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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.

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Designer: Chanel
Chanel Brown Multicolor Patchwork Mink Fur Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Brown Multicolor Patchwork Mink Fur Shoulder Bag Brown Mink Interlocking CC Logo Gold-Tone Hardware Chain-Link Shoulder Strap Leather Lining & Single Interior Pocket Open Top...
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Early 2000s Italian Chanel

Chanel Classic Flap Rare Micro Mini Vintage Gold Sequin & Microfiber Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Classic Flap Rare Micro Mini Vintage Gold Sequin & Microfiber Bag 1990 {VINTAGE 31 Years} Gold hardware Classic interwoven chain CC turn-lock closure Gold sequins throughout ...
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1990s French Chanel

Chanel Quilted Trunk Pearl Limited Edition Rare Home Decor Cosmetic Jewelry Box
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Quilted Trunk Pearl Limited Edition Rare Home Decor Cosmetic Jewelry Box Gold hardware Quilted Lambskin leather CC studded pearl drawer knob Features removable top tray and ...
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2010s Italian Chanel

Chanel Black Plexiglass & Enamel Paris-Shanghai China Doll Minaudiere
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Chanel Black Plexiglass & Enamel Paris-Shanghai China Doll Minaudiere CONDITION NOTES The exterior is in very good condition with light surface scratches throughout. The interior is...
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2010s French Chanel

Chanel Classic Silk Woven Top Handle Mini Kelly Flap Black Rope Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Classic Silk Woven Top Handle Mini Kelly Flap Black Rope Clutch Year 1997 Made in Italy
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1990s Italian Chanel

Chanel Timeless 25 double flap Medium size in black quilted lambskin, GHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, IDF
The coveted Chanel Timeless 25 double flap Medium size in black quilted lambskin, gold-tone metal hardware, gold-tone metal chain interwoven with black leather for a shoulder and sho...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Chanel

Chanel Blue Quilted Denim Medium 19 Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
First unveiled in the Chanel Fall 2019 collection, the Chanel 19 bag is named after the year of its release, just like the Chanel 2.55. In design, the bag has exaggerated quilting an...
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2010s Italian Chanel

Chanel Black Leather Leather Pearl CC Logo Belt sz 85cm / 34"
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Leather Leather Pearl CC Logo Belt sz 85 Made In: Italy Year of Production: 2014 Color: Black Hardware: Very pale goldtone, almost looks silver Materials: Smooth leathe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chanel

Chanel Grey & Black Canvas Large Deauville Tote
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Grey & Black Canvas Large Deauville Tote SKU: 127348 Condition: Pre-owned Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Plastic at some...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Medium Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Medium Classic Double Flap Bag SKU: 126530 MSRP: 8800.00 Condition: Pre-owned Condition Description: A timeless classic that never goes ou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Vintage Chanel Buckle Bag Red Matelasse Leather with Chain Strap F/W 1992 Rare
By Chanel
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Authentic, preowned, vintage Chanel Buckle Bag with chain strap in red matelasse leather, circa the 90s. Incredibly rare bag in an equally hard to find color. If you search old vid...
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1990s French Chanel

Chanel Small Classic Flap Navy Vintage Resort Blue White Tweed Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Small Classic Flap Navy Vintage Resort Blue White Tweed Flap Bag Year: 2008 {VINTAGE 14 Years} Gold hardware Two interior pockets Navy blue lambskin lined interior Gold bijou...
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Early 2000s French Chanel

Chanel Black Caviar Leather Grand Shopping Tote GST XXL
By Chanel
Located in Denver, CO
Condition: This authentic Chanel tote is in excellent pre-loved condition. There are light scratches to hardware two faint interior marks. No accessories included (dust bag, box, et...
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2010s Chanel

Brown rayon knit top Chanel
By Chanel
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Brown rayon knit top. Small mother of pearls branded brooch in the front on the waist and bow. SIZE 42 It/ 38 Fr/ M Us
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Early 2000s Italian Chanel

Chanel Small Sized Beige Tweed Fringe Organic Crochet Crossbody Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel small sized beige tweed crochet flap 2009 Antique gold hardware Large CC logo Magnetic clasp closure Interior beige canvas lining Interior center zippered pocket Flat bottom ...
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Early 2000s Italian Chanel

Chanel White Caviar Leather Quilted Single Flap Jumbo Classic Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel White Caviar Leather Quilted Single Flap Jumbo Classic Bag Made In: France Year of Production: 2005-2006 Color: White Hardware: Silvertone Materials: Caviar leather Lining: W...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Chanel

Chanel Black Caviar Medium Classic Flap with Gold Hardware
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Caviar Leather Medium Classic Flap Bag is in pristine condition. A key piece in any sophisticated wardrobe, the Classic Flap is one of the most sought-af...
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2010s European Chanel

Chanel Black Kid Suede Pumps with Mini Chain CC Logo 15A Size 38.5 New + Box
By Chanel
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Authentic, New In Box Chanel Black Kid Suede Pumps with Mini Chain CC Logo from season 15A. Round toe, chunky heel! Silver CC logo on each shoe back. Brand new in box, with dust cove...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chanel

Chanel Vintage Red Quilted Lambskin Diana Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Vintage Red Quilted Lambskin Diana Flap Bag SKU: 125366 Condition: Pre-owned Handbag Condition: Good Condition Comments: Good Condition. Scuffing to corners an...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Chanel

Chanel Pink Leather Medium Deauville Tote
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Pink Leather Medium Deauville Tote SKU: 125077 Condition: Pre-owned Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Scuffing to corners, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chanel

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Classic Medium Double Flap
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This classic shoulder bag is crafted of diamond quilted lambskin leather in black. The bag features a gold chain-link shoulder strap threaded with leather and Chanel CC turn-lock for...
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2010s 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 Leather CC Chain Link Clutch
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Black Leather CC Chain Link Clutch SKU: 125072 Condition: Pre-owned Handbag Condition: Good Condition Comments: Good Condition. Scuffing throughout exterior le...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Chanel

Chanel Classic Single Flap Bag Chevron Lambskin Jumbo
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
Chanel Classic Single Flap Bag Chevron Lambskin Jumbo. Odor in interior. Creasing, wear and scuffs on exterior, underneath flap and in interior, small indentations on base and rear p...
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21st Century and Contemporary 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 Italian Chanel

Chanel Green Chevron Quilted Caviar Medium Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Green Chevron Quilted Caviar Medium Classic Flap Bag SKU: 125071 MSRP: 8800.00 Condition: Pre-owned Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Chanel

CHANEL Pearl Heel Logo Suede Boots Size 37.5
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
These are iconic and classic pair of booties that need to be in your wardrobe for the fall and winter! You can recycle these every year as the classic color and silhouette will never...
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2010s French Chanel

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Medium Coco Top Handle Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Medium Coco Top Handle Bag SKU: 125334 MSRP: 5500.00 Condition: Pre-owned Handbag Condition: Excellent Condition Comments: Excellent Condi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chanel

CHANEL Classic Maxi 13" Chain Flap Shoulder Bag Lambskin Black
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Classic Maxi 13" Flap Chain Shoulder Bag Black made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Vin...
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1990s French Chanel

Chanel Red Quilted Caviar Medium Coco Handle Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Red Quilted Caviar Medium Coco Handle Flap Bag SKU: 125704 Condition: Pre-owned Handbag Condition: Excellent Condition Comments: Excellent Condition. Plastic a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chanel

CHANEL PHONE HOLDER BEIGE LAMBSKIN LEATHER Cross Body Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
A lovely Chanel Phone Holder for sale or actually use as a nano cross-body bag. Made from beige lambskin leather with Beige/White CC logo detail on the front. Purchased, stored and n...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Chanel

CHANEL 12A Green Fantasy Lesage Tweed Dress Metallic Thread FR 42 US 10
By Chanel
Located in Sanford, FL
CHANEL - 12A Green Fantasy Lesage Tweed Dress Metallic Thread - FR 42 US 10 Description From Karl Lagerfield's Chanel's 2012 Autumn Collection Chanel Lesage Runway Fantasy Tweed D...
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2010s French Chanel

CHANEL Beige Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Beige Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Classic Single Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB4619 Serial Number: 1059714 Age (Circa): 1989 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Authenticity Car...
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1980s French Chanel

Chanel Vintage Black Satin Double Sided Evening Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Satin Double Sided Evening Bag is in beautiful vintage condition. Rare and collectible, this unique piece features shiny black quilted satin and gold int...
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20th Century European Chanel

NEW Chanel Green Coco Handle Caviar Mini Flap Quilted Satchel Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in San Marcos, CA
New Chanel Green Coco Handle Caviar Mini Flap Quilted Leather Satchel Crossbody Shoulder Bag Authenticity Guaranteed DETAILS Brand: Chanel Gender: Women Category: Crossbody bag Con...
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2010s French Chanel

CHANEL Vintage Quilted Leather CC Oval Red / Gold Tassel Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Sanford, FL
CHANEL - Vintage Quilted Leather CC Oval Red / Gold Tassel Clutch Description From the 1989 to 1991 collection. This vintage Chanel clutch is crafted with red quilted leather and g...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chanel

Chanel Teal Jeweled Bag
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Teal Jeweled Bag. Soft leather aqua teal color bag. Jeweled multi-colored crystals on clasp. One is missing. Can be easily replaced. Gold tone hardware. Unique Chanel bag. Gua...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Chanel

Chanel Vintage Camera Lens Black Sunglasses Made In Italy, Spring / Summer 1993
By Chanel
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Rare Chanel sunglasses from the collection Spring Summer 1993. A seldom and unique piece in this new, never displayed or worn condition. This pair of Chanel sunglasses is an ab...
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1990s French 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 Green Bag
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Green Leather Bag. Lucite black handles. Silver hardware. Good condition. Unique style Chanel bag. Collector's piece. Great investment bag. Guaranteed authentic.
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21st Century and Contemporary French 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 Limited Edition 2014 Runway Red Ombre CC Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Atlanta, GA
Debuted on the Chanel runway in Spring 2014 line as an offspring to Chanel's iconic 'Lego' clutch bag, this flap features a stunning ombre toned cherry red Plexiglas plate with an ov...
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2010s French Chanel

Chanel Lambskin Quilted Now and Forever Flap Red
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
The classic features and exceptional quality of this Chanel shoulder bag lend a look of timeless elegance for day or evening. The bag is a large, structured shoulder bag that is craf...
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2010s Italian Chanel

Chanel Gabrielle Hobo Quilted Metallic Aged Calfskin Large
By Chanel
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Great. Loss of shape on exterior. Minor scuffs and indentations on base trim, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Measurements: Handle Drop 17", Height 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary 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 Resort 2016 Pink White Tweed Tank Top
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
What's better than a luxe summertime tweed? Chanel took their popular and iconic tweed and made it into a spring/summer silhouette. This is look 32 from Chanel's Resort Line for 2016...
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2010s Italian Chanel

CHANEL Lambskin Leather Slide Thong Sandals Fabric Black Navy Gold CC 38C
By Chanel
Located in Hollywood, FL
GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC 2021 BLACK LEATHER NAVY FABRIC THONG SANDALS Design: - Leather and fabric uppers. - CC logo in gold at top. - Thong style lip on. - Fabric insole, leather outs...
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2010s Chanel

NEW Chanel Fringed Fantasy Tweed & Quilted Leather Cambon Skirt 40
By Chanel
Located in Switzerland, CH
An stunning CHANEL tweed skirt A true CHANEL signature item that will last you for many years A fantastic piece created from finest leather and tweed fabric Frayed details Dry Clean ...
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Early 2000s French Chanel

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Chevron Lambskin and Tweed Small
By Chanel
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate wear on base and flap corners, creasing on base, minor scuffs on shoulder pad and underneath flap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories M...
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21st Century and Contemporary 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: 118540 MSRP: 9500.00 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very G...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

1980S CHANEL Ivory White Silk Crepe Blouse
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
1980S CHANEL Ivory White Silk Crepe Blouse
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1980s Chanel

Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Tweed Hat
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This hat is a pick straight from history as it is from the last collection Karl Lagerfeld gave us for Chanel in 2019. Karl Lagerfeld was Chanel's longtime creative director and a fas...
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2010s French Chanel

Chanel Navy CC Logo Pink Trim Silk Scarf
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Crafted from silk, this pre-owned navy Chanel silk scarf displays the brand's signature CC logo and has been finished with a fuchsia trim detailing. Tie it around your neck or the ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel 95p 24k Gold Plated Jumbo CC Logo Clover Chain Necklace 35cc721s
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 95 P Made In: France Measurements: Length: 17.5" Width: 2" Height: 10.5" OVERALL VERY GOOD VINTAGE CONDITION ( 8/10 or AB ) Signs of Wear: Hardware: Min...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

NEW Chanel Black Quilted Leather Waist Bag Belt Bag
By Chanel
Located in San Marcos, CA
New Chanel Black Quilted Leather Waist Bag Belt Bag Authenticity Guaranteed DETAILS Brand: Chanel Gender: Women Category: Waist bag Condition: Brand new Color: Black Material: Leat...
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2010s French Chanel

Chanel Pink Patent Leather Round As Earth Crossbody
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Pink Patent Leather Round As Earth Crossbody SKU: 118741 MSRP: 4000.00 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Never Worn Brand: Chanel Origin Country: I...
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21st Century and Contemporary 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

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    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.
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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.
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    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.
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    An authentic Chanel VIP gift bag or gift item may be given to a few loyal VIP customers who regularly visit the store and spend a significant amount of money on their products. It is not something that the general population can purchase. These gift items are all made with the same attention to detail and fine craftsmanship that you expect from anything with the Chanel brand. Shop a collection of expertly vetted vintage and new Chanel bags from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
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    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.
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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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