Chanel